West Campus Branch Team

The Parents’ Association West (PAW) Team 2018-2019


Back Row: Ida Keenan (PAW Secretary), Paul Winsor (PAW Pizza Rep), Ellie Medarev (PAW Treasurer), Rumina Ratansi (PAW Coordinator and Branch Representative), Claire Ogden (PAW Class Parent Coordinator)

Front Row: Marwa Shalaby (PAW Executive Representative), Nupur Kotecha (PAW Major Events Coordinator)

Welcome to the TFS Parents’ Association - West Campus (the PAW)

Who We Are

We are a branch of the TFS Parents’ Association (PA) devoted to West Campus parents and students.

As a TFS parent of the West Campus, you are automatically a member of the PAW! Our collective mission is to build a strong community and to enhance the learning experience of our children. The PAW is managed by an enthusiastic team of parent volunteers, the PAW Team (see the photo above) who:

  • organize and coordinate events and initiatives that greatly support and benefit the West Campus; and

  • ensure our campus is well represented at the TFS Executive Parent Association meetings held each month at our downtown campus.

The PAW raises funds in order to sponsor various school/classroom activities and work with our partners in campus administration to procure school resources that have a positive and immediate impact on our children.

For more information on what the PA does more generally, we encourage you to explore the About section of the website.

Our “West Campus” Initiatives

At the West Campus most of our funds are raised by the ever-popular Friday Pizza Lunch where our students (JK-Grade 7) and teachers come together to enjoy a hearty lunch including a variety of pizza selections, colourful veggies and nut-free dessert.  Each week, Pizza Lunch is hosted by a different grade, giving parents an opportunity to volunteer to help out and get to know the rest of the TFS West family.

In order to run these key programs along with a number of other initiatives, we need a dedicated group of parent volunteers.

So… It’s Time to Be a Volunteer

Giving the gift of time is a great way to set an example for our children.  When they see their parents and grandparents volunteer at school it gives them a sense of pride and definitely puts smiles on their faces!

Interested in volunteering? Send us an email at pa.west.volunteers@tfs.ca

Here are some of the areas in which we could use YOUR help:

  • Valentine Bake Sale Coordinator

  • Movie Night Coordinator

  • Annual Fun Fair & BBQ Volunteers

  • Google drive Expert to help us stay organized

How have we made a difference?

Musical Instruments
Athletics Tents
Souvenir Booklets
Library Books
Used Uniform Sale
Great Book (Re)Sale
Pizza Lunch Every Friday
International Potluck
BBQ & Fun Fair

Comments, Ideas, Questions?

We would love to hear from you either in person (at pick-up/drop-off or at one of our PAW meetings) or by email. You can reach us anytime at pa.west.reps@tfs.ca

CLASS FUND CONTRIBUTION: Teachers’ Gifts and Class Events

Class funds collected via the online consent forms are dispersed by the branch teams working hand in hand with Class Representatives  for teacher's gifts and class event expenses.  Participation is optional, but very much appreciated.

Throughout the school year, a number of class activities are planned to mark special occasions or events. With the guidelines from the class teacher, Class Representatives will be asked to purchase, on behalf of class parents, food, beverages, decorations and  other items for these activities.

 In addition, the Winter Break and End-of-school year marks a time that many families at TFS choose to thank their children’s teachers and assistants with  a  gift.  Traditionally, these gifts represent a token of appreciation for the efforts of these valued staff members. In order to facilitate this generous practice, Class Representatives, propose the giving of a collective gift that will be divided between the class teacher and the specialist teachers, whose efforts help our children. 

Interested in learning more, please contact Rumina Ratansi - West Campus Branch Coordinator.

class representatives

GRADE 7 - Jean Beckberger and Deepika Ganeshan

GRADE 6 - Eleonore Garrigues and Prescilla Magne

GRADE 5 - Nicole Kemp

GRADE 4 - Maude Michel

GRADE 3 - Ida Keenan

GRADE 2 - Nitin Vericherla and Tamara Vericherla

GRADE 1 - Anna Winsor

SKA - Gosia Piastka

SKB - Kristen Bechara

JKA - Jessica Sachdeva

JKB - Jane Gulian Moiroux and Nasim Assadian

PK - Urzula Brock