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Dear Parents,

Please note the final immunization clinic for the students who missed the immunization clinic due to track and field will be on Thursday, May 29th at 1:00 PM in the auditorium.

Should you have any further questions please call Vera in the main office.

Jump Rope For Heart: Kick Off Event

This Friday, May 18th we are officially launching our Jump Rope for Heart, and Hoops/Games for Heart events for our school with an assembly for our primary, and junior students.

The assemblies (Primary 12:55-1:25, Junior 1:30-2:05) are to inform our students of the importance of being physically active and how fundraising for the Heart and Stroke foundation helps our society. Our presenter at the assembly will be sharing stories on how children’s lives and health were greatly improved with the Heart and Stroke foundation’s help. Finally the modeling of the prizes at the assembly is to help kick-off the event with increased excitement.

The actual events of Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops/Games for Heart will take place on Tuesday June 5th. The Primary/Juniors will be jumping rope in the morning (10:25am-11:30am) and the seniors will participate with hoops/games in the afternoon (2:20pm-3:30pm). There are a series of physical activities that the primaries and kindergarten classes will h…

Want a quick and dirty way to lend a hand at Fern? Join us in the school garden every Friday in May!

Parents please join us in beautifying our school gardens! We need your help with maintenance of our school native plant garden. The Eco Team will be in the garden every Friday in May from 11 am to 1 pm (unless it’s raining).

Please contact with any questions or if you would like to be involved in planning any student activities in the garden. If these hours don’t work with your schedule and you still want to be involved in some capacity, please let us know and we can set something up.

Over the last few weeks, the Eco Team students and 5 classes made up of kindergartens, grade one and grade two children have helped clean up our garden and prepare a small planter for some of the grade one students to plant vegetables in. Everyone had a lot of fun getting up close and personal with the worms and snails living in the soil, and learning about gardening activities. Thanks to all the students, teachers and parent volunteers who contributed their time and energy!


"Screenagers" Screening Reminder

On behalf of Chair Robin Pilkey, please refer to the poster regarding the up-coming joint Ward 2, 3 & 7 special screening of “Screenagers” – Growing up in the Digital Age.

The movie is Free and will be screened on Thursday May 17th at 7:00pm in the (Auditorium) at John English JMS (95 Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke).

FERNAPALOOZA Classroom Basket Item Donations

Hello Wonderful Fern Parents!

Just a friendly reminder that Monday, May 14 is the last day to donate items or make a monetary donation to your child’s classroom basket for FERNAPALOOZA.

What is a classroom basket you say? This is a collection of items from each class which will be placed into a fancy looking bundle and will be auctioned off at FERNAPALOOZA.

Don’t have time to shop for a class basket you say? No problem! If you make a monetary donation [suggested donation $20] we will go shopping for you! If you have any questions about class baskets feel free to ask your child’s teacher, Vera in the main office or your parent class rep – they have all the info you need 😊 You can also send your questions to

FERNAPALOOZA is the parent party of the year. This year’s party will be happening on Saturday May 26 starting at 8pm at St. Casimir’s Church on Roncesvalles. All funds raised for FERNAPALOOZA will go toward the revitalization of the school’s playgr…

Grade 8 Grad Bakesale

Let's hop into Spring!

Come join the Grade 8 Grad Committee and support their Bake Sale.

All proceeds go to Grade 8 Graduation.

Don't forget to look for the healthy treats and snack tables outside of the Primary, Junior and Senior yards on:
Wednesday June 6th, during morning and afternoon recess.

Upcoming French Review

The first of five parent and community member consultations took place on May 1st at Danforth CI. It was well attended and the group provided great information for the review.

We encourage parents and guardians to visit the French Review website at to complete the online Parent survey. The French Review banner is found on both internal and external TDSB websites.

For your reference, click on the link to the slide deck that will be presented at each consultation meeting.

