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This week at FHCI
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 08:21

1. Although scheduled league games are continuing in a variety of sports, other school activities have taken a back seat to culminating activities and exam preparation. Please be sure your child knows when evaluations are scheduled—check the culminating activities schedule and the exam schedule. Extra printed copies are available for pick up in the main office.

2. Monday, January 13: Valedictorian applications are due by 12:00 noon.

3. Tuesday, January 14: Valedictorian vote in Period 1 class.
Students without a Period 1 class may complete and submit a ballot to the main office on Tuesday.

4. Thursday, January 16: Course information presentation in classes.
On Thursday, teachers in each Grade 9, 10 and 11 class will give students information about the next years' courses in their subject area. This will be repeated in February for the Semester 2 classes. This information is provided to assist students in the course selection process for September 2014 and is in addition to the information they will receive in February's course selection assemblies.

Looking ahead to the following week...

5. EQAO Math Test: Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21
Students in Grade 9 Applied and Academic math classes this term will write the mandatory EQAO math test on Monday and Tuesday. If your child is in an ESL class or has an IEP, you have received an email from me about the accommodations which will be in place for your child. If you have not received that email, please contact me.

6. Civics exam: Tuesday, January 21 in classes
This exam will be written by all students enrolled in Grade 10 Civics this term. Students must be in class for this exam.

7. Tutorial Morning: Wednesday, January 22
There will be no formal classes on January 22. All teachers will be available for extra help from 9:00 to 11:00 on Wednesday. A schedule will follow.

8. Semester 2 Timetables: Changes must be completed by January 29
Semester 2 timetables were distributed to students last week. Printed on the timetables was the reminder that all Semester 2 timetable changes must be completed by January 29. There will be no timetables changes after January 29.

9. Optional Attendance Application Deadline: Friday, January 31
As I wrote in an earlier email, students who wish to apply to attend a different TDSB high school must submit their completed form, signed by their current principal, to the requested school by January 31. Applications for FHCI students are available in the main office.

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 Mon, 12/16/2013 - 12:30

 The week past…
1. The Storm hit Forest Hill Collegiate on Friday afternoon and it was a delightful experience for the staff, students, parents and relatives who attended one of the two performances. Intense drama, whimsical comedy and everything in between combined with impressive staging and stunning costumes to make for an outstanding production. Arts teachers Ms. Roca, Mr. Warford and Mr. Conley join the cast and crew of The Storm in thanking the students for being such a wonderful audience.
 
This week at FHCI…
 
2. Markbook Printouts: Monday to Thursday, December 16 to 19
All students will receive a Markbook printout from each teacher by Thursday of this week. Please ensure your child brings home a Markbook printout from each course by the end of the day on Thursday.
 
3. Daily Bread Food Bank Drive: All Week
Please help the Social Action Club fill their food and clothing donation bins this week. Our boxes in the foyer have plenty of room for donations from every family in the school community. Please get your donation into your child’s backpack and we will take it from there. In addition, we are asking all students to donate $2 to the Daily Bread Food Bank during their Period 1 class between Monday and Wednesday. This will also help cover the cost of the Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, for which there is no other cost (see below). Please be generous.
 
4. Locker Clean Out: Monday, December 16, Period 1
All students will participate in a general locker clean out in Period 1 so there is no enticement for little four legged creatures to come in from the cold and hunt for their next meal in student lockers over the holiday break.
 
5. Late Opening: Tuesday, December 17
We will follow the Late Opening schedule on Tuesday morning to allow for our monthly meeting of staff. At the November staff meeting, our teachers participated in a presentation about meeting the needs of students who are experiencing depression, anxiety and mental health challenges.
 
6. Pancake Breakfast: Thursday, December 19
The Pancake Breakfast has become a holiday tradition at FHCI. Here is the schedule for Thursday:
Pancake Breakfast – Thursday, December 19th
            Pancakes served in the caf.            8:30            -            9:30
            Period 1            9:30            -            10:40
            Period 2            10:45            -            11:55
            Lunch            11:55            -            12:55
            Period 3            12:55            -            2:05
            Period 4            2:10            -            3:20
 
7. No classes: Friday, December 20
All teachers have been assigned to take an unpaid leave day in accordance with the agreement reached between the provincial government and Ontario teachers. There will be no classes on Friday and no teachers will be at school. The office staff and administration will be present if you need our assistance.
 
