Festive Feast!

Next week we’ll be having our favourite annual event at the school – The Holiday Luncheon!  On Thursday December 21st, the kids will all celebrate the season with a festive lunch and fancy dessert.


This year we are trying to be a bit more environmentally conscious and are asking that children bring their re-useable drinking bottles with them if possible. Thanks!


The Gift of Giving…

You may have seen the lovely tree in the entrance hall covered in paper baubles. If you look closely, printed on each ornament is a special request. A request for an item that would help a person in need.

The Garrison Creek Daycare is asking that we all pick an ornament and bring it back along with the item to put under the tree. It’s a perfect little ‘do good, feel good’ gesture to demonstrate the spirit of the Holiday.

The deadline is tomorrow so be quick!


Niagara Winter Concert!

The annual Niagara Winter Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 12!

The kindergarten children will take the stage at 5:30pm.  The grade students will have their performance at 6:30pm.  Both productions will take place in the gymnasium.

This year we are requesting donations of non-perishable food items for our food drive going to the Parkdale Food Bank which we are doing in association with the the Toronto Police Service , 14th Division.

Dance Classes


Program Dates Winter & Spring Sessions: January 12 – March 9, 2018 & April 6 — June 15, 2018

Pre-School: 3:30 – 4:15pm, $125 per session

JK/SK: 4:15 – 5:00pm, $125 per session

Grade 1/2: 5:00 – 6:00pm, $135 per session

All classes at: Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw St., Unit 103

In a fun, inclusive class led by award-winning professional Canadian dance-artist Jessica Runge, students learn age-appropriate dance and choreography skills that nurture the artistic voice of each child.

A variety of styles, such as ballet, modern, and more contemporary dance genres, inform the class’ approach to movement training. Opportunities to invent movement round-out the program. Each session finishes with an original performance created by the children.

Runge has over twenty years of experience teaching creative movement to children in diverse settings.

Since 2013, Runge has been offering her one-of-a-kind creative movement classes at the beautiful studio she shares at Artscape Youngplace

Nutcracker Performance

Tickets for the 2017 Pia Bouman Nutcracker are now on sale!

Come and see the longest running Nutcracker in the City and the only one performed entirely by children.

This performance is the Pia Bouman’s School for Ballet and Creative Movement’s main fundraiser in support of the school’s bursary program. Buying tickets would make a wonderful gift – a lovely holiday experience to share with loved ones.  But it would also help give children the opportunity to experience the gift of dance and performance, regardless of financial means.

Performance Dates:
Friday, December 15 at 7:30​ ​pm
Saturday December 16 at 1:30​ pm​
Saturday December 1​6 ​​at 7:30​ ​pm
Sunday December 17 at 1:30​ ​pm

Location:  ​
Lismer Hall – Humberside Collegiate Institute, 280 Quebec Ave.

Tickets are available on-line through the following link:

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