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Final School Council Memo 
Click here to read the final memo from School Council and information to contact your Class Parent Rep for 2017-2018

Givins/Shaw End of Year Letter
Please click here for a copy of the Givins/Shaw end of year letter and the list for next year's tentative teaching assignments and corresponding classroom numbers. Hard copies of the letter are available at the office. A reminder that report cards go home on Tuesday, June 27.

Retirement Party
You are all invited to join in the celebration of our three retiring teachers on June 27th starting at 3:30 PM in the library.  This is an opportunity to stop by and send best wishes to Mr. Martin Franklin, Ms. Alice Huynh and Ms. Kim MacIntyre on their retirement.  On behalf of School Council, we would like to say a special "thank you" to them for their dedication to our children.  We so very much appreciate them and the time they have given to Givins Shaw and its students.  All the best to the three of you - you will be missed and know that you are always welcome to visit!

School Council Meeting Minutes 
These are located under the tab "Parents" / "School Council" on the left side of this page 

Bulldog Bulletin School Newsletter for June 22nd
Please click here for the May, 2017 Bulldog Bulletin (from School Council)

Givins/Shaw Art Show Celebrating Canada's 150
Come see our student art show from 3:30 to 6:30 in the gym

Used Children's Book Sale - June 21st 9 AM - 4 PM in the gym 
Please bring your books (children/pre-teen) to the area outside of the gym. 
If you want to assist with set up, sales or bringing the leftover books to donation please let Council know. givinsshawcouncil@gmail.com 

Thank You to all for an amazing Fun Fair - http://mailchi.mp/5f6fe2dc0f8d/thank-you-fun-fair

Bulldog Bulletin School Newsletter for May, 2017
Please click
here for the May, 2017 Bulldog Bulletin (from School Council) 

Cancellation of the Island School Excursion for Grade 5 and 6 Students
The end of year overnight excursion for our Grade 5 and 6 students has been cancelled due to the flooding at Centre Island. On May 18, the TDSB closed the Island School for the rest of the school year. Givins/Shaw was booked to go to the Island School from June 26 - 28. We are working with the coordinating principal of Outdoor Education in the TDSB to see if we an make alternative arrangements for our students.  

Fun Fair 
May 27th - We need all parents to participate and there are lots of ways to do it.  Click here to sign up to bake, bring in a salad, spend an hour face painting, help run some games, supervise a race etc ...  

Parent Social - May 18th @ Cadillac Lounge 

We SING. We DANCE. We ROCK. for the Kids of Givins Shaw Junior Public School
Adult Only Event
Doors Open at 6PM

MC : Seán Cullen

Lineup : Chad Gendron, Chris Howden, Gord Rand, Helen Spitzer, Jeanie Calleja, Jeremy Down, Joanne Boland, Jodi Lastman, Joe Tetreau, Lorna Fotiadou, Martin Franklin, Natalie Radford, Patti Kain, Paul Comeau, Seán Cullen, Shae Pirie, Stephanie Hodnett & Abigail Pinto Correia

Band : Alisdair Jones, Helen Spitzer, Jeremy Down, Justin McMillan, Martin Franklin, Michael Barclay, Paul Comeau & Thomas Carroll

Parent Band is back! This year we're singing for an important cause! TECH-IN-THE-CLASSROOM has empowered teachers with stronger teaching tools, and enriched students’ learning and understanding beyond the classroom. We SING. We DANCE. We ROCK with TUNES FOR TECH. We've got an amazing line-up of talent so please join us, support us and be social with us! Tickets available in advance (if purchasing 2 or more OR at the door) 


Parent Letter for our Spring Concert 2017
Please click here for the letter about our Wednesday, May 3 Junior (Gr. 3 - 6) spring concert. It will be a great way to focus on the importance of the arts during education week.

Parent Input For 2017/18 Class Placements
A letter regarding parent input for 2017/18 Givins/Shaw class placements went home with all SK to Grade 4 students on Monday. Please click here for a copy of the letter and here for a copy of the classroom organization model for our next school year. AS you will read, we are asking for letters to be returned to home room teachers by Friday, April 28.   

Silent Auction - Request for Items
Looking for Silent Auction items from parents - if you have concert tickets, sports tickets, gift cards, new items that you have at home but don't want, favourite restaurants you frequent that you could get a gift card from, a service you could offer (landscaper, home maintenance, babysitting, stylist, personal shopper, accountant etc ..) Please complete a donation form and drop off your item in the school office this month. Thank you!

Givins/Shaw Eco Week Information
Please click here for information about our upcoming Eco Week events

Please drop off your
completed Census forms to the office. 

