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This week...
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 11:19

1. School Council Meeting: Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 PM
All parents/guardians are welcome to attend the monthly School Council meeting, held in the Staff Room on the main floor.
 
2. EQAO Numeracy Test
All students in Grade 9 Applied and Academic Math classes in Semester 1 will write the Ontario EQAO math test during their math class on January 21 and 22. The test is broken into two parts and students must be present both days to write each part of the test. Part of the mark from the EQAO test will count towards the students’ final Grade 9 math mark.
 
3. Information for students regarding Semester 2
Please review the information about the beginning of Semester 2 with your child.
 
1. All timetable changes must be made by noon on Tuesday, February 2nd.  There will be no timetable changes made after noon on Tuesday, February 2nd. Please make an appointment with your guidance counsellor before the deadline if you do wish to change your timetable.
 
2. Wednesday, February 3rd .............. P.A. Day - No Classes
 
3. Thursday, February 4th................... Semester 2 Begins - Day 1
      Morning Schedule
 

Time

Period

9:00 – 9:45

1 (A)

9:50 – 10:35

2 (B)

10:40 – 11:25

3 (D)

11:30 – 12:15

4 (C)

12:15 – 1:15

Lunch

 
4. NOTE:
¨         Students who owe school material including textbooks will not be admitted to class until they have returned or paid for the item(s).
 
 
5. Thursday, February 4th .................. Afternoon Schedule (End-of -Course Evaluations Review)
 
(Semester 1, Day 1 Schedule)

Time

Period

1:15 - 1:45

1 (A)

1:50 - 2:20

2 (B)

2:25  - 2:55

3 (C)

3:00 - 3:30

4 (D)

 

 

Peggy Aitchison
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

 

This week...
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 09:26

We are now into Culminating Activities. Please be sure you know when your child’s culminating evaluations are scheduled between now and exams so no deadlines will be missed.
 
Please also ensure you and your child know when end-of-course exams are scheduled.
 
If you need another copy of the Culminating Activities schedule for your child’s grade or the Exam schedule, they are available for pick up in the Main Office.
 
Markbook printouts were distributed this week to students in all classes. Please be sure your child delivers all Markbook printouts to you for your review. If you do not receive all the printouts, please let me know and I will follow up.
 
Please remember to contact the school office in the morning before your child is to be absent from one or more classes that day. Also, when a student wishes to leave school during the day and will miss class, the student must come to the office to sign out before leaving.
 
This week at FHCI…
 
1.   Valedictorian applications deadline: 12:00 Noon, Monday, January 11
Graduating students who wish to be considered for valedictorian at October’s commencement must complete and submit their nomination form to the Main Office by noon on Monday.
 
2. Valedictorian vote: Tuesday, January 12
Graduating students will vote for valedictorian on Tuesday during their Period 1 class. Graduating students without a Period 1 class may vote in the Main Office until 11:45 AM.
 
3.   Awards for Graduating Students
Each year at commencement, the school chooses students for a variety of prestigious awards. Many of these awards require an application by the student. The application generally consists of a submission of the student’s involvement in the life of the school and/or community—clubs, teams, organizations, etc., to which the student has made a contribution. Please encourage your child to submit an award application. We give consideration to all students who apply for awards. Students may obtain an application form from the Guidance Office.
 
4.   Semester 2 timetable change request deadline: 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 2
Students received their Semester 2 timetables this week. All timetable changes for Semester 2 must be completed by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 2. Some classes are at their maximum enrolment figure. We are not able to exceed that maximum but will add student names to our wait lists if necessary.
 
Looking ahead
 
5.   School Council Meeting: Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 PM
All parents/guardians are invited to attend the School Council meeting in the Staff Room on the main floor. The meeting runs from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
 
6.   EQAO Grade 9 Numeracy Exam: Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22.
Students who are enrolled in Grade 9 Applied or Academic Mathematics in Semester 1 will write the provincial EQAO math exam on Thursday and Friday during their scheduled math class. The results on the EQAO math exam will be included in the student’s final mark in the course.

 

Peggy Aitchison

 

PLAR
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 13:44

 Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
 Through a formal evaluation and accreditation process known as Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), students enrolled in TDSB Secondary Schools and Continuing Education programs may have their skills and knowledge evaluated against the overall expectations outlined in provincial curriculum policy documents in order to earn credits towards the secondary school diploma.
 
