Buy, Build, Give a Husky!

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This Holiday season Humewood Community School Council in support of the Toronto Furniture Bank is offering a great opportunity to do good at Humewood.

Until December 12th, 2018 you will have an opportunity to purchase your own Humewood Husky stuffy toy — but even better, your kids get to build them with their friends on December 17th in the School Library.

But wait, there’s more! When you buy our Build-and-Give bundle, your kids will assemble one Husky to keep, and one to donate to the Toronto Furniture Bank.

Pricing is as follows:

Build-a-Husky $20 — build a single Humewood Husky to keep (or give as a gift)

Build-and-Give $30 — build two Humewood Huskies, one for you, and one to donate to the Furniture Bank

Additional Huskies to keep are $20 each, and if you want to buy more Build-and-Give bundles, they are $30 per bundle.

This opportunity is a fundraiser for the school in addition to providing holiday toys for families in need — funds raised go to support the many council funded programs at Humewood, including arts enrichment and technology.

More about the Toronto Furniture Bank:


2019 Winter After Four

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  • Tuesday classes begin on January 15th 2019 and end on March 5th 2019.
  • Thursday classes begin on January 24th 2019 and end on March 21st 2019.
  • There are no classes on Thursday January 17th 2019 nor on Thursday February 14th 2019.
  • Children must be at least four years of age.
  • Registration for all programmes is online.
  • Limited spaces are available.
  • Please register between Monday, December 3rd, 2018 and Sunday, January 6th, 2019.
  • JK/SK Programme Time: 3:05pm to 4:05pm
  • Gr. 1 -6 Programme 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

Gr. JK/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: $158.20


Action Potential Labs DaVinci Club

Gr. 1-4, Room 204

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: $216 plus HST

Register Online:



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: $130 + HST

To register visit



Grades 3-8

*Don’t just play video games – learn how to create them! *

Learn how to program (code) dynamic video games using graphics, animation, sound and your own imagination and creativity!

CURRICULUM: This is a Beginner’s/Intermediate coding workshop for students who are new to coding or who want to upgrade their Scratch skills. Each game includes Basic and Advanced levels so children can progress at their own pace. Non-violent games. Coding is great for improving math, logic and problem-solving skills.

Fee $168

To register visit:

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


There will not be classes on Thursday January 17th 2019 nor on Thursday February 14th, 2019.



Gr. JK/SK, Rookies Rooks, Room 106

Gr. 1-6, 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 Winter.*
*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: $91.00 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 December 3rd 2019 at 7 p.m.

Gr. 1-4, 
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 beginning at 7:00 p.m. on December 3rd 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

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

Fee: $140


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

2018 Danceathon!


Help us raise money to support the many council funded programs at Humewood, including arts enrichment and technology. 

Sponsor our students as they dance their hearts out to raise money to support initiatives that enrich their school. 

Donations can be made through the Humewood Online Store or with cash at the main office. 

Thank you for your support!

Raising Sexually Healthy Kids

Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Humewood Community School Library
Childcare Available

Humewood Community School and Toronto Public Health are working in partnership to host an open discussion on raising sexually healthy children.

Our guest speaker will be Adinne Schwartz, a Sexual Health Promoter with Toronto Public Health.

This event is for parents and caregivers of Humewood Community School school-age children and pre-teens.

Please tell us if you are planning to attend, by visiting our Facebook Event Page.

Also, check out these Additional Resources from Toronto Public Health.

Share your questions and concerns in advance. Make it a more informed, open, and helpful discussion: Complete our Survey.



November 8, 2018 Council Meeting Agenda



  1. Introduction: Doing good at Humewood: Lori + Jordana
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Declarations of Conflict of Interest
  4. Approval of October Meeting Minutes
    draft Minutes from October 2, 2018 Council Meeting
  5. Co-Treasurer Position
  6. Holistic View of Humewood Budget Priorities: Lori + Jordana
    1. Understanding Humewood TDSB Budget: Julie
    2. Proposed SAC Budget: Tanya
      SAC version Proposed Budget 2018_2019
  7. Aligning Priorities Community Building + Fundraising Ideas: Team Session
  8. Review Upcoming Events

Meet the 2018/2019 Humewood Council Team


2018 / 2019 Council Team (please note we are missing a few friendly faces in the picture). From left to right: Jim, Tanya, Lori, Rae Ann, Joanna, Jordana, Christine, and Bari.

The Humewood 2018/2019 Council team are excited to work together doing good at Humewood!

  • Co-Chairs: Lori Litman and Jordana Joseph
  • Co-Treasurers: Tanya Bodnar and Joanna Tam
  • Co-Secretaries: Bari Crackower and Rae Ann Fera


Join us at the next Council Meeting on November 8th

  • Meet the Humewood Council
  • Hear about school priorities and review the proposed Council Budget
  • Learn about Council committees and events, and how you can provide support and get involved
  • Stay connected as a proud parent

RSVP on Facebook for the November 8th Council Meeting

Join our Mailing List to stay informed

Pizza Lunch


Friday Pizza lunches are an incredibly important fundraising campaign for our school and we would love to have your support!

Funds raised benefit our kids in so many ways, including much needed technological equipment, arts programs and science enrichment! It’s also nice for parents to have a break from making lunches every so often and the kids absolutely love pizza lunch!

Pizza lunch ordering is online ONLY. Enrol by Sunday September 23 to be included in the first pizza lunch on Friday September 28.


Visit the Humewood Online Store to order pizza lunches.

Note: Sometimes changes to dates have to occur. Please visit the School Calendar periodically to confirm. Any changes will also be noted in the school newsletter and during announcements.


Choose between cheese only, cheese and pepperoni, gluten-free pizza (cheese only), vegan pizza (cheese only).

Choose the number of slices:

  • $4.50 for 1 slice
  • $5.50 for 2 slices
  • $6.50 for 3 slices

All orders come with fruit and a snack (gluten-free).


Put the following pizza lunch dates in your calendar or keep this list handy!

  • September 28;
  • October 12 and 26;
  • November 2 and 23;
  • December 14;
  • January 11 and 25;
  • February 8 and 22;
  • March 8 and 22;
  • April 5;
  • May 3, 17, and 31; and
  • June 14.


Parent volunteers are crucial to a smooth Pizza Lunch and the kids love to see you in the school!

Volunteer for pizza lunches here:

Under no circumstances will a child be excluded from pizza lunch for financial reasons.

Please contact Principal Julie Whitfield at or Vice Principal Avi Mani at if you are concerned about the expense of pizza lunch.

For general questions regarding Pizza Lunch please email Kailey Stewart at Please also contact Kailey if you would like to arrange an alternative payment plan (cheque, cash, or to pay in instalments).