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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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