Community Connections

Pelmo Presents....

STEAM in the Classroom

September 2020

Students engage in inquiry based learning, unplugged coding, and problem solving activities in the classroom.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics weave together to engage students!


Pelmo's Got Talent

Pelmo students are rehearsing very diligently for their big night!It promises to be a night of entertainment and fun!Please join us on Thursday, May, 24,2018.


Choral Festival

The PChoralelmo Park Choir performed at the Non-Competitive Choral Festival.We sang 2 musical pieces. The first one was “A Song of Piece”, performed in Latin. The second piece was “Foggy Birthday Shuffle”, which is a jazz piece. The experience was a lot of fun and educational because we were able to watch many other schools perform different pieces. We also were able to work with a vocal coach, after our performance. The choir demonstrated teamwork and represented Pelmo proudly! We would like thank Ms. Manalova and Ms. Chan for their time and effort!

~ Alicia Seyad and Aisha Farah ~

Black History Month

DrummondBy: Chanelle Hinds

Black History Month is all about appreciation and celebration. The reason why it is important is because we celebrate and honour the people in the past who have fought for equality and justice such as, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Viola Desmond, Harriet Tubman, and many more. Black History Month is celebrated in the United States and Canada in February, and in October in the United Kingdom and Netherlands. Black History Month is not only about admiring Black People, but is also about admiring people of all cultures and races who have fought for justice, and sacrificed their lives for equality.

My experience at our school’s African Heritage Month Assembly, was an experience to remember. At the assembly, the Dance Club performed an Afro Dance and a Step Routine. For the Assembly, the Choir also sang and danced to a Ghanaian Song, that was about a little girl and her mom. During the Assembly, we had Trevlyn Kennedy and Kenneth Slater join us and perform African drumming and a song for the staff, parents, and the students. We also had the famous Toronto CBC news anchor, Dwight Drummond, come to our school and talk to us. He inspired us to set goals for ourselves, take risks, believe in ourselves, and taught us to never give up on our dreams. That was an excellent experience for me because through that experience, I have now learned that anything is possible!


Chinese Heritage Month

Chinese New YearThe Toronto District School Board is proud to recognize Chinese Heritage Month (CHM) during the month of February. The theme selected by the CHM Planning Committee for the year is “Year of the Dog.” 

During this month, we celebrate the energetic culture and traditions of the Chinese community with students, staff and community members of the Toronto District School Board and the City of Toronto. The Chinese community is integral to the growth and success of the City of Toronto and Canada. Members of the Chinese community represent approximately 10 per cent of the total GTA population and form its second largest visible minority group. Canadians remember and appreciate the Chinese workers who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway that united our country.

Chinese-Canadians will recognize Chinese New Year on Friday, February 16 with celebrations throughout the month of February .The Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. This occasion is celebrated over many days which include a range of activities from fireworks displays, drumming, distinctive foods and arts and crafts.

 "Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself." - Chinese Proverb

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Chinese Proverb

African Heritage Month

African Heritage Month

February is African Heritage Month at the Toronto District School Board and an opportunity to recognize the experiences, contributions and achievements of African Canadians. This year’s theme is “From Africa to the World.”


Throughout the month of February, we will highlight the many contributions that the African community has made by offering several educational opportunities to our students, staff and the TDSB community. Opportunities include student visits to the ROM to experience exciting exhibits on the theme of Identity and Belonging to attending the Know Your Worth Conference. This conference is a joint collaboration with the TDSB and the Black Law Students’ Association and will take place at York University on February 28, 2018.


In addition, students across the system were invited to submit poster designs and six word essays embracing the theme “From Africa to the World.”