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News
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 08:40

 
1. Interim reports
Please be sure you have reviewed your child’s Interim Report. Students received their reports on Wednesday afternoon last week. If you have questions about your child’s progress, please contact the classroom teacher. You can do that by calling the school number (416-393-1860) and then pressing 0 to request to have the teacher(s) call you.
 
2. Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interview online booking of appointments
Online booking of appointments for Parent/Guardian-Teacher interviews on Thursday, October 17 began last Wednesday. Instructions with login name and password reached parents/guardians via email last Wednesday evening. If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please let me know and I will assist you. The teachers are looking forward to meeting you, so please book your appointments and make arrangements to attend on Thursday.
 
3. Commencement
Last Thursday was a very special afternoon at FHCI for the graduates of 2013, their families and friends, and the school staff. It was wonderful to have our grads back with us, even if only for an afternoon, and to hear about the next steps in their lives. Thanks to a strong team effort, the commencement program was a delight to be part of.
 
This week at FHCI
 
4. College and university visits
To assist our students in preparation for post-secondary programs, we invite representatives from colleges and universities to meet with interested students. Please check the agenda book for the representatives coming to speak with students in the coming weeks.
 
5. Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews: Thursday, October 17
Our Parent/Guardian-Teacher interview sessions run in the afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and in the evening from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. That allows for about 50 interview slots. Since teachers normally have 75-80 students in their three classes each semester, we must limit individual interviews to five minutes. If you want more time to speak to your child’s teacher(s), you are invited to set another meeting time after Thursday. You are welcome to have your child accompany you to Thursday’s interviews.
 
6. Special Schedule: Thursday, October 17
To allow for a lunch break prior to afternoon interviews, classes will be dismissed on Thursday at 11:45 AM. Here is the class schedule for Thursday.
Period 1            9:00            -            9:40
Period 2            9:45            -            10:20
Period 3            10:25            -            11:00
Period 4            11:05            -            11:45
Dismissal            11:45
 
7. Late opening: Friday, October 18
Following the late night on Thursday, we have a late opening on Friday. Here is the schedule:
Period 1            9:50            -            10:59
Period 2            11:02            -            12:07
Lunch            12:07            -            1:07
Period 3            1:07            -            2:12
Period 4            2:15            -            3:20
 
Looking ahead to the following week…
 
8. Trustee/Counsellor Ward Forum: Tuesday, October 22 at Forest Hill Collegiate
You are invited to join Trustee Shelley Laskin and Councillors Josh Matlow and Joe Mihevc at a joint Ward Forum to be held fro 7:00-9:00 PM at Forest Hill Collegiate in the library on the first floor. A Ward Forum is a regular meeting of parents, school community, Trustee and Board staff of schools in a ward. One focus of this Ward Forum is “Local Government Week Celebration”. I have attached the draft agenda for the meeting.

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

 

 

 

Looking back…
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 13:07

 1. Grade 9 Leadership Day
It was delightful to have the Grade 9s together on Monday at the Grade 9 Leadership Day at the North York Civic Centre. After spending the day with the students, I can assure you the Grade 9 students will make an outstanding contribution to this school over the upcoming four years.
 
2. Markbook printouts
By now, Markbook printouts have been given to all students. Please insist that your child brings home the Markbook printouts to you so you have an accurate and current record of progress to date. The reports are for parents/guardians and the students are our message carriers.
 
3. Post-secondary programs information night
If you were not able to attend Wednesday’s excellent information night about programs after high school, you can review the presentation on the Guidance portion of the FHCI website at www.fhci.net
 
Coming up next week…
 
4. Progress Reports Distributed: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
At the end of the day on Wednesday, students will return to Period 1 classes to receive their Sem 1 progress reports. These reports contain a letter grade (E, G, S, U), teacher comment and attendance information. Included with the progress report will be the individual report from the Grade 9 EQAO math test and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, both written last year. The information in the progress report comes in advance of Parent/Guardian-Teacher interviews on Thursday, October 17. You will receive an email next week about how to book your appointments online. We schedule the interviews during the afternoon and evening to accommodate as many work schedules as we can. Your child is welcome to accompany you to the interviews.
 
5. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Please join other parents/guardians for the October School Council Meeting, held in the Staff Room at FHCI at 7:00 PM.  The agenda is attached.
 
