What's Up, DoC?
Let's Get Festive! Poinsettia Sale
Once again, SAC is organizing a Poinsettia Sale. Buy a poinsettia or festive centrepiece for your table or for a friend, neighbour or loved one. Choose from a range of colours and sizes.
Please return your order form [pdf] and payment to the school NO LATER than Wed, Nov 14. Check your child's bag tomorrow for a copy too.
All plants and festive centrepieces will be available for pick up at the Annual Holiday Breakfast: Sat, Nov 24, from 9-11:30am, in the Woodfield Gym.
Holiday Breakfast & Festivities
The Duke Holiday Festival and Breakfast is coming up on Saturday November 24 from 9-11:30am. Breakfast order forms (pdf) will be going home this week. Please return yours ASAP as seating is limited.
As always, our fabulous Marketplace will be open in the gym. Children will be able to secretly shop for special gifts for friends and loved ones. Items will range in price for $1-$3. Haggling is recommended!
We rely on donations for our Marketplace sale. We are requesting donations of ‘like new’ small household items suitable for small gifts (e.g. mugs, scarves, books, ornaments). No clothing please. If you have like-new items to donate, a bin is available in the office for drop off.
To help make this event a success, we will need the help of lots of volunteers from our community. Stay tuned for a volunteer callout with online sign up.
Pizza Lunch order forms are now available online on the Pizza Lunch page (in Community drop-down menu).
Also visit that page to read more about Pizza Lunch Myths and Facts, such as:
Duke October Newsletter
The Duke of Connaught October newsletter is now available (click here).
Junglesport was a HIT!
SAC wants to thank the admin and the parent community for supporting Jungle Sport in the school this week.
A special shout out to Ms. O for organizing the week long school event and to Daniela Fermo from SAC for planning the parent and child evening.
Additionally thanks to all those who participated in the event Thursday night. The money raised helped offset the cost of bringing it to the school.
We at SAC think it was a great investment and added something different and new. We welcome any feedback email to email@example.com
Duke Musical 2019
Callback auditions start this week!
Congratulations to the 34 students who have received a callback for a leading role for the 2019 Duke Musical! If your child auditioned and did not receive a callback, they may still be offered a role in the production within a few weeks.
A reminder that callback auditions start this Wednesday (Nov 7) - here are some additional details:
This year Mrs. Zwolinski is available for 15-minute parent-teacher interviews. These interviews will be focused on one of the following:
- Navigating the virtual library to help your child’s learning at home;
- Using AW and Google Suite at home;
- Using assistive technology at home; or
- Finding the just right book in our library.
If you are interested in meeting with Mrs. Zwolinski on the evening of Thurs Nov 15 or the morning of Fri Nov 16 please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred day and time.
Online Book Fair
Shop at Ella Minnow, online or in-store, Nov 13-20 and support our school library (instructions here).
Mrs. Zwolinski would like to take a moment to thank Coles in the Beach, students, parents and community members who donated to our library through the Indigo Adopt-A-School Program. In partnership with Coles in the Beach Duke of Connaught Library raised $2,234! At the top of the shopping list for the Library is the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada published by Canadian Geographic in both English and French.
Do you love our library?
Consider filling out the quick “My School Library Rocks” contest survey from the Ontario School Library Association.
New Lunch Time Routine for Grade 1-8
More Info [pdf]
SK French Immersion Program
Here are the important dates for those interested in having their child start the Senior-Kindergarten French Immersion program [pdf] in September 2019.
New Parent Reps Contact
Did you know that on SAC there are four Parent Reps? We'd love to offer you support when you need it -- whether you simply need information, or if you are having communication difficulties, or classroom woes. SAC Parent Reps have created a new group on Facebook for Duke Parents where they can provide a support forum for Duke families: 'Sup DoC - Support for/by Duke Parents'. Additionally, there is a new email contact for the Parent Reps that any families can use who aren't on Facebook: email@example.com.
Mabel's Labels: ‘Tis the season to be labelled
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to get organized! From Personalized Address Labels and Stocking Stuffers to peel-and-stick Gift Tags, Mabel's Labels has all your label needs taken care of. Choose one of the adorably festive designs, customize as you like, then receive everything in the mail, ready for use throughout the holiday season.
Holiday products available until December 31st, 2018 [shop now].
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.