The TCDSB is having a French as a Second Language (FSL) Parent Outreach event for K-12. The goal of the event is to promote and establish a strong parent, school and French community connection. See attachment. All are welcome on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 from 10 am -2 pm at the TCDSB Board oﬃces at 80 Sheppard Ave East.
On Monday December 10th St Leo will host a special presentation on Internet Awareness and Safety. Students will receive a presentation during the day and Parents/Guardians are invited to attend a presentation for parents and care givers in the evening at 6:30 pm in the school gym. The presenter, Paul Davis is a well-known expert in the area of cyber bullying and internet safety. His message is direct, poignant and very important for students and parents alike.
French Immersion Open House for Parents of New JK Students
Students will be celebrating Hallowe’en with class centered activities on October 31st.
Please take some time to plan your child’s costume appropriate to their age and presence in a Catholic school.
Be mindful not to send your child to school with a mask, anything resembling a weapon (e.g. gun, sword, knife etc.) or accessories that are unsafe. Some students may wish to wear orange and black rather than a costume. It is important that ALL students are safe and enjoy the day.
We must be mindful that St. Leo CS is an ALLERGEN AWARE SCHOOL.
Please do not send or bring baked goods to the classroom. Hallowe’en stickers, pencils, small toys are excellent alternatives.
This Friday September 28th St. Leo is celebrating Orange shirt Day! All students are encouraged to wear orange.
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.
Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. #everychildmatters #orangeshirtday
All elected positions are open for new candidates. A listing of them are below:
Chair or Co-Chair (1) - chairs the monthly meetings, communicates with the principal and aids with representing and communicating with the school community
Co-Chair or Vice Chair (1) - shared responsibilities or back up assistance to the Chair
Treasurer (1) - general tracking and reporting of funds along with treasurer and principal at each meeting
Secretary or Co-Secretary (1 or 2 if co) - responsible for taking minutes at the monthly meetings (9 meetings remain this year)
Parent Rep Positions (3 ... or 2 if there are co-secretaries) - votes but does not have an official job description
Nomination forms have been sent home. I have attached them here as well. You can nominate someone or you can put your own name forward. If you can't make the meeting on Wednesday, but would like to be a part of the council or show your support for a parent that you know would like to be a part of the team - don't worry. Just send in your nominations to the school and your vote will be included.
All parents elect 7 people and then the voted 7 decide who will take on each role.
Please be advised that it is not a requirement to attend every meeting even if you decide to take an official position. We are all busy and help to pick up the slack when required. You can also pop into meetings at anytime whether you are a voting member or not.
The parent council weekly newsletter will recommence after the elections.