Dress for Success

The weather is getting colder but that doesn’t mean we stop playing and learning outside.  HPE classes will continue outside as long as it is not -20 Celsius with or without the wind chill.  Dressing appropriately for HPE is  as fundamental as having pencils and paper in other subject areas.  Students are encouraged to dress in layers with thermal wear (in addition to snow pants if possible), mitts, hats, neck warmers and insulated boots for outdoor HPE classes.  All clothing should be labelled with students’ first and last names to prevent loss.  Students are also encouraged to always wear this proper outer wear for HPE class even if they think they don’t need it so as to  avoid unnecessary trips to classrooms.  As a result, layers of clothing  can be easily removed or added to maintain comfortable body temperature before, during and after physical activity.  When students also dress appropriately for recesses,  DPA , field trips as well as HPE the experience is much more enjoyable.

Let’s practice being responsible and resilient this winter by dressing appropriately. DRESS FOR SUCCESS!

French Immersion Information Night

Please click here to view a flyer for the French Immersion Information Night on November 20, 2014 at 6:30pm.

Dewson School Council Meeting – November 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Dewson School Council Meeting – November 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Please click here to view a flyer with information about tonight’s School council meeting.  In addition, you can click here to view the minutes of  the September 23rd council meeting.


  1. Welcome & Introductions – 5 minutes
  2. Approval of Agenda & Minutes – 2 minutes
  3. Principal’s Report – 10 min
    • Parents’ questions, kudos and concerns – 10 minutes
  1. Treasurer’s Report – 5 minutes
  2. Committees Report:
    • Safe, Caring & Accepting Schools Committee – 5 minutes
    • Social Justice Committee –2 minutes
    • Arts Committee –2 minutes
    • Eco Committee – 2 minutes
    • Afterschool Programs Committee – 2 minutes
  1. School Statement of Needs (SSON) – 10 minutes
  2. Ministry Consultation on Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum –10 minutes
  3. Ward 10 Update – 5 minutes
  4. PIAC Update – 5 minutes
  5. Volunteer Opportunities – 2 minutes
  6. Other Business
  7. Adjournment

Dewson Dialogue – Nov 13, 2014

Here are some of the things we talked about at school this week:

  1. Bus Safety.  All students from K-6 participated Bus safety presentations this week.  This program taught our students how to ride the bus safety and also how to evacuate the bus in the case of an emergency.
  1. During recess and lunch, all games that are played in the yard are to be non-contact.  We are having some difficulty with students being too physical during some of the outdoor games.  We are reminding students that they are to keep their hands and feet to themselves and that “there is always room for one more.”

Thank You for Helping Us Scare Hunger

The Me to We club ran a food drive from October 27th to October 31st .The goal for each class was to fill at least one box of food for those who are in need of food. Thank you for bringing food for We scare hunger! We collected 30 boxes of food and now it’s going to The Daily Bread Food Bank! In total, this was 1030 lbs of food! Did you know that 1.7 million Canadians used food banks during 2013 and 36% of those helped by food banks are children? Every 1 in 12 food bank users was turned away from food banks in 2013 and now that we collected lots of food there will be enough for more of them!  Thank you for helping us scare hunger!

From The Me to We Club! (Written by Me to We Club members)

Reminder: P.A. Day this Friday, November 14th.

Reminder: PA Day this Friday. There will be no classes for students.

Parent-Teacher Interviews will take place in the AM.

Early French Immersion Information Night at Dewson St. P.S.

Early French Immersion Information Night –November 20, 2014 at Dewson, 6:30 PM  All interested  JK Families are invited to attend.

On-Line Application process has begun, Nov. 3 – Dec.5. Please visit: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ElementarySchool/SchoolChoices/FrenchPrograms