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Happy Winter Solstice!

Posted by Emily on December 23, 2015

ALPHA kids performed at the Kensington Market Winter Solstice Parade on Monday, December 21!

Thanks to ALPHA grads Luna & Allegra, and grad parent, Jennielea, for making it all happen. More photos here.

Admissions Open Houses

Posted by Emily on December 8, 2015

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ALPHA is the oldest elementary alternative school in Toronto.

We are also Ontario’s only public democratic free school.

To learn more about our school and place your child’s name on the waiting list,
please attend one of our ALPHA Admissions Open Houses:

Wednesday, January 27 OR Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time: 6-8pm
Address: 20 Brant Street (Spadina Ave & King St W)

An affordable vegan dinner will be available for purchase.

ALPHA has an equity-seeking mandate and encourages applications from families that represent the full diversity of communities in Toronto, including families marginalized by ability, class, gender or gender non-conforming identities, race, Aboriginal heritage, and sexual orientation.

http://alphaschool.ca/admissions

 

Join us at the ALPHA BAZAAR on DECEMBER 5!

Posted by Emily on November 13, 2015

 

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Mark your calendars!  The 2015 ALPHA BAZAAR will take place from 11:30 to 3 on December 5th at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields, 103 Bellevue Ave.

New this year: a raffle for amazing gift baskets! You can get your raffle tickets ahead of time (ask any parent!) or buy them at the Bazaar – 1 ticket for $3, 4 tickets for $10 and 10 tickets for $20. Raffle will take place at the bazaar at 3pm. Stay tuned for more details about what’s in these mystery baskets!

Also new this year: a holiday craft fair featuring local artists!

 

 

 

 

2nd Annual Bike to School Day

Posted by Emily on May 28, 2015

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We’re featured in the Dandyhorse magazine blog this week for taking part in Bike to School Day!

Democracy is Living in Community: Talking with ALPHA Teachers

Posted by Emily on April 6, 2015

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ALPHA graduate Ariel Fielding sat down for a chat with school staff past and present: retired teachers Sue Hess and Karen Light, current teachers Emily Chan and Steve Cooper, and school coordinator and historian Deb O’Rourke. Click here for the interview.

Ariel also interviewed a group of ALPHA grads for our 40th anniversary, as well as teachers from several alternative schools in Toronto. She collaborated with another grad, Michael Barker, the photographer for the initiative.  Thanks to Ariel & Michael for this documentary project!

Half-Time Staff Opening at ALPHA Elementary School

Posted by Rob on January 29, 2015

ALPHA is the oldest alternative elementary school in Toronto.
We are also Ontario’s only public democratic free school.

Interested teachers are invited to attend an Information Night:
Wednesday Feb 18th, from 6-8pm
20 Brant Street (near King and Spadina)

This is a chance to meet current teachers, students and parents, to ask questions and learn more about the school prior to the interview process. This is also our Admissions Information night where prospective families come to learn about the school.

An affordable vegan dinner will be available for purchase. We look forward to seeing you on February 18th!

Please RSVP by calling the school at 416-393-1880.
For more information, see: alphaschool.ca/about/

[Applicants must be current TDSB contract teachers or on the TDSB eligible to hire list. The position will be posted in the TDSB transfer rounds this Spring.]

Interested in enrolling your child at ALPHA?

Posted by Emily on January 12, 2015

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ALPHA is the oldest elementary alternative school in Toronto.

We are also Ontario’s only public democratic free school.

To learn more about our school and place your child’s name on the waiting list,
please attend one of our ALPHA Admissions Open Houses:

Dates: Thursday, January 22, 2014 OR Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Time: 6-8pm
Address: 20 Brant Street (Spadina Ave & King St W)

An affordable vegan dinner will be available for purchase.

ALPHA has an equity-seeking mandate and encourages applications from families that represent the full diversity of communities in Toronto, including families marginalized by ability, class, gender or gender non-conforming identities, race, Aboriginal heritage, and sexual orientation.

http://alphaschool.ca/admissions

 

Crafts! Cafe! Treasures! Deals! All at the Bazaar this Saturday!!

Posted by Emily on November 13, 2014

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There are many reasons to come to the Bazaar this Saturday, November 15 -the cafe, deals, treasures and kid-made crafts!

Come pick up a handmade gift for everyone on your list!

ALPHA T-Shirts & Tea Towels
“Santa’s Rush” Hot Chocolate Mix
Felted Soaps
Grow-your-own Narcissus Flowers Kit
Santa’s Kiss decorations
Handmade cards for every occasion
Seasons Jars
Artful pottery & candle holders
Soup-in-a-Jar
Original artwork screenprinted on Tea Towels
Handmade buttons
Felted decorations
Mystery Bags

and of course…Make-your-own button with our famous button maker!

Saturday, November 15th, 11am-4pm at Trinity St. Paul’s Church (272 Bloor St. West)

BAZAAR! Saturday, November 15, 2014

Posted by Emily on October 27, 2014
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The ALPHA BAZAAR, our time-honoured tradition of fundraising through recycling and re-using,
is coming up on Saturday, November 15th, 11am-4pm at Trinity St. Paul’s Church (272 Bloor St. West).
Come meet lots of the families, both past and present, have an amazing meal from the Cafe, and pick up some great deals. You don’t want to miss it – the more, the merrier!

INDIEKIDZ! Fundraiser – Sunday May 4, 1-4pm, Tranzac Club

Posted by Emily on May 1, 2014

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INDIEKIDZ!, ALPHA’s annual spring fundraiser is on Sunday, May 4 from 1-4pm
at the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave).Our incredible Silent Auction includes these items up for bid:

  • Hotel stay or dinner for two at The Grand Hotel & Suites
  • A pair of Blue Jay Tickets
  • Gift certificates to bakeries and cafes all around town
  • A trove of gift certificates and treasures from Kensington Market, including shops such as Bungalow, Caplanksy’s, Sanigan’s, Wanda’s Pie in the Sky
  • Yoga & Dance classes
  • $100.00 Gift Certificate from Ziliotto, clothing designed & manufactured in Toronto
  • AGO Passes
  • Artfully Silk-screened T-shirts
  • Skateboard from OASIS Skateboard Factory
  • Gift Baskets featuring art supplies, cookware, gourmet
  • Original fine art paintings, interior decor and furniture
  • Art Baskets, featuring Make-Your-Own Original Art kits by Faber Castell

Spread the word far and wide. Good friends help to make good bids!

Of course, we will also have rockin’ kids’ talent on-stage and lovely sweet treats to snack on.

There’s lots of reasons to meet up with friends at INDIEKIDZ!

Many Thanks!