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 <>.

  • 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

For more information, please visit the TDSBwebsite.<>

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!).


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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




-Jersey Day

 Location: GYM


-Song competition


Location: rm 215


-Trivia Competition


Location: AUD



-Relay Race

 Location: CMNS


-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:

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!

Next Parent Council Meeting – Feb 11

Please mark your calendars for the next North Toronto CI Parent Council Event.

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

presented by Sarah Cannon, Executive Director of Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH). She was awarded the YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award for her work in children’s mental health and her efforts to eradicate the stigma that surrounds children, youth and their families who are touched by mental health issues. Sarah sits on the Child and Youth Advisory Committee to the Mental Health Commission of Canada and serves as an advisory member to the Ontario Provincial Centre of Excellence.

When? Tuesday, February 11th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where? Room 215

This special event is brought to you by the North Toronto 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!

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Challenge for Adolescents 2013-2014 **** POSTPONED UNTIL FEB 12 ****

Re: Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) Challenge for Adolescents 2013-2014


Through a formal evaluation and accreditation process known as Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), students enrolled in TDSB secondary Schools and Continuing Education programs may have their skills and knowledge evaluated against the overall expectations outlined in provincial curriculum policy documents in order to earn credits towards the secondary school diploma.

Students’ prior learning is assessed for the purpose of granting a credit for a Grade 10, 11 or 12 course developed from a provincial curriculum policy document published in 1999 or later. Students in Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 may apply to challenge for credit for certain Grade 10, 11 or 12 courses.

Please note the following rules which govern the challenge process:

*   Students may challenge and earn a maximum of four credits for prior learning, including a maximum of two credits in any one discipline.
*   The PLAR challenge process requires students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through assessment procedures that will include formal tests (70%) and other assessment activities (30%).
*   Students can only challenge for courses that are currently taught in TDSB schools.
*   There are some courses that cannot be challenged.  (Please refer to the PLAR Fact Sheet available through Guidance).
*   Students must be registered with a Toronto District School Board school and will not be charged a fee.
*   Only successful challenges will be recorded as credits granted on the student’s OSR; however full disclosure will apply to attempts made at the Grade 11 and 12 levels.
*   A complete challenge application and accompanying supportive documents, materials, proof, evidence to show knowledge and skills which meet all curriculum expectations for a course must be submitted by the set deadline.

Students are responsible for initiating the challenge process.

As the first step in preparation for this process, all interested students and parents/guardians/caregivers must attend a mandatory Information/Orientation session on:

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Registration from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
Earl Haig Secondary School, Auditorium
100 Princess Avenue, Toronto,
(Yonge and Sheppard area)

Registration is from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the presentation is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The challenge process will be clarified and curriculum specialists will answer questions with regard to the expectations of the challenge process.

Application forms will be available from the school Guidance office from Thursday, February 6, 2014. Students in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 who wish to challenge for a Grade 10, 11 or 12 course must complete an application and return it to the school Guidance office by March 19, 2014, at 4:00 p.m. Applications will be initially checked for completion by school Administrator or Guidance Counsellor. Those deemed to be complete and appropriate will be assessed by central curriculum staff to determine if the challenge application is approved to proceed to the final evaluation.  All applicants will be notified in writing of the status of their challenge application by April 8, 2014. The challenge process of assessment and evaluation will be conducted during the month of May.

If you have any questions about PLAR or the challenge process, please contact the Guidance office.