Monday, June 22, 2009

Thorncliffe school gets 12 million!

On Friday our MPP (and education minister) Kathleen Wynne sent a note home with all the kids at Thorncliffe school announcing that the school would be receiving 12 million dollars!

The letter reads: "The Toronto District School Board will receive 12 million to address accommodation issues at Thorncliffe Park Public School. This money will help get students out of portables and into a permanent building"

Exciting stuff. Having 20 portables in the field this year was not ideal. Still, I'm wondering what space there is left on the property and what other cool stuff 12 mil can buy! That's a serious chunk of change considering Thorncliffes community center (Jenner Jean-Marie) is being completely renovated and doubled in size for 4 million. Hopefully Kathleen has more details soon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Parenting 101 v18 - Freezer light

When I am confronted with a difficult parenting situation, I'll put the issue out there to plumb the depths of the vast parenting knowledge of my beloved readers....Here is our seventeenth edition of Parenting 101.
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Today Sylas was looking for a snack in the fridge when he asked:

"Dad, why doesn't the freezer have a light like the fridge does?"

Well son...um...uh...anyone know the reason?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009