Student Data Verification Forms

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On Thursday September 23rd the Student Data Verification  Forms were sent home with your child. Please go over all the information carefully and make any necessary changes to your contact information and emergency contact information, sign the form and return it to school asap. If there are no changes in any of your information or contacts please sign and return the form as is. It is important that we have all students forms back to insure accurate records for the safety of our students.

Announcement – Grace Goulding

Dear Howard Community,

Please join me in  congratulating Grace Goulding, our Office Administrator, on being the successful candidate for the position of Senior Office Assistant at Western Technical Commercial Secondary School, effective Monday, February 22nd, 2016. We thank her wholeheartedly, for all her good work with all the Howard staff, students, parents, and  community over the last 10 years.

We wish Grace all the very best as she embarks on this new chapter of her career.

Regards,
Rosanna

Home and School Meeting – November 18th – 7pm

All welcome at the Home and School meeting, this Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm in the library. Babysitting available, please email Michelle at mcbride.mclennan@gmail.com if you wish to register for babysitting. Attached please find the agenda and financial update.

Progress Report Update

 

Dear Elementary and Junior High School Parents/Guardians,

We are pleased to let you know that both the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents school support staff, have reached tentative agreements with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), which represents the province’s public school boards.

ETFO and CUPE have agreed to bring province-wide job actions to a close, effective immediately, while these agreements are finalized. Both unions are also in ongoing local negotiations with the TDSB. We will send you updates as our talks continue.

This means that elementary students will receive their fall progress reports, which will be issued on December 10, 2015, pending ratification of the tentative agreement with ETFO. As part of the tentative agreement, teachers will conduct parent interviews at their discretion if the teacher has a concern about a child’s progress. If you have concerns about your child’s progress after receiving the progress report, please contact the teacher directly.

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) Professional Student Services Personnel Unit, which represents education workers (not teachers) including Attendance Counsellors, Child and Youth Counsellors/Workers, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists and others, has not reached an agreement and negotiations are ongoing.

We thank all school-based staff and central teams who remained dedicated to student learning during this exceptional time.

As we move forward to finalize provincial and local collective agreements, we thank you, the parent/guardian community, for your continued patience and understanding.

We are committed to keeping you informed. Please continue to check http://www.tdsb.on.ca/labour for more information.

Robin Pilkey
Chair
Donna Quan
Director of Education

TDSB Job Action Update – Progress Reports

Please review the attached update from the TDSB about the continued impact of the ongoing, province-wide legal job action currently being undertaken by members of three unions:

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) which represents elementary teachers

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) which represents school support staff including custodians, school office staff, Educational Assistants, Early Childhood Educators and others

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), Professional Student Services Personnel Unit which represents education workers (not teachers) including Attendance Counsellors, Child and Youth Counsellors/Workers, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists and others

Job Action Update from TDSB

French Immersion – Registration Package

To All JK Parents,

The Early French Immersion package for each of your children is available in the office.  Each package has a label with the child’s name and OEN number that you need to register on-line.  Please come to the office and sign for your package.  On-line registration is open from November 2nd to December 3rd.

Our French Immersion Information Night is November 26th from 7-8 pm in the library and I will be there to assist anyone who needs help to register.  If in the meantime you need any help or information please do not hesitate to ask and I will be more than happy to help.

Regards,
Grace Goulding
Howard Public School
30 Marmaduke Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6R 1T2
Ph: 416-393-9255
Fax: 416-393-9258