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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TDSB Earth Hour

TDSB schools will be participating in TDSB Earth Hour this upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Fern will be doing its part by turning off all lights and fans from 2-3 pm on Friday. Fern's caretaking staff will help to reduce the use of electricity over the weekend by turning off all outside lights and fans, and the boiler. Thank you to Mr. Bataga, our chief caretaker, and his staff for their participation in this event.

All staff (office, teaching, support and daycare staff) will turn off all classroom lights, computers and other equipment on Friday from 2-3 pm.

We encourage students and their families to do their part by participating at home as well. The Global Earth Hour is 8:30 to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25th.

Thank you for your participation and support!

The Eco Team

March 30 Dance-a-Thon!


This year’s Dance-A-Thon is special because we are raising money specifically for the benefit of our children’s physical well-being. All money raised will be used by School Council to support the purchase of sports equipment, playground items, and/or other items to enhance student’s health and participation in physical activity.

Please go to donatetofern.com to submit pledges and make a payment (tax receipt with donations over $25). Kids can gather pledges from family members, neighbours, local businesses etc. The class with the highest rate of participation will win a gift certificate at Scooter Girl to use for their classroom!

Dance performances and inspiration by Broadway Arts Centre. Sound by alienInFlux Sound System. Music by DJ T Dot.  Find the flyer here.

Thank you so much for your support!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fern Spring Athletic & Sport Clubs

Click here for information on Fern's spring 2017 athletic and sport clubs.  

Free The Children Update

Fern's Free the Children club has been busy supporting many causes including raising money to build a schoolhouse in Kenya.   Click here for details on all of the activities since January 2017.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Fern Summer School 2017

Dear parents and guardians,

I am pleased to announce that this summer from July 5-18, Fern will be hosting a full-day Summer School in both French and English for students finishing grade 2-8 this June. The focus will be on mathematical literacy, and during the day activities will be integrated with the Arts, Phys-Ed and will also include STEAM activities. Please see the attached flyer. If you are interested in your child attending please fill out the attached application in full. You will need to speak to your child's teacher as there is some additional administrative work to be completed by the school. Have a restful and enjoyable March break.

Sincerely,

Principal Szonyi

Friday, March 10, 2017

Spring Term Fern Friends Programs

Fern Friends Program registration starts Tuesday March 21st

The Art Garden   10 week    $ 160.00
Cubs Creative Arts Gr. 1-3 Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:45  April 4th - June 6th
Foxes Creative Arts Gr. 3-6 Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:45 April 5th - June 7th 
With Artsist Educator Taya Kozak

SWAHILI Soccer Club   10 week    $ 110.00
Primary Soccer Gr. 1-3  Wednesdays 3:30 - 4:45  April 5th - June 7th  inside/outside
Junior Soccer Gr. 3-6    Thursdays 3:30 - 4:45 April 6th - June 8th  inside/outside
With Professional Coach Malam Mbarak

Sign up sheets will be sent home on Monday March 20th and posted to the Fern blog.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sorauren Park 2017 Season

It is that time of year again: Sorauren Park Sports Soccer & Baseball programs.  I hope to see you back as a Coach for the 2017 season.  As you know, it is a fun & challenging experience being a coach. It is also a great way to meet neighbours and be involved in our fantastic neighbourhood.

Registration began Wednesday March 08.  Below are the program details. Remember to have your Family number & the Client number for “each” of the participants that will be registered. If you do not get into the preferred program PLEASE register and you will be placed on the wait-list.  Most if not all of the participants that are registered & placed on the wait-list will be placed on a team.

Thank you for your consideration to be a Coach for the 2017 Sorauren Park Season.

With thanks,

Liz Leason
Volunteer Convenor
Sorauren Park Sports Association
416-697-5902

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 8th Showcase: Stories that Move

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Just a gentle reminder of tomorrow evenings performance showcasing students in rooms 104 lower, 108, 215, 202 and 201.
The second spring concert will take place in late May with students from other classes showcasing their amazing talents.
Please see note below from Ms. Cox.
Thank you,
Vera
 
 
 
March 8th Showcase: Stories that Move: Integrating Literacy and Dance/Drama

 

Performing classes will be: Ngai, Chiang, Kertesz, Hall and Sy.

 

Start time: 6pm Students are to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45pm

 

The concert should be about 45 minutes. 

 

Look forward to seeing you there!

Ms. Cox

Monday, March 6, 2017

Parents as Partners Conference 2017

The Parents as Partners Conference 2017 is on Saturday, 1 April and all parents are welcome!

Please see the flyer for information about this valuable opportunity.

This free conference – planned by parents, for parents – includes a variety of workshops (transitions, planning, special education, mental health and well-being, literacy and more!) and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home.

Transportation, childcare, food and translators are all provided. Registration opens mid-February.

Registration is open until 20 March 2017. www.parentsaspartners.ca

Getting tired of sandwiches? Try the lunch program for one day only!

On Friday, March 24th, there will be a special drop-in lunch to sample our tasty cod fish nuggets or falafels, with baked potato wedges and broccoli spears. This is a student favourite, for only $5 cash. After that, we hope that you won't be able to resist signing up for the hot lunch program.

Just think about the time, stress and money you can save! Interested students should see Vera in the office to pay in advance and place their name on a list. They can also pay day of in the cafeteria.

Drop in lunches will also be offered on
Friday, April 28th and Friday, May 12th!

Families who wish to close out the school year with healthy, yummy lunches for their children may do so by submitting their lunch orders by Monday, March 20th.

Full details and an order form can be found here. The Lunch Menu can also be found on the Fern website at fernavenuepublicschool.blogspot.ca.

Thanks for supporting healthy food, a healthy school and a healthy community.

Fern Food Committee
fernlunchprogram@gmail.com

March FSLAC Newsletter

Hello all,

Please click here for the March 2017 French as a Second Language Advisory Committee (FSLAC) newsletter. As you may know, I am the trustee rep to this advisory Committee.

Parents can also sign up to receive directly.

Thanks.
Trustee Robin Pilkey
Ward 7