Fall Fair Volunteers Needed

Welcome back!  As we roll around to September, it’s not only back to school at Humewood, but it’s also time to start thinking about the Fall Fair, which is coming up fast. 

The Fall Fair is a key fundraiser for the Humewood Council and last year raised over $10 000. These funds help to pay for school band, spirit t-shirts, OPAL activities, field trips, sports, and arts initiatives — just to name a few.  

As always, the Fall Fair needs volunteers. Anyone and everyone from grade 5 to 8, high school, and adults in the community can sign up.  This year, with 181 volunteer hours to be filled, there is something for everyone: bouncy castles, book sale, face painting, and so much more.

If you are able to volunteer on the day of, or just the evening before, please sign up 1, 2, or even 3 hours. 

NEW!!!  Bring-A-Friend

A free freezie or coffee to all volunteers who refer a friend to also come to volunteer at the Fall Fair. Pass the word along, sign up together and come help get the year started off being a part of a great community event.

Sign up today:

Adult and Teens:


Sign Up!

Humewood Students (Grades 5 to 8)


Sign Up!

We Cannot Sit Silent


Parents, school staff, and community members, join us June 6th for a peaceful walk-in.

Schools across the province will be having walk-in’s on this day.

Our presence and voices as parents and community members are critical and powerful.

  • Let’s come together to demonstrate our support for education.
  • Let’s stand united in our fight against education budget cuts.
  • Let’s ensure we can ALL do more good at Humewood.

When:  June 6th, 8:15am

Where: Humewood Community School, on the sidewalk outside school on Humewood + Cherrywood

Please take lots of photos, post them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — tag your posts with #walkinforeducation

Supported by Humewood Parent Council

For more information:



we had this great idea …

A Humewood T-Shirt for EVERY Kid!SpiritWear2019_widget

Let’s celebrate the warmer weather and show our Humewood pride! At events … in the community … at school … on the field.

Support this initiative by paying what you can, if you can.Your contributions will help to offset the cost of shirts. Visit the Humewood Online Store to make a contribution today.

The suggested price is $5 per shirt but if you have more than one kid at Humewood, or are able to contribute more to support this initiative, please increase the “Quantity” of shirts in your order.

Shirts will be distributed to ALL kids regardless of who how many contributions we receive. The shirts are being ordered in a range of sizes and will be distributed at school.

Jays Tickets are On Sale Now!

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Humewood is going to the Jays Game!

Ticket Sales are now open

We had a crowd of 550 at this amazing event last year….come out and join your fellow Humewood families for another great night at the ballpark!!

Once again, the Humewood Grade 4-8 and 3-8 choirs can participate in singing the anthem!

Wednesday May 8th, 7:07pm vs.Minnesota Twins

$20 per ticket (500 level)

Tickets can be ordered in the Humewood Online Store or pick up an order form in the office.

Tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis, while supplies last.

Tickets will be delivered via your students’ classroom the week of the game.

For more information:  Email  humewoodjaysgame@gmail.com

March 4, 2019 Council Meeting Agenda




  1. Introduction: What a WINTER!
  2. Review and Approval of Agenda
  3. Declarations of Conflict of Interest
  4. Review and Approval of January Meeting Minutes
    Humewood Council January 14, 2019 Draft Minutes
  5. Financial Report
  6. Principal’s Report
  7. Chair Report: Plan for SPRING!
    • OPAL pop-up: pre March Break
    • Bingo
    • Movie Nights
    • May is Mental Health Awareness Month
      • Pilates
      • Food Sharks: Food + Mood
      • Draw me a Monster
      • Blue Jays

Humewood Council Meeting Facebook Event

Please RSVP so we can encourage others to participate

Spring After Four

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Registration for all programs is online. Limited spaces are available. Please register between Monday March 4th, 2019 and Tuesday March 19th, 2019.

Tuesday classes begin on Tuesday March 26th, 2019 and end on Tuesday May 21st 2019.  Thursday classes begin on Thursday March 29th 2019 and end on Thursday May 23rd 2019. 


  • Children must be at least four years of age to participate. 
  • JK/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

Grades JK and SK, Room 106

Our KINDER Art classes skillfully combine literature with art as we aim to help your child with success in school by fostering positive self awareness and assurance. Our open ended lesson plans explore the creative process by experimenting with drawing, painting, sculpture and print-making.

Please pick up students at the outside Kindergarten North-West Door labeled number 2.

Fee:  $178.54




Action Potential Labs DaVinci Club

Grades 1 to 4, Room 204

Science and art connect in ways you didn’t dream possible.

From microbiology and DNA extractions to colour theory and Cézanne’s Still Life paintings, 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.

This program is student-inquiry based, so each class curricular is co-created by it’s own students.

Past projects include (but DEFINITELY aren’t limited to!):

  • Learning about mummification and preservation by creating your own sarcophagus and mummy out of a hot dog
  • Extracting DNA out of a strawberry and making it into a necklace
  • Discovering how a petri dish can transform into an artist’s canvas

We are so excited to present an  ALL NEW SEMESTER of ALL NEW EXPERIMENTS and projects! Whether your child is a returning student or brand new to Action Potential Lab’s program, they are in for an unforgettable science and art infused experience.

Have your kid researcher enjoy science and art like never before!

Fee: $243 plus HST

Register Online: https://www.actionpotentiallab.ca/humewood


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: $140 + HST

To register visit www.inthemixprogram.com


Chess Institute of Canada

Grades JK and SK, Rookies Rooks, Room 106

Grades 1 to 6, Kool Kings, Room 104 and 109

Chess Institute of Canada (CIC) is bringing its popular and rewarding after school chess club back to Humewood this Spring.

All levels of chess players are welcome. Beginners will be gifted with the universal language of chess knowledge, while advanced players will be challenged and raised to new levels. While learning or expanding their chess knowledge, students also gain important values and life skills such as goal setting, creative analysis, resilience, respect for others, and responsibility for decisions.

These skills are gained through our approach to chess as a *mental martial art*, where choosing a move means: taking wise, calculated risks, dealing with unexpected and disappointing outcomes, reflecting critically on changing situations, looking deeper to find more viable options than may at first appear, valuing diverse abilities and skill sets, and realizing there are choices in every situation.

As this strong, respectful and resilient mindset is nourished, players will have a lot of fun with our experienced and engaging instructors, who will appeal to and elevate their natural abilities. Chess is an amazing activity for children of all ages, where focus and skills are gained with surprising speed.

Fee: $117.00 per child.

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

Register and pay online


Cooking with Lesley Matthews 

Registration for Cooking With Lesley will Open on Monday March 4th 2019 at 7 p.m.

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: $180 per child.

Register online beginning at 7:00 p.m. on March 4th 2019.



Little Fingers Guitar

Grades 3 to 8, Room 207

Little Fingers Guitar is a program designed to introduce students in grades 3-8 to making music on the guitar.  The course will cover parts of the guitar, note layout, how to produce clear notes and chords, notation styles, songs for group play, classic guitar riffs, and much more.  Register at www.LittleFingersMusic.com <http://www.littlefingersmusic.com/

No need to have your own guitar, we will use the school’s guitars. 

Fee: TBD

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


  • Humewood CS 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 and not the Humewood Community School office or teachers.  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