Clifford Leigh-Mossley, Acting Principal, Clifford.Leigh-Mossley@tdsb.on.ca

Alida Pacitti-Miele, Vice Principal, Alida.PacittiMiele@tdsb.on.ca

Danny Gallucci, Vice Principal, Danny.Gallucci@tdsb.on.ca

Parent Weekly Update 5.14.21

Virtual School Option for September

Parents will be receiving a survey shortly from the TDSB with regards to their intent to have their child(ren) return to their bricks and mortar school or choose the option of Virtual School for September. We are hopeful that most parents will be choosing to return to Dublin. In addition to completing the survey, you can assist us greatly by letting us know via an email, if your child will be attending Virtual School in September.

Important Information for Grade 8 Grad Families

Grade 8 grad hoodies are available for pre-order until Sunday May 16th. Hoodies are $25 each and we thank our administration for subsidizing the cost to make it as affordable as possible. Should you have difficulty with this purchase, we ask that you reach out to Clifford.LeighMossley@tdsb.on.ca as we want to ensure that every child receives a memento of their time at Dublin. Hoodies are available in navy blue or black and they will have the names of all of our grads (first name, last initial) on the back. Please ensure you place your order through our TDSB Partner - 4th Quarter at https://dublin-heightsgradwear21.itemorder.com by Sunday May 16th. Please note that this deadline is very firm and there will not be extra stock for purchase after the deadline. Please also note that all sales are final, so please order carefully. Hoodies will be distributed before the end of June in a safe manner. Any questions can be sent to events@dublinsac.com

Grade 8 Graduation

The TDSB is mandating that all schools have pre-recorded graduations this year whether or not students have physically returned to the building. Students who have been in Virtual School will be part of the Dublin Heights Grade 8 Graduation. We are waiting for further guidelines from the TDSB about the process. Parents will be kept informed through the Parent Weekly Update.

Financial Support – Ontario Government

The Ontario government is offering financial support to families with young learners to help with additional costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible families can receive:  $400 for each child or youth up to grade 12 $500 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs Payments for this support would have been distributed starting April 26. If you haven’t received payment(s) for your child/children, please apply as the deadline is May 17, 2021. Link to the application: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-students-and-parents

ACB Student Focus Group - Letter of Invitation for Grades 7 - 12 Students

Attached is a TDSB flyer regarding a virtual conversation event taking place on the 17th of May from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The TDSB is having conversations with Black students who are eager to share their experiences as well as help ground the Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement’s mandate and participate in shaping student driven solutions. Students that wish to participate will be required to register on the link embedded in the memo. We will be reaching out to each registered student and their parents to get their consent to participate and use their experiences to inform the TDSB’s work via the information that students provided in the registration form.

Virtual Cooking Classes – Save the Dates!

SAC is excited to have Carolyn Tanner Cohen from Delicious Dish offer two virtual cooking classes to Dublin students! Both programs will provide information on kitchen safety, how to balance a nutritious meal, kitchen independence, and cooking skills. And most importantly the kids will make delicious food and have fun! (Recipes & ingredients TBA.) June 1 @ 4:30 - 5:30pm: No Bake Snacks (all ages) June 8 @ 4:30 - 6pm: How to Prepare a Delicious Dinner (middle school students or younger students with parent support) Look for registration to these free events coming soon!

Join our FlipGive Team & Support Dublin!

Looking to purchase egift cards or shop online for Father’s Day, graduation gifts, teacher gifts or for your regular day-to-day purchases? Help raise funds for Dublin at the same time! It’s easy – join our FlipGive team and Dublin SAC will receive cash back on every purchase. Funds raised will help SAC support a new sound system for the school gymnasium! Join our team now and you’ll get a $5 bonus the first time you shop: https://flipgive.app.link/teams/join?joincode=SP3FWP Or visit www.flipgive.com/ and enter this code: SP3FWP

Equity and Inclusion Events

Equity and inclusion programming for parent communities continues to take place throughout the TDSB and organized by various School Trustees, schools, and the TDSB Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC). SAC is happy to help promote equity-awareness events happening throughout the TDSB provided that registration is open to our community and aligns with TDSB policy initiatives. Please send event information to info@dublinsac.com or request a post on the Dublin Community Facebook Group. Highlights of a few upcoming events include:  Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 6:30pm: Learning Session on Anti-Asian Racism Past, Present and Future presented by Ward 13 Trustee James Li, Shaughnessy Public School, and PIAC. Register for the Zoom link.  Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7pm: A Conversation About Anti-Black Racism and Raising AntiRacist Children Presented by Hillmount Public School and Trustee James Li. Register for Zoom Link.

Upcoming Dates

Monday May 24 – Victoria Day – Holiday – Schools Closed

Friday June 4 – PA Day – Schools Closed

Friday June 25 – Reports sent home