From the Principal’s Desk – Sept 27, 2012


Photo Retakes

Photo retakes are scheduled for the morning of Friday, October 12th.  The newly reorganized Extended French classes will have new class pictures taken at this time.

Police Alert

11 Division

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a criminal harassment investigation.

It is reported that:
– on Monday, August 27, 2012, a man followed a 13-year-old girl in the Jane Street/Bloor Street West area
– the man attempted to grab the girl
– the girl ran into a store and the man fled the scene

The suspect is described as black, 20-25, 5’7″-5’9″, slim build with a bald
head. He was last seen wearing a gold necklace, a black Adidas windbreaker with three black stripes on the sleeves, a black T-shirt and baggy black pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1139, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Josh McSweeney, 11 Division

Choices for 9 Parent Information Night

Thursday, October 11, 2012  7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Runnymede Public School
357 Runnymede Road

Secondary School Information Evenings for Parents and Students

Bloor CI:  TOPS ON BLOOR             October 30 – 7:30 pm
1141 Bloor Street West

Etobicoke School of the Arts November 1 – 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
675 Royal York Road             (October 30, 1 pm Students only)

Ursula Franklin Academy       November 6 – 7:00 pm
146 Glendonwyne Road

Western Technical-Commerical School
125 Evelyn Crescent  Regular Program – November 13 – 7:00 pm
416-393-0500             Specialized Programs – November 28 – 7:00 pm
Web:               (Cisco/Nortel Systems; Cyber Arts;  Gifted; Specialist High Skills Major)

Rosedale Heights School of the Arts November 22 – 6:15 pm and 7:00 pm
711 Bloor Street East

Parkdale CI:                            December 6 – 7:00 pm (Pre-IB)
209 Jameson Avenue

Humberside CI:                                   January 10 – 7:00 pm
280 Quebec Avenue

Claude Watson School for the Arts Admissions

The Claude Watson School for the Arts will be holding open auditions for students who attend a school within the City of Toronto. Each year the Claude Watson School for the Arts auditions students for admission to the school. There are 60 places available in the grade four year. Auditions will also be held for any vacancies in grades 5-8. The screening process is a series of studio experiences in dance, drama, visual arts and music.

Auditions take place at the school, located near Yonge St. and Sheppard Ave. A team of adjudicators, both professional artists and teachers conduct the auditions. The auditions for students will be conducted during the months of February and March.

The school will be holding two information meetings at the Claude Watson School for the Arts, 130 Doris Avenue on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 and Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. Parking at the school is limited so please allow sufficient time to find street parking. This meeting is to inform parents of the school’s programs, to review the application process and to provide parents with an opportunity to ask questions.

Application forms will be available during the meetings, on the school webpage (, or at the school as of the second week of October.

A deadline of Friday, December 14, 2012 at 4 p.m. has been set for all applications to be handed in at Claude Watson School for the Arts, 130 Doris Ave.

Upcoming Dates

·         September 28th – QSP Fundraising Campaign begins

·         October 2nd – Immunizations (Grade 7 – HepB, Grade 8 girls – HPV)

·         October 10th – Walk Your Child to School Day

·         October 10th – Education Committee – 6:45 pm

·         October 12th – Photo Re-take Day

·         October 19th – TTC Photo Day (Grade 7 & 8)

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