Find the link to her post here. Some highlights (… indicated truncated section, see link for full details):
Ward Forum: School Councils 101
Traffic Safety in School Zones: My Response to Toronto’s Vision Zero Plan
Parent Reaching Out Grants (PRO)
Frankland Community School
Building on Equity
(For the other winner=s – see the blog post)
Save the Date:
Parent Engagement Conference
French Programs Application Deadline
Secondary Success Indicators Fact Sheets
Registration is FREE and now open: www.stemparentconference2016.eventbrite.ca
Child-minding, Transportation and Meals are free and available with registration
Dan Riskin (Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet Show) will be at the conference again to interact with conference participants.
Anthony Morgan founder of the Science Ninjas, http://www.scienceninjas.ca/ will be delivering our Key Note speech… so excited:)
The Sky Guys are offering live drone demonstrations http://theskyguys.ca/
THE EVENT OVERVIEW!
The theme of the 2016 conference is
“I AM STEM”… Empowering Parents to Inspire the Next Generation of STEM Professionals.
Our goal is to simplify the idea of STEM and remove some common misconceptions. In fact, we hope to convey the message that STEM is part of our everyday activities and life experiences.
The STEM Parent Conference 2016 will have 5 Key areas of Involvement:
STIC (Science, Technology, Imagination and Creativity) KIDZ! 3 -12 years
Expert Panel Discussion
Creative Corner (hands -on experience)
While in STIC Kidz Child Minding, children ages 3-12 years will also engage in fun STEM based activities such as: Science exploration, Aviation Flight Consoles, “Mad Science”, Lego Robotics, Creative expression, and more… We encourage Students 13-17 yrs to attend with a parent/guardian
We endeavour to break-down gender and media stereotypes, demystify “STEM” while providing an experience that sparks excitement in parents and children for STEM focused education.
Please join us for an exciting day of STEM learning!
As you may be aware, The Toronto District School Board currently includes a Parent Representative on Vice Principal Interview Committees. This is a very important and valuable form of Parent Engagement.
If you would like to volunteer to participate in the Spring 2016 vice-principal interviews, please complete the attached form (here) and return as soon as possible.
NOTE: Applications are still accepted prior to Feb. 9, 2016.
2015-2016 Training Dates: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
2015-2016 Interview Dates:
Tuesday, February 23, 2016,
Thursday, February 25, 2016,
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Check back here for updated information about the upcoming training sessions and VP selection process.
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Saturday November 14, 2015, 8:30 am at Earl Haig Secondary School
Thank you to all the amazing parent volunteers, trustees and TDSB staff who made this event a huge success!
Check back here for details of the November 2016 Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference!
Empowering Families Through Knowledge and Networking
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
To register go to
Learn about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) – the Identification Placement and Review Committee process (IPRC) – transition planning for elementary, secondary and post-secondary environments – use of technology – psycho-educational assessment – advocacy and more…
Connect with agencies and personnel specializing in the support of children with special needs/gifts and their families. There will be a wide variety in attendance.
Connect with other parents of children with similar special needs/gifts, the specific agencies that support them and with TDSB staff in discussion sessions. Learn about specific resources and opportunities. Share challenges, problem solving strategies and success stories.
Child-minding and Interpretation will be available through
For more information contact (416) 397-3529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link below the see the poster and get information to register for this conference.