Bands at Fern

Performing Tuesday, June 25 at 1pm:

Potluck Donations Needed for Teacher Appreciation Breakfast!

While the rest of us start summer vacation, the teachers will still be in school on the PA Day, Friday, June 28. To show our appreciation for their hard work, School Council will be providing a potluck breakfast to start their day of meetings and packing up classrooms.

If you would like to donate a breakfast dish (muffins, fruit, or something more substantial), please email us at

We are looking for helpers Friday morning, but if you would like to drop something off Thursday after school/evening, we can figure out a way to accommodate you.

Thanks everyone.

School Council Exec

Ryerson's CJRU Radio Camp

Interested in learning what it takes to create a radio show and broadcast on air?

At Ryerson's CJRU Radio Camp students will learn:

- Writing and recording short radio pieces and PSAs

- Radio Interviews and reviews

- Writing and performing a radio play

- Making sound effects and experimenting with sound

- Hosting a one hour live music program at the end of the week

This camp runs from July 22nd to July 26th for students aged 8-12 and is hosted at Ryerson University.

For more information, please click the link:!.htm

Tara Jamieson
Fern Avenue Jr. + Sr. Public School

Grade 8 Buses From Montreal

Dear Parents/Guardians, Expected time of arrival with the grade 8's back to school from Montreal is 8pm this evening. Please stay tuned for more information. Thank you.

Grade 8's - Day 2 in Montreal


Grade 8 Students Arrived In Montreal

Having a great time!

Celebrate Fern's 125th Anniversary with "A Taste of Roncy," September, 27 - Tickets Coming Soon!

What is “A Taste of Roncy?”

Fern parent and local Chef, Mark Wilson, will lead us on a fabulous culinary tour of our neighbourhood, serving a seven-course meal with ingredients sourced from local businesses, paired with delicious wines and spirits.

The event will be held in our newly renovated gymnasium which will be transformed into an old-school dining room. Fancy dress, not quite black-tie.

Seating is Limited -- Only 100 Tickets Available!

Tickets for the event are $250 per person, available next week through School Cash Online. Complete the online form to receive a tax receipt for $125 per ticket (to be issued by the TDSB after the event).

Watch your inbox for a message from School Cash Online. Get your ticket now, because they will sell quickly!

Interested in buying a table of ten? Interested in donating a ticket to one of our volunteers? Or, are you or your business interested in sponsoring a wine course? An appetizer? A course? The costs of printing our program?

Please c…

Junior Boys Slow Pitch City Finals!

Dear Parents/Guardians,
The junior boys baseball team won their south final today against Hodgson P.S. and will be playing in the city finals tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

The team will play at Goulding Park (45 Goulding Ave, North York. City Semi Finals begin at 10:15am, Fern vs Walter Perry P.S. City Finals will take place at 1:45pm.


Final School Council Meeting of the School Year - June 12!

EVERYONE WELCOME. Wednesday June 12, 6:30-8:30

It has been a busy, successful year, and we are looking forward to the year ahead!

Please join us to review our accomplishments, to discuss how we might improve things, and to plan for next year. October 1, 2019 is our playground fundraising deadline, so we will have a busier Fall than usual.

Come hear our plans for one last blitz at the beginning of the 2019/2020, and -- what we've all been waiting for -- help us brainstorm some post-playground goals!

Less fundraising? Different fundraising targets? Technology purchases? Art or and music supplies? More parent workshops? More subsidies to families for School Council events? Or maybe we use our increased fundraising capacity to help other schools or organizations?

Or, how about more community events: another Pancake Supper? Spaghetti Dinner? Parent Talent Night? Yard Sale?

Finally, next year might be a challenging one, so we will need all hands on deck to support public educa…

Baking Containers

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Please don't forget to pick up your baking containers from The Fun Fair, they are located outside the office.
Thank you, Office

Junior Boys Softball Cancelled For Today

The Junior Boys Softball game has been cancelled today due to inclement weather.

The game has been postponed until tomorrow at 3:45PM at Cedarville Public School.
Thank you!

Another Great Fern Fun Fair!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Fun Fair yesterday!

A special thank you to our many, many volunteers who helped make the event a success. We are incredibly grateful to our Fun Fair Committee, Denise Figueiredo, Trish Bentley, Rhonda Borneman, Meghan Greenfield, and Alex Larose for making it happen. Special shout-outs to Connie Behr and Julie Dossett for creating and executing the Haunted Hallway.

