Thursday, December 16, 2010

CHANGE 4 CHANGE

DATE: December 16, 2010

With great joy Student Council announces that the Change 4 Change Campaign was a success. We have raised over $1500. All proceeds collected will go to Rosalie Hall. Hall to help many in need in the GTA. The homeroom with most money raised is Ms. Bucciacchios' class with $161.40 raised. You are the change Dante.

Thank you for showing such Holiday Spirit!
Student Council

VOW OF SILENCE

DATE: December 16, 2010

The Me To We committee at Dante Alighieri would like to thank everyone who participated in the Vow of Silence on Thursday, November 25th. Thanks to the generous support of staff and students we were able to raise $1043.56. All proceeds will fund school supplies, purchase textbooks and pay for lunch programs for third world countries.
On behalf of Me to We and Free the Children we are extending a sincere thank you!
BE THE CHANGE!

Maria Cristina Bafundi
Religion Department Head
Dante Alighieri Academy
416. 393.5522 ext. 81365
mariacristina.bafundi@tcdsb.org

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CANDYCANE SALE

DATE: December 15, 2010

Thank you to all the students and staff who participated in the Candycane sale. The special
education class was able to raise a little of money to put toward the program.

Mr. Finnison

JUNIOR & SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM

DATE: December 15, 2010

Congratulations to the Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball team for their win over CHAT high school on Monday. Both teams were hesitant at the start of the game but managed to pull through their first game anxiety. The junior team won on their aggressive serving with special mention to Sarah Fonte, Courtney Benoy, and Kimberly Pedro. The senior team won on grit and hustle.

Attention all girls volleyball members. Today there will be a volleyball practice at Beatrice after school. Also, please bring in your athletic fee and teacher-signed participation forms.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

Monday, December 13, 2010

FRANCE AND ITALY MARCH BREAK TRIP

This is a reminder to all those students who are attending Italy and France during the March break to submit their final payment by Wednesday, Dec. 15 in the guidance office.

If there are any students interested in attending 11 glorious days in Europe; please see Mr. Flores in the guidance office. There are still a few spots left.

Thanks
Mr. Flores and Ms. Alaimo

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

DATE: December 13, 2010

"This past weekend Dante hosted the first Annual Dante Junior Boys Basketball Classic. The tournament involved 8 teams from the greater Toronto area. It was a tremendous success with some truly exciting basketball. Our own Dante team lost in the consolation final with a great effort from its players. The winners were Brother Andre from Markham. I would like to thank those students who came out on Friday to support the tournament and the students who worked the score clock and game sheets, we could not have done it without you.
A special thank you to Mr. Dickey & Ms. Velocci for their support and supervision throughout the weekend.
A very special shout out to MR. BLACKBURN who put the tournament together and made sure everything and everyone was looked after.
We look forward to even greater success next year."

Mr. DiNicolantonio

INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: December 13, 2010

Reminder to the following girls to see Ms. Fearon Re: INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY AT THE HANGAR. First Game is January 16, 2011.

Erica Bracegirdle
Stephanie Gomes
Emma Vertolli
Ashley Gomes

If any other girls are interested in joining the indoor field hockey team see Ms. Fearon by December 15.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

Thursday, December 9, 2010

GRADUATION HOURS

DATE: December 9, 2010


Cop 4 Tomorrow
presents..............
EXTRAVAGANZA DAY
FREE PIZZA
FREE PIZZA
With Earlscourt Youth Center &
13 Division Toronto Police
TODAY- Thursday December 9, 2010
5:00-7:00 pm
1200 Lansdowne Ave (at Davenport)
Special Guest - Toronto Police Mounted Unit
See Officer Tony for more information

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CHANGE FOR CHANGE

DATE: December 8, 2010

Change for Change has now begun! Homeroom teachers have a container in their classrooms. Students and even staff are encouraged to place any spare change inside of this container. You all have until next Wednesday December 15th, to fill up your containers? Remember, the class that collects the most money will win a class prize! All proceeds will be going to a local charity to provide services and gifts to the less fortunate in our community. Help us help others!

Thanks
Student Council

CHRISTMAS TALENT SHOW

DATE: December 8, 2010

Just a reminder that the final list of participants who have been chosen to perform at our annual Christmas Talent Show has been posted in the cafeteria. Those who will be performing, please keep in mind that your cd's must be given to a student council member, and it must be labelled accordingly. We will also be having a DRESS REHEARSAL next Monday December 13th. The location is still to be announced. Also, our annual talent show will be taking place next Friday, December 17th in the auditorium. We hope to see you all there, supporting your talented classmates!

Thanks
Student Council

Monday, December 6, 2010

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

Date: DEC. 6/10

Teacher’s Name: Mr. Matiitchik

Subject: Varsity Boys’ Soccer

The following students:

Martin Urraburu
Brandon Gomes
Felipe Lasso
Raemon Mendoza
Wagner DaSilva
Reggie Amankwa
Christian Samaniego

Are reminded to submit the permission form with payment to Mr. Matiitchik for the indoor tournament. If you have not submitted the permission form with payment to Mr. Matiitchik, you must see him in room 306. Without this permission form and payment, you will not attend this tournament.
The six aside tournament is scheduled for this Friday Dec. 10/10. Make sure you arrive to Dante by 6:45 a.m to board the taxi cabs. You are also asked to bring your student card for identification to this tournament or any photo ID. If you do not have this photo ID, you will not be allowed to play.

FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: December 6, 2010

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR FIELD HOCKEY SKILLS, INCREASE YOUR FITNESS, SOMETHING TO DO IN THE WINTER THIS IS YOUR CHANCE

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PLAYING INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL ON A CLUB TEAM DON'T MISS THIS EXCITING OPPORTUNITY

WHERE: THE HANGAR
WHEN: SUNDAY MORNINGS

SEE MS. FEARON FOR DETAILS AND INFORMATION ASAP TEAMS ARE FILLING UP FAST

PS ALL OUTSTANDING UNIFORMS ARE TO BE HANDED IN TODAY

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

CANDY GRAMS

DATE: December 6, 2010

Candy grams are back! Starting tomorrow during lunch we will be selling candy-cane grams in the cafeteria. Buy a candy and write a little message to your friends. We will deliver during Period 1 the very next day.

Thanks

Friday, December 3, 2010

DANTE'S WRITER'S WORKSHOP

DATE: December 3, 2010

Are you a frustrated writer? Do you need assistance, encouragement or inspiration when it comes to writing? Do you need help with essays? Are you interested in writing and publishing your creative writing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Dante's Writer's workshop is for you!!!!

Ms. Cichella and Ms. De Francesca will be available to all Dante writers every Tuesday after school in Room 304. We hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Ms. De Francesca

"TELL ME MORE" INSERVICE

DATE: December 3, 2010

To all Grade 11 and 12 students taking part in the "tell me more" inservice, the next meeting with Ms. Alaimo will now be on Tuesday December 7, immediately after school in the Library. Please remember to bring your headphones and packages.

