PAC GM is next week!

Dear parents,

The PAC GM is next Wednesday Feb 4th @ 7pm in the library.

Why should you attend?  Carla Orr will be talking about the new curriculum and you’ll find out more about the new technology the PAC is buying for the classrooms.  Plus, you’ll get to meet other parents and have a say in how the PAC makes things happen in your school.

Free babysitting  is available on request.  Please let Sarah Dennis know by emailing her at

Friday Newsletter: Dates | GM Minutes | Safety at drop-off | District info

Dear parents,

  • Dates:  The PAC calendar  has been updated with food days, PD days and early dismissal days.  Please be aware though that it may be subject to change!  If you want to import this calendar into your mobile device or another calendar service, here is the feed for  iCal  or, XML, or HTML.
  • GM Minutes:  Minutes from the last PAC GM can be found here
  • Drop-off Safety:  As winter closes in, please be extra-careful around drop-off time.   In particular, please be aware that if you are turning into Kilkenny Road, you need to watch out for bikes!  For bike-riders, please use extra caution near this intersection.  Finally, please spare a thought and be respectful towards the children and parents who volunteer for valet duty.  It’s not always fun standing out in the cold and rain, but they do it because it makes everyone’s morning safer.
  • Finally, a reminder that the school administration no longer sends out emails to parents.  All the information about school activities, staff and programs can be found on the Ross Road Elementary website. 

Have a great weekend.


Upcoming events: October 16-19

Hello Ross Road parents,

Just a reminder about some upcoming events this week:

Saleema Noon Parent Night | Tuesday, Oct. 16
In advance of  Saleema Noon’s student presentations this Wednesday and  Thursday, we are pleased to invite Ross Road parents to her parents’ session!  Tuesday, October 16th, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the school library.

Click here for more info about Saleema Noon’s Parent Night

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Halloween Costume Sale | Wednesday and Thursday after school
Thanks so much to everyone who dropped off costumes for this exciting fundraiser! They will be on sale this week at the school:

  • Wednesday October 17 from 2:50pm to 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 18 from 2:50pm to 3:30pm.

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October 16 is the last day to register for CPF’s “French Immersion Parent Survival Night”
Don’t miss this FREE opportunity
to learn first-hand how to help your child succeed in French Immersion through participation in a workshop run by French Immersion early literacy teacher/mentor Sallie Boschung:

  • Tuesday, October 23rd, 7-9PM
  • Larson Elementary School Gym

Space is limited, so CLICK HERE to reserve your spot now! Online registration required.

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Pro-D Day Friday, October 19
Province-wide Professional Development Day

Ross Road Choir – starting on Thursday, January 12th for Grades 2-7

This is a message from Ross Road School:

Mrs. Morgan and Mrs Fraenkel would like to invite students from Grades 2-7 to join the Ross Road Choir! Please come to the Music Room on Thursday, January 12th at 12:20 p.m. to sign up.

Choir practices will be every Thursday @ 12:20 p.m. in the Music Room and will be on going until further notice.

Please join us and we look forward to seeing you there,
—Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Fraenkel


• Friday, January 13:
Food Day – Flying Wedge Pizza

• Monday, January 16:
Curriculum Implementation Day, students not in session

• Wednesday, January 25:
PAC General Meeting: 7:00 p.m. in school library

Pro-Day Friday, October 21 + other dates to remember

Just a reminder that Friday, October 21 is a Province-wide Non-Instructional Day.

Other dates to remember:

  • Friday, October 28th: Food Day (Flying Wedge Pizza)
  • Monday, October 31st: Halloween Parade
  • Wednesday, November 2nd: MjM Photo Retakes (1:00pm)
  • Friday, November 18th: Food Day (Verdicchio Pasta)
  • Saturday, November 19th: Ross Road Community Night Out (details to follow!)

All of these dates can be found on our Calendar page, click here to check it out!

Early dismissal Tuesday Oct 4th + Calendar page update

Just a reminder that all students will be dismissed from school at 1:45 p.m. on October 4, 2011. (District-wide training on Child Abuse Protocols is scheduled for all staff on Tuesday, October 4, 2011)

Also, we’ve added a Google Calendar to our Calendar page!
Check it out:

A few upcoming dates to remember:

Updated school calendar

Please note that the Calendar page has been updated with a few new entries:

February 14th: Wear Pink and Red Day/School Assembly (“Caring” theme)
March 31st: Staff Appreciation Luncheon (details to follow)
March 31st: First class in Yoga Fundraiser series
April 12: Classroom and Panorama photos
May 24: Handsworth Track Qualifications
May 26: Volunteer Tea (12:00pm – 1:30pm)

Important dates for January 2011

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a nice relaxing break and are looking forward to a great 2011 at Ross Road! Here are a few dates to remember for January:

  • Monday, January 10: Grade 6 students go to Outdoor School for one week
  • Friday, January 21: Food Day (Pizza!)
  • Wednesday, January 26: PAC General Meeting
  • Monday, January 31: Pro D Day (School-based)
  • Monday, January 31: French Immersion Grade 7 students leave for one week in Quebec