Wishing You a Safe and Relaxing Summer

Happy Summer!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday the yearbooks were distributed to the students. It was such a pleasure to see their excited faces and peals of laughter! Everywhere we turned, students were laughing and smiling as they looked at page after page.

We would love to thank and congratulate ALEXIS EIZINAS for creating yet another masterpiece that encapsulates our year at Palmerston!!! We cannot imagine all of the hours of work that went into such a beautiful yearbook and are eternally grateful that she continues to volunteer her time and artistic talents in the creation of such a wonderful treasure of memories for both the staff, students and community!!!

We wish you a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in September.

On behalf of the Palmerston Staff,

Matthew and Caitland




Volunteer Tea Tomorrow Morning at 8:15

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Only a few days to go!

Over the next few days, please take a final visit to the Lost and Found for any items that might have gone missing.  As well, please return any library books to Mr. Brewer.

Students currently in JK to Grade 5 will be learning more about their 2017-2018 placement on Wednesday.

We will be sending a letter to families with a child entering JK in the next few days to let parents know who their child’s JK teacher will be.


Matthew and Caitland

Upcoming Dates

  • Volunteer Tea – June 27 at 8:00 am
  • Final Day Assembly – June 29 at 9:15 am
  • Reports Home – June 29
  • Last Day of School – June 29

Class Placements for 2017-2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This year, we are changing the process by which students learn about their teacher for next year. Rather than finding out who their teacher is on the first day of school in September, students will be receiving this information at the end of this year.  On Wednesday, June 28, students will have the opportunity to meet and spend time with their 2017-2018 teachers and classmates.  As well, class placement information will be on their final June report cards.


Matthew and Caitland

June 15, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Only a few more weeks to go!  Construction on the Annex building continues – thank you for your continued patience and flexibility – we will continue to keep you informed about the construction as it progresses.

Our Library will be closed shortly for the summer.  Please send any library books to school as soon as possible.  As well, please check the Lost and Found – we will be donating any remaining items at the end of June.

On another note, our Grade 6 students will be learning life-saving skills tomorrow from 12:30-2:30pm.  Toronto Paramedic Services will teach them how to perform hands-only CPR and educate them on how to recognize and use an AED (automatic external defibrillator).  Students will receive a certificate for completion of this course (and a cupcake!). Media will be contacted about this event (students who have not signed a media release will not be photographed or interviewed). We would to thank Harriet Druker and Roberta Scott for all of their work in making this happen.


Matthew and Caitland

Upcoming Dates

  • School Council Meeting – June 15
  • Pizza Lunch – June 21
  • Grade 6 Graduation – June 22 at 5:00
  • Kindergarten Clusters Playdate – June 26
  • Volunteer Tea – June 27 at 8:00 am
  • Last Day of School – June 29

TOMORROW – Final School Council Meeting – Budget and Year End Review

Good morning Palmerston families!

School Council will be hosting the final meeting for the school year, tomorrow at 6:30 in the library. Council meetings are the best way to find out what’s happening in the school, and have your say about things that matter, like fund allocation, school activities, new initiatives, and to bring up things that are important to you. Here are some highlights for tomorrow’s meeting:

  • budget review and proposals for the next school year;
  • recap of our fundraisers (Pizza Lunch, Dance-a-thon and Mayfest) and discussion for new ideas for next year;
  • new Parent Volunteer List;
  • new proposals and initiatives for next year.

Childcare can be made available if necessary. Please let us know by noon tomorrow if you need it for your little ones.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch at palmerstonschoolcouncil1617@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Toronto StreetPLAY Pilot Project

Toronto StreetPLAY Pilot Project

The Toronto StreetPLAY Pilot Project (TSPP) will test regularly scheduled, partial closures for street play on 6 residential blocks in Seaton Village (Wards 19 and 20) between June and November, 2017.

The City of Toronto Permitting Office, Councillors Joe Cressy and Mike Layton, the Toronto Free Play Co-Op, and Ryerson University are collaborating with EDC on this pilot and studying the feasibility of bringing play back to neighbourhood streets. Specifically, the TSPP will evaluate: i) the quality of play for the children and youth who participate; ii) the extent to which the program increases a sense of community; iii) elements that would strengthen the program, and, iv) the response of local commuters to the play hours.

For more information:  https://earthday.ca/play/#street

Upcoming StreetPLAY Events

Street Days Dates Time: Markham/Follis Fridays Sundays June 2, 16   4pm – 8pm June 11, 25 4pm – 8pm Pendrith St. (Christie – Shaw) Tuesdays June 6,13,20,27 4pm – 8pm Clinton St. (Dupont-Yarmouth) Mondays & Fridays June 5,12,19,26  4pm – 8pm June 2,9,16,23   4pm – 8pm Clinton St. (Yarmouth-Follis) Saturdays June 3,10,17,24 2pm – 4pm Clinton St. (Follis-Barton) Sundays June 4,11,18,25 2pm – 5pm Clinton St. Barton to Laneway  (North of Bloor) Sundays June 4,11,18,25 5pm – 8pm https://earthday.ca/play/#street