Waldorf Donation

Dear da Vinci, At the beginning of each year, our school council requests a donation from our da Vinci family. These donations are used specifically to enhance and integrate Waldorf pedagogy into our children’s’ classrooms.  The TDSB does not provide alternative schools with any additional funding to implement their alternative mandates, so parental support is […]

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Information about Optional Attendance re: Applications for 2019

At the Information Night parents asked whether students entering JK and interested in applying for da Vinci School had to have the  Optional Attendance form signed by the Principal even though they were not yet registered with the TDSB and did not have a current TDSB school. The answer is, yes, the Optional Attendance form […]

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OPAL wants to re-use your trees!

Dear families, da Vinci/Lord Lansdowne continues to be 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 […]

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Information Night: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 6:30 – 8pm

Come meet parents and faculty of da Vinci School and learn about what makes this a special place for your child to learn and grow. Parents/guardians do not need to attend the information session in order to receive an application form but they will be handed out at the event. You will also have an […]

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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 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019

  Lantern Walk  Wednesday, November 20th 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 […]

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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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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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