All schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5
IMPORTANT INFO: DUKE CARES
In light of the extended TDSB break from March 14 to April 05, Duke Cares has set up a temporary hotline for any of our Duke community members experiencing food insecurity. This extra break time could be challenging for families who count on the breakfast and lunch programmes. If you need help with groceries during this period, please contact SAC Treasurer Susan Munn at 416-320-3253 (cell). Your privacy will be protected.
Please not that in addition to the TDSB closure, Woodgreen Daycare and SH Armstrong are also closed for this time period, as are all other rec complexes, public libraries, day camps and museums.
If you have been outside of Canada during this timeframe please follow public health directives and self-isolate for 14 days upon your return.
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:
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.