Welcome to your Parent Council web site @ High Park Alternative School
FOR ALL ADDMISSIONS RELATED INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR OFFICIAL SCHOOL WEBSITE
For all School related news and events please visit the Official School Website and check Twitter Daily!
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 May 22nd
Spirit Wear is back - get your orders in before the deadline of Friday May 26th @ 4pm - support the school and look cool too !! See order picture link to the right >>
TODAY IS LAST DAY for Early-bird special price on the school Yearbook... Save $5 until midnight on Friday May 19th. Tomorrow, we go to the regular price of $30 for orders until the final deadline for all orders on Friday May 26th. Get your school memories now !! See order picture link to the right >>
Please Remember to drive Safely (No U Turns on Jennings) - Read full Reminder from Admin below...
I know I say this each and every week but please check Twitter Daily - Kelly is doing such an AMAZING job keeping us all connected and in-the-know on all things School and School Life (and council happenings too) - If you are still getting your tweet-feet under you not to worry... as Twitter shows up on the School Homepage too (No account needed).
Check School website/Twitter daily for news/updates/information!
Council Happenings/Information here
Parent Council News…
1. Yearbook -Cover Contest:
If your child is submitting a drawing/picture in the contest here are a few tips/guidelines that we thought might help.
It should be created on an 8.5 x 11 paper, portrait format is best
Incorporate the name of the school somewhere on the design
Add the year: 2016-2017
Use good bold colours as they show up best.
Name and classroom should be marked on the back of the submission only.
Please DO NOT include anything personal on the front side of the entry.
How to hand it in:
Hand in the physical drawing to your teacher
Take a picture of the drawing and email it to: email@example.com
Remember the submission deadline is end of day, May 26th.
Get your Yearbook NOW Early Birds::
The books this year will include more pages of life at High Park Alternative than last year for the same good price. Pre-order your book for $25. Watch for more details coming out over the week.
If you have any questions, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Spirit Wear - We are working hard to bring it back (yep trucker hats and sweatshirts and maybe even some stainless water bottles and Coffee Traveler) -and have orders in hand for Play Day! Stay tuned today/tomorrow for more info and a link to view merchandise (please reply to me here if you have any ideas of new products you'd like to see etc. or Feedback from last order).
3. Poetry Mural!
This week on our fabulous poetry wall, check out the amazing piece created by Helena and our French classes. Each stanza is written by a class in French and also translated as well! (First by Grade 4/5, second by Grade 6/7 and third by Grade 7/8) Truly merveilleuse!!
4. Save the date -- Parent Improv Night: on June 20
Always wanted to try your hand at improv in a fun, positive environment? In conjunction with Bad Dog Theatre, we're hosting a Parent Improv Workshop from 7-9 PM on Tuesday, June 20. This workshop will follow a series of improv sessions which kids from JK to grade 8 will be participating in during the day. More details to come!
Can you please RSVP on Facebook so the Arts Committee has a better idea of numbers. Thank you!
5. HPAS Play Day: Save the Date and join us on June 23rd! More information and timing coming soon on our Council Website!!
If you are interested and able to volunteer please reach out to George
Stay tuned for more...
1. 3rd Annual Pre-Loved Toy & Book Sale May 16th
The Grade 8s are going to Montreal this year! If you have any Toys or Kid's Books that your family has outgrown, please consider donating them to our sale. This year, we are limiting our sale to Children's Books and Toys. Kid's music and crafty supplies/kits are also welcome. Donations accepted until today - end of day is fine!
2. Safety Reminder : Please ensure you are dropping off and picking up your children safely. If at all possible, please walk. There is very limited, 10 minute parking on Jennings. There has been an increase in drivers doing u turns on Jennings Avenue which is extremely unsafe.
Thank you to parents and caregivers who are using the designated drop off spot on Clendenan Avenue for Grade 1-8 students as part of our Parent Safety Program Initiative. The importance of patience and care when driving in the school area cannot be stressed enough. Please plan accordingly to ensure student safety.
3. Spring Clean up! Saturday May 27th - 9am:: More on Twitter
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”.