Thanks
Ms. Alaimo


ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TALENT SHOW

DATE: December 3, 2010

Just a reminder that we will be hosting our Annual Christmas Talent Show on December 17th. We hope to see you all attending and we want to see your talents. If you're interested in performing please sign up on sign up sheet in the Cafeteria. Auditions will take place on Monday December 6th, so get your acts together Dante!

See you all there!
Student Council

ANNUAL SEMI-FORMAL

DATE: December 3, 2010

ATTENTION ALL GRADE 11 STUDENTS

Student Council will be presenting to you our Annual Semi Formal on February 11, 2011. We will be accepting the first installment of $25 next week during all 3 lunches. For more details please speak to a student council member.

See you all at Cupids Gala.

Thanks
Student Council

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

GRADE 12 STUDENTS APPLYING FOR UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE

DATE: November 30, 2010

There will be a workshop offered for students who would like some assistance in applying to university or college during all three lunches on DECEMBER 8th. If you are interested, you must sign up in the guidance office by Thursday December 2. Only students that have pre-registered will be admitted.

JUNIOR & SENIOR VOLLEYBALL

DATE: November 30, 2010

There will be the final Junior & Senior Volleyball tryout today after school at Beatrice Campus. The shuttle bus will be leaving shortly after school.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

DANTE SINGERS SHOWCASE

DATE: November 30, 2010

Dante Alighieri Academy
Presents Ms. Pilaf's Vocal Music students in .............
Angel Voices
Thursday December 2nd, 2010
7:00 pm
Dante Auditorium
60 Playfair Ave
Toronto, ON
M6B 2P9
Free Entrance

Monday, November 29, 2010

GRADE 11 & 12 FRENCH STUDENTS

DATE: November 29, 2010

Madame Alaimo needs to meet with all Grade 11 and 12 French students on Wednesday December 1st right after school in the library. This is a very important meeting!

Thank you!
Ms. Alaimo

ME TO WE

DATE: November 29, 2010

All Me to We students are to meet today after school in Room 214 today.

Thank you
Ms. Bafundi

JUNIOR & SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: November 29, 2010

Attention Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball

The final try-out will be held on Tuesday after school at BEATRICE CAMPUS. The shuttle bus will be waiting outside the main campus right after school. Do not be late, and bring proper Gym Attire.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

JUNIOR & SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

ATTENTION ALL JUNIOR & SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

There will be a Girls Volleyball tryout on Thursday after school. Tryouts starts at 2:45. Please bring proper gym attire.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION

Bell Driver Education will be offering their popular MTO approved Driver's Education course to students of Dante Alighieri the course will be held here at the school starting on Tuesday November 23 in Portable #4 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm . Students who are interested can pick up an information package at the Main Office.

Thanks

Angie D'Antonio
Bell Driver Education

COURSE DROP FORMS

THIS IS AN URGENT REMINDER FOR ALL SENIOR STUDENTS!

If you are planning to drop a course for the mid-term point, completed drop sheet forms must be in guidance no later than 12:00 on Thursday. Courses dropped after Thursday will appear on your official student record.

Thanks

Mrs. Lily MavrogiannisDepartment Head, Guidance
(416) 393-5888, ext 6017
Fax (416) 397-6123
liliana.mavrogiannis@tcdsb

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

UNIVERSITY PIN & PURPLE EXIT PLAN

DATE: November 23, 2010

Attention all grade 12 students- if you are planning to apply to university and have not yet picked up your PIN, please do so immediately in the guidance office"

AND

"All grade 12 students must complete a mandatory purple exit plan. If you have not completed the form please do so immediately in the guidance office"

Theresa Pietrangelo
Dante Alighieri Academy
Student Services
(416)393-5522 or (416)393-5888 ext.6024
theresa.pietrangelo@tcdsb.org
voice mail box 81419

SCENE FEST

DATE: November 23, 2010

Everyone is invited to come check out Scene Fest on Thursday evening here in the Dante Theatre. The show starts at 7 pm and tickets are $2 at the door! Scene fest is a collection of scenes based on things such as break ups, bulemia, jealousy and young love.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks
Ms. Reedy

VOW OF SILENCE

DATE: November 23, 2010

121 million children around the world are denied the opportunity to attend school, and 218 million children worldwide work as child labourers.
This Thursday, the Me to We committee will be participating in the Vow of Silence, agreeing to stay silent and refrain from any type of communication for period’s 1&2 to help raise awareness of this social justice issue.
This week, during all three lunches, you will have the opportunity to sponsor a member of the Me to We committee with any change you are able to give. All of the money will be going to Free the Children to help raise funds to purchase classroom supplies, textbooks, and a lunch program in schools overseas.

Anything raised will make a change, so BE THE CHANGE!

Thanks
Ms. Bafundi

CSUNA

DATE: November 23, 2010

1. Congratulations to the student delegates who participated in CSUNA (Catholic Schools United Nations Assembly) last week. The student delegates debated, and discussed issues that concern our world community.

Dante is proud of the following students: Ricardo Benavides who represented Costa Rica, James Lewis, Julianna Spinotti, and Patrick Calingo who represented Norway, Rosa Siciliano, Orlando Siciliano, and Sara Mottola who represented Hungary, Gustavo Perez and Linda Hua who represented the Syrian Arab Republic.

Special mention to Marco Bellissimo who led the African Union at the Model United Nations Assembly!

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Monday, November 22, 2010

POST SECONDARY PATHWAYS

DATE: November 22, 2010

Attention grade 11 and 12 students; just a reminder that this Thursday evening, beginning at 6:30 we will have representatives from different post secondary pathways set up to provide you with information on the requirements you need to reach your destination. This event takes place in the gym. See you there!


Mrs. Lily MavrogiannisDepartment Head, Guidance
(416) 393-5888, ext 6017
Fax (416) 397-6123
liliana.mavrogiannis@tcdsb

Thursday, November 18, 2010

INFORMATION SESSION FOR HISPANIC AND PORTUGUESE SPEAKING PARENTS

To: All staff members and students

From: José Flores, Dianna Pereira-Cibrao, Rosemary Amaral,
Elizabeth Sousa-Francis, Edgar Diaz, Mary Bastone
Administration and Toronto Police

Date: November 20, 2010 from 8:30 am to 11:30am

Re: Information session for Hispanic and Portuguese
Speaking parents


All Hispanic and Portuguese speaking parents and students are invited to an information session taking place on November 20, 2010 from 8: 30 am to 11:30 am. The information session will take place in the auditorium and the school library.

The topics we will address are as follows:
a. Drugs
b. Internet safety
c. Cyber bullying
d. Bullying
e. Gangs
f. Pathways: requirements needed to earn a high school diploma, college, university, apprenticeships options.


Your immediate attention to this matter would be greatly appreciated. If you require additional information, please remind the students that their parents can contact the teachers mentioned above.

