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October 1, 2012
Dear Parents and Guardians,
At the beginning of the school day today, some of our students participated in a demonstration to express their views about the recently passed government legislation. This demonstration continued after lunch. To be clear, this was not a school or TDSB-sanctioned event.
While many students were in the building and in classrooms, most grade 8 students and a few grade 7 students participated in the demonstration. Learning did continue in classrooms for the students who remained.
One of our top priorities at Winona is safety. To that end, staff who were not in classes joined myself and the Ms.Tsiotsikas to monitor students gathered in our school field. This was a peaceful event where students conducted themselves respectfully and responsibly, which is the Winona way. However, while we understand that students want their collective voice heard on this issue, it is also important that students understand the expectation that they attend all of their classes while at school. That too is the Winona way.
We are confident that in the days and weeks ahead our students will continue to conduct themselves responsibly.
David Ehrlich, Principal
Rita Tsiotsikas, Vice-Principal
On Friday, October 5th, Winona will be hosting its first Music Kick-Start Camp for grade 7 students. The students will work with visiting musicians to learn more about their chosen instrument. Students will have the opportunity to listen to and learn from a professional musician, as he/she walks the students through the basics. Now that’s music to Winona ears!
Winona will have an extended lunch on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Lunch will begin at 11:51 and end at 12:55.
Students will participate in the annual Toonie for Terry Terry Fox Run on Friday, September 21. Students will walk to Winston Churchil Park at 9:30 a.m. At the park, students will walk or run for 5K around the track. Toonies will be collect Friday morning during homeroom. Parents and friends are encouraged to take part. Join us for what promises to be another exciting Winona event.
Photos for TTC Student Discount Cards will be taken on September 28, 2012 between 1-2:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Cost for the cards will be $5.25 — money will be collected beginning on Monday, September 24. Students are asked to bring exact changes, please.
Bring your BEST smile!
Students will have class and individual pictures taken on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in the Cafeteria. Proofs will be ready to take home within 5 business days.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
June 20, 2012
Re: Winona Drive Senior Public School Staffing Changes
–Farewell and Welcome
Dear Students, Staff, Parents & Guardians of Winona Drive Senior Public School, On behalf of the Toronto District School Board, we wish to inform you that on Wednesday, June 20, the Board approved a series of Principal/Vice Principal transfers and promotions. These approvals will result in an administrative change for your school.
At this time, we wish to share news of an important change at Winona Drive Senior Public School for September 2012.
First we wish to advise you that Vice Principal Manny Da Luz has been transferred to Eglinton Public School as vice principal. Mr. Da Luz has served the Winona community for the past three years. His wonderful demeanor with students, staff and community members is well known and he will be missed as he moves schools to gain another leadership experience.
At the same time, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome Vice Principal Rita Tsiotsikas to Winona Drive. She comes to Winona with two previous experiences as a vice principal in K-8 schools. Her most recent experience was as the Rawlinson Community School vice principal – a school serving students in the English program as well as in the Extended and French Immersion programs. Ms. Tsiotsikas has extensive experience with students who receive special education support. She will be a wonderful addition to the administrative team alongside Principal David Ehrlich.
Please join with us in thanking Mr. Da Luz for his support of the students, staff and community over the past three years. Also, please join us in welcoming Ms. Tsiotsikas to the Winona community.
Superintendent of Education
School Services – SW3 Schools
Toronto District School Board