Just think: 115 volunteers put in at least two hours each on event day, nine students and three parents assembled the Haunted House for three hours Friday night, and the Fun Fair Committee put in at least 50 hours each over the last few weeks in planning the event (probably a gross under-estimate). Rough estimate: it takes over 500 hours of volunteer time to make the Fun Fair happen.

Add to that teacher time volunteering on the day, and the time Administration took providing tickets to families that might not otherwise be able to attend, and you have a Herculean community e…

Reminder -- Monday June 10, 6:30 -- Social Networking and Online Safety

Questions about cyber-bullying? Online safety? Sexting?

Reminder that on Monday June 10, Fern Ave P.S. School Council in partnership with the Administration, is presenting its annual Parents Reaching Out event, "Social Networking and Online Safety" with renowned cyber safety expert Paul Davis.

Paul Davis is a leading expert in online safety. He will be presenting age appropriate topics to groups of students during the day, and to parents in the evening. You WILL get questions from your kids, so be ahead of the curve and come hear Mr. Davis in person.

We know it's a busy week, but this will be an engaging and informative presentation. This is a timely topic, and important for all parents, especially those of us with tweens and teens who are anxious to get online and participate in social media. You may think that online bullying or "sexting" happens just to older kids, but these are live issues that happen in any age group, and happen right in our homes a…

Don't miss the Fern Fun Fair - this Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm!

There is something for EVERYONE, JK to Grade 8. This is an action-packed, super fun day to eat cotton candy, jump around on bouncy castles, experience our massive climbing wall, battle it out with friends in the zorb balls, play games, and win amazing prizes.

We also have a Stuffy Clinic, face painting AND a bubble station for toddlers! It's going to be amazing. So don't miss out!

If you’d like to volunteer, we would be so appreciative. We really can’t pull this off without Fern parents. Sign up for a shift here:

Social Networking and Online Safety -- June 10, 6:30 p.m.

Questions about cyber safety? Online bullying? Sexting?

Fern Ave. P.S. School Council, together with Fern Ave. P.S. Admin, presents the Parent Reaching Out grant speaker for 2018/2019, Paul Davis, June 10, 6:30 p.m.

Paul Davis is a renowned cyber-safety specialist. He has worked for close to 30 years in Information Technology. He is a leading expert in online safety and provides training to the RCMP, various police and public security organizations across the country, Children's Aid Societies, banks, and hundreds of schools, reaching thousands of parents, students, and teachers. He has spoken at numerous conferences across the country, and is an experienced commentator, appearing in TEDx, and numerous media outlets across the country.

Paul Davis will be at Fern Ave. P.S. Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. to present to our parent community on the topic of Social Media and Online Safety.

We know it's a busy week, but this will be a fantastic and informative presentation.


Important Announcement for Primary Choir Members

The Fern Primary Choir will be presenting a "surprise" choral performance on Friday, June 14 at morning entrance, outside in the primary yard. We would like all choir members to arrive by 8:45 a.m.

In the event of rain, we will try again on the following Monday.
Mr. Nano and Mrs. Heller

Track & Field Students Returning To School

Dear Parents/Guardians, The members of the track and field team, Four by four and 200 meters will be arriving back at Fern today at 4:30PM. Mr. Nikoaljevic

Parent Volunteer Tea: June 24, 3pm

The staff at Fern would like to cordially invite our parent volunteers to their Volunteer Tea on June 24th at 3pm. More details can be found here.

Fun Fair Less than One Week Away!

The best Fern family festivity, the FUN FAIR, is next Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


THANK YOU to the parents who have volunteered their time - it has been a great volunteer sign up so far!

However, we are still in need of more volunteers to help us with games, the Haunted Hallway (a.k.a. Zombie Middle School), with set up and take down, and all manner of things in between.

Please follow the link below to find a spot:

We know you are busy, but even a few hours of your time will make a huge difference.

If you have any questions please email Rhonda Bromley at:


The Fun Fair Bake Sale is always a huge hit, but we need your donation of baked goods (homemade or store-bought) to help make it a great success.

Please drop off NUT FREE baked goods between 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8 at the Bake Sale tent.

If you have questions about donations, or are unable to drop off your donation on Saturday morni…

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