York Mills Frosh – event flyer

York Mills CI is hosting FROSHientation, a chance for incoming students to meet classmates, receive their timetable, pay SAC fees, and get to know their new school.  It will take place on:

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Grade 9s:  9:00 am to 11:30 am
Grade 10s:  12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

YMCI Frosh flyer 2018


Parent Council Minutes, May 30th

St. Andrew’s Minutes May 30th^J 2018

Dear Parents,

 Attached are the draft minutes from our last St. Andrew’s Parent Council meeting for this school year – May 30, 2018.  The next meeting is September 26, 2018.  We will hold Parent Council elections on this date.  Consider participating as a member of the Council, a voice during the meetings, or volunteer during events.

Thank you also for your support with the fundraising events – direct donation, pizza lunches, popcorn days, bake sales, and SPC card sales.  The funds raised enhanced curriculum and school experiences for our children – the Robotics Club, the PhysEd dance program, the music program, and the grade 8 and 9 graduations.  More cafeteria benches, supplies for the school garden, and art supplies for a school sculpture were purchased.

 Happy summer!

 Denise Vavaroutsos

Chair, St. Andrew’s JHS Parent Council


Cuts for Carley cancer fundraiser: Wednesday at 8:15a

Our annual Cuts for Carley has its final event of the year on Wednesday morning.  We’ll be gathering in the caf at 8:15am to watch as a group of students and Ms. Wong all cut their ponytails to be donated towards wigs for cancer patients.  Family members of the students donating their hair are welcome to attend.  Students and community members who cut and donated their hair separately this year are also invited to attend.

Later in the day during lunch, Mr. Della-Schiava will have his head shaved by a student.

All donations this year are being put towards Bladder Cancer research.  Donations can still be made online at http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/SAJHcuts2018

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Monday June 25th-Gr. 8 & 9 Graduations; Early Dismissal

Our Grade 8 and Grade 9 Graduation ceremonies will be taking place on Monday, June 25th.  The Gr. 9 Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in our cafetorium and is expected to run from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  The Gr. 8 ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Sir John A. Macdonald CI (at 2300 Pharmacy Avenue).  Due to preparations for the two ceremonies, all St. Andrew’s JHS students will be dismissed from school at 11:50 a.m. on the 25th.  For those students who need to remain at school, we will be running a supervised study hall in the library from 11:50 a.m. to the end of the school day at 3:11 p.m.  If staying, please remember to bring a lunch/drinks as the cafeteria is not available for purchasing food during the final week of school.

Gr. 9 students are to arrive back at St. Andrew’s no later than 1:30 p.m. and they are to assemble in the gymnasium.

Gr. 8 students are to arrive at Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate by 4:15 p.m. and assemble in the cafeteria next to the auditorium where the ceremony will be held. Following the ceremony, students attending the reception are to proceed to Fantasy Farm, 50 Pottery Road.  Only those students who have already paid may attend the reception.  Dinner will be served at approximately 7/7:15 p.m. with a dance to follow.

Parents/guardians are to be at Fantasy Farm by 10:30 p.m. at the latest to pick up their child/children. Do NOT send Uber or taxis, as we will not allow them to leave without a parent present.

Summer school: Secondary registration open; Elementary spaces limited

Summer school registration is still open for both Elementary and Secondary programs, though some Elementary programs are filled.  Registration procedures are different, so please read the following info carefully.


ELEMENTARY summer school

  • A number of sites are already filled; call the desired school to see if there are spaces available.
  • Each program is run locally, and has a different focus.
  • Unless noted, all programs run from July 4 to July 27, 2018
    • Program Dates for Henry Kelsey SPS are July 4 to July 17, 2018
  • List of programs, locations, forms, etc: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/Elementary-Summer-School
    • Address: click to see map
    • Program Focus: click for flyer
    • Registration Form: click for the form specific to each school
  • Form requires a signature and documents from your child’s current school
  • Registration forms will be forwarded to the school in which the student is applying to.



  • Registration is active, and closes at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 27, 2018.
  • If a student is worried about passing a course, it’s recommended they register now to ensure that space is kept available.
  • All classes begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 and conclude on Friday, July 27, 2018 (Regular attendance and punctuality are mandatory. Family vacation plans cannot be accommodated.)
  • Regular Credit Courses: new credit, or re-take a course previously taken to upgrade a mark.
    • 1.0 credit 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m each day for 1.0 credit courses
    • Civics, Careers and Math transfer course are half-day.
  • Remedial Credit Courses: course completed during this school year, with final mark being at least 35% but below 50%.
    • 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. OR in the afternoon, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    • Not all courses will be available in the morning time-slot.
  • Details and online registration: www.tdsb.on.ca/highschool/goingtohighschool/nightschoolandsummerschool/summerschool.aspx


SECONDARY ONLINE summer school

  • Registration for e-Summer school 2018 is now open!
  • July 2018 session
    • Registration for July summer session closes on June 19, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    • Orientation: June 27-28, 2018
    • First Day of Session: July 3, 2018
    • Final exam: July 26, 2018
    • Last day of session: July 30, 2018
  • August 2017 session
    • Registration for the August summer session closes on July 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm
    • Orientation: July 25-26, 2018
    • First Day of Session: July 31, 2018
    • Final exam: August 23, 2018
    • Last day of session: August 28, 2018
  •  Details and online registration: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/elearning/e-summerschool.aspx

Grade 9 Exams & Graduation Info

June 2018 Updated Parent letter.Exams.Graduation

Please see the attached letter for information concerning the Grade 9 exams and graduation ceremony.  This letter was originally distributed and discussed with students in early May and with School Council in late May.   An updated version is attached for your information.

Owen Spring Fling needs Volunteers!

Owen Spring Fling 2018

Thursday, June 21st

 Anyone can volunteer –  parents, relatives, nannies, older siblings, former students and family friends! 

 Please help make this event a success! 

 Sign-up at www.owenpublicschool.ca/fling/

Address any questions to fling@owenpublicschool.ca