Swansea Weekly Update May 26, 2016

Reminder: Pizza Day is Tuesday, May 31st.

Additional Vice Principal at Swansea for 2016-17
As announced at the April Parent Council Meeting, Swansea qualified for an additional administration support in the role of part time Vice Principal to work alongside Ms. Salvarinas and Ms. George. This VP Swansea Letter to community from Superintendent Jane Phillips-Long announces the addition of Ms. Patterson to the Swansea PS community. We look forward to welcoming Ms. Patterson to Swansea in September.

Mental Health & Wellness Symposium
At Swansea we strive to integrate mental health and well- being into the daily lives of our students. This year our Mental Health & Wellness Symposium will be held on June 22nd, for all grade seven students. The symposium will cover topics such as, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Mindfulness, Healthy Eating and Healthy Relationships.

Students will be divided into groups where they will rotate to the various workshops. The morning session workshops will focus on positive strategies to help our students in making good decisions. Presenters will cover topics such as Kids Help Phone, Stress, Anxiety and Depression. The afternoon workshops will provide tips for healthy living.

We’re ready for the EQAO Testing: May 30 – June 6th
EQAO Testing begins on May 30th at Swansea for Grades 3 & 6 students. If your child will be away from school during the week of May 30th, please consult with your child’s teacher. Research shows that students who get a good night’s rest and enjoy a healthy breakfast are ready for school and as such, ready for a successful EQAO testing session! Thank you for your support during this busy time of year.

It’s that time of year again….Scholatic Book Fair!
The Scholastic Book Fair is back in the Library this year – and just in time for summer reading! The Book Fair will be on Monday, May 30th through to Thursday, June 2nd.
Flyers will be coming home this week where you will find the date and time your child’s class has been invited to the Book Fair, along with additional times for parents.
Thank you for your support. Happy Reading!
Sarah Legacy, Librarian

Staff Appreciation Lunch – Donations Needed
Wednesday, June 8, Swansea Parent Council will be thanking our children’s school leaders by hosting a small continental breakfast and lunch for our teachers, support staff and administration. Parents are asked to donate food items for this event. There are a variety of choices that parents can select from. Please take a look at the list and help us express our sincere thank you for all those involved in our children’s school year.
If you have any questions please contact Sean Purvis at tspurvis@hotmail.com
Sign up link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044caba62cabfc1-teacher

*IMPORTANT: MOVIE TIME CHANGE*
On Sunday May 29, Humber Cinemas will be host to a Swansea Family Movie Day! We will be watching the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds in which we will finally find out why the birds are so angry. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. Angry Birds Ticket Order Form can be found here. Forms must be completed and returned to your child’s home room teacher by Thursday May 26th. Movie Tickets will be sent home on Friday May 27th.
PLEASE NOTE: The start time of the movie is 12:00pm on Sunday May 29th.

Swansea CRC: Spring Fling Dance
The Swansea Community Centre’s annual fund-raising dance, the Spring Fling, will be held on Friday, May 27 from 8:30pm-12:30am at the Centre (15 Waller Ave). Advanced tickets have been strong, but there will definitely be tickets at the door. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information please call 416-392-6796

Lost & Found
Please come have a look for your child’s missing items in the basement Lost & Found tables. All items will be cleared out and donated by June 3rd.

Ward 7 Trustee Robin Pilkey
Please find attached the link to my May trustee newsletter
May 2016 Ward 7 Newsletter

Workshop: How to Navigate Difficult Conversations with Children
King George PS is hosting an evening with educator and grief therapist Andrea Warnick on Monday, May 30th from 6:30-7:30. See Andrea Warnickfor details.

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