8. Student absence
Please ensure you inform the office of the reason for your child’s absence whenever your child is absent from one or more classes any day. This includes illness, appointments, family holidays, etc. The exception is school-planned activities. If you email or phone the office in advance of the return from absence, then you do not need to send a note of explanation. Please note that a discretionary absence (non-school tournaments, family holidays, etc.) may affect a student’s achievement if an evaluation is missed during that absence. Our policy for dealing with absences is on Pages 17-22 in our Student Agenda Book. If you need a copy in addition to the one I sent home via email at the beginning of the school year, please let me know.
 
 
Looking ahead…to 2014!
 
9. Culminating Activities begin on January 6. See the Agenda Book for student requirements during Culminating Activities
 
10. Last day to drop a course and not receive a final achievement mark: January 6
 
11. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, January 8

 

School Council
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 11:13

 I am happy to send this reminder of the FHCI School Council Education Series presentation on December 10. If you plan to attend and have not signed up, please email your response to fhschoolcouncil@gmail.com .

 

 
Invitation to all FHCI parents/guardians from the FHCI School Council:
The Forest Hill Collegiate School Council presents its premier event of their Education Series for Parents on December 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Frances Saltzman, RCMP, speaking about identity theft and internet safety.
 
Ms. Saltzman has over 30 years of experience with the RCMP. She has worked on drug related cases, escorted prisoners and handled VIP security. Through her VIP work, she felt privileged to bodyguard many heads of state, including former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Yitzhak Rabin and Prince Philip.
 
Ms. Saltzman has extensive experience in the area of identity theft and more importantly, identity protection and internet safety. You are invited to hear her presentation about how to protect your privacy and your identity.
 
See the attached flyer for details. Your reply, as requested in the flyer, will help determine the best location in the school for the audience to meet.
 
We hope you will join us for this valuable presentation.

 
Forest Hill Collegiate School Council

 

News
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 08:34

 Opportunity for parents/guardians:
From Shelley Laskin, our school trustee, comes an invitation to the upcoming Ward Forum on Thursday, December 12 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the cafeteria at Hodgson Sr Public School, 282 Davisville Ave. The topic for the meeting is Websites and Social Media. Presenting are Erin Moroz, Executive Officer, Communications & Public Affairs; and Scott Ion, Web Manager. Full details are in the attached flyer. 

Opportunity #1 for students up to the age of 16:
Again this year, the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ottawa will be happy to receive new applications for the Canadian Future Achievers Program (CFA). Students meeting the eligibility criteria may receive: 
•            In their first year of involvement with the CFA: a monetary gift for the amount of $50;
•            In subsequent years of involvement, annually, and until their high school graduation: a monetary gift for the amount of $100;
•            Upon graduating from high school: a 500$ OR $1000 scholarship to the postsecondary institution of their choice.
 
The eligibility criteria are:
·            Be between the ages of 9 and 16 years;
·            Be either First Nations, Inuit or Caribbean origin;
·            Have a minimum academic average of “B”;
·            Have demonstrated commitment to and engagement in extracurricular activities;
·            Be recognized by his/her teachers as being capable of acting as a role model among peers.
 
Application file of new candidates should include the following documents:
·            Application form
·            Parental consent
·            School confirmation
·            Letter of reference from the school
·            Additional documents supporting the application of the student: awards, certificate, etc.
 
Many of those documents are attached to this e-mail. If you have any question regarding the documentation required, do not hesitate to contact me. 
 
For additional information on the program (awards and recognition, and nomination procedures), you may consult the website:http://www.socialsciences.uottawa.ca/cfa
 
You may also contact Geneviève Sarazin at 613-562-5800, ext. 2663 or gsarazin@uOttawa.ca.

Opportunity #2 for students:
Across Experiences is a Co-operative Education opportunity for students with an interest in social justice and a passion for the arts. This program is facilitated by the TDSB ARTS Department, in collaboration with the Aboriginal Education Centre.
 
Across Experiences aims to build cross-cultural understanding with participating students through the arts. Students will be mentored and supported by artists and Aboriginal Elders as they draw upon their diverse backgrounds to tell their stories through drama and dance. Aboriginal perspectives will be woven into all options of the program and priority consideration will be given to Aboriginal students. The theme of INTERSECTIONS will invite students to explore issues of identity, power, and their personal connections to place. The program culminates with a tour of Gr. 7/8 schools and a Gala Showcase Performance at a professional theatre.

