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Chair’s Message

Thank you to all parents who took the time to respond to the APA Survey. The response rate was excellent at 174 completed surveys. Last year, the APA and the school aligned their budgets to focus on the school’s Key Priorities (STEM, Technology, Literacy and Mindfulness). Now that the APA budget has gone through a […]

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Chair’s Message

This year, the APA committed $5,500 to Physical Education to create a joint budget with the school of $11,000. The school had identified a need for recess equipment and it was agreed that part of the joint Physical Education budget would be directed towards purchases of recess equipment. The plan was to keep all of […]

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Chair’s Message

There have been a number of emails that went out through APA representatives this week. I thought it might be helpful to provide a summary of those emails. The RadTagz Pop Up Shop was open after school on Tuesday May 2. If you missed getting one of these nifty bands, or adding to your collection of “Tagz”, […]

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Chair’s Message

On Monday of this week, Principal O’Toole, David Heath (APA Safety Director) and I visited Queen’s Park to provide deputations on Bill 65, the Safer School Zones Act. Bill 65 proposes to amend the existing Highway Traffic Act to allow automated speed enforcement (photo radar) in school zones. Other amendments proposed by Bill 65 do not […]

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Chair’s Message

The link for the 2016/2017 APA Survey was sent out by the APA Reps earlier this week. Please take a few minutes to respond and provide your feedback. Parents’ responses from last year’s survey were integral in determining our budget for this year and your responses also shaped the APA’s charitable giving initiatives. This year, […]

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Chair’s Message

APA Survey Our annual survey will be coming out through class reps in the next week or so. Please watch for it and please participate. It is a short electronic survey asking for your feedback on APA budgeting, spending and programs. As a parent in our school and our community, your opinions matter. 21st Century […]

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Chair’s Message

There’s something about the end of winter and the start of warmer weather that makes us want to clean, organize and de-clutter. To help you get motivated, the APA’s Health & Wellness Committee has organized a “De-Clutter for Others: Children’s Books and Children’s Clothing Drive“. From Tuesday, April 18 to Friday, April 28, we will […]

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Chair’s Message

Thanks to all who attended last nights’ APA meeting. Allenby’s teacher librarian, Alanna Julian, spoke to parents about an online tool called “Academic Workspace” or “AW”. All students have access to AW using their 9 digit student number to log in. AW is full of resources and has a virtual library that can be used for […]

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Chair’s Message

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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Chair’s message

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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