Sizzle Update

Purple on Wednesday

On Wednesday, October 24 the TDSB will join with our community partners, child welfare agencies and the police to raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being in all aspects of their lives by wearing something PURPLE! This year’s theme is The Community that Cares for Kids.

Let’s all wear purple this Wednesday to show our support! #SAMSCARES

Design Contest

Our Physical Education teachers are sharing the design contest with the students! If your child is interested in designing this year’s Scorpion Wear, please make sure they visit the gym for the appropriate forms!


Scorpion Sizzle – October 19, 2018

High School Transition – Gifted

We thank our guidance counsellor, Kevin Williams for his presentation on Modnay night. It was so wonderful to see so many of you at the presentation. There were some questions around the High School for students in the Gifted Program. We have looked into this question and are now sharing this link with you

You can access this link, put in your address and you will learn of your designated High School for the Gifted Program.

Photo Day

Photo retake day is on Monday. We will also be taking our class photos on Monday. Looking forward to seeing the smiles!

Halloween Fun

On Friday, October 26th, we will be having our first school dance for the school year! We cannot wait! If your child would rather participate in a different school activity, we will have other options available.

All students are encouraged to wear black and orange on Friday, the 26th of October.

Halloween costumes will be worn on October 31st. Please remember, masks, weapons, light sabres and inappropriate costumes, for school, are not permitted.


We thank you for keeping our neighbourhood safe. Please remember to drop off students a few blocks away from the school, to ease congestion on Fenn Avenue.

We ask that you continue to keep traffic flowing, by staying in your vehicle at all times. Please drop your child and continue to drive out of the congestion. Please do not leave your vehicle parked and unattended.

We thank you for your ongoing cooperation.

Dates on the Horizon

Photo Retake Day – October 22

Class Photo Day – October 22

Halloween Dance – October 26 – pm

Halloween Spirit Day – October 31

Scorpion Sizzle October 12

So Much to Celebrate

Wow! What a busy week it has been! On top of all the learning that we have done, we have showed our Scorpion Pride at Cross Country and Soccer events this week. We are so proud of our Scorpions. They certainly did shine!

School Council

Please see the draft minutes from our School Council Meeting that was held on October 4th.

School Calendar

Please see the attached calendar. This calendar notes the days of the school cycle.

Dates on the Horizon

Grade 8 to Grade 9 High School Transition Nights – October 15 – 6pm – School Cafeteria

IEPs Sent Home (where applicable) – October 17

Photo Retake Day – October 22

Class Photo Day – October 22

Halloween Dance – October 26 – pm

Halloween Spirit Day – October 31



Scorpion Sizzle – October 5

School Council

 It was so great to see so many parents out at our School Council meeting last night! We are excited to have welcomed the new council representatives for the 2018-2019 school year and we thank our outgoing executive for the dedication they have shown to St. Andrew’s.

Please remember that all parents are welcome to join us at all Council meetings that occur throughout the year.


If you have lightly used decks of cards and/or board games that you would like to donate to the school, we would really appreciate it! On rainy days, these games will enhance their indoor recess experience.

If you have further questions, please contact our Vice Principal, Ryan Heritage at

Message from Trustee Gershon

Please see:


Mr. Corbett distributed field trip forms to grade 7 and 8 students for a field trip occurring on November 30. If you have not returned it, please do so on Tuesday.


Wishing all of our St. Andrew’s Families a wonderful weekend with Family and Friends!

Dates on the Horizon

Thanksgiving – No School for Students – October 8

Pizza Lunch – October 10

Photo Retake Day – October 22

Class Photo Day – October 22

Halloween Dance – October 26 – pm

Halloween Spirit Day – October 31