Latest
School Council meeting minutes are posted under the tab Parents / School Council 

THANK YOU to hullmark for once again being our lead sponsor for the Fun Fair, May 27th.  If you know of any other businesses interested in sponsoring the Fun Fair please let Council know. Onsite recognition at the event and exposure to hundreds of people in the community are just two of the benefits! The Fun Fair is Givins Shaw's biggest fundraiser of the year and we count on the dollars raised to provide enrichment programs for the students throughout the year. 

Spring Sports 
Boys’ Soccer with Mr Lightbody
Practices will be Mon. and Wed. at 8:00 am on the G/S field

Girls’ Soccer with Ms. Grasman
Practies will be Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:00 am on the G/S/ field

Ultimate Frisbee with Ms. Garcia – boys and girls
Tues. and Thurs. after school starting after the long weekend


Film Production Notification
Please click here for information about upcoming film production that will be occurring in the Givins/Shaw community during April, 2017.

April 2017 Bulldog Bulletin Newsletter

Please click here for the April 2017 Givins/Shaw Bulldog Bulletin newsletter. Included is information about the TDSB Census, EQAO, the Fun Fair, and the retirement, at the end of this school year, of Mr. Martin Franklin. 

2017 Student and Parent Census

APRIL 2017 is the TDSB’s Census Month! This is the third administration of the TDSB’s Student and Parent Census. The success of this third Census relies on full co-operation from school administrators and staff as well as their school communities in order to ensure a very high participation rate from all students (Grades 4-12) and parents (of JK-Grade 6 students). In preparation for the administration, Parent Information Letters (including translations), will be available on the Research department’s website on the TDSBweb. Please click here for the Frequently Asked Questions sheet prepared by the TDSB regarding the Census.

Givins Shaw Cookbook Please submit your recipes online by clicking here All proceeds will go to the Nutrition Committee which supports our morning meal program.  Deadline is Friday, April 7th. 


2017 Student and Parent Census

APRIL 2017 is the TDSB’s Census Month! This is the third administration of the TDSB’s Student and Parent Census.  The success of this third Census relies on full co-operation from school administrators and staff as well as their school communities in order to ensure a very high participation rate from all students (Grades 4-12) and parents (of JK-Grade 6 students).  In preparation for the administration, Parent Information Letters (including translations), will be available on the Research department’s website on the TDSBweb. Please click here for the Frequently Asked Questions sheet prepared by the TDSB regarding the Census.

Notice our new tab on the website (to your left) Technology. Information on this topic will be posted here including the original letter that was distributed, the budget/what the school would like to purchase, photo examples of students and teachers using technology in the classroom.  

Please click here for responses to some frequently asked questions about our technology plan.


Please click here for information about the Island School Summer Camp.


Givins/Shaw Technology Plan Fund-Raising Initiative
Please click here for a letter from Principal Taylor and the chairs of our School Council regarding the fund-raising initiative for our school's technology plan. Hard copies of the letter will also be coming home with the students either on February 13 or 14. Thanks to everyone who was able to come to our digital education information night a few weeks ago.

 

Report Cards and Teacher Interview Opportunities

Please click here for a letter going home with students on Monday, February 13, 2017 regarding the Junior Kindergarten Summary Report and the Term 1 Report Cards. The reports will be going home with students on Tuesday, February 14. Interviews with your child's teacher(s) are not mandatory but can be requested by either the family or the teacher. As you will see on page 2 of the letter, opportunities for interviews are available on the evening of Thursday, February 16 or the morning of Friday, February 17. Due to the interviews, there is no school for students on February 17 (the Givins/Shaw School Community Day Care is open regular hours) and Monday, February 20 is the Family Day holiday so both the school and the day care will be closed. 



Upcoming Ward Council Meeting regarding Fundraising in Schools

Please click here for information regarding a February 27 Ward Council meeting with Trustee Malik regarding fundraising in TDSB schools. 



A Message from Trustee Malik about the January Ward Council Meeting Regarding Utilization of Space in TDSB Schools

Thank you to everyone who was able to join our Space Forum last month, looking at the utilization and use of our schools, and what the future holds for them.

All the materials are here, for your reference: Monthly Ward Council Meeting - in the January 24, 2017 meeting section.

Student Registration From for Alexander Muir Gladstone (AMG) J.S.

 If your child will be attending AMG in September 2017, please ensure that the AMG student registration form is completed. The form can be found by clicking here or hard copies are available at the Givins/Shaw office. Once the form is complete, please return it to the office at Givins/Shaw and we will ensure it is delivered to AMG. The form does not need to be completed until the spring, but we would like to get the information to AMG as soon as possible to assist with their organization for the 2017/18 school year.



Letter from TDSB Director John Malloy and TDSB Chair Robin Pilkey regarding the incident in Quebec City.

Please click here to read the letter from TDSB Director Malloy and Chair Pilkey regarding the incident in Quebec City.



Principal's Update -- January 2017

Please click here for the January Principal's update from Principal Taylor. We hope to see you all at the Digital Education night for parents on February 2.



