Topic: Davisville JPS

 Site Plan Approval Sought for Davisville School Replacement

Urban Toronto (May 10)
Summary: An application for Site Plan Approval has put the wheels in motion for the replacement of Davisville Jr. Public School and Spectrum Alternative School, just east of Yonge Street. The educational facility is one of 30 Ontario schools set to benefit from a 2015 $498 million provincial capital funding commitment, and will be subject to a full rebuild.

Veterans, students kickoff Remembrance Day campaign

CTV (October 28)

Summary: Students from Davisville PS were on hand to help launch the Royal Canadian Legion’s poppy campaign.

Veterans, students kickoff Remembrance Day campaign

Food Allergies/RH McGregor

Torontoist (November 9)

Summary: Forget parents complaining about crafting lunches picky eaters will approve. This fall, some Toronto parents have been grumbling about pleasing school guidelines. But these complaining parents are actually the rare bad apples ruining the bushel.

Why Parents Who Complain About School Food Restrictions Need to Relax

Teacher turns costume shopping trip into teachable moment about cultural stereotypes

CBC (October 19)

Summary: A Toronto teacher is turning a disappointing Halloween shopping trip into a teachable moment for his students, after finding costumes that promote cultural stereotypes of Indigenous people. Denis Bell, a Grade 6 French immersion teacher at Davisville Junior Public School, wrote about his experience in a Facebook post. He had gone to Party City to buy some supplies he needs to make his son's Halloween costume. While there, he found the so-called "Western" section, which had numerous costumes, wigs and accessories that build on stereotypical Indigenous themes.

Teacher turns costume shopping trip into teachable moment about cultural stereotypes