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Communications > President's Message > President's Message 2017-2018 > President's Message - December 4, '17

President's Message - December 4, '17

We're Moving!

This is a busy week for us at the OPC office as we prepare to move on Friday December 8. As such,our office will be closed this Friday afternoon as we transition to our new office space. If you have an urgent matter, please call and leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. All other calls will be returned on Monday December 11. While we are planning for a smooth transition, we thank you in advance for your patience as we fully settle into our new space. 

Our new office address is

2700-20 Queen St. W.

P.O. Box 7

Toronto, ON.

M5H 3R3

Our phone number and email addresses will remain the same.

And the winner is...

Thank you again to everyone who encouraged their students to submit a logo design for our LeadON20 Forum next April. Congratulations to Sofia, a grade 11 student from John Fraser Secondary School in the Peel DSB, whose logo was selected as our official Forum logo!

 

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During the Forum, we’ll be offering free livestreaming of some of our sessions including Simon Breakspear's keynote address. Click here to register with TeachOntario, our livestream host. To learn more about the conference, click here

Survey for French Teachers
The French as a Second Language/Ontario Labour Market Partnership Project is looking for 1st and 2nd year FSL teachers to participate in a research study. The goal is to find workable solutions to the challenges in satisfying the growing demand province-wide for qualified French language teachers. If you have teachers in your school that meet this criteria, please let them know about the survey, available here until December 22. 

2018 GoodLife Fitness Membership  
We will once again offer a reduced membership to GoodLife Fitness Clubs for 2018, available to Members, Associates, Terms and eligible family members (up to 4). The rate is $455.87 (including HST) for 12 months.

To join or continue your current membership, submit the 2018 registration form along with your payment to the OPC by December 15th, noting our change of address. You must submit a separate form to register family members. After December 15th, you may sign up for pro-rated membership throughout the year. Contact membership@principals.ca or see the discount page on the OPC website for further information.

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