Hi students, please feel free to add your festivals and any special dates to our calendar.
Add your comments and photos too.

- Kinetic 2/16

July 31, 2018 > wiki closes, must transfer to other platform/host

April 22, 2018 - Earth Day

March 30 - April 2, Easter Break - No Class
March 20, 2018 - Spring begins
March 12-16, 2018 > March/Spring Break - NO Class

March 5, 2018 > Assessment

March 4, 2018 > Holi, Festival of Colour

February 19, 2018 > Family Day - Statutory Holiday - NO Class
February 16, 2018 > Chinese New Year of the Dog
February 14, 2018 > Valentine's Day, Field Trip to Four Corners LIBRARY

BLACK History Month
February 7, 2018 - Rose Theatre field trip "The Spirit of Harriet Tubman" > Cancelled due to weather/buses cancelled.

February 2, 2018 > NO Class (Teachers have a PD Day)

January 23, 2018 - Anita > Employment

Volunteer Schedule 2018
The Family Literacy team will be meeting at 4 Sir Lou Drive, Brampton to prepare the supply bins for the upcoming Fall session on the following dates:

ct Person
January 15th
9am to 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
January 16th
9am to 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
January 17th
9am to 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
January 19th
9am to 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553

January 13, 2018 > Lohri > Indian Festival of Makarsankrati
January 1, 2018 > New Years Day Holiday

November 15, 2017 > Conversation "Public Health Nurse" Health Eating
November 3, 2017 Guest Speaker > Police Emergency Services

Oct 30, 2017 11:00 AM Rose Theatre Show > Fatty Legs
October 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 AM > Rose Theatre Show > MYPAC Presents "Save our World - It's not too Late" (Themes: Dance, Performing Arts, Climate Change, Disease, Poverty, War, Influence of Technology and Social Media, Bullying, Discrimination, Pollution, Human Rights) Recommended for all ages. $9.00
October 3, 2017 > Guest Speaker > Landlord & Tenant's Rights

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:00 - 1:30 PM > Conversation Circles > Public Health Nurse > Diabetes, Eating Healthy, Heart Smart, Cholesterol, etc.

August 21 to 25, 2017 VOLUNTEER, Peel Region Family Literacy Bin Preparation, Sir Lou Drive
August 22, 2017 > 9:00 AM - 2 PM Field Trip Bus Trip to Terracotta
August 18, 2017 > Field Trip to Newcomer Centre "Biodiversity"
August 10, 2017 > Mental Health Workshop

VOLUNTEER > Sir Lou Drive > Bin Prep
July 19, 21, 2017 12:00 - 4 PM


Students, more volunteer opportunities are coming up with the Family Literacy Program at 4 Sir Lou Drive.
Ø They are looking for about 4 Volunteers each day for each shift, so please let Kinetic know so that there aren't too many volunteers at one time.
Ø Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing .
Ø Volunteers would come to the back of the building and call the volunteer coordinator indicated in the chart for building entry. Make sure you have their telephone number.

The location is:
Fletcher’s View (Peel Living Building), #4 Sir Lou Drive, Brampton, near Steeles & Hurontario.
The intersection is Sir Lou Drive and Hurontario Street. The building is west of Hurontario Street and north on Sir Lou Drive.The building looks like an apartment building.
Look for a sign that says "Fletcher View". Go to the back of the building, there will be a door propped open for you to go in.

From our classroom 8 Nelson Street West to 4 Sir Lou Drive, Brampton:
Take the ZUM Station Stop SB #502 Zum Main Southbound 8:07 AM - 8:16 AM (9 minutes 4 stops)
Sir Lou - Zum Station Stop SB. Walk to 4 Sir Lou Drive, (about 2 minutes)
Total travel time from classroom about 12 minutes !

Contact Person
Monday, June 19th
9am – 4pm
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350
Wednesday, June 21st
9am – 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
Thursday, June 22nd
9am – 4pm
Bev Cousins, 905-867-3553
Friday, June 23rd
9am – 4pm
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350


Friday, May 26th
9am – 11:30am
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350
Monday, May 29th
9am – 3pm
Melissa Pryce, 416-709-3350




April 27, 2017 Lisa Ward, Guest Speaker, "The Contact Period".
April 6, 2017 City Hall Tour

February 24, 2017 Service Canada (Job Bank, Working Websites, Universal Childcare, SIN protection, EI, etc.)
February 15, 2017 Lisa Ward, guest speaker "First Nations"


TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017 (Team Leader: Neat, and Rosy, Sunny, Brave)

Peel Region Volunteering Opportunities / Bin Preparation, Sir Lou Drive > Tuesday, Dec. 6, Friday, Dec 9, Monday, Dec 12, Friday, Dec 16, 2016

