March Community What's Up

Davisville's monthly newsletter, "What's Up" is now available! If you did not receive it in your email and you would like to, please contact the office.

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The newsletter mentions a transition letter for Grade 6 students at Hodgson - click here for that message.

Choir Sings for the Raptors

UPDATE: Watch the performance here!

On Monday, December 8, the Davisville Grade 5 & 6 choir was at the Air Canada Centre to sing the national anthems before the Toronto Raptors game!  The choir, led by the extraordinary Ms. Konjhodzic, sang both The Star Spangled Banner and O Canada in front of a sellout crowd. We are very proud of the way they represented Davisville!

Dear Parent, About THAT Child

The following is a blog entry from a school administrator in Calgary which was posted in November. It is especially pertinent at this time, as report cards go home and families meet with classroom staff to discuss their child's progress. Please follow the link to read the whole post, it is worth your time.

Dear Parent:

I know. You’re worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting shoving pinching scratching maybe even biting other children. The one who always has to hold my hand in the hallway. The one who has a special spot at the carpet, and sometimes sits on a chair rather than the floor. The one who had to leave the block centre because blocks are not for throwing. The one who climbed over the playground fence right exactly as I was telling her to stop. The one who poured his neighbour’s milk onto the floor in a fit of anger. On purpose. While I was watching.  And then, when I asked him to clean it up, emptied the ENTIRE paper towel dispenser. On purpose. While I was watching. The one who dropped the REAL ACTUAL F-word in gym class.

You’re worried that THAT child is detracting from your child’s learning experience.

We Scare Hunger Food Drive

On Friday, November 6th 2014, our "We Scare Hunger" Campaign came to a close when over 300 food items and $100 cash donations were brought to the Fire Hall at Yonge and Eglinton for the Daily Bread Food Bank. Thank you to all of the students, teachers and Davisville families for supporting our campaign. Our efforts are greatly appreciated!

Members of the Me to We Club at the fire station with our food drive donation and the firefighters.

Support the Davisville Library this Holiday Season!

Cartoon dragon holding a paper - source: http://www.kephra.com.au/Online shopping at Indigo this month? Support the Davisville library while you're at it by purchasing an Indigo gift card through our online fundraiser! 20% of proceeds go to our school library. Here's how:
You can use your gift card yourself to shop online or you can give it to someone else to use! 

CDI Integra Series Workshops

The Child Development Institute is offering a series of workshops this winter surrounding learning disabilities. The overarching goal of the workshops is to increase knowledge, empathy and understanding of learning disabilities (LDs) and the social, emotional, and behavioural impact on children and adolescents. Our Community Education & Engagement program aims to prevent mental problems in this population by reaching out to caregivers and professionals who interact with them. 

Who: Workshops are primarily designed for parents/ caregivers of children with LDs. Family and community members, educators, counsellors and any other interested adults are welcome. * We regret that we are unable to provide childcare so unless workshops are specifically for children/youth, we ask that they do not attend.
Where:  Northern District Library, Community Room
When: Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 PM (see schedule for individual workshop information)
Cost: $15/workshop
To Register: Call 416-486-8055 or online click here 

For the complete workshop schedule, please download the schedule.

Mural Photo Deadline Extended

If you haven't submitted your child's photo (no group photos please!), the deadline to be included in the mural has been extended to Wednesday, March 4! 

At Home Alone Workshop

We are hosting a 2-hour workshop on how to prepare families and their 10 – 14 years olds on how to be at home safely. Please see the attached flyer.

 If you have any accommodations issues, please contact Voula Varsamidou.

If you would like to register, please contact Mrs. Farrelly directly.

Mrs. Farrelly – shona.farrelly@tdsb.on.ca

P&R Ball Hockey Cancelled Feb 13

A reminder that there is no Parks & Rec Ball Hockey on Friday, February 13 due to the PA Day. It will resume as usual the week after.

Kindergarten Web Chat

Extended French Registration

If you are considering applying for an Extended French program for your child (entering grade 4 or 7 in September 2015), please read the attached information for Open Houses. Please note that the application deadline is January 29, 2015.

Grade 4 Extended French

Grade 7 Extended French

SK French Immersion

French Immersion SK acceptance due by January 27th!

If you have transportation inquiries for the Early French Immersion Program at Davisville P.S., please visit tdsb.on.ca/earlyyears/kindergarten/transportation/ 

Two TDSB staff lauded for excellence in teaching

We're thrilled to have Ms. Rawlinson here at Davisville!  Congratulations!