6. Graduation: Thursday, October 10, 2013
In order to provide the time needed to prepare the school for our annual graduation ceremony on Thursday afternoon, we will run a shortened day schedule on Thursday. Class start times on Thursday are:
Period 1: 9:00
Period 2: 9:45
Period 3: 10:30
Period 4: 11:15
 
Students will leave school promptly at 12:00 noon so we can put our full focus on preparations for the ceremony.
 
7. PD Day: Friday, October 11, 2013
We will have no classes and no students at school on Friday, October 11 teachers will be participating in the mandatory Professional Development Day as schedule by the Ministry of Education.
 
 
Looking ahead…
 
8. Thanksgiving Monday: Monday, October 14
Schools in Ontario are closed on Monday and there are no classes.
 
9. Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews: Thursday, October 17
Early dismissal to allow for afternoon interviews. Schedule will follow.
 
10. Late Opening: Friday, October 18
See Late Opening schedule on Page 44 of the Agenda Book.
 
 
Special information for parents/guardians of Grade 9 students…
FHCI Grade 9 students will participate in ‘Take Our Kids To Work Day’ on November 6. You will receive full information and participation permission forms later this month.
 
Peggy Aitchison
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
Home of the Falcons, award winning scholars, athletes and performers
Where students and staff take a stand against bullying
416 393-1860 x 20010
peggy.aitchison@tdsb.on.ca

 

End of Year
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 08:01

What FHCI parents/guardians need to know for June 27 and June 28:

 
1. Thursday, June 27…30% End-of-course Mark Review
Pd 1 9:00-9:25
Pd 2 9:30-10:00
Pd 3 10:05-10:30
Pd 4 10:35-11:00
 
Only students and teachers participate in 30% End-of-course Mark Review. The purpose is to ensure all of the end-of-course evaluation has been marked and correctly included.
 
If a student is unable to attend the 30% End-of-course Mark Review on Thursday, the student has an opportunity to review the end-of-course evaluation data at a later date. All marks for a course and final exams are retained in the school for 12 months. Students can arrange for exam review in early September.
 
2. Thursday, June 27…Summer School sign up deadline, 12:00 noon
All students wishing to attend TDSB summer school must have registered and returned their signed permission form by 12:00 noon
 
3. Thursday, June 27…Return of textbooks and library books
All borrowed or issued books must be returned by 4:00 PM on Thursday in order for us to prepare and mail the final report card.
 
4. Thursday, June 27…Lockers empty
Starting at 4:00 on Thursday, the caretakers will commence their full-school clean up by removing left over locks. Please ensure your child empties the locker and removes the lock before leaving on Thursday.
 
5. Friday, June 28…Report cards mailed
Once marks are finalized, we will print report cards for students who do not have textbooks or library books to hand in. If our process runs smoothly, we will have the reports to the mailbox by the end of the day on Friday. If that is the case, you can expect delivery of the report card between July 2 and July 12. If you think we might have an out-of-date address for you, please send your child to the office tomorrow with proof of address change and we will update or records for Friday’s mailing. I will provide further information about school overall results on Friday.
 
For students unable to attend the end-of-course evaluation mark review on Thursday and who want to calculate the end-of-course mark..
 
For students who will not be present on Thursday: to calculate the 30% end of course mark:
 
1. Multiply your term mark out of 100 times 0.7
2. Subtract that mark from your final report card mark
3. The result is the mark you received out of 30 on the end-of-course evaluation (s)
 
If you have any questions about the year end, please contact me.
 
Peggy Aitchison
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
Home of the Falcons, award winning scholars, athletes and performers
416 393-1860 x 20010
peggy.aitchison@tdsb.on.ca

 

Iman's Video
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 08:21

At the beginning of May, I sent your this information about Iman Jaffari...

"In mid-April, I send the FHCI community an email about "Make Your Pitch", a contest for students to present novel business ideas. Grade 9 FHCI Information Technology student, Iman Jaffari, took up the challenge and entered a video in this Ontario-wide contest sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, the Ministry of Research and Innovation, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

 
"Iman's business idea was a website where amateur chefs and enthusiastic cooks could share their recipes with the rest of the world by posting them online at a site he would call "Foodpost.ca". Iman's computer teacher, Ms. Costin, was an inspiration for Iman and she encouraged her students to vote for Iman’s 'pitch'.
 
