From the School Council — Nov. 10, 2011

Next School Council Meeting – Wed Nov 16th

6:45PM to 8:30PM in the library (2nd floor)

If you can’t make the meeting but have a burning question, please email us at

A few highlights of what will be discussed:

·         7:00 Business arising from the Minutes – Donor Tree Update
·         7:05 Order of the Day — Library report
·         7:20 Order of the Day – Fundraising proposal — Pub Night
·         7:35 Order of the Day – Lunch room proposal (sound issues)

To read the full agenda:

Craft Sale Volunteers Needed


The Swansea Craft Sale needs volunteers! They need adults and senior students interested in getting S points. Volunteers are needed for various jobs the week before the craft sale, helping set up the night before (Fri Nov 18) and on the day of (Sat Nov 19). Contact for more details or to volunteer.

Ward 7 Update

Find out more about space issues (full-day kindergarten & French programs), budget cuts, pools and parental engagement.

Chapters Night – Nov 28th

This year’s Chapter’s Night will be on Monday, November 28th from 6-9pm. Come out and support Swansea students performing on the Chapters stage at the Bloor Street West Chapters. Be entertained, enter the door prize, shop for the holidays and have fun!  Remember, Swansea will receive 15% of the total of sales that evening and will be given Chapters Gift Cards for the school to use. Please note that you cannot use your Chapters irewards or plum rewards cards for this fundraiser.

Mark Your Calendar for Swansea’s 4th Annual Spelling Bee

On the evening of Thursday December 8, Swansea P.S. will host our 4th annual spelling bee! The event will be divided into two parts – a primary bee for students in grades 1-3, followed by a senior bee for students in grades 4-8. Participants will be made up of the top two spellers from each class and Swansea teachers are currently running classroom bee’s to determine the participating spellers. More details to come…

QSP Magazine Fundraiser

Thank you to all of the families that participated in this year’s fall fundraiser by ordering magazine subscriptions. Our campaign finished on October 17 and we are happy to report $12,540 for Swansea (we received 38% of $33,000 in total sales). This will help contribute to valuable programs in our school like Scientists in the Schools, field trips and many others.

Prizes will be awarded this week as well as a Pizza Party for the class with the greatest participation.

Remember, magazine orders can be placed anytime throughout the year. The holidays are approaching and a magazine subscription or gift card would make a great gift. Just order online at, our school number is 9218. There are additional paper order forms available if you leave a note for a QSP Volunteer with your child’s teacher or in the office.

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