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Toronto Catholic District School Board


2013-2014 News
Toronto Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC)

May 2014 Newsletter
Right-click to download the May 2014 Newsletter - CPIC Newsletter May2014.pdfCPIC Newsletter May2014.pdf
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Raising Youth Together Free Parenting Workshop
Download the workshop flyer, Free Parenting Workshop 2014.pdfFree Parenting Workshop 2014.pdf.    To Register. click here.
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WALK CYCLE MOVE - Cliffside  
- Final Open House 
Saturday, May 10th/2014

Over the fall and winter, Toronto Public Health has hosted a community discussion on how Cliffside can become a better place to walk, cycle and get around actively (including a focus group with your school’s environment club).
 
Toronto Public Health is hosting an open house to report back on what we’ve heard through these consultations, as well as our discussions with the City about what can be done to address particular concerns.
 
Walking and Cycling in Cliffside – Making Improvements
Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: St. Paul’s United Church, 200 McIntosh St.
 
For more information, please visit the website:
http://www.toronto.ca/health/hphe/enviro_neighbourhoods_moving.htm

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Early Assessment Communication:
EAC letters will be mailed out on Friday, March 21st, 14. 
 
Parent Interviews will be April 3rd/14.  Parent Interview Request Forms will be mailed with EAC letters and will also be distributed to each student in homeroom.  Please note that Mid-term Report Cards go home on April 28th/14.
 
Important OSSLT Information for Week of March 24th-28
 
Grade 10 Literacy Test is on Thursday, March 27th/14.  Please ensure your child is in attendance and on time if they are expected to write this year.
  • THERE IS NO MAKE-UP DATE FOR ILLNESS.
  • Grade 10’s attend AM ONLY to complete the test.
  • Grades 9, 11 and 12 attend PM ONLY, starting at 12:30 pm. 
  • There is NO CAFETERIA SERVICE THAT DAY.
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St. Malachy CSAC and Toronto Police Service Presents: Living and Learning in the New Media Age
 
Feb 27th/2014 from 6 to 9 pm at St. Malachy School
 
St. Malachy CSAC & Toronto Police will be hosting a gala event at the school, designed to
 
inform parents on how technology is being used in the classroom and the importance of a collaborative working environment.  We are very pleased to welcome Peter Aguiar, TCDSB’s Coordinator of 21st Century Learning, speaking about the Board’s vision and plans, providing examples of technology applications in the classroom and answering our questions.  The evening is also the Toronto Region launch of Fraud Prevention Month. The event will be live streamed and will include presentations, breakout sessions, informational booths and prize giveaways. Seven breakout sessions will be offered and topics of discussion include protecting yourself from financial crimes, cyber fraud, counterfeit detection, and other consumer fraud.
 
We encourage parents to sign up for the topic of your choice ASAP to avoid disappointment since spaces are limited. Spaces are available for our parent community and their friends and family but only for students in grades 7 and above. Each person attending must register for the event. Please register online at the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DontBeScammed, or call the school (416-393-5336) directly and they will register for you.
 
This evening will provide an incredible forum to interact with other parents at the school and friends in our community, exchange ideas and ask questions of specialists.  We hope to see you there!
 
The agenda for the event is as follows:
 
6:00-6:30 p.m. Arrival and visiting booths (hallway and gymnasium)
6:30-6:45 p.m. Opening Remarks: 21st Century Learning and Fraud Prevention Month (gymnasium)
6:45-7:30 p.m. Fraud prevention presentations (gymnasium)
7:30-8:30 p.m. Breakout sessions (classrooms)
 
Please note that media will be invited to attend this event. Additionally, the fraud prevention portions of this event will be livestreamed so that members of the public can watch it online.
 
Light refreshments will be served.
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TCDSB Monthly Update
Healthy Kids - Questionnaire on Menu Labelling and Marketing of Unhealthy Food to Children
(posted Oct 28th/2013)
Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care committed to aggressively taking on the challenge of reducing
childhood obesity across the province.  As a first step, the government appointed a Healthy Kids Panel.
The panel made a series of recommendationsin its report released in March 2013.
 
In response to the Healthy Kids Panel’s recommendations for reducing childhood obesity, Ontario has launched
a cross-government Healthy Kids Strategy. To help create a healthier food environment in Ontario, the government
is consulting with parents, the health sector, and the food and restaurant industry on two initiatives:
 
    •  Restrict the marketing of high-calorie, low nutrient foods, beverages and snacks to children under age 12.
    •  Require all large chain restaurants, including fast food outlets and retail grocery stores that sell prepared foods,
to list the calories in each item on their menus and to make this information visible on menu boards.
 
This online questionnaire is an opportunity for Ontario residents to provide their opinions on the implementation of
these recommendations. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous.
 
The survey is now live and will be open until November 8, 2013.  
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TCDSB Monthly Update 
Ontario's Education Strategy Consultation Questions (posted Oct 9th/2013)
 
The Ministry of Education is seeking input from all stakeholders on 7 key questions in order to define the vision for education in the province of Ontario for the future.  It is critical that the Ministry hears the Catholic voice reflected in this important consultation process.
 
Right-click to download the consultation questions MOE Stakeholder Consultation.pdfMOE Stakeholder Consultation.pdf
 
 
Feedback can be submitted online by November 15, 2013 at: GreatToExcellent@Ontario.ca.
 
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TCDSB Monthly Update
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TCDSB Multi-Year Strategy Plan
For more information on this Plan, click here.

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