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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tragic Events in Ottawa

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Team Sports at Fern

Please click here for the update on Fern's Softball Teams and what's coming in October to December with Volleyball and Basketball.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fern's Free the Children - We Scare Hunger 4th Annual Food Drive

Dear Parents,

Fern's Free the Children Club is sponsoring its first event of the year, our fourth annual
food drive called We Scare Hunger.

Each student is invited to bring a canned food item to their classroom's donation box between October 23-31.

Donations will go to the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Please help exceed our best total of 1202 pounds!

Thank you for support,
Members of Fern's Free the Children

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Arts at Fern for the 2014-15 year!

This year is shaping up to be another fantastic year for our kids at Fern. We have been booking artists for the classrooms, arranging murals and booking shows!

Our first Fern Fun Flicks movie fundraiser will be a Halloween Special on Friday Oct. 24th.

We chose HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA because it’s such a great family Halloween classic. It’s fun and not too scary!!!

Our first Artist in October, Sandra Phillips, will be working with 3 classes. Ms. Eyre’s Gr. 2s, Ms. Brennan Gr. 2/3s and Ms. Whalen’s Gr. 1/2 class. They will be working on a Balinese Halloween inspired multi-media theatre project creating shadow puppets. The students will be doing a puppetry performance in class on November 24 - parents are welcome to attend!

At the end of October, Michael McMurty, will be working with Ms. Mably/Ms. Cox's grade 5/6 and Ms. Tse/Ms. Grant's grade 6/7 classes. The Fairy Tale Project will have the students create, rehearse and preform a semi-improvised production of their own adapted from a traditional fairy tale. Michael performed a one man show for us two years ago called Cinderfella. If you were lucky enough to see it you know how lucky we are to have him sharing his skills with our students! Keep your eyes open for another show from Michael at Fern in the spring!

One of the Arts Collective goals has been to bring a one week artist workshop into EVERY class at Fern and so far, over the last four years, we have been able to do that. This is separate from the 10 teachers who signed on for the Royal Conservatories Music Championship program. Those teachers’ classes receive another two music or dance workshops. Because this is a teacher sign on program and not a class sign up we are hoping that although we were only allowed 10 classes in this program, through grade changes, all students will eventually get to experience this amazing program.

This year we will post monthly the artists we have coming in and who they will be working with along with our up-coming shows and events.
We hope to see you at our Fern Fun Flick show on the 24th and if you have any questions or ideas you would like to share please email us at :

The Fern Arts Collective
Helping our Children Grow!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Photo Re-Takes

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

Photo Re-takes will take place on Monday, November 03, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am.

Remember to BRING YOUR SMILES :)

Lice Checks

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 the TDSB Nurse will be here to do lice checks for our students in grades 6 to 8.

Please call the main office if you have any further questions.

Thank you,

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Elementary Alternative School Information Sessions

Students and their families are invited to attend:

Elementary Alternative School Information Sessions

January 14, 2015 @6:00pm —— Horizon Alternative Senior School

January 15, 2015 @7:00pm —— City View Alternative Senior School

January 19, 2015 @6:00pm —— ALPHA Alternative Junior School

January 20, 2015 @6:00pm —— High Park Alternative Junior School

January 20, 2015 @6:30pm —— Beaches Alternative Junior School

January 21, 2015 @6:30pm —— Da Vinci School

January 21, 2015 @7:00pm —— Delta Alternative Senior School

January 21, 2015 @6:00pm —— Mountview Alternative Junior School

January 22, 2015 @6:00pm —— Equinox Holistic Alternative School

January 29, 2015 @6:30pm —— East Alternative School of Toronto

January 29, 2015 @7:00pm —— Scarborough Village Public School

February 03, 2015 @6:00pm —— Hawthrone II Bilingual Alternative Junior

Monday, October 6, 2014

Second Immunization Clinic Rescheduled

Dear Parents/Guardians of grade 7/8 students,

The second immunization clinic for grade 7 and 8 students who were not immunized on Friday, October 3rd has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 15, A.M.

Please call Vera Ciric if you have any further questions.

Thank you!

Ward 7 Trustee Candidate Debate

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Trustee debate is tomorrow evening. We are looking forward to a lively evening that is well attended by our community.
Ward 7 Trustee Candidate Debate
Tuesday, Oct. 7th
7:00–9:00 P.M.
Join us in the Runnymede P.S. Gym (enter via Runnymede Road door and follow the signs)