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

DATE: November 18, 2010

1. Student Leaders from Muskoka Woods NORTH 2010 are invited to a celebration on December 3, 2010 at 3pm in the auditorium. We shall debrief, share memories, watch the video and break bread together. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Please rsvp with Ms. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8 by November 30, 2010.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

CSUNA

DATE: November 16, 2010

CSUNA Student delegates are reminded to meet Ms. Stock right after school on Wednesday in room 219 to attend the Opening Ceremonies. If you have not handed in the permission forms and registration fee please bring it with you tomorrow.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Monday, November 15, 2010

UNIVERSITY PIN NUMBERS

DATE: November 15, 2010

"Attention Graduating Students"

Are you planning to apply to University?
PIN numbers have arrived and will be available to be picked up during all three lunches in the cafeteria beginning TUESDAY November 16!!!!.
A reminder that you MUST pick up your PIN personally!!!

Theresa Pietrangelo
Dante Alighieri Academy
Student Services

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

DATE: November 15, 2010

Attention All Junior Girls Basketball Members

There will be a Junior Girls Basketball practice today after school at Main Campus.

Thank you
Mr. Finnison & Ms. Medeiros

ME-TO-WE

DATE: November 15, 2010

This message is for members of Me-To-We. Me-To-We is meeting today, after school
in Room 214. All members of Me-To-We are asked to attend a meeting today after school in Room 214.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

Friday, November 12, 2010

POPPY CAMPAIGN

DATE: November 12, 2010

The Department of History would like to express our sincerest appreciation to everyone within the Dante Community for their participation in Veterans' Week activities. Your generosity during the Poppy Campaign and observance at the Remembrance Day assemblies allows us to continue to "remember" the achievements and sacrifices made by those who served Canada in times of war and peace.

Thank you,

L. Tonelli
Department Head of History & Law
Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Avenue,
Toronto, ON M6B 2P9
416.393.5522
lisa.tonelli@tcdsb.org

Thursday, November 11, 2010

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF WIN

DATE: November 11, 2010

Congratulations to the Junior Girls Basketball Team for their first playoff win against St.Patricks last night. The girls won in a nail bitter 37-36 in overtime. It was a closely contested match throughout the game. The Dante girls were up by 2 at the half but Pats went on a run and took the lead but Dante battled back in the final quarter. Kayla Pelletier sealed the win with a crucial free throw with 27 seconds left in the game. Chantel Medeiros, Julia Franco, and Priscilla Amakea played well on offence and finished when they had to. A special mention to Ja-mi-ah James and Colleen Aratera who battled hard on defence despite nagging injuries. Well done ladies.

The girls next playoff game is home to the Mother Teresa Titans on Tuesday.

There will be a junior girls basketball practice today after school at main campus.

Thank you,
Mr. Finnison and Ms.Medierios

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

CSUNA

DATE: November 10, 2010

1. Student delegates participating CSUNA are reminded to hand in their permission forms and registration fee to Ms. Stock or her mailbox in the staffroom.

2. There will be a brief but important meeting on Wednesday November 10 for CSUNA student delegates after school in room 219.

3. Thank you to all the student leaders who helped with Grade 8 Open House! You represented Dante well, meeting and greeting parents and potential Grade 9 students. We are proud of your commitment, dedication, and hard work!

Thank you
Ms. Stock

Monday, November 8, 2010

DUAL CREDIT COURSES

DATE: November 8, 2010

Students in Grade 12 who would like to get a head start on college might be interested in this!!!

The Colleges have put together an assortment of courses that are interesting for a variety of students and are available beginning next semester. You can actually get a high school credit and a college credit at the same time.

Courses range from Digital Art and Design to Canadian Criminal Justice to Dynamics of Global Tourism. Currently courses are available at Humber, George Brown and Centennial Colleges.

See your guidance counsellor for more details!

Mrs. Lily MavrogiannisDepartment Head, Guidance
(416) 393-5888, ext 6024
Fax (416) 397-6123
liliana.mavrogiannis@tcdsb

ITALY AND FRANCE 2011 MARCH BREAK

DATE: November 8, 2010

This is a reminder to all those students who are interested and have not yet registered to attend Italy and France during the 2011 march break that there will be a parent/student information night on Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 pm in the school library.

If you have any questions or if you need an information package, please see Mr. Flores in the guidance office.

Thanks
Mr. Flores and Ms. Alaimo

CSUNA & OPEN HOUSE

DATE: November 8, 2010

1. Students participating in CSUNA are reminded to hand in their permission forms and registration fee to Ms. Stock or her mailbox in the staffroom. There will be a brief but mandatory meeting on Wednesday after school in room 219. Please attend!

2. Student leaders who signed up for Grade 8 Open House with Mrs. Mavrogiannis and Ms. Stock must attend a brief but very important meeting today Monday, after school in the library to find out your duties and schedule for tomorrow evening’s event!

Thank you
Ms. Stock

Thursday, November 4, 2010

OPEN HOUSE

DATE: November 4, 2010

Students looking for volunteer hours and welcome to sign up in guidance to assist with the grade eight open house which takes place this coming Tuesday, November 9th. Please see guidance for details.

Mrs. Lily MavrogiannisDepartment Head, Guidance
(416) 393-5888, ext 6024
Fax (416) 397-6123
liliana.mavrogiannis@tcdsb

AFTER SCHOOL CO-OP

DATE: November 4, 2010

For those students who are interested in experiencing the workplace and earn credits, there will be an AFTER SCHOOL two credit co-op offered for the first time at DANTE. Students, who are interested in applying, please see guidance for more details.

Mrs. Lily MavrogiannisDepartment Head, Guidance
(416) 393-5888, ext 6024
Fax (416) 397-6123
liliana.mavrogiannis@tcdsb

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

JUNIOR BASKETBALL PRACTICE

DATE: November 3, 2010

There will be a Junior Basketball practise today after school at main campus.

Thank you.

POPPY CAMPAIGN

DATE: November 3, 2010

The Department of History is set to begin the Poppy Campaign at Dante. The Poppy Campaign will begin on Friday, November 5th to Wednesday, November 10, 2010.

Starting tomorrow, students will be visiting Period 2 classes during the Poppy Campaign and asking Dante students for a donation to recieve their poppy which everyone will wear at the Remembrance Day assembly.

Today, the Poppy Campaign is one of the royal Canadian Legion's most important programs. The money raised from poppy sales provides direct assitance for ex-service people in financial distress, as well as funding for medical appliances and research, home services, care facilities, and numerous other purposes.

Thank you for supporting the Poppy Campaign!

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

DATE: November 3, 2010

Teachers could you please dismiss the members of the Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team today at 1:30 pm for their game at St. Mary's. Team members are reminded to meet in front of the main office and remain there until the bus leaves at 1:45 pm.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

RING DAY

DATE: November 3, 2010

Jostens will be back in the School November 4th & 5th , Thursday & Friday to take additional Class Ring Orders during the Lunches. All you need is a $60.00 Deposit to place your Order. Prices start @ $99.00.

Brochures & Prices are Online @ www.jostens.com . Be sure to take a few minutes & have some fun by going online to Design your Own Ring. Print it out and bring it to the Ring table to try on your choice! Brochures are also available in the Main Office.

