Read the January 26 update from the TDSB regarding the decision-making process for the Attendance Boundary Review:Letter from Superintendent
(PDF, 478 KB)
Here's what's happening at Garden and in our community
Thursday, June 25
Last Day of Class
Friday, June 26
PA Day (Professional Activity Day) - No classes
A list of past events and notices is available
a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Students enter the school 5 minutes before instruction
begins. Kindergarten students are always dismissed at the same time
daily. Please note that we never dismiss students into the care of someone
other than the caregiver without written notification from the parent
or caregiver prior to pick-up.
1 – 6
||9:00 a.m. to 11:45
||11:45 a.m. to 12:44
||12:45 p.m. to 3:30
||3:30 p.m. to 3:45
Morning recess: 10:10
to 10:25 am
Afternoon recess: 2:05 to 2:20 pm
Grades 1, 2, 3
are the Primary grades; grades 4, 5, 6 are the Junior grades.
Teachers are on yard
duty at 8:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Prior to these times, supervision
is not provided. Unless arrangements
have been made previously with the teacher, students are to remain
in the schoolyard until regular bell and entrance times.
Students who leave for lunch should not return until teacher supervision is in place at at 12:30 p.m.
Our bell rings at 8:55
a.m. and 12:44 p.m. Students have 5 minutes to assemble and prepare
for class, at which time attendance
The safety of our students remains our top priority. Our staff regularly speaks with students about how to stay safe. I again want to emphasize to students, staff and parents the importance of awareness and the need for extra care in even the most ordinary and everyday routines. You may wish to review the following street proofing strategies with your child:
Tell your parents or teacher whenever someone treats you or speaks to you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Trust your instincts.
- Always walk with a buddy to and from school;
- Always tell your parents where you are;
- Never accept gifts from strangers;
- When help is needed, go to the nearest store or school, the home of a friend or run towards a group of people or a parent with children;
- Never approach or enter a stranger’s car; adults have no acceptable reason to offer a ride or to ask children for directions or assistance;
- If a car is following you, change directions and run;
- Say ‘NO’ if an adult wants you to do something you know is wrong;
- Know your name, address and phone number;
- Know that police officers are friends and can help you;
- Know that a person in the neighbourhood, who you see habitually, is still a stranger and should be treated as a stranger;
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Looking for info on Ward 7?
A binder with Ward 7 meeting agendas, notes for discussion and meeting minutes has been placed in the school office for easy access to all. Come in and take a look!
Spring 2011 newsletter
May 28/11 Spring Fun Fair
Oct 29/10 Halloween Parade
Oct 21/10 Talent Show
Oct 05/10 Cross Country Meet
May 29/10 Spring Fun Fair
Oct 30/09 Halloween Parade
Oct 15/09 Puck's Farm Trip
Oct 6/09 Cross Country Meet
June 11/09 Potluck Dinner
May 21/09 TDSB Choral Project
May 09/09 Spring Fun Fair
Oct 31/08 Halloween Parade
Oct 16/08 Talent Show
Oct 08 Rock Circle
Sept 08 Terry Fox Run
Click here for
Garden Avenue School Activity Calendar 2013-2014
(PDF, 259 KB)
Click here for
TDSB School Year Calendar
This lists official TDSB PA days and holidays. All these dates are also listed in the School Activity Calendar above.
Garden Avenue P.S., the teachers, students, and parents work
together to provide a safe and caring learning environment where
all students can maximize their potential.
We are committed to a school and workplace free
from physical, verbal (oral or written) sexual or psychological abuse,
bullying, discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, culture,
religion, gender, language, disability, sexual orientation or any other
Garden Avenue Public School is situated between Parkside Drive and Roncesvalles
Avenue, near St. Joseph's Hospital. The school was founded in 1957. Garden
Avenue P.S. was known as Argentina P.S. between 1964 and 1982.
school has an enrolment of about 250 with a majority
who have English as their first language. About one-third of the
students come from various cultural and language backgrounds.
Avenue School offers Kindergarten to Grade 6 programs.
school shares spaces with Sunnyside
Garden Daycare which
serves children between two-and-a-half and 12 years old.
information about the school can be found on the Toronto
District School website. Info
includes Current School Profile with EQAO Assessment Results, Our
Plans for Improvement and Optional Attendance Status.
Our principal profile - download the pdf.
People for Education
(in other languages)
Bill 157: What Parents
Need to Know - read about it here.
Toronto District School
Parent Involvement Advisory Committee