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COVID-19 Testing – Tips on Collecting Saliva

As was communicated by Tracey O’Toole a couple of weeks ago, SickKids has supplied Allenby Public School with saliva test kits, for quick and easy COVID-19 testing. These kits allow Allenby families to take a saliva test at home and drop it off either to Allenby PS for courier pickup (once we return to school […]

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COVID Update Including Info On Saliva Testing

WHEN A COHORT IS SENT HOME WHAT HAPPENS WITH THEIR LEARNING? The children from the class will move to remote learning the following day (unless the news comes in the evening). WHAT ABOUT THEIR SIBLINGS? Since the siblings’ teachers are still teaching in-person, they are not able to teach the siblings remotely. The siblings will […]

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Traffic Safety at Allenby – An Update

The APA Traffic Safety Committee has been hard at work, moving various safety-related initiatives forward with the City of Toronto. Recent successes include the installation of lane markers along the west side of Avenue Road to further push southbound traffic away from the sidewalks, as well as the operation of the automated speed enforcement camera […]

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Mental Health Matters

Tech Health The APA’s goal is to begin a dialogue within our parent community to help families support their children in building healthy tech habits. As we receive feedback from parents, on things they’re trying at home, we will share them with you. Started the “child accounts” on the iPad to set limits on usage. […]

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Update on HEPA Filters

Every occupied classroom, portable and wellness room will soon be outfitted with an institutional grade HEPA filter. More than 235 schools have already received HEPA filters. Following the province’s most recent funding announcement, delivery of additional HEPA units will start by early March at a rate of 1,500 units per week. Units will be distributed […]

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Mental Health Matters

Tech Health Although many parents have a nagging sense that they should do more to limit screen-time, they often question whether there’s enough evidence to justify the upheaval that restrictions can create in the home. There may be a feeling that it’s just part of our kids’ culture these days or worry that other family […]

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Mental Health Matters

“The Tech Solution” Dr. Shimi Kang Should anyone be interested, the APA has a few copies of Dr. Shimi Kang’s book The Tech Solution available to borrow. Please contact Amanda Cooke with inquiries. Note: all books lent out will be available for a two week period, and then quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours […]

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Mental Health Matters

The COVID 19 pandemic has been unpredictable and stressful for all of us, and it is important to remember that you are not alone. Taking care of our families mental health is paramount as we continue to navigate these challenging times. This COVID-19 Learning Hub provides resources to support your child’s mental health and general […]

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