Forest Hill Collegiate Institute Toronto District School Board


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 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:
• The Peer Project: Youth Assisting Youth website:
• Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games:

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


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