Working Together to Protect Public Education

East End Families, you are invited to attend the Secord Elementary School Parent Council and Ontario Families for Public Education meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30pm in the school’s gymnasium at 101 Barrington Avenue.

MPP Peter Tabuns and MPP Rima Berns-McGown will be joined by TDSB Ward 16 Trustee Michelle Aarts, union representatives and community activists for an evening of organizing to protect public education in our community.


Math Night!

Invitation to Jackman’s Math Night This Thursday!

1942DC16-B2B5-490A-B273-EC3DAD1DFEB3This Thursday, March 21, Jackman will host an open house for parents (self guided tour – no formal presentation) to learn about math learning at Jackman. THEN join us in the library for a presentation from Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant from the Mehrit Institute, who will speak to parents on the topic of Math, Self-Regulation, Anxiety and Well-Being!

3:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Drop-in open house tour to hear about math learning for all students at Jackman

7:00 pm – Come listen to Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant in the school library.

Refreshments will be served, and child care is provided.

For more details, please contact Jennifer at

Keep Informed About Proposed Cuts and Changes to Public Education

245865BF-DC55-4031-B2D1-0F5FCF2B5341There are a lot of changes being proposed to the public education system. Some examples of proposed changes include, eliminating full day kindergarten, lifting caps on primary classes, hiring freezes, etc. This Friday March 15th, PC Education Minister Lisa Thompson is expected to make a major announcement about cuts to public education.
Here are some resources for you to keep informed about what is going on, or have your say, Support our public education system.
Ontario Families for Public Education – Facebook Group
Mothers for Better Education Ontario – Facebook Group
Peter Tabuns – Our MPP –
Jennifer Story – Our School Trustee-
Jennifer is also holding a Ward Forum meeting on the 2019-20 Budget Monday March 18, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Monarch Park CI/
TDSB Budget Survey – have your say about the upcoming budget by completing the Community Budget Survey
Progress Toronto has a petition to sign

Annie Jr. News

The school is busy getting ready for the early May performances of Annie Jr!  If your child is performing and you are eager to find out more about their costume needs, please email with your child’s name/role and we’ll be happy to send the cast costume letter and reference images.

This Sunday and Monday is the 50% off sale at Value Village so its a good time to go shopping.

We are hoping to collect costumes after March Break so we have time for sewing and organizing what is needed!

Also be sure to join the private Facebook group here for updates and news about the production.  We thank you for your support.