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St Cyril’s 60th Anniversary Celebration – 60s Theme!


You are not going to want to miss the big celebration we have planned on Friday September 21 from 4-7pm at the school. All past BBQ favourites plus additional entertainment to celebrate this milestone.

We’ve secured the following items so far for the Silent Auction:

We need your help to make the event a success:

  1. Spread the word to all past students as we are also inviting alumni!
  2. Contact us at if you have any of the following:
    1. donation to the silent auction or prizes for games
    2. pictures of the school (the older the better) for our photo display of the school through the decades.
  3. Start planning your 60s costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed!

Silent Auction

  • NEW items or services/gift cards/etc. that you and/or your business can donate for the Silent Auction (We will post the company/person’s name at the Fair so a bit of free advertising!)

Introducing the 2017/18 CSPC!

On September 19th,  St. Cyril Parent Council elected their new executive team and members. The 2017/2018 council saw some new members join and some returning members taking on new roles.

Jana Seymour, Chair
Darlene Saks, Co-Chair
Philip Doyle, Secretary
Shirley Kmecz, Treasurer
Christine Motran, Co-Treasurer

Other members:
Michelle Bell
Katiana Canada-Jovel
Kathryn Jaitley
Raphael Leong
Linda Poirier
Ragaven Sabaratnam

Be sure to stop by at the CSPC table at this year’s St. Cyril BBQ (Sept. 29th) to say hello, and find out how CSPC works together with the school to enrich our children’s educational experience.

St. Cyril Welcome to School Fair



  • Gently used books and magazines – DROP OFF IS ON MAIN FLOOR
  • New or gently used plush toys (washable and without batteries please!) DROP OFF IS ON MAIN FLOOR
  • New small toys, games, small puzzles, craft/colouring kits or bubbles – DROP OFF IN A BAG ON MAIN FLOOR
  • Contribute a jar (any size) filled with goodies such as stickers, candy, Hot Wheels, Polly Pockets, school supplies, marbles…the ideas are endless – PLEASE DROP OFF THE JARS IN THE BLACK BINS BY THE OFFICE
  • Community contacts for small game prizes, please email Patricia Cornejo at

Silent Auction

  • NEW items or services/gift cards/etc. that you and/or your business can donate for the Silent Auction (We will post the company/person’s name at the Fair so a bit of free advertising!)

Fair information can be found here.

Upcoming St. Cyril CSPC Events…

Tuesday September 19, 2017   –  CSPC AGM &  ELECTION

As an elected member of the parent council, you can help discover new and exciting ways to contribute to the education of the students in our school. CSPC council members actively participate in meetings and activities throughout the school year, committing to meet once a month. Meetings are structured to inform and encourage an open dialogue and enable a better understanding of school concerns and activities that will impact our children. Please take some time over the summer to consider your involvement with St. Cyril’s CSPC. Nomination forms will be available and accepted in early September.

Friday September 29, 2017 –  ST. CYRIL’S BBQ 
This annual event gets better year over year and is an event where everyone has fun! This year’s BBQ is sure not to disappoint with more games, food and activities for all.
If you have any items to donate for the Silent Auction.  Please contact Patricia Cornejo at

St. Cyril has trees!

Over the last few week, many of you may have noticed a transformation to the school yard with the introduction of 5 new trees in raised planter boxes, as well as vines along the fence adjacent to Beecroft Rd.

These plantings are a result of the work of the St. Cyril Green Team. A small group of parent volunteers on this team who approached the city to donate and plant the vines. They were also the successful recipients of a grant from Live Green Toronto, which has allowed for the cost of the tree plantings. The trees and vines bring much needed shade and other environmental benefits for the school community. Work is also underway for the planting of a living willow wall along the fence line adjacent to the parking lot, which will enhance the privacy and air quality of the area.

Come spring 2017, we will need to rely on parent/student volunteers who can spend some time on evenings and weekends during the summer months to help water the vines and trees. This will help to ensure that they continue to grow during the crucial first 2 years after planting. For more information on the Green Team’s journey, please visit our page . To become a watering volunteer, even if it is just a few days, please contact us at:

In addition, St. Cyril has been provided with decorative holiday urns in the front entrance of the school thanks to the creative work of parent volunteer Cindy  Landry; as well as a new Christmas tree in the main foyer. Both of these were made possible through funds supplied by CSPC and add a beautiful element this holiday season!christmas-urn