From the Principal’s Desk – Sept. 21, 2011

Swansea Realignment

Yesterday Swansea was allotted 2 additional teachers for Kindergarten and Grade 1 – 3.  We are currently working with Elementary Staffing to hire these new teachers and establish new classrooms.  Further information will be provided as soon as this process is complete.  Staff are working together to ensure a smooth transition during this process.

Curriculum Night

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

·   6:30 – 6:50 Introduction in gym

·   7:00- 7:20 Session One

·   7:25 – 7:45 Session Two


The purpose of this evening is to give you the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and see your child’s work portfolio.  Your child’s teacher will also prepare a short presentation outlining their program plans for the school year, their expectations with regard to homework, attitude and behaviour and their methods of assessment and evaluation.

This is not the time for a personal interview regarding your child’s progress.

Each teacher will do two presentations in order to accommodate parents who have more than one child in the school.

In order for you to get the most out of Curriculum Night, we will continue with our traditional practice of not having any students or younger siblings present at school during the evening.   We are looking forward to seeing you on Curriculum Night.

Swansea Clothing

Orders are now being taken for Swansea Clothing.  Senior students will be in front of the main office everyday from 3:05-3:35 pm to allow parent to view the samples so that they get a better idea of the sizing for when they order.  Refunds will not be provided for items that are too small, so if in doubt order the larger size.  Deadline for orders is Wednesday, September 28th.

Terry Fox Run

Swansea’s annual Terry Fox Run is scheduled for Friday, September 23rd at 2:10 pm.  Students are asked to bring a Toonie for Terry.  Staff and students can also sign a running shoe if they are running for someone touched by cancer.  These will be displayed in the front hall.  Who are you running for?

Dental Screening

Dental screening will start on Tuesday, September 27th.  All students will be screened and parents will be notified if any dental problems are detected.

School Photo Day

Class photos and individual photos will be taken on Friday, September 30th.  Grade 7 class photos will be rescheduled for after the Grade 7 Retreat.  Flyers will be sent home next week.

International Language Classes (Serbian)

Serbian classes are offered on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 6 pm. Students take 2.5 hours of language instruction every week for 30 weeks. Classes mix academic study with fun. Through games, songs, hands on activities, storytelling and writing, students can learn a language and have fun discovering more about cultural components, customs and traditions of the specified language.

Registration for the International Languages Program will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 from 3:30 – 6:00 pm. The first day of class will be Wednesday, September 28, 2011.

For registration, please bring the following information:

Student’s OHIP Number,
Emergency Contact Name and Tel. number (eg. neighbour, family friend, extended family),
There is a $20 materials fee.

Please note that a minimum of 23 registrations is required in order of open a new class. For further information, contact Jasminka Cimesa, ILE/AH Program Officer at 416 524-5965.

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