What's Up, DoC?
Unfortunately, the library will NOT be open Monday, Dec. 17th in the morning before school. We hope to have it open by after school that day and will add Tuesday morning with the other remaining hours the staying the same (Friday morning, 8.15 am and every day after school around 3.20 pm except for Tuesday). Stay tuned for more updates on Monday. Thank you for your patience and our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience!
Looking to off-load skates that your little ones have outgrown? We'll have a skate donation bin the in the Main Office.
December Hot Lunch
Hi Duke Parents and Students:
I would like to thank all my adult, student volunteers and my prep team for all their hard work, without the support of this team of people I would not be able to run the Student Nutrition Program successfully.
Thank you to the Duke those at that participate each month in Hot Lunch Program.
Reminder that Friday December 21, there will not be a Hot Lunch served please provide your child with a lunch on that day. Breakfast Club and the Morning Meal (aka: Snack) will run as usual.
Please return your January menu by Friday December 21.
Thank you and have a Merry Christmas and New Year.
Art in Action
Join Art in Action at Duke for our next art adventure and make a new project each week. Create a winter forest scene at sunrise, a river illuminated by a street light in the snow, a rose for Valentine's Day, winter Arctic glaciers, a sleeping dragon and more!
Inspired by famous artists our program has an art history component as well as the tactile experience of working with a variety of art materials including watercolours, acrylics, collage materials, oil pastels, chalk pastels and more. This art enrichment program is geared for success with approachable step-by-step projects.
To register please go to artinactiontoronto.com
Mad Science @ Duke
Join Mad Science Extracurricular Programs [more info] and show your child just how cool science, chess and engineering can be! Register online: register.madscience.org/toronto. Registration is first-come, first-served.
The French as a Second Language Advisory Committee newsletter for December 2018 is now available.
No Exclusion Policy of SAC Run EventsAll of us at SAC exec would like you to know that there is a strict policy of NO EXCLUSION of any child from SAC run events that take place during school hours. If a child pays or doesn’t pay, raises funds or doesn’t raise funds, they are welcome, they are an important part, they belong at any SAC run event that takes place during school hours. If a child wishes not to participate for personal or sensory reasons, they will not be forced to, but we will miss them, and always wish they were there.
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.