Week of December 2, 2013
Monday, December 2: DAY 1
All Day ROM field trip CHW3M5 – Roman
3:30 Sr. Girls' Volleyball @ Leaside – Leung, Picardo
Tuesday, December 3: DAY 2
All Day Ms. Mo's SNC1D classes to Evergreen Brickworks – Mo
All Day Grade 12 Politics Trip – Fundamental Freedoms Conference – Ivkovic
12:00 Boys' Ice Hockey game @ North Toronto Arena - Mancuso
3:00 Sr. Boys' Basketball @ North Toronto - Ugarkovic
Wednesday, December 4: DAY 3
11:30-3:00 Grade 9 Extended FEF1D Salon du Livre (Book Fair) – Casimiri, Ugarkovic
11:20-3:00 Italian classes @ Tommaso's Trattoria – Vicentini
4:15 Sr. Girls' Volleyball @ Leaside – Leung, Picardo
Thursday, December 5: DAY 4
11:30-3:00 FIF1D5 Salon du Livre (Book Fair) – Roman
1:15 Boys' Ice Hockey Tournament @ De La Salle Arena – Jones, S.
3:00 Sr. Boys' Basketball @ Leaside - Ugarkovic
6:30 After Grade 8 Open House
Friday, December 7: DAY 1
All Day Science Centre field trip SCH3U/4U – Moslehi, Moledina, Slaven, Tsavdaris
All Day Boys' Ice Hockey Tournament @ De La Salle Arena – Jones, S.
Saturday, December 8
8:00AM-8:30PM Grade 11/12 Crescent VEX Robotics Scrimmage @ Crescent High School- Lu
December 17 – Delayed Start – Staff Meeting
December 19 – Holiday Assembly
December 20 – PA Day
January 6 – School Resumes
January 16/17 – Grade 9 Math EQAO
January 17-22 – Moratoriums
January 21 – Delayed Start – Staff Meeting
January 23-29 – Exams
January 30 – Exam Review Day
January 31 – Semester 2 classes begin
February 4 – Grad Photo re-takes
2013-2014 Website updates
The Leaside High School website is currently being updated for the 2013-2014 school year by the new LHS Web Development Team. The front page will always have the most up to date news with the This Week @ Leaside and Upcoming Events section being updated weekly. Thank you for your understanding.
EXTRA HELP AND STUDY SKILLS!
www.homeworkhelp.ilc.org Math Homework Help from grades 7-10, funded by the Ministry of Education of Ontario
www.KhanAcademy.org Short videos on various subjects, including Math, Science, Computer Science, History (e.g. causes of WWI/WWII), Economics and Finance, Art History, and more that review topics like a lesson with visuals and colours and practice questions.
www.studygs.net Various strategies and skills offered to support studying, test preparation, and more for both literacy and numeracy.
Peer Tutors may be available for homework and study skills support (limited peer tutors). Get a sign-up sheet from the bulletin board outside room 320.
ACT – Shoebox Project (www.shoeboxproject.com)
This year the new Volunteer Ambassadors from A.C.T. (Adolescents for Community Teamwork) have decided to be part of the Shoebox Project.
This is a not-for-profit initiative that collects small gifts that are packaged in shoeboxes, and distributes them to women in shelters just before the holidays. These shoeboxes go a long way towards brightening the lives of women living in shelters.
We are hoping to have at least one shoebox from each Home Form. ACT will wrap the boxes for distribution prior to the holidays.
Suggested items include:
• Body or hand lotion
• Mascara, lipstick and nail polish (NO concealers or foundations)
• Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss
• Nut-free chocolates, cookies, candies
• Mitts, hat, scarf
• Brush, comb
• Subway tokens, bus tickets
• Notebook and pens
• Phone card
• Gift certificates to stores such as McDonald's, Tim Horton's, Shoppers drug Mart, Wal-Mart (include the receipt or indicate the value of the card)
• Inspirational card or quote
Please do NOT include any razors as donations.
Thank you for your support of A.C.T's holiday project.
56 Leaside - Transit options to Leaside High School
Quick Communicator November 2013
AN ANECDOTE TO SHARE…
A few weeks ago we received a note from a member of our community who wanted to share an experience she had.
"I am writing to tell you about one of your students. Last week I was at a meeting near Eglinton and Hanna Road. When I returned home I had messages from three friends. They had been contacted by a Leaside student to say that my cell phone had been found on Hanna Road.
Since I only use my cell phone for emergencies, I might not have missed it for some time. I'm very grateful to the student for returning my phone. I was truly impressed with the student's honesty."
To the student who returned the cell phone thank you for demonstrating the many character attributes that we celebrate at Leaside.
