MaCS program presentation for students: Oct.19th

Grade 8 and 9 students interested in the MaCS program (Math, Computers, Science) are welcome to attend an info session during their lunch period on Thursday, October 19th. The MaCS program coordinator, Mr. Leder, will be coming to SAJH to do a presentation and answer student questions.

Interested students need to be registered with Ms. Wong in order to attend; those students will receive a special lunch pass for that day. Students should bring a lunch that day, so that they can be present for the whole presentation.

TO REGISTER:

  • Please provide Ms. Wong with the full name of the student, homeroom, and what period lunch the student has on Day 4 (period 4 or 5).
  • Registration via email (megan.wong@tdsb.on.ca) or Remind message.
  • Also, please have your child signed up on Remind so that I can nudge them about this info session (and future events)!
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Parent Council Meeting, Oct. 18th @ 6:45 p.m.

The next St. Andrew’s Parent Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. in the school library.  The agenda and the draft minutes from the September 25th meeting are attached.

Also attached is a summary report with recommendations from the TDSB’s Enhancing Equity Task Force.  The TDSB is seeking input from community and parents by October 31, 2017.  Take the time to look over the recommendations and let the SAPC know what you think about the recommendations.   EETFSummaryandRecommendations

Thank you,

St. Andrew’s Parent Council

SAPC Agenda 2017 10 18 draft     Draft Andrews School Council Minutes Sept 26 2017_

 

 

SPC – It’s not too late!

For Only $10.00 a Student Price Card (SPC) gives students discounts at all their favourite stores.   For a full list of retailers check out spccard.ca

This is a fundraiser for the school, as well, so if you were thinking of purchasing an SPC card for your child/ren, please consider doing so through the school.

It’s not too late!  Have your child/ren bring the attached form, plus $10.00 (exact change) to the office.

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POLL: grade 8 and 9 end of year activities

With the change from a junior high to middle school occurring as of September 2018, we will be having both the grade 8 and grade 9 students all leaving St. Andrew’s JHS at the end of June. In preparation for year-end events, we have prepared a survey to gather information from both parents/guardians and students. The survey is located online and takes only a few minutes to fill out.

Students have been provided time during school hours to fill out their survey, and will all have had the opportunity to share their input by the end of the week.

We ask that parents/guardians of grade 8 and/or grade 9 students please fill out the form, one set of responses per household. Please complete the survey by NOON of Tuesday, October 17th, 2017; after this time, the survey will be closed. The survey can be found online at:

https://goo.gl/forms/L57QdscBBizpdEFN2

After Gr. 8 night (Oct. 12, 6:30p) and Remind

Grade 8 students received a flyer today about the After Gr. 8 info night and Remind.

After Grade 8 night

Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the After 8 night together, to learn more about transitions to High School, Optional Attendance, Specialized Programs, Credits and Course Types, and more.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the SAJH Cafetorium

In case you are unable to attend, I will post slides from my presentation afterwards.

REMIND messaging

Remind is the way that I send information and notices out to students and their families; info can be received over text message, app notifications, or email. It allows me to send more detailed information directly to the people who need it most! Personal information is all kept private. Please see the handout that your child has, or review the attached documents.

Please note that app use requires data or wifi connection, and standard rates apply for text messaging.

 

 

St. Andrew’s Parent Council- Draft Minutes from Sept. 26th meeting

Attached are the draft minutes from the first St. Andrew’s Parent Council meeting held on September 26, 2017.  Thank you to all those parents who attended and who stepped forward to form the 2017-2018 Parent Council.  Review the attached minutes to find out more! (draft version; not yet approved by council)     Draft Andrews School Council Minutes Sept 26 2017_

The next Parent Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. in the school library.  Please consider coming out to get involved.  An agenda will be posted in the coming days.

Thank you,

St. Andrew’s Parent Council

Take Our Kids to Work – forms home Oct.5; due Oct.13

The grade 9s received the forms for Take Our Kids To Work on Thursday near the end of period 7. If your child needs a form, please have them pick one up from the Guidance office next week. Forms are due back to Ms. Wong by Friday, October 13th.

Take Our Kids to Work is an experiential learning opportunity where grade 9 students get to see a work day first-hand. Students across all of Ontario and in many provinces and territories participate in this program. All of the grade 9s at St. Andrew’s are required to participate, whether they are attending work with a parent/guardian, family member or family friend, along with a classmate at another workplace, or with a community host.

Ms. Wong is in the process of arranging a community opportunity with local businesses. Spaces are extremely limited. If your child cannot attend your workplace for safety reasons, please try with classmates or family friends first. Students who cannot find a work site to visit must speak to Ms. Wong BEFORE OCTOBER 13th.