We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. Our school dismisses at the regular time December 23. Please be advised that the school office will be closed for the holidays from December 26-January 6. School resumes January 9 2017.
Our school would like to move to an online system for collecting payments. At present, we have 26% 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 school catchment area. Starting in September 2017, students in the Rene Gordon, Fenside and Roywood English Catchment areas will go to Brian P.S. for French Immersion.
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
The recommendations of the PART were approved November 23 at the Board Meeting, which means that 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). See the most recent update in this letter that went home with all students November 25: P20161125-YorkMillsClusterBoardDecisionParentLetter-v3.pdf
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. Friday November 18 we organized a tree/shrub planting day, adding 4 large trees and 5 large bushes to the outside perimeter of the Outdoor Learning Centre. 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 Officer Neil, 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 students 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:
· 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 December 21, 2016