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Dunlace Public School


Congratulations Dunlace School on being part of the Sarah’s Food Drive School Challenge!



 Sarah (a student at Northlea School) started this food drive when she was in Grade One, after hearing a story on the radio about Daily Bread Food Bank. It made her sad to hear that there were people who lived five minutes away from her that did not have food to eat.  After hearing that story, she was determined to do something about it.  Sarah, who is now 13, has joined forces with her sister Claire, who is 9, to lead youth in getting involved with their food drive campaign. Read more about the story here:


  • Since it's inception, Sarah's Food Drive has raised over 150, 000 lbs. of food for the Daily Bread Food Bank

  • Sarah’s Food Drive is now the largest community-based food drive that supports Daily Bread Food Bank

  • This year, Sarah and her sister Claire are trying to raise 80,000 pounds of food

  • This year, 14 schools (7,000 students) will participate in the School Challenge


The School Challenge is a week long campaign where students at participating schools are asked to bring non-perishable food items to school. These items will be collected and donated to Daily Bread Food Bank. Please check our website, under Claire’s Corner, for a list of food that are most needed.

DUNLACE is on TEAM EAST (we use Bayview Avenue as the dividing line).


In addition to the collection of non-perishable food items, we also have an online donation option. We have created a specific donation page for the Dunlace School Community. This is a great way to donate to Sarah’s Food Drive and also have your contributions count toward the School Challenge.  Daily Bread considers every dollar donated as 1 pound of food.  ($1=1 pound)


Please share it with other family members and friends—it is a great way to have extended family participate in the School Challenge.

Thank you for participating in this years School Challenge.  Your donations will make a real impact on so many people that count on the support of Daily Bread Food Bank. 

Good luck to all of you at DUNLACE! Go Team EAST!


29 September 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We wanted to provide you with an update about job action being taken by teaching staff represented by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represent support staff.

Currently, both unions are in ongoing province-wide labour negotiations with the Government of Ontario and public school boards. As a result, members of ETFO and CUPE are taking part in a legal job action that will impact our schools.

It’s important to note that schools remain open and instructional programs continue to run. During these extraordinary times in our schools, principals and vice-principals are working together with staff to maintain a caring and positive school environment. As always, student safety and learning remain the top priorities of all TDSB staff, and superintendents are in daily contact with our schools to assess any concerns.

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Recently, ETFO escalated its work-to-rule campaign to include a number of new measures — the full list of which was posted on September 18th at As a result, some activities and events (e.g. curriculum nights and fundraising events) may need to be postponed or cancelled. Wherever possible, schools are working to reschedule affected events.

ETFO has stated that if sufficient progress is not made in negotiations it MAY implement rotating one-day strikes in October. Should rotating strikes occur, we will provide you with as much notice as possible about the impact on our schools.

Canadian Union of Public Employees (e.g. custodians, school office staff, educational assistants)

Today, CUPE has started a partial withdrawal of services which includes:

 Not sweeping entrances and hallways

 Not doing school compost programs

 Not cutting grass or cleaning up leaves unless there is a safety concern

 Not collecting or accepting money for school-related initiatives and fundraising

A full list of CUPE’s directives to its members is available at

As the withdrawal of services continues, it MAY have a more significant impact on school activities and permits.

Please note, child care programs are currently operating according to their normal schedules.

As you can imagine, principals and vice-principals have had to take on additional tasks as a result of the ongoing job action and we appreciate your patience. During this time, there may be some delays when trying to contact your school office. While we appreciate offers of assistance from parents, volunteers cannot fulfill the duties of staff during a legal job action.

For all the latest labour information, visit

We remain hopeful that a fair agreement can be reached between unions, the Government of Ontario and public school boards in the very near future.


Robin Pilkey Donna Quan

Chair Director of Education

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