The John Fisher Squawk

Important Dates


French Immersion Information Session – October 29th – 6:30pm

Halloween Fun – October 31st – pm

Photo Retake – November 6th

Progress Reports Sent Home – November 11th

PA Day – No school for students – November 14th

School Council – November 18th – 7pm

Pizza Lunch – November 28th   



Remember to show your Penguin Pride every Friday!!

Supervision Times


Supervision begins in our yard at 8:30am. Please do not drop off your child before 8:30am – as supervision begins, by our staff, at 8:30am each day. Thank you, in advance, for arranging your drop offs within our supervision hours.

Terry Fox  WE DID IT JOHN Fisher!!!

The John Fisher community answers to the call!! We not only met our goal we surpassed and had our best year ever. In total we raised $11,349 for cancer research. It is amazing to see how together we can make a difference. It is important to show our kids that helping feels good and that we did. We had a bit of fun too !!

Because it is worth mentioning again …

Congrats to so many classes who earned a double recess for raising $400.00

SK5 M. Duench *  SK11 Mme DeLorenzi * 1C Mme Schelew *  6C Mme Tyrie

4B Mme Hanna * SK7 Mme Kook-Chun * 3C Mme Jetha * 6B Mme Gagné * 1B Mme Paterson *2B Mme Tompson * 1A Mme Silva

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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

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



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