Thursday, 23 October 2014

Boys 2nd Volleyball Tryout

is coming up on Friday, October 24, 2014.

Here are the event details:

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8 AM to 8:45 AM

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

French Immersion

Hello Ward 7

Here is the French Immersion Information nights scheduled for Ward 7:

·  Fern P.S, November 3, 2014 at 7pm.  128 Fern Ave. (416) 393-9130
·  Howard P.S, November 20,2014  at 7pm.  30 Marmaduke St. (416) 393-9255
·  Humbercrest P.S, November 4, 2014 at 6:30pm.  14 St. Marks Rd. (416) 394-2370
·  Parkdale P.S, November 19, 2014 at 7pm.  78 Seaforth Ave.  (416) 393-1280
·  Runnymede P.S, November 20, 2014 at 7pm.  357 Runnymede Rd.  (416) 393-9055

Below you will find the "PIAC E-news” for October 2014:

Hello Everyone,

We hope you and your families had a great long weekend.  As we settle into the school year, school councils have taken care of the business of holding elections, submitting financial reporting to the TDSB such as the 2013-2014 PSAB Report and fundraising plan and will also submit the School Statement of Needs (SSON) to your Superintendent of Education.

The upcoming Municipal Elections is fast approaching on Monday, October 27, 2014.  School Board Trustees hold the only democratically elected office that is solely responsible for education. A trustee is responsible for identifying the needs and priorities of their community and for ensuring these are considered in the decisions that result in practical educational opportunities for students, Whether it is consulting with communities on how the board will provide French Immersion or specialist programs, name a new school, or seek public input for an accommodation review of the schools in your area, it is the local trustee who makes sure that the community has a direct way to express its views on vital education decisions that affect our day-to-day lives. You have the right to vote for who represents you in these important matters. It is your opportunity to make a difference in your community.

All Candidates Meetings/Debates are an excellent opportunity to learn about the platform of the candidates in your ward.
For information about what trustees do click here >

For the “My Vote” App/Tool on the City of Toronto website click here >

High School Information Nights
Parents are encouraged to attend their home school’s Grade 8 Information Evening as well as the Information Evening at other schools you are interested in.  The information evenings are listed on the TDSB website.
To see dates click here >  Open Houses and Information Nights or > pdf.

Early French Immersion (SK entry)
The Early Immersion Program begins in Senior Kindergarten. It offers 100% French instruction in the classroom until the end of grade 3, although some specialist subjects may be taught in English. English instruction is gradually introduced beginning in grade 4 until it becomes a half-day program from Grades 6-8.

Designated school pathways exist to ensure that students have a continuation of program from the SK entry to the end of grade 12. There are 56 schools across the TDSB that offer entry to the Early Immersion Program. The application system for Early French Immersion (SK Entry) will open on November 3, 2014. Deadline for applications for this program is December 5th, 2014. Click on

The attendance area for an Early French Immersion program is created by a group of "associated" English feeder schools. To locate the Early French Immersion school in your area, you must first confirm the English school for your home address, then visit our French Immersion Location Finder.  Note: Attendance areas as well as associated feeder schools for Early French Immersion programs may be changed at any time in accordance with Board policy and procedures.

Information Nights are scheduled as follows:
  • Davisville PS43 Millwood Rd  416-393-0570              November 4, 20147:00 pm
  • Humewood PS 15 Cherrywood Ave  416-394-2383    November 18, 2014 6:30 pm
  • John Fisher PS 40 Erskine Ave  416-393-9325           November 18, 20147:00 pm
  • Rawlinson CS 231 Glenholme Ave  416-394-3080      November 17, 20146:30 pm  
For a complete list of Information Evenings, please click on:

Note - The application period for Junior Extended French or Middle Immersion (Grade 4 Entry) is between January 5th and January 29th, 2015.

Homework Help for students grades 7-10
This free, online service is available for Ontario students in grades 7 to 10. Homework Help is run by TVO’s Digital Education Division, with support from the Ontario government. Homework Help provides live one-on-one tutoring with Ontario Certified math teachers every Sunday to Thursday, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET. To learn more about this free service funded by the Ministry of Education visit Homework Help

School Statement of Needs (SSON)
Every fall, all school councils give their superintendent a summary of their school/community’s priorities in the event the school will be having a change in principal.  Please see attached  SSON Form.
The parent section of the School Statement of Needs document is to be developed annually in the fall by the parent representative in consultation with the school community and the trustee (when available). The superintendent will complete his/her section when it becomes known that there may be a principal vacancy. The School Statement of Needs document shall reflect needs that are specific to the school and community. Please see the attached SSON Parent Guide and Template for a Letter to Parents

