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Friday, April 14, 2017

Another chance to try the lunch program for 1 day only!

On Friday April 28th, there will be a special drop-in lunch to sample our Beef or Cheese Ravioli, Caesar Kale Salad, and apples for only $5.00 cash.

After that, we hope that you can’t resist signing up for the hot lunch program. Just think about the time, stress and money you can save! Full details and an order form can be found at fernavenuepublicschool.blogspot.ca. Students interested in signing up for the Drop-In Lunch can see Vera in the office.

Thanks for supporting healthy food, healthy school and a healthy community.
Fern Food Committee

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Earth Week at Fern

The ECO Team has planned some events for Earth Week, April 18th to April 21st.

Please join us in keeping Fern green and encouraging everyone to help out.

Tuesday, Apr. 18th – Boomerang Lunch/Litterless Lunch Day.

All students should be bringing a Boomerang lunch to school if they stay for lunch. Please bring a litterless or boomerang lunch to school today. A boomerang lunch means you take all garbage and compost home with you. A litterless lunch means exactly that, no litter! We also encourage litterless snacks or a reduction of snacks with a lot of packaging. Teachers, please be a role model and do the same! Eco Team members will be in the lunchroom and awarding prizes to students they see participating.

Wednesday, Apr. 19th-ECO Art

The Eco team will cut eco paper into squares and distribute them to classes (one per student). Given how well the student council activity went, with older grades paired with younger grades, we figured we would try this again.
Work with another class, or on your own (we leave this up to you), to decorate each square of paper with an Eco message. You can mount them on a piece of construction paper and hang them in your classrooms. If there are any classes who may need assistance to mount their pieces of art, please let us know, we will be happy to help.

Thursday, Apr. 20th–Bike/Walk/Scooter to School Day.
Please use public transit OR bike, walk or scooter to school today. If you can get to and from school without a car today, then that would be fantastic! If you must drive, please consider carpooling for today. The Eco Team will on the lookout for students and teachers who do any of the above, you may win a prize for your efforts.

Friday, Apr. 21st – EARTH DAY! Dress Your Eco Best!
Dress up as a tree, bird, squirrel, flower or whatever to show that you care about the environment! Or show your spirit by wearing earthy colours/tones, such as green, brown, beige or yellow!

Cleaning the Schoolyard and Sorauren Park.
All classes are encouraged to sign up for a time to clean up our school’s area in the front, the primary and junior/senior yards, or Sorauren Park. Let’s keep our school grounds clean and beautiful! The sign-up sheet will be placed on Vera’s desk for teachers to sign up their classes. The Eco Team will provide gloves and plastic bags.

Thank you for your support,

The Eco Team

Friday, April 7, 2017

Soccer Is Starting....

Junior (Gr 4-6) And Senior Girls ( Gr 7-8) Soccer is starting. Students need to pick up the forms from Mr. Nikolajevic in room 311. Tryouts for juniors begin Monday, for seniors Wednesday. 
For further inquiries or if you would like to help with coaching please e-mail bogdan.nikolajevic@tdsb.on.ca

Bogdan Nikolajevic 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Please support this year’s Spring Fling Fundraiser with a Classroom Basket Donation

You are invited Fern's Biggest Fundraiser and Neighbourhood Party of the Year !!!!!
Mark your calendar and invite your friends......
Saturday, May 6, 2017 8pm
Fantastic local food, Cash Bar, live auction and dance party
St. Casimir’s Church Hall, 156 Roncesvalles Ave.
Tickets only $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Every year each classroom at Fern puts together a Class Basket for the silent auction. Please help support your school by donating items for your class theme basket.

Or...we are happy to shop for you! If you would like to make a monetary donation instead, ($20 suggested), please send it along to your child's teacher. Please make any cheques payable to Fern Avenue PS School Council with the subject "Spring Fling".

Contact your class rep or claassenveronique@gmail.com with any questions or other donations you might have for this great cause.

