September 28, 2019: 9 am to 1 pm
Mark your calendar: Saturday, September 28 is Celebration Saturday, an event that raises funds to support Havergal’s Community Partners and brings together students, parents, Old Girls, faculty and staff for activities and games. For parents new to Havergal, this is a wonderful day to interact with members of the entire community. Feel free to bring your extended family and friends—everyone is welcome. The fun will begin at 9 am in the South Quad. Enjoy cookiegrams, a bake sale, inflatable activities, midway games, a haunted house, food carts, silent auction and our vendors’ and farmers’ market. We remind you to bring cash to the event so you can enjoy and partake in these fun activities!
All proceeds from this day of celebration help to support Havergal’s Community Partners. Your past participation and generous donations to this event have contributed to the ongoing success of these special relationships between the school and the broader Toronto community. Last year you helped us raise enough funds to provide support to eight Community Partnerships. For example, Grenoble Public School was able to purchase two computers to provide students with consistent access to the Read and Write Gold program, which helps students learning English to read and write, thanks to the funding they received from Havergal. Art City–another valued partner–was able to pay for engaging, weekly after-school programming for students in the St. Jamestown community, also due to our support.
Through our auctions and events of the day, our goal is to raise enough funds to continue providing support to these important Community Partners and to add new partnerships to our program. We hope we can count on your support again this year!
If you are able to offer a donation, please complete the donor form and drop off items at the Upper School security desk any time between now and Friday, September 20.
The online auction will go live on Wednesday, September 25 at 5 pm and will close on Celebration Saturday at 11:30 am. The link to the site with instructions will be posted soon.
There are many volunteer opportunities for parents at Celebration Saturday. Parents who wish to volunteer can sign up for shifts here.
Over 30 vendors will be selling everything from jewellery to accessories to food. Swing by to shop to your heart’s content and see what these vendors have donated to the online auction. Stay tuned for information on the vendors in the next few weeks.
Last year we re-introduced the Farmers’ Market and it was such a resounding success that we’re expanding it for 2019! A cornucopia of fresh vegetables and fruit grown here in Ontario will be available. More information to follow.
A delicious array of baked goods with be prepared for your enjoyment by our Middle School students. Come to the Hawkins Dining Room to buy some sweet treats!
Vintage Clothing Sale
Do you have clothes in your closet that you no longer wear, such as sweaters, shirts, ties, dresses? This year we will be having a vintage clothing sale for women and men’s clothing. Bring in your old clothes and perhaps buy some new ones! All clothing items that are not sold at Celebration Saturday will be donated to New Circles Community Services, a long-standing Community Partner.
Book, CD and DVD Drive
We welcome you to bring your new or gently used books, CDs and DVDs to the Upper School Rotunda or the Junior School Learning Hub in September.
Students will bake some of the ever-popular cookiegrams for Celebration Saturday.
Tips for Parents
Upper School (Grades 7 to 12)
- Celebration Saturday is an important day for the school community and all Upper School students are expected to attend. Morning attendance will be taken at 8:40 am on Ratcliffe Field in House locations and then again at 1 pm, after which students will be dismissed. Students who have unavoidable conflicts may be excused for part or all of this day.
- If your daughter has an unavoidable conflict and is unable to attend, please contact the Day School Office at email@example.com.
- Upper School students will be running a variety of activities organized by the Houses.
Junior School (JK to Grade 6)
- Students from the Junior School assemble at 8:30 am in the Junior School Gym. They will make their way as a group to South Quad by 9 am.
- Junior School students may dress in their House colours. Parents are encouraged to dress casually and comfortably.
- Primary girls (JK to Grade 3) must be accompanied by their parents.
Credit cards are accepted for payment of items at the silent and live auctions; tickets for the Midway, food and most other stalls will be available throughout the grounds for $1.00 each or as bulk purchases by cash; others areas only accept cash.
We look forward to seeing you at Celebration Saturday on September 28!
If you have any questions, please direct them to Tony Nardi at firstname.lastname@example.org.