TDSB Trustee Anu Sriskandarajah
Early French Immersion Deadline
If your family is interested in the Toronto District School Board’s system-wide French Immersion Program, we are pleased to offer an online process to apply for Early French Immersion, which begins in Junior Kindergarten. To apply to the program for September 2024, please complete the online applications between November 6 and December 1, 2023.
Families with an older sibling currently in an Early French Immersion program are still required to complete an online application for the new student. For more information, visit: tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/School-Choices/French-Programs.
Professional Activity Days Update
As you know, during the school year, school staff participate in a number of Professional Activity (PA) Days. Starting this school year, boards of education are now required to publicly share detailed information about PA Days. Please note, all information and details will be posted to tdsb.on.ca/PAdays at least 14 days in advance of the scheduled PA Day.
Pedestrian Safety Tips
I encourage you to teach your children the rules of the road starting when they’re young. Think of it as gradually training your children about safety until all the connections are in place. By the time your child reaches age10 and can act independently, the road safety rules will be second nature. Children under10 should be accompanied by adults or older children when crossing the street. At this age, their judgment and perceptual skills are still immature, yet they often eagerly try to cross streets on their own in order to demonstrate some independence. Learn more by visiting Toronto’s Vision Zero Road Safety Plan at toronto.ca/services-payments/streets-parking-transportation/road-safety/vision-zero
National Day of Action
We commemorated National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on October 4. Each year, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) holds a Sisters in Spirit Vigil to honour Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. To learn more about this year’s Sisters in Spirit Vigil, visit their website at nwac.ca.
TCDSB Trustee Garry Tanuan
It will be my privilege to attend and lay a wreath at the Scarborough War Memorial Ceremony on November 11, at the Scarborough Cenotaph at Danforth Ave. & Kingston Rd. for the annual City of Toronto Civic Remembrance Day Services.
On this special day, Canadians pause to honour the dedicated brave men and women who served and have given their lives to defend the rights, privileges and our freedom, and those who continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace.
Virtue of the Month: Peace
EcoSchools Canada Registration
We are delighted to welcome you back to another exciting year of learning and environmental action. Through our partnership with EcoSchools Canada, this amazing program offers students unique opportunities to learn about their ecological footprint and the ways they can reduce their impact on the Earth. Register if your school is new to the program. Questions? Email: Bruno.Pileggi@tcdsb.org or Valeria.Luciani@tcdsb.org.
Filipino Centre Toronto – Student Awards
Open to all High School Students in Ontario of Filipino descent, including those in their last year of elementary school who will be attending Grade 9. Click on the link for additional information: tcdsb.org/o/communityrelations/page/filipino-canadian-heritage Deadline: November 3. Questions? Email: Jodelyn.Huang@tcdsb.org.
Advisory Committee on Race Relations
The Special Board Advisory Committee on Race Relations is seeking new members – parents/guardians, community members and staff – to serve on the committee. Interested members must submit their completed application to Roy.Fernandes@tcdsb.org.
FAQs and Questions? www.tcdsb.org/page/parents Contact: Trustee Garry Tanuan 416-512-3408 or 416-222-8282 ext. 2660.