For full information, see the attached flyer.

This week at FHCI...

1. Daily Bread Food Drive Begins: Monday, December 2
From the DBFB website (http://www.dailybread.ca/)comes this information: "Daily Bread Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organization that is fighting to end hunger in our communities. Every year thousands of people across Toronto rely on food banks. Daily Bread serves these people through neighbourhood food banks and meal programs in over 170 member agencies."

Bring you food donations to school starting this week. We hope to see the donation bins fill quickly and repeatedly.

Most needed food items:
• Peanut butter
• canned fish & meat
• canned fruits & veggies
• rice, grains, lentils & beans
• dried pasta & sauce
• baby food & formula
• cans of soup & stew
• powdered, canned & tetra pak milk
 
2. Early closing on Monday, December 2
Classes will end at noon on Monday to allow for the visit of prospective Grade 9 students from a variety of elementary schools. 
 
Here is the schedule of periods:
Anthem:   9:00 - 9:05
Period 1:   9:05 - 9:35
Period 2:   9:40 - 10:15
Period 3: 10:20 - 10:55
Period 4: 11:00 - 11:30
 
There is no cafeteria service on Monday.
 
3. Music assemblies: Wednesday, December 4
Wednesday will be a morning of wonderful music as our talented musicians and singers present assemblies for Grade 9 and 10 classes (9:05 - 10:05) and then Grade 11 and 12 classes (10:10 - 11:10). If your child is performing, I would be delighted to have you join us for your child's assembly. Please come to the office and I will arrange for special auditorium seating for you.

4. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, December 4 @ 7:00 PM
Please join us for the monthly school council meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the staff room. The agenda is attached and the meeting is intended for all parents/guardians in our school community. 

5. Celebration of Music: Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 PM
This annual music night is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Please come and support our students as they showcase what they have learned in music classes and extra-curricular performance groups.

Looking ahead to the following week...
6. Grad photos commence: Thursday, December 12
I will send information separately to students and their families about how to book appointments for Grad photos that are included in the composite graduation photo.

7. Drama productions: December 13, 12:45-3:20
We have changed up our fall drama productions. Rather than do a major evening performance, this year the drama teachers have coached their students to produce a series of six short performances. These will be showcased on Friday, December 13. The Grade 9-10 classes will view the performances from 12:45 to 2:00 followed by the Grade 11-12 classes at 2:00. If your child has had a hand in these productions, please be sure to come and be part of the audience. I will arrange special auditorium seating for you. These are outstanding performances you won't want to miss.

Looking ahead to the week of December 16...
• Locker clean out: Monday, December 16
• Staff Meeting and Late Opening: Tuesday, December 17
• Pancake breakfast in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank: Thursday, December 19
• PA Day, set by Ministry of Education for all Ontario Schools: Friday, December 20. No classes
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

 

News
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 08:07

 Invitation to all FHCI parents/guardians from the FHCI School Council:
The Forest Hill Collegiate School Council presents its premier event of their Education Series for Parents on December 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Frances Saltzman, RCMP, speaking about identity theft and internet safety.
 
Ms. Saltzman has over 30 years of experience with the RCMP. She has worked on drug related cases, escorted prisoners and handled VIP security. Through her VIP work, she felt privileged to bodyguard many heads of state, including former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Yitzhak Rabin and Prince Philip.
Ms. Saltzman has extensive experience in the area of identity theft and more importantly, identity protection and internet safety. You are invited to hear her presentation about how to protect your privacy and your identity.
 
See the attached flyer for details. Your reply, as requested in the flyer, will help determine the best location in the school for the audience to meet.
 
We hope you will join us for this valuable presentation.

 
Forest Hill Collegiate School Council

 
The week past…
 
1. Building Bridges
On Tuesday evening, we held a potluck supper and information evening for the parents/guardians of the students in our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Many of the ELL students joined their families for this event. The information part of the evening featured presentations by our ELL teachers, current and former ELL students, Guidance Counselor, School Council and community partners. We were delighted at the number of parents/guardians and students who attended and will ensure the information from that evening reaches all the parents/guardians of ELL students.
 