Grade 11 students should also consider buying your Class Ring at this time and have it to wear longer during your High School years!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

DATE: November 2, 2010

Yesterday, the Jr. Boys' soccer team traveled to Johnson to play their quarter playoff game. The team started off great with most of the play at Johnson's end but the players found themselves behind 1-0 at the end of the half. The coaches had a pep talk during the half and Dante responded with at 2-1 victory, even while playing a man short. Scoring both Dante's goals were Jacob Orellana. The team now travels to McLuhan today for the semifinal playoff game. The players are asked to report to 4th period for attendance and then report in front of the school.

Thanks

Mr. Matiitchik

Monday, November 1, 2010

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

DATE: November 1, 2010

The Jr. Boys' soccer team are reminded of their game against Johnson today. The players are asked to report to their fourth period class and then report at the front of the school to board the school bus at 1:35. The playoff game will start 3:00 p.m. so the bus will leave as soon as it arrives from Beatrice. Make sure you are at the front waiting and not roaming the halls.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

TDCAA CROSS COUNTRY MEET

DATE: November 1, 2010

Congratulations to Franco Oller, Gustavo Prez, Antonio Cimino, Rysher Molina & Lina Hua for competing at the TDCAA Cross Country meet on Friday. Runners placed in the top 1/2 of there age group. Honourable mention goes to Franco and Antonio for there finish in the top 1/3 of their groups.

It Was A Great Season!!!

Reminder to all runners to meet in portable 216 at 2:30 --Immediately after school.

Thank-you
Ms. Maietta

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

ROCK NIGHT 6


DANTE MUSIC

PRESENTS

ROCK NIGHT 6
AUDITIONS

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 2010.
After School
Main Campus - Room 109

All members of all bands auditioning must be present and able to perform 3 songs.

Bands should have at 3 contrasting pieces.

Funk, RnB, Hip Hop, and anyone else who can groove welcome too!!!!

All bands auditioning must be available to perform on
Friday, November 12th, 2010.

For further information contact Mr. Garofalo at main campus.

FOOD DRIVE

DATE: October 27, 2010

In March 2009, nearly 800,000 Canadians turned to their local food bank for a meal. Over one-third of them were children. In our own communities, many people face hunger as a daily reality.

But Me to We, and the Dante community wants to help decrease these numbers and put food on peoples tables this Halloween. Bring in a minimum of 3 cans this Thursday and you’ll be put into our raffle, but better yet, feel like you’ve helped someone fill their stomachs and have a good Halloween.
Be the change and donate!

Thanks
Ms. Bafundi

PROM 2011

DATE: October 27, 2010

GRADE 12 DANTE STUDENTS

The Prom Committee would like to invite you to our June 3rd Prom at Embassy Grand. Deposits to secure your spot at this marvelous event will be collected starting on Monday November 1st and ending Friday November 5th. Deposits are only $25 and will guarantee your spot at the Prom in 2011. Your guests will be paid for later. Please be aware that this is only the first deposit and final payments will be arranged at a later date. We will be outside the Cafeteria during all three lunches starting on Monday. Come out and celebrate with your fellow graduates on the night that you will remember forever.

Thanks
Prom Committee

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

STUDENT VOTE RESULTS

DATE: October 26, 2010

The Young Voters of Dante and the citizens of Toronto both elected Rob Ford as the new Mayor of Toronto!
The results of our Municipal student vote election which was held last Friday were:

Joe Pantalone received 217 votes

George Smitherman received 302 votes

And the new Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford received 343 votes

On behalf of the Department of History, we would like to thank all the students for making their vote count!

Stay tuned for Fall 2011 election, when Ontario will elect a new premier!!

Thank you,


L. Tonelli
Department Head of History & Law
Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Avenue,
Toronto, ON
M6B 2P9
416.393.5522
lisa.tonelli@tcdsb.org

Monday, October 25, 2010

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

DATE: October 25, 2010

Reminder to the members of the Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team of their home game today against McLuhan. Team members are expected to be in the gym immediately after school to set up the gym for the game.

Thanks,


Brian M. Petracco
Dante Alighieri Academy
brian.petracco@tcdsb.org

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

DATE: October 25, 2010


Tomorrow Tuesday, the players must report to their fourth period class for attendance and at 1:45 they must report to the front of the school to board the school bus for the playoff game against Allen.

The following student: Claudio Casinha must see Mr. Matiitchik in room 306 today after the morning announcements. It is very important that you see Mr. Matiitchik.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

Friday, October 22, 2010

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

DATE: October 22, 2010

Congratulations! To the Junior Girls Basketball team for their first victory of the season against Father Henry Carr. It was a team effort and everyone came to play. The defence kept the opposing team to just 6 points. A special mention to Julia Franco, Kayla Pelletier, and Chantal Medeiros for scoring 6 points a piece and well as Ja-my-ah James for being the anchor on defence.

Mr. Finnison, Ms. Medeiros, Ms. Pescador

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: October 22, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FIELD HOCKEY PLAYERS FOR A GREAT SEASON AND SOME REALLY GREAT FIELD HOCKEY.

A REMINDER TO HAND IN UNIFORMS WHICH INCLUDE THE SHIRT AND SKIRT AND ANY OUTSTANDING STICKS. PS I AM MISSING ONE NEW STICK ALSO

STAY TUNED FOR INDOOR SEASON

CHICKS WITH STICKS
MS. FEARON

HALLOWEEN FOR HUNGER

DATE: October 22, 2010

Every day, families and individuals in our own community struggle to put food on the table. In fact, 1 in 6 Canadian families do not have enough income to adequately pay for food and necessties. But you can help! This week, the Dante community will be participating in the "Halloween for Hunger" drive, where young people will take action to fight local hunger and poverty. Bring in 3 canned foods and receive your raffle ticket for a chance to win a prize. Change is possible but it starts with you. Make a difference and donate!

Thanks
Ms. Bafundi

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

MOCK ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY TEST

Attention All Grade 10 Students,

This Thursday, October 21st, all Grade 10 students will be writing a mock Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. The test will be administered during periods 1 and 3.

Students must not be absent on this very important day. Students, who are absent on Thursday, will not have another opportunity to write the mock test.

Christine Borowski
Teacher-Librarian
Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Ave.
Toronto, ON
M6B 2P9
(416) 393-5522
christine.borowski@tcdsb.org

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

Date: October 20, 2010

Even though the Jr. Boys' soccer team played their last league game yesterday against Allen and lost 2-1, Dante still qualified for the playoffs and will once again play against Allen next week Tuesday at Allen. Scoring the lone goal for Dante was Kris Garcia.

For next week Tuesday, the players must report to their fourth period class for attendance and at 1:45 they must report to the front of the school to board the school bus for the playoff game against Allen.

The following students: Keven Valdes; Stephen Almeida; Nuno Ferreira and Claudio Casinha must see Mr. Matiitchik in room 306 today after the morning announcements. It is very important that these students see Mr. Matiitchik.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

YEAR BOOK PICTURE RETAKE

DATE: October 20, 2010

ATTENTION ALL STAFF & STUDENTS!

Year book picture retake day is Tuesday October 26, 2010.

Thanks
Ms. Cocuzzoli - VP

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

DATE: October 19, 2010

Scholarship information available in the guidance department. TD scholarship due October 31!


