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FREE TO MOVE West Niles reaches its height in T.O. Toronto Public Health is reporting the highest number of reported human West Nile virus (WNV) cases in the city in the past decade, and expects the number to rise in coming weeks, according to a release issued earlier this week. “Forty-six human cases of West Nile Virus have been reported to Toronto Public Health this summer,” Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s medical officer of health, said in a release. “While most people infected with WNV will recover, the virus can have serious health impacts – especially for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. In rare cases it can be fatal. I urge everyone to take precautions to avoid being infected with the virus.” In 2002 and 2003 Toronto Public Health reported 163 and 44 cases, respectively. Toronto Public Health continues to take proactive measures to reduce WNV risk: Toronto Public Health has 43 mosquito traps around the city and tests mosquitoes for WNV on a weekly basis. For prevention tips visit www. toronto.ca/health/westnile/wnv_ factsheet_precautions2008.htm
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ETHNIC EXPLOSION: The annual Flavours of Ukraine festival marking Ukraine’s independence took place at Centennial Park on Saturday with music, food and sporting events. Here, dancers perform for hundreds of visitors. For more photos from the festival, see page 14.
Townhome developer purchases Alderwood CI site CYNTHIA REASON firstname.lastname@example.org After months of speculation, the “well-known” and “well-respected” developer who won the bid to purchase the long-vacant Alderwood Collegiate Institute site was revealed
this week to be Urbancorp – one of the largest builders of luxury condominium suites, townhomes and lofts in Toronto. Toronto Lands Corporation’s (TLC) manager of real estate, Donna Jondreau confirmed the sale of the southern-most 8.5 acres portion of
Alderwood C.I.’s 14.1 acre site to Urbancorp on Thursday, a day after the sale was finalized. “We sold Alderwood C.I. yesterday to Urbancorp,” she said in an interview Thursday morning, declining to disclose the purchase price of the 1960s-era school build-
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Choir for lovers of song comes to Etobicoke No training, no experience required, just a love of singing TAMARA SHEPHARD email@example.com Standing before hundreds in the scorching August heat at the Canadian National Exhibition to sing a medley of classics could strike performance anxiety in almost anyone. Yet 56 My Pop Choir members did exactly that in four flash mobs last Sunday afternoon, as they raised their mostly musically untrained voices in three-part harmony to sing I Can See Clearly Now, Under the Boardwalk and Lean on Me. Indeed, that’s what My Pop Choir is all about. It’s a community-based choir for people who love to sing, but who have no musical training and no experience. There are no auditions, no solos. All that’s required is a love of singing. “‘You’re amazing people,’ I told them,” Curtis said of the Ex perfor-
Kent Andrews, a trained and experienced choir master who's also spent years performing, leads group members in My Pop Choir, a community-based choir.
mance. “Most of them have never sung in a choir or sung harmony before. Here they are in front of 400 people in the screaming heat with no acoustics, just going for it. I just want to hug every one of them.” Next month, Etobicoke residents who love to sing can join the latest My Pop Choir based out of Islington United Church in central Etobicoke. Curtis herself has no musical training. In fact, she is only just learning to read music. But she has a great love of singing. Her father was a
professional singer, her mother a professional dancer. When My Pop Choir started up in Curtis’s hometown of Oakville last fall, it drew 44 members to what Curtis describes as a “safe and comfortable” environment for singing. Three months later, the Oakville choir volunteered to perform on Breakfast Television. “It turned into something I didn’t expect,” Curtis said. “It increases people’s confidence. It creates energy. It enables people to leave their stress at the door. Singing together is power-
ful. It creates a sense of community. One voice may not sound great. But when you combine that voice with the voices of all the other people, it sounds great. It feeds the soul.” The popularity of Oakville’s My Pop Choir grew by word-of-mouth and compelled Curtis to add six new locations that all opened in January: one in Port Credit, one in Ancaster, one in Georgetown, one in Aurora, one in Lawrence Park and one in The Beach. My Pop Choir opens its latest location in Etobicoke and offers
10-session terms starting on Sept. 13. Choir sessions run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd. north of Dundas Street West. Anyone interested may attend the first two My Pop Choir sessions Sept. 13 and 20, called “pop-ins”, before making a decision to join and register on the website. Each choir is conducted by an experienced choir master who teaches songs in harmony from the world of pop, rock, R&B and soul. “Our choir masters come from the world of musical theatre. They know this music. They love it. They themselves are great singers, strong musicians. That element of performance experience brings to My Pop Choir a joy and lightness and ease and comfort that doesn’t necessarily exist in more formal choirs.” My Pop Choir members range in age from 35 to 70. Their median age is 45. About 80 per cent of them are women. “This is the most joyful thing I’ve ever been a part of,” Curtis said. “It has been life-changing for me, too...I love it. I can’t imagine not doing this. I can’t imagine not singing in the choir.” Visit www.mypopchoir.com for more information or to register.
