What We Do

Raising Funds

As one of two parent representative bodies for our school, the Withrow Parent Council facilitates parents’ direct involvement in the key decisions affecting our kids’ education. Whether it’s our ongoing commitment to providing classroom enhancements such as greening initiatives, arts and science programs and technology purchases, or once-in-a-generation projects like the schoolyard revitalization.

We run several events every year in support of Withrow Avenue Junior Public School, including an Annual Giving Campaign, Silent Auction, and Fun Fair.

Small Actions x Lots of People = Big Change!

Where Funds Go

How do we allocate the funds we raise? To name a few, we work hard to bring amazing arts and science education programs to the school, keep the playground in great shape, and invest in technology specifically aimed at supporting student achievement.

2021-2022 School Year Fundraising Will Support: 

Student Development & Enrichment

  • Technology programs
  • Math-based resources
  • Science initiatives in the classroom
  • Art performances and workshops
  • School activism and inclusion

Student/Parent/Community Events

  • Community events
  • Staff appreciation lunch
  • Grade 6 graduation event

Outdoor Engagement/Enhancement

  • Outdoor play and learning
  • Garden education program and maintenance
  • Playground enrichment and sports equipment
  • Bain Avenue mural project

Past Fundraising Accomplishments

  • Purchased and installed a new climber for the outdoor playground (installed 2019)
  • Library revitalization
  • Steel pan drums for music
  • Revitalization of school yard – it went from a dust bowl to a beautiful green space!
  • Play structure on kindergarten and daycare playground
  • Design and beautification for the gym
  • Spider and eye gardens
  • Wall units and cubbies on second floor
  • Tables in the gym (so kids didn’t have to eat on the floor!)
  • Upgrades to furniture
  • SmartBoards and iPads
  • Scientists in the School program

We acknowledge the land we live and meet on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.