Welcome to your Parent Council web site @ High Park Alternative School
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We are a fun and engaging community - please visit our FUN STUPH section to learn more about all the various fundraisers and events (and so much more) then check out the School Council section to see how you can join in and volunteer for our great school! It's easy to make payments online thanks to our Paypal System and we hope to hear from you and stay connected in our digital schoolyard on Facebook!
HPAS Council/School eNewsletter for week of June 19th
Tuesday (Tomorrow) is Improv Night in the GYM @ School - Then off to 3030 for the Parent Social: Why should you join for Improv night... because it's SO much fun and you could WIN a $50 gift certificate to Indie Ale House.
Play Day is Friday: Start time 9am - ending at 2PM (new end time) and we are meeting at Picnic area #5 (Also new location). We still need volunteers please and thank you - check this link to signup (*Specifically a team lead and 12 floaters: Ask George about a Floaters responsibility if not sure):
Please bring a healthy nut-free snack to share! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW is on our event page :
Final council meeting of the year: It featured great discussion and enthusiasm for all we did this year and can do next year. If you have ideas, and/or an interest in bringing ideas to life, think about how you'll be involved next year. Lots of opportunities for elected and non-elected individuals to enrich the school experience for the children and community.
Thank you to everybody who has contributed their ideas, energy, time, hard work and passion this year, it is much appreciated! We have amazing parents, teachers and especially students at HPAS!
Check out our final Featured Poem: From Arthur's Creative Class
...2 weeks left 'til SUMMER HOLIDAYS!!!
Please visit the School on website/Twitter daily for news/updates/information!
Parent Council News…
1. Parent Improv Night in the GYM 7-9pm June 20th (Child Minding Available).
Followed by our Final HPAS Social at 3030: June 20.
Please RSVP for Improv - -you can write to me here if you plan to attend or on Facebook (in our events section)!
Feeling brave ... and lucky? Join us for Parent Improv Night in conjunction with Bad Dog Theatre on Tues June 20 from 7 til 9 PM in the Gym and you could WIN a $50 gift certificate to Indie Ale House. The last social of the year will follow at 3030 ....
Please RSVP on Facebook so the Arts Committee has a better idea of numbers.
2. HPAS Play Day: 4 SLEEPS - Play Day is this Friday~ June 23rd!
1) End time 2pm (Still starting at 9am)
2) We have moved the location - Picnic area 5
We still need you - have a look at our volunteer list! IF you can lead a team or be one of our 12 floaters please reach out to George (cc:'d here): He can explain what a Floater does and take your name down too (Or you can go thru the volunteer website)
Back again this year is Petra with ELDOA - awesome exercises for back health! - we’ll start our day off with some fun stretching exercises from the ELDOA Method, so we can get our spines healthy and tackle those games with better posture and a calmer mind!
Everything you need is on this page (Refresh if you are seeing the old map/with area #2)
If you have questions please reach out to George
Also - If you are not able to attend could you please contact your teacher/Marlene asap.
3. Looking for Volunteers Please | Grade 8 Grad: June 27th
Our Grade 8's will be graduating on June 27th and we would LOVE if you could come lend a hand to help make this a celebration to remember (for families and grads alike)! The ceremony will be from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.
We are looking for 4-5 people to help on the day, Tuesday June 27th starting at 9:00 am. Below are the tasks where I need your help:
1. Set up/decorate - June 27, 9:00 am - set up tables, put up decorations
2. Cheese & fruit platters - 9:00 am - arrange food tables, serving utensils, plates & cups, set up cupcake display
3. Pick up cupcakes at 9:15 am - VERY important task...from Sweet Trolley
4. Pick up coffee - 9:30 am & mix lemonade
Please connect with Sylvie Brown:
She'd be happy to answer any questions
1. June Principles Report: Attached
2. When I Read | A special note from Ms Kelly
Dear HPAS community,
It was less than two weeks ago that I shared with you my plans of writing my very own children’s story - and the feedback and well wishes have been so amazing! Thank you to everyone that has stopped me in the hallways at school or sent me emails of congratulations. Thanks especially to those of you who have already supported my goal of publishing by visiting the website to read more about the book, and to sponsor this exciting project.
Details about the story and the campaign, along with incentives at various funding tiers, are outlined here on the website: bit.ly/kellysfirstbook. If you click the Updates tab, there’s also a sneak peek at a few new illustration ideas we’re working on. Our ‘pup sidekick’ has been a real hit so far - please visit the site to take a look and offer your feedback!
Thank you again for your time and consideration. With less than three weeks to go, we’ve got less than 10% left to fundraise to reach our goal. The support is awesome.
You truly are my heroes and heroines,
Have a great week!
p.s. Please PLEASE visit school website & twitter for daily School news and important information/updates:: This is how the school communicates with us daily :)
High Park Alternative School is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 community of children, teachers and parents working together to create a stimulating and nurturing learning environment. Established in 1981, we are an alternative public school within the Toronto District School Board, committed to being…
“...An accountable small school community that explores
academics and citizenship adventurously together”.