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Extra Ed* 2024 End-of-year Lunch Clubs at Fern!

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Please click  here  for details of the End-of-Year Extra Ed lunchtime programming at Fern, and for how to  register . Programs start from March 18th.  *Please note that these activities are run by a third party provider for a fee. If cost is a barrier, parents may register their children at a lesser or zero cost, no questions asked. Refer to the flyer for details.*

Fern Running Club

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Happy Monday Fern Falcons!  And Happy Earth Day.  We will have a running club, open to students of all ages, every Friday morning, from 8:30-9:00am, around the track.  Kindergarten students must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Children in other grades are welcome to drop in and join us, and then will be dismissed when regular yard duty begins at 9:00am.  This is a club, and not a team, there will be no tryouts, there will be no meet/competition. We will be running for ourselves and promoting movement, the joy of running, and healthy habits.  Feel free to join us. Our first running club date will be Friday, May 3rd.  Cheers,  Mrs. Heller and Madame Miya

Calling all grade 4+ students and their families: FREE Allyship Workshop

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Fern School Council Equity Committee is partnering with Community Builders for this unique workshop for families: Fern Cross-Generational Dialogue: Parents and Students Building a Community of Allies Led by Fern Ave Public School Community Builders Student Leaders and Community Builders Youth Leadership Trainers Together we will: Share ideas about how adults and children can help each other build a safe and inclusive community Practice the skills of being an ally who stands up for others in caring ways Monday, May 6, 5-8 pm @ Fern Ave Public School NO COST: Pizza dinner 5-5:30 Workshop 5:30-8 Childcare 5:30-8

School Council Meeting Minutes, 21 March, 2024

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  Ahead of our School Council meeting - IN REAL LIFE - this evening, the minutes from last month are available  here ! Agenda for April 17th meeting can be found here . Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight. 

Spring Fling 2024: Taylor's Version

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As we gear up for one of the neighbourhood’s most exciting and fun-filled events, we are delighted to announce the details for our school's biggest fundraiser, the Spring Fling! Get ready for a night of laughter, dancing, and community spirit.  Our 12 th  Annual  Spring Fling Fundraiser  will be held on Friday, May 24th, 2024, at St. Casimir’s, 156 Roncesvalles Avenue, beginning at 7:00 p.m. There’s something for everyone: fantastic food, a well-stocked bar, a great local DJ, some serious parent moves on the dance floor and a fabulous silent auction. In addition to having a great time, we will raise funds to support initiatives such as enhanced STEM and Arts education, bringing performances to the school, Grade 8 graduation, and more!     This year's theme is "Taylor's Version," so dust off your favourite “Era” and come dressed in whatever era suits you! From the country twang of "Fearless" to the angsty vibes of "Red," there's an era for e

Swim Meet April 17th

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  Swim Meet Information   WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 / 2024     LOCATION Harbord Collegiate Institute 286 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1G5 SENIOR SWIM TEAM SCHEDULE 6:45 am          Senior Team gathers at Fern Avenue Jr. & Sr. P.S. 7:00 am          Senior Team departure from Fern Avenue Jr. & Sr. P.S. 8:00 am          Senior Team Warmup 8:40 am          Senior Team Swim Meet begins 11:00 am       Senior Team Swim Meet Ends  (approximately) 12:00 pm       Senior Team arrives at  Fern Avenue Jr. & Sr. P.S.  (approximately) JUNIOR SWIM TEAM SCHEDULE 10:45 pm       Junior Team gathers at Fern Avenue Jr. & Sr. P.S.  (at the basement) 11:00 pm       Junior Team departure  from Fern Avenue Jr. & Sr. P.S. 12:00 pm        Junior Team Warmup 12:40 pm       Junior Team Swim Meet begins 3:00 pm         Junior Team Swim Meet ends  (approximately) 4:00 pm         Junior Team arrives at  Fern Avenue Jr. & Sr. P.S.  (approximately) DETAILS Authorization:                            

School Council Meeting IRL!

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SAVE THE DATE -- School Council Meeting, April 17th-- In person!  For the first time in a long time we'll be meeting IRL! If you haven't been to a School Council meeting yet, this is the one.  Come meet your fellow Fern Community members and say hi to our new VP, learn more about what the School Council has been working on & how you can get involved! Pizza & childcare are provided! Meeting topics will include: our recent Staff Allocation Process, updates from our various sub-committees and brainstorming for upcoming events, like this year's Fernapalooza.  To help us plan for numbers, please let us know if you'll be there, if you need childcare & if you have any questions or agenda items to add by  Monday, April 15th  to  fernaveschoolcouncil@gmail.com . 

CANCELLED: Swim Team Open House, April 11

Please be advised that the Open  House on April 11th from 8am to 9 am is now cancelled. Fern Aquatic Team 

Choir Performing at the Spring Concert

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Dear Families,  We are so happy to have such a large enthusiastic choir!   Fern's wonderful students in Choir have been practicing two songs for the Spring Concert on April 18th.  They are: The Best Day of my life and My Own Superhero. Here are some notes regarding the Spring Concert:  *We will be walking to Parkdale Collegiate for a run through after morning attendance on Thursday April the 18th at 9:20 am.  (Two primary of our classes will be on a field trip and choir members in those classes will not attend the run through. ) **Volunteers are very welcome to walk with the Choir to and from Parkdale Collegiate. (Meet at 9 am at Fern)   *We aim to be back by lunch, however sometimes runthroughs take a while. Therefore please pack snacks and water with your child for the day. We will eat lunch when we return.     * The evening of The concert, students are to be at Parkdale Collegiate for 6:00 PM . * Students in the concert are encouraged to wear all black.  *Caregiver/ Parent pick