Thursday, 14 November 2019

November 14, 2019

Fall Social - Get Your Early Bird Tickets Now!!!
Tickets are available through School Cash Online for our Fall Social on Thursday, November 28th @7pm in our school library. Book your babysitting and get your tickets today!

Do you shop online? If so, why not contribute to our school simply by connecting to your favourite online shopping sites through our FlipGive site. It's easy! Use the link below to start your shopping and our school will earn cash back on your purchases. On your first $15 or more purchase, our school receives $5!!!

Having trouble? Search for Team 206664. 
Here's a video that can help you with getting set up. Click here.

Dental Screening
To identify children with oral health problems, a screening program is offered by Toronto Public Health
(T.P.H) to students in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Health requirements for mandatory health
programs. Click here for our dates and details.

Save the Date!
Owen Winter Concert will be held on Thursday, December 12th at 6:00pm.

Police Checks
If you have recently completed a Police Check to volunteer at Owen, please make sure you have paid using the School Cash Online system in order to process your application.

Tamil Heritage Month:January 2020
Tamil Heritage Month (THM) is recognized at the TDSB during the month of January.  This year, the THM theme is Vision 2020:  Yengal Kathaigal - Our stories.  As Toronto has the largest Tamil population outside of the South Asian subcontinent, this committee aims to ensure that the objectives of TDSB's January's Tamil Heritage month are reflected in the curriculum and learning objectives for our students.  One of the events is the poster design contest.

Please see the attached for full details about the THM Poster Design Contest. 

Deadline is Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by 3:00 pm

Should you require additional information, please contact Dani Carnevale, Service Co-ordinator at 

Parent Council

October Parent Council Minutes

If you would like to volunteer at Owen or would like to connect with our Parent Council, please email our Parent Council Chair, Julia Barta and/or the volunteer e-mail

Canadians from coast to coast to coast are encouraged to recognize an inspirational educator who has made a real difference in their community by nominating them for an award.

Nominations will be open until 11:59 a.m. (PT) on January 14, 2020.

Drinking Water Safety in Schools
The City of Toronto’s water treatment facilities are some of the best in the world. Designated drinking water sources in our schools are safe to drink and are tested on a regular basis, according to provincial regulations. Please click here for more information.

New Lunch Provider!

We have added a new lunch provider starting on Monday. The Lunch Lady is available for ordering! Please see below for ordering information and details.

During inclement weather, if your school is OPEN then Kid's Kitchen WILL be delivering lunches as usual. 

Our policy letter is here for your review and files. 

Early French Immersion (SK Entry) Parent/Guardian Information Sessions

This year, there will be two virtual (online webchat) information sessions for parents/guardians interested in the Early French Immersion (SK entry) application process.
Please note the following dates/times of the Virtual Information sessions below:


Virtual (online webchat) Information Session

November 19, 2019
 For more information, please contact:
§  FSL Program Coordinator, Kirsten Johnston at
§  Centrally Assigned Principal, Angela Caccamo at 

Student Voices

Hey Owen Community,

The Eco club would like to encourage you to complete the City of Toronto’s Plastic Survey. If you wonder what the survey is about, it is a survey to see if we will ban or put a fee on single use plastic. Why should we do this survey? If we continue to use single use plastics our environment can eventually be polluted. How? The chemicals in the plastics can leak out and pollute our environment. Then eventually it will leak into our trees and grass.  

Do the survey ! We want everyone including students to complete the survey. Click here for the link


Eco club

Club Schedule
Name of Club
Teachers Involved
Student Grade/Division Applicable
(Rm number)
Day of the Week 
Time of Day
Eco Club

Tues @noon
Maths Club
Ching, Balaban
Wednesday lunch
French Choir
Chorale française
Bourassa-Wilson, Ching
Gr. 1-5FI
October- March
Graffiti Club
Thursdays, 12:00 to 12:30
Dance Club
January - March
Fridays 12:00
Spirit Council/Athletic Council
Monthly - TBD
Drama Club
Portable 2

Please click here for the latest updates and newsletters. 
Babysitting is available if requested. If childcare is needed, I would appreciate parents making that request by RSVP to so that it can be organized.

Please click here for the latest updates and newsletters. 


TDSB Days of Significance