Blake Social – June 16th


The Parent Council will be hosting the inaugural Blake Social between 6pm-9:00pm on Friday, June 16th at the school. It is an opportunity to decompress after the Fun Fair and a time to celebrate the onset of summer break. We are proposing a small per person fee of $5 to offset the cost of food, alcohol, and pop and to encourage as many parents to attend the event. Teachers are also welcome to join in the fun.  

Please send along the money with your child in an envelope labeled, “Blake Social” and have them drop it off at the front office (Sue Reashore) for collection. 

It would also help if participants would bring their favorite game from the 80s and 90s to socialize with everyone.

  Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach Seth Chitayat at


Fun Fair Volunteers Urgently Needed!


As you know, the Blake Fun Fair is coming up on Saturday, June 10 from 11:00-3:00. The Fun Fair is an amazing community event and is our school’s biggest fundraiser. We truly CAN NOT do it without your support. In order to make this day a success, WE NEED YOU!!

You should have received a form on your child’s Friday folder, but if you did not, you can still volunteer. You can download the form (Blake Fun Fair volunteering), and then you can either print it, fill it out, and send it to your child’s teacher OR you can fill it out and attach it to an email to either of our wonderful volunteer coordinators, Jodie Church and Erin Barr ( or

Remember, to make the FUN FAIR a success on June 10th, we need many hands to help. Please sign up for a 1 or 2 hour shift if possible!

Thanks again!


Kindergarten orientation night at Blake

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Blake Street Public School is hosting a kindergarten orientation evening May 24 for parents/caregivers and their children starting  Junior Kindergarten or French-immersion Senior Kindergarten in September 2017.

Families are invited to attend: May 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Spread the word: it’s a great opportunity to meet teachers, principals and other families in the Blake school community.

Questions about enrollment? Contact the school office at (416) 393-9415.




Spring Concert – April 27


Blake’s Annual Spring Concert is this Thursday, April 27 from 6:30-8:00. All students in grades 1-6 will be performing, and anyone is welcome to attend.
For those performing, students should arrive at their designated rooms by 6:15.
Mme Sinda- Rm. 104
Ms. Barr/ Ms. Iliadis – Rm. 105
Ms. Hunt/ Ms. Davey – library
Mr. Tsai / Mme. O’Sullivan – Rm. 106
Ms. Paton – Rm. 109
Mme. Dorcin- Rm. 108

We Are One jazz projects takes the stage

Ms. Paton’s Grade 3 students practiced for four months on this TDSB chorale project. The We Are One Jazz project performed April 19 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, featuring students from Blake, Earl Haig, Earl Beatty, Gledhill and Equinox, plus the We Are One band and special guest/jazz legend Barry Harris.

Have a listen to them singing The Big Foot Kangaroo.


Children’s author visits Blake

Blake is hosting Edmonton author Natasha Deen at the school on Wednesday, April 19.

Deen writes books for children and young adults, mixing “mystery, action, and creepy with a whole lot of humour,” as she describes it. LarkShe writes stories to help kids “find their inner superhero.”

Deen will be speaking to students in kindergarten through grade 3 in the gym April 19 at 9:05 a.m., followed by a presentation to grades 4, 5 and 6 students in the library at 10:15 a.m.

Deen’s books are for sale, and if the school community orders over $150, we get a $20 per cent discount and free shipping. What a deal!

Have a look at Deen’s books here and let Blake teacher/librarian Kelly Dyment ( know by Friday, April 21 if you’d like to place an order.