Catholic trustees discuss continuation of HPV program CYNTHIA REASON firstname.lastname@example.org Students’ physical health versus their spiritual and moral well-being was debated amongst Toronto’s Catholic trustees Tuesday, as the board squared off on whether or not to continue its human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) program. The publicly funded Gardasil vaccination program has seen all Grade 8 girls in the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) given the opportunity to be vaccinated against HPV – a sexually transmitted disease cited as the cause of more than 70 per cent of cervical cancers and 90 per cent of genital warts in Canada – since September 2007. The future of the program, however, was called into question at the meeting as a handful of trustees raised doubts as to Gardasil’s
safety, and as to whether or not its administration to 13- and 14-year-old girls runs contrary to the teachings of the Catholic church by promoting premarital sex. “I’ve had a problem with the fact that we’ve been doing this through our schools ever since it first came up,” said Toronto Trustee Barbara Poplawski. “It’s medical, it’s not something that something the Catholic Bishops of Ontario have supported, and it’s not something that I’m comfortable with.” A letter from the Assembly of Catholic Bishops regarding the Gardasil vaccine cautions parents that infection with HPV can only occur through sexual activity, which itself carries “profound risks to a young person’s spiritual, emotional, moral and physical health.” “Sexual activity is appropriate only within marriage,” the letter reads.
‘I don’t believe the administration of the vaccine is a prerequisite or leads to what has been insinuated as a promotion of sexual activity amongst our teens...’ Trustee Peter Jakovcic “Outside of marriage, abstinence is not only clearly the choice that leads to spiritual and moral well-being, but it is obviously the best protection against risks of the disease.” Also at issue, Poplawski argued, is whether or not the board is doing a good enough job fully informing
parents of the risks involved with Gardasil. While an information package sent to parents about the vaccination includes literature from Toronto Public Health that details both the drug’s common and more uncommon side effects – ranging from itchiness and swelling at the injection site, to vomiting and diarrhea, to difficulty breathing – Poplawski said the warnings don’t go far enough. Etobicoke Trustee and Board Chair Ann Andrachuk defended the program, stating its importance as a free service to families who might not otherwise be able to afford such protection for their daughters – potential side effects or not. “These are the chances we take because the drugs are there. We’ve heard in the past that a lot of parents decided not to immunize their children when they were young because
of rumours they caused autism,” she said. “Then we ended up with children with whooping cough, and others with mumps and measles, and they got really sick and there was brain damage caused by high fevers and things – all because someone (falsely) told them getting vaccinated would cause autism.” Etobicoke Trustee Peter Jakovcic argued Grade 8 is a “critical” time for the HPV vaccination. “I think the purpose of the age of 13/14 is that it is a critical age, considering puberty and the nature of adolescence – and the fact that there are certain things we can’t control,” he said. “I don’t believe the administration of the vaccine is a prerequisite or leads to what has been insinuated as a promotion of sexual activity amongst our teens. I think it’s in due course with other medical practices that we have.”
