Friday File

June 14, 2024 

Dear Fieldstone Community,  

This is a bittersweet, warm, nostalgic letter from all of us here to all of you. Week after week, we have shared our stories, giving an insight into what goes on inside this school that is a ‘home away from home’ to your children. Here, where they are surrounded by loving, caring teachers, wholly invested in their growth and education; here, where they are on a constant journey of learning – about the world and about themselves. We are so happy to have been part of their journey this past year, and happier still that they were part of ours.  

This past week, our students from Grades Two to Eight completed their Progression Tests in English, Math, and Science. From the results thus far, our students have performed very well! We are proud of all of them and thankful to our teachers, who work hard to help our students succeed and, when they do, feel such genuine joy at their success.  

This week, we had our first-ever ‘Student Council Interviews.’ As part of our commitment to nurture and shape dynamic student leaders, we invited students from Grades 6 – 8 to apply for Student Council positions. Our enthusiastic applicants shone at their interviews. We can’t wait to see them lead next year! Congratulations to all of them!  

When Fieldstone students work, they work hard; but when they play, they slay (I am only quoting our à la mode students). Water-Play Day was a lot of fun! All the energy that was used up during the Progression tests unsurprisingly resurfaced during the games. From K – 8, students quite literally soaked up the fun!  

We now look forward to a final week of events, small and large, to round off the year, sign off, and call it a day: Track & Field event on Tuesday, class parties the whole week, Kindergarten graduation (they grow up so fast!), closing ceremony (RSVP here), yearbook signing (a year’s worth of memories in there), and then summer rings in its beautiful buds.  

Finally, Eid-ul-Azha Mubarak, Happy Father’s Day and have an amazing summer.  

Have a lovely weekend.


Shumaila Khan 

Head of School 

University Admissions & Offers: Fieldstone Class of 2024 

We would like to share the success stories of our Secondary School students with the wider community. Below is a summary of the offers our graduating class has received this year. The best part of this is that all of them have secured offers from their first-choice universities! We are so happy for them!  

Name of University (in Canada)  Number of Offers Received  (2024) 
McMaster University  3 
OCAD University   1 
Ontario Tech  3 
Queen’s University  4 
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson)  2 
University of Guelph  1 
University of Ottawa  5 
University of Toronto   16 
University of Waterloo   4 
Western University  6 
York University   6 


Name of University (international)   Number of Offers Received  (2024) 
Durham University, U.K.  1 
Hong Kong University, Hong Kong  1 
King’s College London, U.K.  1 
Lancaster University, U.K.   1 
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science, U.S.   1 
Newcastle University, U.K.   1 
Ohio State University, U.S.   1 
Penn State University, U.S.   1 
University College London, U.K.   1 
University of Glasgow, U.K.  1 
University of Adelaide, Australia   1 
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia   1 
University of Queensland, Australia   1 
University of Wollongong, Australia   1 


Total Amount of Scholarship Offers in CAD  $929,100 


Weekly Updates: 

Kindergarten – Grade Four

Grades Five – Eight

Tuesday, June 18  Kindergarten Graduation & Kinders Garden Party  

FDS Track & Field Event – Wear House Colours  

Parents are welcome to attend 2:20 – 3:20 p.m.  

Wednesday, June 19  FPA Pizza & Grub Day 
Thursday, June 20  Closing Ceremony – RSVP HERE 
Please check HERE for a list of Important Dates for 2023 – 2024. 

New Student Referral Programme 

We are introducing the New Student Referral Programme for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. If you refer new students to Fieldstone and they enroll, you will receive a $1,000 tuition subsidy or cheque per new student as a token of appreciation. 

Buddy Day

Help Fieldstone grow! If you know someone who’s interested in Fieldstone, send us an email so they can experience our unique programme.

Fieldstone Houses 
House  House Colour  House Points 
Carr  dark green/green  1760 
Fox  red  1767 
Peterson  navy blue/blue  1890 
Richler  grey   2092 

Please complete the form HERE if you wish to order a House shirt for your child. If you have filled out the form and made the payment ($17 per shirt), the House shirt will be given to your child by his or her Homeroom teacher.  

Health Advisory 

Recently, TPH announced an investigation of a confirmed case of measles linked to travel. This virus continues to spread in many parts of the world. If you are planning to leave the country over March Break, get the best protection for you and your loved ones by staying up to date with your routine vaccines, including the measles vaccine. These vaccines are available from your primary health care provider or at a TPH community clinic for school-aged children by appointment. Visit for more information. If you are unsure of your child’s vaccination status, check their yellow card (Ontario Immunization Record), TPH’s Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) or speak with their primary health care provider.  

Please read the letter from Toronto Public Health HERE.


Edsembli Connect for Parents: All our parents should be able to access their accounts on Edsembli Parents Portal HERE. The portal is where parents can check their child/ren’s reports.  

If you are a first-time user, you will have received an email from Edsembli Connect at the email address we have on record for you. Please follow the steps to create a new password by clicking on ‘request a password change.’ Once you have a new password, you can access the account and check reports. If you have previously been able to log into the Parents portal and have been unable to do so now, please let us know, and we’ll fix the problem.  

Join Google Classroom (Kindergarten to Grade 8) – In the Summer Mailing email, students were asked to join their class on Google Classroom. If you haven’t yet, please log in to Google Classroom using the Fieldstone-specific Google account username and password and join your class using the code that was provided. If you need assistance, please email 

Character Counts! Pins Programme 

Character building is important at Fieldstone, where we truly believe that character counts. The Character Counts! programme has found that there are at least six values that should be taught to all children. These are known as the “Six Pillars of Character”. Fieldstone students work diligently towards earning their Character Pins (photos on the right). We are very proud of them! Several students have been working diligently on their Character pins! You can find out more about the Character Counts Pin Programme HERE. If your child would like to participate in this wonderful programme, please ask your child to see Ms. Butcher. 

Curriculum Matters – November 2023

At Fieldstone, we are very proud to offer the academically advanced Cambridge curriculum through innovative and enriching instruction. In our November issue of the 2023-2024 Curriculum Matters, you will find highlights of the vibrant curricular life of Fieldstone, our history and philosophy, and our rich present, where students from JK to Grade Twelve engage with concepts in ways that are proudly, uniquely, Fieldstone. Click HERE to view. 

Community Reminders and Updates 

A reminder that smoking/vaping is not allowed within 20 meters of the school perimeter and is strictly prohibited on school property. This is both a school policy and provincial law. 

There may be some children in your child’s class who have peanut and/or tree nut allergies. A friendly reminder that Fieldstone is a nut-free school. Please provide your child with nut-free snacks and lunch.