Thursday, 29 May 2014

Lunchtime at IRC

Now that the nice weather has finally arrived, we hope to have outdoor lunch for IRC students whenever possible.

This means that all students in grades 1-6 will be dismissed to the school yard at 11:45 a.m. to eat lunch outside under the supervision of IRC’s lunchroom supervisors. Students who go home for lunch will be dismissed by their classroom teachers to the yard also. 

Please remind children to wear a sun hat and sunscreen so that they can enjoy this extra time outside safely.

**Sorry for the confusion with lunch pick-ups this past week as we have been transitioning  to dismissing all children to the schoolyard.**

Dismissal to the yard at lunchtime will now be the regular practice, effective immediately.


Thank you for meeting your child at their entry door and therefore helping us to ease the congestion at the front entrance doors during lunch dismissal.

GET LOUD spirit day

Friday May 30th is IRC’s GET LOUD spirit day!

Everyone is encouraged to dress in their wildest, loudest clothing in order to bring awareness for children with hearing loss.
Want to know more?

7th Annual PIAC Conference - May 31, 2014

The  7th Annual PIAC (Parent Involvement Advisory Committee) Conference, takes places on Sat. May 31st at Earl Haig S.S, 100 Princess Avenue, from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.. The theme of the conference is 'Parents Advocating for Student Success'.

This invitation is extended to all IRC parents/guardians.
Register at or call (416) 397-3529 for more information.

Monday, 26 May 2014


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Outdoor lunches have finally arrived at IRC!

 Now that the nice weather has finally arrived, we hope to have outdoor lunch for IRC students whenever possible.
This means that all students in grades 1-6 will be dismissed to the school yard at 11:45 a.m. to eat lunch outside under the supervision of IRC’s lunchroom supervisors.
Students who go home for lunch will be dismissed by their classroom teachers to the yard also. 
Please remind children to wear a sun hat and sunscreen so that they can enjoy this extra time outside safely.

A Reminder!
Please ensure that children who remain at school for lunch bring their litter-less lunch with them to school in the morning.   This is very important so that we may ensure adequate supervision during the lunch hour and decrease the need for lunch pick-ups in the office.  With parent support, we can continue to help IRC students be independent and responsible for their lunch bag and snacks.
Thank you for your support of the lunch program at IRC!

Wednesday, 21 May 2014


Our Junior Spring Concert is here!
Thursday, May 22 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the IRC Gym

Students in Grades 4-6, as well as Grade 3 students in Junior Choir, will remain with their classroom teachers at school at 3:30 to prepare for our 4:00 performance. Students are to wear dark on the bottom (jeans will suffice) and white or red on top.  (Think IRC colours!)

**If your child is unable to attend, please inform their classroom teacher and ask that they be dismissed outside with Ms. Greenwood on Thursday at 3:30.

Spring Concert Program:

1)                             Gr. 6 Band
2)                             Gr. 5 Strings
3)                             Gr. 4 Recorder
4)                             Gr. 5 Ukulele
5)                             Guitar Club
6)                             Junior Choir
7)                             Gr. 6 Drama
8)                             Massed Performances

If you have any questions, please contact Jodi Greenwood at

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Water Safety


Weather Conditions:
Toronto and Region Conservation advises that Environment Canada is forecasting 15-30 mm of rainfall for the Greater Toronto Area. The rain will into Friday morning. With this weather system, there is a possibility of thundershowers which may result in 30-50 mm of rain in localized areas. 

While significant flooding is not expected at this time, the forecasted rainfall will cause high flows and water levels in Greater Toronto Area creeks and rivers, resulting in unsafe conditions.

Please exercise caution around all bodies of water.  Please alert any children under your care of these dangerous conditions and supervise their activities. 

This Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement will be in effect through Friday, May 16, 2014.  

Flood Forecasting and Warning Program
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority | 5 Shoreham Drive | Toronto | Ontario | Canada | M3N 1S4
24 Hour Floodline 416.661.6514

All Candidates Meeting Back On!

Please see the update for the All Candidates Meeting – its back on at a new location! J (From Ward 7 rep)

Tell Provincial Candidates that Public Education is Important to You!
The 2014 Ontario Provincial Election is fast approaching and will take place on June 12.
Trustee – Irene Atkinson, TDSB and Trustee – Barbara Poplawski, TCDSB have organized an evening to meet and hear from the candidates seeking election in our riding of Parkdale High Park. 

There are many significant education issues facing teachers, parents, students, and our community from funding inequities, testing results, over capacity schools, school rejuvenation, learning in a digital world, to support for special needs students. All of these issues are directly impacted by provincial politics.

This All Candidates' Meeting is your chance to learn the candidates' views on public education, ask your own questions and show politicians that education is important to you!

