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HELLO DAVISVILLE FAMILIES!! 

 
FROM COUNCIL
  • COUNCIL MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY MARCH 4TH 7PM AT GLEBE
  • FAMILY GAMES NIGHT IS COMING!
  • LIBRARY VOLUNTEERING - HOW TO VIDEO
  • MR. SHRAGGE'S BAND AT MARLIES GAME VIDEO
  • ANTI BULLYING DAY
FROM AROUND THE SCHOOL
  • DAVISVILLE SPEECH ARTS CONTEST
  • JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
  • KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL
WARD NEWS
  • DEVELOPMENT IN WARD 8

WORTH REPEATING
  • MILK BAG COLLECTION FOR THE ECO CLUB
  • MABELS LABEL
  • PARENTS AS PARENTS CONFERENCE
FROM SCHOOL COUNCIL

School Council meeting has been rescheduled for Monday March 4th - 7pm at Glebe.  The final agenda will be sent out this week - all are welcome, there will be free childminding and snacks!

Family Games Night is coming - The date has been set for Tuesday March 19th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Glebe.  This is a very beloved evening for our families - please see below for our volunteer sign up sheet!

volunteersignup.org/M9KJL

Pizza Lunch is this Friday, March 1st  - please see the volunteer sign up sheet below to let us know if you can be there!

www.volunteersignup.org/W39LM


Davisville rock band, with music teacher Avi Shragge, performed Eye of the Tiger at the Marlies February 10, here's the link to the performance: 

https://vimeo.com/316686207

Give the library some love! If you have been wanting to volunteer in the school, the library can always use volunteers to shelve books. We have made a handy How-to-Library video to show you how to do it. (thanks to the students in M. Lambert's class as well as Christine Kirby, Maria Mantello and Tanya Murdoch for making the video)

https://vimeo.com/310250529/48829f711b

Anti-Bullying Day is held on February 27 and is a day when people wear a pink shirt to symbolise a stand against bullying.  Pink Shirt Day reminds all of us of the importance of standing up for one another and fighting stereotypes.  FACT:  75% of people say that they have been affected by bullying and 78% of Canadians believe that not enough is being done to stop bullying in our schools and communities.  

Pink Shirt Day started in Nova Scotia Canada in 2007 after a male Grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school.  Horrified by the bullying, two other students organized a protest, encouraging students to weak a pink shirt to support the boy.  Now, 12 years later is a worldwide movement.  

Please join the Davisville Public School community and wear a pink shirt or clothing on Wednesday February 27.  Let’s do our part to raise awareness and take a stand against bullying.


FROM AROUND THE SCHOOL

Friday Assembly - Beach Day!  Get out those sunglasses and tank tops (underneath snow gear!).

The annual Davisville Speech Arts contest is set to take place this Tuesday, February 26.  Junior students in both English and French streams have ALL been working very hard, and two or three students from each class have been chosen to represent their peers in front of the whole school. The speeches will be judged and the winner from both English and French groups will move on to represent the school at the next level.

Family members of contestants are welcome to come and watch the speeches.  The English speech contest starts after morning recess, 10:25. The French one starts right after lunch (1:00) If you can't come, don't worry, the speeches will all be recorded and every family will get a DVD copy. If you would prefer a download, please contact the videographer directly: ms.tanyamurdoch@gmail.com 


Junior Boys Basketball tournament this Thursday, February 28. Davisville will be hosting at Vaughan Rd. Academy, a letter will come home Monday from the coaches. Skill stations from 9 am and games start from 11:30. Fans are welcome to watch the games- go Dragons!


FROM OUR TRUSTEE - SHELLEY LASKIN

In 2008, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) established the Toronto Lands Corporation (TLC) to be its real estate agency reporting back to the TDSB through its own Board of Directors. In June 2018, TDSB expanded TLC’s mandate to include all Board-wide real estate, land use planning, asset management and leasing matters. To this end, all land use planning matters and development review will now be overseen by the TLC. 
TLC therefore, now reviews the all the development applications and based on the proposed development, responds on whether or not the development will have an impact on local schools. For example, they can respond that a significant impact is not anticipated and therefore no warning clauses, which would normally be requested, would be required or, they respond that the TLC does not support the advancement or approval of this application for development at this time. There are currently 123 developments under consideration in Ward 8 - you can check them out here.


WORTH REPEATING

MILK BAG COLLECTION
For the duration of the year our Eco Club will be collecting the outer milk bags for their project to hand weave sleeping mats for those in third world countries.  Please send in your clean, outer milk bags for this amazing project!!

Don't forget to label ALL of your child's belongings!! Our school is partnered with Mabels Labels - for all labels purchased through Mabels Labels a portion of the cost is donated back to our school!!  Please see the below link on how to purchase labels!

https://mabelslabels.com/c/?funId=1935&cur_website=base
 
PARENTS AS PARENTS CONFERENCE

Every year the TDSB hosts a conference that is free to all parents to attend and is called Parents as Partners.  This year the conference is on March 30, 2019.  Registration for the various workshops opens in February and it does fill up fast!  You can attend one workshop or several depending on how much time you have.  There are many fantastic workshops planned and many focus on Mental Health and Well being, Equity and Special Education.   Here is the link:

https://www.parentsaspartners.ca/
 
NOTABLE DATES FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH
FEB 25TH - PRIMARY CHOIR AT KIWANIS
FEB 27TH - JUNIOR CHOIR AT KIWANIS
MARCH 1 - PIZZA LUNCH
MARCH 1 - BEACH DAY
MARCH 4TH - COUNCIL MEETING
MARCH 11TH - 15TH - MARCH BREAK!!  - SCHOOL IS CLOSED
MARCH 19TH - GAMES NIGHT

 
Thank you,
Heidi
 
Still need more info?  Email us at davisvilleschoolcouncil@gmail.com


































 
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