"First came the good news that Iman’s entry was chosen as one of the finalists in the category, ‘Technology’. On Monday, Iman and the finalists met at the Ontario Centre of Excellence and 'pitched' their ideas live in front of a panel of judges. Premiere Wynne, and some MPPs were there on Monday to see the videos and hear the pitches. After the presentations, the judges made their decisions and the semi-finalists—including Iman—returned on Tuesday to a luncheon where the winners were announced. Iman won for his category! For that win, he was presented with a significant monetary award, a scholarship for post-secondary study, plus summer training in business development. As Iman’s school, the FHCI Business Department will also receive an award.
 
"To see Iman’s winning site, go to the ‘Make Your Pitch’ website  (http://www.makeyourpitch.ca/home) and then click on “Food Post” (http://www.makeyourpitch.ca/entry/11137108-Food-Post?offset=2&sort=votecount%20DESC&channel=22500)
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TDSB Communications pitched the story to the media and CityTV News decided to do a story! Here is the link to their story, featuring Iman, his mother and Aneta Costin his computer teacher.
http://www.citynews.ca/2013/06/17/toronto-student-cashes-in-on-his-cooking-talent/

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

 

 

 

Good News
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 14:11

To the FHCI community…
 
You may remember the ‘good news’ items I shared with you in a recent ‘Fast Facts’. A number of our students had their high levels of achievement and creativity recognized beyond FHCI.
 I shared that same information with the TDSB Communications department and the folks there wrote a lovely description of the students and their accomplishments. This story will be on the TDSB website tomorrow (www.tdsb.on.ca). You can access the story now at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/_site/ViewItem.asp?siteid=9998&menuid=41877&pageid=35157&showhidden=both
 
Congrats to these award winners!
 
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, 06/10/2013 - 08:26

This week at FHCI…

 1. Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14: Culminating Activity and Exam Preparation
The Student Success team will be available to help students with their culminating activity and exam planning and preparation every lunch until June 14. If your child would benefit from this support, please ensure your child meets with the Student Success Team in Room G44 at lunch this week.
 
2. Tuesday, June 11: Locker Clean Out
Students will be given time during class on Tuesday to complete Phase 1 of cleaning out their lockers for the year. On Tuesday, students will dispose of any contents they won’t need for the end of the year and return any borrowed FHCI library material. By June 26, all lockers must be empty and locks removed. Starting on June 27, the caretakers will remove any remaining locks and dispose of leftover materials. Please be sure your child’s locker is empty and the lock removed by June 26.
 
3. Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12: PA Crew Tryouts
Tryouts for the 2013-2014 P.A. Crew will be held after school on Tuesday, June 11th and Wednesday, June 12th. All students are invited to try out. We are looking for students who are good readers and can be relied on to be at school by 8:45 AM, in advance of the day’s morning announcements.
 
4. Wednesday, June 12: Grade 8 Reception
If your child started at FHCI in Grade 9, you may remember attending our annual reception for incoming students. The forecast looks good for another sunny Welcome Reception in our Fountain Courtyard. This is an exciting time for the almost-Grade-9s and we all look forward to our first afternoon together.
 
5. Wednesday, June 12: School Council Meeting
The School Council will hold its final meeting of the school year on Wednesday in the Staff Room, beginning at 7:00 PM. The agenda for the meeting is attached. Please come if you can.
 
6. Thursday, June 13 and Friday June 14: EQAO Math Test
Students currently in Grade 9 Applied or Academic math classes will write the EQAO Math Test during their math classes on Thursday and Friday. I have already sent an email to the families of the students who will participate. If your child will be writing the test and you have not received the email from me, please let me know and I will resend the email. Please note that IEP students and ELL students are entitled to extra time up to double time.
 
7. Friday, June 14: Grade 10 Civics exam
If your child is currently enrolled in a Grade 10 Civics class, please note that the classes will be writing their end-of-course Civics exam during class on Friday. It is important that students be present in class to write their final exam in Civics.
 
Looking ahead…
 
8. Tuesday, June 18: Last day of classes
Textbook returns: for courses with no exams, all textbooks must be returned by Tuesday. For courses with final exams, textbooks must be returned to the exam room.
 
We will hold our end-of-year assembly during Period 1 to review the school year and bid farewell to leaving teachers.
 
9. Wednesday, June 19: Tutorial Day in the morning; exams in the afternoon
All teachers will be available to provide extra help from 9:00 until 11:15. Exams begin at 1:00 PM in the afternoon. Please be sure you know your child’s exam schedule. If your child is too ill to write an exam, contact the school first thing in the morning and obtain the FHCI ‘Missed Evaluation Form’. Take that form to a medical doctor on the day of the missed exam for the doctor to complete indicating your child was too ill to write the exam. Full instructions are on the form.
 
