Fundraiser to Support Children’s Education in Burkina Faso

Please come support “Refuge Enfants Pour Tous” a charity that helps children with educational needs in Burkina Faso. Mme Brigitte Roussel is part of this organization and would love your support to join in this great event on November 4th!  It will be a fun evening of entertainment and excellent company!
Hope you can make it, please see details below.


Book Fair All Week in the Library!

Book Fair is happening for both schools until Friday of this week! 

A couple things to note:
1) Children have (will) visit(ed) to browse books with their classes. If they’ve been and found something of interest they will have a wish list to show parents/guardians with the title and cost written on it.
2) If you agree with the wish list and would like your child to purchase it you can send them to school with the money anytime this week.
3)  Please send your child to school with money at your own discretion and make it clear to them WHAT they can buy and how they should spend that money. In the past we’ve had children buying things for their classmates when that wasn’t the intention of the parents…please speak to your child beforehand if you’ve got rules about spending.
4) On Wednesday morning at 8:15 a.m. parents are invited for coffee and snacks to browse the sale with or without children . This might be a nice opportunity to get some holiday purchases in a bit early!

Don’t forget that tomorrow is pizza day as well! 

Grade 4/5 Choir Presenting at the ROM on Sunday!


Bill Burns | The Great Goat Milking and Honey Rendering

Bill Burns presents a goat milking and honey rendering performance Sunday Oct. 30 at the Royal Ontario Museum Bloor St. Plaza. Performance times are 1PM and 3PM.

There will be goat milking, honey rendering and the mixing of the milk and honey, as well as a brief introduction to the Dogs and Boat and Airplanes Choir. The choir will feature students from Lord Lansdowne Public School and da Vinci Alternative Public School in Toronto.

Artistic Director: Bill Burns, Choral Director: Alan Gasser, Librettist: Krys Verrall, Associate Producer: Carrie Perreault.

We thank the Royal Ontario Museum, River’s Edge Goat Dairy, the Toronto Beekeepers Collective and the Toronto Arts Council for funding this project.

You can get more info here: 

Terry Fox Fun Run Photos

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped plan today’s Terry Fox Fun Run. Despite the rain everyone had a wonderful time and no one melted!🙂

Bon weekend to all!

Here are some photos from the day:



Enjoy Bookbash at Harbourfront this Saturday!

Bookbash: Canadian Children’s Literature Festival , sponsored by TPL, is at Habourfront from from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. It is a celebration of children’s literacy and the joy of reading and features storytelling, music, writing and illustrating workshops and demos, tech fun, puppet shows, theatre, magic, and author signings.

Authors include:   Joel A Sutherland, JonArno Lawson, Ruth Ohi and Kenneth Oppel. The Ben McNally Bookstore at Habourfront Centre will host author signings and sell books by our guest authors throughout the day.

Activities include:

Check it out! It looks like a blast.

INFORMATION NIGHT for EARLY FRENCH IMMERSION; Wed. November 16 at 6:30 pm in the library

Parents of students in Junior Kindergarten are invited to the


2017-2018  on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 in the library

 Come and find out about our wonderful school, our French program and the application process.

Please note this is a parent presentation. We regret that due to numbers we are unable to provide childcare.

Senior Kindergarten is the ONLY time your child can begin the Early Immersion program.

The application process is fully on-line.


Application process opens: November 1, 2016
Deadline for applications: December 1, 2016

Please note:

Families with an older sibling currently in a French program are still required to complete an online application for the new student.

What is Early Immersion?

 Early Immersion programs are designed for students who do not speak French at home. The Early French Immersion program provides the maximum French language experience available in our schools.

Early Immersion begins in Senior Kindergarten. All class activities are conducted in French until the end of grade 3 although some specialist subjects like Phys. Ed. may be taught in English.

English is introduced in Grade 4 for about one hour per day and increases to half of the daily class time by Grade 6.

After Grade 8, students continue the French Immersion program at designated secondary schools. Students who successfully complete a minimum of 10 credits in French at the secondary school level are eligible for a Certificate of Bilingual Studies in French.

 Further information on French as a Second Language programs and the application process

is available online at



Terry Fox Fun Run Tomorrow Both Schools!

A reminder that tomorrow morning is the Terry Fox Fun Run for all grades at both schools! We will be collecting toonies for Terry again, no obligation, but if you’d like to donate for your child’s run please send your donation to school tomorrow. Alternatively, if you’d like to donate online to receive an electronic tax receipt, please visit:

We aren’t letting the rain stop us (Terry didn’t!), unless it’s thunder and lightning the run will still be on. Please dress for the weather!

If you’d like to come run or cheer on your child, you’re welcome to join us. The schedule for both schools is as follows:
Thank you for your support with this school event!