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Givins/Shaw Junior Public School

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Welcome Back to School

Welcome back to another school year!  To our new families joining us this year for the first time, welcome.  We are looking forward to working collaboratively in partnership with all of our families.  As we transition back to our 2022/2023 school year, we are excited to bring back our school-wide traditions that bring our community together, and look forward to beginning new ones.  Together we are stronger!!

Every Thursday, parents/guardians will receive a weekly "Staying Connected" message from our school Principal, Sonia Antunes, so that you feel informed and up-to-date with our day-to-day operations for the week.  

Parent/Guardian voice is crucial.  It will help inform the work that we will be doing together.  Feel free to contact Sonia Antunes anytime with any questions you may have, as well as to share any thoughts or suggestions that you may have for our school.


Link for the Sept. 20th School Council Mtg.

Please join us for our first School Council Meeting for this school year.

Here is the link for the September 20th School Council Meeting. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.


Class and Grad Photo Dates for Givins/Shaw

We are pleased that we will be able to take class photos again this year.

There will be information regarding how to order and pay from the company taking the photos that we will share with you once it arrives.

Givins/Shaw 2022/23 Photo Dates:

Fall Original: Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Retakes: Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Graduate Photos: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023


Updated List of Givins/Shaw Homeroom Class Parent Representatives 

An updated list of parent representatives for each Givins/Shaw homeroom class will be provided following reorganization day which Monday, October 3rd.  Class parent representatives help to enhance our communications between the school and our families and we thank them for their assistance.


Beginning of the School Year Letter from the Givins/Shaw School Council

Please click here for a letter from our incredible Givins/Shaw School Council. We hope you become actively involved with our council as they do amazing work on behalf of all our students.


2022/23 TDSB Elementary School Year Calendar

Please click here for the 2022/23 TDSB Elementary School Year Calendar.


Drop off and Pick Up Locations for Givins/Shaw Students and Families

Grade 1 - 6 students will be given set outdoor locations at which they are to meet their teacher and classmates in the morning and will be brought outside by their teachers to the same outdoor location for parent pick up.  Kindergarten students will also have assigned entrance and exit locations and procedures.

We ask that parents drop the students off from the sidewalk closest to the assigned entrance at the beginning of the day (8:20 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. outdoor supervised time - school begins at 8:35 a.m.) and be on the sidewalk in the same location for dismissal (3:00 p.m.).  Kindergarten students are dismissed at 2:55 p.m..

Givins/Shaw Anaphylaxis Plan

At Givins/Shaw we pride ourselves in providing a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students. In our school we have children with life-threatening food allergies. Our Caring and Safe Schools Committee (which consists of Givins/Shaw staff and parents) has worked diligently to create our school's Anaphylaxis Plan which has been designed so that all of our students can fully engage in all aspects of school life. We have shared this plan with our staff and are pleased to make it available for our community. Please click here for a copy of our Anaphylaxis Plan.