Le Marché d’Hiver: Vendor submission deadline extended until Friday, November, 22nd!

We are still looking for vendors for Le Marché d’Hiver. Do you bake, knit, or make crafts? Why not get busy, make things as a family, and set up a table at Le Marché?  

Keep it simple or make it sassy! You do not need to be an established business or have any prior sales experience. In fact, extended family are welcome to vend as well. 

Got a crafty grandma/grandpa, aunt/uncle, sister of brother? Why not encourage them to join and make some extra money! So far we have 9 vendors. We were hoping for at least 6 more. We would prefer to keep it simple and not open the vendor option to outside businesses beyond extended family and close friends. 

To vend at Le Marché please contact Cyndi cynduck@gmail.com
Hope to see you at Le Marché d’Hiver Thursday, December 5th | 5-8 pm | in the east gym 

The Hawthorne French Committee presents: Le Marché d’Hiver

Thursday, December 5th | 5-8 pm| in the East gym
(Friday is a PA day)

Essex and Hawthorne families mark your calendars and get ready for a fun night of holiday shopping and kid friendly French cinema! 

Are you crafty? We are looking for vendors who would like the opportunity to show and sell their creations for the 2019 holiday season. 

Are you a mom, pop, or youth-preneur (ages 11 and up)? We are looking for you! 

Whether you have an established business or a grass roots pop up, this winter crafts market will help boost your holiday sales and provide an opportunity to showcase your amazing creations. 

We’ll provide the table and you keep all your profits! 

All we ask is that your home made signage be bilingual and that you attempt to use some French when selling your wares. 

We’ll help by providing some print outs with easy conversational French expressions relating to buying & selling goods. 

There is no pressure to be a French speaker; any level of French is welcome. We will all learn from one another and have a blast.

Please contact Cyndi Cornblit cynduck@gmail.com if you are interested in vending and would like to request a table. You will need to provide a picture of your product as well as price point. This will help with floor planning and advertising the event. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, November 20th.  

Are you ready for the best part… parents can shop Le Marché as their kids enjoy a pancake/pj movie night in the adjacent gym! We will transform half the gym into a Cinéma and show a French or French subtitled film. 

Please note that if we do not get enough vendor submissions from our school community we may simply have a larger pj/pancake French movie night. Either way we are hoping for a fun bilingual night for Essex and Hawthorne families to enjoy before the winter break. 

Love the idea and want to help out? Please contact Tania burberry101@hotmail.com if you would like to volunteer to set up 
(3-6 pm ) or clean up (6-8 pm). Tania will also be looking for pancake donations closer to the event date. 

Hope to see you all there…
Merci Beaucoup!

Ward 10 Forum/Year End Celebration

Thursday June 13, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Sprucecourt (70 Spruce Street )

Acknowledgement of Traditional Lands
We acknowledge we are hosted on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Anishinaabe (A NISH NA BEE), the Haudenosaunee (HOE DENA SHOW NEE) Confederacy and the Wendat. We also recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Trustee Update: Trustee, Chris Moise
  3. Sustainability Initiatives: Richard Christie (Senior Manager, Sustainability)
  4. Q&A
  5. Year-end Celebration

Dinner will be served and Childcare will be available

Toronto Public Health: Eye See Eye Learn for JK Students

Attention Parents/Caregivers of Children in JK (born 2014)

Is your child currently in Junior Kindergarten and has not had their vision checked this year by an Optometrist?  Be sure to book an appointment by June 30th to take advantage of the Eye See Eye Learn program.  Students born in 2015 and starting JK in the fall can participate any time after July 1st 2019.

Eye See Eye Learn® is a program through the Ontario Association of Optometrists that provides an eye exam and a free pair of eye glasses if required.  Find a participating  Optometristnear you.

For more information about Vision Health in School Age Children, please visit the Toronto Public Health website.

Spring Fling Thank You!

Thank you to all of our incredible volunteers who made this years Spring Fling a huge success!

Thank to those of you who filled in when we needed you, stayed longer than you had to, and ensured that our students had an incredible time! 

Big hits this year included the awesome prizes, all the new carnival games, and Karaoke! (expect to see more of that next year!!) 

