Cross Country Meet 1 & Terry Fox Run

What a day at the races! Although the weather wasn’t ideal for racing we had a wonderful day at Ashbridges Bay with the grade 1-6 runners from both schools yesterday.

Thank you to all of the parents who braved the weather to help out and volunteer. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Official results will be communicated to grade 3-6 students who qualified as soon as we receive them. The next race (grade 3-6 only) will take place on October 13th.



On Thursday, October 5th both schools will be holding the Annual Terry Fox run! All classes will participate in the afternoon in 50 minute sessions. We will stay on the track in the school yard and ask that students come dressed for the weather and appropriately to run on Thursday. We are asking for donations from students, just a ‘toonie for Terry’ that will be collected by homeroom teachers. Funds will be donated to the Terry Fox foundation. Thank you in advance, looking forward to a great afternoon!

Curriculum Night this Thusday


Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Please join us to meet your child’s teacher and classroom.

  • Curriculum Night gives you an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and find out:
    • what your child will learn this year
    • classroom expectations and routines
    • what you can do to help your child succeed at school.
  • We have two sessions to allow parents of siblings to visit both rooms.

Session A –  6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Go to your child’s classroom
Session B – 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Go to your other child’s classroom (if needed)

This evening is intended for parent information, not individual interviews.

You are welcome to make an appointment for another time if you wish to speak to the teacher about your child’s progress.

We regret that due to the size of the combined schools, we are unable to offer childcare.

OPAL Play Day Monday June 26, 2017

On Monday June 26, 2017, da Vinci and Lord Lansdowne will be having an OPAL Play Day.

Students will be going outside to play according to a schedule being created by the OPAL Lead Team. We are asking that parents ensure students are prepared for outdoor play that day (e.g. hat, sunscreen, bottle of water etc.), including having a change of clothes, as there will be water play.

Bike, Walk & Roll Event – Thanks and highlight video

Thanks to everyone who came out this morning for our annual Bike, Walk and Roll to School event. The rain held out it was great fun for all. Thanks to U of T’s Bike Chain for providing bike tune-ups, to Riders Cycle and Board for the super obstacle course and to our Community Officers for teaching us about road safety. Thank you as well as to the many local businesses, including Carmen’s City Market, Starbucks, Blue Banana, Wanda’s Pie in the Sky, Second Cup, and Sweet Pete’s, who supported the event through donations of food and raffle items.

Finally, a big shout out to Sarah Warden and the many parent volunteers who brought snacks and helped set up, run, and clean up the event.

What a great celebration of sustainable and healthy transportation!

-LLPS & da Vinci Eco Team

Please see the video slideshow from the morning:

Annual Walk and Roll to School event on Tuesday, June 13

The daVinci and Lord Lansdowne Eco-Team is organizing our annual Walk and Roll to School event on Tuesday, June 13 from 8-8:45 AM. The event ties in with Bike Month in Toronto, which celebrates active and sustainable modes of transportation on this day and every day.

Activities will include refreshments, information about road safety from our Community Officer, bike safety checks by Bike Chain and Riders, a bicycle obstacle course, as well as a raffle for students.

Please note, students must be supervised by an adult until 8:30 AM, as teachers will not be on duty until then.

If you can volunteer, please contact Sarah Warden at:

TDSB: Alternative School Pathways

The TDSB is holding Community Consultations regarding Alternative School Pathways:

Staff are being consulted on Thursday Feb 23, which Peyton plans on attending. Parents are invited to consultations on Thurs Mar 23 and Tues Mar 28

Thursday, March 23
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Former Eastern Commerce CI
(16 Phin Avenue – Library)

Tuesday, March 28
6:30 – 8 p.m. 
Western Technical
Commercial School
(125 Evelyn Crescent – Library)

Please let me Joanne know if you would be interested in attending.

Thank you.

Parent Council Meeting + Applications for Siblings

Parent Council Meeting
Just a reminder of the Parent Council Meeting this Wed at 6:30pm in the library.
Applications for Siblings
For those of you planning on having your son or daughter  attend da Vinci as a sibling of a current student, please make sure your application is delivered to the office by Feb 17th.  Please note that is a PA day.  They will get priority if their application is received on time.  Applications are available from Sam if you haven’t got it already.

Lunar New Year Assembly – Monday, February 6th

The Mandarin and Cantonese International Languages students (SK-8 Lord Landsdowne) will be putting on an assembly on Monday, February 6th from 1:15 – 2:20 p.m. to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Parents are welcome to attend.
Here’s the program for the assembly:

MC – Elianna (Mandarin Class )
Also Alexander Gr8 Rm 109 for Cantonese

1. A few words from the Principal
2. Narrative: The Twelve Chinese  Zodiac signs  Grade 4 and 5 –  Rm 201 and 203

3. Songs  Mandarin Class  – SK Rm 100, 101, 102
Happy Together
The Face Song
Funny Monkey
Small Trombone
Happy New Year

4. Songs Cantonese Class – SK Rm 100, 101, 102
The Number Song
Little Star
Brush Your Teeth
Happy Chinese New Year

5. Umbrella Dance   Mandarin Class Gr 2 and 3 Rm 202 , 208

6 . Song  “We are all one family “ Mandarin Class Grade 1 and 2  – Rm 207,208, 302, 307, 308

7. Song “Joyful Year “  Cantonese Class  Grade 2, 3, 4, 5  – RM 201, 202, 203, 307, 308

8. “The High Mountain” Dance  Cantonese and Mandarin Classes  Grade 4. 5 – Rm 201, 203

9. Lion Dance – Ian Chow and the Lion Dancers

Thanks to Larissa for the post.