November 10, 2016 - Guest Speaker > Building Credit - Financial Literacy - TD Bank

November 11, 2016 - Field Trip > Remembrance Day Ceremony at Brampton City Hall
November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 > 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Volunteer with Region of Peel Family Literacy Program

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 > Guest Speaker - Paula -
  • Job Search Strategies, Job Searching using Social Media, Interviews Part 1 & 2

October 20, 2016 10:00 AM - Guest Speaker - NIC - Know Your Rights
Hours of work, Vacation/leaves, Termination of employment, Health & Safety and Workplace injuries, Workplace violence and Harassment, Workplace discrimination)

FREE Events in Brampton

Theatre Tours:

Go behind the scenes of the beautiful Rose Theatre Brampton.
When?: Every Saturday
Time?: 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Where?: Meet in the Rose Theatre lobby 5 minutes prior to tour start
Tours are approximately 45 minutes in length

Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival (Traditional Chinese: 中秋節, Simplified Chinese: 中秋) is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese. The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, corresponding to late September to early October of the Gregorian calendar with full moon at night. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the 8th month is the second month of autumn. As the four seasons each have three (about-30-day) months on the traditional calendars, day 15 of month 8 is "the middle of autumn".

Today is September 15th, 2016, also is the Mid-Autumn Festival according to the lunar calendar. On the 15th of the lunar calendar, each month, the moon is at its roundest and brightest, symbolizing togetherness and reunion in Chinese culture. We got together to express our familial love by eating dinner together, appreciating the moon, eating mooncakes, etc. The harvest moon is traditionally believed to be the brightest of the year. My family members and friends had dinner together in this evening. An important part of the festival celebration is moon worship. After dinner, we talked about our work, the kids, and our future plans under outdoor moonlight.

A mooncake is a traditional Chinese dessert. It is made from wheat flour and sweet stuffing, such as sugar and lotus seed powder. It’s a symbol of family reunion, and the cake is traditionally cut into pieces that equal the number of people in the family. Eating mooncakes is the most common and representative tradition of the Mid-Autumn Festival. We also enjoyed this food.

Tonight when we looked at the moon, it reminded us of our families and homeland. One words could express my best wishes to them, ’Above the sea sheds the moonlight, the world shares the same night.’

Fall - 2016

September 13, Guest Speaker "Crime Stoppers"
September 2, 2016 Field Trip Library
August ??, 2016 > Upcoming field trip to the Library (you will need a photo ID, AND a proof of address with your name on it (ie. telephone or bank bill).
August 30, 2016 > 10 AM Upcoming field trip to "Try It Tuesdays" "NIA"
August 17, 2016, 10 AM Citizenship Presentation
August 2, 3 2016 > Volunteer, Family Literacy Program ( Lively, Nifty, etc.)

Friday, June 10, 2016 > Shintu > Watershed, Toronto Conservancy - Guest Speaker
Thursday, June 9, 2016 > Carmen > Skills for Change - Guest Speaker
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM Brampton City Bus Tour - Field Trip
Wed. June 1, 2016 > Active Assist - Guest Speaker
May 31 - June 3, 2016 > Volunteers Fletchers (Magic, Exotic,
Thursday, April 14, 2016 > Guest Speaker > Taxes

March 14, 15, 16, 18 > Volunteers go to Fletchers (Proud, Sharp, Ambitious, Adaptable, Amazing?)
March 11, 2016 Sugar Bush Field Trip > All classes
Monday, March 7, 2016 > Fire Safety by Nirupa

February 17, 2016 - CMHA Workshop > Mental Health
February 16, 2016 - Nirupa to talk about income taxes
February 10, 2016 - Field Trip to Four Corners Library
February 2016 > Employment Weeks > get your 1 page resume ready

December 1, 2015 > Guest Speaker > Credit Canada - Money Management & Budgeting > Richard

November 30, 2015 > Guest Speaker > ABC Literacy & TD Bank > "Financial Literacy - Building Credit in Canada".
November 18, 2015 > 10 AM - 2 PM Peel Immigration > Website Launch "Road to Success" FIELD TRIP
November 11, 2015 - Field Trip > Remembrance Day Ceremony > City Hall (Veteran's Week Nov 5-11)

Class FIELD Trip > Pavlo Concert > Rose Theatre > Ticket cost $9.00 - 15 seats to - fill Bring-a-Friend.
Wed. Oct. 14 > Guest Speaker (Carmen) > Trade Win Program
October 8, 2015 - 10:30 PM Guest Speaker - Service Canada

August 18, 2015 11:00 AM GUEST Speaker OMVIC "Buying Your First Car"

