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IN THE KNOW | MAY 2016

posted May 10, 2016, 6:10 AM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 3:53 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator ]
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IN THE KNOW | MAY 2016

TFS PARENTS' ASSOCIATION ▪ WEST CAMPUS ▪ PAWEST.TFS.CA
Benefitting our children, strengthening our community

Recycle Your Old Electronics and Save the Planet!

An electronic waste collection and recycling drive has been organized for Saturday, May 14 at the TFS West Campus. Drop off your old computers, printers, monitors, cellphones, cameras, stereos, and other electronic waste at the between 9 AM - 3 PM. Old clothing is also being accepted.

In partnership with Ontario Electronic Stewardship, TFS students, teachers and the Parents’ Association at the West Campus have organized this eWaste recycling initiative as a service to our community and a gesture of care towards the planet we all share.

IMPORTANT: We need adult volunteers to help receive items that will be dropped off on May 14. Please sign up for the morning shift from 8 AM - 12:30 PM or afternoon shift from 11:30 AM - 4 PM using the link below, or send an email to pa.west.reps@tfs.ca.

A few students who require little supervision will sell coffee and home baked goods in the morning, and lemonade and popcorn in the afternoon. (They will be a safe distance from the eWaste collection point). Email us if you or your child are interested in working the concession stand during your shift. We also welcome donations of baked goods during the morning shift.

» Sign up to help with the eWaste Recycling drive

Tell the World about our eWaste Drive!

Spread the word and invite your family, friends, neighbours, and colleagues to drop off their old electronics. Promo kits (posters, lawn signs and door hangers) will be available to pick up from the school office on Friday, May 6 for you to post in your neighbourhood or at your work place. You can also download a printable PDF and and graphic below to share the news using social media and email.

» Download our promotional poster (PDF)
» Share this graphic on Facebook
» Visit our eWaste Recycling Drive promo page
» Complete list of electronics that are accepted

Suggested text for sharing on social media:

On Saturday, May 14, drop off your old computers, printers, monitors, cellphones, cameras, stereos, and other eWaste between 9 AM - 3 PM at 1293 Meredith Avenue (Atwater & Ogden) in Mississauga. Old clothing is also being accepted. Together with Ontario Electronic Stewardship, the students, teachers and parents at TFS - Canada's International School have organized this initiative as a service to our community and to the planet we all share. The Future is in our hands – Don’t let it go to waste!

BBQ, Fun Fair and Silent Auction

The annual TFS BBQ and Fun Fair will take place on Thursday, June 2 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. Tickets will go on sale soon. Featuring bouncy castles, a rock climbing wall and fantastic food, this is a West Campus tradition that is not to be missed!

A silent auction fundraiser is also being organized as part of the event, and we are seeking donations of products, services or special experiences to add to our table. Making a donation is a wonderful way to promote your business and support our school. Your company name will be prominently displayed and credited for the generosity of your donation. A silent auction donation request letter can be downloaded here, and paper copies are also available in the school office.

The BBQ team is still looking for more volunteers to help out. Please sign up here by adding your name to the BBQ Committee section or send an email to pa.west.bbq@tfs.ca.

International Potluck

The Carnival-themed International Potluck held on April 28 at the West Campus was a resounding success! Between Zumba, the piñatas, the fantastic cuisine, and the lively decorations, the evening was buzzing with energy and excitement.

The PA wishes to thank all who attended and offered a dish, as well as the many volunteers who helped make the event possible. In particular we would like to acknowledge Maria Caamano, Sara Elemary, Ida Keenan, Michelle Marion, Teresa Sottana, and Mona Stirling, who stepped forward with their ideas and creativity to organize the event.

Marafun Run

Congratulations to all who took part in the 2K Marafun event of the Mississauga Marathon! Despite the cold and rainy weather on Sunday, May 1, we had a brave and spirited turnout of TFS students, parents and teachers.

We wish to convey a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who helped, but especially Nicole Kemp for organizing and leading the Marafun run and the TFS Marathon Club training practices.

Join the TFS Parents’ Association

There are lots of opportunities to get involved with the TFS Parents Association at the West Campus. For 2016-17, there are openings on the West Campus Representatives team, as well as a number of programs and event related roles that need to be filled.

Click here to learn more about volunteering with the PA or send us an email at pa.west.reps@tfs.ca to let us know that you are interested.

Mabel’s Labels

Buy Mabel's Labels and support your school!With summer camps and activities just around the corner, now is a great time to restock on your supply of labels! Mabel’s Labels offers UV resistant, waterproof labels and tags for all your camping equipment, swim gear, backpacks, shoes, toiletries and clothes. And when you use the link below, 20% of your purchase will go towards supporting the TFS PA’s activities at the West Campus.

» Order Mabel’s Labels and support the PA

Don't Forget

  • eWaste Recycling Drive takes place Saturday, May 14, 9 AM - 3 PM at the West Campus. Spread the word to family, friends, neighbours and colleagues!
  • Thursday, June 2 is the West Campus BBQ and Fun Fair. Tickets will go on sale soon.
  • Interested in joining the TFS Parents’ Association West Campus Representatives team for the 2016-17 school year? Send us an email at pa.west.reps@tfs.ca to learn more.
  • Sign up to help with the BBQ and Fun Fair as well as other upcoming PA activities.

 

Dates to Remember

May 6Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 6
May 13Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 5
May 14Electronic Waste Collection
May 18Bistro Lunch organized by Grade 7 students
May 18West Campus Talent Show
May 20Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 4
May 23Victoria Day – No School
May 26Student of the Month assembly – First Dress
May 27Level V Graduation – Classes end at 11:40 AM
Jun 2West Campus BBQ and Fun Fair
Jun 3Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 3
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