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.
New Fundraising Initiative - Spring 2018
Please take a moment to read through this fundraising proposal created by Parent Council member Laura Sosin, in partnership with Principal Chatzis and Vice Principal McDonald. This presentation speaks to the importance of art to establish a engaging and creative space that will facilitate learning for all students at Dundas. This proposal was presented to the Parent Council executive team in March 2018 and endorsed by all executive members. At the April 2018 Parent Council general meeting, this material was again presented and discussed. Council members in attendance voted to dedicate the majority of parent council fundraising efforts for ths year and future years to the items included in this plan. Look for more updates as they become available.
Playground Revitalization Update
Have a look at the plans for an overall revitalization of the Dundas Jr. Public School campus!!
The drawings for the site can be viewed here.
June 2018 - The pit has been dug and prepared and gravel is now poured in. Stay tuned for more information as to when the new playstructure will be finished and inspected by the required safety authority. We are hoping to have the official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, as part of the Dundas Fun Fair on June 23, 2018!
April-May 2018 - Construction fences are now up! Construction vehicles, equipment and supplies will be kept in these areas. Please be sure to remind your kids in Grade 1 - 5 to be extra cautious when moving around this area of the school. All facilities staff who are working on the playground are required to sign in at the front office and co-ordinate with Dundas' Head Caretaker Joe Amato.
January 2018 - The TDSB Facilities staff have confirmed the playground construction will go ahead in Spring of 2018. The other initial element of the overall grounds will be the resurfacing of the basketball courts and the installation of the basketball nets provided by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE).
September 2017 - All funds raised for the playground construction are still sitting in trust with the TDSB. Unfortunately the estimates for construction have come back as too expesnsive. The project will have to be re-tendered in a different way. Principal Chatzis is now working with TDSB Facilities staff to determine next steps. The hope is to separate out the construction of the playground and start it before the other elements of the overall revitalization.
June 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.
Spring 2017 - The TDSB Facilities staff have created a document to solicit bids on the construction of the playground equipment and area. Bid proposals are reviewed. The hope is that construction will begin this summer.
January 2017 - Concurrent to the work of the Dundas Parent Council, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has 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.
September 2016 - The Dundas Parent Council is continuing to dedicate nearly all funds raised to a new play structure to be placed in the southeastern corner of the Dundas property. Parents, staff and students have now been asked 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.
September 2015 - Parent Council decides to dedicate a majority of fundraising efforts to construction of a new playstructure. This will significantly reduce the congestion on the existing climber as the school population continues to grow.
Please check back here or click through to the Parent Council Meeting Minutes to learn the latest!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!