Important information regarding CUPE and ETFO job action

Please see the attachment regarding the recent CUPE and ETFO job action. Further information is available by visiting;

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First Parent Council meeting – Wed. Sept. 30th

Our first Parent Council meeting is tomorrow, Wed. Sept. 30th in our Library at 6:45 pm. There will be an election for Executive positions, planning for the year including our Halloween Bake Sale, Pizza lunches, etc. There will also be a Principals’ report. We hope to see you there.

Peer Tutoring program

We need participants and tutors to be part of the Peer Tutoring program this year. Students in any grade can apply. Tutoring sessions take place before or after school, or during lunch (all times subject to availability). Please print the appropriate form and have your child return it to the school office.

To be a tutor: PT.A1 Tutor Form (PDF)

To receive tutoring help: PT.B1 Client Form (PDF)

I will be using the Remind communication tool to send updates and reminders to tutors, clients and families. You can receive updates via text, email or the Remind app. Personal information is kept private. For more information, please see the following two documents:

Remind parent letter to join tutorsajh

Remind overview for parents


Garbage at Bayview Plaza and community behaviour

We have been notified by several businesses at the Bayview/York Mills plaza that there has been an increase in the amount of garbage on the grounds by students during the lunch hour this year compared to last year.

A community member notified us today that some students have been banging on doors or ringing doorbells at lunch and running away, and they indicated a desire to contact the local police division.

We addressed these issues and expectations at the beginning of the year and at assemblies and will be making reminders over the PA system. Please assist us by reinforcing with your children appropriate behaviour in the community at lunch and after school. Thank you for your support.

Meet the Teacher BBQ Night postponed

Please be reminded that the Meet the Teacher BBQ night scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday September 24th has been cancelled based on the directive from the TDSB. This information was sent home last Friday in our newsletter and in a separate letter yesterday. It is our hope that we may be able to reschedule this opportunity for parents and guardians to meet with teachers. All families will be informed in writing and via the BLOG regarding any updates.

September Newsletter and Welcome Back Coffee Flyer

Attached is the Newsletter that was sent home with all students yesterday and also a copy of the Welcome Back Coffee Flyer. The Welcome Back Coffee is tomorrow – Friday from 9:00-10:15 am in our Front Foyer.

Welcome Back Coffee 2015


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International Languages Elementary and African Heritage classes

In an increasingly globalized world, it is important to set our students on the path to being active global citizens. The TDSB takes great pride in providing International Languages and African Heritage programs to all students from K to Grade 8. No background knowledge is necessary and we encourage students to explore all languages.

Term 1 language classes are offered from September 21 – December 17, 2015. Term 2 language classes are offered from January 4 – June 19, 2016. Please note additional language classes may be offered, provided there is a minimum of 23 students registered.

Details are available in a booklet (available from Guidance) or online at International Languages Elementary and African Heritage programs.

Registration runs from Monday, Sept. 14 to Sunday, Sept. 20 – students may continue to register after classes have started, provided there is space available.