Make sure to read today’s update (below or PDF download) from Principal Ehrlich and Vice-Principal Wadden!



Northlea News

April 20th is …   21st Century Learning at Northlea

This evening for parents and students will be held from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. in the north gym. Students will be demonstrating to parents how they have used technology, the inquiry process and math manipulatives to support their learning in different subject areas.

Bring your kids, learn a few new and innovative ways that are shaping the learning process of the 21st Century.

Follow us on twitter: @NorthleaTDSB & #NorthleaTech

Free door prizes.

See you there!


Safety Foot Patrol Update

Please see a note from Val Cooke, our parent co-ordinator of our new safety patrol program. Thank you to Val and her crew for helping us to keep Northlea safe and for providing leadership opportunities for our students!

We are very pleased with the new Safety Foot Patrol initiative at Northlea. 25 students enrolled and were trained and certified by Toronto Police. You may have noticed them in their bright lime green vests on a daily basis between 8:30-8:45! They are currently patrolling the corner of Rumsey and Divadale where several kids cross on a daily basis. 

You may have noticed that the patrollers have 2 stances:
Ready Position: with their arms out at 45 degree angle- this signals that they are about to cross pedestrians.
At Ease: with their arms behind their backs and slightly turned away from traffic-this signals that cars are free to engage and no pedestrians are waiting to cross.

We kindly ask that you respect the patrollers decision as to when to cross. This will ensure proper communication with drivers as well as provide for a safer arrival on school property.

The patrollers are from grade 6-8 and are all very excited at this opportunity to volunteer and show leadership within their community. If you are interested in being a parent volunteer, please email Val at

We thank our Safety Patrol crew for helping keeping Northlea’s students safe! 

Enjoy your Easter Weekend everyone,

David and Jane

Important Dates

Thursday, April 18
Ms. Fazl’s trip E7/8 to TIFF and Digiplay space
Mme. Larocque’s trip to TIFF

Wednesday, April 19
Schoolyard and community clean up to celebrate Earth Day

Thursday, April 20
21 Century Learning Evening at Northlea – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 21
Junior/Intermediate Northlea Track and Field at Leaside

April 24-28
Track and Field tryouts morning and lunch

Monday, April 24
Ms. Robson’s Grade 3/4 trip to Tommy Thomson Park

Thursday, April 27
Grade 1 and 2 French immersion trip to the Science Centre

April 18-26
Dental Screening

April 18-27
Parent Census (JK – gr. 6)


Thursday, May 4
Lice checks Grades 4 to 8 (change of date)

Thursday, May 18
Canadian Showcase Concert (Grade 5/6 at 6:30 p.m.)

Thursday, May 25
Spring Concert (Grades 1, 2, 3 & 7 at 6:30 p.m.)
(*Not including Ms. Woolner’s and Ms. Shulman’s class)

May 23 – 26
EQAO – grade 3

May 29 – June 2
EQAO – grade 6

Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15
Grade 8 Grade Trip to Camp Manitou


TDSB Days Of Significance

April 2017

  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Latin American History Month
  • Genocide Awareness Month
  • Sikh Heritage Month

22           Earth Day             UN
28           National Day of Mourning