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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.


Fun Fair Fun Fair Fun Fair

The Fun Fair is this Saturday from 10:30-3:30, but the excitement has already started to build…The Silent Auction has begun!  Bid through the website at Silent Auction until 9 pm this Friday night.

And Fun Fair volunteers are still needed.  Sign up at Fun Fair Volunteer Sign-Up.

In other news, there will be a community meeting on Monday June 11 from 7 pm to 9 pm at in the Hodgson Middle School gymnasium (282 Davisville Avenue) about the proposed new addition to Hodgson.



Fun Fair is Coming!

Saturday June 2.  10:30-3:30.  The event of the season!  All of Davisville will be there!  Get your tickets and passes at School Cash Online!  Note that both shows are magic shows; there is no animal show this year.

Volunteers are still needed!  To sign up as a volunteer, please click on Fun Fair Volunteer Sign-Up.