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posted Jun 7, 2016, 7:23 PM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.   [ updated Sep 14, 2016, 3:50 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator ]
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Benefitting our children, strengthening our community

Amazing BBQ & Fun Fair!

The weather held up and last week’s 2016 West Campus BBQ & Fun Fair was a resounding success!

Everybody enjoyed the burgers, hotdogs and ice cream, and the kids had fun scaling the rock wall, jumping on the bouncies and having their faces painted. It was also wonderful to welcome so many new families to our TFS West Campus community.

An annual event on the West Campus calendar, the BBQ & Fun Fair was only possible due to the hard work of the many parents and teachers who volunteered their time and talent, as well as the support of the school staff.

In particular the PA would like to acknowledge Sara Elemary, Kitty Kwan, Honey Hejmadi, and Amanda Endean, who led the organization of the event. We also thank the many parents who made financial contributions and who supported the silent auction, as well as the TFS Office of Advancement for sponsoring the ice cream truck!

We Collected a LOT of eWaste

The Electronic Waste Collection Drive on May 14th received wide support from both TFS families and households in the school’s neighbourhood. We appreciate the parent and staff volunteers who stood in the rain with smiling faces, welcoming and directing vehicles, and unloading the heavy electronics they brought.

Despite the weather, about half of the 40 cubic foot trailer had been filled by the end of the day – equal to an estimated 12 pickup trucks worth of material! Ontario Electronic Stewardship’s preliminary tally of our collection stands at 3.41 tonnes (over 7,500 pounds) of electronic waste.

With everybody’s participation we helped our kids make a real difference that benefited the neighbouring community as well as the planet that we all share!

Get Involved with the PA

As the school year winds down, now is a great time to think about getting involved with the TFS Parents’ Association in 2016-17.

Lots of opportunities are available – from the Comité de Bienvenue (Welcome committee) to helping to organize events like the BBQ & Fun Fair, or joining the PA West Campus Representatives team. We are actively seeking Class Parents for each grade, and also seeking a team to organize next year’s International Potluck, which we hope to hold in the autumn.

Click here to learn more about volunteering with the PA or send us an email at to let us know that you are interested. We’ll be happy to tell you more!

How to Become a Class Parent

Each class at the West Campus has a Class Parent (or sometimes two) who acts as a bridge between the teacher, the Parents’ Association and the families of other children in the class.

Class Parents play an important role, and being a CP is a great way to get to know your child's teacher, the other families in your class, and to help out in a meaningful way during the school year. Any parent can volunteer to be Class Parent for a grade that their child will be in next year. If two parents are interested in the role for a single grade, then they can be co-Class Parents.

To learn more or to express your interest in being a Class Parent for the 2016-17 school year, please send an email to

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the TFS Parents’ Association will take place on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Student Commons at the Senior School, Toronto Campus, located at 318 Lawrence Ave. East.

The current year’s PA activities and achievements will be celebrated, and elections will be held for the 2016-17 Parents’ Association Committee (which includes the West Campus Representatives). All TFS parents are encouraged to attend!

Used Textbook Sale at Toronto Campus

The TFS annual Used Book Sale will take place Friday, June 24 from 8:30 – 10:00 AM at the Toronto Campus in the Senior School gymnasium.

The used book sale will be of particular interest to students entering Grades 6, 7 and Level I in September. Curriculum books for Grades 6 to Level V will be available for purchase, at 60% of their list price. Non-curriculum books will also be available.

Learning Café – Mindfulness Seminar

A TFS Learning Café on Mindfulness will take place on Thursday, June 9th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the West Campus. Research indicates that children and adults who engage in mindfulness are more resilient, and that its practice can produce positive permanent structural changes in the brain. See details and RSVP by clicking below.

RSVP for the Mindfulness Seminar

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

  • Get involved with the PA next year! Email to learn more about being a Class Parent, joining the PA Representatives team or helping in other ways.
  • Join the Learning Café for a Mindfulness Seminar at the West Campus on Thursday, June 9th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM. Click here to RSVP.
  • The Annual General Meeting of the TFS Parents’ Association (all campuses) takes place on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Student Commons at the Senior School, Toronto Campus.
  • TFS’ annual Used Book Sale takes place Friday, June 24 from 8:30 – 10:00 AM at the Toronto Campus in the Senior School gymnasium.


Dates to Remember

Jun 9Learning Café on Mindfulness
Jun 10Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 2
Jun 16Annual General Meeting of the TFS PA (at Toronto Campus)
Jun 17Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 1
Jun 17Term 3 co-curriculars end
Jun 20Student of the Month assembly – First Dress
Jun 23Last day of school – Pickup at 11:40 AM
Jun 24Used Book Sale (at Toronto Campus)
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