Spring plant exchange at the Sherwood library

Calling all gardeners! Bring in your extra cuttings, bulbs and plants to exchange with other gardeners.

The Sherwood branch will host a plant exchange on Saturday, 11 May 2013 from 9:30 am-11:30 am.

Please label plants and bring in leak proof containers.


January News


A small group of residents continues to meet to discuss the various options for the site as shared with the community at the neighbourhood meeting in November. If you would like to participate, please contact Sandy. The May Annual General Meeting is the target date for a full update to the community.


The school board`s senior administration has recommended to the Board that the school boundaries, effective September 2013, expand to incorporate the current Sherwood Forest P.S. attendance area. No additional new areas were proposed in the staff recommendation. There will be a debate on the question at the Board`s meeting on February 7 starting around 7:15 pm. The meeting agenda is posted the day before the meeting at: http://www.tvdsb.ca/board.cfm?subpage=113288 which will give you a better idea of when in the meeting the boundary review will be discussed.

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Boundary Review Recommendation

The senior admin of School Board‏ has submitted their recommendations for the Boundary Review.

The recommendation is to combine the boundaries for Orchard Park and Sherwood Forest as of Sept 2013 with no additional students coming from outside the combined attendance area.

The full report is at: http://www.tvdsb.ca/files/filesystem/2012%20Jan%2010%20Full%20Package.pdf.

There is a page in the report showing the results of the survey that went to parents at all of the schools. The highest response was of course from Orchard Park and Sherwood Forest.

You have until Weds, Jan 11 to submit a request to speak form if you want to appear before the Trustees on this matter on Jan 24th. You can find the form at:


January 2012 Update

Happy New Year!


The deadline for submitting your request to speak form at the January 24th school board meeting regarding the Orchard Park P.S boundary review is Wed, January 11th. The form and the timeline for the Board’s decision are available here.

One of the important issues regarding the possible change to include students from Eagle Heights P.S. has been whether or not there will be portables at Orchard Park P.S. There have been two different answers from the Board on this question. These are shown below:

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Revised Dates for Boundary Review

The revised dates for the Boundary Review have been revised:

  • January 10, 2012 – Administrative Report to the board, with recommendations, considering results of parental input forms
  • January 24, 2012 – Opportunity for members of the public to present to the Board of Trustees
  • February 7, 2012 – Decision by Board of Trustees regarding future boundaries

A memo from the School Board regarding this schedule change is here

If you wish to make a presentation to the Trustees, see:

Note that the Presenters’ Package must be received no later than January 11, 2012, if you with to give input to the Board of Trustees.