Friday is the Dance-a-Thon!

We have been waiting since September…… and now it’s finally here! THE DANCE-A-THON!professorjamz
On behalf of everyone here at Dewson, we are so excited that the big event is this Friday, April 25th! Professor Jamz and the Spin Machine are proud to announce that they have returned to Dewson!

“Why a Dance-A-thon?” It’s a fun way to have fun, raise money for the school, and it is physical activity. Pledge forms were sent home with the kids and they are encouraged to ask family and friends for sponsors. For safety, children ARE NOT TO GO DOOR-TO-DOOR (you must only ask people you know). If you can’t visit your grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends (for example), in time then they can make an online donation at www.professorjamz.com/ and click “donate”. Pledge forms are due back to the school on Thursday, April 24.

But wait that’s not all! What’s the point of a dance-a-thon, if you can’t choose the music? Students are encouraged to visit online at www.professorjamz.com/ com where they can choose as many songs as they like. Once they get there, click on “kidz lab” and then you can make a music request.

All students are encouraged to wear some white so they can glow under the special lights. Every student will also be provided with a glow bracelet and at the dance-a-thon there is only one rule and it is HAVE FUN :)

Thanks to everyone for their support of this important fundraising event for Dewson. It’s going to be a fun ‘dancing’ day on Friday!

Track & Field meets – Mon., April 28 and Tue., April 29

It’s hard to believe but it’s that time of the year again. It’s track season. The students have already been training hard in HPE class. On Monday, April 28 (gr. 4-6) and Tuesday, April 29 (gr. 2&3) on Dewson field, the students will be competing in a variety of track and field events. Please ensure your child is dressed in layered athletic clothing including athletic shoes. Parent volunteers are most welcome to help at the various events.

These meets will determine most of the members of Dewson’s Track & Field team in terms of who will compete at the South Conference qualifying meet on Friday, May 9 at Birchmount Stadium. A few events like the 4x100m relay, 60m hurdles, 800m and 1500m will have separate runoffs to determine who will represent Dewson. Only one athlete per age group and gender can compete in one event. An athlete in grade 4-6 can compete in 2 events plus the relay. Whereas a grade 2&3 athlete can only complete in one event plus the relay.

Attached is the newsletter that went home with students this past Thursday. Again please contact Ms. Kowal if you would like to volunteer. Thanks.
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Panfest is Wed. April 16th

Dear Families of Students in Grades 4 – 6,

Our Grade 6 Steel Pan students will be participating in the TDSB Pan Festival at the Bickford Centre. This will take place on Wednesday April 16; 9:15 am – 12:00.

The performing students will leave with Mme Hardy and parent volunteers at 8:30am from school and will return at around noon.

Dewson’s Junior students (Grades 4 – 6) will join in the festivities in support of their classmates. Each class will require parent volunteers and will be walking to Bickford Centre at 9 am after attendance is taken. If you are able to volunteer on Wednesday April 16th, from 9:15 to 12:00, please contact your child’s teacher and they will call or email you back to confirm. All students will return to school at around noon.

Thank you and good luck to Dewson’s Steel Pan Band!

Tomorrow, April 9th is Pink Day at Dewson!

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Dewson will be celebrating International Day of Pink on Wednesday April 9th, 2014! The Day of Pink is the International Day to stop homophobic and transphobic bullying. Students are encouraged to wear pink tomorrow! Show your support and celebrate diversity by wearing pink! For more information, please visit www.dayofpink.org. 

Dewson at Rogers Centre!

The Dewson Junior Choir will be performing the national anthems at the Toronto Blue Jays baseball game on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rogers Centre.

We would like to have you come join us watch the choir and the Blue Jays in action.

Please click here to print out the information and the request form to purchase tickets.  Tickets are $20.00 ea. and must be purchased by Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

Come on out and support your school choir and enjoy a fun night out at the ballgame!

Girls Soccer

Due to the overwhelming interest and the number of girls that tried out, I will be holding one more tryout date on Monday April 7 from 3:30-4:45. Weather permitting we will be at the Tennis Courts. The team list will be posted on Tuesday April 8. 

Thank you,

Paula Quintana

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Dewson Family Mentors

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