Reminder of the Jennifer Kolari presentation tomorrow at Leaside CI

Just a reminder of the Jennifer Kolari presentation at Leaside CI tomorrow (April 1st) entitled ‘Understanding the Teen Brain’ from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The flyer is attached.

Save the date – April 1st!


Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways

Conservation Authorities are reminding residents of dangers that exist near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes around this time of year and urge people to keep family and pets away from the edge of all waterways.

Spring is quickly approaching and with warmer temperatures, people look forward to getting outdoors. Warmer temperatures, however, also bring: rain, melting snow and ice which can contribute to higher, faster flowing water in watercourses.  Slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures can also lead to very hazardous conditions close to any body of water.  This year, there is a higher than normal amount of snow and ice cover in the Toronto region watersheds and this means a higher chance of ice jams and localized flooding during the melting period.  Extra caution is required.

Please keep family members and pets safely away from any water’s edge and help make this an enjoyable spring.

For more information, contact the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority: (416) 661-6514

Student absences pre or post March break

If your child is going to be absent from school prior to the beginning of the March break or returning after the end of the break (March 22nd) could you kindly forward a note to the Main Office or leave a voice mail indicating the exact dates of their absences and return date. Thank you.

Have a great March break.

Pizza lunch clarification

We greatly appreciate the outstanding participation in our Pizza lunch fundraiser. Our expectation is that during these dates students eat their pizza in the cafeteria and then are dismissed with the other students to go outside at the usual interval (usually about 20-25 minutes).

A number of students have indicated to us that they also have money to go and buy their lunch off property (in addition to their pizza). Unfortunately we have found that many students either drop their garbage on Fenn Ave and/or come back late to school because of the time it takes to get their pizza and travel/eat at Bayview and York Mills. Therefore we are asking parents and guardians to encourage their children who are involved in pizza lunch to purchase items from our cafeteria or bring additional food from home if they are still hungry, and remain in our supervised cafeteria during these particular lunches (8 times throughout the year).

We appreciate your support in maintaining the cleanliness of our neighbourhood and ensuring students are punctual for their afternoon classes.

Volunteers Needed for 2nd Shift Pizza Lunch

Help!  We are short volunteers for the second shift (12:15 – 1:00) of the March 11th pizza lunch.  Please email Amanda at if you can assist.  Thanks!

St. Andrews’s Parent Council

March newsletter

Attached is our March newsletter.

*Good luck to Mr. Corbett and the Intermediate band who are competing tonight at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

March 2015

Pizza Lunch this Wednesday – Volunteers Needed

This is a reminder that the sixth pizza lunch of the school year is this Wednesday, March 11, 2015.  We still need volunteers for each lunch shift. If you’re able to help from either 11:20-12:10 or 12:15-1:00 please email Amanda Cepler at Thanks!

St. Andrews Parent Council