Before and After School Programs – Insufficient Interest for Sept. 2018

The TDSB Early Years Team has recently informed St. Andrew’s JHS that  based on the Grade 5 Before and After School Programs (BASP) survey results conducted in our feeder schools, there was insufficient interest to develop a BASP at St. Andrew’s for September 2018.




Power back on at St. Andrew’s

Power is back on and classes are in session.

Power outage

Please note that there is no electricity at st andrews. If parents wish to keep their children, please do so.

Pizza Lunch #7 – Wed, April 18th

Just a friendly reminder that this upcoming Wed., April 18th will be our next pizza lunch.

We require volunteers to help with the distribution of pizza and snacks.  If you can afford some time please come and help.

First lunch:  arrive at 11:25 a.m. Second lunch:  arrive at 12:20 pm. If you are interested in helping or have any questions please email me at  Thank you and have a great weekend!


April 11th Parent Council Meeting and Parent Workshop

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Dear Parents,

Please join us on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 for a short St. Andrew’s Parent Council meeting, followed by a parent workshop on “Raising Resilient Children”.  The workshop funded through a Parents Reaching Out grant from the TDSB will be delivered by Sherry Campbell, Registered Physiotherapist and Professional Speaker.

Draft Minutes from the February 28, 2018 Parent Council meeting are attached, as well as the brief meeting agenda for Wednesday.  Note that the Parent Council meeting will begin at 6:30 for 15 minutes.

Denise Vavaroutsos

Chair, St. Andrew’s Parent Council


SAJH Slo-Pitch updates and equipment request

We are about to begin tryouts for our two Slo-Pitch teams this week.

  • Girls’ Team tryouts begin this Thursday after school.
  • Today’s Boys’ Team tryouts have been cancelled due to weather and field conditions; we will start next Tuesday after school.

Note that any student wanting to try out MUST have returned a completed permission form in order to participate.

We are also looking for donated equipment (can be used!) to replace aging gear and to share with students – some of our students do not have their own gear and donations would enable them to participate.  We are seeking the following:

  • BATS – 22oz or lighter, 34″ barrel bats.  Must say “Official Softball” in order to be used in slo-pitch tournaments.  Must be metal (no wooden bats, please).
  • GLOVES – baseball or softball gloves (softball preferred). Left-handed and right-handed gloves are both helpful.

TDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan Consultation

The Toronto District School Board is working on a Multi-Year Strategic Plan and wants to hear from you!

The Multi-Year Strategic Plan will act as a high level statement of intent for the TDSB for the next three or more school years, set direction and identify system goals to support its 246,000 students and 583 schools. We value input from parents/guardians, families, students and staff and invite you to provide feedback on the draft Multi-Year Strategic Plan documents. To learn more and provide input online, please visit: