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A Message from School Council to the Davisville Graduating Class of 2020!

A message from Davisville School Council on the day of what was supposed to be have been graduation ceremonies for our Davisville Dragons Class of 2020:

Graduations are one of the few things in life that end with a fresh start. If there is one thing to remember from our collective COVID-19 experience, it’s that things may not always go the way you want them to, but life has a a way of taking those new directions and turning them into opportunities.

From the students in the 2020 graduating class we know that: stories will be written, art will be created, researchers will solve medical mysteries, a generation of future essential workers will be inspired. Some may become future educators… and together, perhaps, this unique class of graduates may save the planet…

We have all been through many things this year – great and small. Our wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to, that your dreams stay big and your worries stay small.

We are all looking forward to seeing you succeed in a wide range of fields – and become the future leaders that we need. Go Dragons!

Davisville School Council

Resources for Davisville Families

Davisville Parents,

Here are some resources to help you through these times:

  • Mindfulness Monday Meditations, which are now posted on our Davisville School website (see the top right corner of the page).
  • Links to activities that the Ministry of Education and TDSB have provided to keep students engaged with the curriculum. Visit the Student Learning Resources page on the TDSB website for current student learning resources that can be accessed at home.
  • Lancement du Concours Virtuel – Ensemble à distance: Thousands of Ontario students in French as a Second Language usually participate in the annual Canadian Parents for French public speaking event Concours d’Art Oratoire. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and aligns with the Ontario FSL curriculum. It normally takes place in classrooms at the TDSB and at Boards across Ontario and then at regional, provincial and national events. The amazing Canadian Parents for French staff across Canada have now moved Concours to a virtual format in only one week! Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 across Canada are invited to record and post 1-3 minute videos online, en français, sharing how they are spending their time while schools are closed and events are cancelled. For more information, visit the Canadian Parents for French Ontario website.

We will be posting additional resources for parents on our School Council website, so stay tuned. Thank you too to parents who have forwarded resources along.

Wishing everyone well,

Davisville School Council

Join us for our next School Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd

Join us for our next School Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd, starting at 7pm. The meeting will be held at Glebe Road United Church (20 Glebe Street East).

Agenda topics for this upcoming meeting include: labour negotiation updates and challenges, a budget update, as well as some information regarding upcoming School Council events.

All Davisville parents are welcome! We look forward to seeing you there.

Also, a reminder that if you would like to order Davisville spiritwear, you can order through Davisville SchoolCashOnline or Davisville EntripyShops .

Winter Clothing Drive, Snack Program, and other school news!

Davisville P.S. and the Works-in-Progress Eco arts collective are co-hosting a Winter Clothing and Skates & Helmets drive from November 14th to December 12th.

The Drive will ultimately benefit a TDSB school with a population in need of winter clothes, and the skates will be available to Davisville families from December 12th until our Skate Night in February.

We will also be hosting two “Sort and Swap” events:

  • You can donate and sort clothes and if you find something you need you can fill a bag as a thank you for helping to swap, or
  • If you want to drop by and shop, you can fill a bag for $5
  • The first event will be held at Hodgson M.S. (282 Davisville Ave.) on December 5th from 6:30-9pm (the evening of our next School Council meeting)
  • The second event will be held at Davisville P.S. (529 Vaughan Rd.) from 6-8:30pm

We also want to give a big shout out and thank you to our Snack Program volunteers, who ensure that our students are fed delicious and healthy snacks everyday of the school week – be sure to check out the amazing snack photos! If you are interested in volunteering for our Snack Program on any day of the week, please contact davisvillesnackprogram@gmail.com.

For more school news, check out the recent issues of our Davisville School Council newsletter.

Davisville Parent Social and Silent Auction this Friday, November 8th!

We look forward to seeing you at our first Davisville Parent Social this Friday, November 8th! The event will be held at 240 Manor Road E., and doors open at 8pm.

You can still purchase tickets today through School Cash Online.

Province wide-budget cuts have impacted our Davisville school budget. The funds would have gone toward school trips, transportation to sporting events and in-class programs such as Scientist in the Classroom. To help offset these cuts, the Parent Social will include a fundraising component – a fantastic Silent Auction!

If you are not able to attend the Parent Social on Friday, you can still support our school by placing an Absentee Bid on your favourite Silent Auction items! Featured items include Restaurant Gift Certificates, fabulous Educator Experiences, Gift Baskets, a brand new iPhone XS, and so much more. For more information on how to place an Absentee bid, please contact davisvillefundraising@gmail.com.

Thank you for supporting our school!