Last Day!!

Report cards have been sent home, desks have been cleaned out and good-byes have been said. Another school year is over. Whew!

The talent show this year was great. imageWe saw pianists and violinists, dancers and singers and then wrapped up with a short movie presentation of memorable moments of 2015/16.

The Pizza in the Playground went smoothly with lots of food and plenty of freezies to go around.

A big ‘thank you’ to the School Council for hosting this event.

Have a safe and happy summer everyone!

Pizza in the Playground

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Just a reminder to NOT pack lunches for tomorrow!  The School Council will be hosting their annual Pizza in the Playground on the last day of school. Once the morning Talent Show in the gym has finished we’ll start the lunch set up in the playground. As is tradition, every child will get 2 slices of pizza, a juice box or water, and a  Freezie.

Fun…and yum!

Niagara School Musical – tomorrow!

The children have all been working for weeks now with Mr. Martin memorizing lines and practising songs for the school musical – The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau.

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All of the classes are involved and have a part to play, including the little ones in Kindergarten.  Please have the kids meet in their regular classrooms by 5:45pm so they can get ready for show time at 6pm.

Several Swimming Pools Open

I just read that some of Toronto’s outdoor pools will be opening this weekend!  They will apparently be open for weekend, after-school and evening swimming. Yay!

The following pools are expected to be open starting Today:

Etobicoke York District
-Pine Point Outdoor Pool
-Sunnyside-Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool
-West Mall Outdoor Pool
North York District
-Grandravine Community Recreation Centre
-Pleasantview Community Centre
Scarborough District
-Heron Park Outdoor Pool
-McGregor Park Outdoor Pool
Toronto and East York District
Stanley Park South Outdoor Pool
-Donald D. Summerville E Kiwanis Outdoor Pool

The city’s remaining 47 outdoor pools will be open next weekend and all 57 pools will be open on Thursday, June 30 and will stay open until Labour Day weekend.
In addition to outdoor pools, 90 splash pads are open across the city and will remain open until Sept. 18.
As of June 30, more than 100 supervised wading pools will be open for the summer – we’ll have to wait until school is over for the Stanley Park wading pool.

The Friendship Table

Next week, the Grade 2/3 class in room 7 will be transforming one of the school yard picnic tables by painting it cheerful colours and designating it the ‘friendship table’.

Have you heard of the buddy bench?  It has become quite a phenomenon.  The idea is for children to sit on the bench when they’d like to be invited to play or when they need a friend.  The same rules apply here.  A child seen sitting at the table is a signal to everyone to show support and to practice compassion and inclusion.

How positively friendly!

Thank you Everyone!

We certainly lucked out with the weather last Saturday!  What a gorgeous day for the Spring Fling. It was great to see everyone having fun. I just loved seeing kids running around with painted faces, handfuls of tickets and pockets full of prizes. You know it’s a good day too when lunch is a bucket of cotton candy followed by a hot dog.

Thank you to everyone who participated. You were all instrumental whether it was donating a raffle prize, selling a book of tickets, or buying a balloon and a plate full of baked goods. It all added up to a successful event and will contribute to future programs and activities for Niagara School and Garrison Creek Daycare children.

This year we managed to raise over $8,000!

The School Council and Daycare would like to thank our big sponsors:

  •  Loblaws
  • The Toy Terminal
  • Shoppers Drugmart
  • Iceman
  • Gelato Fresco
  • Niagara School classrooms for putting together raffle baskets – thanks Ms Argiropulous, Rm 10, for arranging!

A big thank you to all of our volunteers for coming together in the end, despite a few hiccups, to ‘make magic happen’ (to quote our volunteer coordinator).  And, of course, the organizing committee who waved their magic wand turning an almost cancelled event into something wonderful.

Congratulations!