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Good Sheppard Food Drive
With the holidays upon us, Duke is launching a community food drive supporting Good Shepherd Ministries (more info...). The food drive kicks off at the Holiday Breakfast on November 24 and will continue until December 7. Let's show our Duke Spirit and help to stock the shelves at the Good Shepherd!
Holiday Breakfast & Festivities
Duke’s legendary Holiday Breakfast and Festival is this coming Saturday, November 24 (9-11:30am)! Order forms (pdf) for our delicious breakfast were sent home last week. Please return your completed form and payment ASAP to reserve your breakfast seating, as spaces are limited and fill up quickly.
The Festival taking place in the Woodfield gym is free to attend and promises to delight our community. We will be having a Winter Wonderland Trail, holiday movies and music, stories with Santa Claus, Hanukkah cookie decorating, a children’s marketplace, and pickup for the beautiful poinsettias ordered through our poinsettia sale.
Volunteers are very much needed to make this event a success! Please sign up for a short volunteer session to help us ring in the best Holiday Breakfast and Festival yet! http://signup.com/go/thOtYpJ
Let's Get Festive! Poinsettia Sale
Once again, SAC is organizing a Poinsettia Sale. Buy a poinsettia or festive centrepiece for your table or for a friend, neighbour or loved one.
All plants and festive centrepieces will be available for pick up at the Annual Holiday Breakfast: Sat, Nov 24, from 9-11:30am, in the Woodfield Gym.
Pizza lunch is this Wed Nov 21st!
Parents, remind your students:
Autism Ontario - Free Webinar
Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Consent in Autism Spectrum Disorder
On November 30th from 12 pm to 1 pm, join Jonathan Leef for a discussion about the current research on gender identity and sexuality in autism. This webinar will focus on issues of capacity and consent, gender identity, and sexuality. Our hope is that this webinar will help to destigmatize these issues for parents and clinicians.
Ward 16 French Newsletter
The Ward 16 French Newsletter for Fall/Winter 2018 is now available.
Online Book Fair
The Ella Minnow online book fair ends this Tuesday Nov. 20th. Shop now and support our school library in the process.
Mrs. Zwolinski would like to take a moment to thank Coles in the Beach, students, parents and community members who donated to our library through the Indigo Adopt-A-School Program. In partnership with Coles in the Beach Duke of Connaught Library raised $2,234! At the top of the shopping list for the Library is the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada published by Canadian Geographic in both English and French.
Do you love our library?
Consider filling out the quick “My School Library Rocks” contest survey from the Ontario School Library Association.
New Lunch Time Routine for Grade 1-8
More Info [pdf]
Mabel's Labels: ‘Tis the season to be labelled
With the holidays fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to get organized! From Personalized Address Labels and Stocking Stuffers to peel-and-stick Gift Tags, Mabel's Labels has all your label needs taken care of. Choose one of the adorably festive designs, customize as you like, then receive everything in the mail, ready for use throughout the holiday season.
Holiday products available until December 31st, 2018 [shop now].
With all the community fundraising events that are organized by SAC each year, you may wonder how our funds are spent. Here are some of the ways in which we all help support our school:
All of these items are extras that we offer our students, which are not funded by the TDSB. We also continue to fundraise for the DUKE PLAYS campaign, which will support the eagerly awaited playground redesign, as well as recently announced renovation and redesign of the school library!
Not all of us have time to volunteer or attend our myriad events. If you still want to contribute to our efforts, here is your chance. Attached is Enrichment Fundraising form. Donations of 25$ or more are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.