Halloween Swap is Baa-aack!


Our lovely friends at the Garrison Creek Daycare have been busy hanging up costumes for the wildly popular annual Halloween Swap.

Bring in a clean, gently used costume and trade it for another. We are the one-stop-drop-off-and-shop destination for all of your Halloween costume needs!



Halloween Bake Sale


One of our School Council parents, Linda, has decided to organize a Bake Sale with a spooky Halloween theme.

It will be held on Friday October 27th over the lunch period, afternoon recess and after school in the main foyer.

Whether you can find the time to make a few cupcakes or pick up a tray of store bought cookies, you will help raise funds for the School.


Bring your creepy creations in on the Friday morning and drop them off in the teachers’ lounge by the office, or in the Drop-In Centre on the main floor across from Room 2.  Just remember that all treats should be nut-free.

Don’t forget to label your containers!

Thank you!

Making Sense of Math

Trustee Ausma Malik and the TDSB Ward 10 Council is pleased to invite you to a special Ward Council Meeting – Making Sense of Math on Thursday October 19th from 6pm – 8pm at Dewson Street Public School, 65 Concord Ave.

The keynote speaker is Professor Trevor Brown, who will answer the questions “why is math being taught the way it is today?” and “how can we help our kids succeed in math in a fun and engaging way”.

Child care is provided and refreshments will be served.

Zero Waste Lifestyle

Looking to get started on a Zero Waste Lifestyle in Toronto? Join Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, renowned speaker, author and a leader in the zero waste movement in Toronto this fall! Bea, her husband and her two kids managed to produce just one mason jar of waste in an entire year by using strategies and forethought that everyone can adopt, saving 40% of their annual budget at the same time.

Date: October 26, 2017, 7-8:30pm
Location: Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto, ON M5G 1B1

The evening will include a talk, panel discussion and Q&A session.  Tickets $10  For details please visit Bea Johnson Lecture

Also, there’s a more intimate event on the 27th at 9-10:30AM at the Centre for Social Innovation at 720 Bathurst. St.  Bea Johnson will be interviewed by local author and Now Magazine column writer Adria Vasil (Ecoholic). This one is a free event. Just have to register to attend.  For more information please visit Bea Johnson Interview

Datenight Play Date

Datenight Babysitting is going to have a few babysitters in Stanley Park North to oversee recess-style play between 1 and 4 PM for the next two Sundays – Oct 15 and 22.

This is not a structured program but a step towards kids going to the park by themselves. Parents will check their kids in with a Datenight Babysitter when they arrive at the park, and the babysitters will watch over them as they play.  The idea is that kids get to play at the park with their friends while their parents can pool together resources to access affordable child care and get a few hours to themselves.

Kids must be 5 or older to participate.  Save your kids a spot and get your tickets now!  Play Date Tickets

Check out http://www.weneeddatenight.com for more information about Datenight

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