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To all the moms rushing from work to make it to pickup on time every day; to all the dads who listen to countless practices at home; to all the grandmas and uncles and siblings and caregivers who encourage and inspire and support our kiddos: wishing you a happy, restful, fun Family Day weekend! πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦πŸ’• #familyiseverything #celebratefamily #happylongweekendToday we’re sending out all our love to our donors, who give so much to support our kids! πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ§‘β€οΈ Not a donor yet?  Visit to join our donor family and #sharethelove 
#valentinesday #philanthropy #goodtogive #dogoodToday we teamed up with our friends at @torontochildrenschorus for an afternoon and evening of community, collaboration - and of course a whole lot of singing! Huge thanks to the staff and directors and especially the kids of TCCIII for making us feel welcome and giving us an opportunity to work on our choral skills! πŸ’•πŸ˜Š #community #seminario #cometogetherWe’re so excited to announce that the Sistema Spirit Gala wil be held on Sunday, April 7 at @thespokeclub . This is our annual party and fundraiser that helps us bring more students into our program! .
This year, the event will be hosted by the magical @fayandfluffy and we’ll have musical performances by the amazing Ruth Mathiang and Nail Brathwaite. .
Tickets are $75 and include food, drink, and entertainment. #linkinbio Hope to see you there!
Thank you to our event sponsor RichardsonGMP and to @moveableprint, @hogtownbrewery, and @georgianbayspiritco for their in-kind support. πŸ™πŸΎKids helping kids: these @babypointgates neighbourhood kiddos have been helping us gather warm winter clothes as part of the @wishandgive and @goldengeckocoffee clothing drive. Thanks for supporting our community! πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’• Drop off kid-sized winter clothes at @goldengeckocoffee  or donate via @wishandgive until Feb. 21 β„οΈπŸ§€πŸ§£ #snowday #bekindalways #kidshelpingkids #stormTOβ€ͺDue to extreme weather conditions as well as TDSB and TCDSB school closures, all Sistema Toronto classes are cancelled today. Stay safe everyone! πŸŒ¬β„οΈ #ONStorm #snowday ‬#Responsibility involves making decisions, being trusted, and learning to take credit for your actions. We love to see Sistema kiddos stepping up as responsible citizens! πŸ₯°
#socialeducation #responsibility #accountability #janefinch #toronto #kidTO #leadership #dogood #communityovercompetition #elsistema #waytogoFebruary is #responsibility month! When it comes to helping, we’re asking our students:

Do you help others around you? 
Do the same few students always help? 
Are you aware of who is helping? 
How can our class contribute more as a whole to show responsibility within Sistema?

Thanks to #superhelper Zoe at #SistemaScarborough for organizing and handing out our music folders today! 
#socialcurriculum #learnbydoing #experientiallearningAfter weeks of indoor recess, frigid temperature, soggy socks, and dreary skies we know that patience can run short and tempers can rise. Sending peace, empathy and kind thoughts to our Sistema community - teachers, staff, students and parents - on this snowy Friday. This winter is tough, let’s get through it together! #strongertogether #bekindalways #winterbluesThis is Joyce from #SistemaScarborough! She’s been having a great year developing #confidence, #leadership and #responsibility. You can read more about Joyce in our latest newsletter! πŸŒŸπŸŽΆπŸ—ž#elsistema #experientiallearning #waytogoOur friends at @td_canada have been supporters of Sistema Toronto since 2012! Their support has been huge for us and is part of the reason we’re seeing such amazing progress in our students. Thank you, TD! πŸ’š #GratitudeWednesdayA round of applause for our friend Michael, a violinist at #sistemayorkwoods. He wants to improve his speed and accuracy in sight reading so this week asked his teacher for extra ideas on how he could get better. That’s some amazing #selfadvocacy and #determination in action - way to go Michael! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ’•Lily and Penny, sisters from #SistemaParkdale, had a great time seeing @canadianopera β€˜s production of Cosi fan Tutte this weekend. We’re so grateful for COC and our other community partners for providing our students with opportunities like this. #thankyouOur amazing friends at @wishandgive and @goldengeckocoffee are teaming up to collect warm winter clothing for our kiddos!  Drop off takes place Feb. 1-14 at Golden Gecko Coffee Shop. They’re collecting new or gently used outdoor winter coats, snow pants, hats, mitts, scarves and boots for kids aged 6-12 🌬🧀🧣πŸ₯°We had an amazing time this week meeting with friends and colleagues and hearing about the incredible working being done in the #elsistema community at the @elsistemausa National Symposium. Thank you for having us, El Sistema USA πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’•πŸ˜Š#professionaldevelopment #stopthinkconnect#ProblemSolving at work! Veronica and Deven from #SistemaYorkwoods needed to write on the board but didn’t like chalky hands, so they invented a handy new tool! We’ve had so much fun working together to develop our problem solving skills and strategies. February is all about #responsibility and we can’t wait to share our adventures with you! πŸ€—#socialdevelopment #experientiallearning #fun
275 students in
3 priority neighbourhoods
receive 10 hours per week of instruction
every week for 37 weeks.
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