Rocks and Rings at Tumpane!

On Friday October 25th some lucky classes at Tumpane were able to play the game of Curling in the gym through the Rocks and Rings Program.  A qualified instructor led the students through 40 minute sessions which taught the students the basic rules of the game and also allowed them to try out the curling equipment (using specialized rolling rocks for the gym floor!)

I hope everyone had fun and learned something about a new sport!  Keep your eyes open for curling during the Winter Olympics coming up in 2014, Canada usually does very well!   Mr. Harvey

Congratulations to Tumpane’s Boy’s Softball Team

Congratulations to the Boy’s Softball Team who competed in a tournament at Rosethorn Public School in Mid-October.  The team had a strong record of 2 wins and 2 losses which had them finish in third place.  I was very proud of how the boy’s performed on and off the field.  Most of Tumpane’s players had never played the game before but they learned the game quickly and had fun doing so!

Way to go boy’s softball team!  Mr. Harvey

Parent Council Meeting on Monday, October 21st at 6PM

clipart_board_meetingOn behalf of the Parent Council Committee we will be providing both childcare and dinner. Have your say at Tumpane’s Parent Council meeting and make a difference in your child’s education! Right now you are the voice of your child. We want to hear what they have to say.

Following the Parent Council meeting, join us for a financial wellness workshop. Do you know how to maximize the government grants for your child’s education? Are you interested in learning how to come out of debt sooner than you think? Do you know you can be one of those families that can retire financially secure? Are you interested in learning how to make your money work for you? Find the answers to these questions and more at the meeting.

The meetings will start at 6 PM. Hope to see you there!

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Tumpane Girls’ Softball Team Places Second in Tournament

2013-10-10 13.03.35 (1)The first ever Tumpane Girl’s softball team took part in a tournament on October 10th at Briarcrest Public School in Etobicoke.  Despite playing against schools who have competed in softball tournaments before, the Tumpane team managed to finish tied for second place.  They could have moved on to the conference championships but lost out on a complicated tie-breaking rule.  Despite not moving on to the next round the girls had a great time, got to try a new sport, showed a great attitude and most important had fun!
A special thank you to Juliet and Gabby’s mom who came with us on the trip and actually helped coach during the tournament!  I really enjoyed coaching the girl’s softball team this year and hope to keep softball teams at Tumpane for many years to come.
Mr. Harvey

Tumpane’s Co-Ed Soccer Team Wins Championship!

2013-10-09 14.12.45The Tumpane Co-Ed Soccer Team successfully defended Tumpane’s championship title which we first won last year.  The team played very well in all their games going undefeated.   They had convincing victories against Shoreham, Blacksmith, Derrydown and Calico Public Schools.  The team not only showed great soccer skills but also sportsmanship during the tournament.  Their victory plaque will continue to hang in the front foyer for at least another year!  A special thanks again to Ms. Bedward for helping out with the team this year.  It was a pleasure coaching all of you.
Well Done Tumpane Soccer Team!

Tumpane Cross Country Running Team

DSCF3930Congratulations to the students who took part in this year’s Cross Country Running Races at Etobicoke Centennial Park on Monday October 7th, 2013.  All the students represented Tumpane very well even though they had to run in very poor weather conditions.  Mr. Harvey and Mlle. Haye were very proud of all members of the team.  A special thanks to Ms. Bedward and the parents who came out to support the team!  Go Tumpane!

Looking Back in Time


Our special visitor last week, Ms. Howe, brought a scrap book of collected articles by Mr. Frank Tumpane, the man whom Tumpane Street is named after. Mr. Tumpane was a distinguished writer and columnist for The Telegram (Toronto), writing a column in the 1960s called, “Sincerely Yours.”  It’s such a pleasant discovery of Tumpane’s past, and it gives us new eyes to see our place in the history of this school.






SAC Meeting

Parents and families! We invite you to attend the second meeting of SAC on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the library. Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

The active involvement of parents throughout the school year is essential to building and maintaining a healthy, safe and enjoyable school experience for our children. Please join us on October 21 and get involved!

At the upcoming meeting we will be discussing various fundraising initiatives we wish to undertake this year, including the Halloween Move-A-Thon, an exciting fundraiser for students where they can dress up in costume (if they wish) and come to the gym with their class for a dancing good time. Information and fundraising forms will go home with the students ahead of the event. The Move-A-Thon will take place on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

We are looking for volunteers to help out the day of the Move-A-Thon. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email

A Special Visit to Tumpane

2013-10-04 12.13.04Tumpane had a very special visitor today: the daughter of Frank Tumpane, the man whom Tumpane Street is named after. Back before the school was built, the street was named after Mr. Tumpane; when the area needed a school, they built it on Tumpane Street. Originally, the school was named Tumpane Street Public School.

Ms. Howe toured the classrooms of our school, much to the curiosity and excitement of our students and staff. It was a great human connection to the school where we learn, play, grow and work.