SAC News & Events – May 2014


Safety Fun Day – May 26

Bike to School Day – May 26

EQAO (provincial math and language assessment)
May 26- June 5

Grade 3 and Grade 6 students

School Spring Concert (grade 6 – 8 + ukes)

Date: Wednesday, May 28
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
School Auditorium. Admission free. Showcasing participants in our grade 6 – 8 instrumental programs and the grade 3 – 6 ukulele programs.

Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Date: Friday May 30th
Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Hosted by SAC in the Staff Room on for all Staff of John English including custodians, teachers, lunch time monitors, guidance, attendance, secretaries, principals etc. We are asking all parents interested in donating and/or volunteering their time to please contact Joan Raymond at

School Spring Planting and Clean-Up

Date: Saturday May 31
Time: 9am – 12pm
Parents and friends of the John English community are invited to participate in a spring planting and clean-up day happening on May 31.  For the past few years, the school grounds have benefitted from student, parent and family volunteers who have helped to plant, weed and maintain the gardens around the school.  If you are interested in assisting with these activities, please contact

a joint fundraiser for our Ukulele and Healthy Bites programs.

Date: Sunday, June 1
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas West
Tickets: Adults $15; Kids $10; Family of 4 $40
Don’t miss this John English community event – licensed, all ages with pub food and live music – to support two great school programs!
DOWNLOAD TICKET ORDER FORM & return it to your teacher.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Date: Thursday June 5
Time: 8:00am – 10:00am
Location: John English Cafeteria
John English will be holding our breakfast in appreciation of the contribution of the tremendous number of parent volunteers this year.  Invitations will be sent home shortly.

“Parents Reaching Out” Grant

These grants are designed to support parents in identifying barriers to parent engagement in their own community and to find local solutions to involve more parents in support of student achievement and well-being. Click here for details.
If parents have suggestions for a grant application (due May 16), please email

Grade 8 Graduation – June 26 4pm

2014-15 Curriculum Night (tentative) Thursday, September 18, 2014


Community Events:

Ward Forum ‘Child Anxiety Expert’

Date: Thursday May 22
Time: 7pm-8:45pm
Norseman JMS Library

Springtime Melodies with Mimico Children’s Choir

Date: Saturday, May 24th
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave.
Our 7th Annual Spring Concert featuring a fun variety of folk, classical and sacred songs plus favourites from Annie! Admission is Pay what you can. Join us for refreshments following the concert downstairs in the Church hall.
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All Candidates Meeting for Municipal Election

Date: Tuesday May 27th
Time: 7:30pm – 9pm
Lambton Kingsway JMS

Mimico Tulip Festival

Date: Tuesday May 27th
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Royal York Road north of Judson. John English’s Tulip will be unveiled!

Mimico Baptist Church Annual Yard Sale

Date: Saturday May 31st
Time: 9am to 2pm
Location: Mimico Baptist Church, 80 Hillside Ave.
Indoors & Outdoors, Rain or Shine
Have stuff you no longer need?  Why not donate it to the sale!  Drop off at the church between May 25-30. ¨ 416-251-2855 ¨

17th Annual Mimico Party in the Park

Date: Tuesday June 17
Time: 5:30 – 8:30pm
Location: John English Schoolyard
Games, raffles, attractions, fun for all ages! Details to come on!