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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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Chair’s message

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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Chair’s Message

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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Chair’s message

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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Chair’s Message

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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