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John D Parker Junior School

Latest News

Winter Break

The last day of school before winter break is Friday, December 17, 2021. Students will return to school on Monday, January 3, 2022. We are wishing you all a Happy and safe holiday.

Covid-19 Student Health Pass

Please remember to sign and date your child’s covid health pass daily. 

Coats, Snowpants & Boots!

Please write your child’s full name inside all winter coats, snowpants and boots. Younger children will need lots of practice to master zippers, laces and snaps.  Please help with this at home. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at St. Angela’s Catholic School.

Children 5 – 11 are now eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination. There will be a clinic held at 220 Mt. Olive Dr. (just next door to John D Parker) The dates and times are below:

•Friday, December 3, 2021

Clinic Hours 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

•Saturday, December 4, 2021

Clinic Hours - 9:00 am –4:00 pm Please write your child’s full name inside all winter coats, snow pants and boots. Younger children will need lots of practice to master zippers, laces and snaps. Please help with this at home.

Fun Days at JDP

Monday Dec. 13th: Sports Theme Day

Tuesday Dec. 14th: Crazy/Silly Hair Day

Wednesday Dec. 15th: Holiday Sweater

Thursday Dec. 16th: Canada day

Friday Dec. 17th: Pajama Day

Pick-Up at the Outside Doors

Thanks to all the parents who wait outside for their child at the appropriate door. Controlling access to JDP will make the school safer for all the children. All students & visitors are required to wear a mask on school property. Remember to social distance while dropping off and picking up students.

School Start Time!

All students should be at their class entrance doors by 8:55am and lined up with their student health pass ready to be checked.

Winter of Hope Every year we collect non-perishable food items to donate to YWS. The repel effects of Covid-19 has caused more homelessness and the need for access for food and the basic everyday needs. Together we can make a difference by bringing in a food item to assist people and their families who may be struggling. Please bring in a non-perishable food item and show it to your teacher. Your teacher will take it to the main foyer and place the food item in the boxes provided. The class that collects the most food items will receive a special gift of school supplies and stickers. Your continued support is much appreciated.

October 30, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Morning Meal program to support the well-being of students which is part of our school’s plan to support student success. The morning meal is open to all students and will start on November 9, 2020.

The morning meal will consist of 2-3 food groups. The menu is approved by Toronto Public Health, and follows Canada’s Food Guide. All food will respect religious accommodation (Halal) and be in accordance to TDSB food allergy policy. A menu will be shared with you once available.

(416) 394 – 7530.We respect your decision, however, please send a nutritious snack with your child each day. Do not send food with peanuts.

We are requesting $30 per year.


Director of Education Update on School Closures

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Categories: Happenings @ TDSB

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Today, the Ontario government announced that, due to the continued spread of COVID-19, all publicly-funded schools in Ontario, including those at the TDSB, will remain closed to students until Monday, May 4, 2020. The government also said that as we approach these dates, the decision will be revaluated and that the closure may be extended based on public health advice. Please note that child care centres, Extended Day Programs and EarlyON programs located in our schools will also remain closed until April 13, according to the province’s Declaration of Emergency, which only allows closures to be extended for one 14-day period at a time.

For more on today’s announcement, please read Minister of Education Stephen Lecce’s letter to parents and guardians.

As we have previously shared, TDSB staff have already begun the significant task of connecting with all students and families as we prepare to re-establish teacher-led learning beginning Monday, April 6. We know that parents/guardians will have a number of questions including how this upcoming learning will be marked and how report cards will work. As assessment policy is the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, we are working with them to better understand the expectations and we will support our students through the process. As always, we will share this information as soon as possible. Continued...



Staff and Classes


Office Staff

Principal Deepa Karamjeet Grewal
Office Administrator Tammy Rempel
Secretary Hiral Purohit    


Caretaking Staff

Managing Caretaker Norm Bailey
Evening Caretaker Dan Boucher


Classroom Teachers/Early Childhood Educators

JK/SK A Jhamb/Hader-White    
JK/SK B Dube/Cabral
JK/SK C Hinatsu/Prosper    
JK/SK D Hosein/Manak
JK/SK E Kirsh/Taylor    

Grade 1 A

Grade 1 B Gillmore
Grade 1 C Schwartz

Grade 2 A

Grade 2 B Kagal
Grade 2 C Mehangrey/Joy
Grade 2/3


Grade 3 A


 Grade 3 B Kang
 Grade 3/4 Bynoe-Walker

 Grade 4 A

 Grade 4 B Brown
Grade 5 A

Grade 5 B Peter



Support and Programs

ESL-AM Mocherniak


SERT Gr.1 & 4 Vetro
SERT Gr.2 & 3  Batstone
SERT Kindergarten Jones
LOI 4/5 AM Sert Gr. 5 PM Gillis
Health/Phys-Ed Hamilton
French Plopeanu
Library Mocherniak
Music Cervini
Art Jones




Educational Assistants

SNA (Gr 4/Kindergarten) Mrs. Sarwary
EA (HSP) Chandok


Lunchroom Supervisors











 L. Doolsingh




 V. Gordon





 S. Ibrahim




 B. Gnanasundaram