Northlea’s Social Series is back!! Check out the great line-up of events below, including some old favourites as well as some brand new additions. Get your tickets soon, as a lot of events will sell out quickly! If an event is sold out, please send a note to socialseries@northleaschool.ca to be placed on the waiting list. 

As always, we wish to make these events as accessible as possible to all members of the community. If finances present a barrier to involvement, please speak with Ms. Papadopoulos or send a note to socialseries@northleaschool.ca. The discussion will be held in confidence.

For the Kids:

Floor Hockey + Pizza 

Primary (Grade 1-3): April 12, 3:00 – 4:15 pm

Junior (Grade 4-6): April 19, 3:00 – 4:15 pm

Host: Ms Ossher

Grab some friends and join Ms. Ossher for a fabulous afternoon of floor hockey and pizza after school!

Location: North Gym                                                Ticket Price: $15

Bean Bag Wrestling 

April 13, 11:05 – 12:15 pm

Host: Mr. Ellis

Students will compete against each other to capture their opponents bean bag.

Location: North or South Gym TBD                                                                        Ticket Price: $10


April 21, 3:15 pm

Hosts: Teresa Bayley

The Beavertail Truck is making a stop at Northlea! Enjoy a cinnamon sugar beavertail pastry after school. A sweet, Canadian, allergy-friendly treat you won’t want to miss!

Location: Behind the school                                                                                                    Ticket Price: $14

Rock Climbing and Bouldering 

April 25, 27, May 1, 11:05 – 12:15 pm

Host: Mr B

Learn the basics of rock climbing and Bouldering, self-climbing/rappelling over 3 sessions. We start with technique and balance in the Large Gym on the wall. Then move to climbing and rappelling in the Small Gym. Beginners welcome! Equipment provided.

Location: South Gym                                                                                                                                    Ticket Price: $40

Who Wants to be a Millionaire Trivia 

April 26, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Host: Mr. Shizas

Is that your final answer? Bring your phone-a-friends and join Mr. Shizas for some brain-twisting trivia and prizes! Or just come for the chips and drinks and watch the fun! (Prize value is not a million dollars.)

Location: Mr. Shizas’ Room                                                                                                Ticket Price: $15

Puppy Love 

April 28, 11:35 – 12:15 pm

Hosts: Mme Resnick & Ms Andrew

Meet Josie, a working therapy dog and her handler Courtney for some post-lunch cuddles. Learn about what therapy dogs do and enjoy some puppy love before finishing the rest of the school day.

Location: Room 228                                                                                                                                        Ticket Price: $15

Morning Cycling in the Park 

May 2 + 4, 7:15 – 8:10 am

Hosts: Mr. Ellis

Join Mr. Ellis for two refreshing morning bike rides through Sunnybrook park. What a great way to start the day! Don’t forget to bring an energizing snack and water.

Location: Meet outside the North Gym by Primary Climber                          Ticket Price: $10

Throwback Letter Cookies…Cards and Cocoa! 

May 3, 3:30 – 4:45 pm

Hosts: Ms Cranswick, Ms Siurna, Mme MacInnis

Relive your kindergarten memories of making letter cookies! Join your favourite kindergarten teachers: Ms. Cranswick, Ms. Siurna and Mme MacInnis to master those yummy uppercase letters! While the cookies are baking, enjoy a few card games and hot chocolate with your friends. Please remember to bring a container to take home your nostalgic treats. Grades 4-8.

Location: South Gym or Room 219                                                                                        Ticket Price: $15

Manis for Minis 

May 9, 4:00- 4:45 pm Grade 1-3

May 9, 5:00 – 5:45 pm Grade 4-5

Hosts: Mariana Segovia and Regina Espinosa

Get ready for summer with a mini manicure party! Prepare to be polished and pampered with snacks and door prizes, too!

Location: GlamBar Salon, 1538 Bayview Avenue                                  Ticket Price: $30

Beach Volleyball 

Three separate sessions: May 10 – Primary (Grade 1-3), May 11 – Junior (Grade 4-6) and May 12 – Intermediate (Grade 7-8), 11:05 – 12:15 pm

Hosts: Suzy Papadopoulos and Monika Carey

Join Ms. Papadopolous and Ms. Carey for some bumps, sets and spikes in the North Gym at lunchtime! Pizza will be served! Perhaps Hawaiian! 😉

Location: North Gym                                                                                                  Ticket Price: $5

Baking Brownies 

May 15, 11:05 – 12:15 pm

Hosts: Mme. Hyde & Mme. Loares

Do you love brownies? Bring your lunch and come bake up a storm during lunch with Mme. Hyde and Mme. Loares. Students will each take home their own mini tray of chocolately goodness! Grades 1-8.

Location: Staff Room                                                                                                                              Ticket Price: $12


May 16, 3:15 – 5:00 pm

Host: Mr. Ellis

Bounce, balance and tumble with your friends at this after-school favourite with Mr. Ellis!