Thank you,

Theresa Pietrangelo
Dante Alighieri Academy
Student Services
(416)393-5522 or (416)393-5888 ext.6024
theresa.pietrangelo@tcdsb.org
voice mail box 81419

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

Date: OCT. 19/10

The Jr. Boys' soccer players are reminded of their soccer game today against Allen at Dante's soccer field. Make sure you report to the soccer field as the team picture will be taken at 3:00 p.m. sharp.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

Monday, October 18, 2010

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION

DATE: October 18, 2010

Bell Driver Education will be offering their popular MTO approved Driver's Education course to students of Dante Alighieri the course will be held here at the school starting on Tuesday November 02, Portable #4 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm students who are interested can pick up an information package at the Main Office.

Thanks
A. D'Antonio
Manager/Coordinator

STUDENT VOTE

DATE: October 18, 2010

Good Morning Citizens of Dante!

Do you love your city - Toronto? Are you concerned about its welfare? Do you feel that the city needs fresh new leadership that will bring new ideas, listen to the concerns of Torontonians, and act upon them?

During the week you will be hearing the platforms of each candidate in Dante's riding. Listen carefully because you will be voting for the candidate you feel best represents your interests and concerns for our school community and our city as a whole.

So have your say! On Friday, October 22, during period 1 you will have the opportunity to vote for the municipal candidates who you feel should represent this community and lead this city. Poll clerks with be visiting your homeroom class where voting will take place. If you have a spare during period 1 you will be able to vote in the library. Don't let this opportunity go to waste! This is your city so have your say!

Thanks
Ms. Ferrante

ME-TO-WE

DATE: October 18, 2010

Students who are interested in being part of Me-To-We are asked to come to our first meeting today, Monday, October 18, at 2:45pm. Me-To-We is a group at Dante that will bring awareness of Social Justice Issues to our school community, participate in events like Halloween for Hunger and Vow of Silence. If you are interested in social justice issues or raising funds for good causes, then Me- To-We is for you.

Come to the Me-to-We meeting, after school on Today, Monday, October 18. Come to portable one for our first meeting.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

Friday, October 15, 2010

SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

DATE: October 15, 2010

All boys interested in trying out for the Senior Basketball team try-outs will be next week Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 7:00 am. Please be on time and with proper gym attire.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

DATE: October 15, 2010

Playing this past Tuesday against a strong Power team, Dante came up short and lost 2-1 but yesterday Dante came out with some urgency and outplayed Redmond by a score of 6-1. Scoring for Dante against Redmond was Nuno Ferreira; Jacob Orellana with two; Sergio Chazi; Kris Garcia and Christian Samaniego. The coaches would like to congratulate all the players for a fantastic well played soccer game. The team's final league game is next week against Allen at Dante's soccer field.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

COMMUNITY HOURS

DATE: October 15, 2010


Do you need Community Hours?
Do you have a spare?
There are Community Hours available for any student who is willing to volunteer on their spare or lunch with his Special Education class. Come and see Mr. Finnison in Room 213.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ME-TO-WE MEETING

DATE: October 14, 2010

Students who are interested in being part of Me-To-We are asked to come to our first meeting on Monday, October 18, at 2:45pm. Me-To-We is a group at Dante that will bring awareness of Social Justice Issues to our school community, participate in events like Halloween for Hunger and Vow of Silence. If you are interested in social justice issues or raising funds for good causes, then Me- To-We is for you.

Come to the Me-to-We meeting, after school on Monday, October 18. The location of the meeting will be announced tomorrow, so listen for tomorrow’s announcement.


Thanks
Ms. Saunders

CROSS COUNTRY

DATE: October 14, 2010

IMPORTANT CROSS COUNTRY MEETING AND THEN PRACTICE ON FRIDAY!! MEET MRS. MAIETTA IN FRONT OF THE MAIN OFFICE

Thanks
Mrs. Maietta

ONTARIO COLLEGE INFORMATION FAIR 2010

TO: Grade 12 Homerooms

FROM: Student Services

DATE: October 14th, 2010

RE: ONTARIO COLLEGE INFORMATION FAIR 2010


Kindly inform students who are interested in applying to College or to University/College combined programs that the College Information Fair is taking place:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH at EXHIBITION PLACE
DIRECT ENERGY BUILDING

· This is an UNSUPERVISED trip
· Students are on their own
· Students must make their own way to/from the Exhibition
· Parental permission must be granted in order to attend
· Permission forms must be submitted to the appropriate box in the guidance office by Monday October, 18
· Upon submission of form to the guidance office, students can pick up map and other info.


Your co-operation is appreciated!



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ACCELERATED APPRENTICESHIP FOR CO-OP

DATE: October 13, 2010

From the Co-op Department:

Applications for Accelerated Apprenticeship opportunities are now available from the
Co-op office room 325.

Students registered for Co-op for second semester who expressed interested in applying for Accelerated Apprenticeship in Electrical, Child and Youth Work, Carpentry, etc. are asked to come to the Co-op office today in order to complete the application process.

This opportunity is also open to other students who have an interest in moving forward with their career path through apprenticeship. Participating in an accelerated apprenticeship means acquiring 4 credits toward graduation AND obtaining Level 1 Apprenticeship training in either Hairdressing, Child and Youth Work, Early Childhood Education, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning, Landscaping or Chef/Cook. In some cases, students may receive an extra credit from the college institute they are attending. Interested students should see one of the Co-op teachers in room 325 for further information.

Thanks
Ms. Janecki-Hebor

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE INFORMATION SHEET

DATE: October 12, 2010

Attention potential grads: if you have spare period one and did not receive the University/College Information sheet, please pick one up in the guidance office.

Thanks,

Theresa Pietrangelo
Dante Alighieri Academy
Student Services
(416)393-5522 or (416)393-5888 ext.6024
theresa.pietrangelo@tcdsb.org

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

DATE: October 12, 2010

The players are reminded of their game today against Power. The players are asked to report to their fourth period class for attendance and then proceed to the front on the school to board the bus at 1:45 for their away game.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

CROSS COUNTRY MEETING

DATE: October 12, 2010

There will be a short cross country meeting right after school today in front of the gym. We will not be running. Instructions and permission forms for tomorrows meet will be given.

Thanks
Ms. Dunn

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

DATE: October 12, 2010

Congratulations to the Girls Field Hockey Team with an exciting win on Friday night vs. Marshall McLuahan. Goal scorer Stephanie Gomes and goalie shutout Olga Dos Santos. Reminder of Game on Wednesday Oct 13th.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

TENNIS TOURNAMENT

DATE: October 12, 2010

Yesterday Dante`s Senior Mixed Doubles Tennis Team competed at the TDCAA Tennis Championship at Sir Winston Churchill Tennis Center; Olga Dos Santos and Hayk Karapetyan captured Dante`s first Bronze Medal in the Mixed Doubles Championship. They beat Bishop Allen 8 games to 7 and 12-10 in the nail-biting tiebreaker.
Mr. Quattrini is very proud of the team`s success and would like to congratulate all the players who came out to compete on Dante`s Tennis team.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

Thursday, October 7, 2010

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER TEAM

DATE: October 6, 2010

The Jr. Boys' soccer team played their second league game yesterday against Merton. The team started the game leading 2-1 at the end of the half but Merton never gave up and tied the score 2-2 until Jacob Orellana scored on a penalty kick to break the tie. Dante went on to win the game 3-2. Scoring for Dante was Stephen Almeida and Jacob Orellana with two goals.

