Buy Nothing Day – Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for some parents to help with an event that the school Eco Club is hosting on “Buy Nothing Day” (November 23rd). Specifically we are organizing a school wide “swap” where families donate practical things they have outgrown (e.g clothing, skates, winter gear, books) and students have the opportunity to take something they […]

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Lantern Walk – November 13, 2018

  Lantern Walk  November 13th from 5:30pm-6:30pm we will come together for our annual Lantern Walk.   For those new to the school, the lantern walk is a celebration between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice when we acknowledge the light shining within each of us; that this light needs to be fed and […]

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Construction Update

In follow-up to the community meeting held at Lord Lansdowne on September 26, we have consulted with TDSB Occupational Health and Safety regarding parents’ requests to investigate the following: building a second physical barrier on Board property, the testing of sand in the school’s sandbox and on-going air quality and noise monitoring.  Physical Barrier The […]

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Welcome Back to the 2018/2019 School Year

Dear Parents and Guardians of da Vinci School, On behalf of the entire staff at our school I want to wish everyone from our community a warm and sincere welcome back to school! I am very excited to be the new Principal at the two schools and am committed to making student success a top […]

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Street-proofing Tips

At school, the safety of your child is our most important priority. We remind you to keep your school staff up to date with your address, phone number, childcare arrangements, to whom your child may be released, etc. We also encourage you not to permit your child to make alternate arrangements over the lunch hour […]

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SchoolMessenger –   Elementary Safe Arrival

Dear Parents/Guardians: The Toronto District School Board will be moving from SchoolConnects to SchoolMessenger as its automated call-out system for our Elementary Safe Arrival Program. da Vinci Alternative Public School will start using the new system on June 7, 2018. In accordance with the TDSB Safe Arrival policy PR707A, “If a pupil is absent or […]

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Jump Rope for Heart – April 24, 2018

Dear daVinci and Lord Lansdowne Families, Jump Rope for Heart has been a huge success due to the fundraising efforts of many students and families!! We have reached our goal of $3300.00 to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please take note of the following, including the CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE EVENT: 1) NEW […]

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Patterning With Mandalas

In Birch class we use mandalas to help with developing a mindfulness practice, to encourage fine motor skill when colouring and to introduce patterning.  This week as we explored two dimension shapes using pattern blocks, students began to spontaneously create mandalas on their own.  As I walked around the room listening to them talk the […]

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Counting By Fives

Counting by Fives doesn’t need to be hard.  In Birch class, we saved the pumpkin seeds from our fall pumpkins and use them as manipulatives.  In this activity, students were asked to solve how many pumpkin seeds were in their bowls, but they were not allowed to count by ones.  This student chose to organize […]

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OPAL request

WE NEED A PARENT WITH A PICK UP TRUCK TO DO US A BIG FAVOUR…Please contact us (Ticia or anyone on the Parent Council) Ticia has found a source for wooden spools, and they are FREE. The issue is that they are in Markham and can only be picked up Mon.-Friday. from 8:30am-4pm. We have […]

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