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October News & Events

posted Oct 29, 2014, 1:51 PM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.   [ updated Nov 13, 2014, 12:56 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator ]

Critical Need for Volunteers

The Mississauga Branch PA has reached a crisis point for some key positions to be filled.  Without volunteers in these roles, the PA will be unable to put on the International Potluck or end of year BBQ.  

Don't disappoint our children, let's help keep these events going strong.
  • BBQ Co-Coordinator 
  • Decorating (Halloween/December/Valentine's)
  • International Potluck Coordinator
Any and all of the above positions can be shared by more than one person in order to lighten the load.  The participation of all TFS parents is critical to a thriving partnership between school and home

If you're interested in participating, please contact the Mississauga PA at branchreps@miss.tfspa.ca.

See What Your Efforts Can Make Happen!

The PA is pleased to have seen a need for fresh water stations for the students and staff, so we utilized $10,000 of our surplus funds to purchase and install three water filling stations over the summer.  Everyone loves them and is keeping healthy by drinking more water and staying green using refillable containers!!

Hot Lunch Programs

Tired of making lunches all week?  Give yourself a much needed break by signing up by clicking on the links below: 

KIDSSENTIALS - TUESDAYS ONLY
(online ordering)
GOURMET ON THE GO (new October menu now available) - MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAYS
(online & paper orders accepted in red folder in foyer, contact company for payment)
SAVE THE DATE! NEXT PAM MEETING NOVEMBER 3RD @ 8:45 AM

PAM Meeting

If you missed our first PAM meeting last week, you missed a good presentation by Shane about the school's entrance into the Google world.  You will hear more about the Google Classroom and Google sites and docs throughout the year as the IT department transitions to Google from First Class.

Financial Update
We reviewed the financial results from last year and presented the budget for the upcoming year. Last year our Pizza Lunch Program and our Silent Auction were our two largest fundraisers to the PA, contributing $17,000 to our surplus which now stands at $34,000!  

The PA is required to hold back $10,000, but that means we have $24,000 to spend THIS YEAR!  We would like to hear from YOU to find out your ideas as to how we can make a difference.  Click on the button below to send in your suggestions.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS HERE!
IMPORTANT DATES
Oct 2
- Learning Café 8:30-9:30

Oct 3 
- Class Parent Meeting 8:30AM
- Pizza Lunch - Grade 5
Oct 10
- PD Day (childcare open)

Oct 13 
- Thanksgiving - school closed

Oct 17 
- Pizza Lunch - Grade 6
Oct 23 
- Parent Teacher Interviews
Oct 27
- Pizza Lunch - Grade 7
Oct 28 
- Parent Teacher Interviews

Oct 31
- Pizza Lunch - Dads!
- Halloween
 
Nov 3  PAM Meeting @ 8:45
 
Where is the PA website???
Click on the Parents' Association tab at the top of the Mississauga home page.  Watch for changes as the PA leads the way in transitioning our website to Google!
 
 
CLASS PARENTS
All Class Parents have been selected and our Class Parent Coordinator, Fred Elkins, is calling a meeting of all Class Parents Friday October 3rd @ 8:30 AM.  To find out who your Class Parent is, refer to the PA website and click on Contacts.
PIZZA DAYS by GRADE
Don't forget, when your class gets called to serve pizza lunch, you have the opportunity to make it extra fun by dressing up or having a theme!  Coordinate with the Pizza Team and possibly arrange for a special dessert.

Calling all Dads!  Come serve pizza lunch on Halloween!!  Friday October 31st is the day to dress up and have fun.  Email the Pizza Team today to reserve your spot!
Yes, I want to be there for all the frightening Halloween fun!
Birthday Book Club
Thank you to our parent volunteer, Andra Kacira, who will be organizing books alongside our Librarian, Mme Tadros, for those who have signed up for the Birthday Book Club.
LEARNING CAFÉ

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