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HAPPENING THIS WEEK
Ongoing: Registration for 2016-2017 school year continues.
All week (May 23-27): Yearbook preorders are being taken until June 13th
Monday (May 23): Victoria Day (no school).
Tuesday (May 24):Pizza lunch ongoing; Grade 8 trip to Montreal.
Wednesday (May 25): Track & Field City Championship meet at Varsity Stadium (order of events); Grade 8 trip to Montreal.
Thursday (May 26): Kids Kitchen lunch (ongoing); Tball/Baseball (ongoing).
Friday (May 27): Dress down day (Denim).
Full year Calendar: See the full calendar of important dates for the school year (including school holidays & liturgical events) - updated regularly.
Work to Rule
We are writing to inform all our families that as of Tuesday, May 17, 2016, all elementary Catholic school teachers in Toronto will begin a work to rule job action as directed by their union executive (Toronto Elementary Catholic Teachers--TECT).
While this is not an outcome favored by any members of our community, we know that by working together we can ensure this action has the least possible impact on our students.
I encourage you to visit the www.tcdsb.org website so you can inform yourself of the issues. It is the hope of the teachers and administration at Blessed Sacrament that these issues be resolved in a timely manner to the satisfaction of both parties.
As you will see in the attached directive, some regular activities in the school are suspended during this period. Our teachers are obliged to follow these guidelines. However, many of the daily activities that directly support each student's experience will not impacted - track and field, class trips, Grade 8 graduation and overnight trip, Grade 7 overnight trip, intermediate soccer, and our annual talent show to name a few. We greatly appreciate our teachers' commitment to ensuring these important activities continue to take place, despite the work to rule. Please be assured that our community has your children's best interests in mind at all times.
Attached is a letter issued by the Director of Education outlining key information. Also attached is a copy of the sanctions issued by the TECT Executive with direction for their members.
While we share your disappointment with this situation, we all remain hopeful that a resolution will be reached in a timely manner. At this point, we cannot predict what that timeline will be. However, we will continue to keep you apprised of developments and welcome you to contact us with your questions.
Yours in partnership,
Ms. Banfield and Ms. Attridge
Current Events and Initiatives
- Yearbooks on sale (May 2nd to June 13th)
The 2015/2016 Yearbooks are being put together by Mrs. Adam and Mrs. Andreacchi and preorders are being taken until June 13th.1i>
- Track and Field (May 25th)
The City Championship meet will take place on May 25th at Varsity Stadium. The order of events for all meets is now available. Good luck to the students and thank you to the teachers who have given their time to train the students!
- Integra workshop (June 2nd)
The Child Development Institute is offering spring workshops at Northern District Library (40 Orchard View Blvd); one workshop remains: June 2nd (Managing change and times of transition with children/youth with learning disabilities). Register online or call 416-603-1827x5221; cost is $15 per person per workshop.
- Dress Down Day (May 27th)
Students are encouraged to wear all denim for this dress down day.1i>
- InSchoolwear Uniform Sale Day (June 7th)
InSchoolwear is our preferred vendor and provides a variety of crested items. They will host a Uniform Order Day from 5:30pm to 8:00pm for BSCS families only on June 7th with no taxes on all purchases (including online purchases at InSchoolwear.com). They are located at 209 Wicksteed Avenue .
- CSPC meeting June 7th)
The next and last CSPC meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, June 7th in the school library starting at 6:45pm.
- Summer camp at Raising Artists (July 2016)
Registration for two weeks of Raising Artists is now ongoing.
- May 2016 Newsletter and Calendar
The BSCS Newsletter and Calendar are now available.
- Fun Fair
Many thanks to the co-chairs, Liz Soares and Wendy Abbott, and for the MANY parent and teacher volunteers who made the May 7th Fun Fair such a success!
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