Virtual Information Night meeting link and application forms

Our Virtual Information Night will be on Thursday, January 6, 2022 beginning at 6:30 pm. The meeting link is below.

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Meeting ID: 289 571 4572
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You will meet parents and teachers, hear about the school, about the application process, and there will be time to ask questions. Unfortunately at this time we are unable to set up any classroom visits.

Please note: All applications are due to the school office by 3:00 pm on February 11th 2022, as required by the TDSB Optional Attendance policy. You can also email completed applications to our Office Administrator, Elizabeth daSilva at Elizabeth.DaSilva2@tdsb.on.ca

Parents do not need to attend the Information Night in order to have their application accepted. Application forms are currently available to download in this section.

The application package consists of two documents: the da Vinci Alternative School Application Form and the TDSB Optional Attendance form. The Board policy on alternative schools governs the admission process. Please download the following two documents and ensure they are both fully completed before sending them in to the school. Application forms must be received by Friday February 11th, 2022 by 3:00 pm.  They can be mailed or dropped off to the main office at:

Lord Lansdowne PS 33 Robert St. Toronto ON M5S 2K2

da Vinci School Application Form 2022

Optional Attendance Form

Thank you for your interest in our wonderful little school. To contact us, use the email link shown at the top of the page, or call the school office at am only 416 393 8204/pm 416 393 1350.

da Vinci School Virtual Information Night Thursday January 6, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

Dear prospective families,

Please join us for a Virtual Information Night for our school. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm. You will hear from staff and parents about what makes our school so special. 

Please click on the link below to join the meeting. Our application form will be available on our da Vinci website http://davincischool.ca/# on January 7, 2022 

Topic: da Vinci School Virtual Information Night

Time: Jan 6, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/2895714572

Meeting ID: 289 571 4572

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da Vinci Virtual Info Night Tuesday January 12, 2021 @ 6:30 pm

Dear prospective families,

Please join us for a virtual Info Night for our school. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm. You will hear from staff and parents about what makes our school so special. 

Please click on the link below to join the meeting. Our application form is now available 

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https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/95336210493?pwd=ZnYxbFhvM1FDa1YzRkRuQ3pJQmpHUT09

Meeting ID: 953 3621 0493

Passcode: 687236

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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 a key factor in creating a Waldorf-inspired school for our children

Your donations enable us to continue to fund the classrooms’ needs for things like watercolour paints and paper, beeswax crayons, modeling wax, pencil crayons, books, lantern making supplies, and visiting specialists in art and handwork. Equally as important as these supplies is the professional development of our teaching staff. For the first time, this past summer we were able to offer week-long, grade-specific Waldorf teacher training to our teachers. In past years, da Vinci has worked with a Waldorf mentor to help both our parents and our teachers to bring a Waldorf lens into our homes and classrooms – we hope to continue this initiative. 

The funds raised here make a huge difference for our children, their teachers and the staff by allowing for advanced planning and budgeting of programs that excite and inspire us all. Please consider what you can offer, and give what you can.

We will do some additional fundraisers over the year to help fill in the gaps and finance many of the amazing initiatives our teachers come up with, but this is the most direct and impactful way you can help. We suggest $100 per child based on the forecasted needs for this year. But we warmly welcome any contribution possible from your family.

HOW TO DONATE:

You can make a donation via School Cash Online. Once you are logged in, you will see a blue “Donation” button on the right of the screen. 

 

 

 

 

This will take you to a new screen. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the amount you wish to donate (suggested $100 per student) and select da Vinci School from the dropdown menu. In the “Message to School Board” box, write Waldorf Donation. Click “Add To Cart” and follow the prompts for payment.

If you prefer to make a donation via cash or cheque, please make it payable to “da Vinci School – TDSB”   and bring it to the office.

Thank you in advance for your support!

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 still needs to be signed by the Principal of the regular home school. In order to find your child’s regular home school, please go to this link and put in your street name and you will see the home school. 

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Find-your/School

All applications for da Vinci School need to include the application form (see the Registration tab at the top of this page to find the attachments) and the Optional Attendance form signed by the Principal (or designate) of the regular home school.

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 the schoolyard. We will accept trees until Friday January 18, 2019.
We are looking forward to seeing the students use these natural materials in their play.
Thank-you for your ongoing support in OPAL!

Your LL/daV OPAL Team