Fresh from the Farm Fundraiser!

John English Harvest Fundraiser: Fresh From the Farm

Buy a basket for yourself or support our local food bank

Students sell baskets of fresh Ontario fruit and vegetables to friends and family to raise funds to enrich our students’ school life. The produce is delivered fresh to our school from local Ontario farmers.

The class that raises the most money will win an Apple Pie Party!

Basket A: “Les Pommes de Terres”
5 lb Potatoes
3 lb Carrots
3 lb Onions
3 lb Sweet Potatoes
Cost: $13.00

Basket B “Les Pommes”
8 lb Ontario Empire Apples
Cost: $15.00

ORDER DEADLINE: Thursday October 5, 2017

ORDER PICK UP: Early November *(please ensure contact information is provided on order form)

FOOD BANK DELIVERY: We will deliver

Payment by: Cash (exact amount only) or cheque payable to John English Parent Council

Distribution of funds collected: 40% of sales is school profit, 50% paid to our Ontario farmers, 10% administration fee. For more information go to:

*Notification of the exact delivery date will be sent to all families ~10 days prior to delivery. Please ensure contact information is included on order form.



John English Fundraising 2017-18

September 20, 2017

Parents, Caregivers and Students,

Welcome back to another great school year at John English! For families and students that have just joined us – Welcome to the school!!

Over the course of the school year, fundraisers take place to help cover meaningful programs that might not be fully covered by the school budget. These programs include skating, Scientists in the  School, the Ukelele program and additional support for classrooms.

The following fundraising initiatives are planned to take place over the course of the 2017-18 school year:

Fundraiser | Timing | Amount raised (2016-2017)
Fundraising Contribution Sept/Oct | $3,079
Pizza Lunches Sept-June |  $4,768
Fresh from the Farm Sept/Oct/Nov | $2,147
QSP October | $3,225
See Spot Run Concert November TBD
Poinsettia Sale Nov/Dec | $899
Indigo FlipGive/Samko Ongoing | $33
Toronto Marlies March | $1,070
Movie Night/Basket Raffle May | $4,900
Dance-a-thon June | $3,045
Total $23,166 (approximate)

Based on the positive response to this initiative, we are continuing the option to forward a one  time fundraising contribution per family in lieu of participation in other fundraisers. Although any  amount that is suitable for your family is much appreciated, the suggested minimum contribution is $40 per family.

The funds will be collected in the classroom and are due by Friday October 20th. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this contribution will come back to the school.

Thank you in advance for your generous support.

The John English School Advisory Council (SAC) Fundraising Committee

*Please see page 2 of the SAC Fundraising Fee Letter 2017 (PDF) PDF for payment information and tax receipt instructions*

John English Rocks featuring See Spot Run on Thursday Nov. 2

Order tickets online

The John English School Advisory Council invites you to join us for an ALL AGES ROCK CONCERT in support of our school!

Date: Thursday November 2nd, 2017
Time: 7pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
Location: John English JMS Auditorium, 95 Mimico Ave.

Tickets: $15 General Admission
For John English Families: $10 Students/Seniors; $40 family 4-pack

Available online via Eventbrite (discount code JEJMSFAMILY) – no additional fee for online orders!

Order tickets online

PDF Order Forms can be printed, filled out and submitted to your teacher with payment, in an envelope marked JOHN ENGLISH ROCKS.

Free Childcare available for children aged 5 and under – please RSVP your childcare needs to  Refreshments and raffle tickets will be available for sale.

Movie Night Reminder and call for volunteers

We are just a few days away from John English’s annual Movie Night and Basket Raffle! Please remember that basket items and pre-registration forms are due on Monday. You can also purchase basket raffle tickets in advance, $2 each or 6 tickets for $10 – simply include payment and the number of tickets you wish to purchase on the movie night form (use this form also even if you are not attending movie night) Thank you John English families for your support with this fundraiser, see you next Friday!

We are still looking for volunteers to help assemble the baskets (on Wednesday) and also help on Movie Night. If you would like to volunteer please send an email to sacinfo.

All of the information can also be found attached below. Dinner starts at 5:15!

Basket Assignments 2017f.pdf

Basket Raffle Themes 2017f.pdf

Movie Night Flyer 2017f.pdf

Toronto Marlies Fundraiser – forms due FRIDAY

“He Shoots, He Scores – the crowd goes WILD!”

Come cheer on the Toronto Marlies with your fellow John English students, friends and family members on Sunday March 26 5:00pm at Ricoh Coliseum. We are offering tickets to the game and the tickets are $20 each.

Tickets can be purchased by completing the attached order form [PDF] and submitting cash or cheque (payable to John English SAC).

The order deadline has been EXTENDED and orders can now be submitted to the Main Office until Friday February 24, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact

Note: Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the Ricoh Coliseum and also supervision of the students.

Volunteers needed for Fresh from the Farm pick up this Thursday evening and Friday morning

If you are available to volunteer this week Thursday and or Friday please read the below message from our SAC.

We are having our Fresh from the Farm order delivered to John English on Thursday morning. SAC is looking for volunteers to help hand out the orders for the apples and vegetables to parents, when they come to the school for their parent/teacher interviews.

We need a couple of people to help during the following times:

  • Thursday November 17, 5pm-8pm
  • Friday November 18, 9am-12pm

If you are able to help for 30-60 minutes within these time segments – it would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know when you will be available to help. sacinfo