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Welcome to Donview Online, the web home of Donview Middle Health and Wellness Academy. This website has been designed for students, parents, caregivers, staff, and anyone else who is interested in all the things happening at our school. We hope you find the site easy to navigate, and the information up-to-date.

Parent Council Workshop - 6:30 PM, Monday November 19th, 2018

DONVIEW PARENTS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A WORKSHOP ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM AT OUR NOVEMBER PARENT COUNCIL MEETING. This meeting is taking place on Monday November 19th, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Come learn more about the Donview Tech Team and find out how to help your child use Google Classroom at home. Space is limited, we encourage parents to pre-register. You can bring your own device or use one of the computers at the school. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the workshop (parents will need their child's log in information to access Google Classroom), but if your child cannot attend we will try to accommodate you with one of our student volunteers from the Donview tech team. Special thanks to Mr. Hann for hosting this workshop! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please email donviewmsparents @ gmail.com.

Book Fair

Support our school library! The Book Fair has arrived, and will be taking place in the Donview library all week November 19-22. Classes will be brought in on a scheduled basis, but students may also have a look and make purchases after school if they wish. Thanks Ms. Mohamed and her team of library helpers for putting this together!

Parent Teacher Interviews - November 15th & 16th

Thank you to all parents and students who met with teachers on Thursday and Friday. It was a bit challenging due to the messy weather, and we appreciate your effort in making it out. If you did miss an interview, or were unable to schedule an appointment, please contact the office to make alternative arrangements (416-395-2330) or contact the teacher directly via email. Teachers are happy to conduct phone interviews with you over the next several weeks as needed.

Remembrance Day 2018

Staff and students held a solemn Remembrance Day service on Friday November 9th. Special thanks to all the students who participated! Over 75 students played in the band, sang in the choir, did readings, or assisted with the technical aspects of the show. Thanks also to Ms. Vaughan for taking charge of the music, Ms. Pang for organizing the speakers and MC's, and Mr. Hann for running the tech as always! Speaking of tech, we Live-Streamed our service the internet for the first time! We are excited to have taken this step. If you'd like to look at our work, check out this link. You can also see it on the DonviewMS YouTube page if that's not working.

Staff Changes

We have a number of changes this year, including the previously unannounced retirement of our long-time french Teacher Mr. Ongoiba. Thank you sir for your 28 incredible years of service here at Donview! Ms. Belizaire is also leaving us this year for a centrally assigned position. Hopefully we will see you again in your travels around the board! Best wishes also to Ms. Li and Mr. Kennedy who have moved to new schools. With their departure, we welcome Ms. Dualeh, Mr. Libaque, and Ms. Duarte to the Donview staff.

With the retirement of Mr. Karpenko, we are happy to welcome Ms. Vaughn as our new music teacher. Ms. Niranjan has extended her parental leave and Mr. Alegria will be taking over her class. In other changes, returning from leave is Ms. Meszesan, and replacing Ms. Aldcorn in the front office every morning is Ms. Xenophontos.

It is with sadness that we have to say goodbye to our longtime Vice-Principal, Mr. Vohra! He will be transferring to Woodbine MS as of September. We will miss his humour and his kindness! Mr. Vohra's time at Donview represents the second longest term for a Vice Principal in our history, having been with us for NINE years! The only VP who has served here longer was Mr. J. G. Bilson, who was Vice Principal for 11 years, from 1971 to 1982. You can read more in the TDSB's official transition memo. Thanks Mr. Vohra!

In related news, we are excited to welcome Ms. Helena Syptak, who is coming to us as a new VP after being promoted from her teaching role at Ancaster Public School. We look forward to introducing her personally to the school community in September, but for now you can read about her in the TDSB's official transition memo.

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We have posted our letter from Mr. Ehrlich sent home on the first day of school. Please also see the two recent board communique's (Mr. Vohra, Ms. Syptak) regarding Vice Principal Transition.

Reminders for Drivers

Please remember that our parking lot is for staff and Board delivery vehicles. Although there is a turn around area, students can easily walk a few metres even on cold days and need not be driven right up to the parking lot door, which is actually off limits to students.

We also ask that you show respect for our neigbours on Evermede by not making U-turns and by not using driveways to turn around. Please just stop, drop off or pick up your child, and continue on in the same direction.

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Updated November 16, 2018