Forest Hill Collegiate Institute Toronto District School Board
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This week
Submitted Submitted by Aneta Costin on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 06:01

 This is a special message for parents/caregivers in the FHCI community...

The Northern SS school community suffered the tragic loss of a student last week. I am passing along this message to our community from Mr. Felsen, principal at Northern SS:
 
It has been a most difficult week, to say the least. We are all deeply moved by the outpouring of support from the entire community for the family, the students and the staff who are affected by the tragic loss. I am writing to invite you to an event that we have planned for parents/caregivers.
 
We have invited Andrea Warnick to come to Northern on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 PM in the NSS library to speak to parents/caregivers. Ms. Warnick has extensive experience as a grief counsellor and has specialized in the area of supporting youth and children who have experienced the loss of someone close to them. More details can be found in the attachment. We hope that you will find this session useful so that you can gain more tools to speak with your son/daughter.

 

 
Note: If your child will be absent from school, please notify the school office before the missed school time. Please remind your child to sign out in the office before leaving school for any reason.

Recently at FHCI…
 
We finished last week with our annual graduation ceremony. It was wonderful to have so many of the graduates, their families and friends ‘come home’ for this milestone in a young person’s life. Preparing for graduation is a very large undertaking and all the staff contributed to the success of our graduation ceremony.
 
Our next recognition of the academic accomplishments comes on November 4 when we hold our annual Academic Awards Assembly. This assembly, for students in Grade 9-12, recognizes the student with the top mark in each Grade 9-11 course in the 2014-2015 school year. Parents/caregivers of the award winners will receive an invitation to the Academic Awards Assembly. 
That is the same day that new Grade 9 students will participate in "Take Our Kids to Work Day."
 
All students received Markbook printouts last week with the direction to take them home to their parents/caregivers. If you have not seen all your child’s reports, please follow up at home. If you need my help to intervene and have your child’s teacher reprint the report, please connect with me.
 
Looking ahead…
 
1. Ontario Colleges Fair: Monday, October 19 (5:00-9:00 PM) and Tuesday, October 20 (10:00 -3:00 PM)
Full information about this special learning opportunity for senior students is at http://www.ocif.ca. All the colleges in Ontario will be present for this two-day fair. We are fortunate to have this program located in Toronto so students and their families can attend on Monday after school hours and not miss classes.
 
2. Progress reports distributed to students to take home to parents/caregivers: Monday, October 19
Along with the progress report (letter grades: E = Excellent, G = Good, S = Satisfactory, U = Unsatisfactory), you will receive information about booking Parent-Teacher Conferences to be held in the afternoon and evening on Thursday, October 29.
 
3. School Council Pot Luck and Meeting: Wednesday, October 21
All parents/caregivers are invited to come for a pot-luck supper at 6:00 PM and then stay for some or all of the October School Council meeting at 7:00 PM following dinner.
 
Peggy Aitchison
Principal
Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
Where students and staff take a stand against bullying
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
416 393-1860 x 2001

 

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