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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring Fling is Fast Approaching!

Be sure to get your tickets at the school office for this FUN evening!

The class basket donations are streaming in and we THANK YOU for your support.

There is still time to send in a donation for the class baskets. Please review the chart that outlines the baskets for each class.

If you prefer, we will shop for you. Please send cash or cheque to your child's classroom (suggested donation: $20).

Cheques payable to: Fern Parent Council
(Please include your child's room number on the cheque).

We are still looking for a 3-day cottage donation. If you can help, please contact: Liz Leason - Liz.leason@rogers.com

See you May 14th!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Twin Day tomorrow

Just a late reminder that Friday is Twin Day at Fern.

So, grab a partner, and dress each other up until you cannot tell the difference. We can't wait to see you in your outfits.

April News at Fern!

Find out what's been happening at Fern in the latest newsletter - including a message from the Principal, upcoming sports, events and messages from each of the classrooms!


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Since 1982, students across Canada have become social ambassadors--raising millions of dollars--to support heart disease and stroke research.  This year, they are joining more than 750,000 students in 4000 schools throughout Canada who are getting active and fundraising to help create more survivors.

Fern students will be participating in the JUMP ROPE FOR HEART/HOOPS FOR HEART event on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Students  will be bring home pledge envelopes and we ask that they be returned to their teachers or to Vera in the office by Friday, June 3, 2016.

Thank you,

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Summer Program at Karen Kain School of the Arts

Karen Kain School of the Arts is offering a free summer Leader and Literacy program with integrated Arts from July 5-29, 2016 for the mornings only. The program is for students currently in Grade 7 and Grade 8.

Click here for a copy of the information flyer.

Careers of the Future - event for Grades 7 & 8

The Parent Council at Parkdale CI is hosting a fun and informative event this Friday, April 29 at 7pm that may be of interest to your grade 7 & 8 students.

The theme is "Careers of the Future" and we have three fabulous guest speakers that will share their stories and speak directly with students. There will also be a few refreshments and prizes. This is a free event.

Click here for more information.

Grade 3 Track and Field

This year, the TDSB athletics department voted to eliminate Grade 2 students from the regional Track Meets in order to: a) allow more time for the events at the meets for the grade 3 to 6 students and, b) to have qualifying Grade 3 students participate in more meets.

The P.E. teachers will have students practice and record their best with both the standing and running long jump during class. As well, I will time and record the grade 3 students for the sprint run this week (weather permitting) to help determine the 100m sprinters and the 4X100m relay teams. The P.E. teachers and I will stress that being active helps to be healthy in many ways, and that we encourage everyone to be proud of doing their personal best.

To decide who is invited to be on this small Grade 3 team, I will consult the homeroom teachers and base my decision on the following factors: 1. the student wants to participate 2. their jumping results from P.E. class and the timed runs 3. their overall behaviour in class and at school and 4. their school work/homework is complete.

If a grade 3 student meets these standards, they will be invited to be on the team for specific events and will receive a permission form. All practices will be during school hours and on school property (outlined on the permission form), leading up the the May 24th meet.

I look forward to encouraging all of the Grade 3 students to do their personal best, be active and have fun!

Andrew Fennell Archdekin


Woofest is a co-venture between Master Mechanics and Dundas West Animal Hospital.

The festival is a fundraiser for several human and animal related organizations including The Redwood Shelter, The Parkdale Food Bank and the Moosonee Puppy Rescue.

We are asking that children donate their PRE-LOVED STUFFIES to help raise money for the MOOSONEE PUPPY RESCUE. Fern is assisting in this effort by hosting a collection station outside the main office. Donated stuffies will be collected on a daily basis from May 2-6.

Please click here for complete details.

Thank you for your support.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Junior Girls Soccer

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tryout and Participation for the girls Junior Soccer team will take place on the following days:

Tuesday, April 26th:  School practice in the school gym or outside on the field

Thursday, April 28th:  School practice in the school gym or outside on the field

Thursday, May 5th:  School practice in the school gym or outside on the field

Monday, May 2nd: School practice in the school gym or outside on the field

Monday, May 9th:  School practice in the school gym or outside on the field

Tournament date TBA (most likely May 12th)

Participation forms have been sent home, should you have any further questions contact  Mr. Nikolajevic at bogdan.nikolajevic@tdsb.on.ca

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fern Track and Field 2016

Please click here for Fern Track and Field Information. Practices start this week!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

A Night in Round Corners - Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for A Night in Round Corners, May 3 and 4 at 7:00 pm.

Please see Vera in the office to buy advance tickets for $5 each.

Round Corners Tickets Now On Sale

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tickets are now on sale for our production of Round Corners, on the nights of May 3 and 4, starting at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the door.

Please Note:  As this is a senior musical, some scenes may be frightening for younger audience members.

Due to the extremely limited space in the auditorium, please purchase your tickets from Vera Ciric in the main office asap.  Cheques can be made payable to Fern Avenue Public School.  Please indicate the night you wish to attend.

Enjoy the show!
Mr. Brooks

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Class of 2016!

CLASS OF 2016!

Parents, Guardians, Family & Friends:

The Fern Avenue P.S. Graduating Class of 2016 cordially invites you to attend their

                                    GRADE 8 GRADUATION CEREMONY

Where:  Parkdale Collegiate Institute-  209 Jameson Avenue

When:  Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Time:  4:30-5:30 pm

A chaperoned Student Reception Dinner & Dance will follow the ceremony at Lula Lounge
1585 Dundus Street West (at Brock Avenue) from 6:00-10:00 pm

The cost of the Student Reception is $30.00.  All graduates have brought home a form requesting payment to Vera in the school office by May 13, 2016.

Please feel free to call Vera if you have any further questions.