July 2015 > ECOchic by Shintu
June 15, 2015 > Field Trip > Tour to Rose Theatre w/ PM Class
June 9, 2015 11:30 AM - 1 PM Guest Speaker "Citizenship Judge"
May 14, 2015 - Field Trip to Four Corners Library (Bring your library card or 2 pieces of ID one with a picture and one with proof of your address eg. Telephone Invoice
Terrific 14/05/15
It was great time together :)

April 22 - Earth Day
Get ready for Earth Day.
  • Enjoy a walk in the park with your family.
  • Have a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.
  • Meet your neighbours and chat.
  • Visit the Garden Centre. Plan to plant a tree for everyone in your family.
  • Get a big green garbage bag and collect the garbage around the streets to make our neighbourhood look beautiful !
  • Donate clothes, small appliances, books that you don't need any more to the Goodwill.
  • Turn your lights, computers, and appliances off to conserve energy.
  • Turn the water off while you brush your teeth to save water.

What else can you do to take care of our planet Earth ?

- Kinetic 04/16/15


Hi students,
Yesterday was The Earth Day in Canada. Our class wanted to do something special for Earth Day, our goal was to take action to save the planet. Then we decided go out the school to pick up some garbage that was on the streets. It was a simple action but I think is good for Brampton City.
Uber April 23, 2015

Hi, everyone.
Yesterday, we did many activities in our class. We were very charged.
Before going to collect rubbish in the street, we learnt some vocabulary about the environment. We also saw that newcomers had to know some rules about the new environment. It is for me quite normal because of our diversity.
So, yesterday, our classmates participated in cleaning our environment. It wasn’t cold outside. Our teacher took pictures. We didn’t have much time for that activity, but we did the best. Hope that, we will have much time to do that activity for the next time.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Ambitious 2

April 15, 2015 TAX Information

Field Trip to > Kortright Conservation SUGAR BUSH

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Field trips are a very important part of our English language learning.
Hey guys,
I took some pictures during our field trip.
Everybody looking good :)
Terrific 04/15/2015

February 26, 2015 - First Nations Presentation > Guest Speaker
December 3, 2014 > TD "Financial Literacy" Guest Speaker

October 27, 2014 - Workshop > Settlement & Stress
October 14, 2014 - Workshop > Occupational Safety

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - Field Trip to PAMA Museum

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 GUEST Speaker > MIAG Presentation, Centre for Diverse Women and families, Volunteer Opportunities

Monday, August 25, 2014 GUEST Speaker > Positive Parenting

Field Trip > Brampton City Hall

Thursday, August 14, 2014

June 17, 2014 Guest Speaker > Fire Safety

June 13, 2014 > Four Corners Library Tour

June 11, 2014 > Career Cruising Workshop w/ Paula

Tuesday, May 20 > Guest Speaker > Judge Rafiq

Happy Victoria Day ! Monday is a statutory holiday. There is no class on Monday.
The long weekend is also a wonderful time to practice your English !
Also, take time to enjoy the fireworks with your family and friends.
Here is a website that you can explore about Victoria Day.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 > MS Microsoft Excel Workshop
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 > Guest Speaker > Service Canada
Wednesday, May 7, 8, 12, 15, 2014 > Employment Workshop > Farah

April 17, 2014 10 AM - noon > Stress Management

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:Am - 11:30 AM > Guest Speaker "Cancer Program"

Friday, March 21, 2014 11:00 AM > Guest Speaker > Passages Canada

Friday, March 7, 2014 9;30 AM - 12:30 PM Field Trip to NIC (Newcomer Information Centre) for "International Women's Day Celebration and information session. WE will enjoy seminars, snacks, and prizes too ! Students should meet the teacher there for 9:30 AM. We will be having our class there. It is very important to get out into the community and practice your English ! This is an important part of the curriculum.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 > 11 AM - 1 PM Royal Bank Of Canada - Guest Speaker - INTRO to Canadian Work Culture

Thursday, February 20, 2014 10 AM - Noon >> Worker's Rights

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 . > 9:30 - 12:00 > EAP Workshop "Computer MS Word"

RED...RED...RED....Merry Christmas...with my friends and teacher.
I'll miss you
I tried to put all the pictures and you can get yours from here.
My friends put your pictures here please.
Please keep in touch


Monday, Decemeber 2 > Guest Speaker: Canadian Learning Bond

Tuesday,November 26, 2013 > Guest Speaker: Credit Canada Presentation

November 11 > Remembrance Day (no holiday, come to class !)

On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at 11:00 AM, people across Canada will stop what they are doing and together make a moment of silence in memory of those that have died in the name of peace and freedom. We have these privileges in Canada at the cost of many brave men and women who protected these human rights that we can not forget or take for granted. There are many people who live now in this world, as many of you know, who do not enjoy these rights as we do.

We think of them and their struggles too.

