Essex School Council – Meeting Dec 7

The next Essex School Council meeting will be held on Zoom – December 7th at 6:30 pm.
To RSVP and receive a link to the meeting email essexparentcouncil@gmail.com
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Essex School Council Meeting Minutes – October 12 2021

Please find minutes for the most recent Essex School Council meeting below. Click on image to download the full document (PDF).

October 12 Agenda_Minutes
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Welcome to the 2021/2022 School Year at Essex!

My name is Melissa and I am the School Council Chair at Essex. I wanted to take a few minutes to say welcome back to our returning families – and big first time hello to all of you joining Essex for the first time this year!

The Essex School Council is a community of parents/guardians who volunteer their time to support the school. (More on how to join below!) We focus on supporting the students/staff/teachers/admin by raising money for projects, events, and improvements. We also serve as a community that supports the families and students in the school in a variety of ways, providing bursaries, helping problem solve, and advocating. And – fingers crossed – we also hope that this year we can get back to running fun community events to build school spirit!

The School Council meets every other month for two hours. There are some “official” responsibilities we cover, we hear a principal/vp report, and then we discuss various projects or initiatives. If you would like to learn more about school council – or join our next meeting on Dec 7th you can email me at essexparentcouncil@gmail.com

You can receive updates and announcements by signing up for the Essex School Council Blog updates.

Here’s to the start of a new school year!

Melissa Graham Burke

Chair of School Council

essexparentcouncil@gmail.com

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End of Year School Council Meeting

The School Council will be meeting virtually on June 15th at 6pm. 
Items for discussion at this meeting will include end of year administrative wrap up, updates on the new Principal selection process, and updates on the Yard improvement proposal.
All are welcome!
If you would like an agenda please email essexparentcouncil@gmail.com
If you would like the zoom link for the meeting please email essexparentcouncil@gmail.com
Looking forward to seeing you!
Melissa
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Essex School Council Fundraiser – Plantables

We’re very excited to announce that we’ve chosen to be a part of the Plantables School Fundraising Program. We’re aiming to raise funds to support the Spring season at Essex. This includes topping up students’ individual supply kits, new sports equipment (basketballs etc,) and continuing to support our amazing teaching staff with outdoor learning.
Every box of plants you buy helps us get closer to that goal. (We get 10% of the total of every order you place.)
Plantables is an exciting new startup based in Forest, Ontario that grows healthy, hardy, happy, and certified organic fruit and vegetable seedlings and ships them to arrive at your door exactly when they need to go into the ground.
Head to plantables.ca and use the code ESSEXPS to support our school! More detailed information available in the brochure below.
Thanks!
Essex School Council Team
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Info Session on Encampments in Toronto

Our school neighbours at Dewson are hosting an information session on encampments in Toronto and how to help children understand – We have been invited to join.
Information below:
Parents at Dewson have organized an information session on encampments in Toronto. The goal is to learn more about encampments in our neighbourhood spaces so we can help our children understand what’s happening in the community during this pandemic.
We will be having a moderated discussion with ALAB Clinic, a group of lawyers who provide frontline assistance to people living in encampments.
EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 7 pm
Who can attend: Parents and families of downtown Toronto schools
In order to receive the Zoom link, please enter your email here: https://docs.google.com/…/1rPDOaigptEKfiYTH…/viewform…
For more information on ALAB Clinic: https://www.alabclinic.ca/
This event is organized by the social justice subcommittee of the parent council at Dewson School.
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

ESSEX SPIRIT WEAR!

Through the combined efforts of our fantastic community we are able to offer contactless porch pick up for Essex Spirit wear. They are soft and cosy – essential for working from home! Kids love to wear their Essex gear with pride! All money raised goes right back to the school – this year that includes purchasing supplies for outdoor education and supporting the efforts to keep our school safe and open during these Covid measures.
The link below includes prices, sizes, and a photo of each piece.
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

School Council Meeting – Oct 19 – 6 pm (Postponed)

Update:
SCHOOL COUNCIL MTG – POSTPONED!
It looks like it’s a lot more complicated than we anticipated to get all the moving parts necessary lined up to make the meeting happen on Monday.
So – we are going to have to reschedule.

A new meeting date will be posted here as soon as it is arranged. 
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Hi All, We have finally received permission from the TDSB and have appropriate technology in order to host our first school council meeting of the year. This meeting will be held virtually.
As our first meeting of the year we will be primarily focusing on electing our executive council. This is the link to the nomination form.
Meeting details:
Monday October 19th at 6:00pm
On TDSB Zoom
Anyone is welcome to join us!
If you would like to join the meeting send me an email at melissagrahamburke@gmail.com and I will send you the link to the meeting. Please feel free send me a message with any questions or agenda items.
Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)

Parenting and Literacy Centre

Please see below for flyer and FAQs for the Parenting and Literacy Centre at Essex.

For more information: tdsb.on.ca/earlyyears

EarlyON Child Family Centres FAQ
Posted in Announcements

Changes to Mask protocols

School visitors, including parents/guardians, are required to wear a mask/face covering when indoors and outdoors on school property, such as during pick-up and drop-off.

The TDSB’s Mask Guidelines (PDF) have been updated in light of increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Mask and Face Covering Requirements For TDSB Students and Staff

 

Posted in Announcements, Intermediate (Grades 7-8), Junior (Grades 4-6), Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3)