Hallowe’en Fun For All

Teachers and students are encouraged to wear costumes or dress in black and/or orange on Hallowe’en Day.

There will be special events during the day:

  1. Face Painting    When and Where: at 8:10 a.m. in Room A73
  2. Cupcake Sale     When and Where: Lunchtime in the Hallway
  3. Costume Contest     When and Where: Lunchtime in the Cafeteria
SPECIAL SCHEDULE For Friday, September 13th

8:45 – 8:50       Home Room

8:50 – 9:30       Period A

9:35 – 10:15    Period B

10:20 -11:15  Welcome Back Assembly (in Auditorium)

11:15 -12:35  BBQ Lunch (in the Back Field)

12:35 -1:45     Period C

1:50 -3:00        Period D

   *                   *                      *                    *                       *                           *                    *
Danforth/GrImage result for burgers and hot dogs bbqeenwood Year End BBQ

There will be a BBQ for students and staff on Friday, June 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  The schedule for the day will be as follows:

Home Form:    8:45 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Period A:           8:50 p.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Period B:          9:55 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Lunch:            11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Period C:      12:50 p.m. –   1:50 p.m.

Period D:         1:55 p.m. –   3:00 p.m.

Mental Health Week  May 6th -10th
There will be special announcements, Home Form Activities, Lunchtime Activities and After School Activities daily during this week.  Please click on the link below for details:

Greenwood 2019 Mental Health Week Outline 2019.docx

Let’s all participate in Mental Health Week at Greenwood!

*            *             *            *             *             *            *            *           *

International Day of Pink 2019 – Wednesday, April 10th

This is our pledge to celebrate diversity  in Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression,  Citizenship, Race, Colour, Religion, Age, Marital Status, Family Status, Disability,  or Nationality:

     “I believe in a world where love outshines hate. I commit to standing up and speaking against hate, intolerance and oppression. I will freely offer respect to all humankind. I will make an effort to nurture any marginalized group and truly believe that people who are different than me are indispensable to our society.

Everyone is asked to write a positive message of support on a coloured rectangle of paper and sign it.  The coloured rectangles will be collected on Monday, April 8th in the Main Office.  These messages will be part of large display in the foyer to observe the International Day of Pink.

*                   *                     *                          *                          *                        *

Danforth/Greenwood Multicultural Lunch Friday, April 5thDanforth Cafeteria  11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m

Cost: $1.00 for a small plate or $2.00 for a large plate

Greenwood students, staff and parents are encouraged to bring food from their cultures to Room A73 by 10:00 a.m.

Please wear clothing from your ethnic culture.  Let’s celebrate the many ethnic cultures represented at Greenwood and Danforth.

Valentine’s Day – Thursday, February 14th, 2019.

Greenwood Student Council is preparing a special event for Valentine’s Day.  All students and staff are encouraged to participate in The “Hush Heart” game all day Thursday.  Homeroom teachers and student council rep will explain the game during Homeroom period.  The student winner and the staff winner will be announced during the afternoon of Tuesday, February 19th.  Each winner will receive a prize.    Let’s all celebrate and enjoy the game.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

*                      *                    *                       *                       *                    *
Professional Development Day for Teachers – Friday, October 5th, 2018.

There will be no classes for students on Friday as teachers will be in morning and afternoon sessions related to our Student Community, Student Success, Special Education, Compliance Training and  Departmental issues.

EQAO  Math

                                                                            June 2018

Dear Parent or Guardian:

As you are aware, Greenwood students in Grade 9 Applied and Academic Mathematics courses will be participating in the province-wide Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics on Wednesday June 13th and Thursday June 14th.  The assessment will also count as 10% of your child’s math grade.

We will be on a special schedule both of those days.  We request that your child be at school and in class by 8:45 a.m. on both June 13th and 14th.  Please remind your son or daughter to bring pencils, a ruler and a calculator with them.

We have already met with students to inform them, but a reminder from home close to the test dates is helpful.  The test will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp on both days.

The following special provisions will be in place for your son or daughter, as permitted by EQAO’s policy on special provisions for English Language Learners:

  • Additional time for the assessment

Extra help for Mathematics is available in the school Library (room A18) from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm daily.  All students are welcome to use this service leading up to the EQAO and afterwards.

Should you have any questions or concerns about the EQAO test, please contact me at 416-393-0744.

Thank you

Rob MacKinnon


*   *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *   *   *   *   *

Student Vote 2018

Students are encouraged to participate in the Student Vote 2018 event at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6th in the Danforth Cafeteria

*   *   *   *   *   *  *  *  *  * *  *

Multicultural Assembly  Friday, May 18th

Join us as we celebrate the diversity of cultures at Greenwood.

There will be dance solos, piano solos, vocal performances and group performances along with a Fashion show and a special surprise.   During period C, classes will be called to the Auditorium to attend the Assembly.   See you there!


