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IN THE KNOW | FEBRUARY 2017

posted Feb 2, 2017, 3:20 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator
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IN THE KNOW | FEBRUARY 2017

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

(Re)juvenate Your Kids’ Books

Are your children’s bedrooms and bookshelves stuffed with wonderful books that they’ve long outgrown? Wish you could replace them with gently used publications en français and in English that are would pique their interests? The PA has your back!

The Great Book (Re)Sale will take place at the West Campus between February 8 – 14. Donate gently used children’s books, and purchase high quality novels and nonfiction that your budding bookworms will devour.

Here’s how it will work

  1. Drop off gently used children’s books and magazines appropriate for PK - Grade 9 in French and English between February 8 – 10. A collection bin will be placed in the main foyer on the evening of February 7.
  2. Volunteers will collect and sort the books and prepare them for resale on Friday evening. The PA welcomes parent and student volunteers who can help out!
  3. On Monday and Tuesday, February 13 and 14, parents and students are invited to peruse the book sale and purchase a few good reads. All funds raised will help support PA activities and initiatives.

A note on what to donate

The PA will be thankful for donations of books that your children once enjoyed but have since outgrown, and which are of a quality that your family would be happy to purchase again.

Please do not drop off adult books, nor books that are of poor quality or which are falling apart. We regret that we are also not seeking games, toys nor any items other than children’s books and magazines.

Breakfast and a Green Plan

A reminder that the school has invited all parents to stop by at the Gymnasium tomorrow morning, Thursday, February 2nd between 8:30 – 9:30 AM to hear from Dr. González about the exciting transformation coming to the West Campus playground this summer.

Enjoy a light breakfast while the Head of School discusses how the West Campus Greening Plan will bring more enjoyment to our kids’ learning and play, and even more pride to our community.

»  Please RSVP for the Breakfast

Building the West Campus – Inside and Out

The West Campus is set for an exciting transformation of its green space this summer that promises our students a stimulating new playground and outdoor classroom. This year, the school is also embarking on a master planning process that will reshape the both campuses in the years ahead.

The TFS Parents’ Association at the West Campus looks forward to welcoming Michael Burke, Deputy Head of Citizenship and Community Engagement to address parents about these initiatives at our next PA West Campus Community meeting, taking place on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM in the school Gymnasium.

RSVP to confirm your attendance

Open to all West Campus parents, teachers and staff, this PAW meeting is the last of three held during the school year. The meetings provide West Campus parents a chance to come together to review and give feedback on PA priorities, progress and the budget.

Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the meeting is expected to begin at 7:30 and conclude by 9:00 PM. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

Volunteers Needed

Getting involved with TFS Parents’ Association is a great way to meet other parents and make a difference at your child’s school! There are lots of opportunities to suit every parent’s availability. Here are some areas where we could use your help:

  • Great Book (Re)Sale
  • Annual BBQ & Fun Fair
  • Mississauga Marafun / Sports Coordinator team
  • Used Uniform Sale
  • Pizza Lunch
  • Teacher Appreciation Lunch

Email us at pa.west.reps@tfs.ca and we’ll be happy to share more information about any of the roles listed above.

Indigo eGift Card Fundraiser

We want to thank all parents who supported the PA’s Indigo eGift Card Fundraiser over the holiday season. With your help, we were able to raise $1,361, which helps support important PA events and activities organised throughout the year. We look forward to doing this again next year!

Tired of Making Lunch?

The TFS West Campus hot lunch program offers affordable, nutritious hot meals that are made fresh every day by Real Food for Real Kids (RFRK), and students love them! Visit the RFRK website to learn how it works.

Are you interested in enrolling your children in the program?

Register for RFRK

Mabel’s Labels

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

Don't Forget

  • Attend the West Campus Greening Plan parent breakfast tomorrow from 8:30 - 9:30 AM. Please RSVP.
  • Gather your kids’ old books for the Great Book (Re)Sale! Drop off gently used children’s books in French and English between February 8 – 10. Peruse the sale on February 13 and 14.
  • Join us at the PAW on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM to hear Michael Burke speak about the exciting transformations coming to the West Campus this summer, as well as plans for the years ahead. Confirm your attendance.
  • We could use your help! Volunteers needed for the Great Book (Re)Sale, Annual Fun Fair & BBQ, and more. Email pa.west.reps@tfs.ca to learn how you can get involved with the PA.

 

Dates to Remember

Feb 2West Campus Greening Plan parent breakfast
Feb 3Co-Curricular Registration (Term 3) opens
Feb 3Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 6 parents
Feb 7 & 9Parent-Teacher interviews
Feb 8 – 10Drop off used books
Feb 10Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 5 parents
Feb 13 – 14Great Book (Re)Sale!
Feb 15Deadline for TFS School Re-registration for 2017-18
Feb 16Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 1 parents
Feb 17PD Day — No School
Feb 20Family Day — No School
Feb 24Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 4 parents
Mar 3Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 3 parents
Mar 3Co-Curricular Registration (Term 3) closes
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