Healthy Bites Registration

Register now for the Healthy Bites lunch program beginning on Monday, September 9th, 2019. Registration is open June 3-14, 2019 and may continue in September, as availability allows. Current participants must re-register for September. Registration is limited to the first 200 students. Subsidies are available upon request.

  • Program: Starts September 2019 for students in Grade 1 to 8
  • Options: 3 days/4 days per week
  • Due date: Friday June 14, 2019
    • Submit form to office along with cash/cheque

Help Stop Cuts to John English School Bus Transportation

This is the LAST CHANCE for parents & students to delegate to the Board on June 3rd to advocate for access to FIM programs.  There are 92 students currently accessing busing to John English (French Immersion + Gifted Program), and the 2019-20 TDSB budget is planning to eliminate all school bus programs for students in the upcoming school year.

For more information on the TDSB 2019-20 budget visit:

There are 2 more Special Finance, Budget and Enrollment Committee meetings regarding the 2019-20 budget:

  • Monday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m.

We are hoping our JE parents will form a delegation to voice concerns over the proposed transportation cuts. Both parents and students are encouraged to participate.

For more information on TDSB Delegations visit: 

You must submit your request to delegate before Thursday, May 30th at 4pm and be ready to present on Mon. June 3rd .

How to Address a Committee

Requests to speak to a permanent, statutory, standing or special (ad-hoc) committee must be submitted in writing to Governance and Board Services by 4 p.m., two (2) working days before the committee meeting day by submitting the Delegation Request Form:

Requests must include: 

  • The name of the speaker and the name of the organization (if the speaker is representing an organization such as a school council or community group)
  • the topic and a description of the delegation matter
  • contact information for the speaker (address, phone number and/or e-mail)

Don’t have time for a delegation? Here’s what you can do:

Individuals may submit written statements to a committee which will be distributed to the members of the committee prior to the meeting. Written statements must be delivered to the Governance and Board Services at least two (2) working days before the committee meeting.

To register a delegation or for more information regarding the process, contact Governance and Board Services at:

How many students will be affected by the proposed transportation cuts? The following table highlights the ward 3 impact. You can also see the full impact across all schools within TDSB in the file below.

Ward 3 Total  265

Spring Flowers Sale Announcement

The spring flower sale is on!   The class that makes the most sales will win $100 at Indigo!  John English is also having a poster competition to advertise the spring flower sale!  Winning posters will be displayed in the front showcase and halls of the school.  All students who sell flowers or enter a poster in the competition will have a chance to win $10 at Indigo!  Posters are due at the main office on Monday April 15.  Ask your teacher or parents/guardians to check their e mail for poster competition details!

Download the form, check out the flower basket options, or find out more details visit:


Staff Appreciation Breakfast

The 2019 Staff Appreciate Breakfast is on May 31st!

Each year this event gives us a chance to show the staff of John English how much we appreciate all that they do, and each year the John English families help us do just that. 

We are looking for donations of:

Food – washed and prepped fruit, baked goods, breakfast casseroles, shrimp rings, yoghurt, savoury breakfast items, cheese, and any other yummy foods you can share!

Time – we need volunteers to help set up the evening before (Thursday after school), and to help run the event the day of (shifts available from 8am to early afternoon).

Money – monetary donations help us buy coffee, tea, plates, any missing food items, and other supplies.  Cash can be dropped off to the office with the name of the student, parent, and student’s teacher noted on the envelope.

If you would like to donate your time, money, food, or participate in any other way please contact Arja Lytle at

Spring Flower Fundraiser

The John English Spring Flower fundraiser has begun!  Order hanging baskets of Geraniums, Begonias and Fuschia for your own outdoor space or as a gift.  Flowers will be available for pick up at our school just before Mother’s Day on May 8th and 9th.  Let John English help you celebrate and garden this spring! 

The class that makes the most sales will win $100 at Indigo!  John English is also having a poster competition to advertise the spring flower sale!  Winning posters will be displayed in the front showcase and halls of the school.  All students who sell flowers or enter a poster in the competition will have a chance to win $10 at Indigo! We had many wonderful posters submission before the Monday April 15 deadline.

  • Payment method:
    • Cash Online: and return form to main office.
    • CASH or CHEQUE with the FORM in an envelope and return to your child’s teacher. Cheques payable to John English School Council.
  • Forms due: Wednesday April 24th
  • Flower pickup: Wednesday & Thursday May 8th and 9th

Don’t know your flowers? Here’s a quick list:

Dragonwing begonias
Potato Vine

Toronto Marlies Game (Winter)

John English night at the Marlies: Saturday March 23, 2019 @ 5:00pm

Are you interested in a fun family night watching hockey?  This is the event for you!  Tickets are on sale now for $20.00 each.  You can order your tickets using Cash Online and submitting the order form to the main office or you can send cash along with the form to the office.

A portion of the ticket sales comes back to John English.

Forms are due on Friday March 01, 2019

Help Needed!

We are looking for volunteers for the next Pizza day! Pizza day is usually the last Friday of the month (with a couple of exceptions).

  • Date: Friday February 22nd
  • Time: 11:00am – 12:00/12:30pm
  • Task: Hand out pizza slices to the students

Our biggest fundraising event Movie/Basket Raffle night will be happening in May. We are going to need all the help we can get! If you can spare an hour or two please help us make this into a great event.

  • Date: TBD (Sometime in May)
  • Time: Before & during the event
  • Various tasks (help with one or all!):
    • Organize the raffle baskets
    • Set up the raffle
    • Help with the meal
    • General organization for the event
    • Help at the actual event

We are always looking for volunteers for the Kindergarten Snack Program. It only takes 1/2 hour of your time!

  • Date: Monday – Friday
  • Time: 8:45am to 9:15am
  • Task: Prepare snacks for the JK/SK classes (ex. cutting up fruits)

If you are interest please email