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Thank-you from Grade 7's

posted May 10, 2016, 2:35 PM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.   [ updated May 10, 2016, 7:15 PM ]

Dear parents and the PA,

We, the grade sevens, would like to thank you all for organizing our lovely dinner, courtesy of Margarita, decorating the mini gym, wonderful decorations courtesy of Lesley and set up courtesy of many parents, setting up the limousine, and many photos taken by many of our parents that will make the memories last forever. 

The limo was awesome and so thank you Mike for accompanying us in the limousine. We would also like to thank the PA for everything they have done to have made that night possible. 

Thank you to all the school staff as well, to have let us use the space in the school for our dinner and the pre-dance fun. And finally, we would like to thank the parents who cleaned up after our dinner and who helped plan our dance!

We would like to thank the parents who set up sleepovers for us to have afterwards.

It was definitely a night to remember that we will never forget. Thank you so much for all of your help!

Sincerely,
The grade 7 class

 

BBQ & Fun Fair - June 2nd ~ 4pm to 7 pm

posted May 10, 2016, 6:02 AM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.   [ updated May 10, 2016, 2:33 PM ]


Electronic Waste Collection Event - Sat May 14th

posted Apr 22, 2016, 10:28 AM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.   [ updated Apr 27, 2016, 12:03 PM ]



On Saturday, May 14, drop off your old computers, printers, monitors, cellphones, cameras, stereos, and other 
eWaste between 9 AM - 3 PM 
at 1293 Meredith Avenue (Atwater & Ogden) in Mississauga. Clothing is also being accepted!

Together with Ontario Electronic Stewardship, the students, teachers and parents at TFS - Canada's International School 
have organized this initiative as a service to our community and to the planet we all share.

The Future is in our hands – Don’t let it go to waste!

International Pot Luck - Thursday April 28th

posted Apr 22, 2016, 10:14 AM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.

Register Now for International Potluck

All TFS West Campus families and staff are invited to attend the sixth International Potluck, which will take place on Thursday, April 28 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the main gym. (Please note the new afternoon timing for this event.)

» Register and purchase your International Potluck tickets today

This year’s Potluck will be a festive Carnival Party with lively activity, entertainment and tasty food. Look forward to enjoying instructor-led Zumba, dancing the limbo, fun games, creative arts and crafts, and a colorful parade!

Tickets cost $10 per person (children 3 and under do not require a ticket) and are purchased by completing the International Potluck registration form. Each family is requested to make a food contribution to the potluck – details are noted in the registration form. All funds go towards covering the cost of holding this West Campus community event.

Space is limited due to the maximum number of people we can have in the gym, so be sure to register early. Registration will close once capacity has been reached.

The PA Potluck team looks forward to having the entire West Campus community enjoy an entertaining time together. Be sure to dress in your most colorful clothing and comfortable shoes, and to send your child with a change of clothing for the event as it is directly after school.

If you have any questions or are able to volunteer to help with the event, please email the PA at pa.west.potluck@tfs.ca. You can also sign up to volunteer in the Potluck registration form.

West Campus Parents Inspired by TFS Headmaster at PAW Meeting

posted Oct 5, 2015, 7:40 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 8:37 PM ]

Dr González delivers the keynote address at the September PAW meeting hosted by the TFS Parents' Association at the West Campus

Academic ambition, international-mindedness and teaching students the skills they need in life are pillars of education at TFS – Canada’s International School, says Dr Josep González.

“That’s what our school stands for,” explained the TFS Head of School to parents last Wednesday evening — an educational philosophy that combines the International Baccalaureate, the French national curriculum and the Ontario curriculum. “Three traditions, coming together through our own blend, which is TFS.”

» Watch the video of the headmaster’s keynote address

Dr González delivered the keynote address at Wednesday evening’s PAW meeting (Parents’ Association – West Campus). It was the new headmaster’s first opportunity to address the West Campus parent community, and his passion as an educator and for his new school was evident to all.

Drawing on his experience at schools where he has held leadership positions in the past — like Charterhouse, St Paul’s, Eton College, and most recently the British School of Barcelona — Dr González talked about the unique value that TFS brings in its educational approach.

For example, he noted that in addition to the practical language benefits that come from learning in French and English, multilingualism and multiculturalism also provide added intellectual wealth. Different languages, he remarked, offer “views of the world which are very different in terms of the cultural heritage, the political makeup and our history as humans.”

“That is why giving our children that bilingual, multilingual education is extremely special,” said the headmaster. “We’re giving them more perspectives from which to look at the world.”