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>>>from page 1 parcel of land. During several community meetings over the last year, local residents expressed their desire to see the site remain a school. But that dream was dashed back in January, when Toronto’s French Catholic school board – the only public entity to bid on the site – rescinded its conditional offer to purchase the school, citing the estimated price tag of $7 million to bring the dilapidated building back up to code. After the French Catholic board deal went sour, the Alderwood C.I. site was listed on the open market. Urbancorp – which remained an anonymous bidder until this week – submitted its conditional offer in May. At that time, EtobicokeLakeshore Trustee Pamela Gough spoke to her optimism that the TLC had found the best fit for the community – and that the bidding developer had expressed tentative plans to build single-family homes on the Alderwood C.I. site. “From the sounds of it, it’s a developer that’s worked very well in the community, is very community-minded and very cognizant of the intentions and the interests of the community,” she told The Guardian back in May.
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Bring real life into the class this school year L
abour Day marks the end of summer for most people – in particular those with school-aged children. School supplies are being purchased, vacations have been taken, daycare has been set up, and everyone is getting back to their daily business. Let’s make this school year one where learning is truly an experience, where students – as well as parents and teachers – do more than just study. Let’s see classes become increasingly active in making their communities a better place. Schools – separate, public, private and French – are the heart of any community, where our youngest members learn how to become active and connected parts of their school, neighbourhoods, and to a greater extent, the entire city. Beyond learning about those our view less-fortunate, or issues in society that need fixing, students should Great lessons be taught social responsibility. And what better ways to do just in community that than by participating in participation fundraisers, school events, or helping clean a park? Every corner of the city sees students taking part in activities that directly impact their fellow students and the city as a whole: Summit Heights Public School students in North York became the proud parents of an African penguin after raising the necessary money. Scarborough’s Charlottetown Junior Public School students and staff helped raise $6,500 to build a clean water project in Haiti. For their efforts, they received an inspirational visit from Spencer West (who lost both his legs at the age of five) and his Redefine Possible mission. And this past June, St. Leo Catholic School students in Etobicoke each completed three acts of kindness, in return national and international powerlifting champion Ryan “6-Pack” Lapadat returned during the school’s fundraising Spring Fling flipping a 2,000pound car to break a Guinness World Record and raise money for SickKids Hospital. Students across the city have been honoured for their efforts helping others. Schools as a whole have done their part when dealing with issues in their communities. And for this, all Torontonians should be grateful. That’s why school should be more than just a place students go to bury their noses in books. It should be a place where students go to become active members of a community – whether that be the school community, their neighbourhood, or the city as a whole. Toronto Community News is a division of Metroland Media Group Ltd. The Guardian is a member of the Ontario Press Council. Visit ontpress.com newsroom
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To the editor: Re: ‘Our police budget must be discussed in communities,’ Editorial, Aug. 17. Your editorial is consistent with my conversations and meetings with the residents of Danzig Street. Repeatedly, I have been told the local community wants a police “relationship”, not merely a police “presence”. I know from the police perspective that there are “resource issues”; however, the present system is not working and is clearly unsatisfactory from a number of perspectives. Relationships are, by definition, two way, but as you said in the editorial “frank discussions are needed”. There is no better opportunity than budget time to have residents of the most affected communities have their say. Otherwise, these crimes will remain unresolved, and the cycle of fear, distrust and violence will be perpetuated endlessly. John McKay, MP Scarborough-Guildwood
Back to school primer for parents and students
I’m a dad, with one daughter who is just entering Grade 1, so I’m pretty new to this whole routine. Will she be doing homework Tuesday night after her first day of school? Max, Parkdale. A. I highly doubt it. On the first night, in the majority of cases, it’s the parents that end up doing it. Q. I hear Canadian families will be spending on average $362 this year on “essential” back-to-school supplies. That’s quite a lot and as usual I left all my shopping to the final weekend. Just what is the definition of “essential” anyhow? Chantay, Etobicoke. A. The general rule of thumb is: what all the other kids have. Q. Are there any special books I should read to help me prepare my son for his first day of school? Giselle, Rosedale. A. There are three: How To
Make a Good First Impression, by Les Ismore; The Way To Insure You Get a Good Locker, by U. Snooze and U. Lose; and What To Do If I Don’t Like My Teacher, by Grinn and Barrett. Q. You know, it’s been so long since I was a youngster, I’ve plum forgotten. What’s that other name for a junior public school again? Dr. Watson, 221B Baker St. A. Elementary, my dear Watson, elementary. Q. My son has spent the entire summer surgically attached to his iPod. That includes while sleeping and showering, too. He and that contraption are inseparable.
