Welcome to Donview Online, the web home of Donview Middle Health and Wellness Academy. This website has been designed for students, parents, caregivers, staff, and anyone else who is interested in all the things happening at our school. We hope you find the site easy to navigate, and the information up-to-date.
Get Ready to Run: Terry Fox, Cross Country Team
September means back to the track! The cross country team has started practices, and everyone is welcomed to participate. Please see Ms. Maloney in room 204 for details. On Friday September 21st we will have our annual Terry Fox walk/run to support cancer research. All students are encouraged to support this worthy cause by bringing "A Toonie for Terry".
Curriculum Night - Thursday September 27
We are excited to start September! Our annual curriculum night will be held on Thursday September 27. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents. We will start in the cafeteria (directly in front of the main doors) before meeting teachers in different areas of the school. There are lots of exciting things planned for this year. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc) to keep up to date on everything going on! Parents/Guardians, please make sure you sign up for our email list (email donviewmsparents @ gmail.com) if you haven't already, as we will be sending regular email updates and we want to ensure that you are kept informed!
Photo Day - Friday September 28
Mark your calendars now and be ready to dress up on Friday September 28th! These photos will be the ones used in the yearbook, and on student ID cards. The photo company will also provide packages for purchase if you so chose.
Parent Council Meeting - Thursday October 4th, 6:30-8 PM
The first parent council meeting of this year will be on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Donview. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email donviewmsparents @ gmail.com.
We have a number of changes this year, including the previously unannounced retirement of our long-time french Teacher Mr. Ongoiba. Thank you sir for your 28 incredible years of service here at Donview! Ms. Belizaire is also leaving us this year for a centrally assigned position. Hopefully we will see you again in your travels around the board! Best wishes also to Ms. Li and Mr. Kennedy who have moved to new schools. With their departure, we welcome Ms. Dualeh, Mr. Libaque, and Ms. Duarte to the Donview staff.
With the retirement of Mr. Karpenko, we are happy to welcome Ms. Vaughn as our new music teacher. Ms. Niranjan has extended her parental leave and Mr. Alegria will be taking over her class. In other changes, returning from leave is Ms. Meszesan, and replacing Ms. Aldcorn in the front office every morning is Ms. Xenophontos.
It is with sadness that we have to say goodbye to our longtime Vice-Principal, Mr. Vohra! He will be transferring to Woodbine MS as of September. We will miss his humour and his kindness! Mr. Vohra's time at Donview represents the second longest term for a Vice Principal in our history, having been with us for NINE years! The only VP who has served here longer was Mr. J. G. Bilson, who was Vice Principal for 11 years, from 1971 to 1982. You can read more in the TDSB's official transition memo. Thanks Mr. Vohra!
In related news, we are excited to welcome Ms. Helena Syptak, who is coming to us as a new VP after being promoted from her teaching role at Ancaster Public School. We look forward to introducing her personally to the school community in September, but for now you can read about her in the TDSB's official transition memo.
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We have posted our letter from Mr. Ehrlich sent home on the first day of school. Please also see the two recent board communique's (Mr. Vohra, Ms. Syptak) regarding Vice Principal Transition.
Reminders for Drivers
Please remember that our parking lot is for staff and Board delivery vehicles. Although there is a turn around area, students can easily walk a few metres even on cold days and need not be driven right up to the parking lot door, which is actually off limits to students.
We also ask that you show respect for our neigbours on Evermede by not making U-turns and by not using driveways to turn around. Please just stop, drop off or pick up your child, and continue on in the same direction.