Forest Hill Collegiate Institute Toronto District School Board
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This week
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 08:18

 Absence procedures:
•      Please review with your child the need to sign out in the office whenever your child is at school and about to be absent from one or more classes. Signing out is required of all students.
 
•      Save yourself an evening auto-dial call by informing the office in the morning of your child’s absence for part or all of that day. You may phone (416-393-1860) or email (foresthill.ci@tdsb.on.ca) the absence details and reason for absence. If you are unable to phone or email in advance, please be sure you provide your child with an absence note upon return, including the absence reason.

 
Markbook Printouts
Did you receive and review your child’s Markbook Printouts last week? If you did not receive a printout for each of your child’s courses last week, please ask for them. If you have difficulty obtaining them, please contact me and I will assist.
 
Athletics
Congratulations to the Senior Girls’ Volleyball Team for their strong showing in the A/AA City Championship on Friday. The team members played their hardest and added a silver medal to our school’s medal collection!
 
Robotics
The many weeks of hard work of the Robotics Team came to a wonderful conclusion last week as the team packed up their robot and sent it off in preparation for the upcoming competition.
 
This week at FHCI…
 
1. Progress Reports: Wednesday, March 4
All students will receive progress reports at the end of the day from their Period 1 teacher. Students without a Period 1 class will pick up their reports in the main office. Please be sure your child picks up the report on Wednesday or if absent, on Thursday. On Wednesday, I will send you information about the online booking process for you to book interviews with your child’s teachers. Parent/guardian-teacher interviews will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:30 to 9:00 PM on Thursday, March 12. Please let me know this week if you need the assistance of an interpreter for the interviews.
 
Looking ahead…
 
2. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 PM
All parents/guardians of FHCI students are welcome and invited to attend.
 
3. Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews: Thursday, March 12, afternoon and evening
Online booking information will be sent to parents/guardians on Wednesday, March 4. Classes will end at 12:00 noon on March 12.
 
4. Late Opening and Early Closing: Friday, March 13
Period 1 will begin at 9:50 AM following Parent/Guardian-Teacher interviews on Thursday evening. Period 4 will end at 2:30 to allow for the annual teachers’ survey.
 
From the weekly report from Trustee Shelley Laskin…
 
Ward Forum on March 3rd at Northern Secondary School from 7:00-9:00 PM
Presentation and Hands-On Learning Opportunity – Social Media 101: A Twitter Primer
With the support of OPSBA, TDSB, Ward 11 Principals, Teachers, ECEs, Parents and hopefully a few students! If you are not already on Twitter, come and learn how. After a presentation, we will organize breakout sessions with an assigned "expert" for each table to support interactive learning. Hoping for a great turnout.
 
Special Ward Forum on Capital Issues at the TDSB with Associate Director Carla Kisko. March 9th at Davisville Public School, 43 Millwood Rd (between Millwood and Davisville),
There have been many articles written about surplus capacity in TDSB schools, and most recently, the Minister of Education called for the board to present a three-year capital plan that addresses surplus space. The situation in Ward 11, however, tells a different story and demonstrates why the board has to approach its capital issues in a careful and thoughtful way. New development and enrolment growth along the Yonge Street corridor have put tremendous pressure on area schools. On March 9, come hear staff discuss planning data and options that are being considered to address overcrowding in our schools and the challenges associated with funding both renewal and capital.
 
Childcare Provided
 
Draft Agenda for Special Ward Forum
7:00 – 7:15 Welcome & Introductions –
            Trustee Shelley Laskin and Superintendent Sandra Tondat
7:15 – 8:45 Special Presentation & Discussion with opportunities for Questions & Answers
            Associate Director Carla Kisko and Planning Staff
8:45 – 9:00 Wrap Up/New Business
 
Special Education Conference – Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Avenue)
Empowering Families through Knowledge and Networking. Register atwww.tdsb.on.ca/parentconference.
The Parent Involvement Advisory Committee (PIAC) and Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) are collaborating with the TDSB in delivering a conference for parents/guardians on Special Education topics. Learn about Individual Education Plans (IEPs); the Identification Placement and Review Committee process (IPRC); transition planning for elementary, secondary and post-secondary environments; use of technology; psycho-educational assessment; advocacy and more. Connect with agencies and personnel specializing in the support of children with special needs/gifts and their families. Connect with other parents of children with similar special needs/gifts, the specific agencies that support them and with TDSB staff in discussion sessions. Learn about specific resources and opportunities. Share challenges, problem solving strategies and success stories.

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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