Category Archives: Davisville School Community

Come on out for a great day tomorrow at Davisville’s FUN FAIR!

Davisville PS’s annual Fun Fair is tomorrow, Saturday, June 13th from 10:30-3:30.

The Davisville Fun Fair is always a highlight for families at our school. The Fair includes a variety of carnival games, bouncy castles and other inflatables, a silent auction, a BBQ, delicious treats, face-painting, henna, hair-decorating and much more. Come out and show your support for our school while having a great time with your family and friends!

Here are just some of the highlights:

  • Cupcake decorating – Decorate a delicious cupcake to enjoy at the fair!
  • Animal show – two shows will run, one at 11:30 and again at 12:30 ($6 at the door).
  • Balloon burst water game – you might want to send your kids to the fair in a bathing suit or with a change of clothes, because with the perfect weather we will have tomorrow, the kids will want to get soaked!
  • New this year upcycled bags arts&crafts centre –  Volunteer artists (Jiyoon, Geetha, Jyothi, among others) have made beautiful up-cycled shopping bags from T-shirts, and added patches and embroidery.  Your kids add their imagination and some paint and take home a lovely bag (prices $6-$10/bag.)
  • Photo booth – come have a silly family photo taken, or have your photo taken with some special surprise celebrities…
  • Silent Auction and Penny Raffle – Dinner at a local restaurant?  A summer camp for the kids?  A chance to have lunch with your favourite teacher?  All of this and more can be had at our annual silent auction!  There will also be a penny raffle where you can enter to win some amazing prizes!  Bring your toonies and chequebooks and go home with some excellent swag!
  • Also for the adults – The notary is in! Douglas is setting up shop again to notarize your travel documents or maybe you want a notarized document that affirms how awesome Dad is – a great Father’s Day gift!

Please note: If you pre-ordered tickets, they will be available tomorrow morning at the ticket pickup table starting at 10:00am.  Tickets will be in an envelope marked under the child’s name, sorted by teacher.

Tickets and wristbands ($10 at the door) can also be purchased at the ticket sales/pick-up table.

See you all tomorrow for a great day!

National Sweater Day – Tomorrow (Feb 5th)!

Davisville’s Eco club encourages you to join us as we observe National Sweater Day this Thursday, February 5th, 2015.

National Sweater Day is a fun way to learn about the importance of saving energy, and encourage us to use less heat all winter. Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada, and is a significant source of emissions. On Thursday, we are all wearing an extra layer as our head caretaker Pat turns down the heat.

Let’s see those sweaters!

“If all Canadians lowered their thermostats by just 2 degrees Celsius this winter, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 4 megatons – equivalent to shutting down a 600 megawatt coal-fired power station.” (From the World Wildlife Federation website)

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!

Trustee Shelley Laskin’s Ward Forum – Tonight at Davisville

Davisville School (Parent) Council encourages parents to attend tonight’s Ward Forum at Davisville PS. Your support for your school is vital! Things get started at 6:30 PM.

Child care and snacks will be provided and our Trustee Shelley Laskin will be hosting.

The major item on tonight’s agenda is a presentation about balancing the 2015-16 TDSB budget by Carla Kisko, Associate Deputy Director of Finance and Operations.

Included in the presentation will be discussion of the Capital Budget. Our Ward does not have under-utilized schools. Our Ward needs more school space now and in the future and this is especially the case at Davisville.

Davisville needs a new school building and this meeting is your best opportunity to ask a top TDSB official questions such as:

  • How does the TDSB intend to accommodate the growing enrollment in the area?
  • How did Davisville PS get ranked last on TDSB’s priority list when it is ranked in 2nd worst condition of all TDSB buildings?
  • Why were other redevelopment projects prioritized over Davisville when there was a TSDB plan developed closely with our community to fund a new school?
  • Why does the TDSB continue to spend our tax dollars on a building that the Ontario Government deems is beyond repair?

For more information on, please see the Redevelopment section of our website

Stand up for your kids and your community. Join us for this very important meeting.

Dust off those backpacks and lunchboxes, it’s back to school time

We hope that everyone has had a wonderful, safe and happy summer. And while it is thankfully not over yet, it’s time to turn our minds again to back-to-school preparations. So, here’s some information on the first day of school:

  • The first day of school this year is Tuesday, September 2, 2014. All students should arrive at school on the first day by 8:35 a.m.
  • The office re-opens this week as of August 25 (from 8am – 4pm daily).
  • Class lists for the 2014-2015 school year will be posted sometime later this week. They will be posted on the main Millwood doors and the Exit 4 doors on the Davisville side of the school. Please note that there may be further changes to class lists.

For Students in Grades 1 to 6:

  • Students in grades 1-6 should gather on the Davisville side of the school.
  • Students who are bussed to school will be brought to the assigned area by teachers and support staff.
  • All students will then be escorted into the school by their teachers.

For Kindergarten Students:

  • English-track Senior Kindergarten students will meet their teachers on the East playground on the Millwood Road side of the school.
  • French immersion Senior Kindergarten students will meet their teachers on the West playground on the Millwood Road side of the school.
  • Junior Kindergarten students will have a staggered entry throughout the rest of the week.