TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah
Toronto District School Board Updates
It is my pleasure to share that I have been elected by the Board of Trustees to represent the TDSB on the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Natural Science and Education Committee. The appointment is a four-year term. I look forward to providing updates from the committee.
Sir Oliver Mowat Open House
Sir Oliver Mowat CI will be hosting their high school open house on January 12, 2023, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
New Director of Real Estate
The Toronto Lands Corporation (the real estate and leasing subsidiary of the TDSB) has hired Ryan Glenn as director of real estate and leasing. Mr. Glen comes from CreateTO, the City of Toronto’s real estate agency, where he was vice-president, Client and Stakeholder Relations. There Mr. Glenn was responsible for strategic real estate opportunities for the city. These experiences we hope will be an asset to the TDSB.
We invite you to share your thoughts on the following policy that is up for review:
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Objective: To prevent sexual misconduct and to investigate and respond to complaints.
Closing date of Consultation: January 8, 2023.
Hindu Heritage Month
The TDSB recognized November as Hindu Heritage Month. This year the theme was Bhoomi Devi: Our Sacred Mother Earth. The following is a message from the Hindu Heritage Month:
Hinduism has a message of spiritual connectedness and oneness of the whole creation. Everything in creation, living and non-living, is seen as a manifestation of one supreme universal consciousness or cosmic energy. Hindu way of living, of being and of knowing emphasizes coexistence with nature in peace and harmony.
In light of this year’s theme, we are encouraging everyone to engage in outdoor learning https://www.tdsb.on.ca/learningoutdoors/Resources-for-your-Family/Outdoor
TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan
Dear families and friends,
I would like to take this opportunity to personally express my immense gratitude to all our constituents in Scarborough Rouge Park & Scarborough North for your support and confidence in me as your Catholic School Trustee, at the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) for the next four years! I am honoured by your trust, and I will continue to advocate for authentic Catholic education.
We have been busy with the start of a new school year that saw students and staff enjoying the return of momentous events such as Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30th, the Terry Fox Run, Thanksgiving Day, and most recently, Remembrance Day on November 11.
Wishing One and All a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
The season of Advent began on November 27 this year. Advent provides a wonderful opportunity for us to clear away all the clutter and calls us to embark on the straight and simple path that will strengthen our relationship with God and each other. May the peace and joy of Christ’s birth bring blessings to you and your loved ones throughout the season and in the year to come!
OCSTA Short Video Contest
The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) invites students in Grades 4-12 to create a 2-minute video highlighting acts of Christian service to others that give witness to our faith.
Submit a 2-minute video highlighting acts of Christian service to others that give witness to our faith and win exciting prizes.
The submission deadline is December 9, 2022. The submission form can be downloaded from the following URL: https://www.ocsta.on.ca/ocsta/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2022-Submission-Consent-Form-Video-Contest.pdf
Francis Libermann Catholic High School garners the TCDSB Innovative Exemplary Practice Award
Each year, TCDSB acknowledges innovative special projects at our schools that inspire learning in unique and ground-breaking ways. The project Black Excellence Alliance (BEA), with the collaborative effort of the Francis Libermann staff and students, was no exception. Thank you and Congratulations to the dedicated staff who continue to engage and educate students through advanced programs so that they may succeed to their full academic potential and success.
Student mentor is boosting interest in STEM disciplines
Kashayne Campbell has taken on the role of mentor in his final year of high school at St. Mother Teresa Catholic Academy in Scarborough. Campbell has decided to use his love of robotics to increase the participation of high school students in Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) disciplines. For the full story, see here https://globalnews.ca/video/9223248/student-mentor-is-boosting-interest-in-stem-disciplines/
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