Parkdale High Park All Candidates Meeting on Education
The attending candidates are Jamie Ellerton (Conservative), Nancy Leblanc (Liberal) and Cheri DiNovo (NDP) and Tim Rudkins (Green).
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7:00–9:00 pm

Please Note the Change in Location for the Meeting

Lithuanian Hall - Lower Hall
1573 Bloor Street West - Bloor and Dundas - Just south and west of Dundas West Subway Station

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Saturday May 17th in the IRC parking lot!
Noon until 8 P.M. (or until supplies last)

Bring your own containers and shovels!

Soap it Up community car wash

Hello IRC Parents,

We are looking for IRC families that would like to participate in the "Soap it Up" community car wash and BBQ on Saturday June 21st.

100% of the proceeds will be donated, a portion to Cystic Fibrosis and a PORTION to the IRC FUN FAIR!  Last year, Car Star donated over $800 towards the Fun Fair!!

A community car wash and BBQ is happening at all 200 Carstar Collision & Glass Service locations across Canada. In addition to their support of CF, each Carstar location chooses a community recipient of a large donation (hundreds of dollars). Our local Carstar has chosen IRC. To show our gratitude we need IRC parents & children to come out on Saturday.

Where:  CARSTAR, 2528 St. Clair Ave. West (across from Wal-Mart)
When:  Saturday, June 21st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (come for any period of time)

If you would like to join in the fun, please email Amrita at

Thanks in advance!
IRC Parent Council

All Candidates Meeting on Education - CANCELLED

The All Candidates meeting scheduled for May 22nd at Bloor Collegiate Institute has been cancelled due to a permit conflict.

We are working to reschedule and will keep you posted with more detail as it becomes available.


Irene Atkinson
Trustee Parkdale-High Park

Sunday, 11 May 2014

A thank you to our volunteers

On friday we hosted our volunteer tea, to honour the many IRC parents and caregivers who  give of their time to benefit the staff and students of IRC.  Thank you to the students of Room 206 for performing their song entitled "Thanks A Lot" at the tea.

All volunteers who were not able to attend our tea, are encouraged to come in and choose a new book from our library so that we can honour you by dedicating the book in your name!

Thursday, 8 May 2014

JK/SK Before- and After-School Program

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As part of full-day kindergarten, each year our school surveys parents for their interest in a fee-based before- and after-school program for kindergarten students.  Based on this year’s survey completed during February, there is initial interest in a program for September 2014. Please note that a program will only run if there is a firm commitment from enough parents (i.e., fee deposit). 

We are working with our local YMCA  to provide a before- and after-school program for kindergarten students.  In order to receive information directly from the YMCA regarding fees, space availability and registration, please  fill out and return the form below by May 12,  2014.

Registration for the  Before and After School program will take place at Indian Road Crescent P.S. on Tuesday May 13th from 8:00 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Transportation to and from the before- and after-school program is not provided and will be the responsibility of parents/guardians. 

If your family is currently receiving a child care subsidy you will be able to keep your subsidy for the before- and after-school program. The City of Toronto oversees fee subsidy. For information regarding a subsidy please visit the City’s website at or you may call 311.

If you have any questions, please contact our school office.

Yours sincerely,

Anne MacDonald


Kindergarten Before- and After-School Program

I consent to this form and the following information being released to the local child care centre
providing the Kindergarten Before- and After-School Program for Indian Road Crescent P.S.

Telephone Number:_________________________  Email Address:_____________________________
Signature:_________________________________  Date:______________________________________

Anne MacDonald
Indian Road Crescent  P.S.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014


This is just a friendly reminder
that on Friday, May 9th, 2014 we will be having our Volunteer Tea
To say thank you so much for all of your help at IRC!
Hope to see you there! J

Monday, 5 May 2014


Just a reminder that the Parent Council meeting originally scheduled for May has been cancelled.
The next council meeting will be held on Tuesday June 10th.


IRC Chess Tournament - Volunteers needed!

We are still in need of parent volunteers to help with our IRC Chess Tournament being held on Mon. May 12th from 9:00 am -11:30 am. in the IRC gymnasium.  If your child is one of the 45 students who has signed up to play in this tournament and you are able to volunteer,  please fill out the volunteer form or email Ms. Fenton directly at

We have 1 parent volunteer but are looking for 3-4 more parents to help assist with this event.

Friday, 2 May 2014


Monday, May 5th is Music Monday at Indian Road Crescent. 
Once again, Is Somebody Singing? is being sung across Canada to celebrate music education. This year, IRC will be singing I.S.S. at 9:00 am in our schoolyard. 

PARENTS AND MUSICIANS: All parents and musicians are welcome to sing and play along with us on Monday.  Below please find the website link to the lyrics, melody and guitar chords.  

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this performance.

WALKING TRIP ON MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014                   
For Rooms 103, 104, 106, 206, 205 and Junior Choir

At 9:50 am on Monday, May 5, the Junior Choir and Rooms 103, 104, 106, 206 and 205 will be walking to Lucy McCormick to join in their Music Monday celebration at 10:00 am.  We will return by recess. Please let me know if you wish to join us on this walking trip.

Thursday, 1 May 2014


Just a reminder...

The IRC Talent Show is this Friday May 2nd, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the gym!