Swansea Weekly Update – November 9, 2017

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent teacher interviews are scheduled for November 16 and 17.  If you haven’t already done so, you can sign up for a meeting with your child’s teacher online.  Click on the following link to find out how to signup here

Please Support Swansea With Your Direct Donation!

This year we are hoping to upgrade our portable technology (ipads,and chrome books), buy music instruments, and continue our outdoor green space project. All these initiatives will impact grades K-8. Your generous contribution will help enrich your child’s learning! Forms were sent home with your child this week detailing how to donate.  Please consider donating online if possible.
1. Visit https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com/
2. Click on ITEMS >> Find “MAKE A DONATION” on top right of the page
3. IMPORTANT – Please choose “Swansea Junior and Senior Public School” by clicking the “Fund Destination” drop down menu.
Tax receipts are available for donations of $25 or more.
*If you have any questions regarding direct donation, please email swanseaps@gmail.com

How to Renew Your QSP Subscriptions and Support Swansea!
We have taken parent feedback into consideration, and have decided to run a scaled down QSP campaign later in the year without an assembly or prizes. However, many of you have subscriptions that are renewing now, and you can still support Swansea by renewing these subscriptions online!  If you would like to renew any subscriptions, please go to https://www.qsp.ca/login/StudentInfo

Swansea Craft Sale Next Sat, Nov 18 (10am-3pm)

Be sure to attend the holiday sale of the neighbourhood and support this school fundraiser!  Over 80 craft vendors selling lots of different handmade goods and foods.  Look in your child’s backpack for the Craft Sale flyer and a get-in-free ticket in the next couple of days. Kids activities at the sale include a visit from Santa, face painting, hot chocolate stand and making an art project with Art in Action.

We can still use some good parent help and delectable baked good donations for the Craft Sale.  Signup below pls.
http://www.swanseaps.com/volunteer/parents-sign-up/craft-sale-volunteer-sign-up/
http://www.swanseaps.com/volunteer/parents-sign-up/craft-sale-bake-sale-donations/
Also Gr 7 & 8 Students can earn “S” points by volunteering at the sale
http://www.swanseaps.com/volunteer/students-sign-up/craft-sale-students-volunteers-sign-up/

Please Help Support the Grade 8 Grad Dance at the Craft Sale

Your Grade 8 Grad Dance Parent Committee has been hard at work raising funds to keep the Grad Dance ticket prices low.  Please drop by our 2 booths at the entrance to the Craft Sale on Saturday, Nov 18 to buy hot chocolate and raffle tickets to support our kids!

Raffle tickets can be purchased for a chance to win reserved front row seating and VIP parking spots for all Holiday Concerts and Grade 8 Graduation.  What could be better than to cruise into your own parking spot and arrive calm and collected?  Or having a great view of your cutie as they perform at the Holiday Concerts or walk across the stage to get their diploma?

If you’re a Grade 8 Parent please also encourage your child to volunteer and earn S points by signing up for a volunteer shift at our hot chocolate and raffle tables.  We need parents too!  To sign up, visit the school website at swanseaps.com and click on the Volunteer tab.  Be sure to indicate you’d like to help with the Grad efforts.
See you at the Craft Sale!

Cereal Boxes Wanted!

The Grade 1’s and 2’s are currently learning about advertising and will be creating commercials in drama class. We need cereal boxes to cover and make our own products. Please send any empty cereal boxes to school and bring them to Mr. Corbin’s room.

Nordic Walking

As we promote healthy lifestyle at Swansea P.S. our Public Health nurse is partnering with us to do a fun health exercise – Nordic  Pole Walking. This activity is for grade six to grade eight students , and it will run on Fridays from November 24 to December 15 during the lunch hour.  Spaces are limited only fifteen students.  Please see flyer attached.

Registration for SPANISH

The TDSB is offering Spanish lessons for students on Wednesdays at Swansea in JK to Grade 8 at a cost of $20/child for the school year.  The ILE Site Administrator, Vera, will be at the school at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the corridor by the main office. To register, parents need to come in person to complete a registration form, provide the child’s OEN number, health card number, emergency contact information and the fee.

Art in Action

NEW this year, join Art in Action for two festive holiday-themed art projects.  Perfect for creating gifts! Monday, Dec 4 & Dec 11 or Wednesday, Dec 6 & Dec 13, $35.00 for two classes.

Registration is now open for the Winter session of Art in Action. Please visit our website for more information.

Family Literacy Night

We will be hosting Family Literacy night on November 27th, for Kindergarten to Gr. 3.  For more information click on the following link