The Fundraising Committee is a sub-committee of the John English School Council.  This committee is actively involved in developing a fundraising plan that reflects the current needs of the school. The funds raised by the school are used to support many valuable student programs and activities, including:

  • extra-curricular and intramural athletics
  • class excursions
  • in-school presentations
  • school musicals, concerts, musical instruments
  • clubs
  • graduation ceremonies
  • student games/activities
  • outdoor play equipment.

Fundraising & Volunteer Needs

We currently have an open position for Fundraising Chair for 2019/2020. Support will be provided for this position. If you are interested in finding out more please contact us at

Below is an outline of the Fundraisers that are being planned and taking place during the 2018-2019 school year through the John English Parent Council:

Fresh from the Farm (Fall)

Families will be able to purchase ‘baskets’ of apples and/or vegetables (from Ontario famers) for themselves or to donate the baskets to a local food bank. The school will receive 40% of the proceeds; farmers will receive 50% (remaining 10% is admin). Full details are on the order form that students can drop off at the main office.

Pizza Lunches (September – June)

For students (grades 1-8) and teachers that have ordered pizza, these will take place on the last Friday of each month. Most order forms have been collected however some families can still pay on a monthly basis, students can bring forms to the office or using TDSB School Cash Online. Pizza lunches will be available to the Kindergarten students starting in January.

Toronto Marlies Game (March)

An opportunity for John English families to come together and attend a Toronto Marlies hockey game. A portion of the ticket sales comes back to John English. Students can drop-off ticket orders at the main office or can be collected in the class and sent down to the main office.

Spring Flowers Sale (April)

Families can order flower baskets plants for the Mothers day and John English will keep a percentage of the sales. Students can drop-off orders at the main office or a student can collect class orders daily and bring them to the office.

Movie Night & Basket Raffle (May)

Families come to the school on a Friday evening for dinner (made by Healthy Bites and volunteers) and a movie. Tickets are sold in advance and also at the door.

Dance-a-thon (June)

Students collect pledges from family and friends for this fundraiser. Students participate in dance activities (1 hour for each grade) outside (weather permitting ) or in the gym while a DJ plays music.

For all of the above initiatives online bulletins and reminders will also be sent to John English families through Facebook, twitter and through John English email where appropriate