Update October 29, 2015

School Addition Update
Thanks to the many parents who attended last week’s Parent Council meeting and asked great questions.  We definitely communicated that the timely completion of our addition is very important to Swansea parents.

The TDSB has confirmed today, after meeting with the contractor Friday that our addition is still on track for completion in December so that students will be in their new classrooms in early January 2016. Thanks for your continued patience. Details about our Grand Opening are coming soon!

Mary Salvarinas, Principal
Heather Chiavegato, Parent Council Chair

Swansea’s Hallowe’en Parade
The Parade is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, October 30th, 2015. If weather permits, our route will be as follows:  North on Windermere Ave.; East on Morningside to Lavinia.  North on Lavinia to the Fire Station.  East on DeForest to Durie and south on Durie to Rennie Park, and back up to the school.  Please join us, if you are available.
Assisted crossing will be available by 11 Division Police.

Should it rain on Friday afternoon, we will hold our Parade indoors through the hallways and ending in the School Gym.
Wishing everyone a safe Hallowe’en.

Volunteers Needed: Class Parent Coordinators
The following teachers still need a parent coordinator: Ms. Merenda, Ms. Awrey, Mme Yam, Ms. Anderson, Ms. Orr-Lombardo, Mr. Warr, Ms. Stuart, Mr. Pigeon, Mr. C Higgins, Ms Chui, Mr. M. Higgins.  Please email swanseaps@gmail.com if you are able to help out.

The Class Parent Coordinators will:
•    support teachers in organizing and/or communicating with parents on class-specific activities/events when requested by the teacher
•    help teachers recruit parent volunteers e.g. for field trips, Scholastic orders etc.
•    help Parent Council recruit parent volunteers and send out Council communications as needed

Swansea Craft Sale Sponsorship
Are you a Swansea parent with a local/small business looking to give back to Swansea School and get some promotion within the local community? The Craft Sale is one of the school’s larger fundraisers.  Your contribution to our sale would greatly support Swansea Students.

We would like to welcome our newest sponsors, Westside Fun andPrep Academy Tutors, along with our returning sponsors, Bloor Animal Hospital and Art in Action to this year’s Craft Sale.
Please contact Sylvia Chong with any questions or further details, sylvchong@yahoo.com

TDSB Parenting Conference- Saturday, November 14
All parents are welcome to attend this conference on Saturday, November 14 at Earl Haig Secondary School.  There will be lots of great workshops including topics on Understanding progress reports and report cards, Navigating Social Media, Secondary Pathways, French, Helping your Child Succeed, Bullying, STEM and more.  For more information and to register, please go to: www.tdsb.on.ca/community/howtogetinvolved/conferences.aspx

Early French Immersion:  A message for Parents of Children in Junior Kindergarten.
The TDSB offers Early French Immersion beginning in Senior Kindergarten.  All class activities in this program are conducted in French until the end of Grade 3.  To find the early French program for your home address, please visit the following website:  www.tdsb.on.ca/ElementarySchool/SchoolChoices/FrenchPrograms
The application process for Early French Immersion begins on November 2nd, 2015.  The deadline for applications is December 3rd, 2015.


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