Just one month into a new school year, and TDSB teachers are already making an impression on the awards circuit. Two TDSB staff were honoured recently for excellence in teaching. On September 25, Thistletown CI culinary arts teacher Keith Hoare was named Teacher of the Year by the Toronto Star. Earlier that week, The Ontario Teachers' Insurance Plan (OTIP) and the Ontario Teachers' Federation (OTF) chose grade 2 teacher Nancy Rawlinson from Davisville PS as one of three recipients of the OTIP Teaching Award for Excellence. 

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French Immersion Information Night

JK families, please note that the deadline to register for Early French Immersion was Friday, December 5!

Davisville's Early Immersion information night was on Tuesday, November 4.  If you missed it, you can download and view the presentation.

Registration ran from November 3, 2014 to December 5, 2014 at www.tdsb.on.ca/pars

French Immersion Kindergarten Open House

You're Invited!

Who:
Parents of students who are currently in Junior Kindergarten

When: Tuesday November 4, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.

Where: Gymnasium

There will be information outlining:
  • Registration process
  • Presentation from current teachers about programming
  • Questions
If your family is considering French Immersion for your child who is currently in JK, you are strongly encouraged to attend!

Latest News and Updates

Movie Afternoon 

  • Please stay tuned for more information on Movie Afternoons in 2014.
  • Proceeds go towards helping to fund field trips for your child's class. 
  • Print out a form and return to your child's teacher with $5.00

Pizza Lunch
  • Davisville's next Pizza Lunch Day of the year will take place on May 30
  • There is still time to sign your child up for the Pizza Lunch program. Find out more information here.
  • Please note that the Pizza Lunch days for 2014 are: June 13 and 25.
  • Fill out a form and return to your child's teacher

Food Share Lunch Program
  • Every Tuesday

Sports and Clubs are Back!
  • Sports programs are currently up and running! For more information,  click here.
  • Ms. R. is running the Paper Engineering Club in Room J4 on Fridays at lunch. 
  • Ms. Konjhodzic is leading the Junior Choir. Practices are on Tuesdays (7:45 - 8:35 a.m.) and Thursdays (12:00 - 12:35 p.m.).
  • Ms. Chong will be hosting the Calligraphy Club soon. Stay tuned for more information.  

Food For Thought

For the Fall 2013 term, Shannon Boersma, a nursing student from Ryerson University will be at Davisville every Wednesday. She has prepared a newsletter to educate the community about nut allergies. 


 
YELP – Youth Empowerment Leadership Program 
  • Session 3: April 26th – June 28th, 2014
  • Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. (Saturdays)
  • Cost: $350 per 10-week session
 
Eco Updates
  • Davisville P.S. is Gold Certified again
  • Eco School Club completes Wast Audit #1 in October. See results here

Davisville wins a Certificate of Appreciation!

The Bookswap Tree Planting Program has planted a tree behalf of Davisville P.S. in the Petticoat Reforestation site. Over the past year, our school has made various contributions and put forth a great effort to  preserve the environment and conserve precious funds. 

 

Davisville Redevelopment Updates

  • Board approval received on 12-12-12 to move forward! Click here for more information.



Welcome Back!

Welcome back! School starts on Tuesday, September 2 and we hope you're as excited to start as we are here!

Class lists will be posted on the schoolyard doors on Thursday, August 28. There will also be a map posted which will show where your class will be lining up on the first day.

On Tuesday morning, look for your teacher holding a sign with the teacher's name and room number outside the doors. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Past Events

 

Marlies Magic! 

 

On Saturday October 5, 2013, the Davisville Junior Choir had the privilege of singing the National Anthem at the Toronto Marlies Home Opener Hockey Game. Special thank yous go out to Ms. Sanela Konjhodzic for leading the choir, the students who committed to early morning and lunch time choir practices to perfect their singing, Tanya Murdoch for capturing the footage of this memorable day, and to the Davisville community who came to show their support. 

 

 

Cardboard Challenge 

 

 

During the week of October 15 - 18th, many classes in the school took part in the Eco-Club's Cardboard Challenge. The community pitched in and donated cardboard boxes and students used their imagination to create various masterpieces. Great job to all! Thank you to Davisville parent, Tanya Murdoch for capturing the busy students.
 

Waste Audit 

 
 
 
On October 23rd and 24th, Davisville P.S. and the Davisville Care Program underwent a waste audit by the Eco Club led by Mme. Thomas, and Mme. Cenac-Lopes. Please watch the video above and watch the action. For detailed results of their findings, please visit the Eco Schools page. Thank you to Tanya Murdoch for filming the audit.