HELLO DAVISVILLE FAMILIES!!
Here’s what’s news around our school this week. Be sure to check our NOTABLE DATES for the month at the bottom of the newsletter!
FROM SCHOOL COUNCIL
FROM AROUND THE SCHOOL
- WINTER CLOTHING SWAP/BAGS-2-SCHOOL SUMMARY
- SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY DEC. 11 - 7PM GLEBE
- BAKE SALE AT THE WINTER CONCERT - WEDNESDAY DEC. 19TH - VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
- SHONA FARRELLY IS AWAY FROM DEC. 10 - 14
- CBC CANADIAN MUSIC CHALLENGE SUBMISSION
- HOLIDAY MAIL
- DRAGON POINTS
- STUDENT vs STAFF VOLLEYBALL - TUESDAY!
- PIZZA LUNCH SIGN UP THROUGH SCO
- TEACHER GIFTS THROUGH CLASS CONNECTORS
FIRST ANNUAL Hodgson MS/Davisville PS ECO CLUBS CO-HOSTED WINTER
BAG2SCHOOL / CLOTHING SWAP EXTRAVAGANZA WRAP:
Congratulations to the Eco clubs from Hodgson and Davisville and all participating students and families in our community. From November 21-December 6 2018 we diverted about 2500 lbs of textiles from the landfill.
The classes were grouped into sister class teams to compete for the most donations (donations weighed by the Hodgson Eco Club) and the winning class team brought in 370 lbs of donated clothes
(they blew the top off the chart) The classes (Hodgson 7C, & Davisville's M. Kule and Ms. Chang) will all get a pizza lunch as a prize, timing to be arranged by eco club teachers.
To see more details and some photos please see the attached poster. Thanks to all the teachers, staff, administrators, students and parent volunteers who made this such a success for our community!
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING
This Tuesday is the last meeting for the fall term at Glebe. Please come and join us to catch up on what has been done this term and what we have planned for 2019! Everyone is welcome - there will be light snacks and free childminding.
7pm at Glebe - 20 Glebe Rd. E.
WINTER CONCERT AND BAKE SALE AT VRA
Council will be hosting a Bake Sale at the upcoming winter concert - please volunteer to bake or work at the tables during that evening - please see link below to sign up!
On December 19th there will be a Winter Concert at Vaughan Road Academy - the evening will begin at 6:30pm. Please see the following list of classes that will be performing. You should be receiving an email from your teacher or the music teachers with further instruction - Please know that everyone is invited!
FI Grade 5 class
FI Grade 6 class
FI Grade 1 (Mme. Potter's class)
Grade 5 (Ms. Chong's class - will also include the grade 4s from Lambert's 3/4 class)
Grade 4/5 (Ms. Casselman's class)
Primary Choir (Grades 1,2,3)
Junior Choir (Grades 4,5,6)
FROM AROUND THE SCHOOL
Shona Farrelly is away this week - between Dec. 10th -14th - should there be any immediate questions please email either Cathy Macina-Ciardullo and/or Brandon Culakovski.
CBC CANADIAN MUSIC CHALLENGE
CBC runs a Canadian Music Class challenge contest every year. Music teachers pick from a list of popular/classic Canadian songs that the CBC provides and prepares a class/classes to make a video recording for their youtube channel. Judges choose winning schools in various age categories and the winners receive a monetary prize towards their music programs!
This year Avi Shragge participated for the first time with the grade 6 FI class. Here's the link to the video recording. Best of luck to the group - the work is amazing!!
Every year around this time staff and students create a "village" within the school and a system to receive holiday mail - it's a time where students develop and refine their letter writing skills by sending letters and cards to various students and staff throughout the school building. Each hallway is given a designated street name (e.g. the Office Hallway is Star Avenue) and each room (sometimes staff member) is given a number (generally corresponds with classroom number). In the Holiday Mail program, our school is known as Davisville Village and our postal code is J0Y 1C1
Holiday Mail will be running from Dec. 10th through the 21st!
Dragon Points is beginning Monday Dec. 10th. This is a positive reinforcement model being employed to promote our core school rules which include Walking Quietly and Safely, Treating Others with Kindness, Responding Politely with Adults, Caring for our Shared Spaces, Playing and Travelling safely. Please see the poster at the bottom of this email!
FROM OUR WARD - NEW WARD 8
Starting December 1st 2018, our school is part of one of the new amalgamated wards in Toronto. Please see the below links for more information on our ward and our Trustee, Shelley Laskin.
If you are not already signed up for Shelley Laskin's Weekly Newsletter - you may do so by following the below link.
PIZZA LUNCH SIGN UP
**KINDLY DISREGARD IF YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE WHOLE YEAR**
***please sign up prior to Dec. 21st to insure your child will receive pizza the first week back***
The second half of the year for pizza lunch sign up is now on your school cash online account. If you have only paid for the first half of the year - you can now register your child for the remainder of the year. Please keep in mind that if you want your child to receive pizza lunch on Fridays during the school year - they must be registered. Our school offers support to those families who would like for their child to receive pizza lunch - if you would like to know more please contact Shona Farrelly for more information - email@example.com.
Every year we reach out to families through the class connectors to suggest organizing a gift for your teachers - we will be doing the same this week - please keep an eye out for the email! The deadline for contributing to the non-classroom staff gifts is Dec. 14th. - Please contact Anya Laskin if you have any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
MILK BAG COLLECTION
For the duration of the year our Eco Club will be collecting the outer milk bags for their project to hand weave sleeping mats for those in third world countries. Please send in your clean, outer milk bags for this amazing project!!
NOTABLE DATES FOR DECEMBER
DECEMBER - 4TH - LAST DAY OF WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE/SWAP
DECEMBER - 7TH - PA DAY
DECEMBER - 11TH - COUNCIL MEETING - 7PM AT GLEBE
DECEMBER 14TH - PIZZA LUNCH
DECEMBER 19TH - WINTER CONCERT AND BAKE SALE AT VRA
DECMEBER 20TH - CRAZY HAT DAY AT SCHOOL
DECEMBER 21ST - PIZZA LUNCH - LAST DAY OF 1ST TERM - PYJAMA DAY!!!!
DECEMBER - 24TH - JANUARY 4TH - WINTER BREAK
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