Weekly Update for November 12, 2015

Parent Council Meeting: WED, NOV 18 @ 6:45 pm

At this meeting Principal Ms. Mary Salvarinas will give us an overview of Swansea’s strategic plan and we will be reviewing our budget.  If you cannot attend the meeting but have a question or comment for Council, or if you are interested in volunteering, please email us at


Welcome to our own Swansea Shark!

Many thanks to all the Swansea Parents who contributed to the purchase of our own mascot costume through Parent Council fundraising, Shark Clothing, Popcorn Days and Dance-a-thons.   Thanks to the Safe Schools Committee for spearheading the purchase.  Go Sharks!

Swansea Parent Council



 Volunteers Needed: Parent Class Coordinators

The following teachers STILL NEED a parent coordinator: Ms. Stuart, Mr Chris Higgins, Mr Mike Higgins, Mr. Pigeon, Ms. Orr-Lombardo, Ms. Natasha Chatterjee

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

If you’re interested in helping out, email Zannat Reza with your name, your child’s name and teacher’s name.   Please put Class Parent Coordinator in the subject line of your email. Orientation will be provided via email.  Thanks!


Pizza Day Update

If you put in a request on your pizza order form to be reminded of Pizza day and did not receive an email last month, please email: so we can add you to the email reminder list. Sorry for the inconvenience.  If you would like to view the next Pizza Day dates, please refer to the Swansea Public School website – Resources page:

Pizza Day is always on a Tuesday and usually takes place on the last Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December and June.

Subway Sandwich Fundraiser is Back 
Calling all grade 6, 7 and 8 students!  Are you tired of your regular lunch? Want to try something different? Starting in January students in grades 6 through 8 can order a 6″ sub sandwich and drink for $5 ($1.75/order goes to fund Swansea Parent Council initiatives)

Sub Days will be held on: Tuesday January 12th, Tuesday February 9th, Tuesday March 8th, Tuesday April 12th, Tuesday May 10th and Tuesday June 14th.  Please return the order form and payment to your teacher no later than Friday December 11th.  If any parents would like to help out on the Sub Days please email:

For Grade 5 Students: 

Here are Parent information evening (Fall ).KKSAfor the Information evening and application process for Karen Kain School of the Arts.

TDSB Parent Conference:  Nov 14th

Join us for the 9th Annual Parent Conference: Parent Involvement Makes a Difference, presented by the Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) and the TDSB Parent and Community Engagement Office.

This year’s theme is Unlocking Your Child’s Potential and registration is now open!

This inspirational day-long event will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Avenue).

Please visit the Parent Conference page for details and to register.

For additional information, please email or call 416-397-3529.

Swansea Craft & Bake Sale

The 21st Annual Swansea Craft Sale is coming!  Saturday, November 21st from 10-3pm.  Please seePoster  for details or check our website

Lost & Found To Be Donated

Please check the Lost and Found for your child’s items.  The area is overflowing and ALL items will be collected, cleared out and donated by Friday, Nov 27th so this is your chance to have a look or get your children to check for any and all missing items.  Thank-you!

Holiday Cards

Swansea Public School is pleased to announce that we are beginning a new FUNdraising art initiative beginning this week! The children will be invited to take part in a card designing class that parents may buy in good time for the Holiday Season. The cards are being created, published and sold to help raise much needed funds for our Parent Council who will receive a percentage of all profits made. The cards will be sold in packs of 10 for the reasonable price of $20 including applicable tax. We hope that you will support this project.

The initiative is being overseen by DoDads, a FUNdraising concept for schools, run by a number of ‘stay at home’ Dads of children at Swansea Public School.

If you do have any questions at this stage or for further information please visit their website at

Flu Immunization Clinics

Toronto Public Health is offering free flu immunization clinics from October 28th to November 30, 2015.  For flu clinic locations, please refer to the TPH website  or call the Immunization Information Centre at 416-392-1250.


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