10. Thursday, June 20 to Wednesday, June 26
Exams will be written from Thursday to the following Wednesday. Start time for all exams is 9:00 or 1:00. Please check the exam schedule I sent to you with the ‘Fast Facts’ on May 24 to be certain you know your child’s important dates and times.
 
 
From our trustee, Shelley Laskin, comes information about a special opportunity for young people, 16-25 years old…
 
11. Pan/Parapan American Games – New Volunteer Ambassador Program
The Peer Project: Youth Assisting Youth is a proud supporter of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. As a Community Hub for the Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games micro-grant initiative, we need youth 16-25 years old to become Volunteer Ambassadors who will develop healthier, more active, and better-connected communities through the power of play.
 
Neighbourhood Games are locally organized, playful and joyful activities that bring people together to share an experience, have fun and play. Ambassadors will plan, promote and participate in an activity in their community (events must be submitted to the Playing for Keeps calendar in advance). Activities can cover a range of things such as sports, arts, music and food. Ambassadors must also create a brief video (30 seconds - 2 minutes) documenting the activity and submit it to the Playing for Keeps website.
 
Volunteer Ambassadors will be provided with the following opportunities:

  1. Community Leadership Training Certificate at George Brown College.
  2. Access to ($50) micro-grants to host Neighbourhood Games in their community.
  3. Participation in Playing for Keeps volunteer events.
  4. Access to additional Leadership Training.
  5. Ongoing engagement at The Peer Project: Youth Assisting Youth.
  6. Volunteer hours and a letter of reference.
  7. Potential to become an Ambassador at the 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan American Games.

 
Mandatory eligibility criteria:

  1. Must complete Community Leadership Training at George Brown College.
  2. Must be able to initiate and deliver Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games in your community from July 12, 2013 - August 9, 2013.
  3. Participate in Playing for Keeps volunteer events.

 
To apply for this opportunity, please forward your resume to Chuck Okonkwo (416) 932 - 1919 ext. 258 or cokonkwo@yay.org. Make sure you indicate in the subject line "Playing for Keeps". All applicants must attend a mandatory Information Session on Saturday June 15, 2013. Please register for the event before the deadline. Playing for Keeps Neighbourhood Games grants have been provided by a grant from the Vital Toronto Fund at the Toronto Community Foundation.           

• Playing for Keeps website: http://www.playingforkeeps.ca
• The Peer Project: Youth Assisting Youth website: http://www.peerproject.com
• Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games: http://www.toronto2015.org

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

 

Facts
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 07:46

 

 

This week at FHCI...
 
1.            Help for students preparing for end-of-course evaluations
The Student Success team will be available to help students with their Culminating Activity and exam planning and preparation every lunch until June 14. If your child would benefit from some organizational help, study skills, or academic support, lease encourage your child to meet up with the Student Success Team (Ms. Ng, Ms. Tung, Ms. Moroz) in G44 at lunch.
 
2.            2013-2014 PA (Announcements) Crew Tryouts, Tuesday and Wednesday
Tryouts for the 2013-2014 P.A. Crew will be held after school on Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th. Announcements will be read after school throughout the building.
 
3.            Annual Grad Breakfast, Friday, June 7
Members of the Graduating Class of 2013 were invited to the 6th Annual FHCI Grad Breakfast, held in their honour. Staff and students will gather on Friday, June 7 in the Fountain Courtyard from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. to celebrate the academic accomplishments and community contributions of the graduates, achieved with the support and encouragement of the FHCI staff.
 
All grads are asked to respond to the invitation with "yes" or "no" so we can prepare for Friday’s breakfast. If you are the parent of a grad, please check to see that your child has responded to the email invitation. We hope we will be able to top last year's record turn out for the Grad Breakfast.
 
4.            Missing something?
The ‘inventory’ of the lost-and-found closet has been set out on tables in the main office. If your child misplaced clothing this year, please have your child check the tables. Items remaining at the end of the week will be donated to the local youth shelter. In addition to clothes, we also have keys and eyeglasses. It is worth checking that tray if your child is missing either.
 
 
 
High Flying Falcons!
 