On Monday, November 11, we will leave the classroom and go out to the streets to visit the cenetaph at Brampton City Hall. We will hear the bagpipes played and see the parade of police officers, Knights of Columbus, and other protectors of the people. We will hear some speeches from our Honourable Mayor Susan Fennel and we will watch people lay wreaths of poppies in memory of our veterans.

- Kamikaze 13/11/05

October 31, 2013 > Halloween (no holiday, come to class !) > Dress up in costume if you like !

Happy Halloween everyone ! (October 31st)

There is a big debate about whether we should celebrate Halloween in schools, or any other celebrations at school for that matter. Some schools have tried to be 'inclusive' or 'equal' to all cultures by taking these events out of school or by whitewashing the historical roots of some typically Christian traditions such as Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day, etc. They have modified these traditions by calling them the "Black and Orange Day" or the "Winter Concert".

My children have learned about other cultural celebrations in school and from their classmates. What do you think ?

As we have read in class, the origins of Halloween come from English, Christian, and even ancient pagan roots.
Today in many English speaking countries, the tradition of Halloween is more commercial and less religious. It's all about the children and the child in all of us to use our imagination, face our fears, explore our dreams and the nether world ... and really it's all about the Trick-or-Treat candy and the fun.

I really enjoy this 'street party' seeing the new children and parents visit my home, and watch the children I know growing up, the big brother taking his new little sister house to house to show her the ropes, the excitement of the children preparing their disguise. I remember the joy of Trick or Treating from my childhood. I remember the generosity of the adults in my community at all times of the year.

I would like to learn a little bit about everybody's culture, festivals, and traditions. So to encourge you to share your traditions as I share some of the traditions that I grew up with.

You are welcome to wear a disguise to class tomorrow Thursday, October 31st ! You bring the trick, I'll bring the treat ;0)

Kamikaze 13/10/30

October 21, 2013 GUEST SPEAKERS: ESINC Police Ctbl Luvjit Bains

September 30, 2013 - 9:30 AM - 12:30 > END of SESSION > APPLE Picking > BIG R Apple Farm
8674 Heritage Road, Brampton, Manny 647-929-5408 .> 416-666-7376
2 Km North of Steels Avenue on West side, Open 8:30 AM,
Apples $20. per $20 lb bag filled up. No minimum purchase.

DIRECTIONS: Take Bus #56 from the City Centre Terminal (just below the classroom) departure 8:49 AM or 9:19 AM. This bus will head West on Queen Street. Get off the bus at Queen & Royal West Drive. Ask the busdriver to let you off there as there is no visible street sign. I will meet you there at 9:30 AM 647-220-0071 - Kamikaze

September 23, 2013 GUEST Speaker:> Second Career Workshop

Friday, August 30, 2013 9:30 AM - 12:30
Field Trip to Brampton Library > Four Corners Branch
65 Queen St. East, Brampton
Directions: Exit the school building on Nelson St. an walk two blocks south on Main St. to Queen St. Then walk two blocks east on Queen Street. Come in and look for your classmates.

  • REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR Proof of Address (something with your name and address on it like a bank statement or hydro bill) so that you can apply for a Brampton Library Card.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - Guest Speaker: Wills & Power of Attorney


June 16, 2013

To all our dear father's and grandfathers, and those who fathered us ... who loved us dearly and provided guidance, protection and lots of adventure !

Tell me about your dad or someone who was like a father to you. Was he strict ? Were you his pet ? Was he handy ? Was he funny ? Was he wise ? Was he a great cook ?

Did he have any secrets ?

I heard on the radio celebrity comedian, stunt man, movie maker, and movie star Jackie Chan is in town Toronto for the Luminato Festival, and he was telling the story of how he discovered recently that his father was a secret spy and how he tried to make a documentary about his father's story.

The very very busy Jackie Chan also told the story about how his own son called him long distance on Father's Day to wish him a Happy Father's Day, and Jackie Chan got angry and scolded his son saying, "Don't call me today ! Call me everyday ! Everyday is Father's Day !"

- Carefree 13-06-14

Check this out > English is easy because every language is easy ... even Chinese !

- Carefree 13-06-16

Monday, June 10, GUEST SPEAKER (Nehru) "Identity Theft"

On Monday, (a) G(g)uest speaker came to our class. He told us about identity theft. I got information (on) how to protect myself from identity theft. He gave us useful information. He told us different methods of protection. Those methods are <under> (listed) below:

  • We should never give online information while using (our) credit card.

  • We should never use our full name and address.

  • We should never give (our) social (insurance number) information to anybody.

  • Date of birth.

  • Mother's maiden name.

  • Driver's license number and pin.

  • Credit card number.

  • Bank account number.

  • Signature.

  • Passport number.

