Swansea Weekly Update – October 12, 2017

Cross Country Meet
Swansea had a great day at Centennial Park on Oct. 4! Many are moving on to the finals on Oct. 17

Walk to School Day
Swansea participated in the International Walk to School Day on Oct. 4. The school had three “Walking School Buses” depart neighbourhood locations for the celebration. Thank you to parent Susan Simon who worked with our Eco Team to plan this year’s event. More details are included in the news story here: https://www.insidetoronto.com/community-story/7593840-photos-swansea-takes-part-in-international-walk-to-school-day/

Shoebox Gift Drive: I Love First Peoples
Swansea’s shoebox campaign is having an enthusiastic response! Just a reminder that our deadline for donations is Oct. 20. Visit their webpage for more information or to donate online at www.ilovefirstpeoples.ca/shoebox-gifts

Equity Workshops for Gr. 6 – 8 students
TDSB focuses on student Well-Being and Achievement that is embedded in equity. Swansea is committed to creating inclusive and equitable space for students, their families, and communities. Our Learning Coach, Mr. Durocher, will be facilitating workshops with Grade 6 – 8 students where they will further their learning of equity by learning about racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and ableism, along with actions they can take to prevent these forms of oppression. These workshops begin during the week of October 16th.

For Students in Grades 4 & 7
If your child wrote the EQAO Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics in May of 2017 (while in Grades 3 or 6), the Individual Student Report that shares your child’s results was recently sent home with your child. If you did not receive a copy of this, or you have questions about this information, please call our office. An overview of our School results will be shared at our next Parent Council meeting. We are proud of our very positive school results and look forward to sharing more details with you about how we are using this and other data to inform our school improvement planning.

Swansea Pizza Days are Back!
The next Pizza day is Tuesday Oct 24th. This year we launched a new initiative that includes the help of several grade 7 and 8 students!

We encourage you to use the TDSB cash online system to order and pay for pizza days. The online system allows you to sponsor another student in need for pizza day lunch. Otherwise, please clearly complete the form http://www.swanseaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/pizza-form-2017-18.pdf and enclose the exact amount. Return the form to your child’s teacher by Tuesday Oct. 17. If you have any questions, email: swanseapizzadays@gmail.com
Thank you for your continued support for the students!

Promote Your School With Swansea Spirit Wear!
For each item ordered, the Swansea Phys. Ed. Dept. receives a portion of the sales for use towards the purchase of sports jerseys and gym equipment. Samples are available for viewing after school from 3:15-3:45 pm outside the gym on the following days:
Oct. 12th, 17th, 24th and Nov. 2nd

Please make cheques payable to “Swansea Public School” and with the following order form drop it off in the main office by Monday, November 6th. All orders will be delivered to each student’s classroom in 5 weeks.

Swansea Community Recreation Centre Fall Fling
Nov. 3, 8:30pm-12:30am
$20.00/ticket, includes light refreshments
Purchase your ticket at the Community Centre Office
Mon – Fri 9:00am-9:30pm and Sat 9am-5:00pm. Tickets are also available at the Door!

THANK YOU to Swansea Craft Sale Sponsors!
The 2017 Swansea Craft Sale (Sat Nov. 18) would like to thank this year’s sponsors:
Whimsical and Fine Arts, Stu Sankey, Mike Gryspeerdt, MakerKids, LOTH, I.M. Success tutoring, Bloor Animal Hospital, Art Collective Tour and Art in Action.
We appreciate your support!

11th Annual TDSB Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference
TDSB’s 11th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference is happening at Earl Haig Secondary School on Saturday, Nov. 25. All parents are invited!

This year’s conference theme is Nurturing Family Engagement. Workshops will cover a wide range of topics related to parenting, student learning and school councils. Join us for this exciting free conference and find out how to be an active part of your children’s education. Registration opens soon and more details will follow.