The players are reminded that next week Tuesday they will play Power. The players are asked to report to their fourth period classes for attendance and then proceed to the front on the school to board the bus at 1:45 for their away game.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

DATE: October 5, 2010

Congratulations to the Girls Field Hockey Team on their win in their 1st season game against St. Basil's.

Score was 5-1. Goal Scorers 2 goals for Biancha Magliochetti, 2 goals Victoria Prete and 1 goal Olga Dos Santos. Great game by all members of the team and also to goalie Silvjia Gjoreko.

Reminder of game tonight Dismissal at 1;30pm, bus is leaving at 1;45pm

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

Monday, October 4, 2010

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

DATE: October 4, 2010

Congratulations to the Junior Girls Basketball Team for their valiant effort against Father Redmond. The final score was 25 to 16. The defence once again was strong but the offence wasn't there when they needed it. A great effort from Chantal, Julia, Jag-my-ah, and Kayla.


There will be a practice after school at main campus.

Thank you
Mr. Finnison

MUSKOKA SOUTH LEADERS

DATE: October 4, 2010

A reminder to all those students who signed up to be Muskoka South leaders to get their forms and money into Ms De Angelis no later than Monday. If you have not received permission forms please see Ms D in the auditorium during period 4.

On Mon Oct 4 and Tues Oct 5, there will be mandatory Muskoka Woods South meetings after school in the auditorium. All leaders must attend.


Thanks!!
Jessica De Angelis
Teacher--Drama and Ill Skillz

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

DATE: October 4, 2010

The Jr. Boys' soccer players are reminded of their game against Merton tomorrow at Dante. Make sure you report to Dante's soccer field by 2:45 to change and play the second league game.

The following students: Kevin Valdes; Stephen Almeida; Claudio Casinha; and Jacob Orellana must see Mr. Matiitchik in room 306 after the morning announcements regarding the athletic fee and permission form.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

DATE: October 4, 2010

Muskoka Woods NORTH student leaders are reminded of their mandatory meeting today after school in the library.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

DATE: October 4, 2010

Attention all Junior Girls Basketball members. There will be a practice at Beatrice Campus on Monday after school.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: October 4, 2010

The Field Hockey Team played in the AKPRO hockey tournament on the weekend, very difficult competition congratulations to our goal scorers, Stephanie Gomes and Nastasia Tucci.

This Week a lot of Field Hockey:

Monday Oct 4th- vs St. Basil's dismissal today 2pm.
Tuesday Oct 5th -vs Chat
Wed Oct 6th- vs Loretto Abbey
Friday Oct 8th- vs Marshall McLuhan

If you can not be at a game let Ms. Fearon know. Also still some outstanding Athletic Fees.

Ms. Fearon

Monday, September 27, 2010

FREE BBQ

DATE: September 27, 2010

FROM: Officer Tony

EVENT: Toronto Police BBQ

LOCATION: Earlscourt Park at the Earlscourt Community Center.(behind JJP's)

TIME: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Tuesday Sept 28, 2010

FREE BBQ

Come and enjoy free food & receive graduation hours.

See Officer Tony for further information.

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL PRACTICE

DATE: September 27, 2010

There will be a Junior Girls Basketball practice today at Beatrice Campus. The shuttle bus will be leaving after school. All team forms and payment are due to either Mr. Finnison or Ms. Pescador before Tuesdays game. No Exceptions.

Thank you
Mr. Finnison and Ms. Pescador

FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: September 27, 2010

Reminder to all Field Hockey Team Members of this Week's Schedule

Sept 27th - Practice

Sept 30th - Game at Havergaal Dismissal at 2:00 pm

Friday Oct 1st -Iceland Tournament - leaving Dante at 7:00 am at Dante - yes 1st game is at 8:00 am

Sat Oct 2nd - be at Dante for 8:30 am

Still missing Athletic Fee from some Team Members

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

NIGHT SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORMS

DATE: September 27, 2010

Just a reminder!!!!!!!!!

Night School starts tonight. Be sure to pick up your Registration Forms. Today is also the last day to register for Night School.

Thanks
Guidance

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

DATE: September 27, 2010

The students who have picked up the permission form for the Jr. Boys' soccer tournament next week Wed must return the form with payment to Mr. Matiitchik today. Both forms with payment are due today. Make sure you return both permission forms to Mr. Matiitchik with payment. If the permission forms are not returned, you will not participate in the soccer games this week.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH & CSUNA

DATE: September 27, 2010

1. Muskoka Woods NORTH student leaders are reminded of their meeting today after school in the library.

2. CSUNA which stands for Catholic Schools United Nations Assembly is happening again this year in November and the registration deadline is next week. If you are interested in participating at CSUNA, a mock United Nations Assembly please come to a very important meeting after school on Tuesday September 28, 2010 in Room 219.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Thursday, September 23, 2010

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: September 22, 2010

All members of the Girls Field Hockey Team are reminded to hand in Permission Forms and Athletic Fee and confirm with Ms. Fearon today Wednesday that you are playing in the Tournament on Thursday.

See Ms. Fearon at Dante today if you have not handed in permission forms.

Bus leaves at 8:00 am, 1st game is at 9:00 am, we will return at 3:30 pm to Dante.

Ms. Fearon

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

ANNUAL WELCOME BACK BBQ

DATE: September 22, 2010

Join Student Council on Friday October the 1st for the Annual Welcome Back BBQ. Buy before BBQ Day tickets are $4.00, for a BBQ Gourmet Combo that includes a Jumbo Burger or Hot Dog , a drink and a bag of Chips. Buy on BBQ day tickets are $5.00, so don't wait until last minute to buy!!!!! Tickets will be sold during all lunches in the Cafeteria.

Thanks
Student Council

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

DATE: September 22, 2010

There will be a Junior Girls Basketball Practice on Wednesday and Friday after school at Main Campus. Practice begins at 2:45 sharp.

Thank you
Mr. Finnison and Ms. Pescador

MARCH BREAK TRIP 2011

DATE: September 22, 2010

Ms. Alaimo and Mr. Flores are inviting all students who are interested and have not yet registered to attend 11 glorious days to France and Italy during the March Break in 2011. The cities we will be visiting are: Florence, Venice, Nice, Monaco and Paris.

Please see Mr. Flores in the Guidance Office for more information.

Thanks
Mr. Flores

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ONTARIO UNIVERSITIES FAIR (OUF)

DATE: September 21, 2010

Graduating from Dante this year?
Are you considering university?

Be sure to attend the Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF), September 24 - 26, 2010, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building). www.ouf.ca

N.B. Graduating students wishing to attend this Friday, Sept. 24th, must submit a signed permission form by the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 23rd.

