March break will take place March 13-17 2017. The school will be closed during that time.
Every March Break, students and families from across the TDSB have the opportunity to participate in camps that are being offered in our schools through our community partners. Each partner has been provided free space through the Priority Schools Initiative (PSI) program and all camps are free or subsidized for participants. This March Break we have over 80 camps running in the 77 PSI schools. A full list of programs, along with hours, fees and contact information can be found by visiting the following link: www.tdsb.on.ca/AboutUs/Innovation/MarchBreakCamps.aspx
Follow Broadlands on Twitter
Vice Principal Malini Hyland will be tweeting with info for our parents and students. The Twitter account does not require you to have Twitter— you can check it out here: www.twitter.com/MaliniHylandVP
Parents as Partners Conference 2017
- Our Grade 3-6 Choir came in first place at the Kiwanis Festival February 14. Fantastic Job! Thank you to Mme Schatz and Mme Khemraj for coaching them!
- Congratulations to our very successful boys and girls Grade 4, 5, 6 Hockey Team. The Broadlands Bulldogs Hockey Team won all of their games up to and including the final game against Keele Street PS Cougars March 1. They won the Conference Champions in overtime. A huge thank you to coaches M. Bondy and JJ Salmon.
The Parents as Partners Conference 2017 is on Saturday, 1 April and all parents are welcome! Please share the attached flyer widely with your community and use all channels including school council, newsletter, voice mail, signage and website to inform parents about this valuable opportunity.
This free conference – planned by parents, for parents – includes a variety of workshops (transitions, planning, special education, mental health and well-being, literacy and more!) and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home.
Transportation, childcare, food and translators are all provided. Registration opens mid-February.
Registration is open until 15 March 2017 www.parentsaspartners.ca
Our school would like to move to an online system for collecting payments. At present, we have 35% of our school signed up; we need more people to sign up! To register for School Cash Online, please visit https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com select “Get Started Today” and complete the three registration steps.
Do you have a child in Junior Kindergarten?
The Toronto District School Board guarantees an offer of placement in the Early French Immersion (not a specific school) to all on-time applicants. Families must apply on-line (for a JK aged child) at www.tdsb.on.ca/pars between November 1, 2016 and December 1, 2016; you can now apply as a late applicant only. Due to limited space at Broadlands, the TDSB is making changes to our catchment area. Please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/french for more information.
Parents - to check on the status of a late bus, please go to this website: https://www.torontoschoolbus.org/school-bus-delays/
Program Area Review Team (PART) Update
In September 2018 the French Immersion program at Broadlands PS becomes Grades SK to 5 and Broadlands students will continue on a pathway from Broadlands (SK to 5) – Windfields (6-8) – York Mills (9-12).
Who do I speak to when I have questions/concerns?
We want to work with our Broadlands community and families. Attached is an outline of who to contact when those questions and concerns arise.
Steps to Address Your Questions and Concerns.pdf
Outdoor Learning Centre Update
Our Outdoor Learning Centre is open and ready for students. It is fantastic to watch the students of our school making use of the revitalized area! After the construction, there are many new activities for students: a large sand pit, a chalk board and logs to balance and walk on. Our Grade 1 students also use this area at recess. Thank you to TD Canada Trust Friends of the Environment for their generous donation. Also, a huge thank you to the many families who provide financial support for this project!
Broadlands Kiss & Ride Program
With the cooperation of our Community Liaison Police Officer, Broadlands has started a Kiss n’ Ride in front of our school. Parent volunteers meet cars just West of the bus loop entrance, and our Grade 6 Safety Patrol student s escort students to their playground. This helps to keep the traffic flow moving and to reduce/eliminate the need for cars to park, either in front of the school or in the parking lot. We need two more parent volunteers one day a week from 8:15-8:30 a.m. to ensure that the Kiss & Ride will take place every day. If you are available, please contact M Duwyn. We do want to ensure that we keep the area around our school as safe as possible for our community. A new Green Kiss & Ride sign has been added to the area, which reads "STUDENT PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF AREA"
A few reminders when using the Kiss & Ride:
- Pull up as far west as you can in the Kiss n’ Ride area to let other cars in
- Please be respectful of our neighbours: do not block, park or turn around in their driveways
- Please avoid making a 3 point turn in the bus loop entrance or exit; try Coral Cove Crescent to circle around if you are coming from the east ( please respect the signs and park on only one side of the street as posted)
- Please avoid using the school parking lot for drop offs, start to make use of the Kiss 'n Ride!
- Please leave a few minutes earlier as we all adjust to the changes
SAFE ARRIVAL PHONE NUMBER: 416-395-2092
The safe arrival number is available 24 hours a day, so just call it and leave the reason for your child's absence, teachers name
Schools and Parents Working Together for Our Students
This video has been created as a tool to help explain the role that parents/guardians play in supporting student achievement and well-being and emphasizes the importance of parent engagement across our system. http://www.tdsb.on.ca/AboutUs/DirectorofEducation/VisionforLearning.aspx.
8:15-8:30 (supervised yard)
8:30 School starts
3:00 School Ends
Edited March 6, 2017