The deadline for donations is Wednesday, April 19th.

The Spring Fling is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  The money raised supports amazing learning opportunities at Fern such as visiting artists, scientists in the school, playground improvements, clubs, sports and STEM programs.

Thank you so much for your support and see you at the 2017 Spring Fling!

The Month of May has 22 days of school lunches! Can we pack those for you?

If you haven’t already signed up for Fern’s hot and healthy lunch program, you still can. Spend less time rushing around to make lunches and more time with your family. To save even more time, register for the rest of the year right now. Check out the menu on Fern's calendar or click here.

Ready to sign up?

Please fill out, detach and submit the order form with your payment in a sealed envelope. The wall-mounted black secure deposit box is conveniently located outside the Ferncliff Daycare office (room 103).

The deadline for your order is Thursday, April 20th to begin lunch on Monday, May 3rd. No extensions will be given!

Fern Food Committee

Dance-a-Thon...Thank you!


You raised $5500 this past week at Fern's Dance-a-Thon! You contributed and you got involved! For that, we are all so thankful...especially the kids.

The class winner for highest participation was Room #110, Ms. Foster's classroom. They will receive a $300 Scooter Girl gift certificate. It was a VERY close race and we want to acknowledge ALL of the classes who made such an incredible effort, including Room #109 and Room #104 who were not far behind.

A special shout out to "ER" in Room #104 who worked very hard getting pledges. The sheet was filled and raised almost $300!

Thank you all so much for getting involved!!

Fern Fundraising Team

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

STEM Family Fun Night - May 4th, 6-8pm

On May 4th, please join us for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) inspired fun for the whole family! You can find the flyer here!

Monday, April 3, 2017

An Invitation from Howard Park

Come be social and celebrate spring with us!

Date: Saturday April 8th, 2017
Time: 7pm - 11:30pm
Location: Gallery 345 @ 345 Sorauren Ave

Cash bar
Click here for more information.

Graduation Fundraiser: Thursday, April 13/17

Let's hop into spring!!!!

Come join the grade 8 grad committee and support their candy sale.
All proceeds go to grade 8 graduation.
Don't forget to bring your toonies and loonies, look for the chocolate, chips and candy tables outside the primary, junior and senior yards on

Thursday, April 13, 2017,
during AM and PM recess.

Sunday, April 2, 2017


We still have room in the Fern Friends Program Swahili Soccer Clinic on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school.

This is a great opportunity for your child to use up all that extra energy Spring is going to give them
and if your child is also enrolled in a community soccer program, this clinic is a perfect pairing.
Coach Malam focuses on on skills and drills that will create all-star team players
and how to be a "team" player which will help them on any team.

More information can be found here and find the sign up form here. Alternately there are forms available in the office.

Fern Spring Track and Field

Our first track and field meet will be on May 10th this year for both seniors and juniors.

The junior track and field team (grades 4-6) will have practises on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the mornings (8:00am-8:50am), starting on Thursday April 6th, with coaches Sarantos Katsihtis and Katerina Hall at our school’s track.

Our seniors will have track and field try-outs and practices on Mondays and Wednesdays after school between 3:45-4:30pm, starting on Wednesday April 12th. Chris Enticknap, our senior students’ coach will also have a running club for all interested on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, before school.

More information on Fern Track and Field can be found here.

Class of 2017, Fern Grade 8 Graduation!

Parents, Guardians, Family & Friends:

The Fern Avenue P.S. Graduating Class of 2017 cordially invites you to attend their


Where:  Parkdale Collegiate Institute-  209 Jameson Avenue
When:  Monday, June 26, 2017
Time:  4:30-5:30 pm

A chaperoned Student Reception Dinner & Dance will follow the ceremony at Lula Lounge
1585 Dundus Street West (at Brock Avenue) from 6:00-10:00 pm

The cost of the Student Reception is $40.00.  
Please provide payment by May 12, 2017.

Please feel free to call Vera in the main office if you have any further questions.