Young Enterprising Women for YOU in STEM Conference (gr.8-12)

NOTE: The following conference is an event hosted by the University of Toronto outside of school hours, and is NOT a school-supervised excursion. Interested students and families are responsible for registration and transportation to/from the event.

At the Young Enterprising Women for YOU in STEM Conference, girls will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of females who are currently in STEM fields.  The conference is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the University of Toronto, McLennan Building (room 203).

The evening’s keynote will be delivered by Samra Zafar, an internationally renowned TEDtalk speaker and youngest person ever to be on the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto. She will share her incredible personal and professional STEM journey. In addition, the evening will be a chance to meet and learn from other females currently working in STEM-related careers, and explore some of the challenges and barriers with a focus on equity and anti-oppression. One lucky recipient, a secondary student, will receive the Young Enterprising Women (YEW) Scholarship. This is an all-expense paid trip for the student and her chaperone to the Four Seasons in Miami, March 4/5 for the Annual Enterprising Women Awards Gala. There she will meet other young women interested in STEM and be paired with a mentor in her chosen field.

TDSB students can use the Key to Learn link to register directly:

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Nandanee Sawh at


Activity Day forms/payment due

This is a friendly reminder that forms and payments for Activity Day are DUE TOMORROW. Though payments for all activities are being submitted via School Cash Online, the activities going out of the building require a fully completed permission form.

Forms are to be handed in to the teacher in charge of the specific activity. (The names of teacher supervisors are listed on the bottom of each permission form.)

Activity Day: backup link to get to the form

I’m hearing from a number of students that they are having trouble accessing the form. The link is also on the school Documents folder. Students can get the link by following these steps:

  1. Go to and login with your student number and password.
  2. Make sure you are on the St Andrew’s Junior High School AW site.
  3. Click on “Documents” in left menu (if it goes to your normal google docs, repeat steps 2-3).

4. Next to “Google Drive,” click on “Student”

5. You can find the link in the “2018 Activity Day signup link” document.

6. Complete the form.

Activity Day update: new start time

Due to today’s modified lunch schedule and the fact that library computers will not be available during lunch, online signup for Activity Day will open today at 4pm, instead of 12 noon as previously announced.

Please remember that selections are due by Friday December 15 at 3:11pm. Access will no longer be available after that time.

Activity Days: new start time for form

Due to some students not receiving a complete copy of the booklet at the end of the day, the sign-up form for Activity Days will open tomorrow (Dec. 12) at NOON.

Students will receive the link to the form via their school (TDSB) email account.

Activity Days: booklet

The booklet for the 2018 Activity Days went home today with students. As some students may have been absent or may have received a copy that was missing pages, we are providing a PDF copy: 2018 Activity Day booklet.

Kids to Work: Assignment link

As a reminder, all grade 9s need to complete the brief assignment reflecting on the information and experience they had on today’s Take Our Kids To Work day. On Tuesday, students received a paper copy of the questions and the link to the assignment site.

Assignment is to be submitted online by filling out this form:

For reference, the items students will need to answer are included below.

3-2-1 Exit

  • 3 reasons why it is important to stay in school and get a high school diploma.
  • 2 similarities (things that are the same) between the classroom and the workplace you visited.
  • 1 positive attribute that employers are looking for when hiring a student.


  • How much did you learn from Take Our Kids to Work Day?
  • Did you enjoy Take Our Kids to Work day?
  • The workplace gave me really good information about career options.
  • I want to learn more about this career.
  • What would the “ideal” Take Our Kids to Work day look like? What activities would be part of the day? What were some of the highlights from your work experience? (can be point form)