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Making Sense of Math

Trustee Ausma Malik and the TDSB Ward 10 Council is pleased to invite you to a special Ward Council Meeting – Making Sense of Math on Thursday October 19th from 6pm – 8pm at Dewson Street Public School, 65 Concord Ave.

The keynote speaker is Professor Trevor Brown, who will answer the questions “why is math being taught the way it is today?” and “how can we help our kids succeed in math in a fun and engaging way”.

Child care is provided and refreshments will be served.

Terry Fox Run

Yesterday afternoon our school participated in the annual Terry Fox National School Run.  After lunch, the kids all sat for an assembly in the gym and the grade students walked to Trinity Bellwood’s Park while the Kindergarten students went out to the school yard.

Classrooms have been collecting donations over the past week and will be forwarding all monies to the Terry Fox Foundation.  As part of the Terry Fox School Challenge we set our fundraising goal at $700. Did we reach that goal? You bet – over $1800!!

So now, during the last period on Thursday, October 6th, the teachers will participate in The Niagara Teachers Olympics in the school yard.  The classroom having raised the most money will be rewarded – they get to wrap their teacher in toilet paper!

Well done Niagara!!

Orange Shirt Day

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day: A Day of Remembrance of Residential Schools.  Niagara School will honour the day tomorrow and students are encouraged to wear anything (doesn’t have to be a shirt!) orange.

Click the link to learn more about the significance of Orange Shirt Day and of Phyllis Webstad and her story.  Orange Shirt Day

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Tomorrow is also our first Student of the Month assembly.  September’s trait was RESPECT.  Congratulations to the students who were chosen as exceptionally respectful individuals!

After School Language Classes

On Thurs Sept 14, the International Languages Office will be at Niagara to take registrations starting at 3:30pm. They usually set up a table by the front entrance or upstairs by the office. Registration forms will be available and in order to complete the paperwork, please remember to bring your child’s OHIP and Ontario Enrolment Number (OEN found on progress reports and report cards – only for grade students).

This year we will have Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish classes offered on Thursdays after school, 3:30pm-6pm, at a cost of $20 for the year.  Classes begin on September 21st. Don’t worry if you can’t make the date to register. You can enroll online www.ileprograms.ca at any point during the school year.

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Welcome Back from TDSB!

A message from TDSB……

 

September 5, 2017

What a day it has been! We were excited and eager to welcome back our 240,000 students into classrooms across the city today. The first day can be full of mixed emotions – jitters, excitement, even sadness that summer is over – but we hope that everyone had a great day.

To help get your year started on the right foot, we have put together a website full of great resources, including homework tips, school year calendar, contact information and more. You can access it at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/needtoknow

You’ll also find a link about getting involved http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/Howtogetinvolved.aspx. There are lots of ways to be involved in your child’s education whether it’s participating in field trips, reviewing homework, attending parent-teacher interviews, joining the school council or simply asking about their day.

We are committed to keeping in touch with you through email, regular webcasts, ward forums and through Twitter and Facebook.

School is an exciting time for students of all ages – even adults!

Here’s to an amazing year ahead!

John Malloy
Director of Education

Robin Pilkey
Chair of the Board

CPR Training Workshop At Niagara

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Wednesday June 21, 2017
School Library
6:00-7:30pm

FREE!

We are offering a workshop in CPR training just in time for summer. Before the swimming pools open for the season it would be well worth learning valuable life-saving skills don’t you think?

Niagara parent and Council Co-Chair, Peter Odle, is Red Cross certified and a former paramedic. He’ll be covering the following topics: CPR, Bleeding, Shock, Choking, Burns, Seizures, and Environmental Emergencies.

The workshop is a great opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on the ones you may have learned years ago.  All materials will be provided, refreshments will be served (bring the kids) and you’ll take home the knowledge and competence to save a life.

Space is limited to 20 people.  The sign-up sheet is located by the Council Bulletin Board to the left of the main entrance stairway.