First Nations School of Toronto

On January 9, the First Nations School of Toronto opened its doors at their new location in the former Eastern Commerce CI. As a result of the move, the school has more space to expand for K-8 next school year and will also be adding a grade 9 program. The school is open to all TDSB students and may be for particular interest to First Nation, Métis and Inuit students. Note that there is a Parent Information Night at the school on February 2nd at 7 pm. Refer to the new school website for additional information:  http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/fnst/Home.aspx 



On February 2nd (6:30 PM) Principal Taylor will be hosting an evening for parents on the topic of "Education in the Digital World" featuring guest speakers, teachers and students unpacking Givins-Shaw's school vision, which includes the responsible, collaborative and creative use of technology. The purpose of the evening is to deepen the understanding of digital fluency by exploring examples in your son and/or daughter's classroom, and to see the opportunities that are available for your child and you. We hope you will get on board and support this important initiative. Please see the flyer for more information  Childcare will be provided. 



Information about Trustee Malik's upcoming Ward Council meeting about examining how the space within our schools is used.

Please click here for the information flyer about the upcoming 'Space Forum' hosted by Trustee Malik. 



Letter to parents regarding the implications of the Program Area Review Team recommendations from the spring of 2016.

Please click here to read the letter that was sent home to all parents/guardians of Givins/Shaw Grade 5 and 6 students. The letter has to do with the recommendations of last year's Program Area Review Team (PART) for our school.

Optional Attendance forms for the 2017/2018 school year

Please click here for the Optional Attendance form required to apply to any TDSB school that is not your home school by address for the 2017/18 school year.  The deadline to apply to schools via Optional Attendance is February 17, 2017. Optional Attendance forms need to be signed by Principal Taylor.



Extended French for students who will be in Grade 7 for the 2017/18 school year.

Please click here for information regarding the application process if your child will be in grade 7 for the 2017/18 school year and you are interested in the TDSB's extended French program.



Givins/Shaw parent information night about the Grade 5 and Grade 6 student pathway -- Mon. Jan. 16/17

On Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the library, TDSB Elementary Itinerant Counsellor, Ricardo Rodriguez, will be holding an information night for parents of grade 5 and 6 students to discuss the pathway options for our students.



Alexander Muir Gladstone JMS Parent Open House

Click here for information about the Grade 5 and Grade 6 parent open house for Alexander Muir Gladstone on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Givins/Shaw students will be going during the afternoon of the same day for their information session.



Givins/Shaw December Newsletter

Please click here for the December Givins/Shaw newsletter. 



TOONIE SALE - Dec 14th and 15th 

Kids are asked to bring anywhere from $2 to $10 to purchase items for family members. No matter how much money kids bring, they will be able to purchase items for their parents & siblings. This is just for fun & for charity not spending a lot of money, so please only send what works for your family.



LICE SQUAD SCREENING - Dec 6th

Please drop $2.00 off in the office or with your child's teacher to help offset the costs for the screening.  



Community Holiday Party

Click here for information about the community holiday party on the evening of December 20



Karen Kain School for the Arts -- Application information for interested families of current grade 5 students

Please click here for information regarding applications to Karen Kain School for the Arts in the TDSB for current grade 5 students who may wish to enrol for the 2017/18 school year.



Kindergarten Registration for the 2017/18 school year



Please click here for information about registering for Kindergarten for the 2017/18 school year. 



PD Day -- Friday, December 2, 2016

Just a reminder that Friday, December 2 is a PD day for all elementary schools across the TDSB.

Givins/Shaw will be closed to students on that day. The day care is open during its regular hours.



Forms and Flyers 

Toonie Sale - flyer

Coffee Order - form 




Photo Re-take day -- Thursday, December 1 in the a.m.



Students who wish to have their school photo redone may do so on the morning of Thursday, December 1. Any parents/guardians interested in having sibling photos taken, may bring their children to the school between 8:00 and 8:45 a.m. If you are bringing your children for a sibling photo, you must stay with them until the morning teaching supervision starts at 8:40 a.m.





Ward 10 Council Meeting with Trustee Malik -- Thursday, Nov. 24 at Kensington Community School @ 6:30 p.m.



Please click here for information about this Thursday's Ward Council meeting with Trustee Malik at Kensington Community School.



Givins/Shaw Primary Winter Concert -- Wednesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. Givins/Shaw will be holding its winter concert for the primary ( Kindergarten to Grade 2 ) classes in the gym.

All K - 2 classes will perform including Ms. Huynh's Grade 2/3 class.

Our Grade 3 to Grade 6 classes will have their concert in the Spring.

We hope our Kindergarten to Grade 2 families are able to attend.

All TDSB French immersion Programs



For registration information about all TDSB French immersion programs please go to







 http://www.tdsb.on.ca/elementaryschool/schoolchoices/frenchprograms.aspx











Givins Shaw School Council Pancake Breakfast and Winter Clothing Sale -- Thursday, Nov. 10 -- 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.



