Alternative School Review – Public Consultation Meetings
A review of Pathways in the Alternative School System is
underway at the TDSB and public consultation meetings have been scheduled to
hear from parents/guardians in the TDSB community. For more information, please
• Thursday, March 23 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at former Eastern
Commerce CI, 16 Phin Avenue (Library)
• Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Western Technical
Commercial School, 125 Evelyn Crescent (Library)
April 2017 is Census Month at the TDSB!
We will conduct the third Student and Parent Census, which
will include Grade 4-6 students for the first time, along with Grade 7-12
students. Students will complete the Census in class. Parents of JK-Grade 6
students will also be invited to fill out the Parent Census. Forms will be sent
home with students in April 2017.
Your voice counts! Complete the TDSB Census and make sure
your voice is heard. Learn more at www.tdsb.on.ca/census.
Parents as Partners Conference – April 1
You’re invited to our annual Parents as Partners Conference!
Registration is open.
The Parents as Partners Conference 2017 is on Saturday,
April 1 and all parents are welcome!
This free conference – planned by parents, for parents –
includes a variety of workshops and resources that will help any parent support
their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home.
Keynote speakers include John Malloy, Director of Education
at the TDSB, and Itah Sadu, an award-winning storyteller and author.
Transportation, childcare, lunch and translators are all
Working Together for a Safer Community
One of the best parts of living in our community is the
variety of activities we can enjoy in our parks and public spaces all year
round. With spring and March Break around the corner and the days getting
longer, students may be spending more time outside. This is a good time to
remind everyone to take extra care in enjoying all the outdoors can offer.
As you know, we are fortunate to have a number of safety
measures, programs, and policies that contribute to a safe and caring school.
However, most incidents happen away from school and outside school hours. All
parents, students and staff are reminded of the need to be aware and alert at
all times, even in the most ordinary and everyday routines. Our staff regularly
speak to students about how to stay safe. I know that you too will want to help
ensure our community is as safe as possible. Here are some tips that you may
find helpful when discussing safety with your child:
- travel with at least one other person whenever possible
- avoid taking shortcuts through parks and fields and walk
in well-lit, well-travelled areas
- keep valuables such as cell phones, expensive jewelry,
money, laptops and personal music devices (ipod, M3P players, CD players) out
of sight as much as possible when in public places
- be aware of suspicious behaviour; if approached, try to
remember what the person or car looked like so it can be reported to a teacher,
Vice Principal, parents or the police if necessary (plate numbers can be
written in the dirt or snow if nothing else is available).
Parents can also help by keeping school contact information
up-to-date, including cell and business numbers. It's important for our staff
to have this information to know who to contact in cases of emergencies.
Working together, we can make our communities safer for our
Continuing Education - Community Programs
Registration for Learn4Life spring classes is now open and
classes begin Saturday, April 1. Take up a new hobby, learn a language, and
meet people in your community. Put your hands to work and decorate and glaze
your own pottery or sculpture. Stay active with full body boot camp classes,
tennis and golf. Gain knowledge on how to invest in the stock market or prepare
your taxes. Please refer to our brochure
for a complete list of our offerings.