5.            Cayley Math Contest
During the first week of June, Grade 10 FHCI student, Alicia Lian, will spend a week immersed in all-things mathematics at the University of Waterloo. Shortly after Alicia joined us in February, she competed in the annual U of W “Cayley” math contest for Grade 10 students. When the results were announced, Alicia found herself among the top 17 competitors in the test. To put that in perspective, there were 21,762 students from around the world who wrote the Cayley contest. Alicia was in the top 0.08% of all those contestant! Her prize, in addition to a medal and certificate, is the chance to join other top ‘mathletes’ for a week at U of Waterloo, a world-renowned centre for mathematics excellence.
 
6.            AHEN Awards
On May 21, I was delighted to join parents and friends who had gathered to watch the presentation of student awards from the African Heritage Educators Network. Our nominee, Kelvin Chukwu, received an award for his outstanding academic achievement. In addition to being a top scholar, Kelvin is President of the FHCI Student Council. This busy student also played a lead role in our recent production of Oklahoma!
 
7.            ¢OIN Contest
On Thursday last week, I received terrific news from Ms. Pedersen. Her accounting student, Ahmed Amanullah, recently wrote the ¢OIN accounting contest (Chartered Accountant Highschool Contest), sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.  Ms. Pedersen told me that Ahmed was among the top finishers. In addition to a cash prize, Ahmed will be honoured at a luncheon sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Ontario.  The school will also receive a monetary prize in recognition of Ahmed’s accomplishment.
 
8.             Bernard Chernos Essay Contest
Then on Friday, Mr. Sable passed along more good news. Jackie Karbi, one of his senior law students, submitted an essay to the annual Bernard Chernos Essay Contest. This contest is open to students from across Canada and is sponsored by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Mr. Sable had just received the wonderful news that Jackie’s essay had been chosen as the best from all the entries received. Both she and the FHCI History Department will receive a monetary award to mark this accomplishment.
 
9.            “Make Your Pitch”
And finally… In mid-April, I send the FHCI community an email about "Make Your Pitch", a contest for students to present novel business ideas. Grade 9 FHCI Information Technology student, Iman Jaffari, took up the challenge and entered a video in this Ontario-wide contest sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, the Ministry of Research and Innovation, and the Ontario Centres of Excellence.
 
Iman's business idea was a website where amateur chefs and enthusiastic cooks could share their recipes with the rest of the world by posting them online at a site he would call "Foodpost.ca". Iman's computer teacher, Ms. Costin, was an inspiration for Iman and she encouraged her students to vote for Iman’s 'pitch'.
 
First came the good news that Iman’s entry was chosen as one of the finalists in the category, ‘Technology’. On Monday, Iman and the finalists met at the Ontario Centre of Excellence and 'pitched' their ideas live in front of a panel of judges. Premiere Wynne, and some MPPs were there on Monday to see the videos and hear the pitches. After the presentations, the judges made their decisions and the semi-finalists—including Iman—returned on Tuesday to a luncheon where the winners were announced. Iman won for his category! For that win, he was presented with a significant monetary award, a scholarship for post-secondary study, plus summer training in business development. As Iman’s school, the FHCI Business Department will also receive an award.
 
To see Iman’s winning site, go to the ‘Make Your Pitch’ website  (http://www.makeyourpitch.ca/home) and then click on “Food Post” (http://www.makeyourpitch.ca/entry/11137108-Food-Post?offset=2&sort=votecount%20DESC&channel=22500)
 
Congratulations to these superb representatives of Forest Hill Collegiate whose skills and hard work moved them to the top of their fields.
 
Upcoming next week...

 
10.      Balancing the 2013-2014 Operating Budget – Second Joint Budget Ward Forum on June 11, Northern SS, from 7:00–9:00 PM with Trustee Gershon and Goodman
Area trustees including Shelley Laskin will be following up with their communities at another Joint Ward Budget Forum on June 11th from 7:00–9:00 PM at Northern Secondary School. By that time there will be greater clarity about the options that staff are recommending to move forward in order to balance our budget. For current information, please click on 2013-14 Budget. There is another Budget Meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 PM. Please also note the next Participatory Workgroup Meeting will be held on Monday, 10 June 2013 at 5050 Yonge St in the Boardroom at 7:00 PM. This meeting will also be available via webcast.

