2016 Running Club – Two practices left before the Oct 5th Meet

Hi Running Club Parents,
We are only 2 practices away from our meet!  Here is the remaining season, at a glance:
Wed. Sept. 28th – no practice (rest day)
Thu. Sept. 29th – NO PRACTICE (Pape’s Terry Fox Run in the a.m.)
Fri. Sept. 30th – regular practice (meet details to be sent home to those who submitted permission forms)
Mon. Oct. 3rd – regular practice
Tue. Oct. 4th – no practice (rest day before meet)
Wed. Oct. 5th – Cross Country Meet at Ashbridges Bay
This week we are getting our runners mentally prepared for what to expect at the meet.  One of the big surprises for those new to Cross Country running is the SAND. 
Every run begins with a 100-150m run across the beach.   If you are able to visit the beach in the next week, it would be highly beneficial to let your runner practice running (continuously for 1-2 min.) in the sand.
If you would like an opportunity to run the course prior to the meet,  two options are available:
1.  Coaches Meg & Elizabeth G will be at Ashbridges this Sunday, October 2nd at 10:30am.  We will meet outside the PARALIA restaurant.  
THIS IS NOT A TDSB endorsed event.  If you plan to join, parents must remain on site and are encouraged to run the course with the children.
2. You can join the Williamson Road team, who meet Mondays at 4:30 PM at Pantry Park (behind Kew Beach P.S.).  For more info please contact:   jimmy.semes@tdsb.on.ca
Thank you,
Pape’s Running Club Coaches

Running Club – Optional Xcountry Meet

On September 24th, CTAC (Central Toronto Athletic Club) is hosting an optional early bird cross country meet at Centennial Park.

Race Schedule:
Grade 1 & 2 girls 10:15am  Grade 1 & 2 boys 10:25am-Running 1KM
Grade 3 & 4 girls 10:40am  Grade 3 & 4 boys 11:00am-Running 2KM
Grade 5 & 6 girls 11:20am  Grade 5 & 6 boys 11:40am-Running 2KM

Entry fee: $15.00/ athlete. (insurance included)


If students want to participate in this OPTIONAL meet, their parents can register directly through the CTAC website.


Welcome Back

Hello Pape Parents!

The Pape Ave Parent Council is excited to be back for another fun year of activities!  We are rolling up our sleeves and ready to work!  We are excited to share some of the dates we have booked already.

September 22; Meet the Teacher Night and Welcome Back BBQ.

The annual fun fair, the Hoot & Howl is Oct. 29 this year – mark your calendars!  Lots more details to come, but start thinking about your costumes now!  We want to thank Elizabeth Dawn Snell and Brenda Torrance for agreeing to co-chair Hoot and Howl this year.

Last year we decided to separate the silent auction from the Hoot, and what a night it was!  It was a huge success!  The date for that “adults only” event is Friday, Nov. 25, so book your babysitters! We want to thank Jennifer Carson and Alex Leech for co-chairing this event again this year.

Our first parent council meeting of the year will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 pm in the library. Parent council meetings are open to everyone, and we encourage you to attend! Chinese translation and babysitting are both provided.  Attending council meetings is a great way to find out what is happening at the school, meet other parents and be a part of the decision-making process. The council also strengthens the relationship between parents and the school, which is fundamental to the success of the school.

We would like to thank DJ Carson and Karen Hunter for their continued service as our treasurers. Lastly, a big thank you to Sorayah Kassim-Lakha for agreeing to be the secretary for all our parent council meetings.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming events!

Pape Ave Parent Council 2016-17

Co-Chairs – Bridget Belton; Susannah Davis;  Rocky Tesa
Treasurers – DJ Carson; Karen Hunter
Secretary – Sorayah Kassim-Lakha


A GREAT first day of Running Club

Pape Avenue’s Running Club got off to a fantastic start.  Thanks to all the parent coaches who are volunteering their time to get the kids in great shape for the (optional) cross country meet:

Grade 1 & 2s  – Meg, Eric, Ria, Elizabeth S & Tracy

Grade 3s – Brenda, Vanessa, Dixon & Roy

Grade 4s – Andy,  Craig & Rebecca

Grade 5s – Penny & Kevin

Grade 6s – Dan & Karen


The grass might be a little wet from the morning dew so could be a good idea to send an extra pair of socks and/or shoes.