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Mindfulness Workshop and Other Upcoming Events

There will be a mindfulness workshop with Miss Judy next Thursday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the school gym.  The workshop will include some details on Davisville’s own mindfulness program, as well as some discussion of the research on the effects of mindfulness on stress and anxiety.  To obtain free tickets please click on:  Mindfulness Workshop.

Also, a reminder that “Understanding Bullying”, with Joanne Kates, will be in our school gym tonight at 7 p.m., and a blanket exercise with Indigenous elder Dr. Robert Phillips will be in our school gym this Thursday at 7 p.m.

Upcoming Community Meeting and Workshops

This Thursday Councillor Josh Matlow is hosting a meeting about the development right next to our school.  To learn more please visit:  Community Development Meeting.

Joanne Kates, director of Camp Arowhon in Algonquin Park, will be visiting our school on Monday, May 14 at 7 pm to give a talk and answer questions about combatting bullying.  To register for free tickets, please visit:  Kates Workshop.

And on Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm Davisville will be hosting a blanket exercise with Indigenous elder Dr. Robert Phillips.  To register to free tickets, please visit:  Blanket Exercise.

Toonie Drive for Vision Program

Davisville has a new program designed to raise funds to help out the TDSB’s visually impaired students.  Each year the TDSB runs field trips to bring visually impaired students – who are ordinarily integrated into classrooms across the city – together for field trips.  However the costs of actually transporting those students can be daunting.  This year Davisville will send home slips asking for toonies to contribute to these transportation costs.  School Council will match all donations.

For more on this program, as well as requests for volunteers for track and field coaching, Fun Fair and our snack program, please click on School Council Newsletter.

A New Hot Lunch Day and Other News

A second hot lunch day will be added as of March 21!  For details and registration, click on Hot Lunch Program.  The Davisville password is DJPS62.

For more about what is going at and around Davisville in the upcoming weeks, including Carnival, JK registration and a community meeting regarding June Rowlands Park, click on School Council Newsletter.

Upcoming Speaker Series

Brown Public School and Forest Hill J&S Public School are each hosting a speaker series.

On Tuesday February 27 at 7 p.m. Brown will be hosting Kristen Siggins, who will be speaking on improving relationships between children and parents.  For further details, including how to register for this event, click on Brown Event.

On Thursday March 8 at 6 p.m. Forest Hill will be hosting Jennifer Kay, who will be speaking on tackling stress and anxiety through art and meditation.  For further details, including how to register for this event, click on Forest Hill Event.