Swansea Weekly Update for April 20, 2017

TDSB French Policies & Procedures
Thanks to all parents who attended our Council meeting this week and provided feedback on the French program. If you have concerns, comments or suggestions about the TDSB’s Extended French Policy including program size, catchment boundaries, the sibling rule or balance with the English program please feel free to contact those below directly.
Swansea Parent Council

Kirsten Johnston
Program Coordinator
French as a Second Language
1 Civic Centre Court, Etobicoke, Ontario
(416) 394-6806
Jane Phillps-Long
Superintendent of Education- LN26
1 Civic Centre Court, Etobicoke, Ontario
(416) 394-2042

Robin Pilkey
Trustee Ward 7, Chair of Trustees
5050 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario

Swansea will be participating in the annual School Cleanup Day
On Friday, April 21st, students and staff will help rejuvenate our green spaces by picking up litter in our schoolyard, and neighbourhood parks. This is just one of the ways that Swansea will be celebrating Earth Day!

Summer Program at Swansea: Grades 1 – 8
Here are the registration forms for our summer program. The program runs from July 5 – 28 (Mornings only 8:45 – 11:45). There is no fee for this program and a mid-morning snack is provided each morning. Please indicate on the form if you are interested in the French or English program and attach a copy of your child’s First Term report card. ConEd 2017 Registration Forms – Elementary Summer School
Completed forms are to be submitted to our Main office by May 1st, 2017.

Kinder Egg Containers for Music
Only 45 more Kinder eggs to go and we have reached our goal of 210! Please send any remaining kinder egg-plastic eggs in to Mr. Corbin as soon as possible. Thank you to everyone who has brought them in so far! Keep them coming! Insert picture

Looking to get rid of some old toys? Mr Corbin is looking for MEGA BLOKS. The plan is to turn them into music note blocks that can be combined to compose rhythms and songs. Please donate any old MegaBloks to Mr Corbin. This is your chance to get rid of some toys!

Workshop for Parent of Teens and Pre-teens
What Keeps You Up at Night? This workshop for parents of teens and pre-teens is being offered at Humberside Collegiate on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 7-8:30pm in the Lismer Auditorium. See flyer

Ward 7 News
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is reviewing before- and after-school programs and lunchtime supervision for children in full-day kindergarten (FDK) classrooms, so we can learn about areas of strength and areas for improvement. The project is being guided by Dr. Joel A. Lopata, an external research consultant leading the collection and analysis of information gathered. If you are parents/guardians of 4 and 5-year-old children who have direct experience with FDK Before- and After-School Programs and/or Lunchroom Supervision in FDK classrooms, please click here www.surveymonkey.com/r/tdsbfdk2017.

An opportunity for public consultation will take place on Saturday April 22nd between 9:30-11:30 am at the Toronto District School Board’s office located at 5050 Yonge Street. Members of the public or staff who are interested in attending are asked to register by emailing us at tdsbfdk2017@gmail.com. Child minding is available. Written submissions are also welcome at the same e-mail. Your feedback is important to us. Staff will be compiling a report to be shared with the Board.

Upcoming Events:
April 21: Earth Day Assembly / Yard Clean up
April 22: Earth Day
April 23: Canada Book Day
April 24: Popcorn Day
April 26: Graduation Photos (SK and Gr. 8)
April 28: Jump Rope for Heart Event (K-6)
May 5: Chess Tournament
May 8: Children’s Mental Health Week
May 8: Popcorn Day
May 9: Pizza Day
May 10 & 11: Lion King Musical
May 14: Mother’s Day
May 15: Popcorn Day
May 16: Grad Photo Retakes
May 17: Parent Council Meeting
May 22: Victoria Day
May 23: Pizza Day
May 23 – June 5: EQAO Testing gr 3 & 6
May 26: Ramadan

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