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Guidance News for December

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in Announcements, Guidance News | Comments Off on Guidance News for December

Please see attached PDF for December news and events from the Student Services department.

December 2018 Guidance Newsletter

Attention Grads: Book Your Graduation Photos

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Attention Grads! Edge Imaging will be visiting Mackenzie beginning January 8th to take graduation photos. You can now book your online reservations at bookmygrad.ca. Please use the school code WNM. For further information please visit edgeimaging.ca/graduation or click on the following link:

GradPhotos 2018-2019

Thank you,

Dec 12th: Social Networking & Online Safety

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Internet safety expert Paul Davis will be presenting at Newtonbrook S.S. on Social Networking and Online Safety on Dec. 12th at 6:30 pm. Thank you Newontonbook for inviting our community to participate in this topical event!

For more information please visit the following link:

Internet Safety Event at Netonbrook Secondary School

December 5th: Sounds of the Season” Music Night

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Come join us and experience the musical talent Mackenzie has to offer! Tickets are selling for $5 at school or at the door.

Public PART Meetings Postponed

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The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) would like to notify you that the previously-scheduled public meeting to discuss the Program Area Review involving William Lyon Mackenzie CI, John Polanyi CI, Dublin Heights EMS, Faywood ABC School, Ledbury Park EMS and Summit Heights PS will be postponed until 2019.  The meeting was originally being offered on two different dates at two different sites (Tuesday, December 4, 2018 and Wednesday, December 5, 2018).

For more information please visit the following link:

PART Public Mtg Postponed

Nov 27th: Parent Council Meeting

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Please plan on joining us at our next Parent Council Meeting on November 27th at 6:30pm in the Mackenzie Library.  For more information please visit the following links:

Nov 27 meeting – Parent Council Invitation Letter

Nov. 27 Parent Council Agenda

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dec 4th: Program Area Review Public Meetings

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Dear Parents and Members of the School Community,

A Program Area Review Team (PART) has been established for the William Lyon Mackenzie CI southern cluster of schools.  This review will include the following schools: Dublin Heights E&MS, Faywood ABC School, John Polanyi CI, Ledbury Park E&MS, Summit Heights PS, and William Lyon Mackenzie CI.

A PART is a Trustee-approved process undertaken when changes to the grade configuration of a school (excluding changes to grade configurations of French Immersion or Extended French programs and programs for students with exceptionalities); and the establishment of new schools or new specialized programs are being considered.

Please note that school closures are not part of the scope of this or any Program Area Review.

The review is seeking public input about the proposed secondary school boundary change.  Public meetings are scheduled to take place on:

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
William Lyon Mackenzie CI
20 Tillplain Road, Toronto M3H 5R2
7:00 – 9:00 pm

and

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Faywood ABC School
95 Faywood Boulevard, Toronto M3H 2X5
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Community voices are an important part of this process and I hope that you will be able to actively participate as a community member.  Please go to http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Strategy-Planning/Search-All-Reviews?id=156  for the latest information about the review.

Guidance News for November

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Please see attached PDF for November news and events from the Student Services department.

November 2018 Guidance News

Nov 14th: Take Your Kids to Work Day

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Wednesday,  November 14 the learning Partnership in co-operation with the Toronto District School Board will sponsor the annual “Take your kids to work” day for our Grade 9 students.

With parent approval grade 9 students will have the option to spend the day at work, job shadowing a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host.  Parents are responsible for making all placement arrangements.  Students not participating in the program will report to school, as usual, on this day.

An information brochure and permission forms have been distributed to ALL grade 9 students.  If you would like your child to participate, please complete and return the signed forms to his/her homeroom teachers by Wednesday November 7th.

For more information please click on the following links:

Brochure:

TOKW-Family-Guide_WEB

Permission Form:

PermissionForm

 

Thank you!

Program Area Review Update

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Announcements | Comments Off on Program Area Review Update

On behalf of our Superintendent Linda Curtis:

 

I would like to inform our school communities about a Program Area Review involving the William Lyon Mackenzie CI southern cluster of schools.  The review of student programs and accommodation pressures will include the following schools:  Dublin Heights E&MS, Faywood ABC School, John Polanyi CI, Ledbury Park E&MS, Summit Hts PS, and William Lyon Mackenzie CI.

 

A Program Area Review is a Trustee-approved process undertaken when changes to the grade configuration of a school (excluding changes to grade configurations of French Immersion or Extended French programs and programs for students with exceptionalities); and the establishment of new schools or new specialized programs are being considered.

 

Please note that school closures are not part of the scope of this or any Program Area Review.

 

A single review will occur to review both the elementary and secondary topics listed below at the same time.  This review will seek public input about proposed complex changes to elementary school:

  • program
  • grades
  • boundaries

 

The review will also seek public input about a proposed secondary school boundary change.

 

A PART includes parents, secondary students, Principals, the Superintendent of Education(s), other central TDSB staff, and the Trustee(s).  It reviews and analyzes the information provided by central TDSB staff; communicates with the larger community and staff; considers options and their implications and makes recommendations which are based on consensus.

 

Final decisions regarding any changes are made by the Board of Trustees.

 

Community voices are an important part of this process and I hope that you will be able to actively participate as a community member.  Please go to http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Strategy-Planning/Search-All-Reviews?id=156  for the latest information about the review and public meeting dates.

 

Sincerely,

 

Linda Curtis

Superintendent of Education – LN12

 

C:  A. Lulka, Trustee Ward 5

  1. Arp, Trustee Ward 8
  2. Campbell, Superintendent of Education – LN4