Open House 2014

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The Grove Community School is a Toronto District School Board public alternative school and is open to anyone residing in Toronto. We start taking JK/SK applications for the 2014/2015 school year after our Open House on Wednesday January 29th, 2014, 6:30pm.

You can apply to the Grove in the year your child will begin Kindergarten (i.e. the year your child reaches the age of four). The deadline for applications is Friday, February 14th. Admission to our full day Kindergarten program is in high demand and should we receive more applications than we have places for, admission will be based on a fair lottery system. All applicants will be notified before the end of March if they have received a spot or have been placed on the wait list.

For all other grades you can apply anytime and you will get added to the current wait list for your child’s grade.

The Grove is unfortunately not able to accommodate visit requests at this time.  So please come to our Open House, January 29th, 2014, 6:30pm where there will be lots of opportunity to ask questions while you visit the school. Teachers, students, and parent representatives will all be there to introduce you to our wonderful community.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR OPEN HOUSE!!

 

The Grove Goes Electric – Annual Auction Fundraiser Online May 24 to 26

Dylan did and we can, too.

The Grove Community School’s Annual Auction Fundraiser has gone digital. More than 100 amazing auction items are will be live and online on Friday, May 24 and available until Sunday.

Invite your friends, family and neighbours to help our unique school fulfil its educational mandate by bidding on any one of 100+ incredible items, such as:

 

Also, there are many wonderful handmade crafts, gift baskets, and gift certificates to speciality services (i.e., cobbler, hair styling and massage) and dining in the neighbourhood.

Times the money! Bid now, share this email, and support the Grove Community School.

 

Butterfly Release (May 17, 2013)

The Grove Community School’s Kindergarten class released the beautiful butterflies they have been caring for, into the wild last Friday. Lynette Boulet — Grove parent to Maddy in grade three and Jiri in Junior Kindergarten — captured the marvel and excitement shared by the kinders.

 

The 2013 Bike Rodeo!

Wow, what a day!

A big note of thanks to everyone who contributed to AMG/the Grove’s Bike Rodeo. With the addition of the kindergarten kids ( who demanded inclusion!) we made a memorable day for 475 kids.

Cycling can be a game changer. It connects kids to our wonderful city, exposes them to wider horizons, builds self- reliance & self- esteem and gets kids away from their computer screens to experience the world directly. Exercise and staying healthy becomes a natural part of the cyclist lifestyle. As our dependence on fossil fuels for transport create more & more problems for our planet, embracing low impact technologies like cycling becomes more and more part of the solution. It was especially gratifying that we also managed to recycle 22 bicycles within our school.

Our Bike Rodeo Day was an example of how much our school community can accomplish if we all pull together as one team. We are so grateful to our generous sponsors: Central Commerce Collegiate, Chocosol,

Curbside Cycle, The Toronto Police 14 Division, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Bateman’s Bicycle Company, Norco, Queen and Gladstone FreshCo and Councillor Ana Baillao.

Thank you everyone for helping out!

— The Bike Rodeo Organizing Committee

 

The Grove Grooves on Earth Day with the Monkey Bunch

They came. They laughed. They grooved.

On Sunday, April 21, the Monkey Bunch electrified the Great Hall sildenafil at the Grove’s second annual Earth Day Groove in an afternoon family concert and dance party.

photo (16)The Monkey Bunch – dubbed the Rolling Stones of the pre-school set — is a Juno-nominated music group for people who love music and want their kids to love it too. Like the Grove Community School, the band imparts a strong social message in its concerts, and tries to empower small people to make positive changes in their world.photo (17)

Grove parent Michelle Polak revved up the crowd with her hilarious introduction to the Monkey Bunch. By the time the band got to the stage, the crowd was already going bananas!

Between jokes about “Poopy Diapers” (certain audience members creating them as she spoke) and sleep deprivation, this high-energy concert had kids dancing, rushing the stage, and yelling for their favourite tunes. Shoshana, Maury and the bunch raised the roof, leading into a lively DJ dance party for the whole family.

All the proceeds from this Bullfrog-powered event went to support the curriculum at The Grove Community School, and its unique approach to education through the lens of arts justice, environmentalism, and community activism. Thanks so much to Nav Sangha for generously donating the concert venue, the Great Hall, for our Earth Day Groove.

The Grove Community School fundraising committee (Wanda Ely, Nancy Tong, Lisa Choi, and Khadijah Carland) is grateful to the Monkey Bunch, Michelle Polak, West End Food Coop, Front Door Organics, the school’s environment committee and all the people who came out on April 21 for helping to make this day such a success!

The Grove Art Show

Show runs: Saturday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 3rd
Opening on: Sunday, June 3rd, 11am — 3pm

The Gladstone Hotel Art Bar
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/280009082092622/

Everyone welcome!

Each child is welcome to take their original piece home with them after the show is over on Sunday.  We’ll bring the remaining pieces back to the school where they will be available for pick up in the Grove office.  We are suggesting $40 or pay what you can for the original works.  A  box will be set up at the show and the Grove office for cash to be deposited anonymously.

8″ x 10″ prints, taken by a professional photographer, of each child’s original work will also be on sale at the show for $20 each. There is more than one print of each piece so feel free to choose a few!

The Gladstone’s Melody Bar, next to the Art Bar, hosts a wonderful family friendly brunch with live music during the hours of our opening!

Come out and support our children’s creative learning through the Art Program at The Grove.  Last year’s show provided us with funds to buy the cameras used for this year’s artwork.  Let’s keep building this important and unique piece of our children’s education.

See you all there!
Art Show Team

The Grove 4th Annual Spring Fever Silent Auction


$10 Door

Sunday May 27, 4 to 7 pm
The Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St W

Live music by Julian Taylor
DJ’ing by Duane Crichton
Hosted by Bruno Louza
Silent auction, raffles & Hors d’oeuvres

Come out and enjoy a fabulous afternoon in support of The Grove Community School.

Tickets are available at the door at $10 per person and include delicious hors d’oeuvres by The Drake. Proceeds are all in support of The Grove Community School and its programs. A portion of The Grove fundraising goes toward their commitment to subsidy programming.

Please visit our facebook page frequently for updates on all our AMAZING donations: http://www.facebook.com/events/212615028855564/

Earth Day Festival 2012

Schedule (map below)

09:00-09:30 gathering & forming groups in auditorium

09:30-09:50 opening

09:50-10:15 walk to park

10:15-10:45 snack & playground

10:45-11:05 cleanup

11:10-11:30 station 1

11:30-12:15 lunch

12:20-12:40 station 2

12:45-13:05 station 3

13:10-13:30 station 4

13:35-13:55 station 5

14:00-14:30 closing

14:30-15:00 walk home

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