Location: North or South Gym TBD                                                                               Ticket Price: $10

Royal Tea Party 

May 18, 11:05 – 12:15 pm

Hosts: Suzy Papadopoulos and Monika Carey

You are cordially invited to high tea at Northlea Castle. If desired, wear your most royal attire and enjoy mini sandwiches and biscuits. This noble gala includes games and merrymaking as well as a spot of tea! Grades 1-2.

Location: Room 219                                                                                    Ticket Price: $5                                                                                        

PJs & Pancakes 

May 19, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Hosts: Mrs. Poulimenakos, Mrs Azy , and Mr. C

Come make pancakes with the ISP class in your pajamas and enjoy a pancake breakfast together

Location: Room 207                                                                                                  Ticket Price: $10

Kids Night Out at Pawsitively Pets 

Friday, May 26, 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Hosts: Jen Ego

Parents! Take a night off and let your kids have all the fun at Pawsitively Pets. They will enjoy a pizza dinner along with an evening of hands-on animal interactions, crafts, exploring animals, science and nature. (SK – Grade 5)

Location: Pawsitively Pets, 94 Laird Drive, Unit 200 – enter through the side door off Lea Avenue                                                                    Ticket Price: $30

Ice Cream Social 

May 29, 11:40 – 12:10 pm

Hosts: Ms. Andrew and Ms. Gatt

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Come enjoy an ice cream sundae bar during the second half of lunch on a warm May day! Top your sundae in sprinkles, syrup, and more while you hang out with friends.

Location: Room 101                                                                                                                                    Ticket Price: $15

Teddy Bear Breakfast Picnic 

June 8, 7:45 – 8:15 am SOLD OUT

NEW DATE ADDED:  June 9, 7:45-8:15am

Hosts: Ms. Tanenbaum and Ms. Rad

Bring your Teddy Bears for breakfast in the front yard with Ms. Tanenbaum and Ms. Rad. We will enjoy breakfast, some stories, music and bubbles before school starts. Grades JK+SK.

Location: Kindergarten Yard                                                                      Ticket Price: $10             

Hoops with Mr. Ellis 

May 31, 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Host: Mr. Ellis

Bring your lunch and shoot some hoops with Mr. Ellis!

Location: North or South Gym TBD                                                          Ticket Price: $10

Cupcake Decorating 

May 24, 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Hosts: Gina Fortsas

Do you have a sweet tooth? Join us for cupcake decorating and take home 4 of your very own creations!

Location: Staff Room                                                                                                          Ticket Price: $15

For the Grown-ups:

Mix n’ Mingle 

Thursday, April 27, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Host: Jen Ego & Jeff Maysuik at Grilltime

Tempt your tastebuds with a mouth-watering menu from the grill masters at Grill Time. Bring your own wine or beer and enjoy an evening out.

Here’s a sneak peek of the menu!

Mushroom Tart with herbed goat cheese

Mini Beef Wellington with horseradish crema

Mac and Cheese Fritter with tomato chutney

Marinated and grilled shrimp

Chicken Quesadillas with lime zested sour cream

Cheeseburger Slider

Steak and Grilled Vegetable

Location: Grilltime, 62 Laird Dr.                                                                                                                                                                  Ticket Price: $80

Sip n’ Shop – Styling for your Shape 

May 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Hosts: Alison Dixon

A Social Series Favourite! What could be better? An evening of personal styling with girlfriends where you learn about your body shape, discover your most flattering cuts, enjoy some snacks and drinks and shop the smithery collection live.

Location: 644 Broadway Avenue                                                              Ticket Price: $40

Hatha Yoga with Anna 

May 24, 7:00 – 7:45 am

Hosts: Anna De Maio                                                                                  Come and enjoy a relaxing, empowering Hatha class outdoors on our school field at Northlea. All levels welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat, comfortable clothing and a water bottle. (Rain date scheduled for May 25).                                                                                Location: Northlea Field                                                                   Ticket Price: $25

For the Whole Family:

Take me out to the Ball Game 

Tuesday, June 6, 7:00 pm

Hosts: Teresa Bayley

Grab your Jays gear and come watch our boys bring home a big win against the Houston Astros. Enjoy all the action from the new West Jet Flight Deck where you’ll also have access to the brand new Outfield District and a great view of the Bullpen. Don’t forget your signs!

Location: Rogers Centre                                                                                                                                                                                Ticket Price: $52

Special Thanks

We would like to thank all our hosts for their hospitality and countless hours of planning. We have such a great collection of events this year and we’re so happy to see so many new families joining in on this Northlea tradition.

The teachers of Northlea have been so generous with their time. We really appreciate their dedication.

An extra special thank you to everyone who attends the events and supports our wonderful school. What a great excuse to go out, meet new people, have a blast and raise some funds for Northlea. It’s for the kids!