Now I will better protect my identity and follow that methods in future.


June 10, 2013

Such good information for everybody ! Don't forget to tell your friends about this.
- Carefree 13-06-13

What is your ID ? Name, birthdate.

Don't give your SIN to anyone except your employer once you are signing the contract or banks for savings and chequing account only.
Legally, you don't need to give your SIN to anyone (who will use it to check your credit history).
The more you hand out your SIN, the more compromised your identity is, which is vulnerable to theft.
YouTube: Fix & Friends "new era in identity theft

RFID chip:
Theives can read your Id without taking it out of your pocket. (Credit card number, name, and expiry date)
To shop on line, you need CV Code off the back of your credit card.
Be on top of your credit card charges. Check them often.

Identity thieves are looking for the following information:
Full name, date of birth, social insurance numbers, full address, mother's maiden name, username and passoword ofr online services, driver's license number, (PIN) personal ID numbers, Credit card info, bank account numbers, signature, passport number,

Monday, May 27, 2013 > Field Trip . YMCA & Arruba Class

Thank you to Shiny for organizing this trip. Wear comfortable clothes for walking and exercising. WE are going to try an Arruba class ! Bring a bottle of water and a lock to use on your locker (if you have one). Otherwise, maybe we can share. The YMCA is offering a two week trial for free !

Thanks for the arrangement that you did for us in YMCA it was a wonderful experience all of us enjoyed the ARRIBA DANCE. I wish you always the best. Romantic, May 27, 2013

Hi, Romantic, Shiny is so glad read your message and know you enjoyed the Arriba Dance. That is my favorite in YMCA too. I like the dance music too. I hope everyone in our class go to YMCA was happy there.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 > 10:00 AM Field Trip . Brampton City Hall Tour
Hi, everyone, I am Shiny. I took some pictures in our Brampton Mayor Susan's office.We visited there on April 25, 2013. I enjoyed that trip.

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Shiny 13-04-25

Monday, April 22, 2013 > Earth Day > Class outing > Park Clean Up.

Happy Earth Day ! April 22, 2013

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Marvelous & crew asking about the blue line on the road. What a great way to meet your neighbours too.
Blue = Water, Yellow = Gas, Orange = TV Cable, Green = Sewer, Red = Hydro
Cleaning up the gutters and sewer drains keeps the streets from flooding.
Look for the "Yellow Fish" that volunteers paint near the sewer drains to remind everyone NOT to put toxic waste (like car oil, turpentine, or even soap from your car wash, etc.) down them straight to our lakes where our fish live !

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Volunteer Community Clean Up on Earth Day ! We sure enjoyed the sunshine and a walk around our neighbourhood.
We found a birds feather, a snail shell, and a robin's egg.
Be sure to teach your children not to litter and to leave no trace keeping our environment healthy !
Batteries, plastic, tinfoil wrappers, glass bottles are not biodegradable.
Banana & orange peels, dead squirrels and birds are biodegradable.

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Yay ! Look at beautiful Brampton ! Three square blocks around our classroom and 3-5 bags of garbage litter cleaner !
Our back yard is better because of you !
Thank you !

What a wonderful day(.) (I) <is> was so exicted <to> (and) enjoyed (the day) with everyone(.) Happy Earth Day. Romantic, April 23, 2013

It was really (a) very wonderful (day) yesterday. We cleaned the environment around the LINC school as well as talked with friends. We ((had) <did> fun and <keep> (kept) the area clean at (the same) <a> time.
Super, April 23, 2013

It was a wonderful day because we cleaned around my class, got good excise, and talked with my friends.
Jazzy, April 23, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013 > LAST DAY of Class > End of Session Celebration

Field Trip To Sugar Shack
There was a field trip to Credit Valley Conservation on Wednesday. All the students of level 3/4 and 5 gathered the center. At 9:30 am the school bus had come and we began to travel to the Sugar Shack. We reached there after half an hour. There was a lady instructor who received and welcome us. We stayed in the rest house and took some instructions. We were divided in to two groups and each group followed by one instructor. First of all they told us about the recognition of the maple tree and the process of making maple syrup from the sap. They also told us some interesting stories about the maple syrup. Then we followed by another instructor who told us about the boiling and drilling of maple syrup by both old and new process. We also tasted the syrup that was really very delicious. The weather was cold there. After visited the Sugar Shack we came back to the rest house and took some snacks. We also painted Easter eggs with different colors. Then we went to the shop and bought some maple syrup. The trip was really very informative and we enjoyed there. We came back home with good memories.
March 29, 2013.

