I just returned from an administrators conference for TDSB principals and vice principals today as Sandra leaves to attend. At this conference I participated in a workshop with TDSB Director John Malloy on the vision of the Board and engaging not only students but parents in the TDSB. One way to lend your voice is through the Parents as Partners Conference taking place on Saturday, April 1 and all parents are welcome! This free conference – planned by parents for parents – includes a variety of workshops and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home. Keynote speakers include John Malloy, Director of Education at the TDSB, and Itah Sadu, an award-winning storyteller and author. Transportation, childcare, lunch and translators are all provided. We have many parents involved in our school community and would love to have your voices heard at a Board level as well.
TDSB Excellence Awards
Last year, I nominated Renee and Jamie for the TDSB Excellence Award and it came as no surprise to see that among the nearly 39,000 professionals who support our students and help them achieve their very best, Renee and Jamie stood out.
I am very privileged to lead a staff who regularly go above and beyond every day in support of students, staff, parents and the community. I do know that our Special Needs Assistant, Gudi Hornburg a.k.a. Ms. H is one such staff member. This year we will be submitting a nomination for Gudi as she is instrumental in the work that we do at Allenby to ensure the safety and support of our most vulnerable students, although we know that she plays a role with all students at Allenby.
If you are interested in assisting us with this application by writing a letter of reference, please send to Mrs. O’Toole before March Break as the nomination packages are due immediately following the break.