From the Principal’s Desk – Nov 1, 2012

Roots of Empathy

Swansea will be hosting the Roots of Empathy program this year.  This is a program that focuses on building empathy with students, through discussion and visits with a neighbourhood infant and parent.  We are looking for a family who would be willing to participate in this program.  This would involve mom/dad and infant (2 – 4 months old) visiting our class once a month (Monday), throughout this year.  If you are interested in participating please contact Karen.ridley@tdsb.on.ca for further information.

Safety Audit

The Safe and Caring Schools Committee will be conducting a safety audit of Swansea PS.  We will be evaluating both the interior and exterior of our building to look for areas where we can improve the safety of our environment.  A report will be presented at the next School Council meeting – Wednesday, November 21st.

Progress Reports/Parent Teacher Interviews

Progress Reports will be sent home on Monday, November 12th.

Parent teacher interviews will be held on Friday, November 16th.  Information about booking an interview time will be included with your child’s progress report.

Parents can arrange to meet with their child’s teacher anytime during regular school hours if they have concerns about their child’s progress.  You may write a note in your child’s agenda or call the office and leave a message for a teacher.

Parent Information Evening

“Social Media:  Keeping Our Kids Safe” by TPS PC Scott Mills

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Runnymede C.I. (in the Auditorium).

Karen Kain School of the Arts – Admission and Information Evening

What: Parent/Guardian and Student Information Night for an Arts-Focused Middle School

When: 6:00 p.m. Thursday November 29, 2012

Where: Norseman JMS, 105 Norseman Ave. Etobicoke

Who: Interested Parents/Guardians of students entering grade 6 in September 2013.

Is your grade 5 son or daughter excited by the arts? Is he/she looking for a middle school experience in an enriched arts environment?

Grade 5 students interested in the arts now have another educational option available to develop their skills within a generalist Arts Focused school. On November 29, 2012, join Karen Kain School of the Arts Principal, Helene Pfeiffer and teachers for a Parent/Guardian and Student Information Night. The application process is open only to Grade 5 students.

Learn more about the school, curriculum and application process—students are welcome to attend too!

Visit and bookmark http://www.kksa.ca to keep up with the latest information about Karen Kain School of the Arts

Upcoming Dates

·         November 6th – Ursula Franklin Academy Open House

·         November 9th – 10:30 am – Remembrance Day Assembly

·         November 12th – Progress Reports sent home

·         November 13th – Western Technical Collegiate Institute Open House

·         November 16th – Parent Teacher Interviews

·         November 17th – Swansea Craft Fair

·         November 20th – Grade 4 Extended French Information Evening

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