Direct Donation Campaign

Hello OOOPS Families,

A giant thank you to those families who have already donated.

To date, 26% of our families have donated and we have raised $6,759.00.


Our goal is to get every family to donate whatever they can so we can reach $10,000.

These funds go directly to support our students in the 2016-17 school year through such as:

  • Individual classroom enrichment and resources
  • Team buses
  • New computers
  • Dance and drumming sessions and other art programs
  • Books for the library
  • Plants and supplies for our beautiful garden
  • Halloween party and the Harvest Festival
  • Special speakers and presentations

Your generosity helps support the many extra-curricular events that enhance your student’s educational experience!

Thank you for being an integral part of the OOOPS Community.


All donations over $25 are tax deductible. You will receive your tax receipt in a few weeks.

By |October 17th, 2016|home|

Hebrew language & culture classes provided by the TDSB at Dewson


I’m a Dewson mom from the area. There’s space in Hebrew language & culture classes provided by the TDSB at Dewson. $20/yr. Wednesday’s from 3:30-6. We Need to meet min numbers for class to run.

The class is open to all.

It would be great if you could help get the word out to the OOPS community for them to be able to take advantage of his great opportunity.

For More info & registration details see:

Happy to discuss further.

Jocelyn Schaffer

By |September 22nd, 2016|home|

Our Syrian Family Update

As some of you know, the family that OOOPS helped sponsor to settle in Toronto from Syria arrived in February. We worked with other schools in the area, from which many generous people gave of their time, energy, creativity and money. Thank you to everyone of course.

The kids at OOOPS and the other schools have also been very interested, supportive and curious about this initiative, taking this chance to learn more about Syria and the plight of refugees to the types of vegetables commonly used in Syrian cooking (which they have planted in our school garden!)

We thought that you’d all like to know a bit more about how the family is settling in – as would your kids – so are sharing this brief but excellent update. The family took part in preparing this and have approved sending it to you. They are also coming to our Fun Fair on June 17th to get to know us a little too.

Thanks again to everyone who made this possible!

Click link to see pictures: Update – Family from Syria settles in

By |May 31st, 2016|home|

Apple Seeds for April – Now Available!

Apple Seeds April 2016

By |May 3rd, 2016|home|

Apple Seeds March 2016

Apple Seeds March 2016

By |April 13th, 2016|home|

Apple Seeds Newsletter (November 2015)

Apple Seeds November 2015

By |December 1st, 2015|home|

Message from Donna Quan (Director of Education)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The purpose of this letter is to update parents/guardians on the timeline for elementary student progress reporting for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year.

Grades 1 to 8:
As previously announced, teachers will complete progress reports for students in Grades 1 to 8, which will be sent home on December 10, 2015. Progress reports are designed to provide a broad sense of your child’s progress to date, as well as insight into the development of important learning skills and work habits. The progress reports will be completed in line with the Ministry of Education’s Growing Success document. Teachers will use their professional judgment in completion of these reports.

Reporting Dates for Students in Grades 1 to 8 – December 2015 to June 2016

  • Grades 1 to 8 progress reports will be sent home on December 10, 2015.
  • Term 1 report cards will be issued the week of February 8, 2016 with parent/guardian-teacher conferences scheduled for February 12, 2016.
  • Term 2 report cards will be issued the week of June 27, 2016.

Junior and Senior Kindergarten:
As part of the recent provincial agreement, Kindergarten teachers will not be completing progress reports for students in Senior Kindergarten (SK) in December 2015. Parents/guardians of Junior and Senior Kindergarten students will have an opportunity to schedule a class visit or an interview in February 2016.

We value the ongoing, meaningful communication between the home and school to support student learning. Students learn best when parents and educators work together. If you would like to discuss your child’s progress, we invite you to contact your child’s teacher directly.


Robin Pilkey
Robin Pilkey
Donna Quan
Donna Quan
Director of Education


By |December 1st, 2015|home|

Gingerbread Fair


By |November 22nd, 2015|home|