2. Coffee House
What a delight it was to listen to the many performances of our talented students—solo, duet, trio, large group. The audience gave generous applause to each musician from the first drummer to the final ensemble. Thanks to our music teachers and the students in the Music Directorate for their effective work in set up and clean up.
 
 
This week at FHCI…
 
2. Staff Meeting: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
We will be following the Late Opening schedule (page 44 in the Student Agenda Book) to allow for the monthly staff meeting.
 
3. Accessing extra help for FHCI students
We are now well into the second term of the semester. If your child needs more individual help to master current concepts and topics, please encourage your child to seek help from the classroom teacher outside school hours. Each teacher sets aside regular time to meet with students for individual help either before school, at lunch, or after school. If your child wants more extensive personal help, then send your child to the Guidance Office to get the directions on how to request a peer tutor. Our student tutors have all been endorsed by at least two teachers. The tutor and student work together in the guidance office according to the schedule that works best for the pair. Students who work with a peer tutor generally have high praise for the tutoring experience.
 
If you need more recommendations for assistance beyond these, please let me know.
 
 
Looking ahead…
 
4. Daily Bread Food Bank Drive Begins: Monday, December 2
 
5. Grade 8 Student Information Day, Parent/Guardian Information Evening: Monday, December 2
Early Closing Day. Schedule to follow.
 
6. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, December 4.
All parents/guardians invited to attend. If you require an interpreter, please let me know and I will make the arrangements.
 
7. Celebration of Music: Thursday, December 5 at 7:00.
Please plan on attending this guaranteed ‘feel good’ evening. All families and students are welcome.

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

 

Philippines
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:40

As you are already well aware, a terrible disaster struck the Philippines last Thursday. Typhoon Haiya has devastated the central Philippines and the death toll is expected to reach 2,000. 

The devastation across the country is unimaginable. Many of the people in the Philippine have lost everything and are now waiting for aid in terrible conditions. Many are hurt, without food, clean water, adequate clothing or shelter. Cities, towns, villages have been destroyed. These people desperately need our help.

Forest Hill is lucky to be home to a thriving Filipino community. We have the opportunity now to help our Filipino community by donating money to the relief effort. Donations will be accepted tomorrow and into next week at FHCI. The Canadian government is matching money donations. We will begin collecting donations from 8:15 am tomorrow until 4pm in the main foyer and in the main office. Those donations will go to the UNICEF Philippines Relief who has pledged to triple donations received. 

While money donations have the greatest impact, just around the corner from our school, Our Lady of the Assumption Church has already begun a massive collection of food, clothing and supplies to send directly overseas. The church has secured the pledge of free transport of their collections and they expect to send their shipment at the end of the week. Tomorrow is the last day of school this week. Any donations that you make tomorrow we will deliver to the church in time for this weekend's shipment. Students may also bring donations on Friday.

The pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Church has provide the following list of items of need:
• Canned goods
• Unopened containers of rice and grains.
• Clean and usable dry goods: blankets, clothing, bed sheets, tarpaulin, footwear, etc.
• Over-the-counter pain medications and antibiotic creams that have not expired
• Wound dressings

Thank you for your support. Our thoughts go out to the people of the Philippines.

The FHCI Social Action Team.

 

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

 

Opportunities
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:36

 Special Opportunity for FHCI students:
 
This invitation comes from Michael Colle, MPP for Eglinton-Lawrence:
“The Legislative Assembly of Ontario is holding its inaugural 3-day Model Parliament Program for students in grades 9 to 12 from February 19-21, 2014. This new and exciting initiative brings together Ontario high school students representing all 107 provincial ridings who are interested in current affairs, provincial issues and government.
 
“We are seeking applications from interested students in your riding to participate in this program. Additional information and the online application is available on our website at http://educationportal.ontla.on.ca/en/model-parliament. The deadline to register is November 30, 2013. If you have any questions about the Model Parliament Program, please call Parliamentary Protocol and Public Relations at 416-325-0061.”
 

 

 
The week past…
 
1. Wednesday, November 6
Wednesday was a very special day at FHCI! First, our Grade 9 students learned first hand about the world of work as they participated in ‘Take Our Kids to Work,” a program where students attend work with a parent or family friend.
 
On Wednesday we also held our annual Academic Awards Assembly where we honoured the students who earned the top mark in each of the Grade 9-11 courses. It was wonderful to have so many family members join us for the assembly.
 