How am I going to keep him from using it at school? Noreen, North York. A. Sorry, did you just say something? I just woke up, got out of the shower and I had my headphones on. Q. All my friends are really into it. Do you think I should sign up for some extracurricular drama after school, too? Ashley, Leaside. A. I don’t know. Facebook is not for everyone. Q. My grandpa says when he was a kid, the foundation of a good education was the three “R”s. He claims the “R”s stood for reading, writing and arithmetic. Now, I’m no fifth grader, but that sure sounds like one “R”, one “W” and one “A”. Dylan, Grade 4, Scarborough. A. With grandpas it’s always long and complicated. My grandpa used to tell me when he was my age he walked five miles to class and 10 miles back every day in a blazing
snowstorm. Yet, according to grandma, he lived across the street from the school. Q. My 10-year-old wants to know what the protocol is regarding taking his laptop, portable hard drive, tablet, Kindle, cell phone, Xbox 360, Wii and MP3 player to school. Maria, York. A. If I were you, before he does try and take them, make absolutely sure to call a mover and see if they offer daily student discounts. Q . How t h e h e c k i s the federal government’s Parliamentary recess three months long and we work way harder than them and only get a measly 15 minutes? Jesse, Grade 2, the Annex. A. Tell me about it. n Jamie Wayne is a lifelong columnist, who takes writing very seriously. The topics? Not so much. Contact him at email@example.com
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Plane plummets from sky killing all on board TAMARA SHEPHARD firstname.lastname@example.org Twenty-year-old Marko Misic died pursuing his passion. The Etobicoke man piloted a small, single-engine aircraft that crashed last Friday night in a cornfield near Moorefield, Ont. north of Kitchener. The crash killed Misic, as well as his three passengers: Mohammed Shahnawaz Zia, 23; Wasay Rizwan, 27, both from Toronto, and Victoria Margaret Luk, 19, of Mississauga. The group was scheduled to travel from Breslau, Ont. to Toronto and Niagara Falls, then back to Breslau. It is unclear why the plane plummeted from the sky when the Ontario Provincial Police discovered it around 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. The Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
Etobicoke’s Marko Misic died on Friday night when the small plane he was piloting plummeted into a cornfield near Kitchener.
Misic became a successful pilot at a young age. He joined Etobicoke’s 142 Mimico, Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron as a boy and earned his first pilot’s licence at 16. He later earned his commercial pilot’s licence. Misic’s passion for flying inspired his younger sister, Josipa, 18, to follow him in
the Mimico air cadets squadron. Last month, The Etobicoke Guardian profiled Josipa Misic’s first solo flight in a feature article. She spent this summer on an elite seven-week private pilot scholarship training course. “I didn’t even know about air cadets until he was in it,” Josipa Misic had said of Marko. “I didn’t want to join. I didn’t think it was my thing, like for a girl. Then he took me up. I also have my glider’s licence. He took me up in my glider. Once I got my glider’s licence, I said I wanted to get my pilot’s licence, too.” A Facebook tribute page states the funeral is planned for this morning at Our Lady Queen of Croatia Church, 7 Croatia St. . ~With files from Torstar News Service
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Work on the yard An appealing lawn is still a great way to catch a prospective buyer's eye. When a home boasts a lush lawn and well-manicured trees, it's hard to ignore that For Sale sign out front. If landscaping has proven an Achilles' heel in the past, make an effort to take better care of your property in the months ahead. It doesn't take long for even the most neglected lawn to rebound from disrepair. By the time you feel confident to put that for sale sign out front, you might just be putting it up in a lush lawn no buyer can resist.