Sugar shack
At 9.15 A.M all the students of level 3 /4 and 5 gathered the center .A t 9.30 A.M. we began our journey in a school bus and after 30 minutes we reached credit valley.conservation.It was very interesting to see a vast land full of trees and water flowing in canals.There was a rest house where we stayed for sometime and necessary instructions were given to us.There were girls to guide us and show the places of interest .They told us about the process of preparing maple syrup both new and old ones.They showed how to drill hole in the tree and collect sap in a bucket. In the old method heated stones were dropped in sap to evaporate water but in the modern method tubes are used to collect sap and it is boiled in big vessels .We also bought maple syrup from a shop there .Staff working there was very helpful and they tried to give information as much as possible.There was much cold.Few students were not wearing proper clothes to protect from extreme cold and I felt sorry that I could not help them in any way.On the whole It was fruitful informative field trip which was arranged by our center and teachers
MASTER 13-03-27.

Thank you Master and Marvelous for this wonderful review of our trip to the Sugar Shack !
Carefree 13-04-04

Hi students !
Happy Valentines Day > Thursday, February 14 !
For our Valentines Day celebration, prepare something romantic. A love song, a love poem, or even a hot date with your loved one ... Curious says that there are heart shaped donuts at Tim Hortons ... for something sweet ;-)

Tell us which of the five love languages is your favourite one, which one is your partner's love language ? Your child's ?

1. the gift of time
2. the gift of words
3. the gift of touch
4, the gift of service
5. the gift of gifts
- Carefree 130213

Valentine's Day

God has endowed mankind with highest and sweetest feeling of love. It is the emotion of love that makes our life so pleasant and happy. We are able to bear all trials and tribulation of life because of love. It is the miracle of love that keeps us free from depression and frustration. A family starts when a boy falls in love with a girl No better alternative has been found yet. Without love continuity of life is impossible. Life would seem like a dark desert with no hope and expectation. I loved a love fairest among women and my life has been a continuous long scene of joy and sunshine. It is the power of true love that makes you strong enough to face difficulties of life. and are able to raise children educate and train them and try to mould them into nice beautiful balanced personalities so that the world may become a better place to live in.

Master 16.2.13

Master, what a lovely love story. You are wise and we can all learn from your experience.
Love indeed can be the best medicine.

- Carefree 130220

Hi Carefree, I went to our class and I got mad. Why such late notice? I hope I am not the only one who went to school. If I am the only one, I really need to think, maybe I am stupid? Hope every one (except Shiny) stayed home and enjoyed the day! Shiny
Decisive 13/02/10

Hi Shiny, I am so sorry that the notice came so late. Our manager only got the message from her manager at that late time (I joked that he must have grown up 'Up North' in Thunder Bay and he wasn't used to us 'southerners' here in Peel). Our manager had almost already arrived at work too before she got the call. I had shovelled out my driveway and was heading off to school, but the side streets had not been plowed yet, so it was very slick. And when I got out to a bigger street, I got stuck behind a slow moving plow. After 45 minutes, I wasn't that far from my house when I got the call from our manager. Since I knew that it would take me a long time to get back home to notify you, I called my 10 year old son and asked him to add a note to our wiki to let you know or at least let you confirm that class was cancelled.
I'm sorry too Decisive that you had to come all the way in for nothing. The phone system didn't work that great I think because the phone line was so busy, and the notice came too late. Shiny, you are from Harbin and I am from Edmonton and Montreal where it snows often like this. The scary thing is that many other people haven't seen snow like this and are not prepared for it, so it makes the traffic very dangerous. I hope that you arrived back home safely and that you were able to cool down your BP. I think everyone in class did a pretty good job keeping in touch via the wiki. Thank you.
I missed giving you all your Happy New Year wishes. Our family dinner was also cancelled due to the weather and bad traffic.
Today was so beautiful, as Masterful observed.
See you all on Monday !
- Carefree 130209

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Hi, Carefree and Decisive, I am so thank you both go to school ( or try to school) in such bad weather. If just me go to school, I need to think maybe I have a crazy or fool mind. U guys give me encourage. I hats off to you! This morning, I even chat with my mother. I told her, in Canada, if is a very bad weather, U don't need go to work or school. Not too many school open. They don't want dangerous. My mother she felt a new thing. In China, just a catastrophe weather, you don't need go to work. Heavy snow, not a reason for absent from work or school. I said mom, I got mad, when I went school then I found a note No School. My mom said, that meat you are brave and your school didn't have a good leader. Nothing wrong with you.
I feel happy now!
Shiny 130224
( In Chinese Lantern Festival morning. I also wish you guys peace, happiness, joy and everything all the best through Lantern Festival )
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July 19, 2012 Guest Speaker: Employment Access
(M,T, W, Th 9:00 AM - 5 PM, W until 8 PM)
8 Queen Street (clock Tower)

Ms. Mazeen Rafi came to talk about bridging programs: Financial Services, Engineering, IT, Sales and Marketing, HR, leadership, etc...
  • Connections with employers through placements and employer events
  • Mentorship opportuties, sector-specific, developing your network
  • Training on workplace communciation skills, etc.

