Pizza in the Playground
Last farewells in the playground
The kids had a busy day cleaning out desks, collecting personal items and saying their good-byes to teachers and friends. The Talent Show in the morning and the pizza lunch in the afternoon diverted attention from the ticking hands of the clock. Another school year over!
Congratulations to our Grade 6 Grads! We wish them all the best as they move on to new schools in September. For those continuing at Niagara, you may be wondering about which class your child will be in next year and who their teacher will be. This information will not be available until the week before school starts. We’ll provide information as we get it but free to contact the school at this time.
There will still be a lot going on at Niagara over the summer months. Keep an eye out for top deck playground construction and a renovation of the north side garden by Adelaide St. The School received a very generous donation of armourstone from Rock Valley Natural Stone and we will be incorporating it into a nature path for the children. An invitation post will go out shortly asking for volunteers to help with this.
If you know of any interesting neighbourhood events, or have information to share with the school community please let us know by providing a comment.
Niagara School Council wishes everyone a happy and safe summer vacation!
It’ll be a pretty big birthday party for Canada tomorrow. 150 years in the making! How will you celebrate?
There will be entertainment, art workshops, and an artisan market at the Harbourfront Centre.
The Royal Ontario Museum is offering free admission to all visitors 10am-5pm. Note that admission prices for Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story will still be in effect.
Check out the Redpath Waterfront Festival to see the world’s largest rubber duck and enjoy live entertainment and food at the artisan market.
Take in a free Canada Day concert at Humber Bay Park. And why not bike there? Bike Pirates will guide a group riding from Trinity Bellwoods to Humber Bay Park West starting at 3 pm.
Consider Evergreen Brickworks, from 11 am – 5 pm, for Canada Day celebrations with craft beer from Great Lakes Brewery, and food from a variety of vendors.
Visit Nathan Phillips Square from June 30 to July 3 for free concerts showcasing Canadian musicians.
And the candles on the birthday cake? Fireworks of course!
CN Tower (10:30pm), Centennial Park (10pm), Humber Bay Park West (10:55pm), Ashbridges Bay (10pm), Harbourfront Centre (10:30pm), Mel Lastman Square (10:55pm), Nathan Phillips Square (10:55pm)
Just a reminder that tomorrow is our annual Pizza in the Playground!
The weather does not seem to want to cooperate so it will be ‘Pizza in the Lunchroom’ instead! Yay! The JK/SK kids will keep to tradition and have pizza in their classrooms.
The School Council will provide pizza, freezies and bottles of water for a pizza party to celebrate the last day of school. So don’t forget to NOT pack the lunches tomorrow. (Maybe just an umbrella!)
Please take a few minutes, if you haven’t already, to complete our survey. Your input is very valuable and will help shape our activities next year.
School Council Survey
There will be a book sale at the school this Friday, June 23, during the lunch hour and after school. Some of the gently used books from the Spring Fling book table will be up for grabs and this is your last opportunity to buy them up – all books priced between $0.50-1.00! All proceeds will go to Daycare and School extra- curricular programming and support.
Several pools in Toronto are scheduled for Early Opening this weekend. This means they are open evenings and weekends until the official season begins on Friday June 30th.
Here are a couple fairly close to our neighbourhood.
Sunnyside Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool, 1775 Lakeshore Blvd West
Alex Duff Memorial (Christie Pits), 785 Crawford
All remaining pools will open on this partial schedule on June 24th and then begin full summer schedules as of June 30th.
Our local Stanley Park pool (700 Wellington St.), and Alexandra Park pool (275 Bathurst St.) will open on June 24th.
Wednesday June 21, 2017
We are offering a workshop in CPR training just in time for summer. Before the swimming pools open for the season it would be well worth learning valuable life-saving skills don’t you think?
Niagara parent and Council Co-Chair, Peter Odle, is Red Cross certified and a former paramedic. He’ll be covering the following topics: CPR, Bleeding, Shock, Choking, Burns, Seizures, and Environmental Emergencies.
The workshop is a great opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on the ones you may have learned years ago. All materials will be provided, refreshments will be served (bring the kids) and you’ll take home the knowledge and competence to save a life.
Space is limited to 20 people. The sign-up sheet is located by the Council Bulletin Board to the left of the main entrance stairway.