A delicious annual tradition is on tomorrow starting at 9 am! Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.
3pm at the Danforth Music Hall
A concert benefiting organizations in the neighbourhood that support families in need.
Tickets are $25 at The Big Carrot and Treasure Island
A new block of tickets has just been released for sale today at these two locations.
Much cheaper than the online version at Ticketmaster – get them before they are gone!
Check out the show line-up at www.riverdaleshare.com
Come join in two great community events this Saturday, November 17th.
Meet Santa at the Second Cup from 2pm to 3pm and join in a festive holiday sing-along. The event is in support of the Riverdale Share Concert. $1 from every beverage sold will be donated to the Riverdale Share Community Association.
And just across the street, from 10am to 5pm visit the Toronto East Rotary Club 9th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Eastminster Church. In support of the Out of the Cold Program, the Riverdale Share Concert and more!
P.A. Day Fun December 1st – Come Sing With Us
The Riverdale Share Holiday sing-along is back again this year. Join us at the Second Cup on the Danforth between 11am-12pm to sing some holiday songs. The Second Cup is generously giving $1 of every beverage purchased that day to Riverdale Share. Oh – and there may be a visit from a special someone too. Fa la la!!
Bring your Jack-o-lanterns to the main Hogarth – Strathcona pathway and help us light up the night.
A few notes:
- please bring a candle or tealight with your pumpkin if you can
- this is a 100% volunteer run event. Please help us clean up at the end of the evening by putting your pumpkin in the bin.
- High School students want some hours? Help us out by cleaning up at our event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
Join us this Saturday, September 16, for Arms Around Withrow Park.
Start Time: 10:30am at Withrow Park Farmer’s Market.
Come out and support Ella, a local student who has created a special project to show our love for our green space. This project is called Arms around Withrow Park. At the Withrow Park Farmers Market the plan is to start a circle of people and slowly turn it into a huge circle by adding and asking more and more people walking through the park to join and help the cause. Ella’s idea is that the circle will show our commitment and love for our green space and show that we need to help our struggling environment.
Let’s support Ella and our beautiful Withrow Park and see if we can make a human circle all the way around the park!
For more information check out the website at http://armsaroundourpark.weebly.com/
Learn about the David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot Campaign. http://bluedot.ca/
Sign the petition demanding every Canadian has the right to a healthy environment. Please donate if you can.
Parent Involvement Advisory Committee Rep Vacancy
Our school board ward elects one representative and one alternate to the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee at the TDSB. There is currently a vacancy in the alternate position. If you are interested in the role or knowing a bit more about it, please email Maxeen Paabo in our Trustee Services office.
Indigenous Education Ward Forum
We had a great meeting on March 27, showcasing the incredible work happening in the TDSB around indigenous education, reconciliation, and learning at all levels and with all stakeholders in our Board.
You can download the Minutes (PDF) from the March 27 Ward Forum.
Toronto’s Annual School Cleanup Day
On Friday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m. students, staff, and parents from across Toronto are encouraged to help rejuvenate our city’s green spaces by picking up litter in their schoolyard, neighbourhood park, or local community. Celebrate Earth Day by joining over 500 schools who are helping to keep our city clean and green! You’ll be amazed at what we can accomplish in as little as 20 minutes!
Bike to School Week
Let’s get rolling! Join students and teachers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to celebrate Bike to School Week, from May 29th to June 2nd, 2017. The week beginning on the last Monday of May has officially been declared the annual Bike to School Week at the TDSB. How to get involved
April is Hispanic Heritage Month at the TDSB
The TDSB is committed to preserving the rich cultures and traditions of those of Hispanic heritage. One way in which the rich artistic culture of Hispanic heritage is celebrated in Toronto is through dance. A recent documentary, Hearts of Tango, has been screened in many countries around the world with great reviews and success. This documentary, produced and directed by TDSB teacher Miguel Libedinsky, is about Tango in our city. The film has been screened in the USA, Spain, Japan, Sri Lanka, UK, Romania, Finland, Argentina, the Netherlands, and Germany. Learn more at www.heartsoftango.com.
April is Latin-America History Month at the TDSB
Across the TDSB, we have over 5,000 students and more than 21 countries from Latin-America that will be represented as we learn about and celebrate the diverse ethnicities, nationalities, cultures and languages of Latin-America. This year, we will elaborate on the concept of Abya Yala, a decolonized term from the Kuna Language, which refers to the geographical region of Latin-America as Indigenous Land as explored through the Indigenous Prophecy of the Eagle and Condor. This diversity is not easily accessed in mainstream sources of knowledge nor are the experiences of students from Latin-America. The TDSB is leading the equity work in transforming schools to equitable spaces where images, words and actions alike uplift students and families of Latin-America! Learn more
April is Sikh Heritage Month at the TDSB
On March 22, 2016, Trustees voted to designate April of each year as Sikh Heritage Month, making TDSB the first school board in Canada to do so, and matching recognition by the Province of Ontario in 2013.
Elementary Summer School
Elementary summer programs increase engagement and build self-confidence in our students. This summer, from July 5 – 28, we are opening schools across the city to help build reading, writing and math skills in students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Visit www.tdsb.on.ca/summer for a complete list of participating schools.
Summer International Languages
African Heritage Programs
Register your child in TDSB’s half and full day international languages summer programs. Open to all students from SK to Grade 8, our language learning programs involve cultural activities like games, songs, dance, storytelling, traditional crafts and writing. Classes begin
TDSB Student and Parent Census
April 2017 is Census Month at the TDSB! We will conduct the third Student and Parent Census, which includes Grade 4-6 students for the first time, along with Grade 7-12 students. Students will complete the Census in class. Parents of JK-Grade 6 students will also be invited to fill out the Parent Census. Forms will be sent home with students in April 2017. Your voice counts! Complete the TDSB Census and make sure your voice is heard.
Equity Foundation Policy Review: Consultation Process Update
As you know, TDSB is currently in the process of reviewing the Equity Foundation Policy (P037), which establishes the Board’s commitment to ensuring that fairness, equity, and inclusion are essential principles of our school system. As part of this process, the following consultation is taking place:
Mark your Calendars!<
Next Ward Forum: Fundraising
Pardon our confusion, Frankland Parents! Please note that there are two excellent skating parties this month:
The Withrow Skating Party, February 10 2017 (as per our original post) and the Frankland Skating Party, February 24 2017.
Thank you, and sorry for the confusion.
We’re just so excited about skating!