Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Parent Council News (February 13, 2013)

Mission accomplished!

Parents and students from Secord Elementary School, along with representatives from four neighbouring schools, descended upon a TDSB Planning & Priorities committee meeting on Wednesday 30 January to impart the urgency of putting their school's capital spending needs at the top of the TDSB's priority list. The message was simple: It's our turn.

The expectation is the TDSB will address the existing and persistent facilities challenges at Secord Elementary. They will also have to consider the space challenges full-day kindergarten will present in 2014, not to mention the community's interest in transitioning from a K-5 to a K-8 school, in an already over capacity building operating out of rotting twenty year-old port-a-paks.

The story has received considerable media attention. See the links to that coverage below:

The Secord Parent Council hopes to take the same message to the Ontario provincial government in the coming weeks with the expectation of provincial funds being released.
Stay tuned!

Peter Saros, Co-Chair Parent Council

Parent Workshops

We are very pleased to be able to provide our Secord Parents with learning opportunities to better support our students.

We have organized the following dates and topics according to parent request. Child minding will be provided.

Anastasia Poulis, Vice-Principal
Supporting Children at Home through online resources
Session 1February 20
Session 2February 27
Supporting your Child at home with MathMarch 27
Mental Health PD for Parents: The ABC’s of Mental Health
This date is subject to change as a presenter from Hinck’s will be involvedApril 23
EQAO Parent Information SessionMay 1
Parent CelebrationJune 5 (3:15pm)
All workshops, unless otherwise indicated, will run from 6-7:30pm in the library.