The government has started public consultations on the new Health Curriculum but has failed to make it very public. Go to www.fortheparents.ca to give your feedback!!!!
Please join me in wearing an orange shirt on September 28th or September 30th within the TDSB in observance of Residential School Survivors and those who did not survive. Please check out this website for more information about the meaning of Orange Shirt Day http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Hello Ward 21 schools / community councils.
As your Parent Involvement Advisory Committee member, I am happy to announce that planning for the Parent Conference is well under way and we will be bringing an amazing line up of speakers and workshops to the conference this year. Please stay tuned for emails and posters to promote this annual event to parents at your schools.
Is your school council interested in hosting School Trustee or All Candidates debate at your school? If so, here is a great resource that will help make your event a success
Have you registered your IWALK2018 event? The first 50 schools receive 500 stickers FREE!! Take a minute to sign-up now! #Active2School http://ontarioactiveschooltravel.ca/international-walk-to-school-month/ …
If you need assistance setting up your Parent / Community Council or engaging parents to attend, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as that is my main role and goal for Ward 21 schools.
As we come to the end of May, we have already started to experience warmer temperatures in Toronto and for many of our schools, that means uncomfortable conditions are possible inside classrooms.
Across the TDSB, while some schools are fully air conditioned and some are partially air conditioned, others have no air conditioning. During these warmer temperatures, particularly during days of extreme heat which are no doubt around the corner, our schools do their very best to keep students cool by closing blinds, using fans, relocating to cooler areas where possible, encouraging students to drink water, reducing strenuous activities such as some gym activities, etc. As always, if there are students that have a particular susceptibility to heat or have medical concerns, students and/or parents are encouraged to speak with the Principal and they’ll do their best to accommodate them during warmer days.
The TDSB is in the process of creating cooling centres at all of our schools that don’t have full building air conditioning. This plan would cool large areas such as gyms or libraries so that students would have access to a cooler area on days of extreme heat. While we have recently accelerated the rollout of these cooling centres, given the hundreds of schools involved, the plan is expected to take approximately 4 years to fully implement. In the meantime, staff are now working to install temporary air conditioning units in school libraries to act as a temporary cooling area for any school that does not have A/C or does not already have a cooling centre. This work is expected to be complete by the end of this week.
We appreciate your understanding of the situation as we work to make our schools as comfortable as possible during this warmer weather. For more information on heat at TDSB schools, including the challenges we face to provide full building air conditioning, visit: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Severe-Weathe