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who cared little about appearances and might begin to wonder if there are any additional areas that might have been neglected around the house. Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and even new fixtures in the bathroom are aesthetically appealing and tend to excite buyers. Homeowners who aren't immediately putting their property up for sale can gradually upgrade their appliances to lessen some of the financial toll such purchases take.
Replace the carpet A clean carpet might make a world of difference to a home's inhabitants, but a new carpet will be more appealing to prospective buyers. Choose a neutral-toned carpet that will boast a more universal appeal.
Paint the home A fresh coat of paint or new siding is always attractive to prospective buyers. If your home hasn't had a new coat of paint in awhile that might make buyers feel the home is musty or old. Many buyers judge a book by its cover, and sellers want their home's exterior to be as attractive as possible. Homeowners can also paint rooms inside the home to give it a fresh and welcoming feel.
Clean up A cluttered house will almost certainly repel buyers. Buyers want a home that's roomy and well kept, but clutter creates the opposite impression. Organize the closets to make them appear more roomy and clean up any areas that have become cluttered -- consider temporarily renting
a storage unit to house excess stuff from closets. Basements or utility closets might be handy for storage, but they should be open and clean before hosting an open
house. The less clutter a home has, the more spacious it will appear and the more money sellers can likely demand for the home. – MS
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Renovating a rental property One of the best things a landtime a tenant moves out. When • Upgrade the appliances. Perlord can do during an economic adding a new coat of paint, haps nothing evokes a strondownturn is pay more attenchoose a light, neutral color to ger response from prospective tion to their rental properties, give the property a fresh, invitrenters than a property's apensuring the properties are in ing look. pliances. Outdated appliances tip-top shape so they can get • Replace the carpeting. Carpetmake renters speculate as to the most out of each unit at a ing is another area prospective what else might be outdated time when the rental market is renters are instantly drawn to and if the building is well takmost competitive. when viewing an apartment. en care of. On the other hand, This might require some renoNew carpeting is always attracnewer appliances, particularly vations, which landlords should tive to potential tenants, and stainless steel items, create a be making periodically anyway, landlords won't have to break contemporary feel and give the regardless of how strong or tenuthe bank to replace the carpets impression, true or false, that a ous the economy might be. when an existing tenant moves landlord won't allow the build• Update the paint. Apartments out. Instead of expensive caring to grow dated or fall into are typically empty when peting, choose a medium grade disrepair. When shopping for shown to prospective renters, carpet with a neutral color, ideappliances, choose ones that and any issues with the paint ally beige or light brown, which are more basic so any eventual job are very noticeable during can hide spills or stains should repairs won't be too complicatsuch viewings. If the paint is the next tenant prove messy ed or costly. Newer appliances outdated or there is any fading, and move out after the origienable landlords to charge update the walls with a fresh nal lease terms are up. Before more rent for a given property, coat of paint. It's ideal to do so laying carpet, don't forget to and many renters would agree whenever a tenant moves out, lay down quality padding unthat such properties are worth but landlords whose buildings derneath. Such padding makes the extra money. have a high turnover rate likely the carpet feel softer and of • Install new windows. Older won't need to repaint every higher quality. buildings tend to have creaky
or drafty windows, which not only makes the property colder during the winter months, but it also drives up utility costs as renters are forced to turn up the thermostat to combat drafts and cold air entering the unit. New windows can eliminate such drafts and reduce utility costs, something landlords can use to their advantage when discussing the property with potential tenants. Landlords might even be able to earn tax breaks when installing new, energy-efficient windows. Discuss if any such breaks exist with the local municipality. When it comes to renovating a rental property, landlords can make a handful of small renovations that, while relatively inexpensive, enable them to earn substantially more money from each unit over the long haul. – MS
