Parent volunteers needed-Jump Rope for Heart

Dear parents,

Mlle Mitchell is in need of parent volunteers to help with Dewson’s Jump Rope for Heart day.

We would need you Friday June 12th from 9:00am – 3:00pm (rain date is Monday the 15th). Light refreshments will be provided over lunch. If you are only available for a half day, you can still volunteer. The more the merrier!

If the 12th is no good for you, but you would like to help, we could also use a couple parents the morning of June 4th. This is when the pledge envelopes are due, and we’ll need to add up the money raised quickly before the Heart & Stroke representative arrives to collect everything.

Please email Mlle Mitchell directly ( if you are able/willing to help in any way. Thanks in advance!




The Active and Safe Routes to School program

Congratulations to the Walk and Roll – What a great way to celebrate these important things – personal health, the health of the environment and community.

The Active and Safe Routes to School program will be continuing next year. 

Please fill out this survey to help us be better informed about the needs of our Dewson community.

A report will follow so be sure that you and your family are reflected in the results.

Just 10 multiple choice questions – quick and easy!

Thank you for your time.






Awesome Turn Out for Walk & Roll This Morning!

What a wonderful turn out this morning at Dufferin Grove Park! A big thank you to everyone involved in making this event a success!
You can follow along on Twitter at #biketoschool or @DewsonPs

Reminder: 8am Bike Parade today! 

A quick reminder to come walk & roll this morning at 8am at Dufferin Grove park! Learn about bike safety and don’t forget your noisemakers!!



   Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!

Here’s What’s New!!!

This year, for the first time, we are offering WRISTBANDS!

One low price of $25! This gets you all games, all inflatables, a burgers or a dog & a drink! No lost tickets! No wasting time looking for your parents for more tickets! No standing in line for tickets! JUST. SOLID. NON. STOP. FUN!


It’s open now…Bid online until Wednesday June 10th and then live in the gym at the Festival so you can make sure your bid wins! New items added every day–check it out. contact Michael at to donate.


Each class has adopted a theme and will be creating baskets for raffle–some of the themes are cooking, beach, sport….look for the creative items! Get your raffle tickets at the ticket desk!


Multicultural Dinner is Stronger than Ever!

Sample dishes contributed by the rich, diverse community that is Dewson, enjoy the sound stylings of the Dewson Steel Pans–you can even peruse the auction items to make your bid–how convenient is that?

Sign up at:

Questions? Angie: or Rosie:


Inflatables! Games! Photo booth!

Stop in to the French Café—a little slice of Paris in the Afternoon…Crepes, sweets, and live music!

Karaoke!   Nail/Face Painting!  Hair Beading! 

Burgers/Dogs! Drinks! Fruit! Popcorn! Cotton Candy! Freezies!

Art Attack! CakeWalk! Rummage Sale! Giant Chess!


What makes the best Festival Ever?  You do!! How can you help???

Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer! 

Take the day off work! Contact Connie Fox:(constancefox@me.comto find out where and when you can help!!


Donate : time! services and goods! experiences, original art work, food and baked goods and time!! Cook for Multicultural Dinner ( we need lots and lots of food!) Bake for CakeWalk (we need tons of cakes–make them crazy or beautiful–get the kids to help) and the Café


Questions? Sarah Spencer ( or Zoe Carpenter (


Walk & Roll Bike Parade Tomorrow! #biketoschool @SmartCommute

Tomorrow, Thursday May 28

8:00 AM – Meet at Dufferin Grove Park at basketball court. Face-painting and bike safety checks. Bring a mug for fresh coffee or juice.
8:30 AM – Leave the park, walk and roll together to school! Bring your noisemakers!

* Parents/guardians are responsible for their children until we reach the school.

Our planned route: southbound through the Park to Sylvan Avenue, east to Havelock Street, north to Dewson Street, east to Concord Avenue, south to the school.


The film will BEGIN at 6:30pm, there was an error on the posters and the previous blog post below. Please note the change, you can arrive before 6:30pm on Friday to grab a good seat and your treats. Merci!