What's Up, DoC?
PA Day Book Reading: The Branch
On the upcoming PA Day (Feb 16th) Duke's Teacher/Librarian Tara Zwolinski will be reading "The Branch" [pdf] starting at 11am in Duke's Library. The reading will be followed by a virtual-visit/Q&A with one of the book's authors: Merielle Messier.
Duke's Book Fair is Back - 20% of sales go to our Library!
Ella Minnow is helping to run Duke's book fairs this year. You can shop in-store [map] from Feb 9-11 (SAY you are from Duke!) or shop online from Feb 13-20 (put your child's name, classroom, and "Duke" in the instruction box) and 20% of the sale will come back to Duke.
Workshop: Learning in the 21st Century
Dwayne Matthews will be speaking [pdf] at East York CI on Weds, February 21 from 7:00-8:30pm on the topic of why learning is now different and why it matters.
"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 16 by participating in Duke's Forest of Reading.
Order a Pink Shirt for Pink Shirt Day
As part of SAC's efforts this year to raise awareness around bullying and diversity, we are initiating a ‘Be a Buddy, Not a Bully’ Pink shirt campaign. Order forms [pdf] will be sent home and shirts will be delivered before International Pink Shirt Day on April 11.
Enrichment Fundraising Letter
This year SAC has already organized our Annual Halloween Dance, the Holiday Breakfast in November, and several popcorn-filled Family Movie nights. Duke has a wonderful, engaged parent community, and we’re thankful for all the volunteers who contribute by helping SAC run these events. However, we also understand that, for a variety of reasons, some families aren’t able to help in these ways and would instead like to make a direct donation to help with our fundraising efforts. The Enrichment/Fundraising letter [pdf], is also available in the main office. With a direct donation, 100% of the money donated goes towards school enrichment.
Duke Parents Big Night Out
Parents, your big night out is coming! This years Duke Adult Social will take place on April 28th at The Redwood. The Redwood is a new venue in the neighbourhood after taking over The Circus Academy, Zero Gravity at 1300 Gerrard Street East [map].
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!