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 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



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.


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



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

Soda Pop Shop (Music and Art) – updated

“Best in Grade ” Art Competition Winners:2015-04-10-NTCI-SodaPopShop-1139

  • Grade 9 Catherine Qi
  • Grade 10 Alice Liang
  • Grade 11 Kiera Liu
  • Grade 12 Joyce Park

Audience members voted for their favourites through a popular ballot. Congratulations to all!



Come out to Soda Pop Shop on Friday, April 10th, for great music (including NT Stage Band, NT’s Got Talent winners North Star), snacks, and amazing art (“Best in Grade” show)! The event starts at 7 pm and everyone with a ticket gets a chance to win the door prize, a guitar! Tickets can be bought at the door for $10.

North Toronto School (Parent) Council – Meeting – April 15

Understanding Learning Disabilities and How They Affect Youth

Kate Cressman joins us from the Child Development Institute where she works as a Community Education & Engagement Facilitator. Kate will take us through an experiential workshop called Walk a Mile in My Shoes where you’ll learn about the current thinking in the field of learning disabilities and develop an understanding of how they can affect the mental health and everyday life of our youth.

Date:      Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Room 215, N.T.C.I.

This special event is brought to you by the North Toronto School (Parent) Council.  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!