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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Reminder: Open House / Information Night this week!

Come out Thursday, January 18th at 6:30pm to get an application/registration package.

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Families First: free parent education workshops

SickKids CCMH offers a variety of different topics relevant to community parents and focuses on concerns that children and youth may be dealing with. These parent education workshops are free to attend, and offered at both location sites, Sheppard and Maitland.  Presently, they occur monthly, and registration is required.  Child care is available. Select titles […]

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OPAL wants to re-use your trees!

Dear families,  Lord Lansdowne/da Vinci is part of a program in the TDSB for Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL).  Like last year, we will collect your used Christmas trees as materials for students to play with as part of the OPAL initiative.    You may drop off your tree by the storage shed in the schoolyard. We will […]

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