Family Literacy Night: Feb 28th 6 – 8 p.m.
Please mark your calendars for our Family Literacy Night. JK to Gr. 8 Families are welcome. All the details are here. Sign up online: https://swansea-fln.parentinterview.com/ It will be a great event!

Swansea Pub Night Returns – Friday, April 7th @ 7 PM
Book a sitter, book your spouse and plan to head to The Crooked Cue (Bloor and Royal York) for an evening of live music, socializing and fundraising for Swansea P.S., Friday April 7 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $40 per person
Organizers are looking for items to be included in the silent auction, if you have something to donate contact Amy

Eco Club Update
Our Eco Club has decided that in replacement of trash free Friday’s, the Eco club will be starting “Litterless Lundi”. Students are asked to bring a litterless lunch every Monday. Any garbage will be sent home in their lunches. This is another effort from the Swansea Eco-team to reduce waste at Swansea!
Thank you for your support.
Stay Green,
The Eco Team

Junior Hockey Team
Thanks to all the Junior Hockey Team players each of whom played their hearts out this season. They all represented Swansea with great pride and spirit and acted in a very mature and sportsmanlike manner. Also, thanks to all the parents and teachers who made the logistics work. Cheers.

Swansea student wins at Art exhibition
Last spring, Mme Brock’s Grade 6 Art Class (this year’s Grade 7s) were invited to participate in an international student exhibition being shown in Montreal this month.

This exhibit, currently on display at CEGEP College Bois-de-Boulogne, is entitled “Les grandes oeuvres revisitées” or “Masterpieces Reimagined.” Students were asked to reinvent or reimagine a well-known work of art, allowing the viewer to see it in a different light while making reference to the original. Our students chose to reference a work by either Lawren Harris, A.J. Casson, or Emily Carr. Swansea Public School was the only Ontario school that participated in this global initiative.

Pablo de Maria Campos received a symbolic prize for his hommage to Emily Carr- Indian Church. “Prix niveau primaire, hors Québec”. The jury was amazed by the skill of his composition and the way he treated some details, like a brown bear and a bird.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated. The exhibit will be on display until April 18, 2017. Insert photo

Extra-Curricular Clubs at Swansea

Art in Action
Spark your creativity and join Art in Action for a brand new Spring session. Our program has an art history component as well as the tactile experience of working with a variety of art materials including: watercolours, acrylics, collage materials, oil pastels, chalk pastels and more. We will explore the life and work of many artists including: Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Camille Pisarro and many others.

Classes are designed for students in grade 1-8 and will be held at lunchtime on Monday’s (Mar 27 – May 29), Wednesday’s (Mar 29 – May 17) and Friday’s (Mar 31 – May 26). This session runs for 8 weeks, costs $135 and includes all supplies.
Registration begins Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Please register online at: artinactiontoronto.com. Questions? Email us atartinactiontoronto@gmail.com.

Chess Lessons at Lunch
Tamara Makharadze is a professional chess master from Georgia and will be offering chess lessons at lunch on Tuesdays from March 21, 2017 to May 9, 2017 in the library. All students welcome. Cost $80. To register, please complete and email the registration form (link).

Lost and Found
Please have a look in the Lost and Found area in the basement of the school. Many items have name labels on them. All items will be donated to charity on March 3rd, so please pick up before then.

News from Trustee Robin Pilkey
For all the latest news from Trustee Pilkey regarding what’s happening at the TDSB and in Ward 7, please read her newsletter at: https://t.e2ma.net/message/revkq/zsfs7k

Ward 7 News
TDSB Excellence Awards 2017
Staff at the Toronto District School Board are among the most dedicated and qualified in Canada. Every day, nearly 39,000 professionals support our students and help them achieve their very best.

We want to recognize those staff who go above and beyond every day in support of students, staff, parents and the community. The Excellence Awards is our opportunity to honour and celebrate outstanding TDSB individuals and programs.

We invite you – staff, students, parents, community members – to nominate a TDSB staff member or team who work has made a difference in your life or the lives of those around you for an Excellence Award.

Ready to nominate? To start, you need to gather two letters of reference and one statement of recognition. The statement of recognition is an opportunity to deepen the nomination and can be written by the nominator. Then, you can complete the online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 4 p.m.

All nominees will receive a personalized letter congratulating them on their nomination as well as informing them of those who contributed to the nomination. The winners are additionally celebrated at an awards ceremony in May. www.tdsb.on.ca/excellence and read the frequently asked questions

Alternative Schools Review
Parent Consultation (West) – Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 – 8 pm @ Western Technical Commercial School, 125 Evelyn Cres (Library)

Parents as Partners Conference
Whether your child is just beginning on their educational journey in elementary school or closer to graduation and planning for the future, there are informative and empowering sessions for parents/guardians and caregivers of students of all ages and all stages of education. This conference is organized by parents for parents and it is FREE!
Saturday, April 1st at the Allstream Center (Exhibition Place) Registration is open: http://www.parentsaspartners.ca

Upcoming Events
Feb 27 – Litterless Lundi begins (pack a litterless lunch on Mondays!)
Feb 28 – Family Literacy Night (registration required)
Mar 7 – Pizza Day
Mar 8 – International Women’s Day—Amazing Race—Choir Performance at Perth P.S.—Parent Council Mtg
Mar 9 – Rocks and Rings (Curling Workshop)
Mar 12 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
Mar 13 – 17 – March Break
Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
Mar 23 – Popcorn Day
Mar 28 – Gr. 4 – 8 Aboriginal Performance & Workshop (a.m.)
Mar 29 – Lockdown Practice (time to be confirmed)
Mar 30 – Popcorn Day

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