From the Principal’s Desk — Nov. 24, 2011

Swansea Craft Sale

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our 17th Annual Craft Sale.  Special thanks to Karey Heard for organizing this event, all the volunteers who helped out – baking, setting and cleaning up, running the kitchen, selling raffle tickets and admission tickets and all the other multitude of tasks that made this day such a success and to Doug and Val, our wonderful caretaking staff, who looked after us all day. Thanks also to the alumni who returned to help out – it is always wonderful to have our graduates back.  It was truly an amazing community event – we raised money for both Swansea PS and for the families in need in our community.

Thanks to everyone who donated baked goods to the bake sale. It was a big success! If you left any containers that you would like back, you can pick them up in the community centre kitchen.

Milk Program

Our milk program is returning in January 2012.  Order forms will be sent home this week and must be returned by Friday, December 9th.  White and chocolate milk will be available every Monday and Wednesday at a cost of $20.00 for 6 months.  Subsidies are available for families who cannot afford this program – please talk to your child’s teacher or the office staff.

Vision Screening

Swansea is hosting a Hearing and Vision Screening Clinic on November 28, 29 and 30th.  The cost of this screening is $15.00.  Subsidies are available to families who cannot afford this cost.  Forms were send home at the beginning of the week and are due back by Friday, November 25th.

Student Census

The TDSB is conducting a Student Census on November 25th for students in grade 7 – 12.  Swansea students will be completing this survey  in the morning on November 25th.  The purpose of this census is to help the TDSB find out who the students are and how they feel about their lives in school and outside of school.  They will use this information to build a better school system that will improve the chances of success for all students in all schools.  Information booklets were be sent home at the beginning of this week.

Winter Concert

Our winter concert will take place on Tuesday, December 6th at Windermere United Church at 7:00 pm.  This is a performance concert and will include:
Primary Choir

Grade 3 Choir
Junior Choir
Senior Choir
Ace Recorder
Senior Band
Junior and Senior Strings

An information letter will be coming home shortly for students who are performing in this concert.


Every child’s birthday is always a special event but we need to balance these celebrations with the daily academic program in each class. If you wish to send food to celebrate your child’s birthday please discuss this with his/her teacher PRIOR to the day to ensure that this does not interrupt the daily program. Please remember that all food must be nut free.

Shark Tank

Check out the painting of our Shark Tank

Scrabble Club

The Scrabble Club will be meeting in the library every TUESDAY  at lunch in the library.  Any student in Grades 4 to 8 is welcome to come and join.

Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 28th – Chapters Night
Tuesday, November 29th – Pizza Day
Tuesday, December 6th – 7 pm – Winter Concert – Windermere United Church
Thursday, December 8th – Spelling Bee
Friday, December 9th – PA Day
Wednesday, December 14th – School Council meeting
Thursday, December 15th – deadline for Grade 4 Extended French applications
Thursday, December 15 – Primary Concert
Saturday, December 24, 2011 – January 8, 2012 – Winter Holidays

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