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

 

 

Events
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 05/27/2013 - 09:19

1. Hillstock
Last week, when I gave the date for Hillstock, I mistakenly announced a date in February. Who knew when I wrote that misinformation that today, the real day, would feel like February?! Despite the chilly weather, today’s event was great fun. The games outside soon moved inside where students were signing each other’s yearbooks and listening to the band and singing performances. Hillstock is an FHCI tradition that predates all of us. Reading those yearbook comments years from now will bring back a flood of happy FHCI memories.
 
2. Prom
Some of those memories, for the senior students, will include last night’s prom. The boys were very handsome and the girls looked quite sophisticated. It was a wonderful evening, despite the cold, damp weather. The room was beautiful and the food was terrific. We are all indebted to Ms. Halas and her organizing crew for a superb evening.
 
Upcoming…
 
3. Exam Schedule
I am attaching the June exam schedule. Please post the schedule with your child’s exam dates and times highlighted. Please read over the rules for exams. We have no  wiggle room for students who don’t follow those directions. I regret that we are unable to alter the exam schedule to fit family or personal plans.
 
4. Culminating Activities
Please review the rules that came with the Culminating Activities schedule. CAs begin on Monday.
 
5. 30% End of Course Mark
In the remaining days of this school year, students will be earning 30% of their final marks.  I don’t want any student to be at a disadvantage because of not following the rules around these evaluations. Over the next few weeks, be sure your child is making course work and studying a priority.
 
6. Last Day to Drop a Course
Monday is the last day for students to drop a course and have the course show as ‘Incomplete’ on their Credit Counselling Summary. After Monday, all students registered in a course will get a final completion mark in the course.
 
7. Late Start
We will have a Late Start on Tuesday for the monthly staff meeting. At that meeting will be hearing about ‘return to school’ support plans for students who have suffered a concussion.
 
8. Award Applications
Many awards require a student to make application for the award. The deadline to submit such an application is Friday, May 31. Students may receive further information through Guidance.
 
Looking ahead…
 
9. Grad Breakfast, June 7
Grads should watch for an email invitation from me to the annual FHCI Grad Breakfast. Servers are the 2013-2014 Prefects. This is a lovely occasion for teachers and students to gather and share memories built up over the last four years at FHCI.
 
Peggy Aitchison
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
Home of the Falcons, award winning scholars, athletes and performers
416 393-1860 x 20010
peggy.aitchison@tdsb.on.ca

 

News
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 08:39

 1. Oklahoma!
 
Congratulations to all the staff and students who joined together to present Thursday and Friday night’s audiences with an evening of delightful theatre. All the components of the production, following months of rehearsals, came together for two superb performances. Well done, Ms. Dalamba and all the students who made this show such a success.
 
2. Student Council Elections Campaign
Students vying for a position on the 2013-2014 Student Council will be engaged in campaigning this week. The election assembly will be help on Thursday with voting and counting of ballots scheduled for Friday.
 
3. School Council Meeting
The May meeting of the FHCI School Council will be help on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 PM. Please note the change of date. The agenda is attached.
 
4. Financial aid for post-secondary programs
The TDSB has a number of scholarship opportunities available to provide financial assistance/monetary support for graduating students in need of financial aid for their post-secondary plans.  These scholarships are limited to $100 to $300. If your child requires financial support for courses after high school, please forward me the student’s name and a brief explanation of the financial need involved by May 8th. Our school’s scholarship committee will then determine which student names will be put forward for consideration. The information you provide will be kept in strictest confidence.
 
5. An invitation from the Lawrence Park Collegiate School Council to FHCI families
Child and Family Therapist Jennifer Kolari is the founder of Connected Parenting. Author of Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kidand You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting, Kolari is the parenting expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris Show, and has appeared frequently on Canada AM and Breakfast Television.
 
You are invited to the auditorium at Lawrence Park CI, 125 Chatsworth Drive, Toronto on Monday, May 27th at 7:00 PM to hear Ms. Kolari’s entertaining workshop and insightful strategies, shared with warmth and humour. This evening is open to teachers, parents, students and siblings. There is no cost for this event. Please see the attached flyer for full details.
 
6. Summer Camp in China for students of Chinese heritage
Please find attached a flyer announcing “Student Heritage Summer Camp in China”.
 
This summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for students of Chinese heritage to experience life in China. From July 23 to August 5, students will immerse themselves in Chinese culture and language in the cities of Dalian and Beijing. Developing deep connections with their heritage, students will learn about China's traditions, geography and history.
 
