What's Up, DoC?
AppleGrove: Babysitting Course
Applegrove is offering a Spring Session Babysitting course on Saturday May 12th from 9-4:30. More Info... [pdf]
Duke Parents Big Night Out
Planning is well under way for Duke's Big Night Out happening April 28 at The Redwood [map] (not "The Greenwood" as accidentally mentioned). Tickets are available online now at our early bird pricing of $15! Paper order forms [pdf] and our awesome flyer [jpg] will be sent home this week!
In addition to being one of the most memorable events of the school year, it's a major fundraiser for the school, helping with technology, athletics and extra curricular activities for all students.
We are asking parents (and friends) to please contact us if you can contribute silent auction items more make corporate donations. If you are not the president of MLSE or able to sponsor, you can still help by volunteering (please)! We look forward to seeing you there!
Michelle Aarts at next SAC meeting
Our Ward Rep for PIAC, Michelle Aarts, is currently working on several projects for PIAC that require parent and school council input. She will be attending out next SAC Meeting, on Thursday, April 26 to get feedback and discuss "Best practices in parent consultation" and "community use of schools". more info [pdf]
Exceptional Students and Second Language Learning
We are sharing this article on Exceptional Students and Second Language Learning [pdf] by Nancy Wise, published in the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers.
"Festival of Trees" Prizes Available
There are a number of ways you could get free tickets to the Festival of Trees showing at Harbourfront on May 16th by participating in Duke's Forest of Reading.
Enrichment Fundraising Letter
Some people who aren't able to help out with school activities are instead comfortable contributing financially (which is also tax deductible over $25). The Enrichment/Fundraising letter [pdf] is also available in the main office.
We are also looking for parent volunteers for Thursdays to help serve hot lunch. Contact Maureen or Carl if you can help support Duke's Student Nutrition Programs!