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An Action-Packed Week: Skate Night AND the Marlies Game!

Davisville’s annual Skate Night takes place this Friday night from 6-8:30 pm at Hodgson Rink.  Highlights include a bake sale, a silent auction and excellent people watching.  The silent auction can be accessed here:  skate night silent auction.  Sign up to volunteer here:  bake sale volunteer sign-up.

And for the second straight year Mr. Shragge’s band is performing at a Marlies hockey game.  The game is this Sunday at 4 pm at the Coca-Cola Coliseum (formerly the Ricoh Coliseum).  Tickets are $26 each and can be purchased through School Cash Online.

Last but not least, Davisville’s kindergarten information night is this Thursday at 6:30 pm in the school auditorium on the 2nd floor.




Mindful Parenting Workshop on Wednesday

Sue Hutton, of Mindfulness Everyday, will be giving a workshop on Mindful Parenting this Wednesday, November 28.  The workshop will be held from 6:30-8:30, with the second hour devoted to a practice session and a question and answer period.  The workshop will be held at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute, 125 Chatsworth Drive.  You can register for the workshop at Mindful Parenting Workshop.


The Winter Clothing Drive Starts on Wednesday!

Our annual winter clothing drive starts this Wednesday!

Bag2School will accept ALL textiles in any condition to be resold, reused or recycled.  You can donate any clothes or textiles, but if you have any items that are still in great condition, you can also participate in a clothing swap to be held on two evenings – Wednesday November 28 and Tuesday December 4 – in the Hodgson Cafeteria at 282 Davisville.  Please mark these bags with “for swap” plus sizes of clothes ( ex “boy-11, girl -5/6”) to make it easier for our volunteers.  Items that are particularly needed are winter clothes, jackets, snow pants and boots, but the swap will have clothes from baby to adult sizes.

We also have a friendly competition to see which class can bring in the most donations by weight!  Each Davisville class is partnered with a class at Hodgson.  Donations are to be dropped off in the class team space (teams have squares painted on the floor labeled by class teams) at the Hodgson front entrance. To get credit for the swap, please indicate your name and number of bags donated when you drop off your donation.  All donors will get an upcycled t-shirt bag to fill for free or you can buy and fill a bag for $15.

Any donations that are not used will be given to Bag2School, including clothes, shoes (tied together please), purses, bags, bedding, towels and stuffed animals.  Everything is resold, repurchased or recycled for furniture stuffing.

To volunteer, please contact coordinator Tanya Murdoch at or use this online sign up link:  Clothing Drive Sign-Up,

School Council Meeting and Other Happenings This Week

The next School Council meeting will be this Tuesday November 13th at Glebe Church (20 Glebe Road East) at 7pm.  This one is a big one; we will be discussing our school’s projected budget and fundraising plan for the year.  As usual, there will be complimentary snacks and free child minding.

Just a reminder that report cards will be delivered via backpack this Tuesday and Wednesday, and that this Friday is a P.A. day.

Finally, for a sneak peak at next week, psychotherapist Mitchell Smolkin will be giving a talk at Brown Junior Public School (454 Avenue Road) on Monday, November 19 from 7-8:30 p.m.  The talk is entitled “Parenting in the 21st Century:  How 100 Years of Research on the Human Neurosystem has Revolutionalized How to Care For and Love Our Children.”  To register, go to and search for Mitch Smolkin.


Davisville Junior Choir Sings at the Raptors Game!

The Junior Choir will be performing at the Raptors game on November 14!  There are still tickets available.  Tickets are $70 for the upper bowl and $120 for the lower bowl, and can be bought at  Those families for whom tickets are outside their budget and wish to request financial assistance may contact the Principal directly at

And just a reminder that our Remembrance Day assembly is this Friday, November 9.