Tuesday, June 25

Trustee: Shelley Laskin

Superintendent of Education:Andrew Howard

Principal:Carmelo Nanfara

Vice-Principal: Nadine Clarke

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The School Day- 2019-20

All students are expected to be on the school grounds by 8:40 in anticipation of entering the school at 8:52.In the afternoon, students are asked to be on the school grounds by 12:30 in anticipation of entering the school at 12:37. Staff will be outside by 8:40am (with class lists) on the first day of school to greet the students.


8:57-9:47Period 1

9:49-10:39Period 2

10:39-10:49Recess (grades 1 to 8)

10:49-11:39Period 3


12:39-1:29Period 4

1:31-2:21Period 5

2:21-2:31Recess (grades 1 to 8)

2:31-3:21Period 6

Kindergarten:Morning:9:00-11:39Lunch:11:39-12:39Afternoon: 12:39-3:00

Deer Park Staff- 2019-2020

Kindergarten to Grade 6 report cards will outline the room number that students will be going into in September. Below is a list of Deer Park staff for the 2019-20 school year and their corresponding room numbers. Please keep in mind that the teaching assignments and your child’s placement is tentative, pending any potential reorganization. Your ongoing support is appreciated.

Deer Park Jr and Sr School 2019/20

Carmelo Nanfara Principal

Nadine Clarke Vice-Principal

Susan MacDonald Office Administrator

Lisa Burk Secretary (morning)

Eun Sun Park Secretary (afternoon)


JK/SK (ECE Ms Teasdale)


JK/SK (ECE Ina Gorishti)

JK/SK (No ECE; 15 students)











7/8 Science

Grade 7 Math

Grade 8 Math

Gr. 7 Core + 7/8 Visual Arts

Gr. 7 Core+ Jr HSP/Resource

Grade 1-8 Mus/Drama/Dance

Double Core 7

Double Core 8

Double Core 8




Sr HSP/Resource/MART

Physical Disability ISP

0.5 Phys Disability/0.5 Lit




Swim Instructor

Swim Instructor




:Wendy Teasdale, Ina Gorishti, TBD


Rina Mero -HSP

Rebecca Lam- ISP

Phillip Cheong- ISP

Daniela Dospinoiu- ISP

SNA- Bessie Petropoulos

SNA- Jordan Campbell

CYW- Teisha Mullings


Paul Gancena, Tina Bedard, Craig Blenkhorn, Kerry Petrie, Joseph Rowland

Lunchroom Supervisors- Venus Jack, Lulu Wang, Smruti Wasnik, Jack Stimpson

Kinder Lunch Supervisors- Creena Bandy, Susan MacDonald, Mira Divljan, Anna Chimienti

Bicycle Safety

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, children will be participating in many outdoor activities like bike riding. The Toronto District School Board and Toronto Public Health want kids to be safe while playing outdoors this summer. Parents and caregivers can "stay a step ahead" by protecting children when they ride.

Here's how:
1. An adult should always supervise children 10 years of age or younger when they are using a bicycle or other wheeled sports equipment. Even older children may need on-going supervision when riding near the road.

2.Make sure children wear the correct helmet properly when they ride. Ontario's bike helmet law requires all children and youth under age 18 to wear an approved bike helmet when riding a bicycle.

3.Keep children away from traffic when they use wheeled sports equipment. Make sure they ride in a safe place.

4.Teach children how to:
a. steer, brake and ride in a straight line
b. wear the right safety gear, and
c. do a safety check every time they ride a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, use in-line skates or wear shoes with wheels.

5.Be within arm's reach when your children are learning to ride any wheeled equipment.

6.Always walk a bicycle, scooter or skateboard across a street intersection.

7.Tell children that you are happy when you see them riding safely.

8.Remind children of the safety rules when they forget.

9.Be a good role model - wear a helmet and safety gear yourself. Children copy what adults do.

Pedestrian Safety - Safety Tips for Parents

Children under nine should be accompanied by adults or older children when crossing the street. At this age, their judgment and perceptual skills are still immature, yet they often eagerly try to cross streets on their own in order to demonstrate some independence. Teach your children the rules of the road - start when they're young.

Think of it as gradually training your children about safety until all the connections are in place. By the time your child reaches age nine and can act independently, the road safety rules will be second nature.

- Teach children how to cross the street safely. Teach them to stop (before stepping onto the road), look left, right and left again, and listen for traffic before stepping out into the street. Teach children to wait until the street is clear and to keep looking until they have crossed the street. They should also look the driver in the eye before crossing.

- Teach children to recognize pedestrian crossing signals but not rely on them. Before crossing, children should also be sure the traffic has stopped. Remind them to continue across if the light changes to "Don't Walk" while they are in the crosswalk.

- Teach children to be extra alert when crossing at a corner with no traffic lights.

- Teach your children to stop at driveways, alleys and areas without curbs and to never run out onto the street.

- Teach children about the dangers of crossing the street between parked cars or when not at a corner. Children should cross only at corners and pedestrian crosswalks, not diagonally or between parked cars.

- Teach children to respect the role of the crossing guard and to understand his/her signals.

- Teach children that wherever possible they should walk on the sidewalk. In areas without sidewalks, teach children to walk as far away from the road as possible, facing approaching traffic (when there is no choice but to walk on the road).

- Teach children that playing games at railway crossings or around trains can be deadly. Teach children that the only way to cross railway tracks is to use designated railway crossings.

Follow the same rules that you want your child to follow. You may want to cut across the street in the middle of the block, but you want your child to learn to cross at the intersection. Be a good role model.

Reprinted with the permission of Safe Kids Canada. Visit for more safety tips on keeping children safe.

Sun Safe Behaviour

Getting students outside and active is good for their health but too much sun can have serious side-effects, including burns, eye damage, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer. We encourage all students to practice “sun safety.”

What exactly does sun safe behaviour look like?
• Cover up: Even on days with a moderate UV index students should wear a hat and sunglasses, especially if they'll be outside for over 30 minutes.

• Stay cool: Students should stay in shady areas, particularly at midday when the sun is strongest.

• Use sunscreen: Choose sunscreens with SPF 15 or higher that include protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

Have a great summer!