Michael Smith Challenge (Gr 10 Science Contest) Results Announced

Congratulations to 3 North Toronto students who finished in the top 3% of almost 1700 grade 10 students in the Michael Smith Challenge. This science contest, sponsored by the University of British Columbia, is named in honour of the 1993 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry.

  • Ernest Hung (top 1%)
  • David Chu
  • Henry Kelsey

http://outreach.phas.ubc.ca/exams-and-competitions/michael-smith-challenge/msc-english/

Mental Health Week (now with links)

Please attend the following events during NT’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 1-7):

  • Our Stressbuster sessions happening May 1st – Kung Fu, Zumba or Yoga
  • Our Anti-Stigma Forum taking place May 4 at lunch in the auditorium.Here you will learn about mental health & hear stories of hope & recovery from youth who’ve dealt with mental health issues
  • Our Find Your Way to Wellness Workshops happening in various locations May 5 at lunch on topics such as Healthy Baking (staff room), Slam Poetry (rm 217), Managing Your Test Anxiety (rm 224) & an Arts Café (TBA). No need to sign up. Just show up.
  • Our Feel Good Jam in the courtyard next Thursday, May 7th – bring guitars, rhythm instruments to our giant jam session to sing your worries away. Tell Jeremy Fox-Revett if you want to lead a song…
  • Our #WheelofWellness whole school photo. Friday, May 8th.  Postponed until the fall
  • We’re also going to cap off your week with a giveaway of free chocolate goodies on Friday at lunch.
As promised in our Anti-Stigma Forum, here is a list of resources that will provide assistance for all of your mental health needs: 
If you would like support, you can speak with a family member, a counsellor, or a doctor.
If you need someone to talk to 24/7, call the Toronto Distress Centre at 416-408-HELP(4357) or the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please go to a hospital or call 9-1-1.  
Other places where you can find support and information: 
-Anne Johnston Health Station 
(Call 416-486-8666 for an appointment with a social worker)
-Assaulted Women’s Help Line 
(For 24/7 support call 416-863-0511)
-BFO (Bereaved Families of Ontario)
(Call 416-440-0290 for more information or visit www.bfotoronto.ca)
-CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
 (Call 416-535-8501, press 2 for Access CAMH, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
-CTYS Central Toronto Youth Services
 (Call 416-924-2100 for more information)
-Delisle Youth Services 
(Call 416-482-0081 for more information)
-Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line 
(Call 416-962-YOUTH or text 647-694-4275, Sunday to Friday  4 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
-MDAO (Mood Disorders Association of Ontario)
 (For more information call 1-888-486-8236 or visit www.mooddisorders.ca)
-YSAP Youth Substance Abuse Program 
(Call 416-603-6366 for more information)

tdsbCARES: Nepal Region Earthquake Relief

Dear Parent/Guardian,

At NTCI we are participating in the tdsbCARES: Nepal Region Earthquake Relief fundraising efforts to support the Canadian Red Cross as they provide assistance to the people in Nepal following the powerful earthquake that devastated parts of the country last weekend.

NTCI  will be collecting donations of cash or cheques, which will be forwarded through the TDSB to the Canadian Red Cross. The charity will issue tax receipts for all online donations as well donations via cheque (minimum value of $10). The TDSB fundraising appeal will run until May 25th. The federal government has announced that they will match all eligible donations made by that date.

For more information or to make a donation online, please visit the TDSB website at www.tdsb.on.ca and click on the Earthquake Relief banner.

With millions of people affected by the earthquake, the need is great. With that in mind, we are asking students, staff, parents and our school community to do what they can. No gift is too small or insignificant. Your donations are much appreciated.

Thank you for your support,

Joel Gorenkoff

Principal

 

NT’s Annual Art Exhibition

The North Toronto Collegiate Institute visual arts department presents their annual art show featuring varieties of art works and mediums. This year, the name of the exhibition is # No Filter and was created by the visual art students of North Toronto Collegiate Institute. The opening reception for the exhibition is May 13, 2015 from 4:00pm-6:00pm.

Nofilter

Welcome Evening for Incoming Grade 9 Students and their Parents

The Grade 9 Welcome Evening for Incoming Grade 9 Students and their Parents is Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Information Packages can be picked up by parents between 6:00 – 6:20 p.m.
  • At 6:30 p.m. there will be an brief introductory session for everyone in the Auditorium. This will be followed by parent workshops that address how to support the success of your child as s/he transitions to high school.
  • Special activities will run for students to introduce them to North Toronto’s school community and extra curricular programs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Download the Grade 9 Welcome Night poster

Archery Team 3rd in TDSB

In the TDSB Regional Archery Finals NTCI came in 3rd place in both girls and boys Olympic. Emma Littler placed 2nd overall In Girls Olympic.

Math Contest Results

The following are the Medalists (top mark of the school) in math contests so far:
  • Pascal (G9) –  Lucy Donaghey, Jacky Zhou and Barak Karbasi
  • Cayley (G10) – Jeremy Steen and Alex Zihao Wang
  • Fermat (G11) – Allan Liu and Brian Liu

Charity Week 2015 raises $23,300 for Ryan’s Well

NTCI presented a cheque to Ryan’s Well for $23,300 from Charity Week this year.

Here is a video from Ryan’s Well

 

NEWS FROM KENYA

We just heard from Ryan Hreljac of Ryan’s Well. Ryan is in Kenya inspecting 60 rainwater harvesting tanks that have been completed in the past year. The last 17 were built with funds raised at NT! Ryan sends his appreciation as our donation has made the difference to a large number of families in need. Congrats to all of us!

Report Card, Next Year’s Courses & June Exam Schedule

On Friday April 10th, your son/daughter received their:

  • provincial report card
  • June Examination schedule
  • Program Verification Form (indicating courses chosen for next year)
  • Grade 9 EQAO Mathematics information (grade 9 students only)

Please review these documents with your son/daughter. I hope you are pleased with the results you see on the report card. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher(s), Guidance or school administration.

While reviewing the report card, please pay close attention to data on attendance and punctuality. There is a clear correlation between good attendance and arriving on time to school (and to classes) and higher grades. This is particularly important for grade 12 students, as with post-secondary fast approaching, their attendance tends to wane. Sadly, each year, students lose scholarships and university entrance offers because their marks have dropped significantly. Please ensure that your child maintains a commitment to good attendance right until the end of the school year. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Arrive Green on Monday April 20th

Start off Earth Week and ARRIVE GREEN on Monday. Classes begin at 9:30 with Earth Day Assemblies during period 1.

Period 1 9:30 – 11:05
  • gr 10/11 Assembly
  • gr 9/12 Assembly
Period 2 11:10 – 12:10
Lunch 12:10 – 1:10
Period 3 1:10 – 2:10
Period 4 2:15 – 3:15