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Chair’s Message

Thank you to the parents that joined us last night for the final APA meeting of the year. The primary focus of the meeting was Allenby’s Itinerant Music Program. It was a dynamic discussion full of passion and varying opinions. Most parents in attendance agreed that Allenby is fortunate to have an Itinerant Music Program […]

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Chair’s Message

We will not be holding the APA meeting that was scheduled for next Wednesday June 21st.  The 2017/2018 APA budget was presented at the May meeting and will be discussed and voted on at the September 2017 meeting. On behalf of all of the parents, we would like to thank the APA Executive Council for […]

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Chair’s Message

Fun Fair 2017 was INCREDIBLE! On behalf of the Allenby community, we’d like to thank the entire Fun Fair team for their tremendous effort in planning and executing this year’s Fun Fair. Fun Fair Co-Chairs Meredith Palmer Jen Lenk Gillian Uy Fun Fair Committee Amber Christie         Christina Wolff Cindy Waxer            Colette Kim Desiree Klein           Dorothy Chong Ellen White              Erin […]

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Chair’s Message

The May APA meeting was held last night. For those who couldn’t make it: Tracey O’Toole and Sandra Larosa shared what’s been happening at the school level with respect to math. Tracey’s principal’s message provides more information on math learning and the growth mindset. APA Treasurer, Sarosh Nanavati presented the proposed 2017/2018 APA Budget. The APA will continue […]

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Chair’s Message

Fun Fair Fun Fair is on June 3rd from noon to 4pm. It is a community tradition, an important fundraiser for our school and an annual milestone that all Allenby students look forward to each year. Having chaired the Fun Fair Planning Committee in the past, I can attest to the amount of work and […]

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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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