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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, This year we have had a focus at Allenby on 21st Century learning including STEM. The partnership with the APA in funding has allowed us to create an Innovation Lab in the library (used daily by students) which is outfitted with: Technological problem-solving tools (including hand saws, hand drills, mitreboards, and gussets to name […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, As shared at the APA meeting last week, Allenby staff and parents worked collaboratively to develop the staffing models for next year. I have attached both of these models below (English and French Immersion Panels). The attached models are based on projected numbers determined by the planning department in the TDSB. Our projected […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, On April 12 we celebrate The International Day of Pink. A day of action, born when a youth in a high school in Cambridge, Nova Scotia, was bullied because he wore a pink shirt to school. His fellow students decided to stand up to bullying; and hundreds of students came to school wearing pink to […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, As you open this newsletter (assuming of course that you excitedly open and read the weekly newsletter as it arrives in your inbox, which I am sure you do), I will be on Avenue Road. I will be joined by Toronto Police Services, hopefully Councillor Greb (based on City Council’s agenda), APA Representatives […]

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Principal’s message

Dear Parents, I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely March Break with family and friends. If, like me, you were not able to travel somewhere warm, I hope that you found warmth by a fire, under a cozy blanket, etc. as the temperatures dropped once again over the break. The temperature fluctuations seem to be continuing […]

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Principal’s message

Dear Parents, We have a very busy week leading up the break with a grade five and six ski trip and our yearly dance-a-thon. I know many families extend the break with trips around the globe. If your child will be leaving early or returning late I ask that you call the Safe Arrival Line […]

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Principal’s message

Dear Parents, 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 […]

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Principal’s Message

Dear Parents, I hope everyone had a wonderfully relaxing Family Day weekend spent with friends and family. I spent my days skiing, snowshoeing and dancing, yes dancing as you see there are many roles to being a principal of a school…educator, manager, social worker, but also here at Allenby, dancer! Lip Sync is this week […]

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Principal’s message

Dear Parents, Over the past week there have been many initiatives and events that have brought the spirit of Valentine’s Day alive at Alllenby. Our grade 5/6 class participated in “Random Acts of Kindness” week bringing smiles to staff and students alike while inspiring others to “pay it forward.” A grade 5 class created heart pins […]

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Principal’s message

Dear Parents, Traffic safety is an issue that is brought to my attention on a weekly, if not daily basis, at Allenby. Safety of students is paramount and that includes the safety of the over 800 students to and from school. This is a concern addressed by staff, parents, the APA, community members and also […]

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