TDSB Connects – April 2017

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Welcome to TDSB Connects, an update on news and events from across the Toronto District School Board.

  1. Education Week: Celebrations will take place across the TDSB between May 1-5. Visit the website to learn more about happenings each day!

  2. Mental Health and Well-Being Webcast: Learn about mental health and well-being resources, initiatives and programs that can benefit all TDSB students. Join us for a webcast on Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m.
  3. Enhancing Equity Ward Forums: Join us at an Enhancing Equity Ward Forum. These collaborative working sessions will help develop strategies and an action plan to improve success for each and every student in your school.
  4. School Year Calendar: The first day of school for the 2017-18 school year is Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Take a look at next year’s School Year Calendar for all of the important dates and holidays.
  5. Bike to School Week: Let’s get rolling! Bike to School Week at the TDSB kicks off on May 29. Research demonstrates that active school travel helps kids do better in school while getting the exercise they need.
  6. Summer Programs: Learn more about summer programs available at the TDSB for children, youth and adults.
  7. STEM Parent Conference: Interested in broadening your knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and learning more about nurturing a passion for STEM in your children? Join and connect with parents at the STEM Parent Conference on May 13.
  8. Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Survey: If you are a parent/guardian of a current or former TDSB student with special needs, SEAC would like to hear about your experiences and ideas as they make recommendations on how to improve Special Education at the TDSB. Complete the SEAC Survey.
  9. Your TDSB Trustee: Trustees are important advocates for students and families. Connect with your local trustee and sign up for their newsletter. Welcome to new Scarborough–Rouge River Trustee Abdul Hai Patel!
  10. Equity Policy Consultation: Share your feedback on our draft Equity Policy. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017.
  11. Parent and Student Census: There is still time to complete and submit your parent census (parents of JK-Grade 6 students). Your voice counts!