June 6th Walk-in!

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE? Join Frankland Teachers, Parents and Students at Broadview Station at 8:10 am to walk together along Danforth Avenue to school. Meet other parents at Danforth and Logan starting at 8:15 am to welcome the parade. Parents and kids can join us at any point along the Danforth. Bring noisemakers, and signs.

WHY PARTICIPATE? The attack on public education is part of a larger attack on our shared public interests: libraries, health, legal aid, social assistance, climate protections, public transit, workers’ rights, and Indigenous rights. These are all interconnected. We need solutions that centre on caring for each other and the planet, and living with justice and dignity for all.

On June 6th, join over 150 schools in this province wide WALK-IN! #walkinforeducation  

Working Together to Protect Public Education

East End Families, you are invited to attend the Secord Elementary School Parent Council and Ontario Families for Public Education meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30pm in the school’s gymnasium at 101 Barrington Avenue.

MPP Peter Tabuns and MPP Rima Berns-McGown will be joined by TDSB Ward 16 Trustee Michelle Aarts, union representatives and community activists for an evening of organizing to protect public education in our community.


Math Night!

Invitation to Jackman’s Math Night This Thursday!

1942DC16-B2B5-490A-B273-EC3DAD1DFEB3This Thursday, March 21, Jackman will host an open house for parents (self guided tour – no formal presentation) to learn about math learning at Jackman. THEN join us in the library for a presentation from Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant from the Mehrit Institute, who will speak to parents on the topic of Math, Self-Regulation, Anxiety and Well-Being!

3:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Drop-in open house tour to hear about math learning for all students at Jackman

7:00 pm – Come listen to Dr. Brenda Smith-Chant in the school library.

Refreshments will be served, and child care is provided.

For more details, please contact Jennifer at jenniferproos@sympatico.ca

Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) 11th Annual free “Parent Involvement Makes a Difference” Conference on Saturday, November 25th.

The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) is holding their 11th Annual free “Parent Involvement Makes a Difference” Conference on Saturday, November 25th.
Registration is open and there are limited spaces still available. Sign up today!
About PIAC
Education is a partnership involving students, parents, teachers, principals, staff, trustees, school boards, government, and the community. PIAC is committed to strengthening this partnership and is committed to assisting parents, and school councils.
Check out the PIAC website for more information and sign up for their newsletter to stay informed.

TDSB announces another PA day – April 15, 2016

January 20, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are writing to provide you with important information about an additional Professional Activity Day (P.A. Day) that has been added to the calendars of all schools in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

All TDSB schools will have a newly designated P.A. Day on Friday, April 15, 2016. This additional P.A. Day has been mandated by the Ministry of Education as a result of provincial labour negotiations.

All TDSB schools will be closed to students on Friday, April 15, 2016. On this day, teachers will be taking part in professional development on provincial education priorities identified by the Minister of Education.

Most Before-and-After School Programs will offer full-day care for children currently registered in their program on the P.A. Day. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to speak to their local child care provider for further details.

The remainder of the 2015-2016 school year calendar remains unaffected. As always, details on the school year calendar can be found on the TDSB website at:

Thank you.

John Malloy
John Malloy
Director of Education
Robin Pilkey
Robin Pilkey


Special Education Conference – PIAC

Special Education


Empowering Families Through Knowledge and Networking

Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Avenue, Toronto, Ontario)

To register go to

Come for:


Learn about Individual Education Plans (IEPs) – the Identification Placement and Review Committee process (IPRC) – transition planning for elementary, secondary and post-secondary environments – use of technology – psycho-educational assessment – advocacy and more…


Connect with agencies and personnel specializing in the support of children with special needs/gifts and their families. There will be a wide variety in attendance.


Connect with other parents of children with similar special needs/gifts, the specific agencies that support them and with TDSB staff in discussion sessions. Learn about specific resources and opportunities. Share challenges, problem solving strategies and success stories.

Child-minding and Interpretation will be available through
advance registration ONLY – we are unable to provide for walk-in requests.

For more information contact (416) 397-3529 or email outreach@tdsb.on.ca

Click on the link below the see the poster and get information to register for this conference.

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