Toonie Pyjama Day for Unicef – tomorrow Friday

Unicef is raising funds to help 1.5 million vulnerable children in the Middle East who are displaced by conflict. Tomorrow you can help! Wear your pyjamas and bring a toonie for Unicef and help a child in need.

Money raised will go towards:

• Winter clothing kits to over 800,000 children across the region, including to families that have been displaced by recent fighting,
• Cash assistance to the families of more than 320,000 vulnerable children,
• Child friendly spaces and school heating for 105,000 children,
• Thermal blankets for almost 240,000 children.

School Network Upgrade 

TDSB Field Services has schedule our School’s network upgrade on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.  They will perform activities that include installing new network equipment, changing IP addresses, testing the new equipment and network, decommissioning the previous equipment and network, and updating documentation to reflect the changes.

Although Field Services does not anticipate it will take a full day to perform the change from the current network over to the new Bell network, they must allocate a full day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to perform the work.

On Tuesday, January 9th, the scheduled implementation day of the new Bell network, there will be no wired and wireless (Wi-Fi) network access to services including but not limited to:

  • Internet access and all applications accessible from the Internet
  • Home Drives
  • Shared Drives
  • All AW sites, ServiceIT, myINFO, GAfE, Gmail, Google Drive, Docs, Hangouts, and Sheets, Chromebook/Chromebox access
  • Trillium School Information System (SIS)
  • All SAP Systems
  • SharePoint (org sites)
  • Outlook Web Access (OWA)
  • TDSB Print services
  • VPN services

If all the activities are completed ahead of the plan outage window, the school will begin enjoying the new Bell network immediately.

12 Days of Christmas Update

Thank you for contributing new items suitable for young families and babies for the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre. Our tree and box are really starting to fill up! Essex and Hawthorne Admin will deliver the items on Friday December 22nd.

For those of you that would still like to contribute, the Holiday Concert this week is a great opportunity to bring in any of the following items:

1. Grocery Cart

2. Canned/boxed food

3. Boxes of Diapers

4. Soccer balls, basketballs

5. Bottles of laundry detergent

6. Backpacks

7. Baby toys (new)

8. $25 grocery gift cards

9. Winter coats

10. Receiving blankets

11. Pillows

12. Baby Sleepers

Thank you!

Enrichment Still Short of Funds – Dec 31 Tax Receipt Deadline

If you haven’t had a chance to submit your donation to the Enrichment Fund this
year, there is still time to donate and receive a tax receipt before December

Each year, families are asked to donate $75 per child or $150 per family to fund
the cost of hands-on arts and science experiential learning in the classroom,
along with other special activities and performances.

So far this year Enrichment Funds have covered Theatricks in the classroom and
Scientist in the Schools for all grades. Planned activities for the new year
include a garden/outdoor educator leading programs for all grades in the spring,
and bilingual woodworking workshops for the primary grades booked for February.

The Enrichment Fund needs your donation to cover the cost of this programming.
Planned events will need to be cancelled if funds are not raised.

Pay-what-you-can donations are also welcome. Cheques made payable to the
Hawthorne II PTCA can be dropped in the treasurer’s box in the Hawthorne office.


Little Jammer Guitar Program

Full-time Lunchroom position available at Essex and at Hawthorne

Must love working with children.  Must be available every day from 11:20 to 12:35.  Please contact if interested.  Successful candidate would be starting immediately 🙂


Holiday Fall Photo Order Deadline for Parents

Downtown Vocal Music Academy

Please see the attachments here for information about the Downtown Vocal Music Academy.

DVMA Open House Flyer

Downtown Vocal Music Academy Information


Winona Grade 6 Information Night – January 16th 2018

Our Grade 6 open house will be on January 16th 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

Winona Grade 6 Information Night Flyer

The link for registration is


Belinda Longe, Ph.D.
Winona Drive Sr. Public School
101 Winona Drive, Toronto, Ontario


Staff Appreciation Luncheon THIS Friday

Volunteers and food donations still needed for our Staff Appreciation Luncheon THIS Friday 
December 8, 2017 in the Peace Lounge.
Please contact Elli
We are still looking for main course donations!
If you are able to contribute please provide Elli a description for the luncheon menu.
Please drop off your prepared food items to the staff room on the 2nd floor adjacent to the Peace Lounge on Friday morning.
Please Do Not leave them in Tracey’s office.
If possible, please bring items in a recyclable or disposable container or tray. If not, please label your items accordingly. Pls provide serving utensils or knives when needed and label them.
Please contact Cyndi if you are available to volunteer to:
Still looking for people to Set up & Serve food 
If these times do not work for you please reply with what works for you.
We cannot put on this amazing event with out you. Please consider helping out!
Cyndi and Elli


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