October E-News #2

Sent via email to the SAC E-News List on October 18, 2012

SCHOOL NEWS

Chapters Night Fundraiser for John English Thursday, Nov. 8

Mark Thursday, November 8th from 6 to 9 pm on your calendar – it is Chapters Night for John English. Get a jump on your Holiday shopping! (Chapters donates a percentage from each sale to John English.) Our night will be held at Chapters on the Queensway across from Sherway Gardens.

Scholastic Book Fair November 12 – 16 –  Volunteers needed!

This is an awesome opportunity for kids to purchase books from Scholastic at great prices. There will be an English and a French book sale.
We need volunteers for the Book Fair which runs the week of November 12 – 16. Please email: bruceandmel@sympatico.ca to volunteer. There are lots of shifts available!

COMMUNITY NEWS:

Lakeshore Arts offers exciting programs for kids

Cartooning Class – starting Wednesday October 24th there will be an 8 week afterschool cartooning class for ages 8-11 with Sonny Bean! The class starts at 4:00. www.lakeshorearts.ca/kidsclss.html

YAM (youth. arts. movement.) meets twice a month to make art, participate in workshops with professional artists & plan events and volunteer opportunities in the community. FREE drop-in for ages 13-18! ALL WELCOME. Pizza and TTC fare provided. October 2, 16 and 30 from 6:30-8:30 at Lakeshore Arts www.lakeshorearts.ca/yam.html

1st Annual Mimico Pumpkin Parade

Date: Thursday, November 1   Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Location: Mimico Square, Amos Waites Park

Say farewell to Halloween with an enchanting evening. The Mimico-by-the-Lake BIA invites you to bring your Jack-O-Lanterns to light up Mimico Square and the pathway leading to Amos Waites Park on Thursday, November 1st beginning at 6pm. Please bring your own candles. Volunteers will be on hand to assist in lighting the pumpkins. Pumpkins will be collected by the City of Toronto the following morning. Like and Share on Facebook |  PDF Poster

Mimico 20/20 Open House Consultation Event hosted by Toronto City Planning

Date: Thursday, November 8th    Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Mimico Adult Centre – Gymnasium, 255 Royal York Road

Visit mimicoresidents.ca for details.

Dr Karyn Gordon speaks about Raising Teens

Date: Nov. 15, 2012 Time: 7pm
Location: Richview Collegiate

With funds from this year’s PRO grant, Dr. Karyn Gordon will give a talk to parents on managing life with teenagers on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The exact topic will be either “Motivating Your Teen” or “Inspiring Youth to Reach Their Career Potential”. Auditorium capacity of about 489. www.drkaryn.com

TDSB Parent Engagement Conference – Nov.17, 2012

Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 from 8:30am to 2:30pm at Earl Haig Secondary School.
The TDSB`s 6th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference: “Parent Engagement and the Achievement Gap”.
We are seeking assistance in recommending 2 parents/guardians to attend the conference.  Our goal is to have a representative from each school across our system, including adult and alternative schools. Parents/guardians may register at www.tdsb.on.ca/parentconference or call 416-394-2070.

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