Crescent Town Elementary School (Gr JK - 04)
4 Massey Sq, East York, ON
Dare to Care Dare to Share Here to Learn
The Heart of the Community
Crescent Town School is part of the TDSB Model Schools for Inner Cities Initiative. Students, staff and parents are involved in a variety of opportunities which enrich their lives. Parents work closely with staff, take part in workshops, trips and many great adventures. Staff take part in workshops to increase their skills and knowledge while working with this great inner-city community. Students are the recipients of this team work while learning about the world around them. Having healthy, happy and supported students who will become great adults and citizens is the goal.Read more about The Heart of the Community
Crescent Town School's Mission Statement
The families, staff, students and members of the Crescent Town Community work together to create a caring community of active learners who are responsible for:
-Taking pride in our uniqueness and diversity.
-Caring about each other and living together peacefully.
-Learning through a balance of the arts, academics and physical and health education.
-Promoting literacy through rich activities at school, home and in the community.
The staff, students and parents will:
-develop literacy and numeracy skills through a home and school partnership
-work together to maintain a positive and inviting school culture
-integrate physical education, music and the arts; drama, dance, visual arts
-develop skills in the use of computers and new technology
Library as the Hub of the School
The library is the "Learning Hub" of the school. Published authors and speakers often visit. Classroom partnering units with the teacher librarian occur and families participate in "Snuggle Up and Read" evenings with guest readers. Book exchange occurs before, after school and during school hours. Visit: http://ctlibrary.pbwork.com/ and http://crescenttown.pbwork.com Read more about Library as the Hub of the School
REA@CT Share Your Story
This year, the school has focused on enriching students literacy learning through REA@CT; Reading Empowers All at Crescent Town. Students, staff and parents have taken part in a day long conference focusing on sharing stories; written, oral and through the arts. Other events this year are highlighting and supporting parents in working and learning with their children.
With over 90% of the students speaking another language and with 54 languages represented, Crescent Town School works to support the home and school partnership. Students are supported in their learning through differentiated and experiential learning. Parents volunteer and regularly participate in workshops and are supported through the school's Settlement Worker.