In the afternoon, reviewing the mid-semester report cards, I was so pleased to see that overall the students and teachers maintained the high standards they have set for student achievement. That led to producing recognition letters for more than two-thirds of the students in the school.
 
Then in the evening, I joined Ms. Simas, Ms. Dalamba and their music students for a delightful evening of strings and vocal music. The intimate venue of the vocal music room meant the audience had a strong connection with the musicians.
 
What a great day!
 
2. Mid-semester reports—have you seen your child’s? A few reports are still in the office, waiting for pick up. If your child has not brought home the report card, please ensure you receive it on Monday. 
 
 
This week at FHCI…
 
3. Remembrance Day Assembly: Monday, November 11
On Monday 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.
 
4. Full-disclosure deadline for Grade 11 and Grade 12 Courses: Thursday, November 14
From the Ontario Student Transcript Manual:
“For Grade 11 and 12 courses only:
“If a student withdraws from a Grade 11 or Grade 12 course within five instructional days following the issue of the first provincial report card, the withdrawal is not recorded on the Ontario Student Transcript.
 
“If a student withdraws from a course after five instructional days following the issue of the first provincial report card, the withdrawal is recorded on the Ontario Student Transcript by entering a “W” in the “Credit” column. The student’s percentage grade at the time of the withdrawal is recorded in the “Percentage Grade” column.”
 
Since we issued our first provincial report card on November 7, the withdrawal deadline at FHCI for Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses without an entry on the student’s transcript is Thursday, November 14.
 
There is no transcript withdrawal deadline for Grade 9 and Grade 10 courses. The only Grade 9 and Grade 10 courses that show on a student’s transcript are those in which the student earns a credit. Courses in which the student does not earn the credit are not shown.
 
5. Professional Activity Day: Friday, November 15
There will be no classes on Friday to allow staff to attend professional development activities.
 
 
Looking ahead…
 
6. Building Bridges: Tuesday, November 19
This is a special evening for parents/guardians/students who are or have been in our English Language Learner program. If your child is or has been enrolled in an ESL course, and you haven’t replied to the invitation, please do so as soon as you can. Part of the evening will be a presentation on the pathways that unfold after high school.
 
7. Coffee House: Thursday, November 21
 

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 Mon, 11/04/2013 - 08:18

 Results from Sudbury…
On Saturday morning, Jacob Maurutto-Robinson competed in his FHCI jersey in the OFSAA provincial cross-country championships. The skies were clear after a rainy week that left the course wet and muddy in places. Jake ran with the best 253 Grade 9 cross country runners in Ontario and crossed the finish line with the top third of all the runners. Among the runners from Toronto, Jake improved his previous standing to 6th from 8th. Congratulations, Jake!
 
This week at FHCI…
 
1. Markbook printouts
By now you will have received your child’s Markbook printouts. Two or three teachers will complete their distribution this week. If you haven’t seen all your child’s Markbook printouts by Tuesday, please contact me and I will track down the missing reports.
 
2. School Council Meeting: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The School Council meets in the Staff Room on Tuesday at 7:00 PM. You received the agenda on Friday. You are invited by the Council members to join them for their monthly meeting.
 
3. “Take Our Kids to Work”: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Grade 9 students will join their parents/guardians or other friends/family members at their workplace on Wednesday. This is a worthwhile program that gives Grade 9 students greater insight into the world of work.
 
4. Academic Awards Assembly”: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
On Wednesday morning we hold our annual Academic Awards Assembly, honouring the 74 students at FHCI who earned top marks last year in our 114 Grade 9-11 classes. Award winners will be acknowledged by current Grade 10-12 students and then hosted at a reception following the assembly. Parents/guardians are invited to join the assembly and reception.
 
5. Music Night for Strings Students: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Please join us at 7:00 PM in the Vocal Music Room for performances by the students in our Strings music program. This is an annual event that showcases the outstanding talent in our music students. The students promise you an evening of beautiful music.
 
6. Midterm Reports Distributed: Thursday, November 7, 2013
Just before the end of the school day on Thursday, students return to their Period 1 class to receive their midterm report cards showing full information about their progress in each of their courses. Students without a Period 1 class will pick up their reports in the main office at the same time as the rest of the students. Please be sure your child brings home the report to you. We rely on our students to be our delivery agents of all their academic reports expect for the June report card.
 
