first North Toronto School (Parent) Council meeting

Please mark your calendars for the first  North Toronto School (Parent) Council meeting of the 2014/15 academic year

WELCOME – MEET THE ADMINISTRATION & TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
Want to know what’s going on at NT?  This is your chance!  Meet the administrative staff, teacher representatives and executives from the School Parent and Student Councils. The new School (Parent) Council Executive will be elected as well this evening.

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM (teacher presentation)
Do you want to learn more about technology in the classroom?   What role does technology play in your child’s courses? What is the school’s policy on technology use by teachers?  What about the policy on technology use by students? Can your child have their laptop open during class? What is ‘Moodle’ and who uses it?  Our NT teachers will answer these questions and provide a very unique chance to learn about technology at NTCI.

When?  Monday, September 15,  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where? Room 215 (2nd floor)
Attending NT Council Meetings is an excellent way to keep current on NT activities and to share information with other NT parents. We look forward to seeing you!

NT School (Parent) Council

CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation) & NTCI

This post is to inform you about the introduction of Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation(CASL),which took effect on July 1, 2014. CASL prohibits the sending of any type of electronic message that is commercial in nature unless the recipient has provided consent first. As a result, Toronto District School Board requires your consent to receive any electronic messages which contain advertising or promotions regarding school fundraisers, lunch programs, field trips, the sale of yearbooks, purchasing of student photos, books, prom or dance tickets, athletic events with an entry fee or similar events and offers.

If you wish to allow your email address to be used for the above communications from us, please provide consent by completing the online consent form <http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Survey/CASL>.

  • Click on the “School commercial electronic messages” box,
  • then select our school name from the dropdown menu (which will appear) before submitting the form.

If you have children that attend other schools, you will need to submit a separate consent form for each school.

  • You will continue to receive school related non-commercial electronic messages through the existing e-mail system.
  • If you do not wish to receive commercial electronic messages (CEMs) from the school no action is required.
  • A new mailing list will likely be created to send you CEMs – information about events & fundraisers etc…

You may choose to unsubscribe from commercial emails at any time by emailing casl@tdsb.on.ca.

For more information, please visit the TDSBwebsite.<http://www.tdsb.on.ca/CanadaAntiSpamLegislation.aspx>

Year End Dates and Report Cards

Exam Review Hour: June 23rd – 8:45 – 9:45

Results Day: June 24th – 12:30 – 1:15

Report cards will not be mailed home this year at the end of June.

They will be available for pick-up only from the main office as follows:

  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Friday, June 27
  • 9 am – 2 pm Monday, June 30 & Wednesday July 2-Friday, July 4

Students should be prepared to show student ID and parents some form of identification in order for report cards to be released.

Your 2014-15 Student Council

Congratulations to your 2014-15 Student Council:

  • Jillian Li – President
  • Laith Goldie – Senior Vice President
  • Eleni Anastasiadis – Junior Vice President
  • Leo Huang  – Treasurer
  • Jack Matthews – Secretary
  • Dakota Van Halteren  – Social
  • NTAA Female – Ali Reeve
  • NTAA Male – Rob Gott
  • NEAT Pres – Rebecca Beutel
  • Music Pres – Isabelle Sanders

Mental Health Awareness Week: May 5th to 9th

North Toronto’s Wellness Committee presents:

Mental Health Awareness Week from May 5th to 9th.

Attend our Anti-Stigma Lunchtime Forum in room 215 on Tuesday, May 6th. Show your support that week by wearing a NT Wellness bracelet or a hand stamp of support. Find balance and reduce stress that week by doing some yoga, popping bubble wrap &/or eating chocolate (yum!).

 

Change the View 1 from North Toronto C.I. on Vimeo.

Change the View 2 from North Toronto C.I. on Vimeo.

Soda Pop Shop

Soda Pop Shop is the annual Stage Band Concert and Art Show in the Commons.

The show begins at 7 pm.

Tickets are $10 and includes food, art, music and door prize draw (guitar).

 

April Madness

Break out of the winter blahs and welcome spring.

April Madness (April 7th to 11th) is the reincarnated, reinvigorated version of Spring Fling run for students by the Student Council. It consists of fun and varied daily lunchtime activities in which all students have the opportunity to take part.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Friday

Athletics

-Dodgeball

-Jersey Day

 Location: GYM

Arts

-Song competition

 

Location: rm 215

Knowledge

-Trivia Competition

 

Location: AUD

Leadership

-Games

-Relay Race

 Location: CMNS

Spirit

-Changing Room Survivor

 

Location: CHG ROOM

Interested students should join the Facebook event (North Toronto April Madness Week) and listen to announcements for more information.

Next Parent Council Meeting – Wednesday, April 9th

In addition to hearing reports and updates from parent, student and staff reps we will host the following guest speaker presentation:

SLEEPY NOT LAZY!  TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT ADOLESCENTS’ SLEEP AND HEALTH
Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Adolescents are often in limbo in the health care system, beginning to develop maturity and independence, yet often treated too much as children or adults.  In particular, the sleep patterns of adolescents are unique and, in spite of the importance of sleep during this developmental stage, often overlooked.  Adolescents who complain about waking up early for school or other activities may be perceived as lazy by their parents and teachers, but there is a biological basis for the need to sleep later.
Robyn Stremler, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, will facilitate discussion of issues related to sleep for adolescents and share research evidence related to healthy sleep habits, barriers to achieving sleep of adequate quantity and quality, consequences of sleep loss and strategies to improve sleep for adolescents.

When?  Wednesday, April  9th,  7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where? Room 215

This special event is brought to you by the NTCI School (Parent) Council.  Attending these meetings is an excellent way to keep current on NT activities and to share information with other NT parents. We look forward to seeing you!