Message from the TTC to TDSB Students

To parents and guardians:

Last year, the TTC made taking transit in Toronto easier for kids, allowing children 12 years of age and under to ride for free. Unfortunately, after conducting fare inspections  and speaking with transit operators, we have found that many students over the age of 12 have been taking advantage of this new policy by not paying their TTC fare and pretending to be 12 years of age or younger. I’m writing you today seeking your support to help address this behaviour with your kid(s).

The TTC fare policy is as follows:

-Children ages 12 and under ride the TTC for free.
-Students, ages 13-19 must pay a $2.00 fare or use a student ticket.
-Students, ages 16-19 must also travel with appropriate identification and when asked, must present it to TTC staff. High school or government issued photo ID such as a Driver’s Licence or Ontario Photo Card are acceptable.

To address fare evasion, TTC Transit Enforcement Officers have been working to educate student customers, asking for ID and giving warnings. In the coming weeks, we will begin ticketing students who aren’t able to prove they have paid the appropriate fare. The fine for fare evasion, no matter what age, is $235.00.

I’d like to ask you to speak with your kids to let them know that there are consequences to fare evasion and that the TTC takes these matters very seriously. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact TTC Customer Information at 416-393-4636.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to speak with your family about this issue.

Deputy CEO/ Chief Customer Officer
Toronto Transit Commission
1900 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z2
416-393-4000

Changes to TDSB WiFi…

Improvements to the WiFi Login Process

Over the last couple of years, logging in through a web page for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) personal devices has been problematic for many users. IT Services has been working to simplify this login process.

In addition, the two existing Wi-Fi networks (“TDSB-Staff” and “TDSB-Student”) will be consolidated into a new network “TDSB-WIFI.” This change is being done to improve the overall performance of the Wi-Fi networks.

To facilitate this transition, the following changes will take effect on 2 November 2016:

  1. All BYOD personal devices will be required to connect once to the new Wi-Fi network “TDSB-WIFI” using the Wi-Fi User Guide. If the password changes during the school year, a subsequent connection will be needed.
  2. During the transition period, “TDSB-Staff” and “TDSB-Student” will remain visible. However, attempting to connect to them will result in a warning message. We expect the transition to the TDSB-WIFI network to be completed by end of November.
  3. All existing TDSB Board iPads will no longer require staff or students to sign-on.

Students who require support should ask their teacher for assistance.

“We Scare Hunger” is back!

  • Home Forms have received a bag or box to collect food for a local food bank. The remaining classes will get their box soon. The Free the Children Club asks home forms to bring in non-perishable food items.
  • The home form that collects the most will win a yummy prize!
  • The food will be collected on Friday, November 4th.

Let’s take a BITE out of hunger & poverty and give children some nutritious food to have with their candy.

 Kim Withers, Staff Advisor – Free the Children Club

Red & Grey Day & Homecoming…

October 13th is Red & Grey Day & Alumni Homecoming.

  • Home Form events in the morning.
  • Spirit Assembly (school dismissed at 2:30)
  • A variety of games are scheduled throughout the day:
    • 8:00 am – Field Hockey – NT (3) vs Humberside (0), tier 1 league game
    • 11:30 am – Field Hockey – NT (1)  vs UTS (2), exhibition game
    • 11:30 am – Varsity Girls Basketball – NT (40) vs CHAT (37), league game (Gym)
    • 2:30 pm – Senior Volleyball – NT (2) vs Riverdale (0), league game (Gym)
    • 2:30 pm – Senior Football – NT (52) vs Central Tech (0), league game
    • 3:45 pm – Junior Volleyball – NT (0) vs Riverdale (2), league game(Gym)
    • 4:00 pm – Field Hockey – NT (0) vs East York (4), tier 2 league game
    • Oct 14 – Field Hockey – NT (3) vs Marc Garneau (0)

For Alumni… visit http://ntci.on.ca/foundation/ for more information

  • Alumni reception in the Staff Lounge (rm 229) 1:00 – 5:30
    • View the games on the field from the comfort of the Staff Lounge
    • Light snacks and Refreshments
    • Meet members of the NT Foundation, Student athletes and Current and Retired staff.
      • Confirmed coaches include: Mr Johnston, Russell, Beckett, Smith and Doyle
  • Self guided tours of the school: check out the glory boards, new trophy cases, alumni courtyard and new facilities.
  • Vintage gear will be available in limited quantities. Better still, why not wear one of your old vintage jackets or sweaters or cap or bandana??
  • The athletic council (NTAA formerly the BAA & GAA) will be setting up a BBQ with hot dogs for sale by the field come and reconnect with old pals and see red and grey day on our own premises!!! Perhaps the 1976 senior football team, celebrating their 40th anniversary of winning the city championship, will make it to the football game and reception!!
  • NTCI Alumni Class (year) Rep Workshop — 4:30 – 5:15
  • An informal Post Game Reception at the Granite Brewery (southeast corner of Mt Pleasant and Eglinton with FREE underground parking!) from 5:00 – 7:30.
  • Hope you can make it to the homecoming!!!! Spread the word!!

Welcome back grads! – Commencement October 7th

Commencement is Friday, October 7th

  • 1:30 – Graduate Reception (sponsored by School (Parent) Council)
  • 3:00 – Commencement

The undergraduate award assembly is Thursday, October 6th.

Congratulations to all !

 

TDSB Celebrates Orange Shirt Day – 30 September 2016

Phyllis Webstad, a member of the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation in British Columbia, was forced to attend St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School, as her relatives before her. She entered the school in 1973 wearing a brand new orange shirt which was immediately confiscated by the staff and replaced with a uniform. She never saw the shirt again, and began to associate the colour with the traumatic experiences in the school and the loss of language and cultural identity she suffered.

In 2013, Webstad transformed her negative experiences into something positive by creating a Nationally recognized Orange Shirt Day. Celebrated annually on September 30th, this day acknowledges the residential school system in Canada, honours those who survived, and remembers those who did not. It is a day to demonstrate, by wearing orange, that all students matter.

Orange Shirt Day has been marked in schools across Canada in a variety of ways, including Orange Ribbon campaigns, commemorative walks, and wearing orange shirts. Over 6,500 survivor statements have been collected by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which concluded in 2016 after six years of research and testimonies. Senator Murray Sinclair has stated that “reconciliation must fall in the hands of Canadians, not solely with Indigenous peoples.” Ultimately, wearing orange shirts on 30 September is a visual reminder of our shared past as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and provides an opportunity for dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in shaping our shared future.

Student Council for 2016-17

The Maddie Project is your choosen charity and your Student Council for 2016-7 is:

  • President
    • Minjae Kim
  • Secretary
    • David Chu
  • Junior Vice President
    • Annie Doane
  • Social Convener
    • Christopher Plant
  • Music Council President
    • Yael Morris
  • Senior Vice President
    • Jocelyn Rough
  • Treasurer
    • Harry Jeong
  • NTAA Female
    • Jordan Wilkinson
  • NTAA Male
    • Jake Ballantyne
  • Environmental Minister
    • Ajantha Nadesalingham

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National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism – June 23, 2016

The National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism is marked every year on June 23 in Canada to mark the anniversary of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 off the coast of Ireland.

On this day, flags across Canada are flown at half-mast to honour the victims of the bombing, as well as other acts of terrorist violence that have taken lives of Canadians.

Our Grade 11 Extra-curricular Leadership Salkawalkar-Bhatt Award is named in honour of the 3 North Toronto students who perished in this tragedy.