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Toronto Catholic District School Board

For Parents

 

 

OAPCE Meeting Information

First OAPCE Toronto Meeting.pdfFirst OAPCE Toronto Meeting.pdf

 

OAPCE Newsletter June

 

OAPCE Toronto Newsletter June 2015.pdfOAPCE Toronto Newsletter June 2015.pdf

 

CSPC Workshop Canceled

 

June proves to be a busy month and many CSPC members and administrators are hosting various activities at their schools and parishes.

 

As such, due to the low registration numbers the CSPC Workshop scheduled for June 3, 2015 at the CEC at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled.

 

An Opportunity for Training in CSAC By Law Procedures

 

CSAC - June Training Flyer.pdfCSAC - June Training Flyer.pdf

 

CSAC Newsletter May 2015

 

csac newsletter May.pdfcsac newsletter May.pdf

 

Education Week Mass with Cardinal Collins, May 7 at St. Conrad

Mass with Cardinal Collins

OAPCE website

 

  

OAPCE Newsletter

OAPCE Toronto Newsletter April 2015 Final-1.pdfOAPCE Toronto Newsletter April 2015 Final-1.pdf 

 

21st Century Learning Opportunities for Parents

 

CPIC 21st Century Flyer 2015 (Re-Edited).pdfCPIC 21st Century Flyer 2015 (Re-Edited).pdf

 

OAPCE Information

OAPCE Toronto Agenda Mar.30. 2015.pdfOAPCE Toronto Agenda Mar.30. 2015.pdf

Invitation from Cardinal Collins.pdfInvitation from Cardinal Collins.pdf

 

CSAC Newsletter:

CSAC Newsletter February 2015.htmCSAC Newsletter February 2015.htm 

 

 

  

Attached please find the flyer with the details for the upcoming CPIC Speakers’ Series:

 

 
“An Evening with His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins—Strengthening Our School, Home and Parish Community” on Tuesday, February 24, 2015  at
  Cardinal Carter Academy of the Arts at 7:00 p.m.
 
In attendance will be the celebrated Marshal McLuhan Choir with Conductor Robin Williams.
 
Be inspired by Cardinal Collins Keynote Address and the Q & A period!  
 
Within the next two days, schools will also be receiving three, 11” x 17”, colour posters.
Please post in a prominent place in your school.     
 
Families, staff and administrators are encouraged to attend as a community as we come together in prayer and reflection.
 
 
Regards,  
 
Carla Marchetti
 
Coordinator
Community Relations/International Languages/
Parent Engagement
CEC

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Partners in Catholic Education:
Please join us on Monday, January 26, 2015 for our first meeting of the year! 
We are pleased to have as a special guest, Vincent Burzotta, Superintendent of TCDSB Safe Schools. A presentation will be provided on the importance of your school's Safe Schools Team and other topics in their portfolio. 
Discussion surrounding new proposed CSAC policy, Admissions policy and joint partnership with the Parent Engagement Portfolio will also be discussed. Our year end 2014 President's Report will be presented. 
All are welcome to attend!
 
Yours in Catholic Education, 
Annalisa Crudo-Perri
OAPCE Toronto President
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OAPCE Toronto (also known as TAPCE)
Please visit our Website at www.tapce.ca
twitter:https://twitter.com/@OAPCEToronto
facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/OAPCEToronto
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CPIC Speaker's Series
 CPIC IS HOSTING THE FIRST SESSION OF ITS’ SPEAKERS SERIES!! 
                              
ALYSON SCHAFER,
Internationally Acclaimed Parenting Expert 
BULLIES NO MORE AND EMPOWERING INDEPENDENCE
Topics were chosen by CSACs in the recent survey
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School 
2 St. Andrews Blvd., (Islington, north of Dixon Rd.)
Time: 7:00  to 9:00 p.m.
 
Child-minding Available (5 – 10 year olds) 
TTC tickets reimbursed with valid TTC Transfer
 
 
Information for Parents from the Portuguese Community
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is pleased to invite parents to consider serving on the Portuguese Advisory Committee.  
The Committee includes representatives from among Trustees, staff, parents and students, with the mandate to advise  the Board on Policies, Programs and Services which foster equitable education and greater student achievement for students of Portuguese heritage.     
 