Preparations and tryouts are under way for the following winter sports:
Girls' Ice Hockey
Boys' Ice Hockey
Blythwood Jr. PS invites you to: Nutrition for Healthy Childhood - Dr. Joan Jory
PHOTO RETAKES and GRAD PHOTOS
Photo retakes have been scheduled in the morning on Mon. Nov. 4 for those students who were absent in September for their yearbook/activity card photos.
Students who ordered photo packages in September and were not pleased with the photo are able to have the photos redone on Nov. 4 as well. Students must remember to bring in the package of photos that they had received in order for the photographer to redo their photo.
Grad photos will begin in the afternoon of Nov. 4 and will continue over the course of the week. Graduating students have been asked to schedule an appointment for their photos. The sign-up sheet is located in the Main Office at the reception desk. Each student is required to submit a $30.00 'Sitting Fee', payable on the day of the appointment. The fee includes a selection of 8 proofs and a grad composite.
At our School Council meeting this week, we were informed by both the TTC and Councillor John Parker that starting January 6, 2014 another bus will be added to the morning 56 bus route.
The expected morning schedule for the 56 bus is as follows:
7:51 – 7:59 (@ LHS)
7:58 – 8:16 (@LHS) – THIS IS THE ADDED BUS
8:04 – 8:22 (@LHS)
The departure times listed are from Donlands Station.
NON SANCTIONED EVENTS
Periodically the school is informed of student activities that are not sanctioned by either the school or the Board. The most common activities are 'semi-formals' at downtown clubs, Family weekend trips or March Break trips.
In recent years the family weekend trips have been to Mount Tremblant and the March Break trips have been to the Dominican Republic. These trips have been organized by either Breakaway Tours or S-Trips.
Please note that these non-sanctioned activities are not supervised by Board staff.
A couple of years ago a Leaside student who participated in one of the non-sanctioned trips had suffered an injury and was hospitalized. None of the tour operators' representatives or supervisors contacted the parents. The Operators claimed no responsibility since they employed temporary staff. Hotel property was damaged and affected other patrons who were at the same venue with their families.
In the event that the school or the Board organizes events, parents are informed of these events through the weekly bulletin and out of country trips would require parental permission forms. Overnight trips that are organized by the school require the approval of the Superintendent and would include parent meetings with the staff supervisors prior to the trip.
If in doubt, please contact the school to clarify whether activities are school sanctioned.
Thank you and congratulations to all our athletes and their coaches on a successful Fall Season, some of which have ended and some with teams moving into the playoffs:
Football, Jr. & Sr. – Jim Georgiadis and Mark Chambers (Csaba Vegh & James Roseborough, community coaches)
X-Country – Helen Panayiotou and Lisa Slaven on their wonderful x-country results. Eighteen athletes competed at OFSAA in Sudbury last week.
Field Hockey (girls) – Mary Morrison and Sara Jones (Susan Smith, community coach) An excellent season with Tier I and II field hockey. Both teams made it to the semi-finals.
Tennis – Elizabeth Crisostomo - The Tier II Tennis Regional Champs!
Girls Basketball, Jr.& Sr. – Patrick Keeves & Sonya Ugarkovic (Geoff Collins, community coach) Both teams are TDSSAA South Region Champions!
Rugby, Tier I & II (girls) – Vanessa Mo
Rugby, Jr. & Sr. (boys) – Alf Scharlach
Alf Scharlach not only coached but also covered the boys' tournament league during the season.
Weight Room – Drew Tse
Drew Tse supervises the weight room after school with a large group of students.
Table Tennis – Chi Ho
Intramurals – Sara Jones and LAA organized activities over the lunch hour for students.
Congratulations are extended to all the athletes and their coaches for the TDSSAA Championships this week.
Eighteen of our cross-country athletes qualified for OFSAA in Sudbury next week
On Wednesday the cross country team had a great race in Durham Forest. A Leaside student stole the show coming in first place and leading the Junior Boys to a second place victory.
The Senior Boys came in second and the Senior Girls came in fourth.
Congratulations to all the athletes and their coaches!
LEASIDE SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Congratulations to Cathy Lansdowne as one of the 10 inaugural inductees into the Leaside Sports Hall of Fame.
Mrs. Lansdowne "represented Ontario as a speed skater in the first Canada Winter Games in Saskatoon in 1971, winning two gold medals and a bronze. She represented Canada at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan and has been a physical education teacher at Leaside where she has coached a number of sports and has been a significant influence on the lives of two generations of young women."
The inductees will be honoured at a ceremony on Nov. 29 in the William Lea Room at Leaside Gardens.
Congratulations to Cathy Lansdowne and all the inductees.
• The girls' tennis team placed first in their division.
Next steps – playoff matches within the division.
• The junior and senior boys' football teams put forth a valiant effort on Thursday against Lawrence Park.
• The cross-country team competed in their first competitive meet on Thursday. The senior girls came in third while both the senior boys and the junior boys won their race.
"Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try"
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