Swansea Weekly Update: March 30, 2017

Final School Immunization Clinic
Grade 7 and 8 student immunization clinic is scheduled on Wednesday, 05 April 2017.
The following vaccines will be given:
• Second dose of hepatitis B vaccine to Grade 7 students
• Second dose of human papillomavirus vaccine to Gr 7 students and Gr 8
female students
• Toronto Public Health nurses will also immunize Grade 7 and 8 students who missed
their hepatitis B, meningococcal, and human papillomavirus vaccines at earlier
scheduled clinics.

Swansea Pub Night- Who’s up for a night out?

Click here to buy tickets

Summer Program at Swansea: Grades 1 – 8
Here are the ConEd 2017 Registration Forms – Elementary Summer School 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.
Completed forms are to be submitted to our Main office by May 1st, 2017.

2017 Parent Census
Please find a ParentLtr_JKGrade3_March2017, guardians or caregivers of
JK to Grade 3 students regarding the upcoming Parent Census in April.

Music Program Request for Mini Shakers
Mr Corbin is looking to collect the yellow plastic eggs from inside of Kinder eggs. The goal is to collect enough to create mini shakers for the primary students to use in class. It’s also a good way to keep plastic out of the landfills! Thank you for your support.

Team Unbreakable Running Program
Swansea is excited to be partnering with Team Unbreakable, which is an initiative of CameronHelps, a charity that focuses on improving mental health through recreational running. All students, from grades 5 – 8 are welcome to come out to run with us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:45 am.

The goal is promote mental fitness through physical fitness. This running program is for students who are new to running to those that are already experienced runners. Runners will keep a log of their runs including how they feel both before and after their runs. The end goal is the Team Unbreakable 5k Run on Sunday, June 11th at 9am at Coronation Park.

We start running on Thursday, March 30th at 7:45am. No previous running experience needed! See you on the Swansea Field!

Helping Our Kids Manage Anxiety – A Presentation for Parents April 20th
On Thursday, April 20, Runnymede Collegiate Institute (RCI) is hosting a presentation on Managing Teenage Anxiety and Stress at Home and School by MOSAICS Approach. RCI is opening this presentation to parents in its extended community. Space is limited, RSVPs are requested by April 10th to runnymedeschoolcouncil@gmail.com Please see Managing Teen Anxiety Apr 20 RCIfor more details.

Hair Whisperers
Parent Council would like to thank our volunteer Hair Whisperers for helping to keep those pesky nits at bay throughout the year. Our volunteers do at least 3 school-wide checks and then many class specific ones throughout the year.

We are always looking for more Hair Whisperers! No experience necessary. We will train newcomers! Able volunteers are encouraged to contact siobhanblessing@yahoo.ca

Pizza Day is Tuesday, April 4th!

Lion King JR
Attention Swansea parents and community members the time is almost here when you can finally buy tickets for Swansea’s amazing production of The Lion King JR! The cast has been rehearsing since November! Teachers, parents and students have been making costumes, props and puppets and getting the lights set up! We now have our backstage crew with us and the Dance Club will begin rehearsing with us too! We hope that you and your family will come to see the results of all this hard work on May 10th or May 11th at 6:30 in Swansea’s gym! Tickets go on sale next week on April 6th! You can buy online or send in the paper form and payment! Tickets will be delivered to your child’s classroom on May 8th! Please support the Arts here at Swansea and buy your tickets soon! Thank you!

Makerkids Programs start NEXT WEEK – Register 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
Summer programs
Elementary summer school being offered at these Ward 7 schools:
Fern (grades 2-8, English & French)
Swansea (grades 1-8, English & French)
Parkdale CI (for grades 5-8)
More info here: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/aboutus/innovation/summerprograms.aspx

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: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b0878df6277125cdd4bdaf317&id=a73601bccd&e=1b342f2ea7

Upcoming Events
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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