TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah

Kindergarten registration is now open

Registration for all TDSB Kindergarten programs began in February. We look forward to welcoming you and your child at our schools in September! In the Kindergarten program, your child will develop their skills and abilities through inquiry and intentional play-based learning that includes math, science and literacy. Teachers and early childhood educators plan learning experiences where children are actively engaged in learning and thinking creatively.

To attend Junior Kindergarten in September, children must turn 4-years-old by December 31. To register for Senior Kindergarten, children must be 5-years-old by December 31. You may choose to register in person at the school or begin the process online.Learn more at

Parents as Partners Conference

The Parents as Partners Conference 2020 is on Saturday, March 28 and all parents are welcome!
This free conference – planned by parents for parents – includes a variety of workshops and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home.

This year’s keynote speaker is Kim Katrin, an internationally acclaimed award-winning educator, writer, artist and consultant. With a focus on student life, Kim explores how intersections of race, sexual orientation and gender impact mental wellness. Emphasizing these connections allows for an inclusive discussion and a holistic focus on mental wellness and community engagement.

Technology micro-sessions are also being offered to help parents develop their computer literacy as well as bring them up to speed on many applications used by TDSB students.

Transportation, food and translators are all provided, as well as free day camp for children ages 4-12 to support participants attending the conference. Registration opened mid-February at

February was African Heritage Month

February was African Heritage Month at the Toronto District School Board. It is an occasion to recognize and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Peoples of African Descent to Canada and the world. The chosen theme for 2019-2020 was “UBUNTU: I am because we are,” which is derived from the Nguni Bantu term in Southern Africa.

TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan

Update for March

All are welcome to attend the Lift Jesus Higher 2020 Rally, which will be held on March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It will feature dynamic speakers, skits (youth section), and music led by award-winning singer-songwriters. TCDSB students are encouraged to participate in the Youth Rally with their friends by contacting their school principals. More information at

ShareLife Week

TCDSB marks ShareLife Week each year to support Catholic charities. This year it will be held from March 30 to April 3. Schools are invited to participate in a board-wide “Civvies Day” on April 3 and donate a toonie to the cause. Last year, thanks to the generosity of students, staff and families, the board was able to donate more than $100,000 to ShareLife.

Preparing for Easter

As we start the Lenten 2020 season on Ash Wednesday, February 26, in preparation for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance of sins, almsgiving and denial of ego, we are reminded that the theme for Lent is“Renewed by the Spirit.” This theme reminds us of the call to encounter God and allow Him to guide us, giving us the strength to live out our journey of faith.

March Break

Schools will be closed for March break from March 16-20. I wish all students, staff and families a safe, restful and happy holiday!

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