Fun Fair!

It’s that Fun Fair time of year again!

Please join us on Saturday, May 25th from 11am-3pm for bouncy castles galore, live reptiles, skateboard fun, candy kebabs, carnival games and MORE!

All the information is on the fun fair website – www.withrowfunfair.com

THINGS WE NEED YOU TO DO (please and thank you!!)

VOLUNTEER

We can’t make this happen without you! Please click here to sign up and the earlier you do the more choices you will have. It takes almost 200 volunteers to make this amazing day happen. Each shift is only 2 hours and there are so many different slots to fill that something will suit your fancy and your schedule.

WRISTBANDS

After 7 years they are still $25 for unlimited bouncy castles* and mini cars. You can purchase them here for pick up the week before the Fun Fair. (* the new jousting event gets 1 turn).

EVENTS

We have some new additions to the line up this year: a 4-person jousting (inflatable), Reptilia is visiting from Vaughan with cool animals, you can channel the “old” days with real typewriters, and free jumbo freezies will be provided at certain times during the fun fair.

This year we have a few changes to our fantastic day. After reaching out many times we were unable to find someone to run the Book Sale. Separately, and at the same time, the school’s Me to We group had decided to run a book drive (kids good quality books only), so please donate to them! The free ice creams are being replaced with FREE FREEZIES and the Hamster Run (Zorb) will be replaced by the Jousting Ring. We know this will be disappointing to some, but we hope that our new items will be a big hit!

GET BAKING – we need cakes for the ever popular Musical Cakes game as well as yummy treats for the Erica Stark bake table. Mmmmmmm….

SPONSORS – we have some amazing sponsors for this year but we always welcome new people / companies to sponsor our inflatables!

If you are wondering how else you can help, we are certain we can find a role for you!

Send an email to withrowfunfair@gmail.com and we will get back to you, pronto.

Upcoming Dates – race to the finish!

Mark your calendars! Yup, there’s loads of stuff happening @ Withrow!

They will be updated shortly on the calendar for the Home & School website

THIS WEEK

May 6-10 – Mental Health Week

– May 6-10 is Children’s mental health awareness week.  We will be doing activities throughout the week to promote mental health and to practise a few strategies.

May 8 – Talking about Education Cuts

gym, 6:30pm to learn about organizing around the education cuts in our community

– see the flyer for details

May 10 – Art Show

– Friday, May 10th is our Art Show from 1-4 p.m.  We are excited to showcase a variety of art projects in the gym.

May 14th – Folkfest, East York CI field

– Our Grades 5 and 6 classes will be showcasing their dancing moves at Folkfest on May 14th from 6 – 8pm at EYCI field.  Everyone is welcome to come cheer on our Grades 5 and 6 dancers!

May 16th – Welcome to Kindergarten

– Such an exciting time! We will be welcoming families with students entering JK in September 2019 into classrooms from 9:40 -11:00 a.m.

May 22-29 – EQAO

– For our Grades 3 and 6 students, EQAO is quickly approaching. The dates are May 22-29. Additional information will be sent home in May.

May 25th – Fun Fair

– 11am-3pm for the most “fun”part, but we will be needing LOTS of volunteers to make the magic happen!

– see www.withrowfunfair.com for more details

– email withrowfunfair@gmail.com if you have questions

June 12th – Home & School meeting

– 7pm, library

– meeting to discuss final monies raised and budget for next year

– next steps for School Council that starts fall 2020 (if you want to be on the Election Committee please let us know – this means you can’t run for a position but you are a very important part of the process)

June 14th – tentative – Movie Night (the last one for this year!)

– this is pending approval of the permit but our last movie – for everyone! – will hopefully be on this evening, 6pm doors open 6:30pm movie starts

June 26th – Grade 6 Graduation

– June 26 at 1:00 p.m. is the Grade 6 graduation.  

Contact Us – 

Email: withrowhands@gmail.com

Twitter: @WithrowHandS 

Facebook: @WithrowHome.School 

Web: www.withrowhands.com  Web: https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/withrow

Apr. 1 – Silent Auction and Rally for Education

SILENT AUCTION

– THIS Friday night, 7-10PM, in the gym.

Our school’s biggest fundraiser is almost here and we need your help in this last week for a successful event!

  • Advance tickets for Teacher Experience and Class Painting Tickets will be sold Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 8:30 to 9:15 in front foyer. (Click here to see the Experiences)
  • Class Baskets will be wrapped this THURSDAY at 3:30.  ALL themes are here. Many classes only have a few items.  Please contribute if you can. 
  • Anyone work near 403 and 410? We need a parent to pick up Mississauga Steelheads tickets at their stadium (or will have to forego this item)

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Bring in a class basket item
  • Come wrap baskets Thursday in library (anytime 3:30-6pm, no small kids please)
  • Help with setup Friday in the gym (anytime 1-5pm)

Can’t wait to see you there!

 

RALLY FOR EDUCATION

– Sat. Apr. 6, 12pm

What better way to show your support for a robust public education system than attending this Saturday’s Rally for Education at Queen’s Park at 12pm (noon). Families are encouraged to participate!

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