Senior Volleyball House League

Senior Volleyball House league Our senior house league volleyball at our school was a great deal of fun for everyone involved. We had four teams in a scheduled league. The games were all about playing volleyball with friends, peers and teachers, regardless of winning or losing. The volleyball house league was a great opportunity for many to experience the game in an organized setting for the first time, while for others to practise their skills. Finally a great opportunity to be active with peers, playing a fun sport, while cheering for each other! Sarantos Katsihtis and Josh Doumont House league Volleyball Organizers

Junior House League Basketball

Junior House League Basketball Our Junior house league basketball was a very exciting basketball experience for our students at Fern Ave.P.S. Everyone playing had a chance to participate in basketball team play, regardless of age and skill level, and for some of our younger students for the first time. For many of our students it was also a great opportunity for socializing with friends and being active during lunch periods. All four teams had a close number of wins and losses through their two month scheduled games. The playoffs were even more exiting as most games where decided in overtime. Sarantos Katsihtis Gym teacher

Five Weeks to Spring Fling!

Time to get your disco on for the Parent Party of the year!

Spring Fling, May 25, 8 pm at St. Casimir's Hall

Join us for a cocktail from our fantastic bar with your friends and neighbours from the school yard, enjoy some delicious snacks from local vendors, show off your dance moves, and check out the silent and live auctions. If you have not been before, it is a great, great time. This year's theme is Studio 54, so you can finally breakout that sequined jumpsuit!

Tickets $30 per person available here.

Look forward to seeing you there!
Spring Fling Committee and School Council Exec

Le Stat Musical - How Can You Help?

We are recruiting parent volunteers to make this the best experience ever for the Grade 7 and 8 cast and crew, and we need your help.

We are in immediate need of volunteers with Hair and Make up and with Lighting. Click here for more information or contact Geoffrey Brooks (Director) at or Samantha Schieman (Parent Volunteer Coordinator) at

There are many other ways your help is needed. Please find the link to the Lestat Private High volunteer sign up sheet at Volunteer Sign Up 2019

Keep an eye on the blog for further details and ticket information.

Volunteers Needed for Eco-Club Garden Clean-Up Friday April 26

Please join us Friday April 26 for the Eco-Club Garden Clean-up and Eco Celebration!

We will have gardening activities and events aimed and inspiring young minds to think about our native plant garden and its ecology. This event it part of Earth Week (April 22 to 26).

We need parent volunteers in the following classes during the time slots listed below. If you can make it, please let your child’s teacher know.

M. Dibon-Smith's class -- 9:15 to 9:45
Ms. Ashforth's class -- 9:50 to 10:20
Ms. Eyre's class -- 10:35 to 11:05
Ms. Balaisis' class -- 12:55 to 1:25
Ms. Hall's class -- 1:30 to 2:00
Ms. Couture's class -- 1:30 to 2:00
Ms. Tse's class -- 2:20 to 2:50
Ms. Mably's class -- 2:55 to 3:25
Mr. Ciric's class -- 9:50 to 10:20
Ms. Hulsman's class -- 9:50 to 10:20
Ms. Reimer's class -- 9:50 to 10:20

, we need volunteers to help run specific activity stations the day of the event. If you are available to help at one of these st…

Students Performing at Spring Concert

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The following classrooms will be performing at the Spring Concert on May 15, 2019:

Rooms: 214, 201, 202, 211, 205, 203 and 308.

More details to follow soon.

Kids Helping Kids!

Do you have any new or gently used soccer equipment hanging around?

Help give less fortunate children an opportunity to play soccer.

Items needed:
Soccer balls • Soccer jerseys • Soccer shorts • Soccer socks Cleats • Running shoes • Shin pads

All donations go to Second Kicks, a non-profit charitable sports organization that collects and distributes used soccer equipment and uniforms to hundreds of teams across Canada and in disadvantaged communities internationally.

Bring all your donations to the donation box in the office from now until Monday, April 29th.

Thank you for your support!

Fern Movie Night - Thank You!

A huge THANK YOU to all the parents, grandparents and awesome grade 7 & 8s that volunteered for the Fern movie night.

We had volunteers designing posters, hanging posters, baking, serving pizza, selling tickets, making popcorn, moving chairs and more! And THANK YOU to all the families that came out for some movie fun and supported our school. We raised close to $1000 dollars - money that can go towards arts programming, and one more step closer to our play yard in 2020!

One last special THANK YOU to Marco Koechli. Marco has been running the AV projection for every movie night for the last six years. After graduation this year, he will be moving on, so thank you for all the years of help Marco! It’s a lot of "please don’t touch the projector, kids" and we really appreciate it!

