What's Up, DoC?
SAC Movie Night presents...
MOVIE NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
As always we need a handful of volunteers to help sell food and make popcorn. Last time we ended up with popcorn delays because we were short on volunteers. Please email us if you’re able to help out, even if it’s only for half an hour. The busiest time is from 5-6PM - it would be ideal to have 8 people behind the table for that time period. Hope to see you all there!
SAC Budget Planning for 2019-2020
SAC is beginning to start working on the SAC budget for the 2019-2020 school year and we’re looking for your input!
If you would like to be involved on the planning committee, send an email to email@example.com by Monday, April 15.
Do you have a programme or idea that you would like to champion that requires money from the SAC Budget? Planning for the 2019-2020 school year will soon be underway and we want to hear your ideas. Submit your proposal! [pdf] by Thursday, April 18.
Changes to Ontario Education
As you likely know, the Ontario Government is planning to introduce many changes to education within the province.
The government has proposed to:
Trustee Jennifer Story has provided information and additional resources in an email titled "Education funding cuts and you". To view a copy, click here.
Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month
April is autism awareness and acceptance month. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day.
Duke of Connaught is home to both a primary and a junior ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) program, as well as teaching students on the spectrum throughout the school. SAC would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate the neurodiversity of our community. It is the diversity of our community members that makes our school a richer, more beautiful, and more compassionate place.
To learn more about ASD, visit: https://autismcanada.org/
Duke's 2nd Annual Creator Fair
Duke’s 2nd Annual Creator Fair is looking for Committee Members!
At last year’s Creator Fair, the Duke Community came out to hack toys together, see 3D printing in action, paint a mural, get mucky with goo … and so much more! We want to make this year’s event even better, so are looking for committee members that like to think outside the box, be creative and have fun! If this sounds like you, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get in touch with information about upcoming committee meetings.
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.