All services are free. no appointment is necessary for 1st visit.
  • second career
  • Self employment benefit
  • job creation partnership

START Program (for women, not offered in Brampton yet, maybe soon in Mississauga)
  • support women (single moms) to reenter the work force
  • transportation provided
  • 489 College Street Toronto

Workplace Communication Skills
  • language for Workplace Connections
  • Talk English Cafes (informal 5 PM - 7:30 pm)
  • Speed Mentoring
  • The Mentoring Partnership
When you are finished LINC, how will you look for a job ?
  • Temp Agencies

Today is the beginning of the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. It was a very important war for the beginnings of Canada. We also celebrate the long friendship between the USA and Canada. It is also a time to learn about and remember the brave and important role the Aboriginal people made for Canada.
Formal assessment is now over, but there is still lots to learn and ongoing informal assessment. It is still very important to attend class everyday. If you will be absent, please call the classroom and leave a message on the phone 905-457-7740 Ext 247 including your name and level. This is part of your 'job' as a student in this classroom. Our class is now a level LINC 4/5 so there is a long waiting list. If you are absent for more than 3 times, may loose your seat in the class and be withdrawn automatically.

This session is quickly coming to an end and we are planning a potluck celebration with Linda's class Friday, June 22 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Please write on the flip chart a snack that you can bring to share.

- Carefree 12-06-18

It is the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Freedoms and Rights.
Check it out.
Keen, 12/04/17

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Guest Speaker Constable Bains & C.A.S.
Also: Settlement Services INFO Session

Hi! My name is Sharp, April,12 2012 7.00 p.m
Today we attended a presentation by a police officer. He told us about laws and rules . He told us that we can only call 9-1-1 in emergency when we need to.their are three different kinds of emergency which is medical, fire or smoke and when somebody's life is in danger. there are three tpes of police fedral, provincal, regional peel. Police is present all places where there is cirme. Police educates the people how to protect themselves. He told us about crime preventions. He also told us about how Police works.He told us all the basic information that we need and which is very useful for everyone. this way all we know how much police helps us to live a happy life with our families .police work day and night to help us and make sure everyboby is safe.

Friday, November 11, 2011 - REMEMBRANCE DAY
Ceremony at the Brampton City Hall cenotaph.

The Eleventh Hour Canada is known for it’s peacekeeping and I just wanted to share some lyrics of a hymn that I like.
It kind of works in the big picture of things as well as at home with our neighbours, our classmates, our siblings, and our family too. ‘War, peace’ … it’s a discussion you can talk about around the dinner table with your family, your children and parents too.

I like to remember the “Golden Rule” too, whose meaning is common across many religions, “Do not do onto others that which you would not have them do onto you.” If only we would all obey the Golden Rule imagine what the world would be like.

Let There Be Peace

Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our father Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment And live each moment With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth, And let it begin with me.

- Carefree 2011

November 10, 2011
Gurunanak Devji was the founder of the largest religious of the world, Sikhism. He was also the 1st Guru amongst the 10 Gurus of the Sikhs. he believed that there is only God and we can reach him throught the religion. But Hinduism, Sikhs, Islam, etc. was also a great boot as well as an excellent musician and could easily convince anybody through the power of his words in this article, we have provided you with the story of G. Nanak Dev Ji in brief;
Early Life:
As per his biography Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji was born in Nankana Shib City of Punjab now in Pakestan in the year 1469. his parents belonged to hindu Khatri .. It is said that at teh age of 5 years, Guru Nanak Devje started discussing spirituality. He left school at a very tender age and initiated his own teacher as a 1st diciple. Seeing his inclination towardds spirituality and asceticism, his family got him married at the age of fourteen. However this did not prevent him from the following the path of spirituality.

Life of Wander
With time GND started assuming more spirtual powers. later he left his home along with his Muslim freind and led the life of a wanderer for almost 12 years. through out his period he met a number of religious teachers as well as Indian philosophers. Reon to know more about GND's life.
  • Four Major Journeys
  • Towards Bangal and Hissam
  • Towards Ceylon via Tornal Nachu
  • Towards Kashimir Ladakh and Tibet
  • Towards bhagdad and Mecca

Receiving Enlightenment
After leading the life of a wanderer 12 years GND left for the Himalayas as per the record. It was there that he had the 1st direct expereince of God. There after, he settled in Kartarpur as a Guru with a family and started giving religious discourses. He spent the last 15 years of his life in Kartar pure only and started the practice of Langor (Community Kitchen) for the needy and deprived. GND left the world and took his place in heaven in the year 1539.