TDSB Celebrates International Day of the Girl on October 16
Hundreds of girls and mentors from the TDSB’s Young Women on the Move initiative will gather at Spirale Banquet and Conference Centre for a day themed "The Power of Girls to Innovate and Create Through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)."  The participants will hear from best-selling author-illustrator Ashley Spires who will facilitate an interactive presentation of creativity and persistence, while featuring many of her beloved children’s book characters. She will also lead a short drawing exercise, followed by The Most Magnificent Book Hack, in which participants are encouraged to bring out their inner engineer, designer, writer or artist to create something entirely new from a mini version of The Most Magnificent Thing. In the afternoon participants will focus on innovation and creation by building and exploring circuits - girls will become ‘electrical engineers’. They will learn about conductive and insulating play dough, understand electrical properties, and become circuit designers!  TDSB’s Young Women on the Move (YWM) supports thousands of girls each year and works to remind girls that they are capable and should feel competent to enter any profession.
PIAC Presents: The 8th Annual Parent Involvement Makes a Difference Conference 
Saturday November 15, 2014, 8:30 am at Earl Haig Secondary School
For more information visit:

To visit the PIAC website click > here.

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Frech Immersion Update

We have been informed by another parent who called the TDSB that IRC will now feed into Perth Avenue for French Immersion next year. Perth is a Ward 14 school so therefore wasn't on the list in the earlier post. The information session for Perth Avenue School is scheduled for November 3rd.

8th Annual Parent Involvement Advisory Committee Conference

Registration is now live for the 8th Annual Parents Make a Difference Conference.  This year the theme of the conference is “Increasing Knowledge and Enhancing Confidence”. 
The conference will be held on 

Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm at 
Earl Haig Secondary School, 100 Princess Avenue

Conference information can be found at  

Monday, 20 October 2014

Boys Volleyball Tryouts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014!

Here are the event details:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8 AM to 8:45 AM
1st tryout for all gr. 4-6 boys who are interested!  All permission forms must be returned prior to the 1st tryout.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Next Parent Council Meeting is November 11th

Our second parent council meeting is coming up on November 11th.  It starts at 7pm - 8:30pm, and we generally stick to time. You can download the agenda for the upcoming meeting here

If you are able to attend please feel free to come along and join the fun. There is also care provided for school age children.


November 5th - IRC is holding our first MOVIE NIGHT of the year in the gym. This is a really fun activity for both parents and kids. You can bring sleeping bags, dress in PJ's and have fun eating pizza and watching a movie in the gym. There is a donation fee of $5.00 per family. Its a fun night for all.
Parent Council is interested in finding out what Movie we should run. Our choices are:
1. The Lego Movie
2. Rio 2
3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
4. Frozen
If there are any other suggestions please toss them into the ring for voting.

You can also vote right here on the blog (on the right hand side below the school calendar) or contact IRC Parent Council President Michelle Capon at

We are also looking for some volunteers to make some baked goods for that night and to help man the food station and make popcorn. If you are available to help out please email me Michelle directly and or call 416 854 5136.
The doors open at 6pm and the movie starts usually around 6:30pm. The event usually runs until just before 8pm.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

QSP Fundraiser


NEW THIS FALL – Customized photo products like photo books, calendars
and cards are available too.  Now, you can order these types of products
through our campaign and support our school at the same time.
Plus dozens of new digital subscriptions are now available!

You can support our school today by shopping online.  Just visit!  All orders will count towards your child’s rewards.  Our new group online ID is 3721206.

Why not order a subscription for your child?  Kids love receiving mail and it’s proven that reading print benefits children far greater than reading material online.
And magazines make great gifts and can be delivered anywhere in Canada.

Thank you in advance for your support.  We count on your participation!
Customer service is always available by calling QSP directly at 1-800-667-2536

IRC Clothing

Samples of IRC clothing were available for viewing at our September BBQ.
Attached are photos of available clothing items.   
All orders are due October 17th.  
Clothing will arrive November 14th.

Look for the order forms coming home today!

Monday, 6 October 2014


Reminder Notice :

Tuesday October 7th, 2014 is 

All students will have an individual and classroom photo taken. 




Please note that the Parent Council meeting scheduled for
Tuesday October 7th, 2014
has been cancelled.

The next scheduled Parent Council meeting will take place on Tuesday November 11th.

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IRC Terry Fox Contributions




2008 $3,003.73
2009 $2,766.00
2010 $3,575.00
2011 $3,039.98
2012 $2,866.70
2013 $4,093.65
2014 $ 5,562.90

Wow…incredible! ($1,469.25 more than last year)