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New Lunch Time Routine for Grade 1-6
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SAC All Ages Halloween Dance [pdf] - This Friday night! Dress-up for a spooktacular night out, with a Live DJ! The Dance and Haunted Hallway will be in the Woodfield gym, 5:30-7:30pm Friday October 26th. There will be pizza, drinks, popcorn and a bake sale, and we kindly ask for a $1 suggested donation to help cover the costs and put money towards future fun events at Duke.
We still need a few more brave souls to help volunteer to make the event run smoothly - particularly at the bake sale tables and supervising the gym. If you can lend a hand, please contact the volunteer coordinator: email@example.com
and sign up here:
The Boo Crew [pdf] is looking for a few more mature students to volunteer in the Haunted Hallway during the dance 5:30-7:30pm on Friday Oct 26th. If your kid loves Halloween and thinks it's fun to scare the pants of parents, then get in touch with haunt wrangler Veronica for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids do not need to volunteer for the whole dance. There will be a Boo Crew club meeting Tuesday Oct 23rd at lunch in the library (attendance optional, they can swing by anytime over lunch) and Friday Oct 26th at lunch in the old change room in the Woodfield gym (also optional, this is to help decorate).
Student Council "Voice of Change" grade 7 & 8 Halloween Dance will be happening Wednesday October 31st in the afternoon 1:00-2:30pm in the Woodfield gym. There will be a canned food drive and bake sale (nut free baked good donations happily accepted) with proceeds going to a homeless shelter. There will be a costume competition and the Haunted Hallway will be open.
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.
Workshop for Early French Immersion Parents
On Wed, Oct 24th at 6 p.m., Dr. Nancy Wise (an educational consultant) will be sharing information, strategies, and resources with TCDSB families with children in the Early French Immersion program who may be experiencing difficulty or have special education needs.
As this presentation may be of interest to Early French Immersion parents in our school community, you are invited to attend [more info].
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].
In Search of: Magical Unicorns for the Kiss'N'Ride
The reality is that, with 925 enrolled, there are more students from farther away coming to Duke than ever before. There has been a lot of interest in revitalizing our kiss’n’ride efforts — which were extremely successful, albeit short lived. Successful, because traffic congestion was eliminated, buses were not blocked, and safety of children was beautifully ensured. Short lived, because there were very few people willing to volunteer to escort children from their vehicles to the mother ship. People who offered their time were so few that these individuals were forced to take every single shift, which is one way to burn out a unicorn. The more volunteers we have, the fewer shifts each one has to do — it’s just like math, only with unicorns.
If you are willing to offer even a teeny bit of time, not only will you help make the morning drop safer and easier on Woodfield and Kerr, but we will also give you a free cup of coffee at SAC Coffee. Contact us if you're interested in getting this program back up and running.
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.
Duke Musical Auditions
Auditions for the new Duke musical start this week! This original production, once again written by Duke students, will include music from a variety of singers and bands including Queen! The sign-up sheet will be posted outside Mr. Caruso's classroom (room 203) starting tomorrow. Auditions will be held as follows:
A few things to note:
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.