Trustee Jennifer Story’s latest blog post

View Jennifer Story’s full blog-post here  – some highlights below.

FYI Councillor Paula Fletcher for Ward 30 website is here.


Ward Forums: Learning & Sharing for Parents/Guardians

 
Ward Forums are chance for parents/guardians to come together with each other and, along with your trustee and superintendents, share ideas and information, discuss issues and concerns. They take place most months throughout the school year. 
Many school councils in our area select a Ward rep to attend meetings and represent their school communitiy’s interests or concerns, and to take information back to their council. I strongly encourage your School Council to follow this approach.
Our first Ward Forum for the current school year will take place at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute/Greenwood Secondary, at 6:30 pm on Tuesday October 24th. The topic will be School Councils 101
There will also be elections for our ward’s representative (1) and alternate (1) to the TDSB’s Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) and the French as a Second Language Advisory Committee (FSLAC).  
If you’d like more information about what these roles entail, please feel free to reah out to me by email. 

Welcome new Principals/Vice Principals

We have many new admistrators this year, and some who have been here a while but have new or additional roles. Welcome all! 

Principals and Vice principals new to Ward 15, or with new assignments:

Cynthia Abernethy, School of Life Experience (SOLE)

Olga Ellis, Frankland Community School

Colleen Head, William Burgess Elementary School

Anna Intarakosit, Westwood Middle School

Bill Koskinas, Morse Street Junior Public School

Maria LoBianco, RH McGregor Elementary School

Rob MacKinnon, Greenwood Secondary School

Ryan Naidoo, Bruce Public School

Catherine Pollock, Equinox Holistic Alternative School & Roden Public School

Jennifer Zurba, Blake Street Junior Public School & East Alternative School of Toronto

Jenny Georgiou, Wilkinson Junior Public School

Vincent Spadaro, Cosburn Middle School


SRO Program Review & Community Consultation Meetings


As indicated in the August 30, 2017 report to the Board, staff are collaborating with community partners to seek input from our communities regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. Some consultations have already taken place. The remaining meetings are as follows:
  
               Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM
               Taibu Community Health Centre,
 27 Tapscott Rd. Unit #1, Scarborough
               Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM
               Darul-Hijra Islamic Centre
               2050 Kipling Ave., Etobicoke
 
               Thursday, 28 September 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM
               Scarborough Village Recreation Centre
               3600 Kingston Rd., Scarborough
 
               Monday, 2 October 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM
               Regent Park Community Centre
               402 Shuter St., Toronto
 
All community members, including parents and students, are welcome to attend. While honouring the input of all stakeholders, the consultations will reflect the Board’s commitment equity and inclusion with a focus on engaging those voices that have traditionally been marginalized or discounted.