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Saturday, June 20, 2015

It's not too late to take care of 188 school lunches right now!

A reminder that if you'd like to get next year's lunches out of the way before summer starts, you still can! Simply fill out the order form and drop it off by Monday, June 22.

If you'd like to read about next year's lunch program, please click here.

Thanks and have a happy and safe summer,

Fern Food Committee

May/June Newsletter

Please click here to read what has been happening in various classes and clubs throughout May and June.

This is the last newsletter of the year.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Montreal Trip: Arrival Time

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Estimated time of arrival of the grade 8's returning from Montreal this evening, Friday, June 19th is 7:30 pm. Buses will unload students and baggage on Wright Avenue.

Thank you.

Monday, June 15, 2015


Dear Parents/Guardians;

What excitement, let the count down begin...GRADUATION is almost here!

That's right, Monday, June 22, 2015 we are celebrating our grade 8 graduates.  Please remember your graduates are a wealth of information regarding the day but just in case....

  • Graduates are asked to please meet with Vera Ciric at PCI between 3:45 and 4:00 for a professional photo group shot
  • Graduates will assemble into PCI 
  • Ceremony will begin at 4:30pm and run to approximately 5:30pm
  • Graduates are to proceed to the LULA Lounge after PCI ceremony, doors will open at 6:00pm, dinner will be served at 6:30pm
  • LULA celebrations will run until 10:00pm, parents/guardians we ask that you kindly pick up your children from LULA no later then 10:30pm
  • Only those students who have written parental consent are able to leave LULA on their own or in groups, no exceptions are to be made
  • Please send a letter indicating you give your child permission to leave, attention Vera Ciric
  • If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the main office.
Thank you,

Grade 8 Trip To Montreal

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Students are expected to be at Fern Avenue PS this Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 am.  The bus will depart for Montreal shortly after 7.

Please note on Friday, June 19th the expected time of the students and the bus arrival to Fern is 7:00pm.

Shortly after 3:30pm  on Friday, Vera Ciric will post another blog entry advising parents/guardians of any changes and or arrival times.

Thank you,

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New Date for Track and Field

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please note the NEW date for Track & Field City Finals at Birchmount Stadium is this Thursday, June 11th.
Please call the office if you need more information.
Thank you!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety


date: June 8, 2015

time: 9:00am
issued to: school boards, municipalities, local conservation authorities, local police, emergency services and media

Weather Conditions:
Environment Canada has stated that the current weather system may result in approximately 10-20mm of additional rainfall occurring across parts of the Greater Toronto area. The forecasted rain may continue until approximately 2:00PM, with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

While significant flooding is not expected at this time, the forecasted rainfall will cause higher than normal flows and water levels in Greater Toronto Area creeks and rivers, resulting in unsafe conditions.

Please exercise caution around all bodies of water and low-lying areas. Please alert any children under your care of these dangerous conditions and supervise their activities.

Toronto and Region Conservation will continue to monitor the weather and watershed conditions and will issue further messages as necessary. This Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Tuesday, June 9, 2015. For more information please contact the on-call Flood Duty Officer.

Flood Duty Officer Chief Flood Duty Officer
Wilfred Ho Dana Khademi
416-661-6600 ext.5697

Track and Field Event For June 09th is Postponed

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Track and Field event initially scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday, June 09th at Birchmount Stadium has been postponed due to the weather.
Please note new date for the event will be posted later this week.
Thank You.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Parent Council Meeting - June 16

A reminder that the June Parent Council Meeting is Tuesday June 16 in the Auditorium.

Fern Fun Fair - Only a Week Away - Volunteers Needed!

Hello Fern families!

A reminder that this year's Fern Fun Fair is being held on:

Saturday June 13 from 10am – 3:00pm.
Rain or shine

This is a great day of fun for the entire neighbourhood, but many hands are needed to make that fun

Please review the volunteer chart below and contact Liz Leason at liz.leason@rogers.com, if you can help out for an hour two.

If you wish to contribute a treat to the Bake Sale, contact Jan Hoard at jleehoard@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Enjoy your summer without having to worry about next year’s lunches!

Fern’s hot-lunch program has served more than 30,000 lunches this year to students from JK to grade 8, teachers and staff. After Maggie’s retirement (after more than 30 years at Ferncliff!), TDSB Nutrition Services came onsite to prepare Fern’s lunches, kindersnacks and all Ferncliff Daycare’s meals and snacks. We thank Shelley, Sally and Malcia of TDSB NS for facing the challenge of filling Maggie’s shoes with gusto.

Why not sign up for next school year's program right now and take care of all your child's lunches for a year? In September, TDSB NS will introduce a 4-week menu rotation featuring items such as chicken cacciatore, teriyaki noodles, burger with oven fries, chicken noodle soup, panko-breaded sole, spaghetti and meatballs, burrito, chicken tikka masala and pita pizza.

For more details about next year's lunch program click here. To order, simply fill out, detach and submit the form with your payment in a sealed envelope. The secure wall-mounted deposit box is conveniently located outside the Ferncliff Daycare office (room 103). The deadline for your order is Monday, June 22 to begin lunch on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Fern Food Committee

Mindfulness Everyday

All parents are welcome to attend a community event hosted by:

The School Advisory Council at Parkdale Collegiate Institiue, 209 Jameson Avenue. (416-393-9130)

Tuesday, June 9th 2015
7:00-8:30 pm

Please join Karen Davis for a presentation on the principles, practices and practical strategies of mindfulness for parents, to support teens to develop resilience.

Karen Davis is a retired teacher with 30 years of experience working with children, teachers and parents. She is a mother of two adult sons, and a mindfulness practitioner and teacher.  The presentation will include a taste of mindfulness practice and discussion.

Mindfulness Everyday: Resources for Conscious Living