Students’ prior learning is assessed for the purpose of granting a credit for a Grade 10, 11 or 12 course developed from a provincial curriculum policy document published in 1999 or later. Students in Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 may apply to ‘challenge’ for credit for certain Grade 10, 11 or 12 courses.
 
Please note the following rules which govern the challenge process:
·             Students may challenge and earn a maximum of four credits for prior learning, including a maximum of two credits in any one discipline.
·             The PLAR challenge process requires students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through assessment procedures that will include formal tests (70%) and other assessment activities (30%).
·             Students can only challenge for courses that are currently taught in TDSB schools.
·             There are some courses that cannot be challenged.  (Please refer to the PLAR Fact Sheet available through Guidance).
·             Students must be registered with a Toronto District School Board school and will not be charged a fee.
·             Only successful challenges will be recorded as credits granted on the student’s OSR; however full disclosure will apply to attempts made at the Grade 11 and 12 levels.
·             A complete challenge application and accompanying supportive documents, materials, proof, evidence to show knowledge and skills which meet all curriculum expectations for a course must be submitted by the set deadline.
 
Students are responsible for initiating the challenge process.  There are no school-based supports involved with the process of the challenge.
 
As the first step in preparation for this process, all interested students and parents/guardians/caregivers must attend a mandatory Information/Orientation session on:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Registration from 6:00-6:30 p.m.)
Earl Haig Secondary School, Auditorium
100 Princess Avenue (Yonge and Sheppard area)
 
Registration is from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the presentation is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The challenge process will be clarified and curriculum specialists will answer questions with regard to the expectations of the challenge process.
 
Application forms will be available from the school Guidance office fromThursday, February 11, 2016. Students in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 who wish to challenge for a Grade 10, 11 or 12 course must complete an application and return it to the school Guidance office by March 11, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. Applications will be initially checked for completion by our Guidance department. Those deemed to be complete and appropriate will be assessed by central curriculum staff to determine if the challenge application is approved to proceed to the final evaluation.  All applicants will be notified in writing of the status of their challenge application by April 12, 2016. The challenge process of assessment and evaluation will be conducted during the month of May.
 
If you have any questions about PLAR or the challenge process, please contact the Guidance officeat FHCI.
 

 Peggy Aitchison

Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

 

This week
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 09:04

 Reminder:
If your child will be absent from class, please contact the office by phone or email prior to the missed class(es). In addition, if a student needs to leave school during the day, they are to first come to the office to sign out and we will contact you. This is a requirement of students in all grades.
 
Please note:

As we head into the final week of school before the holidays, please note that students are expected to be in full attendance until the end of classes on December 18. It is “business as usual” this week at FHCI. Teachers will continue to deliver curriculum and assess student work up to and including the last day of classes on Friday. Please support the efforts of the teachers by ensuring your child is present for the full day on Friday.

 
• Congratulations to Spencer Spiegelman and his team at the “Young Innovators Boot Camp” held last week at Scarlett Heights Entrepreneurial Academy. In all, four FHCI students participated in the week's activities. Spencer’s team competed against 11 other teams to develop a product and business plan for the next millennium. After presentations and judging, Spencer and his team won the competition with their project, ‘Nanobots”.
 
• Thank you to the FHCI drama students and Ms. Roca who entertained us all on Friday in the performances of “Storm 2”. The series of original, short plays, written by FHCI students, were a delight to watch. They plays sparked a whole range of emotions as their stories unfolded.  Every aspect of the production—acting, costumes, props, lighting, sound, makeup—were all first rate!
 
• A ‘shout out’ to the Social Action Team and the Student Council for their recent charitable initiatives, demonstrating clearly our school motto of “Not for Ourselves Alone.”
 
• Are you ‘solid or stripes’? Did you order you FHCI toques yet? I have attached an order form for you with pictures of both styles. Orders will be taken until Wednesday next week for delivery in early January.
 
Upcoming at FHCI…
 
1. Locker Clean Out: Monday, December 14
Students will be given time during class to discard unwanted contents (papers, uneaten food, etc.) from their lockers.
 
2. Regular Schedule: Tuesday, December 15
Classes run on regular times, (9:00 to 3:20 PM)
 
3. EQAO Numeracy Practice: Thursday, December 17, Period 3
All students in Grade 9 Mathematics in Semester 1 will participate in a practice test in preparation for January’s EQAO test on the whole Grade 9 course.
 
