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Thursday, September 18, 2014

School Council Elections and Nominations

Dear Parents,
We are closing the nomination part of the School Council election process tomorrow.  We had sent the School Council election and nomination information home on Blue paper with students earlier.  Please submit any nomination papers to the main Office before 4pm tomorrow.

Thank you.

Alexander Moy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Grade 7 & 8 Immunization Clinic- October 3/14

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Each year, Toronto Public Health offers hepatitis B and meningococcal vaccines to all grade 7 students and the Human Papiliomavirus (HPV) vaccine to all grade 8 female students. These vaccines help protect students and our community from infections which can cause serious disease.

As of July 2014, the Ontario Immunization School Pupils Act requires all students in grade 7 or above to receive the meningococcal C-ACYW-135 vaccine (Menactra) to attend school, unless an exemption is sent by the student's parent or health care provider to TPH.  If your child has already received Menactra vaccine as an infant or toddler, another free dose of Menactra in Grade 7 is recommended for full protection.

Look for your child's vaccination consent package.  Please read, sign and return the consent forms to the school by Monday, September 22, 2014.  

The immunization clinic will take place at Fern on Friday, October 3rd in the morning.

If you did not receive your child's vaccination consent package, please visit Toronto Public Health website at www.toronto.ca/health or call the Immunization Information Line at 416-392-1250.

Thank you,
Vera Ciric

Monday, September 15, 2014

Band and Strings Info Night - Tomorrow!

An orange information sheet was given to our students last Friday, for those from grade 5 to 8, regarding an information meeting tomorrow night to introduce families to the Band and the Strings programs at Fern.

A representative from the Board’ Music department will also be on hand to answer questions. The meeting will take place from 6- 7pm, in our Auditorium on the main floor. We look forward to seeing you there. Your children may also attend as they may have questions of their own. Thank you.

Mr. A. Moy
Fern Avenue Junior and Senior Public School

Dental Screening at Fern

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Toronto Public Health provides dental programs to children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8.
They will be at Fern from Wednesday, September 24th to Thursday, October 2nd. 

To idenify children with oral health problems, a screening program is offered to students in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health requirements for mandatory health programs.  The screening is an assessment by a dental hygienist using sterilized instruments.  The dental hygienist will access the need for topical nuoride, scaling, sealant and any other obvious dental needs.

As a follow up to the screening, only parents whose children are identified as requiring dental services will be notified.  A note to that effect will be sent home with your child/ren for your information and action.  You may also receive a phone call from T.P.H. dental staff to assist you in accessing care.

If you do not wish your child/ren to be screened, please inform the school or contact http://www.toronto.ca/health/dental/children_youth.htm for more information.

Thank you.

Dear Parents and caregivers,
We have been given the all clear to return in to the school by the Fire Department.  As such, classes have begun and we will continue with the regular day.

I appreciate the patience of parents as we went through the evacuation and hold process.  There was very limited information at the time, and until we received the FD all clear, there existed the chance that we would have to send the students home with the present parents. 

The evacuation was a result of a sensor alarm that was triggered by the Boiler start up process, at about 8:45 am.  Until we could clearly ascertain that the conditions were safe for entry, I decided to keep the students outside.

Again, thank you for your cooperation and patience.


School Wide Lice Check

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This Thursday, September 18th, the TDSB Pediculosis nurse will be at Fern conducting a school wide pediculosis (lice) checks.
If you require further information please feel free to contact Vera Ciric at 416-393-9130.
Thank you,

Photo Day at Fern!!!


For Best Results BRING YOUR BEST SMILES on Monday, September 22, 2014.

Online Ordering is now available, please look for the flyer which is coming home with the students for more information.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Final Deadline for Discounted Lunch Rate this Monday!

Monday, September 15th is the final deadline for signing up your child(ren) for yummy lunches for the rest of the year at the discounted rate of $65 a month.

Download your order form, fill it out and deposit with payment into the wall-mounted black mailbox outside room 103.

For more details about the lunch program, click here; or visit our Frequently Asked Questions. (Hard copies of the order form, letter and FAQs are available on the bulletin board outside room 103.)

Fern Food Committee

Thursday, September 11, 2014

School Council Elections Form

Dear Parents and Caregivers of Fern Avenue,

A blue nomination form package was sent home today in advance of our School Council Elections which will occur the night of September 30th, from 6:30 to 7:30, in the Auditorium on the first floor.

Please review the information and consider putting your name forward for election. We will be holding School Advisory Council meetings at various times, to be decided, throughout the year and we would very much like to see you there. New parents are also very welcome and encouraged to join us. It is an opportunity to network, to get to know the school and its operations, learn about and perhaps join a parent subcommittee, to get to know other parents around the school and to be a part of discussions that affect the entire school.

Following the nomination process, a ballot will be sent home for voting purposes and the election will take place as mentioned. You have to be present at the school to cast your ballot. We look forward to seeing you.

Alexander Moy, Principal
Linda Tasevski, Vice Principal

Grade 8 Montreal Trip Information Night

Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 8 students,

You are invited to attend our Grade 8 Montreal Trip information night.

Meet us inside the school auditorium on Tuesday, September 23rd from 7:00 pm to 7:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend please direct any questions either by e-mail bogdan.nikolajevic@tdsb.on.ca or contact me directly at the school (416-393-9130).


Bogdan Nikolajevic

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fern Sports 2014-2015

Welcome to another year at Fern!

Please click here for a letter outlining the sports at Fern for the coming year.

Click here for information on Physical Education Guidelines and Expectations.

Please click here for the 2014-2015 Fern Sports.

Cross Country Starts this Week

Please click here for information regarding Cross Country that starts this week.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Social Media Awareness Symposium

Please click here for information on an upcoming symposium taking place on September 21st.

Parent Seminar Series

Please click here for information on upcoming Parent Seminars for families of children and youth with mental health challenges.