Happy March Break, Blake!


The school will be closed March 12-16 for March Break. We wish Blake students and their families a fun and relaxing week.

If you’re still looking for care for your child(ren) next week, check out Eastview’s March Break camp schedule here.

What about fun activities to keep the kids busy? CityNews’ suggests the Top 10 things to do around the city next week.

A reminder that daylight savings is this weekend, on Sunday, March 11, so don’t forget to spring your clocks forward an hour.

And please note that there is no newsletter this week; we’ll be back the weekend of March 23.

Have a great break!












Bring your loonies & twoonies to school on Thursday

Blake’s #WeSchools club is hosting a bake sale on Thursday, March 8th during lunch recess.

The proceeds from this bake sale will go to #WeSchools’ global initiative this term, which is supporting clean water in India.

Send along some loose change with your child(ren) on Thursday and they’ll have a chance to buy a treat on Thursday from 11:50-12:20 in the hallway at exit #5.

bake sale

FREE parent workshops

The Toronto District School Board’s annual parent conference is coming up next month, and there are LOTS of free workshops you are welcome to attend.

Parents as Partners will be held on Saturday, April 28 at the Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes’ Blvd. in Toronto.

Some of the workshop topics include:

– Finding Calm with Less Stress Parenting
– Keeping Calm and Carrying On: Practical strategies to support Self-Regulation
– Social Networking & Online Safety
– Intentional Parenting In The Black Community
– Supporting Learning Skills and Work Habits in Your Children

And many more! Check out the workshop schedule here.


News from Blake school council’s Jan. 10 meeting


Some highlights from our Jan. 10 meeting:

  • an update on optional attendance for out-of-catchment families who want to enroll their children into JK at Blake;
  • a presentation by OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning);
  • Blake’s Breakfast Club needs a new coordinator for September 2018

And lots more! Read the meeting minutes here.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the council co-chairs at blakeschoolcouncil.tdsb@gmail.com


Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Welcome back Blake! We hope everyone had a fun, family-filled and restful winter break. We look forward to seeing everyone back in the schoolyard tomorrow, Monday Jan. 8.

Lucky for us, this deep freeze we’ve endured appears to be coming to an end, at long last. Environment Canada is forecasting temperatures above zero by the end of the week! But there also appears to be snow in the forecast, so don’t forgot to dress warmly.

Also to note: the next parent council meeting is on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. As always, dinner and childcare will be provided.

If you need to catch up on school news, minutes from our December council meeting are here.

council meeting oct2017