Attached are the Portuguese Advisory Committee terms of reference, parent application form and the parent representative criteria.
Parents are invited to indicate their interest to be considered as a parent representative on this committee by completing the attached application form and submitting it,
by
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to the attention of Carla Marchetti:
                                                 
By email at: carla.marchetti@tcdsb.org
                                       By fax at: #416-512-4992

                                       By mail/board courier or school principal to:

                                                                  Carla Marchetti

                                                                  Coordinator of IL/Parent/Community Engagement

                                                                  80 Sheppard Ave. E.

                                                                  Toronto, ON  M2N 6E8
One parent will be selected and all applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision with respect to representation on the committee.
All meetings will take place at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Avenue East.
Should you require more information about the Committee, please contact Patrick Keyes at patrick.keyes@tcdsb.org  or telephone # 416-222-8282 ext. 5370.
For information about all available positions on Board Committees, visit the TCDSB Website at:
http://www.tcdsb.org/FORPARENTS/Pages/Current-Openings--Parent-Membership-on-Commmittees.aspx
Parent Representation from the Filipino Community
Good Afternoon:
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is pleased to invite parents to consider serving on the Filipino Advisory Committee.  
The Committee includes representatives from among Trustees, staff, parents and students, with the mandate to advise  the Board on Policies, Programs and Services which foster equitable education and greater student achievement for students of Filipino heritage.    
 
Attached are the Filipino Advisory Committee terms of reference, parent application form and the parent representative criteria.
Parents are invited to indicate their interest to be considered as a parent representative on this committee by completing the attached application form and submitting it,
by
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to the attention of Carla Marchetti:
                                                 
By email at: carla.marchetti@tcdsb.org
                                       By fax at: #416-512-4992

                                       By mail/board courier or school principal to:

                                                                  Carla Marchetti

                                                                  Coordinator of IL/Parent/Community Engagement

                                                                  80 Sheppard Ave. E.

                                                                  Toronto, ON  M2N 6E8
One parent will be selected and all applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision with respect to representation on the committee.
All meetings will take place at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Avenue East.
Should you require more information about the Committee, please contact Patrick Keyes at patrick.keyes@tcdsb.org  or telephone # 416-222-8282 ext. 5370.
For information about all available positions on Board Committees, visit the TCDSB Website at:
http://www.tcdsb.org/FORPARENTS/Pages/Current-Openings--Parent-Membership-on-Commmittees.aspx
Parent Representative On Catholic Social Justice Committee
See Information
 
Information for Parents
The Toronto Catholic District School Board is pleased to invite parents to consider serving on the Catholic Social Justice Committee.  
The Committee includes representatives from among Trustees, staff, parents and students, with the mandate to to advise the Board on Policies, Programs and Services which close the learning opportunity gaps for school communities.   
 
Attached are the Catholic Social Justice Committee terms of reference, parent application form and the parent representative criteria.
Parents are invited to indicate their interest to be considered as a parent representative on this committee by completing the attached application form and submitting it,
by
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 to the attention of Carla Marchetti:
                                                 
By email at: carla.marchetti@tcdsb.org
                                       By fax at: #416-512-4992

                                       By mail/board courier or school principal to:

                                                                  Carla Marchetti

                                                                  Coordinator of IL/Parent/Community Engagement

                                                                  80 Sheppard Ave. E.

                                                                  Toronto, ON  M2N 6E8
Three parents will be selected and all applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision with respect to representation on the committee.
All meetings will take place at the Catholic Education Centre, 80 Sheppard Avenue East.
Should you require more information about the Committee, please contact Patrick Keyes at patrick.keyes@tcdsb.org  or telephone # 416-222-8282 ext. 5370.
For information about all available positions on Board Committees, visit the TCDSB Website at:
http://www.tcdsb.org/FORPARENTS/Pages/Current-Openings--Parent-Membership-on-Commmittees.aspx
Regards,
Carla Marchetti
Information Night OAPCE
 
Letter from the Board regarding Budget
 
TCDSB Budget Information for Parents
 
CSAC Training- Goal Setting/Multi-Year Plans/ Making Meetings Matter to Members 
 
Information from the TCDSB
 
 
Parents/Guardians,
• Review the Code of Conduct with your child.
• Let your child know that you have high expectations. You will accept only their best.
• Ensure that your child arrives at school on time, well-rested and having eaten a nutritious breakfast. Punctuality is a key to success. Please note that our school hours are:
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Ensure that the school has updated and accurate information for you and your child: address, phone numbers, health card number, your work number and emergency telephone numbers.
• Inform the school by 8:45 a.m. when your child is ill
• If you feel that there is a problematic situation arising, do not hesitate to contact the school to discuss the concern. Phone for an appointment so that mutually convenient times may be set.
• Ensure that your child arrives at school appropriately dressed for both indoor and outdoor activities. Students should dress neatly, modestly and with a sense of personal pride that reflects our Catholic Faith. Halter tops, spaghetti strap tops, half T-shirts, short shorts or any clothing with objectionable signs or logos printed on them are considered inappropriate. Students dressed inappropriately will be required to change. Hats should be removed upon entering the building. Students need coats, boots, hats and gloves in colder weather.
• You should place your child’s name or initials on all clothing that might be misplaced. Please check the lost & found regularly.
• We discourage the practice of bringing expensive items (jewelry, toys, electronic games, CD/MP3 players, IPODs, cell phones etc.) to school.  We cannot take responsibility for such items. 
• Send a note including the date and your signature, if you are picking your child up early for an appointment. Please come to the office to sign your child out of school.
• Ensure that students who go home at lunch do so and return directly to school.  Encourage a healthy lifestyle, by not providing sugar-laden treats for your child’s lunch/snack. Ensure that lunches have a wholesome mix of food. Please keep in mind that we strive to maintain a “nut aware” environment.
• Remember to start your visit to the school at the office to pick up a visitor/volunteer badge.
 
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PRINCIPAL
It is the duty of a principal of a school, in addition to the principal's duties as a teacher,
• to maintain proper order and discipline in the school;
• to develop co-operation and co-ordination of effort among the members of the staff of the school;
• to give assiduous attention to the health and comfort of the pupils, to the cleanliness, temperature and ventilation of the school, to the care of all teaching materials and other school property, and to the condition and appearance of the school buildings and grounds;
• to report promptly to the board and to the medical officer of health when the principal has reason to suspect the existence of any communicable disease in the school, and of the unsanitary condition of any part of the school building or the school grounds;
• to refuse admission to the school of any person who the principal believes is infected with or exposed to communicable diseases requiring an order under section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act until furnished with a certificate of a medical officer of health or of a legally qualified medical practitioner approved by the medical officer of health that all danger from exposure to contact with such person has passed;
• subject to an appeal to the board, to refuse to admit to the school or classroom a person whose presence in the school or classroom would in the principal's judgement be detrimental to the physical or mental well-being of the pupils.
Education Act, 1990, Sect.265 (a), (b), (j), (k), (l) (m)
 
RESPONSIBILITY OF TEACHERS
It is the duty of a teacher and a temporary teacher,
• to teach diligently and faithfully the classes or subjects assigned to the teacher by the principal;
• to encourage the pupils in the pursuit of learning;
• to inculcate by precept and example respect for religion and the principles of Judaeo-Christian morality and the highest regard for truth, justice, loyalty, love of country, humanity, benevolence, sobriety, industry, frugality, purity, temperance and all other virtues;
• to assist in developing co-operation and co-ordination of effort among the members of the staff of the school;
• to maintain, under the direction of the principal, proper order and discipline in the teacher's classroom and while on duty in the school and on the school ground
Education Act, 1990, Sect.264 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e)
 
RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS/GUARDIANS
Parents have the responsibility;
• for the regular and punctual attendance of their children at school;
• for explaining to the school authorities any absences or lates out of the ordinary;
• for keeping the school informed of those conditions of health or welfare which affect their child's involvement in school and its curriculum;
• for sharing with the school in the exercise of the discipline, control and direction of their children while in school, on their way to and from school, and while engaged in school-related activities;
• for co-operating with the education program of the school by ensuring that their children have properly scheduled times for homework and an appropriate location in which to conduct their private study.
Developing A Positive School Environment, OECTA, 1994
 
RESPONSIBILITY OF STUDENTS
In order to grow and develop to full potential each student is responsible for showing respect towards everyone in a manner that reflects the teachings of the Gospels. Full effort and cooperation at all times will ensure effective learning.
A pupil shall:
• be diligent in attempting to master such studies as are part of the program in which the pupil is enrolled;
• exercise self-discipline;
• accept such discipline as would be exercised by a kind, firm and judicious parent;
• attend classes punctually and regularly;
• be courteous to fellow pupils and obedient and courteous to teachers;
• be clean in person and habit;
• take such tests and examinations as are required by or under the Act or as may be directed by the Minister of Education; and
• show respect for school property.
Education Act, Regulation 298
 Teachers and support staff at St. Simon have a responsibility to create and maintain a welcoming environment that is conducive to Christian growth and learning.