Looking ahead to the following week…
 
7. Remembrance Day Assembly: Monday, November 11
I am happy to extend an invitation to parents/guardians to attend our annual Remembrance Day assembly. We hold two assemblies in the morning. I will send you the schedule at the end of the week.
 
8. Full disclosure date: Thursday, November 14
Under the terms of the “full disclosure” policy, all Grade 11 and 12 courses taken or attempted by students will be recorded on the Ontario Student Transcript, with the percentage grades earned and the credits gained. There is no record on the transcript of courses a student deletes within five days of the date of the midterm report card. That date for Semester 1 is November 14.
 
9. PA Day: Friday, November 15
There will be no classes in TDSB high schools on Friday, November 15 to allow for teachers to participate in professional development activities.
 

 

Good News
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 11:38

 
Falcons fly high again!
Congratulations to Thalia Desmond and Jacob Maurutto-Robinson whose previous runs qualified them to compete in the TDSB cross-country championship. Jacob’s results in that race qualified him to compete in the OFSAA provincial cross-country championship on Saturday, November 1 in Sudbury. Jacob will be competing against the top Grade 9 runners from across Ontario. Go, Falcons!
 
From the FHCI School Council:
“Our Wish List Campaign is off to a great start. Thank you to the families who responded quickly and have already made donations to the Wish List Campaign. This campaign is very important to our school and our children. The success of this campaign is up to all of us. All donations made contribute to the success of our students’ school year.
 
“Thank you from FHCI Parent Council Fund Raising Committee”
  
Happening this week at FHCI…
 
1. United Way Week at FHCI, Monday to Friday this week
You likely have already heard that this is “United Way Week” at FHCI. All Period 1 classes have collaborated to cook up their individual fund-raising projects. The variety of creative projects adds to the fun of the week.
 
From the website of United Way Toronto comes this description of the mission of the United way:
 
“At United Way Toronto, we’re working to create opportunities for a better life for everyone
 
“Our work is based on a simple but profound belief—what unites us is ultimately far more powerful than what divides us. When you support United Way Toronto, your gift goes directly to our Community Fund, which supports strategies aimed at improving the social conditions in our city. In the short term, we do this by meeting immediate needs—helping individuals when they need it most, and in the long term by addressing the root causes of social problems through a systemic approach that works to change whole communities. By supporting a network of member agencies, at United Way Toronto we focus our efforts on the three main areas that are essential to creating opportunities for a good life. These include helping people move from poverty to possibility, building healthy people and strong communities, and helping kids be all they can be.”
 
You can read more about the work of the United Way Toronto at http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/whatWeDo/main.php
 
Please encourage your child to contribute to United Way by supporting the wide variety of FHCI fundraising projects.
 
2. Markbook Printouts, Monday to Friday this week
As indicated in the Student Agenda Book, teachers will be issuing updated Markbook Printouts to all students in all classes. This will occur over the course of the week and will be completed by Friday, November 1. These printouts show all marks to date and represent the third report issued to you through your child this semester. It is important that you review the Markbook Printouts with your child to see areas of strength and areas requiring additional support. Please contact the classroom teacher with any concerns about your child’s progress.
 
3. Late Start, Tuesday, October 29
To accommodate the October Staff Meeting, the school will be following a ‘Late Start’ schedule on Tuesday. You can find the late opening schedule on Page 44 of the Agenda Book.
 
4. Grade 10, Term 1 Civics Exam, Wednesday, October 30
Students enrolled in Grade 10 Civics this term will write their final exam on Wednesday, October 30 during their scheduled class. Please ensure your child is present to write this exam.
 
5. Photo Retake Day, Wednesday October 30
Students who were not present during the first picture day in September, and students who qualify for a photo retake will have their pictures taken in the third floor Conference Room on Wednesday.
 
Looking ahead to the following week, more details to follow…
 
6. School Council Meeting, Tuesday, November 5
 
7. Academic Awards Assembly, Wednesday, November 6.
Parents/guardians of award winners will be invited to attend.
 
8. Take Our Kids to Work, Wednesday, November 6.
All permission forms must be completed and returned.
 
9. Mid-semester Reports distributed to students to take home to parents/guardians, Thursday, November 7

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 Mon, 10/21/2013 - 08:33

 Special message from the Fundraising Committee of the FHCI School Council:
“On behalf of FHCI's School Council, we are excited to launch our 2013 Wish List Campaign. This annual fund-raiser allows each parent/guardian the opportunity to enrich our children's classrooms with materials and equipment to enhance their education. Please contribute to our campaign and help make this the most successful year yet. Details are in the attached flyer.”

