Final SAB School Council Meeting: School lunch providers + important news

Happening tonight (June 12, 2017): Please join us for the final SAB School Council meeting for the 2016-2017 school year. On the agenda: year-end spending, and school lunch providers for the upcoming year.
All are welcome. Free babysitting available in the gym.
Meeting location: SAB staff room from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
We need your help! Many of our executive members are parents of graduating students, so SAB School Council needs new executive members and volunteers for the upcoming year. This is a great way to contribute to your community and keep in touch with what’s happening at school. For more info, please visit the SAB SC website >

Teacher Appreciation Treats

teacher-cookiesHello, bakers! Quick reminder about tomorrow’s Teacher Appreciation Tea: Please drop off nut-free goodies in the front office by 9:30 a.m. Volunteers may also meet in the front office by 9:30 – many thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help deliver tea, coffee and treats to our dedicated teachers!

Reminders: Pizza Day and Clothing Exchange tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that it’s Pizza Lunch day tomorrow, if you have ordered pizza for your child(ren).

It’s also not too late to bring in your bag(s) of gently used and washed clothing or shoes, to get a ticket to participate in the Clothing Exchange tomorrow evening.

Drop off your bag in the hallway at the SAB far gym door between 8:30 a.m. and noon or 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Come back tomorrow evening to the gym between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to shop and bring home a bag of items you want!

Bring a bag, shop and leave with a bag!

clothes pileDon’t know what to do with all of those clothes and shoes that your family has outgrown or no longer wears?

If they are in good condition, bag them up and participate in the upcoming SAB Clothing Exchange to recycle them back into our community!

The Clothing Exchange is coming up on Friday, May 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

How does it work?
1. Wash and sort your unwanted items according to size and gender and gather them in a bag.
2. Drop off your bag in the hallway at the SAB far gym door from May 24th to 26th, between 8:30 a.m. and noon or 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. and receive an entry ticket to the exchange.
3. Shop on May 26th and bring home a bag of items that you need!

All leftover clothing will be donated to local charities in our area.

Many volunteers are needed to help with this event. If you can lend a hand please call Becky at 416-519-7233.

Tonight! Mark Grimes at SAB School Council

Quick reminder: At tonight’s SAB School Council meeting, we’ll be joined by Councillor Mark Grimes​ to discuss the school crossing guard request for the intersection of Brown’s Line and Horner Avenue. See the rest of the agenda here >

Council meetings are a great forum to hear updates from the school principal and council, provide input on student enrichment activities and meet other parents and caregivers in your community!

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Staff Lounge
Babysitting: Available for free in the gym

All are welcome, and babysitting is free! We hope to see you there!


Stand up for Safety

One of our SAB parents is championing a petition to the City to have a school crossing guard installed at the intersection of Brown’s Line and Horner Avenue. Our Councillor Mark Grimes will also be attending the next Council meeting on Monday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m. to hear your concerns about the safety of this intersection.

As you are aware, this is one of the busiest intersections in the Alderwood area.

It is used daily by students, families and other pedestrians and cyclists travelling to three nearby junior and middle schools (Lanor Junior Middle School, Sir Adam Beck JS and St. Ambrose Catholic School), daycare centres (Alderwood Action, Rhyme and Reason Daycare), and community facilities like the Franklin Horner Community Centre and the Alderwood pool and library.

It has multiple lanes and heavy traffic that includes large transport trucks from local logistic facilities, city transit vehicles and local traffic travelling to the commercial businesses on Brown’s Line and residential properties nearby. Construction will soon begin on a new condominium building on the southwest corner, which will only add to the traffic.

There are two easy ways to sign the petition:

  • Stop by the main office
  • Come to the Barn Dance this Friday evening, where it will also be available for signature

Let’s work together to increase safety at this important community intersection!

Sign up for Family Jungle Sport Night by May 1st

Family Jungle Sport Night is coming up next week on Thursday, May 4th!

junglesport-schoolshowsThis fun and challenging event is back with some improvements based on feedback from last year’s participants. The event will start at 6:30 pm with important safety information for all participants. Then, we will divide into 2 groups; one group starting at Jungle Sport, while the other group will be starting with other activities on the other half of the gym. Groups will switch after 30 minutes.

This is a first come, first served event. We will have two time slots of 30 people each. One adult per family must be present. Maximum of one adult participant per family in order
to maximize the number of families we can accommodate.

A $5 donation is requested per active participant (please drop off payment at the office after confirmation email is received, and prior to the event).

If you would like to participate, please email by Monday, May 1st. Please state in your email the names and ages of the children participating, and whether an adult will be actively participating as well.

We hope to see you there!

Wanted: Families at the Barn Dance on April 28th

cowboy_western_hat_vector_graphic_1319818633960Get ready for some family fun at the upcoming Barn Dance! Come out in your Country Western attire and dance the night away.

You can also create a lariat necklace, enjoy some refreshments, popcorn and baked goods and request songs for 25 cents.

When: Friday, April 28th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: SAB gymnasium
How much: $15/family of 4 or $5/person
Please RSVP at the following link:

If you are able to help out with this event, please email We need volunteers to bake pre-portioned and nut-free items for the bake sale, as well as to help with set-up before, activities during and tear-down after the event.