January 16, 2018 Meeting Agenda


Humewood Community School Council (HCSC) Meeting

Tuesday, January 16, 2018, School Staff Room, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


  • Welcome and Introduction (1 min)
Approval of Agenda & December Meeting Minutes (2 min)
  • Declarations of Conflict of Interest (1 min)
  • Financial Report (Erin and Tanya) (20 min)
  • Principal’s Report (Julie) (20 min)
  • Chair Report (Janine) (10 min)

Other Business

Meetings are held in the school’s staff room.

Everyone is welcome to attend, sit at the table, bring items up for discussion, observe or contribute to discussions.


Minutes from December 6 2017 Parent Council Meeting



Our 5th annual Snowball is approaching on Friday March 2nd 2018.  This year we will be hosting an 80s throwback theme!

This event is the Premier Adult Social Night of the year and also one of our biggest fundraising events for the school. The focus of our fundraising efforts this year is to provide

• updated technology resources

• updated sports equipment

• new band instruments

For this year’s fundraising efforts, we have a target in place: $15,000.  Together with help from all of our Humewood Families we can achieve this goal.

Here are some ways you can help:

• General & targeted sponsorship

• Monetary donations

• Silent auction items

• gift certificates for: experiences, dining, relaxation, passes to family friendly events,

• creative art work,

• music memorabilia,

• sports memorabilia.

• A themed basket: e.g. wine lovers, baby gifts, children’s gifts, coffee lovers, date night, family game night etc.

• Individual items such as a bottle of wine, new clothing item, new jewelry etc.

This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to a very important initiative for our school while promoting your business or service directly to a local customer base.

Please contact one of the Snowball co-Chairs, Cheryl Batty cheryl.batty@utoronto.ca, 416-530-1707 if you are able to help support Snowball 2018 or if you have any questions.

Thank you for your consideration and continued support of our wonderful students and school!

New Beaver Scout Colony

Hello parents, friends of parents, guardians, and relatives of young children! We wanted to let you know that the Oakwood Village / Hillcrest / St. Clair West community will soon have a Beaver Scouts colony! The 90 Urban Woods Beaver colony will be holding its first meeting in January 2018, and weekly throughout the school year.

Fun and friendship with a focus on outdoor activities, community involvement, and care for the environment are core elements of the Beavers program. If you have a boy or girl age 5-7 and would like to learn more about getting them involved check out our Facebook page (90 Urban Woods Beaver Scouts). 

Registration starts soon! We’ll be posting updates about location and registration costs to our Facebook page as those details are finalized. In the meantime, feel free to email at 90urbanwoods@gmail.com if you have any questions. And please feel free to share this information with other people who may be interested.


90 Urban Woods Organizing Committee

CPF Midtown Meeting on December 4, 2017

Hello Council Members,

Humewood Community School is a member of CPF (Canadian Parents for French) https://on.cpf.ca

The Toronto Midtown West Chapter of CPF organizes different events, including French Art Camp in the Summer, French cooking classes for kids at Loblaws, and French Beginner Classes for adults. CPF Toronto Midtown West Chapter is holding a meeting on December 4th, and has asked if one or two parents from Humewood would be interested in attending a meeting for French Immersion, Core, and Extended French.

Please email humewoodschoolcouncil@gmail.com if you are interested, and we can pass on the details of the meeting.

Thank you very much,

Janine and Natasha

Humewood School Council Co-Chairs

Winter After 4 at Humewood School 2018

  • Classes begin on January 16th 2018 and end on March 8th 2018.   There will not be any classes on February  15th 2018. 
  • Children must be at least four years of age to register.
  • Registration for all programs is online. Limited spaces are available.
  • Please register between December 4th 2017 and January 8th 2018.
  • JK and SK Program Time: 3:05pm to 4:05pm
  • Grades 1 to 6 Program Time: 3:25pm to 4:25pm
  • Parents are asked to please pick-up kindergarten students at 4:05pm.
  • There is no supervision between 4:05pm to 4:25pm for Kindergarten students.

Students in Daycare and After care are asked to go directly to Daycare or After care at dismissal.  Staff members at Daycare and After care will escort their students to After 4 programs after they have completed attendance at Daycare and After care. 


Kindergarten Children’s Art Studio


JK and SK, Room 106

Your child will explore, investigate and develop their art-making
techniques in these open ended creative classes. We will combine all
mediums: fine drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media.
It’s messy and fun so remember to dress your kids for mess!
Aprons will be supplied.

Please pick up students at the outside

Kindergarten North-West Door labeled number 2.

Fee:  $135+HST

Register with a cheque and printable PDF form to the provider or register on-line with Paypal


647-808-8590 or info@childrensartstudio.ca

Action Potential Labs


Grades 1 to 4, Room 204

Came to our fall classes?  You’re going to love our all new Winter term. We are excited to present a semester of ALL NEW experiments, projects and learning. Brand new to Action Potential? You are in for a treat!

