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Spring clean your home and help Davisville PS and the environment!

This long weekend is a great time to clean out old clothes and other stuff from your closets. And Davisville will help you get rid of it all!

Davisville’s Eco club and the school council are teaming up for TWO clothing drives for Earth Week in April:

  • Bag2School
  • Children’s clothing Rummage Sale

Bag2School: If you’re looking a way to get rid of old blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, we’re hosting a Bag2school drive at Davisville public school with our eco club, between April 13th and April 21st. You can donate old blankets, pillows, all those stuffed animals that you can’t give away, worn out jackets, even bags and shoes… they will collect it from us, weigh it and pay us by the pound. They will then resell the old clothes and recycle the worn out stuff as furniture stuffing- keeps it out of the landfill, gets it out of your basement and supports our school. How to do it:

  • April 7th-10th blue bags will go home with each student. You can collect donations in these bags or any clear blue recycling bag. You can also use other bags as long as the donations is clearly marked “Bag2School”

  • April 13-21. Drop off donations at Davisville public school inside the main entrance during school hours (8-4) We will be collecting all donations in room A3, on the main floor.

Children’s clothing rummage sale: Along with the Bag2School drive, as part of Earth week, we will be hosting a rummage sale of children’s clothing. You can drop off outgrown, gently used or new children’s clothing sizes infant to size 16 at the same time you drop off your Bag2School items.


  • Bag2School donations should be in a BLUE BAG or clearly labelled “Bag2School”

  • Rummage Sale donations should be in a clear or black garbage bag or box, anything but a blue bag. To make it easier for the volunteers, you could label the bog with the contents, for example “girl, size 2”

  • Anything not sold at the Rummage sale will be kept for “Mud Clothes” for kids to borrow, in the parent room, or added to the Bag 2 School donations.

Ward Forum on Capital Planning being held tonight at Davisville PS

A Special Ward Forum on Capital Planning (for Ward 11, St. Paul’s) is being held tonight at Davisville PS: The topic of this special ward forum is to discuss planning data and options to address overcrowding in our ward’s schools and the challenges associated with funding both renewal and capital projects.

  • When: Tonight, Monday, March 9, 2015, 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • Where: Davisville Jr PS, 43 Millwood Rd (between Millwood and Davisville)
  • Childcare will be provided

St. Paul’s, Ward 11 Schools:  Brown, Cedarvale, Cottingham, Davisville/Spectrum, Deer Park, Eglinton, Forest Hill, Hillcrest, Hodgson, Humewood, JR Wilcox, Maurice Cody, McMurrich, Oriole Park, West Preparatory, Winona, Forest Hill CI, North Toronto CI, Northern SS

From Shelley Laskin:

There have been many articles written about surplus capacity in TDSB schools, and most recently, the Minister of Education called for the board to present a three-year capital plan that addresses surplus space. The situation in Ward 11, however, tells a different story and demonstrates why the board has to approach its capital issues in a careful and thoughtful way. New development and enrolment growth along the Yonge Street corridor have put tremendous pressure on area schools. On March 9, come hear staff discuss planning data and options that are being considered to address overcrowding in our schools and the challenges associated with funding both renewal and capital.

Davisville Choir brings home the gold. And more gold. And even more gold!

A huge congratulations goes out to all of the Davisville Choirs, and to the amazing, one-of-a-kind Mrs. Konjhodzic, for their excellent performances at the Kiwanis Musical Festival! We could not be prouder of our Davisville students for all of their hard work and their incredible achievements.

On Monday, February 23rd, the Grade 2 Choir went to the Kiwanis Festival, and won Gold!!

This Monday, March 2, the Junior Choir (Grades 4-6) went to the Kiwanis Festival, and won Double Gold as they placed first in two different rounds!

And then on Friday, our Grade 3 Choir went to the Festival… and won Gold as well!

These results are truly awesome!! And then, following Davisville’s outstanding performance, the Junior Choir was invited as one of only three elementary school groups across the entire Greater Toronto Area to perform in the finals of the Kiwanis Music Festival.  While our school did not win the grand prize last night, the choir performed beautifully. It was very exciting and a true honour to be a part of this event, to be able to perform along with the very best talent in the city! Mrs. Konjhodzic and her team did an outstanding job.

Davisville Junior Choir at Kiwanis Music Festival

Davisville Junior Choir at Kiwanis Music Festival

Congratulations again to all three choirs! And, on behalf of the Davisville Parent Council, we would like to say an enormous thank you to Mrs. Konjhodzic for all of her hard work and dedication to our children’s musical education. We feel so very lucky to have such a talented and inspired music teacher at out school.

Thank you as well to all the many parent and teacher volunteers who helped the choir outings run smoothly!

Oh What a Night!

Thank you to all the staff, students and their families that came to the Davisville Annual Skate Night on Friday night at Hodgson School!  Despite frigid temperatures, the Davisville school community came out in droves. It was a fun-filled night of sweets, hot chocolate, music, giggles, skating and fun socializing. 

The night would not have been possible without the many volunteers, and we are so grateful for all your time and effort – thank you all so much!  It was wonderful to see you all there and we cannot wait to do it again next year!

Your support is greatly appreciated!


The Parent Council

Family Skate Night is tomorrow!

To All Staff, Students and Families!

Are you ready?  The FAMILY Skate Night is in 1 more sleeps!  Woo-hoo!  Bring your friends and family for a really great night! 

Here is what you need to know:

  • It is tomorrow from 6:15-8:15pm at Hodgson Skating Rink (on the north side of Davisville, just east of Mount Pleasant)
  • There will be a BAKE SALE, so please bake before and prepare to buy at the event – YUM!
  • Please bring your baked goods to the event (or drop them at the front office before 3:20pm on Friday) There will be hot chocolate and coffee as well.
  •  If you do not want to skate, please join us to socialize and have fun on the sidelines!  No boots on the ice!
  • Every child needs to be chaperoned by an adult.
  • Helmets are mandatory for 8 years and under but highly encouraged that all students wear one PLEEAASE!