Pink Day 2018
It was a wonderful Pink Day at Montcrest. It was great to see so many parents join us for our walk through Riverdale and for the presentations in the gym.
We were very excited to have multiple news outlets join us for our Pink Day activities. Montcrest was featured several times during City TV's Breakfast Television, the link is shared below. A camera from CTV News Toronto was also filming during the morning, and this was featured on the 6 o'clock news.
Building Together in the News!
On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 our Building Together project was featured in a construction industry newspaper. The article details the unique construction plan that was developed to ensure minimal disruption for our students while still completing a large, transformative project.
Pink Shirt Day 2017
Montcrest celebrated its second annual Pink Shirt Day on February 22nd, 2017 with pink decorations inside and outside the school, a community puzzle, and an engaging assembly featuring ME to WE speaker Ashley Rose Murphy. The celebrations were covered in CP24's morning show that day as well as in their news rotation all day. It was also featured on CTV News Toronto at Noon and at 6!
Grade 2 Birdhouse Project
In the fall of 2016 Montcrest School received a Go Wild Community Grant from the World Wildlife Fund for a birdhouse project with our Grade 2 students. Our Grade 2 classes worked with Mr. Blakey to build birdhouses tailored specifically to various local species which they then placed in Riverdale Park. Students had investigated issues with bird populations locally and globally, and were very excited to build upon their learning by enriching the habitat for birds in Toronto. The generous WWF-Canada grant enabled the school to purchase materials for the birdhouses, bedding, predator prevention measures, and physical supports.
The project was featured on CBC Toronto's evening news on October 28th, 2016.