Upcoming dates are as follows:
Tuesday, May 15: Birchmount Park CI (3663 Danforth Avenue )

Thursday, May 17: Northview Heights SS (550 Finch Avenue W)

Thursday, May 24: Advisory Committees Consultation
(5050 Yonge Street - Committee Room A)

Wednesday, May 30: John Polanyi CI (640 Lawrence Avenue W)

Thank you,
Manon J. Gardner
Executive Superintendent
Teaching & Learning, Alternative and International Education
Toronto District School Board

Fern Track and Field Dates

The dates for the upcoming Track and Field Meets can be found here.

As a reminder:
-South Conference meet –Thursday May 10th@ Birchmount Park Stadium
-South Conference Championships– Thursday June 7th @ Birchmount Park Stadium
-City Championships – Tuesday, June 12th – Birchmount Park Stadium

The schedule for the South Track and Field Meet at Birchmount Stadium (May 10) can be found here.

Thank you!

School Yard Ticket Blitz!

On Wednesday, May 9 between 8am-9am, we will be selling 50 x $20.

Look for the balloons...

See you there!

Fernapalooza Organizing Committee

Ward 7 Minutes - April 17, 2018

Please click on links for the following:

Ward minutes from our last meeting on April 17.

Election Activities and Use of Board Resources

Planning Presentation from April 17, 2018.

Our next meeting is on May 31, 7-9PM at Western Tech.

Support the Environment and the Fern Eco Team

The Fern Eco Team will be selling Fern water bottles at the Spring Concert at Parkdale Collegiate, the evening of Wednesday, May 9th.

The metallic lime green 17 oz, stainless steel water bottles with a plastic twist-off top and a carabiner has the Fern Falcon’s logo on it, and will be sold for only $10. What an incredible deal! The bottles are also BPA free and FDA compliant.

Please help the Fern Eco Team help the environment by buying a reusable, refillable and environmentally-friendly water bottle, which looks great with the official Fern Falcons logo!

Proceeds will go towards a local environmental organization or charity, Fern’s playground revitalization, and our Eco Club.

Thank you for your support!

The Fern Eco Team

Our Fern Spring Concert is Coming Soon!

Date: Wednesday May 9, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm (doors open at 6pm)
Place: Parkdale CI, 209 Jameson Ave, just south of Queen St. West

We’ll have performances by the junior ukulele classes, dance classes, senior and junior band and strings, from Grade 3/4 to 6/7. (Students will stay in the auditorium for the whole performance).

There will be a dress rehearsal on Tuesday, May 8, (12:40 to 3:30) at Parkdale CI.

Fern Open House - Tuesday May 22, 2018

Fern Avenue Public SchoolOPEN HOUSETuesday May 22, 2018
9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 AM 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30 PM
Fern is inviting prospective new students and families of 
Grade 4 Extended FrenchGrade 7 (Feeder Schools)SK French ImmersionGrade 1-8 New to Fern Please come at one of the specified times.
PARKING: No parking in the school's lot.  Parking is available along Fern Ave. and Wright Ave.

Fun Fair Donations Needed

A call out to all Fern Families: Spring Cleaning Mission/ Recycling ♻️

Last year the prize table at the Fun Fair was a huge success! Many families donated their pre-loved stuffies to this cause.

This year we are asking families to donate any stuffies, toys, or quality children’s books (will not accept adult books) in good or excellent used condition to our prize table.

We are asking that you drop these items off the morning of the fun fair. Please note, if donating stuffies they need to be freshly washed.

If you have any questions contact Jill MacNaughton at

Fern Avenue Spring Concert: May 9, 2018

Please join us for the Fern Ave. Spring Concert

When: Wednesday, May 9th at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00pm)

Where: Parkdale C.I. 209 Jameson Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 2Y3, just south of Queen St. West

Featuring: String Ensembles, Junior and Senior Band, as well as Dance Performances and Ukulele Ensembles by classes from Grade 3/4 to 6/7.
See you there!

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