The Fern Arts Collective

Save the Date - Spring Concert May 15th


BAG2 School Donation Drop Off Exit #4 Junior Stairwell

With the arrival of Spring, many of you will be cleaning out closets and purging items you no longer need.

Fern’s Eco Team will be happy to take any textiles off your hands during Earth week April 22-25th.

Please drop off all donations at Exit #4 in the Junior Stairwell.
-All men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
-soft bags

All items are to be placed in plastic bags. Donations will be collected and weighed by Bag2School on Friday April 26th and the school will receive $$ towards future eco initiatives!

Fern’s Eco Team

Senior Boys Slo-Pitch Tryout & Practice Schedule

Tryout April 16 7:45 am
Tryout April 18 7:45 am

Tryout April 23 7:45 am
Tryout April 25 7:45 am April 26 TEAM ROSTER
April 30

Jump Rope For Heart 2019!

Hi everyone!

This Monday, April 15th we officially launched our Jump Rope for Heart, and Hoops/Games for Heart events for our school with an assembly for our primary and junior students. The assemblies (Primary 12:55-1:25, Junior 1:30-2:00) were to inform our students of the importance of being physically active and how fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation helps our society. Our presenter at the assembly shared stories on how children’s lives and health were greatly improved with the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s help. Finally, the modeling of the prizes at the assembly was to help kick-off the event with increased excitement.

The actual events of Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops/Games for Heart will take place on Monday May 13th. The Primary/Juniors will be jumping rope in the morning (10:25am-11:30am) and the seniors will participate with hoops/games in the afternoon (2:20pm-3:30pm). There are a series of physical activities that the kindergarten classes will hav…

Ultimate Frisbee Pratice Cancelled

Ultimate practice is cancelled due to the heavy rain and field conditions.

Thank you,
Ms. Castillo

Congratulations To One Of Our Students

Grade 7 student Gian Carlo Dela Vega's essay, "The First Time Learning to Swim" has been accepted for publication in the ESL/ELD Department's 2019 Student Writing Anthology Canadian Impressions. Congratulations Gian Carlo!

ESL Teacher
Martha McGloin

Grade 7 & 8 Badminton!

The grade 7 and 8 badminton teams have just wrapped-up highly successful seasons.
From early morning practices, to tournaments all the way across town, our badminton teams represented Fern with sportsmanship, excellent skills, and class all the way!
Way to go, Fern badminton players! You made us proud.
Sean Cross

Upcoming EQAO Assessments

Dear Parents and Guardians,

From May 21-May 31st 2019, your child will be taking part in the provincial Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  This assessment is administered to all Grade 3 and 6 students in Ontario's publicly funded school system by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an independent agency of the Government of Ontario.

The assessment consists of two booklets assessing language and a third booklet assessing mathematics.  Each booklet is made up of two sections, for a total of six sections.  Each section will take about one hour to complete.  Grade 3 French Immersion students will only participate in the assessment of mathematics.

EQAO assessment questions are directly based on the expectations set out in The Ontario Curriculum, which iswhat teachers teach in the classroom every day.  Therefore, your child does not need to prepare in any special way. Unless special accommodations have been previously discussed, students will write the …

Junior Badminton Team

Fern's Junior Badminton season is over.

The Junior Team won a tournament, advanced to win a match on home court, but lost in the third round to Givins-Shaw. We had some excellent experienced players, plus some beginners who courageously agreed to play because we needed 5 boys and 5 girls plus alternates to compete. Team members were flexible, and very helpful in giving each other tips and encouragement.


Coach Hall


Passion Project Needs Your Help!

Are you an expert in the field of photography, visual or culinary arts?
A professional musician, perhaps? Are you in the field of engineering or maths, medicine or sport?

On Thursday, April 18th, from 12:40-2 pm, the senior division will be running their 3rd session of the Passion Project. We are hoping to enrich the students’ experience by bringing in experts- YOU- to work with them.

If you are available to join us, please email Thank you!

Free Parent Education Workshop - May 27

Click here for information on an upcoming workshop for parents to help support their children who experience anxiety and worries.

Senior Co-Ed Volleyball Team

The senior co-ed volleyball team had fun and played hard at the division tournament at King Edward P.S. on Tuesday, April 9th.

Faced with stiff competition, the Falcons came together as a team and made their coaches proud. Unfortunately, we didn't make it through to the next round, but the players showed great skill and sportsmanship.

- Mr K. and Mr Dumont

Junior Track & Field Postponed

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Junior track and field try-outs for this Tuesday morning will be postponed for Wednesday April 10th, due to heavy rain forecast.

The rest of the try-outs remain for every Tuesday and Thursday.

Thank you.

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