Looking back…

1. Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews on Thursday, October 17
The tally of the number of Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews on Thursday afternoon and evening interviews comes to 1815. I will review the data on who attended to be sure our Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interview process works for all parent/guardian groups in our school community. If you weren’t able to meet with your child’s teacher(s) on Thursday, either because of the teachers’ schedule or your own schedule, please contact the teacher(s) for a telephone consultation. You can reach a teacher by calling the main office at 416 393-1860 x 0.

2. Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Golf Championship
Congratulations to Isaiah Crystal for his strong showing at the provincial golf championship he competed in last Wednesday and Thursday at the Essex Country Golf Club in Windsor. While we have enthusiastic athletes, it is not commonplace for FHCI athletes to qualify for provincial championships. Isaiah’s results from his competitions in Toronto qualified him to compete with the best 130 high school golfers in the province. 

Despite competing against players who were one and two years older than he, and a day of rainy play on Thursday, Isaiah finished the two days of competition in the top half of the field. Isaiah was a great representative of both Forest Hill Collegiate and the Toronto District School Board at this OFSAA competition. 

This week at FHCI

3. Ontario College Information Fair: Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22
The 2013 Ontario College Information Fair 2013 will be held this week on Monday, October 21 (6:30 PM to 9:00 PM) and Tuesday, October 22 2013 (10:00 AM to 3:00 PM) at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. This is the place for students and parents/guardians to get the most up-to-date information about programs, admissions and financial awards related to Ontario’s community colleges. Admission is free. Please see the attachment for details. For full information, go to the College Information Fair website at http://www.aprod.com/ocif

4. Ward Forum: October 22, 2013, 7:00-9:00 PM
Councillor Joe Mihevc and Councillor Josh Matlow will join Trustee Shelley Laskin for the first hour in the FHCI Library at the ward forum to highlight Local Government Week. Louise Brown, Education Reporter for the Toronto Star, has agreed to moderate. The second half of the meeting will be the TDSB consultation on Building the Next Phase in Ontario's Education Strategy (PDF, 263 KB). Childcare is available. If you can’t attend, you can also submit feedback and ideas via an online submission form, which contains the key questions that are part of the discussions. Deadline for all submissions is November 15, 2013. 

Tentative dates for future ward forums: December 12, February 13, April 24, and June 10

5. Social Action Club Candy-Gram sale: Friday, October 25
From the FHCI Social Action Club: As the air cools and the trees lose their leaves, the thought of Halloween creeps into all of our minds. We in the Social Action Club would like to add to the festivities by bringing awareness to children’s rights on behalf of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF is one of the world’s best-recognized charities for children and a leading advocate for children, helping to build a world where the rights of every child are realized. Unique among world organizations and among those working with the young, UNICEF has the global authority to influence decision-makers and the grassroots partnerships to turn innovative, life-saving ideas into reality. Even a few dollars can make a difference. You can read about the work of UNICEF Canada at http://www.unicef.ca/en/discover/our-work.

On October 25th, student members of the FHCI Social Action Club will be selling candy-grams—$2 each, three for $5. Receiving a candy gram can brighten your child's day, while helping another child to survive. We are also accepting donation for UNICEF (cash or cheque made out to Forest Hill CI, noting UNICEF). Please donate and encourage your children to participate in this fundraiser to help children in need.

Looking ahead…

6. United Way Week: October 28-November 1
All home forms will be involved in fund-raising projects in support of the annual FHCI United Way Week Campaign. We kick off the week with an assembly to help our students better understand the important work of the United Way in Toronto. If possible, you may wish to supply your child with a few extra dollars for United Way Week so your child can sample a smoothie, grilled cheese sandwich, donut, cupcake, brownie; etc., all for sale in the foyer during United Way Week.

7. Tuesday, October 29: Late Opening. Schedule in Agenda Book

8. Wednesday, October 30: Term 1 Civics in-class exam

9. Wednesday, October 30: Photo Retake Day

10. Friday, November 1: End of Term 1

11. Wednesday, November 6: Take Our Kids to Work Day for all Grade 9 Students. 
Parents/guardians, please ensure you have returned permission forms.

 

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