We are still calculating our expense and finalizing our total amount raised, we will have the amount out to you soon. Without dedicated volunteers this event could not happen, so thank you again for contributing your time and energy to help celebrate our EH schools! 


Join us in celebrating an amazing year at the Essex & Hawthorne Schools and kicking off the warm weather together as a community!

We will have two bouncy castles – one for smaller kids and one for older ones! 

Food for sale will include Pizza, Samosa, Veggies, Watermelon, Popcorn, Ice Cream, and Freezies!

We will have TONS of new carnival games and a circus tent full of prizes! The nose game will be back! Lots of free fun including games with the staff from Central Tech Stadium, an Adventure Playground from our OPAL team, and a GIANT Jenga!

We still need more adult volunteers to make this event happen – especially for the 5:00-6:30 time slot. We also need more help for clean up! Please click the link to sign up http://bit.ly/2DDBeAm

What do a tax lawyer, realtor, comedy bar, auto shop, realtor and contractor have in common?


A huge thank you to all our sponsors for being a part of this year’s Spring Fling. To all our families, thank you for taking the time to check out their websites and support local businesses who give so generously to our school community!

Thank you to…..

Rosen Kirshen Tax Law
Lead Sponsor

Rosen Kirshen Tax Law is a boutique tax law firm that represents taxpayers in disputes against the Canada Revenue Agency.

Their focus and expertise is centered around the complex area of tax law placing Rosen Kirshen Tax Law (“RKTL”) in a unique position to deliver the quality of service and legal tax defense rightfully expected by hardworking Canadians.

They provide tax advice to domestic and international clients alike. Their practice encompasses all aspects of taxation including tax planning and restructuring, tax litigation at all court levels, and advice on compliance obligations.

Get in touch!


Toll – Free: 844 53-TAXES

Mike Dunford Construction
Lead Sponsor

MDC is a full-service general contracting company. We specialize in complete renovations, from restructuring to create more space and openness, to modernizing all facets of a home. Our crew and our extensive network of licensed sub-trades can help you turn your ideas into beautiful results.

With MDC, you can rest assured that you are dealing with a fully-insured professional company that ensures the job is done right. Mike is involved in every step of a project, doing everything it takes to keep his clients happy. Phone for a free quote, and see how MDC can help you to utilize the full potential of your home.

Get in touch!

Phone: 416-886-5050

Website: https://mdcbuilds.ca/

Josee Couture Realty
Lead Sponsor

Please meet Josee Couture! Here is what Josee had to say about her business:

“Having sold real estate in Toronto for the past 25 years, I must confess one of my favourite things about my job is that so many clients have become close friends with me. That’s because I regard my clients as more than simply people hunting for a new home or selling their current one. When people come to me, they’re entrusting me with their hopes and dreams and I feel a real commitment to fulfill those.

Not only am I an accomplished real estate salesperson, I’m trained in both interior decoration and as a Master Gardener which allows me to maximize my clients’ experience. Whether you’re buying or selling, I have a wealth of information to share with you.”

Josee can be reached at:


Phone: 416.564.9450


OK Tire
Event Sponsor

Located at Dupont and Bathurst. Vince and his team at OK Tire are here to help with all your tire and automotive needs! Fast, friendly and well priced services in addition to being a part of our community makes OK tire a good choice!

Check out his website HERE

Or call to book a service: 416- 964-2250

Alex Beauregard
Event Sponsor

Alex Beauregard is the familiar go-to guy in our neighbourhood when it comes to real estate. You won’t just see his name on ‘sold’ signs around the area, you can find him at school/community fundraisers, local BBQs, on bike rides with his family, or walking to the pool to swim laps in the morning.  He’s an upfront, honest, top-producing Toronto real estate professional offering a full-service experience with proven results (he currently holds the record for highest sales price in Seaton Village!)

Connect with Alex through his website HERE

By Phone: 647-898-4663

By Email: Alex@AlexBeauregard.com

Comedy Bar
Event Sponsor

Comedy Bar is Toronto’s premier venue for independent comedy hosting over 150 shows per month featuring the best Sketch, improv and Stand Up Comedy in Canada, 7 nights a week.

Located just down the street at 945 Bloor Street check out their shows, workshops and comedy classes

Visit their website HERE to see all the exciting things they have to offer!