Please see Guidance for details.

Thanks
Ms. Mavrogiannis

CHAPLAINCY

DATE: September 21, 2010

1. The UFC campus ministry meeting has been re-scheduled for this week. Please meet us on Wed 2:40 pm in the Chapel.

2. The Music Ministry students: Short Rehearsal re: Upcoming Masses. Please meet TODAY after school in the Chapel.

Thanks
Mr. Quaglia - Chaplaincy

Monday, September 20, 2010

TENNIS PRACTICE

DATE: September 20, 2010

Teacher’s Name: Mr. Quattrini

Subject: Tennis Practice

Event: Tennis

Meeting Date: Monday Sept 20

Meeting Time: 2:45

Place: Columbus Center Tennis Courts

There will be a mandatory tennis practice for all players on Dante`s Tennis team today as well as Wednesday and Thursday after school at the Columbus Center tennis courts. All players are reminded to bring in a change of clothing, a tennis racquet and only non-marking tennis shoes are permitted on the courts. Please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10 if you are unable to the attend practice. Players are also reminded to please bring in their permission forms and their $10 athletic fee.

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

DATE: September 20, 2010

Muskoka Woods NORTH student leaders are reminded of their meeting today
after school in the auditorium.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

ONTARIO YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

DATE: September 20, 2010

ATTENTION GRADE 11 AND 12 STUDENTS!

Have you been thinking about your future? Trying to decide on a career? Have you considered becoming a chef? or an electrician or a carpenter? Maybe and Early Childhood Educator or a Child and Youth Worker?

If you have, then you need to think APPRENTICESHIP!!

On Monday September 27th a representative from the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program will be visiting Dante to talk about this career path and discuss accelerated apprenticeship opportunities. If you are interested in attending this presentation, you MUST SIGN UP in the Guidance office by this Friday. Space is limited and only students who have pre-registered will be admitted.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor
Co-Op Department

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

DATE: September 20, 2010

The grade 10 students must check the list on Wednesday morning to see if you are participating for the exhibition game that will be played Wed. Sept. 22 at Dante's soccer field. If your name is on this list, then you must report to Dante's soccer field to change. The game will begin at 3:15 so you must change by 3:00.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: September 20, 2010

Reminder to Field Hockey Team of Practice

Monday Sept 20th
Tuesday Sept 21st

Tournament all day Thursday Sept 23rd at Sunnybrook Park.

See Ms. Fearon for permission forms

Ann

ME-TO-WE

DATE: September 20, 2010

This announcement is for Me-To-We. Students involved in Me-to-We and those students who are interested in We Day, please come to a meeting today, at 2:45 in Portable One.
That is Me-To-We meeting, Today after school in Portable One.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

DATE: September 20, 2010

The Dante Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team list is now posted outside the gym doors.
Reminder to the members of the Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team of their first team practice which will take place after school on Tuesday, September 21st. All team members are expected to be in attendance.

Thanks,

Brian M. Petracco
Dante Alighieri Academy
brian.petracco@tcdsb.org

Friday, September 17, 2010

MUSIC MEETING

DATE: September 17, 2010

There will be a brief music meeting after school in Room 109 for all music students interested in joining the following bands

Intermediate Concert Band
The Junior Concert Band
The Dante Show Band

Today will be the only sign up day. Upcoming band performances, music festivals and trips will all be discussed. All interested students would show up today as there will be no rescheduling of this meeting.

Thanks
Mr. Garofalo

GIRLS BASKETBALL

DATE: September 17, 2010

Junior and Senior girls are reminded of their practice today after school. Practices continue next week Monday, Wednesday & Friday after school in the gym.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

Thursday, September 16, 2010

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

DATE: September 16, 2010

There will be a Junior Boys Basketball meeting this Friday at
Beatrice Campus @ 3 pm.

See Mr. Blackburn in the common room.

Thanks

Mr. Blackburn

JUNIOR & SENIOR BASKETBALL PRACTICE

DATE: September 16, 2010

There will be a Junior & Senior Basketball practice after school on Friday for all basketball members.

Mr. Finnison

ME-TO-WE

DATE: September 16, 2010

Attention all members of Me-To-We

Calling all students involved in Me-To-We. If you were part of Me-To-We last year, or you are interested in joining the Me-To-We movement, come to a meeting after school on Monday, September 20th, in Portable One. The meeting will include registration for Me-day.

That is Me-To-We and Me-day registration, Monday September 20th, after school in Portable One.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

TENNIS TRYOUTS

DATE: September 16, 2010

Due to the weather condition Tennis Tryouts for today have been cancelled.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

CROSS COUNTRY

DATE: September 15, 2010

" Cross country practice will continue every Mon, Wed, and Friday of this week and every week until the TDCAA Meet. Practices are Mandatory if you would like to participate in the meet. Please meet Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Maietta in front of the Main Campus Gym dressed and ready to run at 3:00 pm".

Thanks
Mrs. Dunn & Mrs. Maietta

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: September 15, 2010

Attention, all girls interested in Field Hockey this year at Dante. Today
(Wednesday Sept 15th) their is no practice, and no meeting. Their will be a mandatory meeting followed by a practice on Thursday Sept 16th at Dante. Meet in the
changeroom. There will be no exhibition game this Friday.

See Ms. Fearon if you would like information or would like to join this team.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

DATE: September 15, 2010

Muskoka Woods NORTH student leaders are reminded of their meeting today after school in the auditorium.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: September 14, 2010

Field hockey all girls in Grades 9-12 interested in playing Field Hockey this year are to meet at Dante Gym today (Tuesday) for short practice and team information.

Reminder of Exhibition Game this Friday Sept 17th.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

RING DAY

DATE: September 14, 2010

Jostens will be in the School on September 13th through the 16th, Monday - Thursday, to take Class Ring Orders during Lunch!

All you will need is a $60.00 Deposit to place your order!

Prices start $99.00!

Brochures & Prices are in the Main Office!

Grade 11 students should also consider buying your Ring Now and have it to wear longer during your High School years!

Take a few minutes & have some fun by going to www.jostens.ca & Design your own ring. Print it out and bring it to the Ring table!!!!

If you have any questions, please give us call at 289-521-3335 or chris.cox@jotens.com

Regards & Thanks
Bob Doherty & Chris Cox

TENNIS TRYOUTS

DATE: September 14, 2010

TEACHER'S NAME: Mr. Quattrini

SUBJECT: Tennis Tryouts

EVENT: Tennis

MEETING TIME: 2:45 pm

PLACE: Columbus Center Tennis Courts

There will be tennis tryouts for anyone interested in joining Dante's Tennis Team this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after school at the Columbus Center tennis courts. All players are reminded to bring in a change of clothing, a tennis racquet and only non-marking tennis shoes are permitted on the courts. Please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10 if you have any further questions.

