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Construction Door Entry/Exit Plan
Construction at the front of Duke will soon begin and classes will have to enter/exit the building at new locations. The main entrance will still be accessible for adults who need to enter the building, but children should not use it unsupervised. Please consult the New Door Entry/Exit Plan [pdf] and begin using it immediately and until further notice.
Duke Parents Big Night Out
Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE for parents' big night out! Grab your tickets, the earlier the better, for the Duke Adult Social on April 28th at The Redwood (1300 Gerrard Street East).
Tickets (include 1 drink token):
ReadUP Reading Club
ReadUP Reading Clubs has run an English ReadUP club at Duke since November 2013 and will start a French ReadUP at Duke in the fall. Both clubs will run at the regular time, Thursdays from 3:15-4:15pm, in the library.
When a child first attends, the Teacher Leader does a quick check to establish the child’s optimal reading level, then issues a bag of 3 books at that level. The child reads the books to a volunteer, who helps with any tricky words, then they are taken home to practise. For more detailed information on ReadUP, click here.
Families can sign up any time during the school year. It’s a drop-in format, so if you arrive within the first half-hour of the club, it will ensure we have time to read with your child. It is important that children attend with an adult, as the club is busy and volunteers cannot supervise individual children.
Volunteers are key to the process. if you or anyone you know would like to volunteer at the club, please get in touch. The commitment does not have to be every week―we appreciate any time you can spare to help out.
Ella Minnow - Support Your School Event
Ella Minnow is having another special weekend event of Support Your School. Shop in-store or online from March 9th-11th and your school will automatically earn a credit to buy books for the library.
SH Armstrong Pool & Community Centre
Registration for spring programs started on Wednesday March 7th; however, there are still spaces available for spring programs and summer camps. It's not too late! Registration is now ongoing until programs are full. Spring programs start the week of April 9th 2018.
Fun Guide (SH Armstrong) - Summer Camps
Fun Guide (SH Armstrong) - Spring Programs
Fun Guide (SH Armstrong) - Swimming
This week is also the last week for drop-in swims until after Easter, including these free ones:
"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.
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!