Friday, 21 April 2017

March 31, 2017: Panther Press


 Program Area Review Public Meeting, Hodgson Public School April 3rd, 6:30pm
 Parent Council  April 24th, 7pm
 Kindergarten Orientation (for new students)  May 1st, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
 Asian Heritage Month Assembly May 5th, 12:30pm
 Junior Concert May 11th, 9am
 Dance Share (Grades 4-6) May 19th
 EQAO (for Grades 3 & 6) May 24th - June 1st (please refrain from
 booking appointments during this window)
 Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony June 15th, 1pm
 Kindergarten Celebration June 26th, 9am (NOTE: DATE CHANGE)
April 12 at 9:00 in the gym: Quackling Performance-Mme. Clouthier's Class will be presenting a new interpretation of an old French folktale about a duck and his friends who travel to see the king who owes the duck some money. The duck and his friends use their smarts to outwit the king and reclaim what is owed. The production is entirely in French and includes some catchy musical numbers. The class will then take the production on the road to Palmerston Public School where they will share it with other French Immersion Students.
As you know Brown is working through an Area Review. There is a public meeting being held at Hodgson on April 3rd, at 6:30pm. You are all welcome to attend.
For information on the review please follow the link below.
Under 'Program Area Reviews' > 'Brown Junior Public School and Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School' > 'Helpful Information'
As always we are here if you have any questions.
Join a fun and dynamic team of parents in helping get the "news out"!  
We are looking for someone to join our communications team.
The team works in tandem to coordinate with other committees and administration  
to send out email blasts and the weekly Panther Press. Technology background necessary. Ideally an active volunteer in Brown Parent Council and available for Parent Council meetings. Training is provided.
The full description of roles and responsibilities can be found as Item 18 here:

Please contact Amanda Demers ( or Joanna Onoszko ( for more information.
Calling all Grandparents, Retirees, or anyone interested!

Toronto Police Service School Crossing Guard Association is looking to hire school crossing guards!

If you know grandparents and/or retirees in the neighborhood who are interested in helping out and getting some fresh air throughout the school day, please have them contact:

Officer Wai Lau
P.C. #3765
School Crossing Guard Coordinator
53 Division
Toronto Police Service
416-808- 5327
Please keep the following in mind during morning drop-off:
This is a gentle reminder that Kiss & Ride is a drop off zone, on Poplar Plains Road, for students grades 1-6 only. Kindergarten children must be walked to their classrooms.
This program is staffed completely by Brown parent volunteers, from 8:25-8:40am. 
A few reminders for all parents:
  • There is no parking in the designated Kiss & Ride drop off area, or in the school bus zone between 8:25am and 8:40am for ANY reason.  
  • When using Kiss & Ride, drivers must stay in the vehicle; volunteers will open the doors for your child(ren) on the passenger side of the car.
  • If you must enter the schoolyard or your child is not able to walk in alone you need to park on one of the side streets where parking is permitted. 
  • Parking in the Kiss'n'Ride zone is NOT permitted.
  • For safety reasons, the Avenue Road Driveway is only to be used by TDSB Facilities staff, and Brown Administration.
  • Please note that the parking lot off Poplar Plains is for Brown School Staff only.
  • Our program relies on volunteers. Please be courteous with our Kiss & Ride volunteers!              
Morning Parking is available in the neighbourhood in these areas:
  • 10 minutes parking on Lynwood between Avenue Rd. and Poplar Plains
  • on Warren Road
  • VERY LIMITED parking on Poplar Plains near Lynwood
  • on Balmoral Ave East and West of Poplar Plains, and East of Avenue Road
  • On Clarendon Avenue.