Swansea Weekly Update: March 23, 2017

2017 Student and Parent Census
APRIL is the TDSB’s Census Month! This is the third administration of the TDSB’s Student and Parent Census. The success of this third Census relies on full co-operation from school communities in order to ensure a very high participation rate from all students (Grades 4-12) and parents (of JK-Grade 6 students).

This ParentLtr_Ele_March2017_v3should be returned with students for parents who do not want their child to participate in the Student Census — simply fill out the slip attached to the letter and return it to school before April.

Swansea Pub Night- got your tickets?
Time to get your tickets for Swansea Pub Night. It’s happening Friday April 7th at the Crooked Cue and it’s going to be a blast. With live and silent auction items like a BMW 5 series for the weekend and a gymnastics party for your bouncy kid and seven friends, yummy food, a one-night shark cocktail for $7, and danceable tunes from live band Arden And The Tourists, you’ll want to be there.

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Jump Rope for Heart
The Heart and Stroke Jump Rope For Heart campaign will be kicking off on April 5th at Swansea. There are great prizes to be earned! This year, the Heart and Stroke Foundation will give a 10% return on whatever Swansea can raise. Last year we raised just over $8,000!! On April 28th grades JK-6 (with some participating grade 7 and 8 students) will be skipping in the gym throughout the day.

Pink Day
April 12th is our PINK day activities. There will be an assembly and a dance-a-thon. Students and staff are encouraged to wear pink on that day.

Adventures in Wisdom: A life-coaching program for kids
Starting Thursday, March 30, 2017, the next unit of the Adventures in Wisdom coaching program will be offered to students in grades 2-5. One program will run during the lunch hour and one will run after school from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. The content of the two sessions will be the same.

This brand new unit is called DreamPower. During this unit, students will learn how to live the life they want to live by learning how to create a vision, learning how to goal set to achieve their vision and then learning how to create a positive mindset through visualization and affirmations. Students will learn how to make their dreams a reality!

There are just a couple of spots still available in each session. If you are interested in registering your son or daughter in the program, please email Jennifer at jenlordaiw@gmail.com by Saturday, March 25, 2017. The cost of the six-week session, including the student workbook, is $80.00.

MakerKids Robotics & Coding Spring Registration NOW!
Our mission is to empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world. Our STEM-based programs for kids will expand kids’ inventiveness, build their 21st century skills and technical skills.

Robotics: Make It Move: Wednesdays, April 5-May 24, 3:30-5pm, 8wks, Gr5-8
Coding: Code Real World Objects: Tuesdays, April 4-May 23, 3:30-5pm, 8wks, Gr 2-4

Please register now at, http://makerkids.com/school-programs/ Questions? Reach us at info@makerkids.com
Thanks again to McRock Capital for the available scholarship spots. Please contact Ms. George to discuss scholarship possibilities.
Trial classes
Explore coding, robotics and Minecraft! Join one or more of our $10 trial classes from March 27 to April 9. Classes are 2 hours and have a maximum of 8 kids. More info

Ward 7 News
Parents as Partners Conference
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – This year, the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC), Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), Mental Health and Well-Being Parent Partnership Committee and Model Schools for Inner Cities’ Parent Academies are thrilled to join together to bring one all-inclusive conference to TDSB parents and caregivers. To register, please go to this link:

Upcoming Events
Mar 28: Gr. 4 – 8 Aboriginal Performance & Workshop (a.m.)
Mar 29: Lockdown Practice
Mar 30: Popcorn Day
April 4: Pizza Day
April 5: Grade 7 & 8 Immunization Clinic/ K-6 Jump Rope for Heart Assembly (a.m.)
April 6: Gr. 7 & 8 assembly to review Dress Code
April 7: Swansea Pub Fundraiser
April 10: Passover (sundown)
April 11: JK/SK Dance-a-thon
April 12: Int’l Day of Pink – Gr. 1 – 6 Dance-a-thon
April 12: Parent Council Mtg 6:45pm
April 13: Popcorn Day/ Rock & Rings in gym
April 14: Good Friday
April 17: Easter Monday (school closed)
April 18 – 21: Gr. 6’s to Mono Cliffs Outdoor Ed’n Ctr
April 18: 11 Division Chess Tournament/ Pizza Day
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)

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