Spiritwear will be on sale at Wed. BBQ and curriculum night.

Please drop by the Health and Physical Education table just outside the main hall gym doors where M. Lalonde and M. Roy will be happy to assist you in ordering this year’s Spiritwear with its NEW PEGUIN LOGO !!! We’ll also be glad to answer any questions you might have about our school’s curricular, intramural and inter-school sport activities for the upcoming school year. Looking forward to meeting new parents and seeing familiar faces. À bientôt!

John Fisher Squawk – September 12th


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Please start all visits in the school office, to help with student safety. Thank you.

 Important Dates

Welcome Back BBQ & Curriculum Night – September 17th, 5:30pm-8pm

Terry Fox Kick Off Assembly – September 19th  – 12:50pm

Parent Council Meeting – Sept. 23rd – 7pm – Library

Terry Fox Run – September 24th (rain date Sept. 23rd)

Black and White Spirit Day – October 3rd (note date change)

Rosh Hashana– September 24th (sundown) & September  25th & 26th – Remember to call Safe Arrival

Picture Day – October 8th

Thanksgiving – No School – October 13th

Lice Check – October 21st

School Council

Hello John Fisher parents!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fun-filled summer. On behalf of all the parents, I want to extend a warm welcome to Mme Harroun and to all of the new teachers and staff at the school. We’ve had a great start to the year!!

Please note that our first school council meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 7 pm in the Library. We continue to have empty committee chair and school council positions, including Secretary, Playground and Green Committee and June Fair Chairs, as well as many other smaller roles. If you’d like more information on how you can get involved, please contact me.

 As always, I am happy to field any questions or comments and may be reached at accarty@yahoo.com.

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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The largest French Immersion centre in the TDSB.