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The Weekly is our school newsletter with current information on what is going at Willowdale Christian School.

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News & Events

Many exciting events happen at WCS. Those events are listed on our school calendar and are announced and explained in our weekly newsletter called The Weekly. Many of those events will also be covered on our Facebook page and may even be featured in other media and publications. There are smaller events like wacky hair day and pajama day and bigger events like science fair and our annual family fun fair.

 

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There is so much to do this weekend! Don't miss the chance for some fun quality family time!

City of Toronto's attractions and activities on Family Day

The City of Toronto encourages residents to enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 17 by visiting select City recreation facilities, historic museums, conservatories and the Toronto Zoo.

Parks and recreation
Family Day programs will be available throughout the city. Residents can enjoy the day with free outdoor and indoor activities including skating, swimming, cooking, drumming, dancing, crafts, board games and family fitness classes.

Skating
There are 54 outdoor rinks or skating trails to choose from across the city, weather permitting. Many indoor arenas will also be open on Family Day. There is no charge for public skating at the City's indoor arenas and outdoor rinks. CSA-approved hockey helmets are mandatory for children under the age of six and are recommended for skaters of all ages. www.toronto.ca/skate

Nathan Phillips Square skating party
Everyone is invited to visit Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday and take part in a fun-filled outing sponsored by Tim Hortons, which will feature informal skating instruction and hot beverages. Skate rentals are available. Details: www.toronto.ca/familyday

Skiing and snowboarding
Earl Bales and Centennial Park ski and snowboard centres will be open on Family Day, weather permitting. Updates and schedules are available at www.toronto.ca/ski.

Tobogganing
When there is snow on the ground, why not get out and try tobogganing in your neighbourhood. A map of toboggan hill locations and safety tips is available at www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/skating-winter-sports/tobogganing/.

Ravines
Ravines provide many important ecological services and recreational opportunities. You can experience the beauty that runs through Toronto by taking a winter walk on one of the City’s many multi-use trails. A list of featured trails and natural areas is available at www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/recreation/walking-hiking/trails/.

Swimming
Leisure swimming will be available at many indoor pools on Family Day. City-run leisure swims are free of charge.

Recreation programs
Many recreation facilities will offer free programming for the whole family on Family Day. Children accompanied by an adult can enjoy swimming, indoor/outdoor skating, yoga, Zumba, gymnastics, sports, arts and crafts and more.

Riverdale Farm
The City's farm at 201 Winchester St., open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., features farm animals and offers various activities. Admission is free.

High Park Zoo
Toronto's oldest animal attraction has been entertaining people for 120 years. The attraction, which houses domestic and exotic animals such as bison, llamas and reindeer, as well as the famous capybaras, Bonnie and Clyde, is located on Deer Pen Road and is open daily from 7 a.m. to dusk. Admission is free.

Conservatories and greenhouses
Residents and visitors can warm up and take in the sights and scents at Toronto's conservatories. Both the Allan Gardens and Centennial Park conservatories will be ope
n from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Family Day. Admission is free and the conservatories are wheelchair-accessible.

Recreation centres
Some community recreation centres will be closed on Family Day. Residents can find the list of open centres online at www.toronto.ca/familyday or call their local centre ahead of time to check its schedule.

Family Day at Fort York
Families looking for a fun-filled, free outing on Family Day are invited to visit Fort York National Historic Site. It will offer hands-on activities, pop-up performances and exhibitions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Visitors will be welcomed by staff from various history museums, who will be stationed in the Blue Barracks Hall. In addition, skating will be available nearby from noon to 9 p.m. at the Bentway skate trail.

Family Day at Scarborough Museum
Visitors at Scarborough Museum, open from noon to 5 p.m. on February 17 with free admission, will be treated to a variety of activities and foods as part of the Toronto history museums' Welcome to Winter programming. Scarborough Museum is one of 10 Toronto history museums that explore where Toronto's many pasts, presents and futures meet.
Children must be accompanied by an adult for all activities. All the museum details and schedules for Family Day are available at www.toronto.ca/familyday or by calling 311.

Toronto Zoo
Throughout the Family Day long weekend, the Toronto Zoo will offer daily animal-keeper talks, carnivore feedings and exhibits (including Tundra Trek, featuring polar bears and arctic wolves). In the greenhouse, visitors will experience Orchid Oasis. The Toronto Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. including Monday, February 17. In addition, the Terra Lumina night walk is available to book from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Family Day. www.torontozoo.com
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Welcome to the 2019/20 school year!

After a summer of rest and relaxation, we are all looking forward to learning and worshiping God together once again. There are many exciting events planned for the coming months, but watch out for the Terry Fox relay and Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day which come up very quickly in the fall. We welcome 3 new teachers to our staff this year as well as many new families and students. It is exciting to see our school grow as we continue to strive to be a place where education and faith are seamlessly woven together. It is my hope and prayer that our students will grow academically, socially and spiritually this year!
Cathy Sallows, Principal