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8:50 AM - 3:10 PM


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Jacqueline Kurtz - 905.545.6216 | Email


Paul Denomme - 905.527.5092 x 2304 | E-mail Paul Denomme


Ray Mulholland - 905.547.2237 | E-mail Ray Mulholland

School Council Chair

Mrs. Randi Mellen

Administrative Office Staff

Mrs. Piro

Our School

Built in 1947 Parkdale School has a long history with the surrounding community acting as a school, community activity centre and even a public theatre.  During the winter of 1967, a bad storm hit the area, a bus hit a new hydro pole on Barton Street and it was snapped off at the base.  An innovative teacher name Mr. Moir saw an opportunity to create a school project and so began our famous totem pole.  It was delivered to the school and put on saw horses, then divided into 3 foot sections. The entire school from Kindergarten to grade 6 became involved in the transformation of the pole.  The school at the time was exploring theme teaching and each class was given a different section of the pole to design and create a story around. Mr. Moir and his class decided to carve their section of the totem pole to represent a story entitled “Legend of the Bus” in honour of the manner in which they received the pole.  Paint for the project was donated by the Hamilton Street Railway, which the Kindergarten children used as part of their contribution in undercoating the entire totem pole.  The top section was carved to resemble a thunderbird with wings and metal eyes in remembrance of the thunder and ice storm in which the hydro pole was knocked down by the bus.  Once the totem pole was completed in June 1967, the entire school took turns raising the pole on the front lawn, by pulling with skipping ropes.  The Opportunity class and the grade 6 students dug a slanted 8 foot hole in preparation of the raising.



  • Go Girls Club
  • Cross Country Team
  • Track and Field
  • Recycling Program
  • Lunch Monitors
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • Monthly assemblies – Principal Awards
  • Kindness Club
  • Recorder Club
  • Choir

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

  • Intervention program for reading support
  • Implementation of home reading program
  • Literacy program support for Kindergarten and grade 1 through the Reading Specialist

Environment Focus

  • Focus on Importance of Physical activity and a healthy lifestyle
  • The Recycling Program
  • Jump Rope for Heart

Parent & Community Involvement


  • We have worked hard to help cultivate a relationship with parents and the community in general.
  • We serve healthy snacks at morning recess times and hot lunches on special days.  We have several strong community supported fundraisers.  Monies from fundraising are used to support classroom curriculum materials, subsidize student field trips and sports teams and school events as well as to make improvements to our outdoor playgrounds.


  • The education of our children is a partnership between the school, parents and the students themselves.  Our Council strives to help develop this partnership by helping make the environment welcoming and by letting parents know that they can always come to Council if they have a concern.
  • Please consider joining our School Council.
Updated on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
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