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Please join us on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 pm  in the school library, for our APA meeting. This month, Tracey O’Toole will be sharing 2017/2018 student enrollment projections, staff allocations and the process for creating the 2017/2018 staffing model. Alanna Julian, Allenby’s Teacher-Librarian will speak about Allenby’s Library Learning Commons and provide links and resources for […]

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This week, Principal O’Toole received a note from Mike Colle, Eglinton Lawrence MPP, asking that we pass along information, and rally support for his Private Member’s Bill, the School Safety Zones Act, 2016. According to MPP Colle, the School Safety Zones Act proposes standardized lighting, signage and road markings that would enable motorists to easily identify when […]

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Mindfulness has become a focus in the TDSB and it’s a key priority for our school and for the APA. According to Psychology Today mindfulness is “a state of active, open attention on the present. It’s observing your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening […]

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Tonight marks the 26th year for Lip Sync. It has become quite a tradition for Allenby and it’s easy to understand why – the kids love it, it’s affordable and it’s crazy fun for all who attend! Even if your kids aren’t participating this year, I would highly recommend that you still bring them to […]

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A few weeks ago I reported on a math workshop that I had attended with a few other parents, teachers and our administration. The session was engaging, informative and got me thinking differently about math. It was the first session of a three-part series funded by our Ward 8 Council. We are now looking forward […]

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In addition to the APA’s great work on fundraising events (Lip Sync on Feb 23/24 ), spending initiatives, after school programs and speaker series (Children’s Anxiety on March 6th), some very important work on traffic and student safety is also happening. Recently, we formed a Safety Task Force whose role it will be to identify […]

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Thank you to all parents who have participated in our “Help Make Allenby Amazing” donation drive this school year. With your help we have raised over $15,000! Four key priorities are guiding APA and school spending this year: Mental Health and Well Being Physical Education Literacy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Your generous contributions will […]

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Thanks to all who attended last night’s APA meeting. Tracey O’Toole spoke to parents about STEM – what it is, who’s doing it, why our kids need it and where it’s taking place in our school. I always thought that STEM was simply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – just an acronym. Of course it […]

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There are many great initiatives that the TDSB supports throughout the year. It’s impossible to attend them all, but on Tuesday morning, I had the opportunity to attend a math workshop that had been planned by our Ward 8 Council and funded by a grant from the Ministry of Education. The intention of the session […]

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