Important Upcoming Dates

February 17 -   Family Day (No School)
20 -   Rescheduled School Council Meeting, 6:30, Staff Room

04 -Grade 8 Grad Photo Retake
16-20  March Break

02 - STEM Night - 5:30-7pm - on hold until further notice

Immunization Updates

There are many families not in compliance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act. Public Health has sent letters to families requesting updated immunization information to their home address.

Please report your child's immunization to Toronto Public Health online at The system is secure, fast and easy to use.

TDSB Homework Policy

Homework is an out-of-class learning experience assigned by a teacher to enhance student learning. The purpose of homework is to ensure it is both effective in promoting high quality student learning and achievement and it nurtures a desire for students to keep learning.

In the TDSB Effective Homework:

Is curriculum based and meets the developmental and individual needs of the student through differentiation and modification.
Wherever possible, homework shall be assigned to be returned using blocks of time so that families can best support completion by balancing the time required to complete homework with extra-curricular activities scheduled outside of the school day and activities that support personal and family wellness.
May be used to provide feedback to the student.
Is designed to require no additional teaching outside of the classroom and is engaging and relevant to student learning.
Has a direct link to the topic or skills that have been taught in class.
Ensures that student…

Grad Hoodie Order

Deadline for ordering is February 28th , 2020.
You must order your hoodie through School Cash Online.
Students have been shown sample hoodies at school and all hoodies will be delivered to Fern.

Rescheduled School Council Meeting February 20, 6:30 pm

The School Council meeting has been rescheduled for this Thursday, February 20, 6:30pm, Staff Room. All parents, caregivers, and community members welcome. No password required. Please join us. We’d love to see you.

If you have an item to add to the agenda, please email us at

New childcare policy: we'd love to provide childcare, but need to know if you’re coming (otherwise we pay for childcare for no children). So, please RSVP for childcare by 3pm on Thursday, February 20th.

Look forward to seeing you Thursday.

School Council Exec

School Council Meeting Wednesday, February 12 - Cancelled

Due to ongoing job action, the TDSB has directed that we are unable to hold meetings on strike days.

We will reschedule once we find out the strike plans for next week.

School Council Exec

Movie Night February 13 - Cancelled

We have been advised by the TDSB that due to ongoing job action, certain evening permits have been suspended. Therefore, we are unable to hold our movie night scheduled for February 13, or host other events until further notice.

We are still able to hold School Council meetings, so the meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 12 will go ahead as planned.

School Council Exec

Safe Arrival and Personal Information

Dear Parents/Guardians.

It has come to our attention that parents/guardians are sending emails to the Fern Notice Board containing personal information meant for teachers or office staff.

All Safe Arrival Information/Attendance should be either called into the Safe Arrival Telephone Line and/or sent in writing to the office staff. Personal emails regarding students should also go directly to the home room teacher and/or Administration.

Should you have any further questions please feel free to contact Vera Ciric at 416-393-9130.
Thank you.

Fern Fun Flicks Valentine's Day Movie!

Thursday, February 13, 6:30 pm, Fern Auditorium

Join us for a special pre-Valentine's day screening of SHREK. Your $5 admission ticket includes popcorn.

We'll also have pizza, a bake sale of Valentine's Day-themed treats, and much more!

Don't miss it!

Winter Walk Day: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday, February 5th is Winter Walk Day across Canada.

Come join us as our school takes part in the Winter Walk day, a celebration of the unique joys of walking to school in the chilly, snowy days of winter. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents and kids to get outside together and stretch those legs. Walk to and from school to improve physical and mental health, create a healthier environment, safer streets, make friends and have fun.

Fern will be recognizing Winter walk day as members of the Student Parliament and Eco Club will be welcoming students in the yard. We will have music and students will be asked to mark on a map their route to school.

Graduation Photo Day: February 4, 2020!

Graduation Photo Day will be at Fern Avenue Public School on: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 for Grade 8 Graduation photos.

Graduation gowns, props and school colours will be provided at your school on photo day. We recommend all Graduates wear a white collared shirt for the best results! Graduates may also like to wear a dark tie if they choose.

Bring your smiles!

Delta Alternative Admission Procedure

Please click on the link below for information regarding Delta Alternative School. Note that completed application forms are due 14 February 2020.

The application form can be found at the following link:

Thank you.

Fern Chess Club

Beginner to Advanced Players Are All Welcome!

Grades 1 to 6 - 10 Week Program: $140.00 Tuesdays at Lunch: February 4th to April 14th

To register, please contact:

If there are any concerns or difficulties with payment, please contact us to inquire about payment plans and subsidies at: or call 647-852-2428

Chess Institute of Canada is a registered charity dedicated to using the ancient game of chess to make a difference in today's world.

FERNCON - This Saturday, February 1st - 10am -2pm!

Join us in the auditorium for a day of D&D. No experience necessary, all are welcome.

Come sign up for a game at 10am, first come first served, spaces will be limited.

The games will start shortly after 10 and will go until about 2.

There will be pizza for sale (Pizza + a drink will be $5) and we'll have a bake sale.

$10 to play

$20 bundle includes gameplay, FERNCON dice bag and one ticket to the raffle.

See you soon!

FERNCON is on this Saturday, February 1 - Bakers Needed!

We are looking for bakers to donate to the bake sale to help feed all those hungry mages, orcs, and elves. If you can help us out, please email us at

Alternatively, you can drop off baked goods Friday at the Office, or Saturday in the foyer between 9-10am.

Proceeds of bake sale will go to Grade 8 Graduation celebrations.

School Council Exec and Grad Committee

Save the Dates - Math After School Program

We will be having session 2 for the "Math after School Program" for any Grade 7 and 8 students interested.
It will start February 10th until May 22nd from 3:30 - 4:30 pm at Fern PS.

Attention Grade 8 Students

The yearbook needs your baby photos!

Send cute smiles and adorable poses to

Thank you!

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Please be advised there will be no interviews on Thursday, February 13th due to work action.

Friday, February 14th is an all day PA Day and please connect with your teacher if you desire to meet with them on this day between the hours of 9am and 3:30pm.

Thank you,

Kindergarten Registration 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Starting school is an exciting time for your child. Our schools provide a rich learning environment for all children to learn and grow.

Registration at Fern Avenue Public School will begin on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 9:30am to 3:30pm.

You may choose to register in person at Fern or by using the new online registration system. Children who will be four by December 31, 2020, can start Junior Kindergarten in September 2020.

Please note only parents or legal guardians can register a child for TDSB programs.

In Person Registration: Please bring with you the following documents:
-*Proof of child's age (birth certificate, Canadian Passport, Canadian Citizenship card or baptismal record)
-*Proof of address, including any two of the following current documents: utility bill, property tax bill, lease or deed, bank statement, credit card statement, or correspondence from a government agency.
-*Proof of immunization is to be reported online at www.tor…

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