Sunday, 13 March 2016

Feb. 19, 2016: Panther Press


 February 22nd-26th Junior Kindergarten Registration: please call the office to make an appointment
 February 22nd  Parent Council Meeting 9:00 am
 February 24th Day of Pink
 February 24th School-wide Bake Sale - World Changers
 February 24th Grade 6 Parent Information Session for Ottawa Trip - 6:00 pm in the Library
 February 25th Black History Assembly - Kindergartens are performing too! 12:45 pm
 March 11th      Last Day before March Break


On February 25th at 12:45, the school will gather in the gym to celebrate Black History month with a series of performances from some of our students in Ms. Mankiewicz, Ms. Pulver, Mme. Breslin, Ms. Merenda, Mr. Pare and all the Kindergarten classes. Parents are welcome to attend.


Our next Parent Council meeting will be held in the Staff Room, on February 22nd at 9am. All parents are welcome to attend!


If you or anyone you know in our catchment area is ready to register for Junior Kindergarten (born in 2012) for September, please have them call the school at 416-393-1560 to set up an appointment.


The Hockey team has completed the regular season with 3 wins 0 losses. The team is advancing to the Conference Semi-Finals on Tuesday Feb 23rd @ Forest Hill Arena from 12-1pm against either Maurice Cody or Forest Hill JR PS. Good Luck Panthers!

Mr. P and Chris Bolton

(Grade 6)
The Boys finished in 1st place in their tournament by defeating Bowmore, Forest Hill, Hillcrest and King Edward. The team has advanced to the quarter finals and will face Jesse Ketchum PS, date and time to be determined.

(Grade 4/5)
The Boys are preparing for their upcoming tournament on Friday Feb 19th @ Brown PS. Good luck Boys!

Mr. P and Mr. D


We sang songs, we played word-games on the iPad, we ate gummy worms.  We even played some volleyball.  While we may have lost more games than we won, we'll always cherish our one victory and all the screaming that went with it.  Our greatest disappointment might have been the fact that we weren't able to order a pizza and get it delivered to our bench during the tournament.

We travelled to Forest Hill Public School for our tournament on February 11th.  Our skills visibly improved over the course of the day even in the face of tough competition from teams from Hawthorne, Deer Park, and Forest Hill.

Thanks to the girls for making the day (and our practices) so enjoyable.  Keep on volleyballing.

Mr. Mac and Ms. Silecky


The Junior Swim Team is off to a great start.  Training sessions occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at lunch (2 out of 3 are mandatory). Also, as of Thursday, February 25th we will be adding a morning practice. Students must be in the water by 7:30am.

Here are the dates for the upcoming swim meets:
Tuesday, February 23rd @ Brown (10am start)
Wednesday, March 2nd @ Hillcrest (walking from Brown - 10am start)
Monday, March 7th @ Keele (bussed from Brown - 9am start)
Permission forms for meets will be coming soon.

The following are the dates for City Semi-Finals/City Finals.

Wednesday, March 23rd is the date assigned to Brown for our City Semi-Finals.  Please ensure that your child is available to compete on this meet date.  This is a morning meet and will take place from 8:30am-approximately noon at Harbord Collegiate.

Thursday, April 14th @ Rosedale Heights for City Finals. Students who qualify in Semi-Finals will be attending this meet (8:30am-noon).

Forms for team t-shirts and caps will be sent home soon. This year, our team colour will be purple with white lettering.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Swim Team Coaches,
Mr. D, Jessica, Mme Blue, Ms. Padassery