From the Principal’s Desk – Jan 19, 2012

Eco-Schools – Waste Audit

On Wednesday, January 18th the TDSB Eco-Schools team will be visiting Swansea PS.  They will be conducting a waste audit of our garbage to determine our commitment to recycling.  This is one of the many steps the Swansea Eco-team will be undertaking this year, in our quest for Platinum Eco Status.  We encourage all families to also practice the 3 R’s for the health of our global community.

Message from the Ecoschools group: Please remind your children to take all lunch & snack waste and leftovers home, where it can be disposed of in your recycling, compost and green bins.

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.

Monday, February 6, 2012
9:00 – 11:30 AM
1:00 – 3:30 PM

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
9:00 – 11:30 AM
1:00 – 3:30 PM

Facebook 101 –  Who are your children REALLY sharing with?

The Safe Schools Committee has organized a parent information session about Facebook on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00 pm.  This session was arranged so it would coincide with parent-teacher interviews.    An information flyer will be sent home next week about this presentation.


In January, students from grades 1 to 8 are working with GarageBand software to create podcast episodes.  The primaries have already made short New Year’s piece called The Best Thing About 2012 with Mr. Higgins at the controls on the SmartBoard.  Students added individual parts, while some added only to the whole-group voice parts.  The Juniors will be doing something similar although on a more independent basis.  The Seniors will be recording newscasts that tell biased versions of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as part of their English program.

Milk Program reminder

If your children are enrolled in the milk program, please remind them to pick up their milk every Monday and Wednesday in front of the lunchrooms.

Attention grade 8 parents — Grade 8 Movie Afternoon

$2.00 ADMIT ONE + a popcorn and drink included.

Additional popcorn/drink may be purchased.

Date: Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Time: 3:15 to 5:30p.m.
Location: School Gym

Upcoming Dates

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
Feb. 6 – 8 – Kindergarten Registration
Thursday, February 9 – Swansea Scrabble Tournament
Monday, February 13 – Term One Report Cards sent home
Thursday, February 16 – Facebook 101
Thursday, February 16 – Travelling African Museum
February 16 – 17 – Parent Teacher Interviews
February 20 – Family Day

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