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

Snowball Silent Auction Sneak Peek

One of the highlights of our Annual Snowball is the Silent Auction — here’s a sneak peek at the list of items to whet your appetite …

Note: our list is not quite final and items are subject to change.

  1. True North Camps one free week soccer camp plus 25% for a friend
  2. Jack Of Sports One session of Learn To Bike
  3. Jack of Sports One free week Summer Day Sports Camp
  4. In The Mix one free after-four Spring
  5. Ontario School Of Ballet Free Term of Dance Classes
  6. 1 week of Children’s Art Studio Summer Day Camp
  7. 1 free week of summer day camp St Alban’s Boys and Girls Club
  8. Codezilla $100 off Summer Camp
  9. 2 free Weeks Overnight camp at Camp Eden Woods
  10. One week Summer Overnight Camp at Camp Katonim
  11. $200 Gift Certificate towards Summer Day Camp with Tournesol
  12. Chess Institute Canada Free Term After-Four and Free PD Day Tournament
  13. 4 AGO passes and a $50 Gift Certificate to Sea Witch
  14. Ontario Science Centre passes, Action Potential Gift Bag, $30 South Street Burger
  15. Kid’s Activity Pack 2 ROM passes, 2 BaseCamp Climbing Passes and 2 Toronto Zoo passes
  16. Tutor Bright 1 comprehensive assessment and 3 hours of tutoring
  17. Tutor Bright 1 comprehensive assessment and 3 hours of tutoring
  18. Gift Certificate for art classes at Luc Sculpture and 3 free Karate classes for 2 kids
  19. Canadian National Exhibition Super Family Pass
  20. 3 Month membership for Children’s Classes at Naka Ima Streak of Tigers and a uniform
  21. 10 Adult dance classes, $50 off Dance class, $50 off Dance camp at Groove School of Dance
  22. Cottage Cloth 2 pillows
  23. Reusable lunch bag from Eco-Existence, one quiche from Pain Perdu and balsamic vinegar
  24. Vital Physiotherapy One free one hour massage
  25. Yellow Gazebo Acupuncture Session
  26. Yellow Gazebo Chiropractic Session
  27. 2 Tarragon Theatre Tickets and $150 Gift Certificate to Nodo Restaurant
  28. Gift certificates from Hemingway’s Restaurant and a gift basket from Starbuck’s
  29. Free Summer Session of Women’s Boot Camp with Twenty toes Fitness
  30. Senegence makeup, a Manicure/Pedicure from Beauty Lounge Salon, and an electric Toothbrush from Arlington Dental
  31. Lice Kit, 2 hair cuts from Cute Cuts and $50 GC to the Cure Salon
  32. 2 Children’s Haircuts from Modern Edge, $25 Gift Certificate to Mabel’s Bakery
  33. Stubbe Chocolate Basket and a Basket from Kurtis Coffee
  34. GCs to Loblaws, No Frills, Sobeys, Evergreen Natural Foods, and Krave Coffee.
  35. Mini Espresso Machine from Faema
  36. Steam Whistle Brewery VIP Tour for 10
  37. 2-Month Gym Membership Hone Fitness
  38. Free Yoga Retreat at Camp Walden for one adult
  39. Farm Boy Gift Basket and $50 GC
  40. 2 Tickets to a Toronto Raptors Basketball Game and a $50 Gift Certificate to the Rushton Restaurant
  41. Floral arrangement from Juniper Floral Studio and Gift Certificate
  42. A facial from Nabi Spa, Specialty Coffee and Bonbons from Lion Coffee
  43. 5 Free Yoga classes at Modo Yoga and $50 Gift Certificate Dave’s Restaurant
  44. 1 Month membership F45 Training
  45. Unicorn cookie decorating class and a $20 gift certificate to Cocoalatte
  46. $150 Gift Certificate to Pukka Restaurant
  47. Family Mini Photography Session with Melissa Marques Photography
  48. Ready to cook meal for 6 from the Friendly Butcher
  49. $50 Gift Certificate to Tap Works Pub, $75 Gift Certificate to Playa Cabana Restaurant and $25 to ParPar Clothing
  50. $100 GC Canadian Tire, $100 GC to Sportcheck
  51. Signed Jonathan Toews Photograph from his Stanley Cup win.
  52. A Fit Bit, Wireless Headphones and a Sportchek t-shirt
  53. Bolster Pillow from Peaks and Rafters
  54. Avenue Road Art School Birthday Party for 10 children
  55. Gift Basket from Shopper’s Drug Mart
  56. Android tablet, and Gift Certificate for Assessment and Tutoring ICAN Tutoring
  57. $500 Gift Certificate for Bedford Brooks Design
  58. Summer session of baseball with TP Baseball

Snowball will be held on March 1, 2019 at 8:00pm. RSVP on Facebook. Buy Tickets in our Presale.

