Community

Community Discussion – Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Our Classrooms

Organized by the Danforth East Community Association (DECA), DECA Discussions is a monthly series of online discussions meant to highlight and inform our community about racism and how it can be addressed. This month’s topic will be “Confronting Anti-Black Racism in Our Classrooms”.

Moderator Lanrick Bennet Jr will be joined by the QuarantineEd team of Matthew Morris and Jay Williams, two TDSB teachers who pivoted their “Quarantine Ed” initiative to focus on anti-black racism.

This session will be held online (accessible through Zoom and Facebook Live) on Monday August 31 at 7pm.

Anyone interested in joining this discussion can visit deca.to/deca-discussions  (no advance signup necessary) or email info@DECA.to.

This session will be recorded and available on the DECA website for those who cannot attend in person.

DECA Discussions - Confronting Anti Black Racism in our Classrooms

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Details on the start of the 2020-2021 school year

As the start of the school year rapidly approaches, many families still have questions regarding how school will operate in the coming year and what options are open to students.

After a great deal of effort and discussion, the TDSB has confirmed the current plan for reopening schools. Please refer to the August 21 update from Interim Director of Education, Carlene Jackson and Chair Alexander Brown for details.

 

A few key dates from this update:

  • first day of school: Tuesday September 15.
  • Registration dates for In-School or Virtual Learning:
    • Wednesday, August 26: Email sent to all parents/guardians and registration open
    • Saturday, August 29: Registration closes

 

The D. A. Morrison School Council has offered our support to the school administration and will be sure to communicate any additional information or announcements here as they become available.

Council News

Winter Concert and Bake Sale

Winter Concert Bake Sale - Wed Dec 18 7-8pmThe D. A. Morrison School Council will be holding a fundraising bake sale at the Winter Concert this week on Wednesday December 18 from 7:00-8:00pm. Please stop by for a delicious treat before or after the performance.

In addition to the usual collection of baked goods, we will be hosting a raffle to win 2 tickets to the Friday Dec 20 Raptors game which have been generously donated.

All funds raised will go towards school equipment and events for students.

If you are able to donate some baked goods for this sale, please drop them off at the school office on Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

Events

Potluck reminder

Reminder that our annual school potluck is tomorrow night – Wednesday November 6 from 6-8pm in the school cafeteria.  Along with good food and games to play, it is a great way to meet other D. A. Morrison families.

In an effort to reduce waste, we’d ask all families to to bring their own plates and cutlery if possible. We will have some extras on hand if needed.

We hope to see you there!

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School Potluck – Wednesday Nov 6

Potluck Dinner - Nov 6 from 6-8pmAll D. A. Morrsion families are welcomed to join us for our annual potluck supper on Wednesday November 6 from 6-8pm in the school cafeteria. Bring a dish for all to share and enjoy a great meal with the D. A. community.

In addition to the meal, we will also have board games and music, so it’s a fun night out and a great way to meet other families.

Hope to see you all there!

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Last Call for Baking for Tonight’s Grade 7/8 Choices Information Night

Reminder that tonight is the Grade 7/8 Choices Information Night starting at 6:30pm. Our school guidance councillor will be reviewing the transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 and the various options for high school programs. All Grade 7 and Grade 8 famililes are encouraged to attend.

The school council will have a bake sale just before the information night. Proceeds of the bake sale will go towards our Music programs and the purchase of new instruments.

Baking items are still needed and can be dropped off at the main office during the school day today or before the meeting this evening.

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Bake Sale – calling all bakers

D. A. Morrison School Council will be hosting a bake sale at the Choices Information Night that will be taking place on October 23 at 6:30pm. This information night will help to explain the choices available to students as they move to high school. It is a valuable session for all grade 7 and 8 families and is highly recommended.

All proceeds from the bake sale will go towards funding our amazing music programs. If you would like to donate any baking (homemade or otherwise!) please bring them to the school on October 23 and drop it off at the office. Please remember to label all reusable containers so we can get them back to you.

Thank you.