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 Dear Parents,

Thursday morning our Cross-Country team’s first practice took place in the schoolyard. Congratulations to the students who came out and a huge ‘merci’ to the parents that are leading the practices. We could not do it without all of the teacher and parent volunteers.

We will continue to meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:50 a.m. in the yard. Practices begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Attendance is taken at every practice so be sure to sign-in your child at the attendance table. 

 As Mr. Szonyi mentioned in his letter earlier this week the season is very short. Consistent attendance is required for the students to be prepared to run the race distance on competition day (October 2nd). To this end, Tuesday morning will be the last chance to join the team. Extra permission forms are available in the office, in the folder outside the gym doors, or directly at Tuesday’s practice. Be sure to bring a pen and all relevant emergency info so that the form can be filled out in full.

 Go Eagles!



ROOF repair/replacement

We are excited to tell you that the roof at Lord Lansdowne PS is going to be repaired /replaced this year.

Construction will begin on approximately July 9, 2018 and be completed within approximately thirty six working days. The start date for construction and the completion time for the construction are subject to change, depending on weather conditions.

Over time, this roof upgrade will ensure a continued safe learning environment for our students. This is part of a major roof repair initiative that’s happening in the TDSB this year. Because of the volume of school roofs being repaired this year, work must continue throughout the school year during daylight hours however, we are making every effort to do as much work outside of regular school hours as possible.

The roofing process can cause strong and unpleasant odours, which, at times, may enter the building. To that intent we are eliminating the use of asphalt for this site. Please be assured that there is no risk to our students and we are working with our facilities and health and safety teams to reduce discomfort including keeping windows and doors closed, ensuring all air intake openings are closed and that the building’s ventilation system is on recirculation mode to ensure no outside air is introduced. Alternate accommodations will be made for students in the event of sensitivity to the fumes.

You can also find more information about the initiative at Should you have any concerns about your child’s health and safety related to this work, please do not hesitate to contact the school.



Beth Mills, Carol Shea

‘Imagining My Sustainable City’ exhibition of work by our graduating Grade 6 class

See YOUR work on display!
Come experience what a sustainable community could look like
when it is re-imagined by elementary students. We will be
showcasing models created by Grade 7-8 students during their
session of No. 9’s award-winning Imagining My Sustainable
Community program.
Our graduating class at Lord Lansdowne worked with Cedar class from da Vinci, along with their teachers, M Soleimani and Mr Leung, with No. 9 to imagine what the proposed Rail Deck Park could look like.
By using the 9 pillars essential to building
sustainable communities, see how students become
empowered to imagine real-world solutions to some of the
planet’s most pressing challenges.
Saturday + Sunday


Teaching Staff List 2018-2019

2018-2019 Staff List

Appointment of Incoming Principal and Vice-Principal

WEST EDUCATION OFFICE Superintendent                                                                                  Mary Jane McNamara Learning Center 4, Learning Network 23                                                1 Civic Centre Court, Toronto, ON, M9C 2B3 Phone:                                                                  416-394-2036 Fax: 416-394-2062

June 21, 2018,

Dear Parents and/or Guardians of Lord Lansdowne Junior Public School and da Vinci School Appointment of

Incoming Principal and Vice-Principal

The Toronto District School Board, at its meeting held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, approved a number of promotions, transfers and placements of school administrators within the system to take effect September 1, 2018. As a result, there will be a change to the administrative team at Lord Lansdowne Junior Public and da Vinci Schools. Principal Beth Mills will be retiring from the TDSB, and Principal Carol Shea has accepted a transfer to Duke of Connaught Junior/Senior Public School.

Please join me in extending heart-felt best wishes to Ms. Mills as she begins her retirement after a full career in education with eight years as principal at Lord Lansdowne and da Vinci. While totally committed to effective programming, she has done an extraordinary job managing significant changes at both schools. We congratulate her on her long-serving commitment to the care and the education of others.

We thank Ms. Shea for her work this past year at both schools. She settled in very quickly, developed relationships and shared the principal role with enthusiasm. The unique co-principalship of Ms. Shea and Ms. Mills provided the stability required this year at Lord Lansdowne and da Vinci. We wish Ms. Shea all the best as she transfers to the principal role at Duke of Connaught Jr. Sr. Public School.

A warm welcome to Principal Eric (Janos) Szonyi, who is transferring to Lord Lansdowne and da Vinci from Fern Avenue Public School. Mr. Szonyi is a former teacher of French as a Second Language who is looking forward to the principalship in a French centre and an alternative school. He has a good understanding of da Vinci personally and professionally. He holds qualifications in French as a Second Language, Health and Physical Education, Design and Technology, Special Education, and specialists in Mathematics and Special Education. He is committed to leading both schools and supporting their unique needs as well as focusing on building school and community engagement, increasing student achievement, and supporting outdoor education and wellness.

Please know that there is an allocation for a vice-principal at Lord Lansdowne and          da Vinci, and this position will be filled over the summer.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                              Mary Jane McNamara                                                                                                    Superintendent of Education, LN23

Ausma Malik                                                                                                                                  Trustee, Ward 10 H