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.

Refugee clothing collection

Hello Dewson Families and Faculty

Dewson School Community Refugees Welcome is now collecting clothing for our sponsored family of 5.

Our top priority of course is winter attire, coats, boots, hats, gloves/mitts, and even snow pants, especially for the 6 years old.

Sweaters, scarves, heavy socks, long johns and more wintery outfits would also be helpful. We understand they will be arriving with many of their own items, but of course we’d like them to be well prepared for our winter.

Approximate sizes are as follows:

Mother:                                   shoe 9/9.5, clothing M  (10)

Father:                                     shoe 9.5, clothing L

Daughter 24 yrs:         shoe 9/9.5, clothing M (10)

Son 19 yrs:                  shoe 9.5, clothing L

Son 6 yrs:                    shoe 13 or 1 (bigger might also work.)

IF you could please reply to Glynis Dupuis and/or Kirsten White with what you specifically have, we can let you know a good time that we can either pick up the items or where they might be dropped off.


Thank you

Call for Funding Requests

Call for Funding Requests
There is approximately $7,000 in surplus funds available in the 2015-2016 School Council Budget. If you have an idea for a program or initiative that will benefit the students of Dewson, everyone is welcome to submit a Funding Request.
The deadline to submit the completed Funding Request Form is Friday, November 27, 2015
Please email the completed from to or leave the completed form in the School Council Treasurer’s mailbox located in Dewson’s main office.

Attached is the Funding Request Form > word and > pdf

Funds should not support basic education requirements but rather enhance programs and support school initiatives or other external causes (e.g. for local school initiatives that enhance programs or to support Toronto Foundation for Student Success the Board’s registered charity).

The Dewson School Council Budget Process – What Happens Next:
The Dewson School Council Budget Advisory Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  All are welcome to attend and participate in this meeting. The Budget Advisory Committee will review, discuss and make recommendations on each funding request.  The recommendations of the Budget Advisory Committee will be presented at the School Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to be decided/voted on by School Council.

To see past issues of the Dewson School Council Newsletter click below:

Best Regards,
D. Williams
Dewson School Council Communications Director

Dewson Concerts 2015-2016

Please click here to view a flyer on our upcoming Dewson Concerts for 2015-2016 school year.