Thank you to all who participated in a thoughtful discussion about gratitude on Monday night at the special parent/guardian event at Thomas Street Middle School. Your support is truly appreciated! If you were unable to join us, please take the opportunity to visit Dr. Karyn’s website for her newsletters and other resources.
You are also invited to the Thomas Street Middle School Council meeting on Mon. May 5, 6:30 pm, at the middle school, and to the John Fraser Secondary School Council meeting on Thurs. May 15 at 7 pm at the high school.
As always, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or wish to receive meeting updates and other council news. Thank you.
What else is new? At our last council meeting on Mar. 24, councillors voted to assist the Peel District School Board (PDSB) with a government outreach. Since that vote, the issue in question was resolved before the council sent its support letters.
We also discussed a Staff Appreciation Breakfast scheduled for May 21 and asked for volunteers to help set up the event and/or donate items such as bagels and juice.
Additionally, council will welcome community members volunteering to speak to Grade 8 students about their career choices on Thurs. Apr. 24. If you would like to represent the council to greet visitors or provide morning snacks, please contact the council. The keynote speaker is Kerr Smith of the Ontario Co-operative Association and formerly of the PDSB who has parlayed an education in teaching and animation into a career writing educational resources for young people. In addition, Kerr is a member of the band From the Bridge which has opened for Serena Ryder, and is a recipient of the William Hlushko Award to Young Co-operative Educators.
Kerr Smith is our 2014 Career Day keynote presenter on Apr. 24 morning.
The council also agreed to apply for another Parents Reaching Out grant for next school year to provide parents/guardians with tools that will assist them to support their students’ math and study endeavours. The deadline for the application is the middle of May.
Councillors approved the minutes of our Feb. 10th meeting: Feb 10 2014 mtg minutes.
At our next regular meeting (May 5 at 6:30 at the school), we’ll review feedback from our Dr. Karyn event and Grade 8 Career Day. We’ll discuss the upcoming Grade 8 Graduation and Staff Appreciation Breakfast. We will also take a look at students’ progress in fundraising for a Mandela School—an effort they kicked off during Marc Kielburger’s visit to our school family’s high school, John Fraser SS, at the end of February.