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TASTE OF FREEDOM CELEBRATING CULTURE: The annual Flavours of Ukraine festival commemorating the 21st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence this year took place at Centennial Park on Saturday. The event featured live music, traditional ethnic foods and sporting events. Below, Helena Mashtalir makes a pork sandwich for customers at the festival while, right, a trombrone player performs with his band for the crowd. Staff photos/IAN KELSO
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Home Renovations BATHROOMS. CALL for free estimate. Lindo 416-678-0881 CEILINGS repaired. Spray textures, plaster designs, stucco, drywall, paint. We fix them all! www.mrstucco.ca 416-242-8863 GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESIDENTIAL/ COMMERCIAL. Finished basements. Painting. Bathrooms. Ceramic tiles. Flat roofs. Leaking basements. Drywall. Carpentry. Brick/chimney repairs. 9 0 5 - 7 6 4 - 6 6 6 7 , 416-823-5120 HOME & basement renovations & remodeling. High quality job for a reasonable price. Free estimates. Call John at 416-458-3274
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INSTALL: EVERYTHING - flooring, backsplash, tiles, plumbing, electrical, doors, trim, baseboards, lighting, kitchens, painting, vanities. Estimates are free. Larry: Cell:647-992-9038 647-347-4100
ELECTRICIAN Wiring, trouble shooting, plugs. Fridge, stove, washer repairs. Service upgrades. 24 hours
SUPER MARIO Renovations & Service. Bathroom, kitchen, basement, plumbing, tiling, painting, drywall & electrical. For free estimates call Marian 905-782-1816
Waste Removal ALWAYS CHEAPEST!
All Garbage Removal! Home/ Business. Fast Sameday! Free Estimates! Seniors Discounts. We do all Loading & Clean-ups! Lowest Prices. Call John: 416-457-2154 Seven days
PETER’S DEPENDABLE JUNK REMOVAL From home or business, including furniture/ appliances, construction waste. Quick & careful!
416-677-3818 Rock Bottom Rates!
MR. KING’S JUNK REMOVAL Fast, reliable, same day pick up. Why spend more somewhere else? Seniors Discounts!
Call Vincent 647-216-KING (5464)
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Handy Person EXPERIENCED Jack Of All Trades. Painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, flooring, general repairs. Local references. Quality and satisfaction guaranteed. Daryl: 416-575-7035 HANDY PERSON, Home Improvements, Electrical, & plumbing. Appliance installation. Painting. Upgrading bathrooms/ kitchens. Basement renovations. Landscaping. Floor heating. Call: 647-680-8750
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ABSOLUTELY amazing painters at bargain prices! Summer special $100/ room. Quick, clean, reliable. Free estimates! Second to None Painting 905-265-7738
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Flooring & Carpeting MAINLY FLOORS Carpet, hardwood, tile from $1.29/sq.ft. installed. Free estimate in GTA. Summer special! Call 416-873-8043 E: email@example.com NESO FLOORING Carpet installation starting from $1.29/ sq.ft. Hardwood, laminate at low prices. 26 yrs experience. Free Estimates. Best Price! 647-400-8198
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Male & Female general labour workers needed ASAP for work throughout the GTA/Mississauga/ Brampton areas (all shifts – pay rate greater than $10.25).
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September is here! This means back to school for thousands of kids! There is certainly a lot of organization and preparation that goes on at this time of year, so we’ve given you five ways to green your back to school routine and head back to class in an eco-friendly way. You’ll save some energy and money while making our world a better place to live in!
REUSE Re-use your backpack and lunch box from last year. There’s no need to spend money on new items and create waste when your existing ones still have use. Same with supplies. Go through your school bags from last year and reuse everything you can. When buying, go for recycled paper products (notebooks, printer paper, agendas) whenever possible. Earth friendly pens and pencils are also getting easier to find.
Get on an email list. Ask your school to e-mail newsletters. Get parents to volunteer to create the email list if the school has not already done so. You get enough paper from the school as it is! This would save the school time, effort and money.
GREEN TRANSPORTATION If you live close to school consider walking or riding bicycles to minimize on driving. Getting out in the fresh air is a great way to wake up little brains and get the blood pumping before classes start. Review safety rules beforehand, including a planned route and using bicycle helmets. For those that live further away, taking the school bus is greener than individual driving.
