Monday Jan 20: ETFO strike action (see info below)
Monday - Friday: Bag2school textile recycling fundraiser
Tuesday Jan 21: SAC meeting 6:30pm cafeteria.
ETFO strike action:
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced that, should there be no progress in negotiations, its members will conduct a one-day walkout (full withdrawal of services) on Monday, January 20, 2020. They will return to work on Tuesday, January 21. Please also note that all field trips, extracurricular athletic and music programming supervised by teachers remain cancelled/postponed as part of ongoing job action.
Should there be any significant updates, the TDSB will communicate directly with parents/guardians. As always, for ongoing labour updates, please visit the TDSB website and follow @tdsb on Twitter.
Bag2school textile recycling/fundraiser - January 15-24
Doing a year-end clothing and textile purge? Drop off previously enjoyed clothing and textiles in the Duke foyer where they will be weighed and exchanged for cash at the current market rate. Clothing of all sorts welcomed, including shoes, belts, linens, towels etc - no quilts or pillows please. The more we collect, the more $ we raise while helping to divert textiles from landfills. Get your guilt-free purge on now.
SAC meeting this week:
Tuesday January 21
Click here for the agenda.
At this meeting we will have reps on hand from SH Armstrong to discuss all things aquatic along with other programming.
Deadline for pizza orders - January 21
Please drop off completed order forms in the office. For more info on pizza lunch including order forms click here
January 31, 5-7:45pm
MOVIE & DANCE EVENT
Need a date night dinner but no sitter? We've got you covered! $25 per child
Drop your kid(s) off at the Woodfield Gym and the Leslieville School of Dance will feed and entertain them while you eat at your favourite restaurant that doesn't have a kids' menu.
Click here to register
begins February 11, 2020.
Click here to download the flyer.
Duke Cares: No Child Hungry, No Child Cold
Duke Cares, is our initiative to help families throughout the year with:
-Field trip fees
-Also: grocery gift-cards or new shoes
(for those ever growing feet & etc.)
Privacy absolutely respected.
Please reach out to:
VP-Kelli Helpert Kelli.Helpert@tdsb.on.ca
416-393-9455 x 20011
As well as, any teacher, administrative staff member or any Duke SAC Executive Councillor, that you feel comfortable talking to. (Questions are welcome)
For Duke Cares: We are in need of more gloves and mitts, snow pants and gender non-specific winter wear in general (snow pants, jackets, hats and gloves that aren’t pink or other colours that might be a deterrent for some of our students). Drop them off in the office with Ms. Helpert.
Duke’s kids are grateful for the items that they have received, thanks to the generous donations of our caring community
No Exclusion Policy
There is a strict policy of NO EXCLUSION of any child from SAC run events that take place during school hours. All children are welcome to participate regardless of whether or not they pay or raise funds. In addition, If a child chooses not to participate for personal or sensory reasons, they will never be forced to.
Read-UP @ Duke
ReadUP provides support for children who are learning to read
in French and English (more info).
The program is free and runs weekly:
Library - starting September 26
Caring, Safe & Accepting Schools Committee
Library – Second Floor Duke Building
For more information about this committee click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
In response to a number of questions from parents throughout the school year, SAC presented these questions to the school administration, in hopes of receiving answers to Frequently Asked Questions, that can be a starting point for parents who have questions or concerns about the progressive discipline approach at the school. We hope these FAQs prove helpful in the future.
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.