Yearbook Cover Art Contest!

Calling all Owen Artists!

Would you like to have your art on the cover of the Owen Yearbook?

The yearbook committee is having a cover contest so if you are interested, get out your best ideas and get creating this weekend!

Entries will be due on May 19th to the office, care of Ms. McRae.

They must be in full colour, include our school name “Ecole Owen PS” and year 2016-2017, be on regular sized 8-1/2 x 11” paper and have the artists’ name and class on the back.

Good luck to all!

Winter Concert

JK/SK English students will be performing on Tuesday, December 20th at 6 p.m. in the library
SK French Immersion students will be performing on Wednesday, December 21st at 6 p.m. in the library

Grades 1-3 Concert-Tuesday, December 20th @ 7 p.m.-Gym
Grades 4-6 Concert-Wednesday, December 21st @ 7 p.m.-Gym

Replacement of Junior Playstructure - Online Vote

The TDSB has offered to replace our Junior Playstructure that was taken down this fall. We would like parents to tell us which of the options below they prefer. Your input is greatly appreciated. Please vote by clicking the link below.
Option 1 - Replace play structure in conjunction with the preparation of a TDSB-funded Master Plan. Target Completion: Fall 2018
Option 2 - Replace the play structure. Target Completion: Fall 2017/Spring 2018. Complete a Master Plan at our own expense. 

Option 1

  • This option has a longer timeline due to a longer and more comprehensive planning process that encompasses planning for the full school yard.
  • Cost of Master Plan covered by TDSB (cost = $6,000 + HST).

Option 2

  • This option targets a faster completion date, as planning is limited to only the Junior Playstructure area.
  • This target date is susceptible to delay as we are entering the planning very late. We risk installation delays if TDSB approved contractors are fully booked by the time our planning and equipment sourcing is complete. Delay could be until Spring 2018.
  • Cost of Master Plan not covered by TDSB (cost = $6,000 + HST).


A Master Plan is a long-term architectural plan that takes into account the full school yard, the life of current structures and ideas for the use of school yard space.

  • The implementation of items proposed by a Master Plan (aside from the current replacement of the playstructure) are at our discretion,
  • Plan items implemented would be done over a period of years,
  • Purchase and installation of proposed plan items are not funded by the TDSB.

Please vote here

Nine Days of Giving

Beginning Monday, December 5, our student council is organizing and promoting our Nine Days of giving.  Each class has received a family to help support during the holiday season, with suggestions given for donations. Please see the letter that was sent home yesterday.


French Immersion and Extended French, Application Timelines

 The Toronto District School Board guarantees an offer of placement in the Early French Immersion or Junior Extended French program (not a specific school) to all on-time applicants.  For that reason, it is important that the community be made aware of the application timelines for these programs.

For your information, timelines for the application process to French Immersion and Extended French programs for September 2017 are as follows:


  • Early French Immersion (EFI):  families must apply on-line (for a JK aged child) between 1st November 2016 and 1st December 2016;


  • Junior Extended French or Middle Immersion:  families must apply on-line (for a child currently in Grade 3) between January 9th and February 2nd 2017.


For further information please see the TDSB site ( or click here for the electronic version of the package.

If you require additional information, please contact Kirsten Johnston, Coordinator French as a Second Language & Classical and International Languages at or John Tancredi, Central Coordinating Principal Teaching and Learning at