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IN THE KNOW | OCTOBER 2016

posted Feb 2, 2017, 3:15 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator
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IN THE KNOW | OCTOBER 2016

TFS PARENTS' ASSOCIATION ▪ WEST CAMPUS ▪ PAWEST.TFS.CA
Benefitting our children, strengthening our community
The TFS Parents’ Association hopes that you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving Day weekend. All of us have much to be grateful for — our children in particular — and the wonderful people who surround them each day: their teachers, administrators and other staff, as well as the many parent volunteers who work silently to make their school a little bit more special!

PAW and Learning Café

Thank you to all who braved the heavy rain to join us for the first PA West Campus community meeting (PAW) that was held together with a TFS Learning Café.

During the PAW, we reviewed what was accomplished in 2015-16 and the beneficial impact made by West Campus parents during the school year. Financial highlights were presented, as well as a draft budget for 2016-17.

The Learning Café, presented by Dr Susan Elliott (TFS Learning Forum), Alexandre Ferrand, (TFS Junior School) and Claudette Landry (TFS West Campus) looked at how the Human Development component of the Ontario Health Curriculum is being integrated into the TFS curriculum. It was an excellent opportunity for parents to ask questions and gain a better understanding of what our children will be learning as they progress from one year to the next.

October PAW

The second of three PAW meetings will be held on Monday, October 24 at 2:30 PM, an hour before pickup, in the Digital Lab. The focus of this meeting is on your ideas for the current school year. It is an excellent opportunity to come together with other West Campus parents to share your input and ask questions in a casual setting.

Held three times each year, PAW meetings provide the West Campus parent community a chance to review and give feedback on PA priorities, progress and the budget. All parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend.

RSVP for PAW and Submit Questions

Get Involed!

Volunteering with TFS Parents’ Association is fun and easy! There are lots of opportunities to suit every parent’s availability. Here are some areas where we could use your help:

  • International Pot Luck
  • Mississauga Marafun / Sports Coordinator team
  • Pizza Lunch
  • Annual Fun Fair & BBQ
  • Teacher Appreciation Lunch
  • Comité de Bienvenue (Welcome committee)

Please join us at the PAW on Monday, October 24 at 2:30 PM or email us at pa.west.reps@tfs.ca and we’ll be happy to share more information about any of the roles listed above.

International Potluck in November

All TFS West Campus families and staff are invited to attend the seventh International Potluck, which will take place on Friday, November 25 right after school in the main gym. Watch for more details and ticket sales information soon!

Do you have mad circus skills? The Potluck Team is looking for face painters, performers and other volunteers to help out. If you're up for the challenge please send an email to pa.west.potluck@tfs.ca.

Used Uniform Sale and Donations

The PA’s next Used Uniform Sale will take place Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4 in the school’s main foyer. It’s a great time to pick up items ahead of the cold winter months! Donations of clean, gently used uniform items will also be accepted.

Mabel’s Labels

Now is a great time to check that all your kids' winter gear is labeled. 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

Birthday Book Club Update

We are very pleased at the response received during this year’s Birthday Book Club campaign. Together, we have raised $1,100 that will add at least 44 new books to the West Campus library collection.

Students who are signed up can look forward to choosing a new book during the month of their birthday, which will be stamped with a special commemorative donor’s bookplate with their name before they sign it out for the very first time. They will also receive their own keepsake bookmark to remind them of their contribution.

A big thank you to all of the families who have signed up their children this year! Tell us about your Birthday Book Club experience by emailing pa.west.birthday@tfs.ca.

French Classes for Parents

TFS parents who are interested in learning French or improving their spoken and written French are encouraged to consider classes offered by Alliance Francaise and Canadian Parents for French.

Alliance Francaise offers a variety of workshops, diploma certifications and cultural activities to learn and live French at their campuses in Mississauga and Toronto. They also have a free online French placement test to help you assess your strength and needs. Find out more by visiting their website at alliance-francaise.ca.

The Mississauga West Chapter of Canadian Parents for French are offering basic Adult French Classes for beginners. The fee is $125 for CPF members and $150 for non-members for a nine week course beginning October 26 at The Grange (Erin Mills Pkwy / Dundas St W.) For more information, email them at cpfmissw@gmail.com.

West Campus PA Representatives and
Class Parents for 2016-17

Here are your 2016-17 West Campus PA Representatives and Class Parents. Please be sure to say hello!

West Campus
PA Representative
PositionEmail
Ayaz SomaniCampus Coordinatorpa.west.coordinator@tfs.ca
Ted EndeanExecutive Representativepa.west.execrep@tfs.ca
Mariana UrbiolaTreasurerpa.west.treasurer@tfs.ca
Teresa SottanaSecretarypa.west.secretary@tfs.ca
Rummy GillClass Parent Coordinatorpa.west.cpc@tfs.ca
Honey HejmadiCampus Representativepa.west.pizza@tfs.ca
Sara ElemaryCampus Representativepa.west.reps@tfs.ca

 

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
Rick MohorovichGR4pa.west.gr4@tfs.ca
Ingrid Liu & Michelle CooperGR5pa.west.gr5@tfs.ca
Michelle MarionGR6pa.west.gr6@tfs.ca
Shannon MaguireGR7pa.west.gr7@tfs.ca

Don't Forget

  • Second PAW meeting on Monday, October 24 at 2:30 PM in the Digital Lab.
  • Used Uniform Sale will take place on Thursday and Friday, November 3 and 4.
  • International Potluck will be held on Friday, November 25 right after school. Save the date!
  • 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.
  • We could use your help! Email pa.west.reps@tfs.ca to learn how you can get involved with the PA.

 

Dates to Remember

Oct 7Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 4 parents First Dress
Oct 10Thanksgiving Day — No School
Oct 14Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 3 parents
Oct 21Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 2 parents
Oct 22TFS Open House @West Campus
Oct 24Student of the Month assembly – First Dress
Oct 24PAW Meeting at 2:30 PM in the Digital Lab
Oct 28Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 1 parents
Oct 31Happy Halloween!
Nov 3 & 4Used Uniform Sale
Nov 4Pizza Lunch hosted by Grade 7 parents
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