First Day Procedures

Welcome back to John Fisher P.S.! We are so looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.


On the first day of school, September 2nd, please bring your child to school for morning entry. When you come to the back of the school you will see signs posted that will say Grade 1, Grade 2 etc…We will have Grade 1, 2 and 3 meet on the pavement and Grades 4, 5 and 6 on the field. The Kindergartens will meet in and around the Kindergarten Pen (Please note Kindergarten entry dates are staggered throughout the week. This note is for students starting on September 2nd).


In each area you will see the teachers who will be teaching the specific grades (e.g. the Grade 4 teachers will be in the Grade 4 area on the field). They will have their class lists with them, so go on up to the teachers, say hello and check if that is your child’s classroom. Children will enter into the school with their teachers and blow you a kiss as they say see you later!


It won’t rain – but if it does Kindergartens will meet in the front hall. Grade 1s and 2s will meet in the Library and Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will meet in the gym. The same system will follow from there.
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Team Jersey Returns

Dear parents/guardians and student-athletes,

With only 3 more days of school, I would ask that you please double-check to see if you still have a numbered penguin team jersey at home, in your sac a dos or elsewhere. As of today we are still missing numbers 2, 5, 13, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 46, 47. It will be very appreciated to have a complete set of team jerseys to start off the next school year. Merci! M. Lalonde



John Fisher Squawk


Lily Sarno, Directrice/Principal

June 20, 2014/le 20 juin. Character trait for June : PERSEVERANCE/LA PERSÉVÉRANCE


« There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.  Parfois, il est mieux d’ attendre l’arrivée de ce qu’on veut. Aussi, il y a des moments où on doit aller chercher ce qu’on veut soi-même. »

IMPORTANT DATES   Here are the last dates of the year.

June 24                       Grade 6 Graduation 5:15 PM at North Toronto

June 25                       CHARACTER AND ANTI-BULLYING ASSEMBLY

– Integrity and Perseverance 9:15 – Primary classes and student performers in Grades 1 – 3; 1:25 PM – Junior classes and student performers in Grades 4 – 6

Names of performers groups will be announced in next week’s Squawk

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN June 27                        Last Day

                                    Report Cards go home

June 28                       First day of summer vacation




This school year, John Fisher raised over $7,000 for cancer research. That is an achievement for which we are very proud. We have been participating in The Terry Fox run for the past 8 years and our students are proud and honoured to run “JUST LIKE TERRY”. The JF Terry Fox team is full of vibrant and caring volunteers who come together for a common goal. We teach kids about perseverance and determination as well as becoming aware of their ability to make a difference in the world. Cancer is tragic and unjust but caring for one another makes a whole lot of sense. We are looking for parent volunteers to step forward and join our team. A few of our main organizers will be planning our fundraiser for the last time as they are “graduating”. This year is a perfect time to step up and learn from the pros who make our event better each year.
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John Fisher Squawk – June 13, 2014



Lily Sarno, Directrice/Principal

June 13, 2014/le 5 juin. Character trait for June : PERSEVERANCE/LA PERSÉVÉRANCE


“It is always better to do right than to be right. Il est toujours préférable de faire la chose juste que d’avoir raison.”

Our Grade 5 Boys’ and Grade 6 Girls’ Soccer team won the CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS! We are so proud of their dedication, perseverance, team spirit and behaviour. They are champions in so many ways! Thank you Coaches Tyrie and Sorin. Thank you Coach Daniel Tyrie – son of Mme Tyrie. Thank you also to the myriad parent volunteer drivers and cheerleaders. As always, it’s a team effort that leads to champions!


GRADE SIX GIRLS – were coached by Mlle Sorin. The team played so well that they are going on to the City Finals.

Vivian W.                    Sofia G.                      Talia B.                       Caroline L.

Claire N.                     Elizabeth K.               Sarah G.                     Dominique W.

Jasmine V.                 Olivia M.                     Lauren H.                   Saoirse H.

Emily C.                      Eden P.                       Alex L.                        Lauren Y.

Gabriela G.                Victoria T.                  Hilda M.                      Ariana B.

Cienna N.                   Tess J.                        Chloe K.                     Isabelle G.

Tory P.                       Rawley L.


GRADE FIVE BOYS – were coached by Mme Tyrie and her son, Daniel. Daniel did a wonderful job with the boys’ team; he was an excellent role model of poise, patience, passion and skill. Thank you, Daniel.   The boys played so well that they too earned a berth at the City Finals:
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John Fisher Squawk – June 6, 2014



Lily Sarno, Directrice/Principal

June 5, 2014/le 5 juin. Character trait for June : PERSEVERANCE/LA PERSEVERANCE


“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. Il ne faut jamais confondre une seule defaite avec une defaite finale. » F. Scott Fitzgerald


Our Grades 3 and 6 students completed their EQAO assessments last week and this week. We congratulate them on their perseverance, concentration and diligence. Thanks to the Grades 3 and 6 team for helping to prepare our students: Mme Jetha, Mme Martinez, Mme Adams, M. Latimer, Mme Cunningham, Mme Gagné, Mme Bromley, Mme Neville and Mme Ahmed.


IMPORTANT DATES   Here are the dates as we know them until the end of the year. We will monitor this list of dates, deleting and adding them as we go.

June 6                         P. A. Day (NO SCHOOL)

June 10                       Track and Field City Finals

June 11th                    Soccer City Finals

June 13th                   KINDERGARTEN CONCERTS 9:00 AM and 1:15 PM 

June 14                         June Fair from Noon – 3:00 PM

June 18                       Grade 6 students present their Shakespeare plays 7 pm

June 19                       Parent Council

June 20                       Character Assembly – Integrity and Perseverance

Anti-bullying assembly will be in two parts – groups will be announced in next week’s Squawk

June 20                       PIZZA LUNCH
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