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Friday, November 27, 2015

Special Drop-In Lunch Monday December 7th

WHO: Fern students and staff

WHAT: Special drop-in lunch featuring a student favourite – cheese and bean tortellini with tomato sauce, garden salad (bread, fruit and milk included)

WHEN: Monday, December 7th

WHERE: Cafeteria

HOW: Bring $3.75 cash (and your appetites!)

WHY: So that you might consider joining the hot lunch program. Click here for full details

Grade 8 Montreal Trip

Dear Grade 8 Parents/Guardians,

 A Montreal Excursion Consultation form was sent home with the grade 8 students on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.

 Please respond as soon as possible or contact Mr. Nikolajevic at bogdan.nikolajevic@tdsb.on.ca, if you have any further questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Early French Immersion

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Just a reminder that on line applications for Early French Immersion (for a Junior Kindergarten aged child) close on Thursday, December 03, 2015.

Should you have any further questions please call our main office.

Thank you.

Lunch Program - January Form

Click here for the January Lunch order form.

A reminder that orders are due by Wednesday, December 16th for lunches starting Monday, January 4th, 2016.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Yearly Tradition continues with Scooter Girl!

Get your holiday shopping done and help support Fern and our community!

Our friends at Scooter Girl Toys have offered to donate a percentage of your total purchase the weekend of December 05-06 to the Fern Parent Council Fundraising team.

Remember to mention that you are a Fern Parent.

Thank you for your support and see you there! Poster is here.

Scooter Girl Toys
187 Roncesvalles Avenue

Red Nose Campaign

Red Nose Campaign In Support of Students in Need

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Fern Avenue Public School will be participating in the Red Nose Campaign to assist Toronto students in need. From December 1st to December 18th our school will be selling flashing red noses for $3.00 each. All proceeds will go to the Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS) to help provide food, warm clothing and other essentials to Toronto students in need.

The TFSS is the independent charitable foundation for the Toronto District School Board that has been supporting our students for over 15 years. For more information about TFSS and their programs, please visit tfss.ca.

We encourage our students to participate and help support this great cause. Noses will be on sale during recess in the main foyer and during the Winter/Holiday concert. We are also encouraging our Fern Families to wear their RED NOSE to our upcoming Winter/Holiday concerts (December 11, Kindergarten/December 17, Primary/Junior) as a sign of support.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. E. Szonyi

Thursday, November 19, 2015

November Newsletter

Please click here for the November newsletter.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Central Toronto Academy Grade 8 Open House - Thursday, November 26th

Please note that Central Toronto Academy will be hosting its Grade 8 Open House on Thursday, November 26th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (digital flyer here).

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sneak A Peek & Try On A Sample

Want to purchase some Fern Athletic wear but not sure which colour of hoodie, size or style suits you well. Come on out this Wednesday, November 18th from 3:15 to 4:00 PM in the down stairs gym and check out the samples. Once you figured out you want don't forget your order form and cheque payment. Go Falcons Go!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

This Thursday! The Fern Arts Collective presents........

The Bully and The BeanStalk
Thursday Nov. 19th.
In the Fern auditorium

Show Time: Primaries 12:55 - 2pm
Show Time: Juniors 2:25-3:25

Parents welcome to attend too !!

In support of teacher requests to bring more live performances to all the students at Fern we are pleased to bring you Michael McMurtry's one man rendition of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk. The play teaches a valuable lesson about empathy, self-assertion and "inner" strength, and features Michael's signature parade of colourful characters, clever staging, musical diversions and audience participation. A magical coming -of-age story that will captivate audiences of all ages.

The Arts collective showcased Michael's show "Cinderfella" at an evening performance two years ago and it was truly amazing! Not only is seeing live theatre a invaluable experience for children but seeing one man play each character brings the whole experience up to another level.

Fern Arts Collective

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fern’s New STEM Committee

Fern Parents!

We have revived the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Committee (“STEM”) at Fern to broaden the school’s participation in these subjects. We want to build on the great arts and eco foundation at Fern in the many ways these areas overlap with STEM (when arts are added into the mix, the acronym becomes STEAM).

The STEM Committee’s goals are threefold:
1) To get kids excited about science, math, and creative problem solving
2) To replace and improve Fern’s technology
3) To increase and vary parent engagement in the school community

We want to seek ways to enhance the science and math curriculum at Fern, and to support the staff and administration to expand STEM-based extracurricular activities such as clubs or a school science fair. We want to see our kids excited about these subjects, and learn how to create technology rather than just be consumers of it.

We also want to bring Fern’s technology in line with the technology at other schools in the TDSB. As many other schools have discovered, a lot of the support and funding of new technology relies on parent fundraising. We hope to work with the staff and administration to identify areas where our technology needs improvement, and then begin to plan funding initiatives to revitalize Fern’s technology over the long term.