This summer camp is open to students between the ages of 12-17. This program provides the opportunity to practise and improve Chinese language skills, visit communities and meet local families. This summer, participants will attend the opening ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing and visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven.
 
Limited spaces are available for non-Chinese students who are currently studying Chinese. This camp is offered through the Toronto District School Board in partnership with Qiaoban - Department of Culture and Education, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, People's Republic of China.
 
For more information and to download application package, please visitwww.tdsbchinacamp.ca, or call 416-529-4440.
 
Looking ahead…
Monday, May 20: Victoria Day. No classes
 
Thursday, May 23: FHCI Prom
 
Friday, May 24: Special schedule: four morning classes followed by Yearbook distribution and the annual Hillstock (more information will follow).
 
Monday, May 27: Culminating Activities begin (schedule to follow). Please see Page 21/22 about the requirement for attendance during Culminating Activities.
 
Tuesday, May 28: Staff Meeting, Late Opening schedule.

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

 

In Review
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 09:18

 In review…

 First… Thank you for the members of the School Action Team who helped plan our week’s activities for Mental Health Awareness Week. The week started with an assembly presentation by a TDSB high school student who fell into a debilitating depression after he was struck by a car. The assembly ran under the title, "Stop the Stigma. Stop the Silence." The student spoke about first suffering in silence and falling behind in school. His relationships became strained. It wasn’t until he reached out for help that he felt any sense of hope. And he had to try a few times until he arrived at the door of the person who was able to provide effective treatment. The clear message was that things can get better, but likely won’t by only hoping. Help is available. This was a very powerful and poignant message for our students who were a wonderful audience for the speaker. The talk finished with a review of resources available to students.
 
The week finished with ‘Issues Day,’ which saw representatives from a variety of agencies speaking to students in smaller class groups. Again, the speakers were excellent.
 
Second…Thank you also to the performers who made our hearts sing at the annual ‘Sounds of Toronto.’ This event brought together hundreds of students from high schools across Toronto who sang and performed together. The repertoire, performed on the stage and in the balconies at Massey Hall, was both challenging and beautifully executed. Congratulations to Ms. Dalamba and her performers.
 
Upcoming…
 
1. April 29 to May 3: Spirit Week at FHCI
Here are the highlights of Spirit Week starting Monday and running through to Friday:
Monday: Blue and Gold Day; Tuesday: Trivia Question 1, Crazy Hair/Hat Day. Mascot Election; Wednesday: Trivia Question 2, Twin Day; Thursday: Trivia Question 3, Pajama Day; and Friday: Trivia Question 4, Jersey Day
 
2. All week…Spirit Wear Sale
The FHCI Athletic Council will be holding its Spirit Wear Clothing Sale this week. Athletic Council members will have samples in the main foyer and will be taking orders during lunch throughout the week. Purchased items will be ready for distribution before Culminating Activities begin at the end of May. You will find an order form attached to this email. A cheque, payable to Forest Hill CI) is the preferred method of payment. The Athletic Council will also accept cash payment.
 
3. Tuesday, April 30: Late Opening
We will follow our Late Opening Schedule on Tuesday morning to accommodate our monthly Staff Meeting. The schedule is on Page 44 of the Student Agenda Book.
 
4. Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3: Oh, my...it's Oklahoma!
Please join us on Thursday or Friday at 7:30 for the school performance of Oklahoma! Known as the “Musical of all musicals,” here is what you need to know: “The musical is set in the old west which was about to become Oklahoma after the turn of the 20th century. The high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story…The show is filled with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s memorable musical numbers including, of course, Oklahoma!”
 
 
Make a note of these events…
 
• The School Council Meeting in May will be held on Monday, May 6. Please note the change of date from the Agenda Book. You will receive an agenda prior to the meeting.
 
• I am attaching the schedule of workshops offered by Integra. From their website at http://www.integra.on.ca/ comes this description of their mandate, “Integra is an accredited Children's Mental Health Centre located in Toronto, Canada. We are dedicated to helping children and adolescents who experience social, emotional and behavioural problems related to their learning disabilities. We deliver services in a manner that strengthens the family, in the belief that the family can be the most valuable resource for children and youth.” 
 
The schedule includes May workshops titled, “All About Moods: Anxiety, Depression and Learning Disabilities”; “Walk a Mile in My Shoes for Siblings”; and “ADHD and LDs in Teens: Supporting Self-Reliance.” Please see the flyer for full details.

If you have questions about anything in this email, please contact me.

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

 

 

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