Welcome Back to School – things to know Jan 7, 2019

Happy New Year to all Davisville Families!

Here’s what’s news around our school this week. Be sure to check our NOTABLE DATES for the month at the bottom of the newsletter!

FROM COUNCIL

  • SNACK
  • PIZZA LUNCH
  • WINTER CONCERT VIDEO
  • EXTRACURRICULAR SIGN UP – STARTING TUESDAY!

FROM AROUND THE SCHOOL

  • PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK
  • WEAR PROPER CLOTHING FOR THE WEATHER

WARD NEWS

  • SHELLEY LASKIN WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
  • WARD FORUM JANUARY 22ND
  • PIAC WARD REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATE
  • FSALC REPRESENTATIVE AND ALTERNATE

WORTH REPEATING

  • MILK BAG COLLECTION FOR THE ECO CLUB
  • MABELS LABELS

FROM SCHOOL COUNCIL

SNACK IS BACK
Our snack program is up and running starting tomorrow.  We would love to see some more friendly faces join the team – if you would like to volunteer to be on the snack team please contact Treya or Nachely at davisvillesnackprogram@gmail.com

PIZZA LUNCH
This Friday, January 11th, will be a regular pizza lunch – if you have placed a full year’s order then your child will see their order fulfilled.  If you are paying by term and have not yet signed up your child you may do so now through SCO.  Orders placed before tonight at midnight (January 6th) will be honoured this Friday – orders placed after tonight will be honoured the following Pizza Lunch Friday (January 25th).

WINTER CONCERT VIDEO

Hello parents, staff and theater fans. The video version of the Davisville Winter Concert is ready for you to purchase, delivery of DVDs or downloads will happen after the purchase deadline – please order by January 18th via school cash online!

Order WINTER CONCERT VIDEO available as a DVD ($15) or a download ($10) or both ($20) Additional DVDs or downloads also $10.

Orders open until Jan 18, delivery by Jan 21.

Any money raised will go to the Davisville school council toward educational enrichment. If this cost is a financial hardship, please contact Mrs. Farrelly to make arrangements.
EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Please keep an eye out for our dedicated email this Tuesday (January 8th) that will have all the details and registration links for our winter term extracurricular programs – We will also be noting the teacher run programs (no fee!) and sports teams practice schedules as well!!
FROM AROUND THE SCHOOL

We ask that if your child has been sick, kindly keep them home until they are a good 24 hours without contagious symptoms.  This means no fever or stomach ailments for 24 hours.

Please insure that your child comes properly dressed for the weather – the kids go outside for recess and lunch time!

FROM OUR TRUSTEE – SHELLEY LASKIN

If you are not already signed up for Shelley Laskin’s Weekly Newsletter – you may do so by following the below link.  the newsletter finely details information for parents regarding items that include our school, neighbourhood, ward, board proposals and decisions and how to stay connected.  Please do sign up.

https://signup.e2ma.net/signup/1787552/1752436/?v=a

The next Ward Forum we will be electing our Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) Representative and Alternate and also our French as A Second Language Advisory Committee (FSLAC) Representative and Alternate. 
Each TDSB Ward has two PIAC Members, a Representative and an Alternate. They are advocates who provide information and advice on parent engagement to the TDSB; communicate with and support school councils of schools; and undertake activities to help parents of pupils of the board support their children’s learning at home and at school. According to the PIAC By-Laws, in order to serve for the two-year term, you must be a Toronto District School Board parent or guardian, reside in the ward and have a TDSB-enrolled child who resides in the ward, or have a child who is enrolled in a TDSB school in the ward. If you are interested, please read the information package on elections here. And please review PIAC’s website here .
The FSLAC consults with and advises the Board on French as a Second Language matters and contributes to the work of trustees and staff. This partnership of trustees, staff and parents fosters excellence and growth in FSL programs at the Board. The FSLAC is comprised of parent representatives and alternates elected by ward councils, a parent co-chair elected by FSLAC parent representatives, a trustee appointed by the Board as co-chair and designated TDSB staff. Thank you to Lauralyn Johnston and Nadya Phelan who were the former Ward 8 Representative and Alternate. For more information on the FSLAC, please click here.
If you are interested in representing our Ward at FSLAC, you can attend the next FSLAC meeting to check it out. It is on Tuesday, January 8, 7 pm at 5050 Yonge. The FSLAC is happy to have additional alternates.
Please let me know by e-mailing me to shelley.laskin@tdsb.on.ca if any of these positions interest you.

WORTH REPEATING

MILK BAG COLLECTION
For the duration of the year our Eco Club will be collecting the outer milk bags for their project to hand weave sleeping mats for those in third world countries.  Please send in your clean, outer milk bags for this amazing project!!

Don’t forget to label ALL of your child’s belongings!! Our school is partnered with Mabels Labels – for all labels purchased through Mabels Labels a portion of the cost is donated back to our school!!  Please see the below link on how to purchase labels!

https://mabelslabels.com/c/?funId=1935&cur_website=base

NOTABLE DATES FOR JANUARY

JANUARY 7TH – FIRST DAY BACK
JANUARY 8TH – EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAM REGISTRATION OPENS
JANUARY 15TH – SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING AT GLEBE – 7PM
JANUARY 18TH – PA DAY

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