Humewood Teacher Experience Raffle


Excitement is in the air as the Humewood Teacher Experience Raffle is here!

What is a Teacher Experience? Many faculty members are offering students a glimpse into the teacher life or a fun small-group experience.

Principal.jpgRaffle tickets are being sold during the lunch break for $1, and will be available until February 28. Winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Friday, March 1 … the same day as the Snow Ball.

In fact, these teacher experiences are typically auctioned off at the Snow Ball fundraiser but this year we wanted to make sure the students enjoyed the fun and excitement! So remember, you won’t find these at the Snow Ball.


Teacher experiences available include:

  • Principal for a Day
  • Vice-Principal for a Day
  • Gym Teacher for a Day
  • Librarian for a Half Day
  • One-on-one Music Lesson with Mr. Polak (for grade 3+)
  • Grade 3 Teacher for a Half Day with Mme. Dyson
  • Kindergarten Teacher for a Day with Mme. Riggs
  • Kindergarten Teacher for a Day with Ms. Rodrigues
  • Pizza Lunch with Mme. Riehle
  • Make Mini Toys with Mme. Z
  • Movie and Popcorn with Ms. Robinson
  • Join a Cheerleading Team Practice with Mme. Rodriguez



2019 Snowball Date Announced


Humewood School’s 6th Annual Snowball will be held on Friday March 1st 2019.

This event is the premier Parent and Teacher Social Night of the year and also one of our biggest fundraising events to help support the efforts of Humewood Council.

Here are some ways you can help ensure the success of this event:

  • contribute monetary donations;
  • donate silent auction items such as event tickets, bottles of wine or spirits, new toys, gift certificates, gift baskets, travel vouchers etc.;
  • help organize the event by adding your name to our list of volunteers.

Please contact us at humewoodcouncil@gmail.com if you are able to help support Snowball 2019.

2019 Wine Survivor

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How it Works

To enter, you will need to either buy a ticket for $40 (covers your $20 entry fee and $20 bottle of wine) or $20 and a bottle of wine (recommended value $20). Each participant has now joined Humewood Wine Survivor and their names have been placed in the daily draw. The more entries you buy, the better your chances of surviving and winning the grand prize!

The $20 goes towards Humewood School Council and the wine to the winners!


The Champion receives approximately 50% of the wine, which they get to hand select; 30% for Second Place; and 20% for Third Place. There will also be a Deadpool draw for those eliminated and surprise prizes along the way.

How to Join

There are two ways you can join:
1. Lisa (Charlie & Lola’s Mom) will be setting up a table at the Winter Concerts and will also try sign people up in the morning.
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2. You can sign up and pay the $20 or $40 fee via the Humewood Online Store.

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Every day, several names will be drawn, and the names drawn will be “voted off the island” i.e. Eliminated. An email will be sent out to all participants each day letting everyone know the results and giving people the option of buying back in. The final elimination is set for the Snowball, where the winners will be announced.


Every day one name will be drawn from the bucket for “immunity”. That person will be exempt from the draw that day (i.e. have immunity for one day).

Buying Back In

IF you are “voted off the island” / eliminated and you want to get back in, never fear there is one buy back allowed per entry. Pay an additional $20 for your name to be placed back in the bucket – no additional wine required. If voted off you can pay your $20 buy back via the Humewood Online Store by 4:00 pm the next day.

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At the end of the competition All players who are in the Deadpool (voted off the island) will have a chance to win a gift card (to the LCBO of course) to drown your sorrows over being voted off the island.


Please email: humewood.winesurvivor@gmail.com

Important Dates

Entries Open: Monday, January 14th

Deadline for Entries:   4:00 pm Friday, January 25th (Friday after the Winter Concert)

Deadline Extended!:   5:00 pm Monday, January 28th

Daily Elimination Begins:  Monday, January 28th

Last Day to Buy Back in:    Wednesday, February 27th

Winners Announced at:  Snowball – Friday, March 1st