January 8, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a restful and relaxing holiday.

It would appear that winter has finally arrived.  Please see below information regarding cold weather and school closures in the event of extreme weather conditions.



Matthew and Caitland

Upcoming Dates

  • Pizza Lunch – January 10
  • PA Day – January 19
  • Pizza Lunch – January 24
  • Snowed In – January 25 6pm – 8pm

This Week:

  • Severe Weather Policy
  • Cold Weather During Recess and Lunch Time
  • Staffing Updates
  • Lunch Lady Update
  • Winter Programs for 2018

Severe Weather and School Closures

Severe weather conditions may require the TDSB to cancel transportation or, in extreme conditions, close schools. The decision to close schools is made by the director of education. In the event transportation is cancelled or schools are closed, the local media will be informed before the beginning of the school day. Tune in to your radio and television news stations for the latest information.

If weather conditions become extreme after students are in school, elementary students will remain in the school until they are picked up by a parent or parent designate.

Recess and Lunch Time

Students are kept indoors for recess and lunch time for a number of weather conditions such as rain, lightening in the area, extreme winds and extreme cold. When temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are kept indoors. Recess and lunch may be shortened if the temperature and wind chill reading is between -28C and -20C.

If a student’s medical condition requires further consideration due to weather conditions, or if you have other questions or concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your child’s school day, please speak with someone from the main office.


Staffing Updates


Nazia Masood, our Early Childhood Educator in Ms. Cinello’s class, completed her assignment at Palmerston at the end of December.  Please welcome our new Early Childhood Educator, Sanjit Rehal.

Lunch Lady Update

Starting January, Lunch Lady will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays only.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Winter Programs

Please see below the co-curricular programs that will be offered at Palmerston.  Please note that while these programs are fee based,  they are available to all students at Palmerston.  Please see each flyer for details.

Arts Express – Winter 2018

ProgramWinter Chess Club

Mad Science – Winter Session

Codezilla – Winter 2018 Lunchtime Club Info