September News

Welcome back to another fun filled year with our wonderful Withrow community!  Just like our children, we too are happy and excited to see our friends, catch up on each others’ lives and see how all our children have grown over the summer… while we have not aged at all! 😉  There is no better way to do this than the… 

Welcome Back BBQ! 

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s for YOU!  It will be held on Thursday Sept. 14th, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. If you are free, we could use some volunteers to help with set up, serving, cooking and clean up, so click here to sign up!

Reminder: please bring your water bottles / reusable cups, so we can keep as many disposable cups out of the landfill as possible. ♻️

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As you can see from last year’s event (above), it’s an annual tradition that’s not to be missed! We hope to see you there. 

Important Info

Our first Home and School Meeting will be held on Sept. 27 at 7:00 pm.  We love when parents get involved and want to have a say about what happens at our school! If you’re thinking of being a class rep, it’s especially important to join us, so you can share the information with your classroom’s parent community. Childcare will be provided.  Our meeting agenda includes:

  • curriculum discussion
  • nomination of potential Home & School co-chair
  • new volunteer page on the Home & School website
  • H&S goals for the year
  • and more…

Cobs Bread Card Fundraiser

We are thrilled to offer Cobs Bread cards once again! Fiona Boylan, owner of our local Cobs Bread franchise, is generously donating 150 cards to our school this year. Come and pick up yours at the Welcome Back BBQ!! Each card (valued at $48-$78) will sell for $30, and entitles the bearer to one (1) complimentary loaf of bread per month (one loaf per visit). All funds raised benefit Withrow! How great is that? Many thanks to Cobs Bread on Danforth (at Broadview) for their continued support! 

Withrow Spirit Wear

A BIG shout out to our Spirit Wear committee! Thanks to them, and our new TDSB vendor, we will soon be paperless; you can order items online and they will be shipped to your door. Yes, it’s true! And, in addition to Withrow’s official spirit colour, red, there will also be hoodies and sweats in black and grey options, too! We’ll share the link to our new Spirit Wear page on the vendor’s site as soon as it’s live. Note: we will be selling existing stock at the Welcome Back BBQ, so be sure to stop by the Spirit Wear table, where you can also get a sneak peek of our new Spirit Wear webpage!

Home & School Wants YOU!

Last, but most certainly not least…WE NEED YOU!!  We are currently working on a new Volunteer page on the Home & School website, and we’re excited about sharing it with you very soon!  There are so many roles, from wee to grand, that we’re sure at least one would match your skill set and fit your timelines. All of the amazing Withrow fundraisers wouldn’t be possible without the help of our parent community. You’d be surprised how much can be accomplished when each family volunteers only a few hours each year!

Thanks for reading and have a superb September…

Sincerely,

Your School Council Executive