4. Pancake Breakfast: Friday, December 18
Staff, Student Council and Prefects will be serving pancakes in the Cafeteria from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. The schedule for the day is:
Period 1   9:30    -    10:40
Period 2  10:45   -    11:55
Lunch     1:55     -    12:55
Period 3  12:55   -      2:05
Period 4   2:20    -      3:20
 
  
 
Peggy Aitchison
Principal

 

This week
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 11:27

 Congratulations to the students who participated in the ESL Speech Competition, hosted yesterday here at FHCI. The contest brought together students from schools in the West Region of TDSB. The competitors, all in English Language Learning programs, presented speeches on a variety of topics from “My mom is my hero” to “Human Trafficking”. Public speaking is a challenging experience, made all the more challenging when you are delivering your speech in a new language. Thank you to the FHCI students who acted as hosts.
 
Congratulations and thank you to the students and staff who organized yesterday’s music concert. It is always a delight to hear our students perform.
 
In the season of giving…
 
Social Action Club wants to “Deck the Halls”…
Have you ever wondered how hard life would be without an education or a stable income? Well this is the harsh reality for many kids worldwide. This year, FHCI is raising money to help Youth for Humanity, a not-for-profit organization that has partnered up with the Aghaaz School in Karachi, Pakistan, to take 80 children off the streets and send them to school. Social Action's "Deck the Halls" campaign is hoping to raise $1000 to provide a year of tuition, school supplies, food, and most importantly a ticket out of the streets for 10 children. How can you help? For the next two weeks we will be hosting activities like a Spelling Bee competition between students and teachers, candy-cane gram sales and even a money box competition among the classes. Please encourage your child to listen to announcements next week so that all students participate and help “Deck the Halls”.
 
Cold weather + FHCI Spirit = FHCI Toque
What is a toque? In Canada, toque is the common name for a knitted winter hat. The fashion is said to have originated with the coureurs de bois, French and Métis fur traders, who kept their woollen night caps on for warmth during cold winter days.
 
The FHCI Student Council has partnered with the Student Council to bring us FHCI toques as shown below. Members of Student Council will be in the front foyer until 12:15 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the week of December 7th  taking toque orders. The price for either style is $15.  Come on out, FHCI, and get warm with your winter toque spiritware.
 

 
CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish Toy Drive continues…
From today to December 7th, we will be collecting new and unwrapped toys to be donated to theCP24 CHUM Christmas Wish. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped in the festive boxes in the main office until December 7. CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish has requested no cash and no gift cards.
 
CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish will distribute the toys to children of families in need across the Greater Toronto Area so that every child has an opportunity to receive a gift this Christmas.
 
Let’s all show some FHCI school and holiday spirit by supporting this important cause! 
 
What to donate:
- Toys for infants 0-12 months
- Yoyos
- Art and craft supplies (such as crayons, markers, paint)
- Basketballs, soccer balls, mini hockey sticks and other sports equipment
- Dolls
- Bubbles
- Toy cars
- Books, colouring books
- Hygiene packs
 
 
This week at FHCI:
 
1. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
Please join us for the monthly School Council meeting in the Staff Room at 7:00 PM. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.
 
2. Grad Photos: Thursday, December 10 to Wednesday, December 16
If your child is graduating, and you want grad photos taken, please ensure your child has booked an appointment at lifetouch.ca/toronto. Having a grad photo taken by Lifetouch means your child’s picture will be in the Grad Composite photo that is displayed the foyer.
 
3. STORM 2: Friday, December 11
FHCI cordially invites you and your families to the world premiere of STORM 2. This year's dynamic theatre production features seven one-act plays written by our very own emerging student playwrights and performed by senior drama students. FHCI is committed to culturing our school community through the Arts and is proud to share in its wealth. There are two shows only—Friday, December 11 at 12:45 and 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and you are invited. If your child has contributed to STORM 2 in any way, we have a seat already reserved for you.
 
Looking ahead…
 
4. Potential change of Schedule: Tuesday, December 15
If the current teacher job action remains unresolved, there will be no late start on December 15 and we will follow a regular schedule. I will provide an update next week.
 
5. EQAO Numeracy Practice: Thursday, December 17, Period 3
All Grade 9 students enrolled in MPM1D1 and MFM1P1 classes will participate in a practice EQAO Math test on December 17.
 
6. Pancake Breakfast
$1 contribution gets a plate of pancakes with warm syrup and soft butter. Donations go to CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish.

