From the Principal’s Desk – Jan 11, 2012

Term One

Our first term ends in a few weeks.  Students are finishing up assignments and writing final tests.  Term One Report Cards will be send home on Monday, February 13th and Parent Teacher interviews held on Thursday, February 16 and 17.  Homeroom teachers will be sending home information about interview schedules in February.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for 2012 – 2013 will be held on February 6 – 8th.  Information flyers will be posted in the office and kindergarten areas.  If anyone would like a flyer for their daycare please drop by the office for a copy.

Inclement Weather

The TDSB has an inclement weather policy which guides us in our decision for students going outside for recess and lunch.  Winter will arrive one of these days so please ensure your child is appropriately dressed for winter weather.  Missing some hats, mitts, coats, etc – please check out our lost and found located in the basement by the lunchrooms.

When temperature and/or wind-chill factor indicates –20 to –28C, recesses may be shortened to 10 minutes and lunch recess to 20 minutes depending on local conditions. Children should be monitored closely for signs of frostnip, frostbite or difficulty breathing.

When temperature and/or wind chill factor indicates -28C or lower children will remain indoors due to risk of frostnip and frostbite.

City Services

 There has been much talk in the media about the possibility of a City Workers strike.  While a strike would not impact Swansea PS directly, the Swansea Community Centre would be closed.  This means that the Community Centre doors, off of Waller, would remain locked, and the Rennie Room would not be available for the lunch program.  Students would be able to eat lunch in our lunchrooms downstairs but we would not be able to accommodate parents or caregivers.  The pool would be open for swimming classes during the day, but not for lessons or public swimming. 

Itinerant Music – Band

 Our Itinerant Band teacher, Mr. Siu, has taken a temporary leave of absence.  The TDSB Music Department is looking for a replacement for Mr. Siu.  In the meantime, Junior and Senior Band is cancelled.  We are hoping this will just be a temporary postponement for this program.


Dogs Off-Leash Areas – Ward 13 – Status of Rennie Park and Proposal for New Off-Leash Area within Western Beaches

City of Toronto representatives are hosting a public information update meeting to:

• Review the status of off-leash activities at Rennie Park
• Introduce location for proposed new off-leash area within Western Beaches
• Receive comment/input from the public
• Discuss next steps

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Swansea CRC – School Gym
15 Waller Ave.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, January 11 – 3:30 pm – Safe Schools meeting
Thursday, January 12 – Lice Check
Thursday, January 12 – Humberside Day – pm – student, evening – parents
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:45 pm – School Council meeting
Thursday, January 19 – 7:00 pm – Grade 7 Entry Extended French meeting
Friday, January 20 – Pyjama Day
Friday, January 27 – PA Day – school closed
Tuesday, January 31 – Deadline for Gr. 7 Entry Extended French applications
Tuesday, January 31 – Ward 7 Math Night – Western Tech


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