Torch - Spring 2017

Community News

Havergal Highlights



You Are a Havergal Ambassador As a member of the Havergal community, you are invaluable to the admission process by letting your network (your neighbours, colleagues and friends) know about Havergal College and our wonderful educational program and welcoming community. We rely on you to be ambassadors for our school here in Toronto and beyond. If you know of a family whose daughter would make a great addition to our community, please invite them to contact the Admission Office at 416.483.4726 or . Get Involved—Volunteer with the HCPA! The Havergal College Parent Association (HCPA) is looking for parent volunteers to assist with ongoing positions and special events at the school for 2017–18. Becoming a volunteer is a great way to connect with other parents, gain a better understanding of the school, be a role model for your daughter and make lifelong friendships. Share in your daughter’s success and give what you can in time and talent as a volunteer. You can learn more about opportunities at volunteer or on the Parent Portal ( ). Volunteer for a single event or throughout the year—there are positions that work with every schedule. For more information, contact the HCPA at .

Workshop for Educators 2017 HCPD Summer Course for Teachers

Principles and Practicalities: Formative Assessment, Descriptive Feedback and Summative Judgment Thursday, August 24 • 9 am to 3 pm Havergal College Presenter: Rick Wormeli Attention teachers: Join us for a thought-provoking workshop in which we identify fundamental elements of formative assessment and contrast them with elements of summative judgment. Teacher, author and education leader Rick Wormeli will emphasize how clear and consistent evidence over time and the use of effective rubrics can help teachers figure out: • what’s important to teach; • how to give descriptive feedback; • why it is important to correlate assessments to objectives; • how to apply dozens of formative assessment techniques; and • how to design effective rubrics that identify what is most important. Don’t miss this insightful workshop to enhance your assessment practice. Visit to learn more and to sign up for this professional development opportunity.

HCPD Havergal Centre for Professional Development

Celebration Saturday 2017—Save the Date! Saturday, September 23 • 9 am to 1 pm Members of the Havergal community are invited to join us for Celebration Saturday. Proceeds from the event go to support our community partnerships. Celebration Saturday includes bouncy castles, art activities, music, dancing, food trucks, cookie decorating, a book drive, silent and live auctions, the Old Girls Beer Tent and many more exciting opportunities. We hope to see you there!

Members of the 2016–17 HCPA.

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