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IN THE KNOW | AUGUST 2016

posted Sep 14, 2016, 3:55 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator
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IN THE KNOW | AUGUST 2016

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

Get ready for la rentrée!

With summer winding down and la rentrée scolaire right around the corner, the TFS Parents’ Association at the West Campus is here to help you get the jump on the back-to-school rush!

Pizza Lunch Fridays

The PA is pleased to once again offer a hot Pizza Lunch every Friday to West Campus students in JK to Grade 7. With delicious cheese, pepperoni, veggie, or specialty pizza, as well as fruit and vegetables and a choice of milk or juice, Pizza Lunch is a nutritious treat that TFS kids look forward to at the end of each week. The cost of $248 per child for the full year (30 meals) will be charged directly to your TFS account.

Sign Up for Pizza Lunch

Birthday Book Club

Organized by the Parents’ Association in partnership with the school library, the Birthday Book Club is a wonderful TFS tradition that encourages our children’s love of reading while building the West Campus library collection. Last year, the Birthday Book Club families added 28 volumes to the West Campus library, including popular fiction and nonfiction titles in French and English like L'encyclopedie des sauvenatureIf Kids Ruled the World and La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier (1 – 4).

Kids who are signed up can look forward to choosing a new book during the month of their birthday, which is stamped with a personalized commemorative donor’s bookplate before they sign it out for the very first time.

Register by Monday, September 26 and help to grow the legacy of literature at the West Campus library. The cost of $25 per child will be charged to your TFS account.

»  Join the Birthday Book Club

Used Uniform Sale and Donations

The PA will be holding a Used Uniform Sale in the foyer on Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9. Pick up some great bargains for those kids that grew over the summer! We will also be accepting donations of any clean, gently used uniform items that you may wish to drop off.

 VOLUNTEER ALERT!  – We are looking for volunteers to help with the Used Uniform Sale. Please email pa.west.reps@tfs.ca if you are available to help at drop-off or pick-up on September 8 or 9.

Class Parents for 2016-17

Class Parents are important point-persons in the TFS community and the parental hub of each classroom. They liaise with homeroom teachers and mobilize volunteers in support of class-based and school-wide initiatives. Please approach them with any questions that you may have; they will do their best to respond or direct you to an appropriate resource.

Join us in welcoming the Class Parents for the 2016-17 academic year, and be sure to say hello when you see them at school!

Class ParentGradeEmail
Leen De CockPKpa.west.pk@tfs.ca
Maude MichelJKpa.west.jk@tfs.ca
Claire OgdenSKpa.west.sk@tfs.ca
Sandy YoussefGR1pa.west.gr1@tfs.ca
Nicole KempGR2pa.west.gr2@tfs.ca
Kathy MartinovichGR3pa.west.gr3@tfs.ca
Janice QuiggGR4pa.west.gr4@tfs.ca
Ingrid Liu & Michelle CooperGR5pa.west.gr5@tfs.ca
Michelle MarionGR6pa.west.gr6@tfs.ca
Shannon MaguireGR7pa.west.gr7@tfs.ca

We Need Your Help!

Volunteering with TFS Parents’ Association is a great way to get involved in the school community and make a real difference for our children. Whether you have one hour on a random day or ten hours in a week, there are lots of opportunities to suit every parent’s availability. Here are some areas where we could use your help:

  • Comité de Bienvenue (Welcome committee)
  • Annual Fun Fair & BBQ
  • International Pot Luck
  • Principal's Aperitif
  • Sports Coordinator
  • Used Uniform Sales

In addition, the West Campus PA representatives team is searching for someone to fill the Executive Representative position.

If you would like to know more about any of the roles listed above, or simply want to know how you can get involved with the PA, please email us at pa.west.reps@tfs.ca and we’ll be happy to share more information with you!

Mabel’s Labels

Don’t be a lost-and-found hound this school year! Support the TFS West PA by purchasing personalized labels from Mabel’s Labels – 20% of your purchase will go towards supporting the PA’s activities.

Buy Mabel's Labels to support the TFS West Campus PA

Order Labels

Daily Hot Lunch Program

Once again this year, parents of JK to Grade 7 students will be able to order a Monday to Thursday hot lunches prepared by Real Foods for Real Kids (aka RFRK). They use quality ingredients to provide yummy, nourishing meals to children at a reasonable price, and are also the lunch provider for West Campus PK students under the Day Nurseries Act. Watch for information from the school in the days ahead on how to enroll.

Sign up for Co-Curriculars

Registration for Term 1 Co-Curricular and Sports activities is still open. The school encourages parents to register early and avoid disappointment. Login to the Parent Portal Activities Page to see the activities and sports available for your child and to register.

Parent Portal

Don't Forget

  • Register for Pizza Lunch Fridays. Every Friday, the PA offers a hot and nutritious Pizza Lunch to West Campus students in JK to Grade 7. Sign up today!
  • Mabel’s Labels are a great way to make sure your kids don’t lose their stuff and support the West Campus PA. Buy Mabel's Labels.
  • Used Uniform Sale will take place on the first Thursday and Friday of school.
  • Back to School forms are due to the school by September 6. Complete them online at the TFS Parent Portal.
  • Registration for Co-Curricular and Sports activities is open. To register, access the TFS Parent Portal.
  • Volunteer with the PA this year! Email pa.west.reps@tfs.ca to learn how you can get involved.

 

Dates to Remember

Sep 6First day of school – First Dress
Sep 8 & 9Used Uniform Sale
Sep 8Head's Community Address
at Toronto Campus (6:30 – 8:30 PM)
Sep 9Pizza Lunch starts, hosted by Class Parents + PA
Sep 12Co-Curriculars and Sports begin
Sep 13Parent Information evening at West Campus
Sep 14School Photos – First Dress
Sep 16Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 7 parents
Sep 23TFS Community Day – Breakfast / Terry Fox Run
Sep 23Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 6 parents
Sep 26Student of the Month assembly – First Dress
Sep 30Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 5 parents
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