Supporting parents and students
A social media training session has been scheduled for Co-chairs on Feb 28th, 2018 6:30-8:30 pm, 5050 Yonge Street, 5th Floor-Trustee Meeting Room. Please attend to learn best practices for your school's social media pages.
Save the date and register now! The Parents as Partners Conference is coming up on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Join us for a full day of informative workshops, networking and speakers. Registration opens March 1st and is FREE! The conference includes free childminding, lunch and bussing. Register online at http://parentsaspartners.ca
The PLUG at TAIBU works to assist Black students to enhance their success, by connecting them and their parents/caregivers to the proper and appropriate interventions and community services, i.e. academic support programs, employment, health support etc. Please see poster HERE
The LEARN After School Program at TAIBU is geared towards increasing academic success and advocacy skills for children 8 to 17 years for more information contact 416-644-3539 ext. 244
Supporting School Councils
As PIAC and Principals are receiving multiple requests/inquiries regarding teleconference for school council meetings. The following options are being explored:
On January 27th, Bill C-20 received Royal Assent. Effective immediately schools and any other TDSB department that plays the National Anthem must use the new anthem, and any resources available to schools (such as anthem recordings) should have the updated anthem lyrics. The lyrics were changed from “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command”.
The Ministry of Education is looking for parent input regarding Transportation Services, which can be submitted here https://www.ontario.ca/page/consultation-new-vision-student-transportation . Responses are required by March 28 2018 .
School Councils are allocated funds by the Board to support their work. The Board has allocated $1.25/student with a minimum of $300.00 and a maximum of $1,000 to all councils. The funds can be accessed by contacting the Principal
P/VP Interview Process training for parents took place on Tuesday February 13, 2018. There were approximately 35 parents trained. Parents have been assigned to interview teams and notified of interview details. Interviews for new principals and vice-principals will take place on: February 27 -Elementary, March 6 –Secondary
If you would like to share details about your Black History Month events or upcoming school Parent Engagement sessions, or if your council is in need of assistance, please feel free to email me.
Campaign School 2018
Today Democracy Kit along side the Institute for Changemakes is hosting training workshops for those interested in running or volunteering in Municipal campaigns. I'm hoping to learn more about Fundraising and the new rules for the 2018 election, one of which is posted below.