Please see below
information regarding a variety of subjects at Palmerston.
- Bicycles / Scooters / Skateboards
- Lost and Found
- Palmerston Daycare
- Report Cards
- Visitors to the School
Agendas: One important goal of the
agenda program is to establish a strong home-school communication
connection. Parents and teachers can exchange written communication
through the agenda.
Allergies: In consideration of those
children who have severe food allergies, such as nuts, we ask that you be
extremely cautious about preparing lunch foods or snacks which contain nuts. Please
be aware that we have students and staff with allergies and sensitivities to
scents and avoid wearing strong fragrances.
Bicycles / Scooters / Skateboards: Bicycles that are left in
the schoolyard must be locked and are left at the risk of the owner and they
are not the responsibility of the school to be protected. From a safety point
of view, please do not ride things like bikes, scooters or skateboards in the
yard when there are large numbers of students and parents present.
Communication: Newsletters and school
information notices will mostly be sent electronically. There are a
number of ways we send home information:
The Principal's Blog
- Parent Link (please click here for more information)
- Teacher Communications using the Student Agenda, written notes, or, in some cases, the classroom website
Dogs: Dogs and other animals are
not allowed in the schoolyard for safety and sanitary reasons. Signs to this effect are posted at the exterior entrances and in the schoolyard. Please encourage
your friends and neighbours to take their dogs to local parks during the
For more information
regarding animals in classrooms, please click here.
Footwear: Please send a pair of
“indoor shoes” with your child which can be stored at the school. They will be needed for Daily Physical
Activity (DPA) and for the classroom.
Homework: Homework is an important
link between your home and the school. It is an out-of-class learning
experience assigned by the teacher to enhance student learning. Homework should
be reviewed by teachers so that they know where students are in their learning
and how to better direct them towards their learning goals. Students learn best
when parents, students, and teachers work together. The TDSB has developed a
policy on homework and you can review this policy in by clicking here for tips, roles and responsibilities of the teacher student and parent.
Illness/Accidents: Children will be sent to
the office and appropriate first aid given (cleansing, bandages, ice packs).
Children will be returned to class if all is well, otherwise, parents will be
notified. In any case of a head injury, parents will be notified immediately.
In case of any other emergencies, parents will be notified and the office will
take appropriate measures (call ambulance, police etc.) Please ensure that we
have a current home and business telephone number for you at all times.
Lost and Found: It is a good practice to
label each item of your child’s clothing. Our Lost & Found is located on
the first floor by the office. For hygienic reasons, items will be discarded on
a regular basis. All articles are displayed for the term and then any remaining
items are donated. Through
experience, we have found that it might take a day or two for a child’s shoes
or lunchbag to make it back to the Lost and Found. If your child misplaces something, please
check the Lost and Found on a regular basis.
Palmerston Daycare: Palmerston Community
Daycare is located on the second and third floors of the Annex Building of
Palmerston Avenue Public School located at 734 Palmerston Avenue (just
northwest of Bathurst & Bloor). Click here for more information about
the Palmerston Daycare.
Report Cards: There is a Progress Report
in November. Report Cards are sent home
in February and the end of June. Parents
and guardians are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher at any time
throughout the school year to discuss any aspect of their child’s progress.
Visitors to the School: Visitors are expected to
begin their visit to our school at the office. All visitors and guests are
required to sign in at the office and wear identification.