General Alert
The Government of Ontario announced that all schools in the province, including those at the TDSB, will be moving to remote learning following the April break.
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Food for Kids Program

We know that the closure of schools has been difficult for many families, especially those who rely on school-based Student Nutrition Programs. The TDSB and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success have teamed up to provide families at your school with $50 grocery store food cards (one per TDSB student). If your family would benefit from this card, please complete the registration form online.
Online Registration Form

Friendly Reminders

  • School is closed to visitors and in-person learning until February 10, 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Please refer to our school board website for official updates on when school will reopen https://www.tdsb.on.ca/ 
  • Please remember that all parents must check into the main office upon entry into the school.
  • If your child comes home for lunch, please make sure they do not return prior to 12:30, when adequate supervision is in place.
  • Pop, chips, or candy are not to be brought into the school.
  • Cellphones and personal electronic devices are best left at home. If you do allow your child to bring these items to school, please remind them that they are to be kept in their locker. The use of such items in the classroom is at the discretion of the classroom teacher for instructional purposes only. We are not responsible for loss or damage that my occur.
  • As part of our Eco Schools initiatives, you are encouraged to pack litterless lunches so that waste is reduced and everything brought to school can be taken back home.

Swimming

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Thanks to the Pam McConnell Aquatic Centre in Regent Park, Lord Dufferin is able to provide students from grade 5 to 8 with free swimming lessons as part of the Phys. Ed. curriculum. Each class will have a 3-week module with swimming instruction provided on the Monday, Tuesday , and Wednesday of each week during afternoon class time.eck by 2:00. Lessons will be about an hour in length.

All students are required to participate. Please return signed permission forms when your class' module comes around, and have a swimsuit and towel ready.

This is an exceptional opportunity for our students, particularly if they and don't know how to swim at all. Learning the basics like floating, treading water, proper breathing and simple strokes could mean the difference between life and death if for some reason, they found themselves in a situation involving water and needed to know the basics for their personal safety.

Currently, Mr. Quinlan's Gr 7 & 8 boys, as well as Ms Addie's Gr. 7 boys are completing their module. Their last day is Wednesday, October 

Parents' Talk & School Council Elections



Parent Information


Parent's talk and election. September 25th, 2019. Join us in the library to find out about upcoming events and to be involved in your community. We will also be electing out School Council representatives at this time. 


Free snacks!

 




Childminding provided! 

If you have any questions, contact us by email: LordDufferin.SchoolCouncil@tdsb.on.ca or find us on Facebook @ldpsparentcouncil

Swimming

Swimming

Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in April, there will be swimming sessions for the intermediate division. The girls will be going on Wednesdays, and the boys on Thursdays. It is a safety session designed to address survival skills in case of an emergency around water. Please bring your swimming suits and towels and come ready to learn and have fun. 

Congratulations Boys' Soccer!

Soccer Dragons

Congratulations to our Dragons on the Boys' Soccer Team, who won EVERY GAME at their tournament on Thursday, October 11th! Amazing, guys! A big thank you and congratulations go out to Mr. Kunnas.

Parent Council

Parent Council

Parent Council Meeting Thursday, October 11th at 5:30 pm.

Come and get more involved in your child's education and in the Lord Dufferin Community!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with those closest to you. We will see everyone back in class  Tuesday morning, October 9th.

Cross-Country Running

Cross-Country Running

Congratulations to our Dragons on the Cross-Country Running Team, who had  their meet on Wednesday, October 3rdThe South Conference Finals will be on Monday, October 15th.

Steel Pan Band Program

Steel Pan Band

For those students interested in the withdrawal steel pan program, forms were made available last week and must be signed and returned by Tuesday, October 9th prior to the start of the program.

Orange T-Shirt Day

Friday, September 28th is Orange T-Shirt Day to acknowledge the residential schools experience for indigenous peoples and to keep the discussion about reconciliation going. We remember those who suffered abuse at those schools and to come together in reconciliation to move our country and all of its people forward. 

Visit http://www.orangeshirtday.org/ to learn more about the significance of the orange shirt and why it was chosen as a symbol for this day. 

Terry Fox Run

TerryFoxRunThis year's Terry Fox Run will take place on Thursday, September 27th. Please consider making a donation to help fund research and the fight against cancer. A suggested amount is $2.00, as the saying "Toonies for Terry" would suggest, but any amount helps and is greatly appreciated.

Band Program

Band

The withdrawal band program begins Thursday, Sept. 27th. Any student that is interested should have their form signed and returned by that time.

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Meet the Teacher Night 1

Come out on Thursday, September 20th for our Meet the Teacher BBQ. Join us in the auditorium at 5:30 and meet the new principal, Mrs. Nichols. After a brief welcome, you can move around the building to the various classes and meet your child's teachers. The evening will end off with a BBQ outside. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Picture Day

Children's Photos

School Photo Day is coming up Tuesday, September 18th. A reminder to refrain from wearing a solid green colour TOP, as it will clash with the green screen that allows for the choice of backgrounds offered.

Bicycle Club

Bike Riders

Lord Dufferin's Bicycle Club kicks off on Wednesday, September 12 and will run every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.  Bike safety and bike repair will be addressed, followed by a ride around the neighbourhood. You must bring a helmet with you. If you do not have one, see Ms Weis. It will continue until the weather gets too cold.