Fizz! Buzz! Bloop Bloop! “This is so cool!” These are just a few of the sounds that will be filling our lab this Winter Semester.  Every week we learn a new branch of science fused with a new style of art and take home a creative project based on the day’s topic.

Action Potential Lab is Toronto’s first laboratory dedicated to cross disciplinary education in the science and the arts. We believe that problem solving techniques, comprehension and creativity are most enhanced by using both sides of the brain. How can you use a petri dish as a canvas for painting? Become a great researcher in these science + art workshops.

Please pick up students from the outside Grade School North-East door labeled number 6.

Fee: $200 +HST includes materials and supplies

Register online at https://www.actionpotentiallab.ca/humewood-winter-2018

Feel free to email us with any other questions bookings@actionpotentiallab.ca

IN THE MIX Hip Hop Dance and iPad Music Video Creation


Grades 1 to 6, Room 217

In the Mix is an innovative program that provides a unique opportunity for children to explore what’s new in dance, music and internet technology. This experience is very much about developing mind and body, and gaining confidence and social skills. Students will learn a brief hip-hop dance to share with parents at the last class. They will also work collaboratively in small groups to create one-of-a-kind music-videos, using iPads supplied by In the Mix. Kids get to be Directors, DJs, and Choreographers while producing their own custom HipHop music-videos! Students have full creative freedom yet are guided appropriately to help them progress and spice up their videos and dancing. At the end of the session, students can securely view their videos at the In the Mix website.

Fee: $145 + HST

To register visit www.inthemixprogram.com

Please pick up students from the outside Grade School North-East door labeled number 5.

Logic’s Academy Robot Olympics


Grades 4 to 8, Room 205

This term it’s “Robot Rescue” with mBot.  The mBot robot is an exciting and powerful new tool for beginner programmers to harness the power of graphical computer programming. With its distance and light sensors, this rover can complete lots of interesting challenges. In this course students will take advantage of loops and variables to program their own autonomous robotic vehicles capable of aiding in various rescue missions including floods, car accidents and lost persons. At the end of this course you will be confident in calling yourself a programmer! See the mBot robot make your ideas come to life and become a lifelong coder!!

Cost: $150.00 (no HST)

To register visit:  http://logicsacademy.com/register

Please pick up students from the outside Grade School North East door labeled number 5.


Chess Institute of Canada


JK and SK, Rookies Rooks, Room 106

Grades 1 to 6, Kool Kings, Room 104

Open to children from JK to Grade 6, children are divided by age and by level, with JK-SK kids having their very own club. Each week, children receive instruction, which builds from lesson to lesson in a structured, engaging, and entertaining way, with game playing, tournaments, and other chess challenges to round out the picture. The learning is accompanied by appealing and dynamic Chess World curriculum workbooks and worksheets, which provide an added value to every child’s experience.

Fee: $91.00 per child

Please pick up students from the Grade School, outside North East door labeled number 5.

Register and pay online at https://www.chessinstitute.ca/register

Cooking with Lesley Matthews


Grades 1 to 4, Staff Room

Calling all kids!

Who doesn’t love making and eating fun and tasty treats?

In this program, aspiring chefs and bakers will get hands on experience in the kitchen. With an emphasis on creativity and fun, we will explore all of the wonders of the kitchen, the sense of accomplishment that comes from making something with your own hands, and the joy of sharing it with others. Yum!

Note: While no nuts will be used in any of our recipes, we cannot guarantee that all products are 100% allergen free.

For pick-up, please enter the school through the outside North East Grade School door labeled number 5 and pick up students from the staff room.

Fee: $140 per child

Register online at https://sites.google.com/site/cookingwithlesley/home

For more information, please contact Lesley Matthews at 416 398-5557 or cookingwithlesleymatthews@gmail.com

Please note: Registration for Cooking with Lesley Matthews begins at 7:00pm on December 4th, 2017.

Sewing and Felting


Grades 3 to 6, Room 207

Students will learn the basics of stitching and felting by creating fun and stress-free projects of their own design. Inspired by both contemporary and historical artists, students will bridge the divide between art and craft.  This class is appropriate for beginners and for those with experience wanting to further develop techniques and skills.
Fee: $120+HST= $135.60 

Register with a cheque and printable PDF form to the provider or register on-line with Paypal at www.childrensartstudio.ca

647-808-8590 or info@childrensartstudio.ca

Please pick up students from the Grade School, outside North East door labeled number 5.

Please Note

Humewood Community School does not take attendance or share attendance information with providers.  If your child is going to be absent from After 4, please contact the provider directly.  It is important for the providers to know so they can ensure student safety.

Please advise after school care providers if your child will be attending a club.   

If your child has medical and/or dietary needs, please share this information directly with the providers.

If you have any questions about After 4 please contact cheryl.batty@utoronto.ca.