PACK A LITTER-LESS LUNCH! There are tons of options to choose from these days which
help cut down on the use of plastic wraps and baggies, tetra juice boxes and plastic utensils. Make sure everything in the lunchbox is re-usable and does not need to be thrown out.
BE A WATCHFUL CONSUMER. Yes it’s tempting to run out now and buy all your back to school clothes and gear but consider purchases before you make them and think about waiting a few weeks to see what items are really needed. Before the end of September, retailers will put clothing and other items on sale to make room for all the winter stuff and that means sales and big savings for you! Save time, money and the environment – and maybe even learn a lesson about conservation and economics before the school bell rings! For more Back-to-School tips, visit www.toronto4kids. com. – Toronto4Kids.com
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After-care options for dual-income families In a perfect world, school and work hours would run concurrently. But the average school day begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 3:00 p.m., while the average work day lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As a result, parents must arrange for child care during those hours when school is out, but Mom and Dad are still at work. Today, roughly 80 per cent of families in North America have
both parents working, and many find it is impossible to live on one income. Dual-income families often have to make difficult choices about child care. If a mother returned to work shortly after giving birth, day care was probably arranged early on. As children grow and attend elementary school, traditional day care is usually not an option and parents have to make other arrangements.
Some children are enrolled in care centers that watch children before school, bus them to school and then return in the afternoon to pick up the children again. This is one of the more costly options in child care. However, it may be more educationally structured than the care programs provided at school. Students who participate in sports or academic clubs may have an arrangement to stay
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with a teacher, coach or club administrator until their parents are home from work. These programs vary depending on the region of the country and the particular school district. Personal finances also play a role in the type of care families can afford. When the decision is made, there are some questions parents should ask before enrollment. • What is the ratio of caregivers to students? • What is the cost of the program? • How are delayed opening days and early dismissal days handled? Holidays and breaks? • What happens if I arrive late? • What activities will take place? • Is there ample time for homework? • Are caregivers teachers or volunteers? • Are background checks conducted? • Is financial assistance available? • What is the turn-over rate of staff? • Is there a nurse available? • Who oversees the program?
• Is busing available? • How are emergencies handled? • How is poor behavior handled? • May I visit the program for a check-in? • With whom do Ispeak if I have a problem?
• If my child is absent, do Ireceive a refund for that day? • How long is the waiting list? These are just some of the questions to ask, and parents are encouraged to come up with their own to find the best program for their children. – MS
LEARN FRENCH, LIVE FRENCH ALL YEAR LONG • French languages classes for adults, teenagers & kids: general, specialized and cultural courses • Summer camps & March break camps • Cultural and social activities: concerts, lectures, movie screenings, exhibitions and a library. Two events per week! • Discover our courses & cultural calendar, register and make course payments online at www.alliance-francaise.ca.
AFT Open House: Saturday, September 8th from 1:30 to 5pm
PLAY BASKETBALL THIS FALL & WINTER WITH THE ETOBICOKE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION House League and Rep Programs for boys and girls ages 5-18
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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Loblaw Great Foods - Upstairs Salon 380 The East Mall
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Keep your child’s lunch peanut-free It's back to school time again! Aside from buying new clothes and school supplies, you may want to consider what to pack for your kids' lunches and snacks - just make sure it's peanut-free! These days it's not uncommon for schools to completely ban peanuts and peanut products. With food allergies affecting approximately six per cent of young children (Health Canada), schools
across Canada are restricting certain food items, including peanuts, pecans, walnuts and cashews. To ensure your kids' lunches are safe to bring to school, start by reading the school's policy on food allergens in the classroom – make sure you know what is, and isn't, allowed. Peanut-free foods are easier to find now than they used to be. Many products now have easy-to-read logos on the front
of packaging and on individually wrapped food and snacks. Avoiding products with nuts or other allergens for your kid's classmates may be a chore at first, but it's a smart and simple step to ensure safety. A peanut-free environment is easy to maintain by looking for clearly marked food packages and making minor changes to your daily meal routine. – newscanada.com
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