Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:22
Again, we have had a busy and productive week at FHCI.
On Monday our ESL students met at a local restaurant for their annual holiday dinner. The turnout was great and there was laughter all around.
Our students and staff have been treated to the results of the outstanding efforts of our students in art, drama and music. Student art work decorates our front foyer and main office. We’ve been treated to two plays including an original work, “Love or India”, written by one of our students. The senior drama class presented, “Under the Juniper Tree” for the whole school last week. This week, we were treated to music assemblies, featuring about 150 of our students in band, strings and vocal performances. Last night was the grand finale as we gathered in the auditorium for ‘Celebration of Music.’ Congratulations and thank you to all students and staff involved in enriching our lives.
Next week at FHCI…
1. Daily Bread Food Bank Collection Ends: Monday, December 15
Our Daily Bread Food Bank Drive bins continued to fill up but still have space for your donation. The need is great. Please donate if you can on Monday. Our bins will be picked up at the end of the day on Monday.
2. Filipino Club Holiday Party: Monday, December 15
Students in the Filipino Club will gather in the cafeteria from 3:30 to 6:00 for their annual holiday party with good food and good fun. If your child is in the club, be sure your child comes for the party.
3. Locker clean out: Monday, December 15
Our caretakers will set out bins in the halls so students can dispose of those items in their lockers that are of no further use to them. That way, students start the new year with more useable space in their lockers.
4. Grad Photos: Monday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 16
Please be sure your graduating student has signed up for the grad composite photo as well as the yearbook photo. Composite photo…sign up online according to the information previous sent; yearbook photo…sign up in the main office.
5. Late opening: Tuesday, December 16
We will follow a late-opening schedule on Tuesday to allow for our monthly staff meeting. The day’s schedule is on Page 44 of the Student Agenda Book.
6. Grade 9 EQAO Numeracy Practice Test: Thursday, December 18, Period 2
All students in Grade 9 Academic and Applied Math in Semester 1 will participate in an EQAO Numeracy practice test on Thursday in Period 2. This will give students practice with the test before they write the January 2015 test in class on January 19 and 20. Parents and students can review full information about the test, including actual tests from previous years at:http://www.eqao.com/Parents/Secondary/09/09.aspx?Lang=E&gr=09
7. Pancake Breakfast: Friday, December 19
Hot pancakes, warm syrup, whipped cream, soft butter and orange juice will be served to anyone who comes down to the cafeteria before 8:45 on Friday morning. Teachers will be flipping pancakes, served by Student Council members as part of our annual Pancake Breakfast. All students are invited to join the breakfast on Friday. Flipping starts at 7:30 AM and serving starts at 8:00 AM. It’s worth getting up early for!
Looking ahead to 2015…
8. Classes resume: Monday, January 5
9. Culminating Activities Begin: Monday, January 5.
Please refer to Culminating Activities schedule previously distributed to students and parents/guardians.
9. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, January 7
10. Exams begin: Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 PM
Tutorial in the morning. Exam schedule to follow.
11. Last day to change Semester 2 courses: Wednesday, January 28
12. PA Day: Thursday, January 29
13. Deadline to submit Optional Area Attendance Application to Requested School: Friday, January 30
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute