What's Up, DoC?
End of Year Message from SAC
The September menus are now available. Please check the Nutrition page for those and more details about the Nutrition program, including start dates.
It's been a busy school year, and we've worked closely with school staff to try to enhance our children's education experience. We've compiled details of the funds raised and funds spent throughout the school year. As receipts are still coming in, this is not the final tally. Final details of SAC spending and fundraising for the 2018-2019 school year will be shared at the first SAC Meeting in September.
SAC Fundraising 2018/19
SAC Spending 2018/19
Expenses: If you have submitted a cheque request / expense reimbursement to SAC as of Monday June 24 8:30am, cheques will be available for pick up Wednesday June 26 9:00am from Kathleen. Any cheque requests submitted after Monday morning will be mailed to you. Please forward any questions and future expense requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Summer!!
Duke Ukes in September
Registration for Beginner Duke Ukes is now open for the next school year. Grade 4 is the starting grade for this program, so spots are only open to those just finishing Grade 3 at Duke. There is a very limited number of spots for this paid lunchtime program (usually Wednesdays starting the first week of October until early June) and these are available on a first-come, first-served basis starting immediately.
Duke Ukes Registration Form for Current Grade 3s
If your child was in Beginner Ukes this past year, Melanie said to tell everyone that Beginner Ukes were a "star class" so everyone in Beginner will be moving on to Advanced Ukes next year (same day/time as Beginner). You should have already received a link to register.
Frequently Asked Questions
In response to a number of questions from parents throughout the school year, SAC presented these questions to the school administration, in hopes of receiving answers to Frequently Asked Questions, that can be a starting point for parents who have questions or concerns about the progressive discipline approach at the school. We hope these FAQs prove helpful in the future.
FSLAC June Newsletter
The FSLAC June 2019 Newsletter is now available.
The FSLAC provided recommendations to the TDSB and went to the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, June 12. After 2 hours of discussion, most were approved by the board. Please see the PDF document for the list of recommendations.
The FSLAC delegated at the meeting and requested delaying recommendations 1 and 2 until the fall until a more developed plan could be done as there are many unanswered questions and no public process. The review was done over 2 years, the recommendations came out last Friday and were approved 3 business days later. These are major changes on how French will be delivered.
The board also approved elimination of TTC tickets for grades 7 and up. This amounts to approx. $800 per student.
TDSB Student & Parent Census 2016-17
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) conducts its system-wide Student and Parent Census every 4-5 years to help the Board understand the demographic makeup, the in-school and out-of-school experiences, and the ongoing needs of its student population. The intent is to use the Census data collected directly from students and parents to help the system and individual schools develop strategies and adjust supports that further strengthen the school community and help every student succeed.
The very first TDSB's Student Census and Parent Census were administered in 2006-07 and 2007-08 respectively, and the second Student and Parent Census was completed in 2011-12. In April 2017, the TDSB conducted its third Parent Census for parents of JK-Grade 6 students, and third Student Census for Grade 7-12 students. For the first time, Grade 4-6 students also participated in the Student Census. Over 220,000 completed survey forms were received representing 91% of Grade 4-6, 94% of Grade 7-8, and 85% of Grade 9-12 students, as well as 63% of JK-Grade 6 parents.
Parent Census 2016-17 School Reports for Duke of Connaught:
Grades 4-6 School Report [pdf]
JK to Grade 6 School Report [pdf]
Grades 7-8 School Report [pdf]
With all the community fundraising events that are organized by SAC each year, you may wonder how our funds are spent. Here are some of the ways in which we all help support our school:
All of these items are extras that we offer our students, which are not funded by the TDSB. We also continue to fundraise for the DUKE PLAYS campaign, which will support the eagerly awaited playground redesign, as well as recently announced renovation and redesign of the school library!
Not all of us have time to volunteer or attend our myriad events. If you still want to contribute to our efforts, here is your chance. Attached is Enrichment Fundraising form. Donations of 25$ or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.