Inviting parents to consider what education is, and what children ought to acquire from it, he drew on the ideas of thinkers such as Montesquieu, Rousseau and Albert Jacquard, to demonstrate the close relationship between the French educational tradition and the International Baccalaureate, with it’s learner profile attributes.

“I loved hearing Dr González speak about TFS' education philosophy, because it's in line with my own life philosophy,” said West Campus parent Maude M., whose children are in PK and SK. “It's what I would love my children to get from a TFS education.”

Tom K., whose four children are in Grades 1, 3, 6, and 7, agrees. “Dr. González’s presentation was very inspirational,” he said. “If you weren’t an engaged parent before, you surely were afterwards.”

The first of three PAW meetings held during the academic year, the September 30th gathering was also a chance for parents to meet and mingle, and included an overview from West Campus PA representatives on what the Parents’ Association is all about, a review of the past year’s finances and a look-ahead at the budget and priorities for 2015-16.

“Prior to the meeting I had no real knowledge of what the Parents’ Association at the West Campus actually does,” commented Nisha M., whose daughter is in PK. As a new parent at the school, she also enjoyed getting to know other parents from different grades and hearing about their children’s experiences at TFS.

“I left with a greater respect and appreciation for all the members of the PA who selflessly give their time so that our children can all have a great experience at school.”

School-wide Lunch Program

posted Sep 7, 2015, 3:12 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator   [ updated Sep 7, 2015, 3:25 PM ]

Real Food for Real Kids
This year, parents of JK to Grade 7 students can order 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 have also been selected by the school as the lunch provider for PK students under the Day Nurseries Act.

» Learn more and register for RFRK lunches now

New Head of School to Address PA West Meeting

posted Sep 7, 2015, 3:06 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 10:12 AM ]

Dr. Josep González, Head of School at TFS - Canada's International School.

TFS Head of School Dr Josep González will deliver the keynote address at the first West Campus meeting of the TFS Parents’ Association, taking place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 7:00 PM (proceedings to start at 7:30) in the school Gymnasium.

» Click here to RSVP and confirm your attendance

Dr González will share the educational philosophy he brings to TFS, which draws on more than two decades of his experience as an educator at leading European schools such as Eton, Charterhouse and most recently, the British School of Barcelona. He will also answer questions from parents in the audience.

Open to all West Campus parents, teachers and staff, this PAW meeting is one 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 light refreshments will be served. The meeting is expected to begin at 7:30 and conclude by 9:00 PM. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

Back to School!

posted Sep 7, 2015, 3:04 PM by PA West Campus Coordinator   [ updated Sep 7, 2015, 3:04 PM ]

The TFS Parents' Association at the West Campus is pleased to welcome you to the start of the 2015-16 school year! The PA works to engage and strengthen the TFS community for the benefit of all our children. We organize events and programs for families that add to the school’s great learning environment while raising funds that support special projects and activities for students.

Sent at the start of every month, this newsletter is one of the ways in which the PA helps you to stay updated on news and activities in the TFS community. You can also visit us on the web at pawest.tfs.ca, reach out to us with questions or suggestions at pa.west.reps@tfs.ca or find us in the school hallways at drop-off or pickup time.

Many of us on the West Campus PA team are new faces and we are all looking forward to getting to know you. A list of West Campus PA Representatives and Class Parents is included at the end of this email, and can also be found on the PA West website.

Be sure to say hello to us when you see us at school!

Sincerely,
Ayaz, Mona, Shannon, Mariana, Anita, Honey, and Sara.
TFS PA West Campus Representatives

See you on Orientation Day

posted Aug 6, 2015, 5:33 AM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.   [ updated Aug 6, 2015, 5:33 AM by PA West Campus Coordinator ]

Friday September 4th, the PA will be hosting our first used uniform sale, as well as be there to welcome everyone and answer any questions about the new school year.  A special welcome to our new families and students - we look forward to seeing you!

Grade 7 Graduation Dance - A BIG Thank-you to the PA!

posted May 24, 2015, 8:22 AM by PA West Campus Exec. Rep.   [ updated May 24, 2015, 8:26 AM by PA West Campus Coordinator ]



Hello Karen, Mona, and the rest of the Branch Rep Members,

All the Grade 7 students and parents would like to express our gratitude for the amazing gift the PA has provided for our grads. The graduation dinner was a huge success and the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They were thrilled with the limo ride which added to the fun at the dance. We are now looking forward to the end-of-year party! :)
Thank you so very much!

Andra & Renee
Grade 7 Class Parents

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