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People for Education Conference

The People for Education conference is coming to York University this Saturday, November 5.

The conference features an interesting lineup of speakers, workshops and panels. Everyone is welcome – registration details at the link below.

Speakers include:

  • The new Minister of Education, Laurel Broten
  • Two former Ministers – Ecker and Kennedy
  • An education reformer from top scoring Finland

Panels on:

  • What makes a good teacher
  • Schools of choice
  • Fundraising
  • Transitions from elementary to secondary school
  • The role of Trustees

Workshops on:

  • Special education
  • New healthy food and beverage policy (with a taste test!)
  • Parent Councils
  • Parent Involvement Committees

There will be a building full of active parents, engaged policy makers and politicians who are passionate about education, want to share information and ideas and want to hear what you have to say.

This link has more information and you can register here as well.
 

Davisville Pilots A.B.C. Day

On November 9th Davisville will hold it’s first Anything But Car (ABC) Day from 8:25 – 8:40 a.m.! Simply, students will be asked to arrive at school by any means…other then a car.  The class with the most number of participating students will receive the coveted Golden Shoe!

ABC events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.  As many of our families already walk, bus or bike to school we will be celebrating the choices we already make.  For others this is a great opportunity to think about alternative ways of travelling around our city.

Friendly reminder: Biking & scootering on school property is prohibited & any damage or theft of these items is not the responsibility of the school.

For more information and to check out some FAQ’s please visit the Eco-Schools page under the Get Involved section

 

Book Fair begins Monday, October 31

The Scholastic book fair begins on Monday, October 31, 2011. The book fair will be held in the school library and will be open all week from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 pm (except for early closure on Monday and Friday). The book fair will end on Friday, November 4 at noon.
 
Support this fabulous fundraiser and help foster a love of books in your children by purchasing some books for your child and/or our library.

See Director Chris Spence Tonight

Chris Spence, Director of Education for the Toronto District School Board, will be speaking at tonight’s St. Paul’s Ward Forum.

A Ward Forum is a regular meeting of parents, school community, Trustee and Board staff of schools in a ward. Thanks to our Trustee, Shelley Laskin, for hosting this event.

Tonight’s event is at Humewood Community School in the Library (second floor), from 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Humewood Community School is located at 15 Cherrywood Ave.,
(West of Vaughan Rd, North of St Clair Ave.)

Childcare will be provided
 

Magazines galore… and more!

The start of October means it’s time for our annual QSP magazine fundraiser.

Info and order forms were sent home today, so please check your child’s backpack. Buying or renewing magazines through QSP gets you a discount of up to 85% off the newsstand price and benefits our school.

Ordering online through QSP gets you faster service and saves you a $1 processing fee. You can also use the online order system to invite family and friends to help. Your child gets credit for any magazines ordered by people you invite. And your family and friends get the same deal, so invite them to order online or share the flyer (and the savings).

Thanks for your support!