Every day this week there are special activities to promote Mental Health Wellness.

Monday – Home Form Activity: “How we cope with Stress” flowers,                             Lunchtime Activity: “Wellness Wheel”(in front of A32)

Tuesday – Lunchtime Activity: “Cupcakes for Kids Help Phone” (in                                 front  of A32)

Wednesday – Home Form Activity: “Four Finger Affirmation”                                        –  Lunchtime Activity: “Wellness Wednesday” – Henna,                                        Finger Painting, Bubbles and Frisbee (outside, on the                                    field)

Thursday – Lunchtime Activity: Create a  Button: “What Makes You                               Happy?” (in front of A32) and “Staff vs Student Volleyball                           Game” (Greenwood South Gym)

Friday – Home Form Activity: “Helping Hands”,                                                                         – Lunchtime Activity: “Walk for Mental Health” (outside,                                  on the track)


Local Summer School Application Open Now!

Greenwood is pleased to offer a local summer school program this year. Included are a new credit program focused on student literacy (ELS2O) along with credit recovery (RCR1O) for grade 9 and 10 compulsory courses (including ESLA/B), non-credit Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (LITNUM) for students in the LEAP program, and our Dual Credit program offered in partnership with George Brown College, where senior students can earn up to two credits (GWL3O – Designing Your Future and GHUM 1025 Speaking with Confidence).

To access the online application click here:

You can also download a paper copy of the Summer Program Paper Application (for all programs).

Registration will stay open until June 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm, but you are encouraged to apply early. Some programs, such as our Dual Credit program have limited spaces available which will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

The program runs from July 3 to July 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. All students will receive a welcome email on June 26 with further program details, and are invited to attend an opening day assembly in the auditorium on July 3 at 8:30 a.m.

All programs this year will be running out of the Danforth CTI / Greenwood SS building at 800 Greenwood Ave, with the exception of our Dual Credit program which will be hosted at George Brown College St. James Campus. Regardless of program, all students are expected to attend the opening day assembly.

If you have any questions regarding the application or our summer program offerings, please contact the Bryan Wires (Summer School Principal) at

We look forward to seeing you this summer!


Tragic Events in Toronto

This is a note to let families know that an announcement was made at the school yesterday regarding the horrible events that occurred on Monday, April 23rd.  Please find below the announcement as read:

Good Morning Danforth and Greenwood schools,

As you know there was a horrendous incident on Yonge Street yesterday that claimed the lives of 10 people and injured many others. I know you join me in sending all those affected by yesterday’s horrible events our healing wishes and prayers.  I recognize that not only those directly touched by this tragedy are affected – we all feel this loss.  If you or a friend need help talking about this, please know that Guidance Departments, Social Workers and Counsellors, VPs and I are available to support you.

We are still not sure why this person did what he did, but whatever the reason, we are not used to this kind of attack in Toronto or Canada and it puts us into a reflective mood about what it means for all of us moving forward. I believe that despite the shocking nature of what happened yesterday, we still live in one of the best and safest places in the world.  I would encourage all of you to remember that; and, also, to remember that you play a critical role in contributing to who we are as a school, city, and country.  Please continue to be the good people you are, to be kind to each other and to care for each other today and every day.

Thank you,

Rob MacKinnon,

Principal, Danforth C.T.I. and Greenwood S.S.



Wednesday, April 25th from 11:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

in the hallway between A70 to A73

Come join in the fun!  Learn math games from different countries!



WHEN: Friday, April 27th, 2018 at Lunch

WHERE: School Field or  the Cafeteria (if raining)

Please bring a dish of cultural food to Room A73 before 10 a.m.

Price: $2.00

Wear ethnic clothing on Friday.

Let’s all celebrate our ethnic traditions!


April 11th, 2018

International Day of Pink

“Anyone can bully, anyone can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it”  — from

“The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying.” — from

Everyone at Greenwood is encouraged to wear PINK on Wednesday, April 11th and take part in the activities at lunch and after school from April 9th – 13th at Danforth:

Monday April 9- (AFTER SCHOOL)Viewing of the movie “Moonlight” in B80    Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.  The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up

Tuesday April 10- Feather Wall (ALL DAY)   Take your picture with our Feather Wings signed by students and staff that took the pledge to stand up against bullying! Use the hashtag #DCTINoBullyZone  on social media!

Wednesday April 11-(AT LUNCH in MAIN FOYER) International Day of Pink- Cake, button making/ photo booth, feather wall celebrations in the Main Foyer at lunch

Thursday April 12-  Matthew Cuff- Voguing in the Main Foyer (AT LUNCH IN FOYER)   Matthew will perform in the foyer and teach students how to vogue! It will be a dance party for all!

 Friday April 13- (AT LUNCH IN FOYER)    Make a bracelet and wear your support for the LGBTIQ community!

Let’s all make a stand for social change!

Empowering Newcomer Students to Find Their Voice