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Duke SAC Family Movie Night presents...
Join us on Thursday May 24th from 5:30-7:30pm in the Woodfield Gym for Spiderman Homecoming. Pizza, drinks, popcorn, and baked goods for sale [more info].
Creator Fair Volunteers
Wanted: Awesome volunteers for Creator Fair
When: Saturday, June 2
The Creator Fair will be a merger of of the Fun Fair and the Make It Fair -- an afternoon of arts, science, games, bbq, bouncy castles, and more. Our planning committee has been hard at work and now we are looking for help. Flyers should have gone home this week. If it got lost or crumpled in the bottom of a backpack, we have it here.
Signing up is easy! Follow this link and select a 2-hour time slot. As you know, these community events can only happen with the support of awesome people like you! All volunteers also get free food from the BBQ!
Questions? email us at email@example.com
End of Year Survey
Each year, the SAC at Duke helps to organize several fundraising events to help support purchases within the school, such as purchasing new athletic uniforms, technology for the classroom, and paying for school-wide performances.
With the end of the school year less than two months away, we are now looking to plan for next school year's events as we work on creating a SAC Financial Plan for 2018-2019. With your input, we can help decide where to best put our volunteer hours, ensuring we create fun events that also help support the needs of the school.
Hazards for Students Walking to School: Meeting
At the request of concerned parents, one of our local councilors (Janet Davis) has arranged a May 29th "Vision Zero" meeting [more info] between local parents and Toronto's Manager of Traffic Operations. The meeting is located at 2174 Danforth Avenue (Woodbine and Danforth). This will be a great opportunity for east-end school councils (and individual parents) to bring road hazards in your own school catchment to the city's attention en masse.
In recent years, more than 70 Toronto school children have been seriously injured by motor vehicles on their way to and from school, and many more are denied the opportunity to walk to school because their parents feel it is unsafe. However, parents concerned about the hazards on their children's walk to school have often been left to bring them to the city's attention one by one - and the process of fixing hazards can be slow and frustrating. To date, there hasn't been the systematic coordination between the TDSB and the City required to ensure that the most direct routes to and from school are safe for our children to navigate alone. However, we are hopeful that the new "Vision Zero" messaging from the City will provide the political impetus and some of the tools to fix this problem.
Duke SAC has developed an online survey for parents to share their concerns, and we'll also discuss this at the next SAC meeting (May 22nd) so concerns can be brought forward to the May 29 meeting with Transportation Services, even from parents who can't attend.
2018-19 Budget Proposals
Do you have a program or idea that requires money from the School Council? If so, we are starting to plan for our 2018-2019 School Council Budget. More Info... [pdf]
2018-19 Budget Committee
SAC looking for members from within the school community to join our Budget Committee to help plan our budget for the 2018-19 school year. More Info... [pdf]
AppleGrove: Babysitting Course
Applegrove is offering a Spring Session Babysitting course on Saturday May 12th from 9-4:30. More Info... [pdf]
Ward 16 PIAC Newsletter
The Ward 16 Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) Newletter for May 2018 is now available [pdf].
"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 16th 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!