February School Council Meeting

Our next school council meeting will be held on Monday February 26 at 7:30 pm in room 215.
Guest speaker topic:  Exploitation of Youth and Human Trafficking in Our City, What Parents Need to Know
Please join us for an eye opening information session on how students are being exploited, what human trafficking looks like in Toronto, the emerging trends, and things parents should look out for at home.
Detective Sergeant Nunzio Tramontozzi, Sex Crimes – Human Trafficking Enforcement Team, will share his knowledge and experience with human trafficking in our city, what makes children vulnerable, and what we as parents can do.
As mentioned at our exhibition of the film Screenagers, the Rosedale United Church is hosting a (free) screening of Screenagers on March 1st, to which they have extended an invitation to our community.
So, for those who missed our joint screening of Screenagers, or (want to see it again) here is another opportunity:

Support NT’s Charity Week – Raffle Ticket sales!

Tickets will be on sale until Thursday March 1 for our NTCI Charity Raffle in support of Horizons for Youth, a shelter for at-risk and homeless youth aged 16-24 in Toronto. There are two categories of prizes: Food & Beverage (16 prize packages) or Retail, Wellness & Entertainment (22 prize packages). All prizes have been generously donated by local businesses.

Raffle tickets can be purchased via the School Cash Online website (cut & paste the link below): https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/16513/153/False/True

Paper tickets are also being sold by class reps and charity committee members.

Prize photos can be viewed via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/northtorontoraffle2018/

School Council meeting

School Council meeting:  Our next meeting will take place on Monday November 27 at 7:30 pm in room 215.
Monday’s Parent Council guest speaker is Dr. Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the PhD program at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children.  Dr. Stremler’s program of research is focused on helping parents and children of all ages achieve the sleep they need for optimal health.  In this talk, Dr. Stremler will outline the normal changes that occur to sleep in adolescence, describe the impact that sleep deprivation has on health and school performance, examine factors that influence sleep, and discuss strategies to optimize sleep in high school students.  Please join us!

NT’s Post-Secondary Fair

We are very excited to see  you and your children tomorrow night, Tuesday October 17 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm at our Post-Secondary Fair!  Nearly 50 Universities and Colleges from across Canada will be in attendance.  The fair has NOT been affected by the College Strike.  The panels and fair will run as planned.

Network upgrade – system down Thursday

The TDSB will be switching the school over to a faster network on Thursday, October 12 (day 1) – Red and Grey Day.  The school network is scheduled to be down from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm to complete the work. The TDSB will likely complete the work earlier and the network may be available before 4:30.

This means that staff & students will be unable to print and will only be able to access their Gmail, Google classroom, Google drive ONLY through their own personal data plans for the time that the network is down.

Timetable changes today

This is to advise that North Toronto has been granted an additional release of a 0.5 teacher allocation to address cap size and teacher/pupil ratio issues.
In order to balance class sizes and to be consistent with the TDSB workload accord regarding class sizes and teacher/pupil ratio, 39 Grade 11 and 12 Grade 12 students will  have their timetables changed as of  Wednesday October 11, 2017.  They will be notified of the change this morning (Tuesday October 10) during Home Form period.
This timetable reorganization will allow us to create smaller class sizes and will reduce the teacher/pupil ratio amongst certain staff members whose current class sizes far exceed the normal class cap.
Teachers, administration, and Guidance counsellors will work together to ensure a smooth transition for all students who will be impacted by this change.
William Mack
Principal

Red and Grey Day, Homecoming and Field Day

Alumni & Parents:

Come and celebrate the annual school spirit, athletic field day on the NORTH TORONTO field and gym on Thursday, October 12 and kick off what is the biggest Homecoming extravaganza ever with events Friday and the big Homecoming concert on Saturday!!!!! For full details, check out ntcifoundation.ca.

Presented by the NT Athletic Department and your NT Foundation.

Schedule:
10:45 am: GIRLS field hockey, Teams TBA
12:00 pm:  BOYS Senior Soccer vs Harbord
2:00 pm:  VARSITY Football vs Malvern
3:00 pm:  SR Volleyball vs Lawrence Park
4:00 pm: GIRLS field hockey, teams TBA
4:15 pm:  JR BOYS Volleyball vs Lawrence Park

4:15 pm: GIRLS Basketball vs TBA