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
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