Tumpane’s Girls’ Soccer Team in Conference FInals

The Tumpane Girls’ Soccer Team placed 2nd in the Conference Finals tournament.The team went undefeated in their first tournament, not even allowing a single goal to their opponents.  They defeated Calico, Mckee and Yorkview.  They then advanced to the North Region Finals against Brian Public School where they lost 3-2.  The game was tied until the last minute when Brian P.S. was awarded a weak penaltly shot for a handball.  The girl’s played really well in both tournaments! Congratulations to all the team members and coaches, Mr. Harvey and Mr. Jamieson.

Tumpane Students at TDSB Storytelling Event









Nine students in Grades 3, 4 and 5 represented Tumpane at a local TDSB Storytelling Event held at H.J. Alexander Public School. The students had an excellent opportunity to speak publicly, share their personal and true stories, and listen to other students from three different TDSB schools. Our students represented the school very well by listening to other students respectfully and being good audience members. It was a proud moment for our students to receive feedback and praises from renowned storyteller, Itah Sadu. The experience was an important stepping stone for our students’ written and oral language development. Mr. Wong would like to congratulate Tattyannah, Alexis, Magdalena, Priyanka, Alyson, Christen, Samantha, Adila and  Sara for their courage, dedication, and success.

Tumpane Hosts an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Despite the threat of a thunderstorm, Tumpane Public School hosted an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament between three other schools today. Bridlewood Public School, Norman Ingram, Shaughnessy Public School, and of course our school, all enjoyed three fairly played games. The day ended with beautiful, sunny weather, and Tumpane had an excellent result, winning two of their three games. It was very impressive to witness the students playing fairly and demonstrating excellent sportsmanship. Congratulations to the team, and a big thank you to the coaches: Ms. Henderson and Ms. Given.

Click on the pictures below to view the videos on Schooltube.com.


Spelling Bee: Go Enfei, Go Tumpane!

Please come out and join Tumpane as we cheer Enfei Zhang (Mrs. Jean-Gady’s – Grade 3 student) on in the next round of the Spelling Bee competition.
When: Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 10AM.
Where: The Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto.
How: Register online and print off your free ticket. Click on the link: http://www.blogto.com/events/55926
Please note that although entry to the event is free, you do need to register prior to the event and print off ticket(s).
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.
Ms. Agbaje-Ojo and Mlle Jean-Gady

Name that Hallway!

At the last parent council meeting,  parents submitted the following choices to name our hallways. The choices had to be people who made a significant contribution to Canada. Only 7 names will be chosen, and voting ends on May 18th.
The ballot sheet has the following names:
Oscar Peterson
Herb Carnegie
Margret Atwood
Terry Fox
William Baffin
Roberta Bondar
David Suzuki
Harriet Tubman * not Canadian born but resided here after fleeing from slavery
Viola Desmond
Micheaelle Jean (former governor general)
David Foster
Harry Jerome
Jack Layton

The French Winter Carnival: A Success!





Parents, students and teachers had a wonderful time on Friday at Tumpane’s winter carnival. From races to crafts, from food to fun, it was a great day for everyone involved. We thank Ms. Henderson for her leadership in organizing the event, and to all teachers, staff, and parents who helped make the day a fun and safe event. For more pictures, please click on the tab, French Carnaval.

Now if you’re wondering who Bonhomme was…..

Character Education and African Heritage Month Celebrations

Today Tumpane held two Character Education assemblies to acknowledge students who demonstrated qualities of this month’s character trait: Fairness. Many students accepted awards from Ms. Dey in front of the school community.







Ms. James and her students provided a presentation that celebrated the achievements of African Americans and African Canadians. The students performed and sang, “Wade in the Water.” Afterwards, the students were treated to a lovely snack: a perfect ending to their efforts as a group, as friends, and as a school community.

French Carnival (Carnaval) Kick-Off

Tumpane had a lively kick-off to the school’s upcoming French Carnival (Carnaval). With a special performance hosted by Gotta Love That French, students and teachers sang and danced their way to celebrate a very important part of Francophone culture. We’re all looking forward to the week-long celebration starting on Monday. For additional Carnval information, visit the official site: www.carnaval.qc.ca.

Around the school, many students were preparing decorations for the upcoming festivities. The colours in their artwork were vibrant and jolly, adding to the excitement of the big event.