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This week
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 Congratulations to the students who participated in the ESL Speech Competition, hosted yesterday here at FHCI. The contest brought together students from schools in the West Region of TDSB. The competitors, all in English Language Learning programs, presented speeches on a variety of topics from “My mom is my hero” to “Human Trafficking”. Public speaking is a challenging experience, made all the more challenging when you are delivering your speech in a new language. Thank you to the FHCI students who acted as hosts.
 
Congratulations and thank you to the students and staff who organized yesterday’s music concert. It is always a delight to hear our students perform.
 
In the season of giving…
 
Social Action Club wants to “Deck the Halls”…
Have you ever wondered how hard life would be without an education or a stable income? Well this is the harsh reality for many kids worldwide. This year, FHCI is raising money to help Youth for Humanity, a not-for-profit organization that has partnered up with the Aghaaz School in Karachi, Pakistan, to take 80 children off the streets and send them to school. Social Action's "Deck the Halls" campaign is hoping to raise $1000 to provide a year of tuition, school supplies, food, and most importantly a ticket out of the streets for 10 children. How can you help? For the next two weeks we will be hosting activities like a Spelling Bee competition between students and teachers, candy-cane gram sales and even a money box competition among the classes. Please encourage your child to listen to announcements next week so that all students participate and help “Deck the Halls”.
 
Cold weather + FHCI Spirit = FHCI Toque
What is a toque? In Canada, toque is the common name for a knitted winter hat. The fashion is said to have originated with the coureurs de bois, French and Métis fur traders, who kept their woollen night caps on for warmth during cold winter days.
 
The FHCI Student Council has partnered with the Student Council to bring us FHCI toques as shown below. Members of Student Council will be in the front foyer until 12:15 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the week of December 7th  taking toque orders. The price for either style is $15.  Come on out, FHCI, and get warm with your winter toque spiritware.
 

 
CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish Toy Drive continues…
From today to December 7th, we will be collecting new and unwrapped toys to be donated to theCP24 CHUM Christmas Wish. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped in the festive boxes in the main office until December 7. CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish has requested no cash and no gift cards.
 
CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish will distribute the toys to children of families in need across the Greater Toronto Area so that every child has an opportunity to receive a gift this Christmas.
 
Let’s all show some FHCI school and holiday spirit by supporting this important cause! 
 
What to donate:
- Toys for infants 0-12 months
- Yoyos
- Art and craft supplies (such as crayons, markers, paint)
- Basketballs, soccer balls, mini hockey sticks and other sports equipment
- Dolls
- Bubbles
- Toy cars
- Books, colouring books
- Hygiene packs
 
 
This week at FHCI:
 
1. School Council Meeting: Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 PM
Please join us for the monthly School Council meeting in the Staff Room at 7:00 PM. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.
 
2. Grad Photos: Thursday, December 10 to Wednesday, December 16
If your child is graduating, and you want grad photos taken, please ensure your child has booked an appointment at lifetouch.ca/toronto. Having a grad photo taken by Lifetouch means your child’s picture will be in the Grad Composite photo that is displayed the foyer.
 
3. STORM 2: Friday, December 11
FHCI cordially invites you and your families to the world premiere of STORM 2. This year's dynamic theatre production features seven one-act plays written by our very own emerging student playwrights and performed by senior drama students. FHCI is committed to culturing our school community through the Arts and is proud to share in its wealth. There are two shows only—Friday, December 11 at 12:45 and 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and you are invited. If your child has contributed to STORM 2 in any way, we have a seat already reserved for you.
 
Looking ahead…
 
4. Potential change of Schedule: Tuesday, December 15
If the current teacher job action remains unresolved, there will be no late start on December 15 and we will follow a regular schedule. I will provide an update next week.
 
5. EQAO Numeracy Practice: Thursday, December 17, Period 3
All Grade 9 students enrolled in MPM1D1 and MFM1P1 classes will participate in a practice EQAO Math test on December 17.
 
6. Pancake Breakfast
$1 contribution gets a plate of pancakes with warm syrup and soft butter. Donations go to CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish.

 

Peggy Aitchison
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute
730 Eglinton Ave W
Toronto, ON  M5N 1B9
Where students and staff take a stand against bullying
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