Dear Parents/Guardians,

Just a reminder that the YMCA Academy – Evergreen Stewardship Day at Canada Forest at Downsview Park is THIS FRIDAY (May 20th).  Students will be leaving the Academy at 9:30am and will be dismissed at the end of the school day.

The purpose of the excursion is to engage the entire student population in a day of service related to the YMCA’s core values of respect and health for this academic year.  The YMCA Academy is one of Evergreen’s Environmental Stewardship schools, and we will be fulfilling our commitment to this environmental service project.  Specific curriculum expectations related to the field trip will be addressed by individual course teachers – this trip fulfills curriculum expectations at each grade level, and is a mandatory school trip.

Requirements for Participants:

Activity CostTTC fare x 4 (home to school; school to Downsview Park; Downsview Park to school; school to home)

Food/snacks:  Bring a brown bag lunch, snacks, and water

Transportation Cost: TTC fare x 4 (home to school; school to Downsview Park; Downsview Park to school; school to home)

Clothing and equipmentSeasonal outdoor clothing and sturdy outdoor shoes.  Please be aware that we will be physically working outdoors in the forest.  Students should dress in layers, and be prepared for cooler weather, rain or hopefully warm sunshine.  Students should be dressed appropriately, apply SPF and wear a hat or other protective clothing if needed.

Permission forms have been e-mailed home last week, which require your signature prior to their participation.  You may also email your permission directly to the school to

Should you have any questions about the field trips, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Academy.

May 19th, 2011 – Evergreen Stewardship Details