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



Northlea News


Grade 7 and 8 Sock Hop
Last Friday afternoon, we held our Intermediate “Sock Hop “dance. It was a fun and enjoyable afternoon for our Grade 7 and 8 students. Thank you to Mr. Benedict for co-ordinating this event.

Northlea Celebrates Autism Awareness Month
This week we celebrated Autism Awareness month by wearing Blue t-shirts on Monday as well as the students in Room 207 sold popcorn to support the breakfast program in their class.

Ms. Fazl’s class attended a workshop at TIFF yesterday and created a Documentary focusing on social justice. They will be going back to TIFF on April 18th to watch a movie and to explore the latest technology at Digiplay Space.

Our Girls Group (Grades 6 to 8) participated in yoga today and the students in Mme. Butts and Mme. Resnick’s class learnt more about relaxation techniques.

21st Century Learning
On Thursday, April 20th please join us at Northlea for an evening of  21st Century Learning.
From 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. many of Northlea students will be showcasing our use of technology and problem solving that highlights how students are learning in the 21st Century. Exhibits include coding using iPad apps and Dash and Dot, problem solving using manipulatives, assistive technology, problem solving in math and science and more!!

Pink Day Next Week
Wednesday April 12 is International Day of PINK! Let’s all wear pink and support the elimination of bullying and other forms of mistreatment on Wednesday.


April is Latin-America History Month at the TDSB
Latin-America History Month at the TDSB is recognized during the month of April.  Across the TDSB, we have over 5000 students and over 21 countries from Latin-America that will be represented as we learn and celebrate the diverse ethnicities, nationalities, cultures and languages of Latin-America. Linguistically, the diversity of peoples with Latin-America ancestry sees over 500 hundred languages spoken, including Indigenous and African languages such as Kuna and Garifuna.


Enjoy the weekend,

David and Jane


Important Dates

Monday, April 10
Swim Meet (a.m. Gr. 7/8 and p.m. Junior)
Ms. Ossher’s Grade 6 class trip to TIFF

April 10-14
Student Census (gr. 4-8)

Tuesday, April 11
Ms. Standing and Mme. Gardner’s trip to TIFF
Mme Larocque’s trip to TUSC

Wednesday, April 12
School Council Meeting – school model for 2017-2018 presentation
International day of Pink

Thursday, April 13
Mme Larocque’s trip to TUSC
Swim Meet Finals

April 18-26
Dental Screening

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

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.

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

10-18     Pesach/Passover             Judaism
12           International Day of Pink
14           Good Friday       Christianity, Cdn. Public Holiday
14           Holy Friday          Orthodox Eastern
14           Vaisahki (Tamil New Year)            Taoist
16           Easter   Christianity
16           Easter (Pascha) Eastern Orthodox
17           Easter Monday Christianity
17           International Day of Silence
22           Earth Day             UN
28           National Day of Mourning