 

Peggy Aitchison
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
Where students and staff take a stand against bullying
416 393-1860 x 20010

 

Wishes
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 08:59

I am pleased to send you this message from the FHCI Student Council who are seeking your help to make wishes come true for Toronto children…

 

 
Hello Forest Hill!
 
The snow is falling and the hearts are warming as the holiday season rolls in.
 
From today to December 7th, we will be collecting NEW AND UNWRAPPED TOYS to be donated to the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish. Any new and unwrapped toys may be dropped in the festive boxes in the main office until December 7.
 
CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish will distribute the toys to children of families in need across the Greater Toronto Area so that every child has an opportunity to receive a gift this Christmas. CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish has requested NO CASH and NO GIFT CARDS.
 
Let’s all show some FHCI school and holiday spirit by supporting this important cause! 
 
WHAT TO DONATE:
- Toys for infants 0-12 months
- Yoyos
- Art and Craft Supplies (such as crayons, markers, paint)
- Basketballs, soccer balls, mini hockey sticks and other sports equipment
- Dolls
- Bubbles
- Toy cars
- Books, colouring books
- Hygiene packs
 
 Thank you for making wishes come true.
 

The FHCI Student Council

 
Peggy Aitchison
Principal
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
Where students and staff take a stand against bullying
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
416 393-1860 x 20010

 

This week...
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Fri, 11/27/2015 - 15:21

          The “Golden Falcon” is the student-generated newspaper at FHCI. Rather than distribute printed copies, we have gone to an online version that is regularly updated with news articles, editorials and highlights of school life. You can read the latest and previous editions at http://fhcigoldenfalcon.com/
 
·         Culminating Activities Schedule will be distributed to students/parents/guardians by December 4.
 
·         The January Exam Scheduled will be distributed to students/parents/guardians by December 18.
 
This week at FHCI…
 
1. Early closing schedule: Tuesday, December 1
On Tuesday, we open our doors in the afternoon and evening to prospective Grade 9 students, currently in elementary schools in Toronto. Regular classes will follow a shortened schedule with dismissal at 11:30 AM
 
Period 1    9:00 - 9:35
Period 2    9:40 - 10:15
Period 3   10:20 - 10:55
Period 4   11:00 - 11:30
 
Please note there is no cafeteria service on Tuesday
 
2. Music Night: Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 PM
If your child is performing or helping out with performances on Thursday, please join us for an uplifting evening of beautiful music. If your child is not performing or helping out, come and enjoy the work of our dedicated music students.
 
Looking ahead…
 
3. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
All parents/guardians are welcome to join us at this meeting.
 
4. Grad Photos: December 10 to 16
Grad Photos for the school composite photo as well as grad photo packages will be taken staring next week. Appointments are required. I will send full information next week.

 

Peggy Aitchison
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
Where students and staff take a stand against bullying
416 393-1860 x 20010
peggy.aitchison@tdsb.on.ca

 

This week
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Sun, 11/22/2015 - 21:29

Coffee House thanks…

·         To the organizers and performers at last week’s Coffee House, thank you from the audience for a great show. The individual and group performances were all terrific, as evidenced by the rousing applause from the audience after ever piece.
 
Student absence from classes…
·   * * If your child is going to be absent from class, please let the office know in the morning by phoning 416-393-1860 or sending an email toforesthill.ci@tdsb.on.ca. Please include the reason for absence in your message and we will log that on your child’s attendance profile.
·   ** If your child needs to leave school during the day, please be sure your child signs out in the office. We will contact you before your child leaves the school.
 
 
This week at FHCI
 
1. Change of schedule: Tuesday, November 24
As you may be aware, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, the union that represents high school teachers, began a local withdrawal of selected services starting on November 4, 2015.
 
As a result of this job action, we will no longer be following the late start schedule currently in place for Tuesday, November 24. Instead, we will operate on a regular class day schedule on November 24, meaning school will start at 9:00 AM and end at 3:20 PM as usual.
 
 
Looking ahead…
 
2. Grade 8 Information Day: Tuesday, December 1, afternoon and evening

On Tuesday, December 1, we open our doors in the afternoon to prospective Grade 9 students—current Grade 8s who are visiting to see what FHCI has to offer them as their high school. So that we can show our student guests the features of the school, there will be no classes after lunch on December 1. I will send you the schedule of morning classes prior to that date.
 
