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First School Council Meeting

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Join us for our first school council meeting:  Wednesday September 29, 2021 6:30-8:30pm via Zoom Details to follow.

KEV/Cash On Line Currently Unavailable

Dear Parents/Guardians: Due to a technical glitch the KEV/Cash On Line is currently unavailable for registering and purchasing the Kinder Hot Lunch, Kinder Snack and Bagged Lunch. The Kinder Lunch Program   will not be available   for purchasing on September 13 th   as initially planned.  We are hoping to have the entire school on the system and up and running for Monday, September 20 th . Thank you for your patience and understanding.

First Coat of Asphalt

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Field Work Continues

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Prepping and levelling to pour the asphalt  

Getting ready for new asphalt

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The old asphalt at exit 4 and the ball court area are being removed to make way for new asphalt!

Our field is coming along beautifully! 🌟☀️

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More Field Progress - Basketball poles and trees!

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  We are exited to see the basketball poles are up and 6 more trees planted in our new outdoor stage seating area!

Fern Field Progress

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The stage is being built around our bunker storage shed. Armour stone seating around area!

Fern Field shaping up nicely!

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Our Turf is coming along!

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Fern Turf Progress

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  The final levelling of the field    Under padding installed    O ur turf is going in! What a beautiful sight of green

Tree Planted for Mr. Kitka

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 A lovely red maple was planted to honour the beloved teacher Mr. Kitka who passed away in 1996. 

Kindness Bench

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This kindness bench honours our beloved EA, Barb MacEachern, for all her dedication and loyalty to the Fern students and community.  H appy Retirement Barb!

New Walkway

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Playground and Turf Status!

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We are so excited that our new play structure is now installed and completed.   The field is getting ready to receive turf. We can’t wait for our students to be able to play here!

Grade 8 Community Clap Out June 25th

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4pm FRIDAY, JUNE 25 -  Celebrate the (almost) end of school with a front porch community Clap Out!  Join your community schools in celebrating the end of the school year!  We cannot all gather to recognize our kids' achievements this year, or have kids and teachers say one last hello and goodbye, but we can show our school communities that we care. Whether you have grads or kindergartens, whether your child is young enough for a crib or old enough for their own apartment, or even if you simply have missed seeing the kids walking to and from school -- help us make some neighbourhood noise.  Please step on to your front walk, your balcony, or stand at your window at 4pm, Friday, June 25 , and clap, bang a pot, play a musical instrument for a couple of minutes to honour our kids, staff, and admin. Elementary school doesn't end until June 29, but high schools are winding up, and we thought this would be the best way to catch as many school-aged families, our friends and neighbours

Final Day of Classes and First Day of Class in September

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Please note that the last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 29th .  The first day of classes for the 2021-2022 school year is Thursday, September 9th, 2021 . Please note that this is different than most regular "pre-COVID" years where the first day of school was the Tuesday after Labour Day.  We will communicate with all our families via email of the first day of school routines. This will likely be in August, after we get the results of the TDSB parent selection about the upcoming school year.

Report Cards

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Once again, in light of the health and safety protocols due to COVID-19, all students report cards will be delivered electronically.  Elementary Term 2 report cards will be emailed starting June 24th directly to parents/guardians . As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact us in the office.

Student Belonging Pick Up

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A schedule has been sent out to families to retrieve any personal belongings and return any school materials.  Thank you for your assistance in picking up personal items and dropping off any text books, instruments, school resources, technology with chargers and anything loaned our for remote learning.  Returning Devices: As the last day of school is June 29th, please return all technology, Chromebooks, IPads, SEA equipment to the Fern office on June 29th, June 30th or July 2nd. from 8am-4pm. Thank you for your help in this matter as we will need all this technology to be in classrooms for next school year.  Medication Pick Up: As students or families come into the school to pick up materials, please remember to stop by the office and pick up your Epi-Pens and any other medication that you may need over the summer.

Grade 8 Yearbook

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The yearbook is ready! It looks great!  The Parent Grad Committee will be distributing our Fern yearbook together with the parent grad gifts.  Thank you to our school yearbook committee, all our students, families and especially Mr. Nikolajevic and Mme. Morales for all their great work in getting this yearbook published.

Virtual Graduation 2021 Update

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Thursday, June 24th from 5-6 pm is dedicated to our Amazing Grade 8 Graduates!  As you know, the decision was made in March that all Spring Graduations are to be virtual to align with TPH measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, please note that we cannot hold any events in person for this school year.  We have been working hard over the last month with staff, students and families from both in-person and Virtual school to record and prepare a virtual graduation ceremony to share with our Grade 8 graduates and their families, on June 24th, 2021 at 5pm. We have planned a creative video to honour our graduates!  Please look out for an email from your Homeroom Teachers who will be giving you details about the viewing of our graduation ceremony through their online platform.  The release of the graduation video will be June 24th from 5-6 pm. Please join us at 5pm . For families that cannot make this time, the link will be available for 24 hours after our viewin

Office Refresh (Hi Vera!)

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Field Progress

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TODAY!! Ontario's first Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei, is coming virtually to Fern Ave. P.S

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  TODAY!!   We are very excited that  Ontario's first Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei, is coming virtually to Fern Ave. P.S!!  Tuesday, June 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zoom login (more zoom details below) https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/98659286970?pwd=Uk04L3ZhUkZWT0hOaTNwaW41RnpIQT09 Meeting ID: 986 5928 6970 Passcode: 405734 
   Randell is really inspiring with an amazing story to tell. He is making a huge impact on our city and the city’s youth.  If you can, jump on this zoom with your kids for an hour today! You won’t regret it.  

   Presented by the School Administration and the School Council's Equity and Inclusion Committee 
   Regardless of our age, gender, orientation, beliefs or class, we all face adversity. Adversity does not discriminate. But, what do we do when adversity comes in our lives? How do we maneuver when we feel stuck? This conversation will focus on the role of resilience in our lives and how the growth mindset developed Randell's optimism and his journey along the w

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