From the Principal’s Desk – Nov 4, 2010

Arriving On Time
Swansea Public School starts at 8:45 am. A reminder to parents that it is important that students arrive prior to 8:43 am so they can line up with their classmates and enter the school with their teacher. To ensure the safety of our students we are asking parents to please leave their students with the classroom teacher and not accompany them into the school. Thank you for your assistance in making Swansea a safe place to learn.

Grade Three Parents
Applications are now available for the Junior Extended French Program for 2011-2012. Information on the application process was sent home with every grade 3 student. All applications are done on-line at www.tdsb.on.ca/pars. If you know of anyone who does not have access to a computer they may come to the office and we will help them with the application.

Grade 8 Parents
The Grade 8 graduation will be on Monday, June 27th. A sub-committee of School Council has been formed to plan and organize events surrounding this momentous event. The first meeting is on Wednesday, November 10th at 4:00 in the Library. Parents wishing to help out with graduation are asked to contact Lynn Harrison at 4.cookies@rogers.com.
Grade 8 students will be visiting Western Tech CI on the afternoon of Tuesday, November 16. An information letter is being sent home this week with the grade 8 students. A Humberside CI visit will arranged at a later date.

The Wild Wild Web
Parent presentation to help you stay current with what teens are doing on the internet and how to help them stay safe.
Tuesday, November 16, 7:00 pm
Runnymede Library – 2nd floor

CONNECTING WITH COMMUNITY& CREATING WELCOMING SCHOOLS
THE 2010 REPORT ON ONTARIO’S SCHOOL COUNCILS
People for Education
The 2010 Report on Ontario’s School Councils
http://www.peopleforeducation.com/reportonschoolcouncils2010.pdf

Growing Success – Reporting Student Success
The Ontario Ministry of Education has released a brochure “Supporting your Child’s Learning Through Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting”. It uses a Q & A format and clear visuals that show parents exactly where things have changed, where they have stayed the same and what to look for. It is available on http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/parents/ReportCard_En.pdf

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