3. Music Night: Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 PM (please note the change of date)
Please reserve Thursday, December 3 evening for a series of performances by students in our music program. The program begins at 7:00 PM. If your child is performing, please be sure to come. I can promise you an evening of wonderful entertainment.

 

This week...
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 11/16/2015 - 09:00

Mid-semester report cards: Any students who were absent on Thursday afternoon will receive their mid-semester report on Monday, November 16 from their Period 1 teacher. If your child has no Period 1 class, the report will be available from the Main Office. Please be sure your child delivers the report card to you if you have not yet received it.

Note: Building Bridges, one of our two evenings with parents/guardians of students in our ELL program, will be rescheduled from November 18 to a date later in the school year.

This week at Forest Hill Collegiate…

1. School Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
All parents/guardians are welcome to attend the monthly School Council Meeting in the Staff Room at 7:00 PM.

2. Coffee House: Thursday, November 19 at 6:30 PM
Please join us in the Massey Foyer as we enjoy an evening of delightful musical performance in this informal setting accompanied by coffee and treats.

3. Last day to drop Grade 11/12 courses to avoid ‘full disclosure’: Friday, November 20
Student transcripts must include a mark for all Grade 11 and 12 courses that remain on a student’s timetable more than five days after the mid-semester report is distributed. The ‘full disclosure’ date this semester is Friday, November 20.

Looking ahead…

4. Change of schedule: Tuesday, November 24
As you may be aware, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, the union that represents high school teachers, began a local withdrawal of selected services starting on November 4, 2015.

As a result of this job action, we will no longer be following the late start schedule currently in place for Tuesday, November 24. Instead, we will revert back to the regular class day schedule on November 24, meaning school will start at 9:00 AM and end at 3:20 PM.

I will continue to provide information as it becomes available. Please check www.tdsb.on.ca/labour for more information and a full list of withdrawn services.

Peggy Aitchison
Principal
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
Where students and staff take a stand against bullying
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON M5N 1B9
416 393-1860 x 20010

 

This week
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 11/09/2015 - 09:08

This week at FHCI…
 
1. Remembrance Day Assemblies: Wednesday, November 11
On Wednesday, we will hold our Remembrance Day Assemblies. We hold two assemblies because of the limited seating in our auditorium. The assembly for Grade 9 and 10 students begins at 9:05 and the assembly for Grade 11 and 12 students is at 10:10. Parents/guardians are welcome to join us for this assembly of tribute and remembrance. If your child is part of the assembly and you can make it, please come for sure.
Period 1…9:00 – 11:10
Period 2...11:15 - 12:15
Lunch...12:15 - 1:15
Period 3...1:15 - 2:15
Period 4...2:20 - 3:20
 
2. Mid-Semester Reports issued to students to deliver to parents/guardians: Thursday, November 12
By now you have received the Markbook Printouts issued by teachers last week. If you are missing any, please let me know and I will follow up. Please be sure to ask your child for the report given out at the end of the day on Thursday.
 
3. Professional Activity Day: Friday, November 13
There will be no classes on Friday, November 13. Teachers will be engaged in professional learning activities.
 
Looking ahead…
 
4. School Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
 
 
From our school trustee, Shelley Laskin…
 
An invitation to all parents/guardians to register for…
 

 
 

9th Annual PIAC Conference  Saturday, November 14
This is a one-day conference for all TDSB parents and school council members. The conference is free, however registration is required. Please register athttps://secure.tdsb.on.ca/survey/survey.asp?id=1746
 
This inspirational, day-long event will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.at Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Avenue). 
 
tdsbCARES: Refugee Crisis Appeal - This TDSB fundraising appeal will run until December 11. The federal government has announced that they will match all eligible donations made by that date (up to $100 million) and set aside each dollar in its own Syria Emergency Relief Fund. For more information or to make a donation online, please visit the TDSB website at www.tdsb.on.ca and click on the Refugee Crisis Appeal banner. With thousands of people impacted by this ongoing crisis, the need is great. With that in mind, we are asking students, staff, parents and our school communities to do what they can. No gift is too small or insignificant. Your donations are much appreciated.
 
Supper with Syria - On November 29th, a few Ward 21 and area residents will be hosting Supper with Syria at Wychwood Barns in the hope of raising $70,000 to bring two Syrian families to Ward 21. For information on tickets and how to get involved, please e-mail info@supperwithsyria.org.
 
Peggy Aitchison
Principal
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
Where students and staff take a stand against bullying
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
416 393-1860 x 20010

 

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