David Crombie Park Update

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Halloween Safety Tips

Hallowe'en provides an opportunity for parents and children to spend time together creating costumes, carving pumpkins, planning trick or treat activities and participating in family parties. Hallowe'en is a big event at schools and provides opportunities for parties, creative activities, art programs, and impromptu history lessons. Hallowe'en is also a time for students, parents, and schools to take extra care to ensure safety and security.

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October Board Meeting Digest

Here is a summary of the decisions made by the TDSB Trustees at our Board Meeting on October 18, 2017.

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Info on Split Classes

Combined grades are the practice of creating classrooms made up of two different grades of students. For example grades 2 and 3. They are sometimes called 'split classes', ‘split grades' or 'multi-age classes' (though often the multi-age classroom is made up of more than two different grades).

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Winchester Washroom Update

The basement washrooms are closed because they are not suitable for use. The Principal and facilities staff agreed to a plan which will add three new washrooms in the building, two on the ground floor and one on the third floor. The washrooms should be ready for September 2018.

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Welcome Back to School


Welcome back! This update is quite large so I will keep my update short. It has been a very busy summer at many of our schools across the ward. From boiler replacements, to roof replacements, to new playgrounds/fields being installed. While a few of our project's timelines were not met due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, I am very grateful and thankful for the hard work our staff have put in over the summer.

I am very much looking forward to engaging with more of you over the next year so that together we can improve our schools and communities. I hope you will make an effort to come out to our Ward Forums and to tune into my Virtual Town Halls.

Have a successful school year!

~ Chris

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August Board Meeting Digest

Here is a summary of the decisions made by the TDSB Trustees at our Board Meeting on August 30, 2017.

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ICYMI: Ward Forum on School Facilities

We had such a great Ward Forum on School Facilities yesterday that I wanted to ensure you received the information you may have missed.

Watch the full Ward Forum livestream here: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMoiseTO/videos/1428310607181112/

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It Takes a Village

As the saying goes it takes a village. This year began by testing our resiliency, unity, and strength as a community. We came together to mourn the loss of loved ones, resist racism and discrimination, celebrate diversity, fight for daycare funding, and now pool funding. And the movement is just getting started.

One word sums everything up, one you hear me use very often in these updates and in conversations, EQUITY!

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Happy New Year

Last year was very productive eventful! I had the pleasure of attending graduations, organizing ward council meetings, championing TDSB representation at the OMB for Church Street PS, attending the 125th anniversary banquet and fundraiser for the new Rosedale PS field, touring almost every school in the ward, helping Berkley Street residents gain access to the parking lot after-hours, attending many community events such as the Pride Parade, Cabbagetown Festival, Yorkville Run, AIDS Walk, St. James Town Festival, and so much more.

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