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The Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board are experiencing school bus delays. In particular, parents of students who use Attridge Transportation, Wheelchair Accessible Transit or Sharp Bus Lines should expect significant delays and the possibility that some buses may not be running due to an unanticipated bus driver shortage. We are working to fix this issue as soon as possible.
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Letter to Parents/Guardians of Students Affected by School Bus Disruptions

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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. 


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Superintendent: Mike Gallagher
Trustee: Ausma Malik

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