The Dundas Parent Council fundraises for the school through events like Bake Sales, Movie Nights and our annual Dundas Fun Fair in June.
The Parent Council also has other ongoing fundraising programs, like partnering with Indigo FlipGive and with Mabel's Labels, which give a percentage of funds to the school. These funds support our students through sponsorships of field trips, gym equipment, classroom equipment, and special programs such as the Garden Educator and Scientists In The School.
If you would like to make a DONATION to the Dundas Parent Council you can write a cheque to
Dundas School Parent Council.
Please hand in cheques at Parent Council meetings or at the front office of the school. All donations over $20 will receive a Tax Donation Receipt from the TDSB.
Playground Revitalization Update
From 2015 to 2017, the Dundas Parent Council decided to raise money for a new play structure to be placed in the southeastern corner of the Dundas property. This would significantly reduce the congestion on the existing climber as the school population continues to grow. In September 2016, parents, staff and students were able to give ideas for the play structure. The students were in favour of a slide and more climbing equipment. Following advice from the Board, Parent Council made a strong push to complete fundraising for the playstructure by June of 2017.
Dundas Parent Council was able to contribute a total of $42,999.11. THANK YOU to all of the parents, families, community members, teachers and staff at Dundas who have helped to fundraise this money! Countless volunteer hours have gone to this effort. Please know that you have made a difference. This will be a lasting contribution to our school and community.
Concurrent to the work of the Dundas Parent Council, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) also committed to revitalize the grounds surrounding Dundas, which also service Queen Alexandra Middle School and the SEED Alternative School. The TDSB is spending $215,000 to upgrade the school site: fencing and gates around the property, tree planting, resurfacing of the running track and hard court, replacement of long jump pits, sod replacement in the kindergarten yard, and repair of the soccer field. The drawings for the site can be viewed here.
The playstructure project was added as a component of this overall plan and the process is being led by the TDSB; Principal Chatzis is the lead for Dundas. Most recently, Principal Chatzis and a Parent Representative have been able to follow up with Facilities representatives from the TDSB. They confirm that groundbreaking for the new playstructure is targeted for March 2018. They are expecting the project to take 6 - 8 weeks.
Please check back here or click through to the Parent Council Meeting Minutes to learn the latest!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!