The Origin of Sikhism
GND Formalized the Three Important Pillers
1. M. Suptempor They are
Kirt Karne (Honest Barring)
2. Nam Papna (Chanting God's name in meditative manner)
3. Yandke Shakkna (Sharing with others)

Belief of Sham GND
God is one and five ways to attain him is to worship him.
Human beings are equal
Woman equal to men in all respects.

Hopeful's Telling the story of Sikh Diwali

The third Sikh Teacher Guru Amardass, institutionals this as one of the special days, when all Sikhs would gather to relieve this Guru blessing at Govindwall in 1577. The foundation stone of the Golden Temple was laid on Diwali Festival, took place during the life of the sixth Sikh Guru Hargobindshab. The muslim Emporor Jahengip, imprisoned the Guru and 52 kings. The Emperor ruled in India at this time. The Alian Indians begged the Emperor to release the Guru and the Emperor agreed. But the Gurus said also realease the King. He was also freed at Dewali. Sikhs were happy when their leader was released Guru Hargobindshab went to the Godlen Temple Axaritsam in Punjab. Sikh Dewali is celebrated throughout India and in many countries. Each year to remember GuruJis release, at Dewali, we worship the religious freedom for Sikhs, and this is why Dewali is called the light festival, As Gurumother was full of happiness that her son was released. She ordered food and sweets and gave them to everyone. The worshippers floated multicoloured light candles on the water at the Golden Temple.

To Gurdwara hold a grand fireworks display.

Sacrifice on Diwali Bahi MoniSing

Bhai Money Singh was a great SIkh Scholar and martyr who was the scribe of the final version of the Guru Shab. Under the guidance of GuryGobd Singh in 1773 Bhai Moni Singh too permission from the muslim governor of Lahore for the Sikhs to celebrate Diwali at the Golden Temple on the payment of rupies 5000 as tax. A practice which had been banned. Not enough people attended Desali that year becasue they were afraid of Muslim authorities and, as a result not enough money was collected. The muslim authorities arrested BhaiI Singh and publicly executed him in Lohore. The great Martyr showed this courage as he recited Sukhamani Sahaar while he was cut IMB joint by joint and remained in high spirits through the torture: "waheguru, waheguroo, waheguroo".
On Diwali people put on new clothes according the some people put their worn clothes. Most of people went to buy special food. Most of the people enjoy with

Monday, October 10, 2011 - NO Class - THANKSGIVING Holiday
Here is the story about Canadian Thanksgiving (see below).

Perhaps you would like share a similar holiday or tradition of your own here with us.

At my house we like to say a little prayer of thanks before dinner.
It goes like this:

For food in a world where many walk in hunger,
For faith in a world where many walk in fear,
For friends in a world where many walk alone,
We thank thee Lord,
People in Canada celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October. it's a day to be thankful for the good things in our lives.

Thanksgiving is a statutory holiday. Many people have the day off. Most try to spend time with their families. Most families eat a large meal together. Roast turkey is the most important part of the meal. The turkey is filled with stuffing (also called dressing), a mixture of dry bread and spices. Other traditional Thanksgiving foods are cranberries and pumpkin pie. For many people, Thanksgiving is a day to eat their favourite rich foods, especially if they don't eat much on other days.

The first Thanksgiving in Canada took place in 1578. Martin Frobisher, an English explorer, landed in Newfoundland. He held a ceremony to thank God for a safe trip. Later, Thanksgiving became a day to celebrate the fall harvest of food and other crops. Many cultures have fall festivals like this.

Parliament made Novermber the official Thanksgiving Day in 1879. In 1957, the holiday was moved to the second Monday in October. This way, it doesn't come too close to Remembrance Day, and many people get a long weekend.

Is Thanksgiving a religious holiday ? Its purpose is to give thanks to God. But it was made a holiday by Parliament, not by any church. It's a day when people can thank God in their own ways, if they want. For many, the big meal is the main part of the day. So Thanksgiving's slang name is 'Turkey Day".
- Keen, October 2011

Thank you all for the wonderful Birthday surprise !
- Keen ;-) Aug 29, 2011

‍Had a great day with teacher and classmates!




Shiny- Aug,29,

Summer Fun - FREE !
Thursdays - Lunch Hour Concerts
12:00 - 2 PM (BRING YOUR LUNCH or snack)
Rose Theatre Garden Square


Thursday, July 28, 2011
Credit Valley Conservation - Hike & Picnic


June 24, 2011 - LAST Day of LINC 4 Session:
End of Session Celebration - Potlu
LINC closed for summer break: June 27 - July 8
July 11, 2011 Start of new LINC 4 Session
IMG_4159.JPGHong's Baby shower and Diaper cake competition.