November 28, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We can’t believe it is almost December – where has the fall gone to?  Our students are engaged in things like social justice, house leagues, sports tournaments, glee club, choir, ukulele club, coding, chess, tech, police dodgeball and karate.  It has been a busy and fulfilling fall.  There is also a lot happening in December – in particular, students are busy preparing for our winter concert on December 14 – please see below for more details.

Have a great week,

Matthew and Caitland

Upcoming Dates

  • Deadline for SK French Immersion Applications – November 30
  • Bag2School Clothing Drive Official Weigh In (see below for details) – December 5
  • Pizza Lunch – December 6
  • School Council Meeting – December 6 at 6:30
  • Palmerston Community Daycare  Festival of Lights Celebration and Fundraiser – December 6 from 6:30 – 8:30
  • Fall Chess Club, Last Day – December 13
  • Kindergarten Winter Concert – December 14 at 2:30
  • Grades 1-6 Winter Concert – December 14 at 6:00
  • Pizza Lunch – December 20
  • Scholastic Book Fair – December 18-22
  • Winter Holiday Break – December 27 – January 5, 2018

This Week:

  • Winter Concerts (new scheduling this year – please see below for more information)
  • Social Justice League Clothing Drive
  • A Message from Trustee Ausma Malik
  • Palmerston Community Daycare Festival of Lights Celebration and Fundraiser
  • Mad Science – January 2018 Program
  • The Lunch Lady Holiday Special

Winter Concerts

Palmerston will be staging two Winter Concerts this year.  Kindergarten students will be performing on December 14 at 2:30, and Grades 1-6 students will be performing that evening at 6:00.

A Message from Madame Roebuck and the Social Justice League

Do your kids have old clothes that they’ve outgrown? Do they have pants or shorts that are stained or shirts that are torn?

Bring them in to school to raise money for Christie Refugee Centre.

The Social Justice League has teamed up with a group called Bag2School. Bag2School is a program that takes old clothes and either reuses them or turn them into something else.

Old sweaters could be stuffing for a new pillow. Old jeans could be part of a new jacket. Old mittens could be part of a new scarf. This is all part of an initiative to divert textile waste from landfill. And it’s an excellent example of the 3R’s.

Just send your old clean clothes to school in a bag and have your child drop them in the big bin in the foyer. On Tuesday December 5, representative from Bag2School will come to Palmerston and weigh our clothes donations.

Then, they will pay us based on the weight. The more clothes we bring, the more money we can raise.

We are looking for: CLEAN Tshirts, blouses, pants, socks, shoes, coats, mittens, scarves, towels, backpacks, pillows, bedsheets, even belts and purses.

Bag2School will visit Palmerston on December 5 to weigh our donations.

Clear out some clutter before the holidays, and give what you can. Thanks in advance for your participation.

A Message from Trustee Ausma Malik


You are invited to join a planning meeting for TDSB Ward 10’s Parents Reaching Out (PRO) Grant Regional/Provincial Project.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:30pm to 9:00pm, at Central Technical School, Room 208 (725 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON).

Together,  we will be planning a series of events on the topic of Equitable Postsecondary Pathways. The events will begin in January/February 2018 to May 2018 and will be open to parents of children at every grade level.

Your participation will be invaluable to contribute to the planning and execution of this project. At this meeting, we will also be forming the core organizing committee, which will include representation from parent representatives, student representatives, senior administration and local principals.

Refreshments  will  be  served  at  the  meeting.  If you  need  child  care  and/or  interpretation,  please let me know.

If you are interested in participating, please contact me at by December 1.

Palmerston Avenue Community Daycare – Festival of Lights Celebration and Fundraiser

Please click on the link below for more information.

PCDC Festival of Lights Celebration – December 6


Mad Science – January 2018 Program

Mad Science will be providing afterschool programs for students on Wednesdays in January (one program for Kindergarten students, one for students in Grades 1-6).  Please click on the attachment below for more information.

Please note that this program is accessible to everyone.  If the cost of this program is a barrier please contact the Mad Science office and indicate you need alternative placement. No questions asked.

Mad Science Program – January 2018

The Lunch Lady Holiday Special

Please see below for more information.Holiday Special