Author Archives: John Hiddema

After-school program – Pawisitively Pets

Below is registration information for parents interested in the Pawisitively Pets after-school program.

Begin at the website at

If you have done a Pawisitively Pets program before login to your online account, and skip ahead to the “ONCE YOUR ACCOUNT IS SET UP” section below.

Be sure you set up your location as LEASIDE to ensure you see the program listed in the registration menu.

For parents new to Pawisitively Pets:

On the left hand menu bar scroll to the bottom– last tab click Login/Registration.


  • Set up your account
  • Login to your account
  • Enter your child’s info and all necessary additional fields
  • CLICK REGISTER beside your child’s name

Once your account is set up:

Under the SCHOOL EVENTS/PROGRAMS: (It will be noted as the Leaside Location, but the program takes place at the school.)

Davisville PS After 4 Program – English Sessions (JK – Grade 4) $129.50

Davisville PS After 4 Program (at the school) – Hands-on Animal Class – ENGLISH (Tue, Sep 29th 2015 – Tue, Dec 1st 2015)
– Davisville PS After 4 Program – French Sessions (Grade 1-5) $129.50

Davisville PS After 4 Program (at the school) – Hands-on Animal Class – FRENCH (Tue, Sep 29th 2015 – Tue, Dec 1st 2015)

At the end click Proceed to Checkout – this will take you through to Paypal where you can pay. If you do not have a Paypal account inside of the PAYPAL application you can click PAY BY CREDIT CARD.

Once you have successfully registered you will get a receipt from paypal and shortly thereafter an email from Pawsitively Pets with everything you need to know for your program.

After School Programs – It’s that time

It’s September 1st and school starts a week from today!

Now is a great time to give our Davisville kids even more to look forward to, so here is the After School Program schedule for Fall 2015 and Winter 2016.

Registration begins on Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 AM, online at, by phone at 416-338-4386 or in person at any Toronto Community Centre.

The brochure below has the details:

Davisville After School Programs Fall 2015 & Winter 2016

June Rowlands Park Playground Improvements Meeting – Wednesday

Our City Councillor, Josh Matlow, is hosting a meeting to discuss improvements to the
Sharon, Lois & Bram Playground at June Rowlands (Davisville) Park!

The meeting is this Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 PM at Greenwood College School, 443 Mt. Pleasant Road, which is on the southeast corner of Davisville and Mt. Pleasant.

For questions about the meeting or the plan, you are welcome to contact Councillor Matlow’s office, by email or by phone: (416) 392-7906

Hodgson Rink is in Great Shape

This past Sunday afternoon, the rink at Hodgson was a slushy mess, but this morning, it’s solid again and in great shape!

Just in case you’re looking for an activity on a March Break Tuesday…


Davisville Redevelopment Meeting – Wednesday, March 4

Our school community’s work toward a new community hub and school is picking up speed!

Join us for our next Davisville redevelopment planning meeting, with the Building and Land Use Committee, Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00 PM in the music room (room 106, main floor)

Our school is now over 100% capacity and we are still growing. Many of the classrooms in our school were built for the former Metro Toronto School for the Deaf – they are too small for 20+ students.

Maintaining the existing school building is an exercise in frustration and throwing good money after bad. Much money and time this year has been spent fixing broken boilers, water mains and summer flood damage caused by a normal rainstorm.

As well, our neighbourhood needs community space to accommodate our growing population, a place that everyone in the community could use, like a gymnasium, an art centre, (ideally a swimming pool…)

Our school is a natural site for a community centre plus a school built to be large enough to meet the needs of kids in our growing area.

Even if you don’t think your child(ren) will be students here by the time a new school is built, the community hub and preserved green space is needed and will be good for the whole community for generations to come.

Help us keep our momentum growing! Join us tomorrow evening (Wednesday, March 4).