Varsity meet schedule-Monday, May 16

The meet schedule is attached below for Monday’s South Conference Qualifying meet @ Varsity Stadium. Please note that events can run ahead and behind schedule.  Please also ensure that students return their permission forms.2016 Track & Field Permission Form

May 16, 2016 meet schedule @ Varsity

South Conference Qualifying Meet- Monday, May 16 @ Varsity Stadium

The South Conference Qualifying Track & Field meet is a week away on Monday, May 16, 8:30-3:30 at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium.  Varsity Stadium is located at the corner of Bloor and Devonshire just west of the ROM.

The team will be traveling by TTC to the venue.  Kindly have your child at Dewson by 7:45 a.m. sharp on Monday, May 16.  Please meet in the gym. The team will be leaving from Dewson at 8:15 a.m. and is scheduled to be back at Dewson between 3:30 and 4:30 depending on completion time of all events.  The school will be contacted about departure if arrival at Dewson is after 3:30. Please have alternate arrangements planned for children that take the bus in case of a late return.

All 1500 metre competitors  and hurdlers will need to be brought to the Varsity by parents by 8:15 since marshaling for those events begin at 8:30 and 9:00.  Parents are needed to help escort students to Varsity Stadium.  If you would like to volunteer kindly contact Ms. Mary Ann Kowal ASAP.

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately according to weather conditions (Dewson t-shirts (if you have one), shorts, proper athletic shoes, hats, sunscreen, track pants and sweat shirts if necessary).  Also provide your child with a healthy lunch and extra water to drink.  There will be no facilities for purchasing lunches.

Parents are allowed to watch the meet from the stands only.  Only athletes and officials are allowed on the track or field.  Parents may pick up their children from the meet but please let a teacher know so that s/he can be taken off the attendance departure list.

Athletes in grades 4,5 or 6 that finish in the top four positions in their competing events qualify for the South Conference Meet on Thursday, June 9 at Birchmount Stadium and the top four finishers from that meet go to the City Finals at Birchmount Stadium on Tuesday, June 14.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.




Track & Field Update

The school meets were exciting and fantastic.  The results have been posted and this week top finishers will be notified about their qualification for the next meet, Monday, May 16 at Varsity Stadium.

The 800m and 1500m for grade 4, 5  and 6 students are welcome for a qualification race on Tuesday, May 3 at 8:00 am.  Please meet at the gym.

Here is the corrected newsletter with the proper dates for the upcoming meets.

2016 Track & Field newsletter


Dewson Track and Field meets

The Dewson Track and Field Meets are less than two weeks away with the junior meet (gr. 4, 5 and 6) on Wednesday, April 27 during the whole school day and the primary meet (gr. 2 and 3) on Thursday, April 28 during the morning only. The rest of the the week are designated as potential rain dates in case of inclement weather on the original dates.

The students have already been training in P.E. classes and are excited about competing in the variety of track and field events (see newsletter attached below). Please ensure your child is dressed in layered athletic clothing including athletic shoes. Parent volunteers are especially needed at the junior meet (timing, measuring and recording).

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 Monday, May 16 at Varsity 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 representing athlete per age group and gender can compete in each event. An athlete in grade 4-6 can compete in 2 events plus the relay. Whereas a grade 3 athlete can only complete in one event plus the relay.

Attached is a poster of the meets.  A newsletter  was also emailed to families. Again please contact Ms. Kowal  if you would like to volunteer. Thanks.Dewson Track & Field poster

BTW – separate Run, Jump and Throw events for the grade 1’s will be May 2 at 1:00 pm and kindergartens will take place on May 5 at 1:00 pm as well.


French Immersion Arts Enrichment Program

summer school flyer

French Immersion Arts Program at Dewson this summer!

Please click here to view a letter and here for the registration  form.

Dewson English Book Fair 2015!

Dewson English Book Fair 2015!

Dear parents and families

The 2015 English Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!

We invite you to share this celebration of books and reading with us. You will discover all kinds of books such as novels, chapter books, leveled books, graphic novels, comic books and many more.
The English Book Fair is a great opportunity for your child to learn or practice choosing a book on his/her own.
Students and parents can purchase books one hour before school begins, at lunch recess and after school..


Please look at the flyer and don’t forget to enter our Family Event Draw. You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family and $25 for your child’s classroom! 

We hope you will join us at the English Book Fair.

P.S. Did you know that for every $10 you spend at the book Fair, up to $6 goes back to our school? This allows us to purchase needed books and educational resources.

English Book Fair Dates:
Tuesday December 8,  Wednesday 9, Thursday 10, and Friday 11.

8:00-8:50 am, 12:00-12:30 pm, 3:30- 5:00 pm.

Location: Library

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Interac.
If you choose to send your child to school with money, please discuss with your child how s/he will keep the money safe and whether or not the money can be shared with other children. Thank you!

Mme Gaudreault

Me to We club is supporting Free the Children

This holiday season give the gift of opportunity. The Dewson Me to We club is supporting Free the Children by raising funds through their We Are Rafiki campaign. This campaign is aimed at lifting communities in developing countries out of poverty by providing opportunities for leadership and income. Support this important campaign by ordering Rafiki bracelets. Click here to see attached order form.