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June 28 2018 St Andrews

Welcome to St. Andrews


Happy Spring from All of Us at St. Andrews PS!!

Our Spring Easter Tree

Ward 17 Newsletter


Please use the link below to find the latest newsletter from our Ward 17 Trustee, David Smith.







Talking to Kids About Racism and Discrimination

Toronto Fire Services Safety Information

Toronto Fire Services Logo

Please review the links below for fire safetly information provided by Toronto Fire Services.

Alarmed for Life

Highrise Pamphlet

Cooking and Smoking Safety Information

Resources for Parents

Online Resources for Parents

From TDSB Psychological Services to Your Family:

 TDSB Hearts and Minds

Podcast:   Keeping Kids with ADHD in Study Mode

Anxiety Canada: Covid-19 Articles

 Hand Up for Kids Food Program Hand Up for Kids

 Tips for Families in Uncertain Times  Tips for Families


Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Please use the link below to find government information regarding learning at home. This site also contains lots of online educational websites suitable for parents to use with their children.



TDSB's IT Department - Guardians Guide to Google Tools

Guardians Guide to Google Tools

TDSB's IT Department - Guardians Guiide to Google Classroom, Brightspace, Student Password and Device Help.

Guardians Guide to Classroom, Brightspace, Password Reset, and more


TDSB Online Virtual Library has lots of great links to subject specific resources.

  TDSB Online Virtual Library 


Please find below a link to Ms. Awara explaining how parents can login to Google Classroom.


How to Login to Google Classroom


Here is a slide show that helps you to login to Google Classroom. 

Slide Show Explaining How to Login to Google Classroom


Newcomer Information

School Settlement workers are working remotely and have been reaching out and assisting newcomer families via phones, emails and other social media platforms.

They can:

  1. offer one on one supportive counselling in multiple languages
  2. connect parents to community resources (i.e. food banks, housing help)
  3. assist parents with applying for EI and other financial supports recently opened for families in need
  4. connect youth and parents to relevant mental health resources
  5. participate in team meetings for newcomer parents (even remotely with social workers, and teachers as per past practice);
  6. assist ESL teachers in reaching out to newly arrived students

Settlement Workers are also continuing to engage youth and parents in group settings online to provide information in the areas of health and wellness, safety,

community and government resources as well as holding weekly check in groups to just talk and share ideas, challenges and positivity.

Contact Information for Settlement Workers

Food Access During COVID-19

Please check for current Food Bank schedules:

Soup Kitchens:

5N2 Kitchens – 2050 Ellesmere Rd
12-2 Every Day 

*During this outbreak of Covid-19, 5n2kitchens will be offering a free meal delivery service to our neighbours who are struggling to make it through this crisis. Please visit, to view a form that agencies or residents can fill out to see if 5N2 Kitchens can support in providing free food delivery services. 

Food Banks: 

Salvation Army, Cedarbrae Family Services
2085 Ellesmere Rd Toronto, ON M1H 2W6 
Mon 9:30 am-12:30 pm, Thu-Fri 9:30 am-2:30 pm

Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
4100 Lawrence Ave E Scarborough, ON
Wednesday 12:30-3:30 Thursday 2-4:30 Friday 10:30-1 

Scarborough Good Neighbours Drop-In
193 Markham Rd Toronto, ON M1J 3C3 647-358-4105
On Fridays, open at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast, and from 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch 

West Hill Community Food Bank
4205 Lawrence Ave E Toronto, ON M1E 4S6
Thu 2 pm-5 pm 

Meals Program for International Students and Others in Need Jame Abu Bakr Siddique - Scarborough Muslim Association
For Assistance and Details please CALL:
Mushtak Patel: 647-239-9041
Saleh Hafejee: 416-706-3234
Zakir Patel: 416-561-7973
Iqbal Pachbhaya: 416-543-7717 

Cedarbrae Library Pop-Up Food Bank
545 Markham Rd
Tuesdays 2-4 pm

Re-Opening on Saturday April 11, 2020
Food Pantry at Morningside
90 Mornelle Court, Bsmt Toronto, ON M1E 4P9
Saturdays 2-4 (beginning April 11, 2020)

Emergency Food Bank/Deacon's Cupboard
Christ Church Scarborough Village, Anglican 155 Markham Road
Thursdays, 9:30-10:30

Other Services:

The Friendly Neighbour hotline is available for seniors in low-income housing across the GTA. Volunteers in your neighbourhood can help you pick up groceries and other essential supplies. Seniors can call 1-855-581-9580 toll free, available in 180 languages.

The Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities offer Meals on Wheels. They are currently delivering frozen meals only, once a week on Thursdays. For more information or to register, email or call 416-847-4134.

Avoid Catching/Spreading the Flu

Flu Poster

Kids and Flu

The flu germs spread when people cough, sneeze or talk. The flu germs can also live on surfaces like toys, countertops, and door handles for up to eight hours.

Students can pass the flu germs to each other, to school staff and to family members before they show symptoms. Children under five, seniors and people in poor health are at greater risk of complications from flu.

Vaccination is the best protection against flu.  It takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to be fully effective so get it early.

Tips on staying healthy this flu Season:

  1. Get your flu shot early
  2. Wash your hands often
  3. Avoid touching face and eyes
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze
  5. Do not share drinking cups and utensils
  6. Disinfect common surfaces like door handles, hand railings, keyboards, cell phones and tablets.

For more information, visit