Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Ready Set Engage! Conference Registration now open!

Registration is now live for the PIAC Conference!
TDSB's Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) invites all TDSB parents/guardians to take part in our 12th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference READY - SET - ENGAGE.
Please join us for an opportunity to make connections with other parents/guardians and communities while participating in informative and empowering workshops on a wide range of topics related to parenting, student learning, and school councils.
FREE registration includes light breakfast, lunch, childminding, translation services, transportation, workshops, keynote address, and informational marketplace.
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Earl Haig, 100 Princess Ave, North York, ON
M2N 3R7 ( 5 mins walk from the North York subway station)
Child-minding, Interpretation and busing will be available through online registration only.


Friday, 12 October 2018

PRO Grant Update

The below is from the TDSB school councils FB discussion group. The response is from the Ministry to a question about PRO grant funding.
Thank you for your question regarding the status of the 2018-2019 Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants. Applicants will be advised as soon as decisions are made. As you may be aware, to ensure strong fiscal viability and accountability the government is currently reviewing all Ministry programs across Ontario.

Thank you again for your interest in PRO Grants and for all that you do to enhance parent engagement in Ontario’s schools.


The PRO Team "

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Early French Immersion Info Session

Early French Immersion (SK Entry) Parent/Guardian Info Evening 2018
Early French Immersion (SK entry) Parent/Guardian Information evenings will once again be held at specific secondary schools across the system.
These sessions will be hosted by the French as a Second Language Department rather than each individual French Immersion school site. 
  • The secondary schools have been selected to ensure reasonable access across the system (location/parking/TTC where possible) 
  • There will be 9 separate dates to choose from, including an online session 
  • A variety of staff representatives will be invited to be on hand to answer parent questions about the program, placement, transportation, child care, special education etc.
All meetings start at 7 p.m. The local and online meetings for Etobicoke Lakeshore are as follows:

Thursday, 20 September 2018

PIAC Coffee Chat

Join Felicia Seto-Lau, Ward 3 Parent Involvement Advisory Committee Representative, for the first in a series of Coffee Chats with Watd 3 Parents & Guardians.

Tuesday September 25th 9:30-10:30am
Sidenote Cafe & More 

2461 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Ward 3 PIAC Rep Survey

Dear Ward 3 Parents, 

Another school year is ahead of us! The first school council meetings will be held this month as well as the first PIAC meeting on Tue Sep 25, 7pm. There are a few topics that are upcoming for review at the TDSB. As PIAC rep I would love to hear your thoughts on the importance of these topics to you and your children. 
Please answer this very short, 6 question, anonymous survey monkey by Sep 24 so I may prepare for the PIAC meeting on Sep 25.

Thank you in advance and look forward to hearing from you!
Felicia Seto-Lau
Ward 3 PIAC Rep

Monday, 3 September 2018

SLOW for Mimico

To all Ward 3 parents,

There is a free event hosted in Mimico called SLOW for Mimico! A Family Traffic Safety Event. It is open to all and is in response to the accident involving Joshawn and other near misses in the Mimico neighbourhood but obviously traffic issues are not limited to the Mimico area. Please RSVP at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/slow-for-mimico-2018-block-party-tickets-49441328344
No Eventbrite account is required.

A Family Traffic Safety Awareness Event.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
12PM – 4PM
55 STATION ROAD (next to Stanley Avenue Park)
Join us for a kid's entertainment, BBQ and a chance to mingle with your neighbours and talk traffic issues in the Mimico neighbourhood.
Several members of the community have been working together, to bring forth resolution to the ongoing issues around speeding and car accidents right here in our neighbourhood. Let's all do our part to educate our children and learn how to create safer streets as a community. 
You can look forward to:
Live Performances (aimed at educating kids)
Arts & Crafts
BBQ, Sweet Treats and Beverages

This event is organized and funded by 
Realtor Michael Majeski and the "This is Mimico" Real Estate Team.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

New Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) Representative needed for Ward 3

Hello fellow Ward 3 parents. Request from Felicia Seto-Lau , one of the your Ward 3 PIAC (Parent Involvement Advisory Committee) reps. 

Dear parents, 

We wish to thank Trevor Burnett for representing Ward 3 as PIAC rep for the past two years! Trevor’s term is coming to an end and we need another parent voice advising, advocating for and sharing the importance of parent and community engagement and involvement in our schools to the Board of Education and the TDSB. 

What is PIAC? 

My description of PIAC is: A group of diverse and caring parents who: (a) are engaged in their community and child(ren)’s school and; (b) want to learn and work together with other TDSB parents and community groups to improve student achievement and well being. The official terms and mandate of PIAC (Parent Involvement Advisory Committee) is found below as well as a quick FAQ. 

It is enriching and enjoyable to interact with other members of PIAC! Making connections with other parents throughout the city and learning how they are engaging and involving parents and the community in our schools to improve achievement and student well being is very rewarding. 

Please consider joining me in representing our Ward. As always, I welcome your questions regarding parent involvement that you wish for me to bring to PIAC. 

Reach me at mamafaves@hotmail.com 
Felicia Seto-Lau 

From the PIAC by-laws: 
The mandate of PIAC is prescribed by the Education Act, Ontario Regulation 612/00 School Councils and Parent Involvement Committees, Last Amendment O. Reg. 330/10. 
The purpose of a parent involvement committee is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the board level in order to improve student achievement and well- being. O. Reg. 330/10, s. 6. 
Role and Responsibilities of PIAC 
PIAC shall achieve its purpose by: 
(a) providing information and advice on parent engagement to the board; 
(b) communicating with and supporting school councils of schools of the board; and (c) undertaking activities to help parents of pupils of the board support their children’s 
learning at home and at school. O. Reg. 330/10, s. 6 

Any rules to being a PIAC rep? 
The PIAC bylaws state that a member shall be a parent of a pupil who is enrolled in a school of the TDSB, and includes a guardian as defined in section 1 of the Education Act. A member may be an employee of the TDSB but must declare that at each meeting and excuse yourself in case of any conflicts of interest. 

What is the time commitment? 
Well it depends on your availability and interests. Committee Meetings are monthly at the TDSB head office at 5050 Yonge St on the third Tuesday. Dinner is provided if you RSVP for the meeting. One Ward 3 rep needs to attend and vote each month on agenda items. There are sub-committees which meet depending on what concerns are close at hand or have deadlines. PIAC reps also provide a paragraph report to the Trustee for Ward Meetings. 

Ready Set Engage! Conference Registration now open!

Registration is now live for the PIAC Conference! TDSB's Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) invites all TDSB parents/guard...

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