Please click here for information about the Nov. 10 pancake breakfast and winter clothing sale.







Progress Reports and Interview Requests



Please click here for a letter about the TDSB Progress Reports and the Parent/Guardian Interview Request Schedule. The Progress Reports will be coming home with all Givins/Shaw SK - Grade 6 students on Tuesday, November 15. Interview times are scheduled for the evening of Nov. 17 and the morning of Nov. 18.  We are asking that interview requests be returned to your child's home room teacher by Thursday, November 10 so we have enough time to coordinate the interviews. Hard copies of the letter and interview request form are coming home with all SK - Gr. 6 students on Monday, Nov. 7.







Early French Immersion Information



Please click here for information if you are the parent of a student currently in Junior Kindergarten and you are interested in the TDSB French Immersion program for the 2017/18 school year. 







Horizon Alternative School



Please click here if your child is in grade 6 and you are interested in exploring Horizon Alternative School for the 2017/18 school year.







Karen Kain School for the Arts information



Please click here for information about the open house for anyone interested in Karen Kain School for the Arts.







Downtown Vocal Music Academy



Please click here for information regarding the open house for the DVMA.







Winter Used Clothing and Gear Sale



November 10th 7:30 AM



Details
here







City of Toronto Flu Clinics



Please click here for information regarding City of Toronto flu clinics.







Claude Watson School for the Arts -- 2017 Audition Information



Please click here for the information for auditions for the Claude Watson School for the Arts. The auditions for for students currently in Grade 3 as the program at Claude Watson starts in Grade 4.







Vision and Hearing Screening Information



Please click here for information regarding the upcoming vision and hearing screening opportunity at Givins/Shaw.







October Newsletter from Principal Taylor







Please click here for the October newsletter to the Givins/Shaw community from Principal Taylor.







Givins/Shaw School Council Clothing Fund-Raiser



The Givins/Shaw School Council is excited to offer a line of new school clothing for our students and community.



We know how strong the neighbourhood pride is for the school and we think that these clothes, with our new logo, will be a great way to reflect that feeling.



Please click here for the order form.



If you did not have a chance to try on the samples in order to ensure the correct size at our Curriculum Night, please contact the office.



We ask for orders to be returned by October 12. 








TDSB and Givins/Shaw Celebrates Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 30

Phyllis Webstad, a member of the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation in British Columbia, was forced to attend St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School, as her relatives before her. She entered the school in 1973 wearing a brand new orange shirt which was immediately confiscated by the staff and replaced with a uniform. She never saw the shirt again, and began to associate the colour with the traumatic experiences in the school and the loss of language and cultural identity she suffered.

In 2013, Webstad transformed her negative experiences into something positive by creating a Nationally recognized Orange Shirt Day. Celebrated annually on September 30th, this day acknowledges the residential school system in Canada, honours those who survived, and remembers those who did not. It is a day to demonstrate, by wearing orange, that all students matter.

Orange Shirt Day has been marked in schools across Canada in a variety of ways, including Orange Ribbon campaigns, commemorative walks, and wearing orange shirts. Over 6,500 survivor statements have been collected by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which concluded in 2016 after six years of research and testimonies. Senator Murray Sinclair has stated that “reconciliation must fall in the hands of Canadians, not solely with Indigenous peoples.” Ultimately, wearing orange shirts on 30 September is a visual reminder of our shared past as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in shaping our shared future.









Family BBQ and Curriculum Night -- Wednesday, September 28







Our Family BBQ and Curriculum Night will start at 5:30 p.m. on September 28.



Please click here for more information.








Information about upcoming Grade 3 gifted screening







For all parents/guardians of Grade 3 students, please click here for information about the upcoming screening process for giftedness.







Upcoming information nights with Trustee Malik







Please click here for details about upcoming information nights involving Trustee Malik.







Safe and Caring Schools Week at the TDSB



Givins / Shaw launched Caring and Safe Schools week on September 12 by holding Anaphylaxis awareness sessions for all our students. Please click here for the Parent Guide to Food Safety information.

Starting the 2016 - 2017 School Year!

Givins/Shaw's first day of school is September 6, 2016. School begins at 8:50 a.m. The teachers will be in the yard to meet and greet the students at 8:40 a.m. See you there!  Please click here and here to access the first day of school information package and forms.







Please click here for a letter regarding air-conditioning in TDSB schools. 

Upcoming Events


June 29th - Last day of school!
June 30th - Teacher Appreciation Lunch (brought to the teachers by School Council) 
September 5th - First day of 2017 - 2018 School Year!
September 14th - Council Meeting 
October 5th - Curriculum Night / Family BBQ

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Superintendent: Mike Gallagher
Trustee: Ausma Malik

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