Calico Public School (Gr JK - 05)
From 3 to 3
The FROM 3 TO 3 program applies current research to take a comprehensive approach to children's language, social understanding and literacy competence. Four stages, from age 3 to the end of grade 3, are designed to ensure that children have: the language ability necessary to communicate and to learn; the theory of mind or social understanding to think about what other people think, assess inferences, and interpret the perspectives of others in order to reason and judge the meaning of communication, reading and writing.
Calico has purchased 5 SmartBoards and 2 Promethean Boards. SmartBoards and Promethean Boards are interactive tools that provide touch control of computer technology. Students have multiple means of representations, engagement, and expression. These tools support auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic learning. We integrate the use of the computer lab in our program as well as the use of camera, video recorders, Ipads and Mobile Laptops.
Calico P.S. is proud to have a wide variety of Special Education classes to meet the needs of many TDSB students. We have a sensory room and specialized technology to meet the needs of our special education student population.
Special Before and After School Programs
Our school offers the International Languages Elementary Program.
This program is designed to give students the opportunity to learn additional languages, other than English and French, and to learn about and appreciate other traditions, customs and cultures.
Calico hosts an After School Recreation Program operated by the City of Toronto Parks and Recreation Department.
With the assistance of the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, we are able to offer students a morning meal program. This program is coordinated by our Snack coordinator and volunteers. Parents who wish to participate in our snack program are ensured for a nominal fee their child will receive a nutritious balanced snack every day.
Strong Literacy Programs
Strong literacy skills are the key to student success in life. At Calico, we are dedicated to providing high quality instruction in literacy. Teachers regularly collaborate to develop effective strategies and consistency across the grades.