Grade 8 Information

ATTENTION GRADE 8 PARENTS

This will be the first of several emails that we will be sending you to keep you updated on activities that we will be doing to get your child ready for high school and celebrate their time at Swansea PS. We encourage you to also talk to your child about these activities to ensure that they attend information sessions and complete and return the necessary forms on time.

GUIDANCE

We are in full swing of the transition process for our Grade 8 students.

Reminder: The Transition to Nine Information Evening of Parents is happening this Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm at Runnymede Public School.

The Choices for Nine Brochure will be coming home next week. Please be sure to ask your son/daughter for it!

Over the next few months we will be taking the students to our local high schools in the Swansea catchment area. Please remember to attend information nights at the secondary schools with your child. Many of the specialized programs have varying program requirements and deadlines so please make note of these.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

We will be taking the Grade 8 students to visit Western Technical School on Tuesday, November 12th in the afternoon. Students need to bring their lunch to school so we can eat first and leave promptly at 12:00 from Swansea P.S. The tour and presentation is from 12:30 to 2:30 and then we will walk the students back and dismiss at 3:06 pm. This is a compulsory excursion as we want our students to visit all of our local high schools so that they can make an informed choice when applying for high school.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

We will be taking the students to visit Humberside C.I. in the afternoon. Once again, this is a compulsory tour as we want our students to experience all of their options for high school. If students plan to be absent that day they must have a note signed by their parents. We will not be allowing students to make phone calls home that morning. More details to follow in December.

Parent Information Nights

  • Western Technical School: November 12 at 6:30 pm
  • Western Technical School: Specialized Programs: November 26 at 6:30pm
  • Humberside C.I.: January 7 at 7:00pm

Optional Attendance due: January 31, 2014*

*Please remember that some specialized schools/programs have earlier dates

If you have any questions, please email Shelly Long-Bokma and/or call the school to leave a message.

GRADE 8 GRAD TRIP

Our grade 8 grad trip to Camp Wahonowin has been booked for June 16 – 20, 2014. Permission forms and payment schedule will be given to the students at the end of October. This will be our 4th year going to camp and our grade 8’s have always enjoyed this week to celebrate with the friends they have made at Swansea PS.

GRADE 8 GRADUATION

Grade 8 graduation will be on Wednesday, June 25th. Following the graduation ceremonies there will be a dance in the Swansea gym. Swansea School Council sponsors this dance and we are looking for parent volunteers to help with this committee. Please email or call Ms. Ridley if you are interested in helping with this committee. We will be holding our first meeting in November.

Graduation photos will be taken in the spring – date to be confirmed soon.

Karen Ridley
Principal
Swansea PS
Karen.Ridley@tdsb.on.ca
416-393-9080

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