A friendly reminder about our upcoming Ward Forum: FUNDRAISING 101 on Thursday January 17, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Frankland Community School (816 Logan Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 3E1)
With special guest with Susanna Siou, Manager, Business Development. Bring your questions, learn about helpful resources from our experts, and discuss what’s working and what isn’t. We’ll discuss TDSB guidelines, successful strategies, our challenges, best practices from our community, and how school fundraising works. FREE All are welcome to attend! Refreshments will be served and childcare will be provided. To request interpretation services, please contact Maxeen.Paabo@tdsb.on.ca.
Find the link to her post here. Some highlights (… indicated truncated section, see link for full details):
Ward Forum: School Councils 101
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Place: Danforth CTI, 800 Greenwood Avenue (Greenwood Library)
Special Guest: Michelle Munro, Parent Engagement Office, TDSB
2017/2018 Ward Forums
Here is the schedule for this year’s ward forums in ward 15 Toronto Danforth. Note: All meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 this year. This is half an hour earlier than previously.
Many school councils choose a representative to send to Ward forums to report back. This is a great approach to take, but I also want to remind everyone that anyone is welcome to attend any or all of these events.
I hope to see you there!
Tuesday, October 24, Danforth CTI Topic: School Council 101
Traffic Safety in School Zones: My Response to Toronto’s Vision Zero Plan
Parent Reaching Out Grants (PRO)
Government of Ontario Parent Reaching Out (PRO) Grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers and finding solutions to parent engagement in their own communities.
Congratulations to the following Ward 15 schools approved for 2017-2018 Parent Reaching Out Grants!
Frankland Community School
(For the other winner=s – see the blog post)
Save the Date:
Parent Engagement Conference
PIAC’s 11th Annual Parent conference is coming to Earl Haig S.S. on Saturday, November 25th.
Registration is opening soon for the PIAC Parent Conference! See what’s in store for the 11th annual conference for parents.
High School Information Nights
To help you make an informed decision when choosing a high school, TDSB schools host information nights for parents and Grade 8 students each year between October and January. Learn everything you need to know about our incredible variety of schools, programs and courses. The dates and times for all High School Information Nights are available online at www.tdsb.on.ca/HighSchool/GoingtoHighSchool/OpenHousesandInformationNights.
French Programs Application Deadline
The timelines for applying for these programs for September 2018 are:
– Applications for Early French Immersion (for a Junior Kindergarten aged child), must be completed online between October 30, 2017 and November 30, 2017.
– Applications for Junior Extended French must be completed online betweenJanuary 8, 2018 and February 8, 2018.
Secondary Success Indicators Fact Sheets
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.
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.