Weekly Update for January 19th, 2017

Vision & Hearing Testing
Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS), a registered charitable foundation of TDSB is offering a vision and hearing screening at the school. The vision screening includes tests for visual acuity, colour blindness, depth perception and strabismus (eye turning in/out). The vision and hearing screenings are conducted by trained International Medical Graduates (IMG) and certified Communicative Disorder Assistant. A nominal fee is charged to cover the services administrative costs.

If a problem is detected at the screening, a note will be sent home to direct you to health care professionals for further evaluation, proper care and follow through.

The vision and hearing screening services are optional. If you are interested in having your child screened, please complete and sign the Vision& Hearing registration form and return to school as soon as possible. Please note that for a clinic to run at the school, a minimum of 25 students registered is required. Pending the required number of registered students, our vision and hearing screening is scheduled on 16th February, 2017.

For your additional information, for children 19 years and below, OHIP covers the cost of the eye examination by the Optometrist once a year.

Extended French: Application Process Jan 9 – Feb 2
A reminder that the application process opened on January 9th. A Gr. 4 & 7 Information evening is planned for Monday, January 30th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Library.

Next Parent Council Meeting- Wednesday Jan 25
Our next meeting is Wed Jan 25 at 6:45 pm in the library. This month Principal Mary Salvarinas will be presenting our School strategic plan (the School Improvement Plan or SIP). Mr. Soble, Ms. Cameron and Mme. Stuart will also be presenting with Ms. Salvarinas. If you can’t come to the meeting but have feedback, appreciation, a question or would like to volunteer, please email us at swanseaps@gmail.com. See you on Wednesday!

Volunteer Needed: Healthy Snack Program Coordinator
To assist the VP in running the Healthy Snack Program for the Primary grades
– Prepare, portion and place snacks in designated serving boxes, according to the approved menu, and deliver to classes
– Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage
– Clean work station and utensils
– Available to prepare snacks to be distributed for morning recess (9:00am -11:00am)
– Work hand in hand with the VP when supplies are running low and more needs to be ordered
– ONLY 2 HOURS PER DAY, starting three days a week and growing to 5

Reminder: Pizza Day is Tuesday, January 24th

Skills Canada Elementary Cardboard Boat Race on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
On this morning, Swansea and 30 other school teams from across the GTA will attempt to build a floating structure made of cardboard and duct tape that will outperform all others in speed and weight challenges. The Gym will be closed all day for this event; for safety reasons, spectators are not permitted in the gym. Pool will also be closed (swimming cancelled) in the afternoon – spectators are not permitted on the pool deck during competition, but the pool blinds will be up during the event for spectators to witness the competition.

Senior Swim Team
Senior Swim Team starting on Tuesday at lunch and Wednesday mornings at 7:30am.
Pick up forms at the pool. Starts on Tuesday January 24th.

Ministry of Education Student Advisory Council
Applications for the 2017-18 Minister’s Student Advisory Council are open! Calling all students in grades 7-12 at publicly funded schools! Watch this message from the Minister of Education www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfCH0Sr_IkQ&feature=youtu.be

Deadline to apply is Thursday, February 9, 2017 by midnight, EST. You must complete and submit your application online within one session. You cannot save your work. This is to protect your privacy and personal information. Find out what you need to complete your online application: www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/students/speakup/msac.html

Upcoming Events
Jan 20: PD day
Jan 23: Middle Schools Eco-Conference
Jan 24: Popcorn Day/Pizza day
Jan 25: Parent Council Meeting 6:45 p.m.
Jan 27: Little Red Theatre performance
Jan 28: Chinese/Lunar New Year
Jan 30: Extended French Info Session (for Gr. 4 & 7 entry) 6 – 7 p.m.
Jan 31: Cardboard Boat Race
Feb 2: Deadline for Ext French Applications
Feb 6: JK registration packages available for pick up (Main office)
Feb 7: Popcorn /Pizza Day
Feb 10: Red, White or Pink Spirit Day
Feb 12: Swansea at Marlies Hockey Game
Feb 14: Happy Valentine’s Day
Feb 15: First Term Reports go home/Parent Council Meeting 6:45 p.m.
Feb 16: Sight & Sound Clinic
Feb 17: PD Day for interviews (only for required students or by request)
Feb 20: Family Day (School Closed)
Feb 21: Pizza Day/JK Registration day Room 116
Feb 22: Pink Shirt Day
Feb 23: JK Registration day Room 116 / Popcorn Day

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