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Prom tickets are now on sale!

If you’re interested in attending the MPC Prom, tickets are on sale starting TODAY downstairs. Welcome to Hollywood will take place on Thursday, June 6th from 6 pm-11 pm at the Liberty Grand. The ticket cost of $85 ($90 for guests) includes appetizers, a three-course meal, dancing, and a keepsake photo booth. Tickets are on sale all week in the MPC foyer.

SOLE Alternative Arts Gala

Join us for the 6th annual SOLE Alternative Art Show, featuring the visual arts, photography, and graphic design of our student artists. Opening night is Thursday, May 23 from 6:30-9:30, and the show will be up in Fresh Paint Studio + Cafe all week.

Principal’s Honours Tea

The Principal’s Honours Tea celebrates SOLE students with outstanding academic achievement, as well as those who  have contributed in positive ways to the school. We’re proud to share the joy of this occasion with students and their families! Congratulations to all of our award recipients!

SOLE Open House

Our Spring Open House invited interested students and parents to see what SOLE has to offer. We opened our doors to allow students and their families to meet the school community, check out course offerings, and tour our classrooms. A huge thanks to our student volunteers who are such fantastic ambassadors for our program!

Considering enrolling at SOLE for September? Visit our Admissions page!

Game Design workshop

Rachel’s Game Design class participated in an exciting workshop led by TVO Kids game developer Andrea Luc and Sia Joushaghani, currently pursuing graduate studies in Game Design at York University. Students collaborated to develop games based on randomized themes, mechanics, environment, and genre. Thanks to Andrea and Sia for sharing your experiences and expertise with us!

SOLE Delegation at the TDSB

Yesterday, a delegation of SOLE teachers, students, and alumni traveled to the TDSB headquarters to give deputations to the Governance and Policy Committee, which is currently reviewing its policy on alternative schools. We spoke about the importance of communities like ours to fostering student wellness, equity, and achievement. Thanks to the trustees and TDSB staff for taking the time to listen to us!

Registration dates for 2019/20 & Open House

Are you interested in attending SOLE for the 2019-20 school year? Here are our upcoming registration dates:

May 2nd – 10 am

May 10th – 1 pm

May 22nd – 10 am

June 6th – 10 am

June 17th – 2:30 pm

June 27th – 10 am

Anyone under 18 must bring their parent or guardian to the registration.

To reserve your spot, email Debbie, our Office Administrator, at Debbie.Andrew-Murphy@tdsb.on.ca. For more information on what to bring, visit our Admissions page.

Want to check out the school first? Join us at our Open House on April 25 from 5-7 pm.

SOLE Student Work at the 2019 Asian Heritage Month Art Exhibitions

Brush paintings by several of our students will be on exhibit as part of the 2019 Asian Heritage Month Art Exhibitions! The pieces will be on display to the public, so check out the amazing work of our artists and other students around the TDSB!

Saturday, April 20 to Thursday, April 25 at the Toronto City Hall Rotunda

Monday, May 13 to Sunday, May 19 at  the Toronto Metro Hall Rotunda

TDSB Budget: Have your say!

As you may know, the recent cutbacks to Ontario’s education budget will have a significant impact on class size and course choices for students. Alternative schools such as ours are particularly vulnerable to these changes. The TDSB is holding consultations on its budget, and is interested in hearing from school communities like ours in order to best support our students. If SOLE has made a difference in your life, now is the time to tell that story!

SOLE students, staff, and parents are invited to speak at the TDSB’s budget consultations on Wednesday, April 24, starting at 4:30 PM. You can choose to attend or present a 5-minute deputation. The consultation is at the TDSB’s headquarters at 5050 Yonge St. (right near North York Centre Station) .

For more information, visit the TDSB’s 2019-20 Budget page. Interested in joining us? Talk to Rachel or Shannon!