Latest School Developments

Yesterday’s announcement from the Ministry of Education about continued school closures was likely not much of a surprise. Although things are staying the same for the next six weeks, this may mean many changes for you and your child(ren). Please let us know if there is any way we can help you during this next period of time.

Wondering when you can get your pencil case or indoor shoes?? Here is the latest word from the TDSB: “We know that some students and families are eager to collect personal belongings that remain in our schools. Please be assured that plans are underway to determine how this can be done safely. We are working with Toronto Public Health on next steps and will share the plan as soon as it is finalized.”

June SAC Meeting – TBD

We are waiting for further announcements from the TDSB before we hold a SAC meeting with our principals. We will schedule an online meeting most likely in the first week of June, and will be sure to post the meeting info on our blog and via our social media channels. Stay tuned.

For information on the role of school advisory councils during Covid-19, please take a look at this letter and FAQ from the TDSB.

Community Support During Covid-19

At our latest council meeting there was a lot of discussion on how we can help food insecure families in our community during COVID-19. Our students and teachers have been part of the solution, but you can be, too!

Local food donation programs you can support if you’re able to:

1. Donate food by appointment to the Salvation Army, Community and Family Services – East Toronto Corps at Woodbine Ave and Danforth Ave.

2. Food donations can be made in-person to the East End United Regional Ministry – Glen Rhodes Food Bank on Wednesdays 9:00am-4:00pm.

3. Donate financially to Toronto Foundation for Student Success (the non-profit that organizes our school lunch and snack program) – they are distributing grocery gift cards.

4. Donate financially to the “I Ate” campaign for Food Bank Canada.

***Please let us know in the comments below if there are other ways to give / donate food!!

Tech EH Update!

We are thrilled to share a Tech EH update with you — Our school administration team has made another technology purchase with money you’ve helped to raise for Tech EH!

20 iPads + 20 cases to help protect the devices from inevitable accidents.

20 headphones to help turn the iPads into listening centres (especially useful for the primary grades) to help build literacy along with other curriculum focused applications.

These latest purchases are in addition to an earlier buy of Chromebooks. Our school now has Chromebooks + charging carts on every floor of the school!

Thank you to everyone for your support of Tech EH as we strive to power up our school with modern technology to assist in learning.

We will keep you posted as we have news to share. In the meantime, what’s the best way to learn about computers? Bit by bit. (Sorry, couldn’t resist).