Phase 2 of CUPE strike

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) announced that today, CUPE (e.g. custodians, school office staff, educational assistants) has started a partial withdrawal of services which includes:

  • Not sweeping entrances and hallways
  • Not doing school compost programs
  • Not cutting grass or cleaning up leaves unless there is a safety concern
  • Not collecting or accepting money for school-related initiatives and fundraising

A full list of CUPE’s directives to its members is available at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/labour.

Agenda for PC meeting on Thursday

Please join us for the first Parent Council Meeting of the year this Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 pm in the library!

Here is the agenda:
1. Meet Karen Jordan, Pape’s new principal!
2. Hoot & Howl update – Christine Gullage and PC co-chairs
3. Silent Auction update – Jen Carson
4. Pace Car initiative – Nancy Kallina

Hope to see you there! Continue reading Agenda for PC meeting on Thursday

Phase 3 of Teacher Work-to-Rule

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that Phase 3 of its work-to-rule campaign will begin on Monday, September 21, 2015. The new actions include not:

  • Filling in for absent teachers
  • Participating in interviews with parents, unless there is a concern about a student’s progress
  • Updating or distributing classroom blogs, websites or newsletters
  • Updating Individual Education Plans by the deadline
  • Preparing report card comments
  • Running extra-curricular activities on Wednesdays

ETFO has indicated that if sufficient progress is not made, it may implement rotating one day strikes in October.