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

DATE: September 14, 2010

Any senior boys interested in playing on the Dante Senior Boys' Volleyball Team are invited to the first team try-out which will take place after school on Wednesday September 15 at 2:45 pm in the Dante gym. All students who wish to try out must be wearing proper athletic clothing - running shoes, t-shirt and shorts.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

Monday, September 13, 2010

CROSS COUNTRY MEETING

DATE: September 13, 2010

Just a reminder that there is a Cross Country meeting today after school. Please meet
Ms. Maietta and Miss Dunn outside the main gym at the main campus at 3:00 pm today. Be prepared to run.

Thanks
Miss. Dunn

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: September 13, 2010

Girls Field Hockey practice and sign up tonight Monday September 13th at 2:45 pm at Dante. Meet in the girls change room.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

DATE: September 13, 2010

Muskoka Woods NORTH student leaders are reminded of their first meeting today
after school in the auditorium.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Friday, September 10, 2010

GIRLS BASKETBALL

DATE: September 10, 2010

Girls Basketball tryouts begin today after school and continue Monday, Tuesday &
Friday next week. Both Junior & Senior Girls are to attend!

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: September 10, 2010

ATTENTION ALL GIRLS AT DANTE...................

Field Hockey sign up is today Friday Sept 10th between 2:30 pm and 2:45 pm in the Dante Gym. All girls from grade 9-12 are invited to attend. Beatrice Campus see Ms. Malfitano in the Main Office for information.

First practice is Monday at Dante please meet in the Dante change room.

See Ms. Fearon if you need more information.

See you soon!
Ms. Fearon

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

DATE: September 10, 2010

The grade 10 students who have signed up for the Jr. Boys' soccer team must report after school to Dante's soccer field on Wed Sept. 15 and Thursday Sept. 16. Make sure you check the list to see which day you will scrimmage.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CROSS COUNTRY MEETS

DATE: September 9, 2010

Do you like to run??????? ...... Have you been keeping fit over the summer???????

Cross Country Meets will take place at the end of September as such anyone interested in being on Dante's Cross Country Team should meet Mrs. Maietta & Mrs. Dunn on Monday
September 13th at 3:00 in front of the Gym door at Main Campus.
"Come prepared to run. Practices will be Monday, Wednesday and Fridays because it is a short season."

Thanks
Mrs. Maietta & Mrs. Dunn

GIRLS BASKETBALL

DATE: September 9, 2010

All girls interested in trying out for Girls Basketball are to sign up today after school. The first try-out is tomorrow after school, please bring your gym clothes.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

DATE: September 9, 2010

Girls Field Hockey information meeting is Friday Sept 10th at 2:45 pm in the
main campus gym. All Girls from Grades 9-12 are invited to attend. If you like soccer, if you like hockey you will love field hockey. See Ms. Fearon for more information at the Main Campus. Ask Ms. Pescador at the Beatrice Campus if you require some information.

See you Soon!
Ms. Fearon

JR. BOYS' SOCCER

DATE: September 9, 2010

Any grade 10 student wishing to try out for the Dante Jr. Boys' soccer team must sign up today after school in Room 306. Make sure you drop by room 306 today after school to sign up. The first day for the grade 10 try out is the following week Wed Sept 15 at Dante's main campus soccer field.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

MUSKOKA WOODS

DATE: September 9, 2010

There will be a Muskoka Woods Core meeting this Friday September 10, after school
in the Library.

Thank you
G. Stock

III SKILLZ TRY OUTS

DATE: September 9, 2010

Ill Skillz, Dante's official hip hop dance crew, is looking to recruit some new members. If you have an interest in dance, come out to Dante's main campus this Tuesday, September the 14th. Auditions will take place in the auditorium from 3pm-5pm. All grades are welcome. Please come prepared with a free style or choreographed piece to audition with as well as school appropriate music. Be prepared to also try Ill Skillz choreography at the audition.

Thanks!

Jess De Angelis

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

DATE: September 8, 2010

TEACHER'S NAME: Mr. Turco

Any Grade 10 student wishing to try out for the Dante Jr. Boys' Soccer team must sign
up tomorrow after school in Room 306. Make sure you drop by Room 306 tomorrow after school to sign up. The first day for the grade 10 try out is the following week Wed Sept. 15 at Dante's main campus soccer field.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

DATE: September 8, 2010

All girls interested in trying out for Junior & Senior Basketball are to meet in the gym after school today!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

LOCKERS

DATE: September 8, 2010

TEACHER'S NAME: Mr. Galati

SUBJECT: Lockers

Lockers will be distributed Thursday (tomorrow) and Friday, during period 1. All lockers will remain closed until you show a valid school-approved lock. You may purchase a lock from the Main Office for $8.00.

It is very important that you place your lock on your locker this week. Next week all lockers may remain closed to you. So do yourself a big favour and come to school with a Dante lock so that you can get your locker during period 1 for this week only.

Students who have a period 1 spare, should go to the library to obtain the locker number.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PICTURE DAY

DATE: September 7, 2010

REMINDER!
PICTURE DAY IS COMING
Monday September 13, 2010.
For additional information contact:
Lifetouch Canada Inc. - 1-866-516-8429

CAREER STUDIES PORTFOLIO

DATE: September 7, 2010

Those Grade 11 students who did not pick up their Career Studies Portfolio from Mrs. Howarth at the end of last year are asked to pick it up in the library. Portfolios that are NOT picked up by the end of the week will be thrown out.

Christine Borowski
Teacher-Librarian

Friday, June 25, 2010

CONGRATULATORY CERTIFICATES/TOKENS

DATE: June 25, 2010

Attention Graduating Students

Please pick up your Congratulatory Certificate from our Member of Parliament Joe Volpe from the Main Office. Also, please pick up your graduation token from Ms. Borowski in the Library.

Thanks
Ms. Convertini

Thursday, June 17, 2010

SEARS DRAMA FESTIVAL

DATE: June 17, 2010

Attention: Sears Drama Festival

Faust Cast & Crew ------Brief but EXTREMELY IMPORTANT Meeting TODAY after the exam. Regarding dates for "Summer Works Festival".

Thanks
Mr. Dragonieri

EXAM REVIEWS

DATE: June 17, 2010

VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!

Exam Review is on June 28 from 9-11 am.

Thanks
Ms. Convertini

GRADUATION MASS

DATE: June 17, 2010

VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!! EVERY GRADE 12 GRADUATE MUST attend the Grad Mass on June 25, 2010 at 9:00 am in the auditorium in order to attend the Grad Brunch!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Mr. Pavia

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

PROM PICTURES

DATE: June 15, 2010

The professional pictures taken at the PROM have arrived. If you haven't already received yours, please come to the Co-op office to pick them up. As well, any students who attended the prom and did not receive their memento may pick one up from the Co-op office.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

SENIOR BOYS SOCCER TEAM

DATE: June 15, 2010

Attention all members of the Senior Boys Soccer team, there will be a brief but important meeting today immediately after the exams in the art room. All players are expected to be there.

Thanks
Mr. Fortino

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

DATE: June 15, 2010

Muskoka Woods NORTH student leaders are reminded to hand in their Car Wash Permission forms to Ms. Stock's mailbox.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

GRADUATION CEREMONY TICKETS

DATE: June 15, 2010

Dear Graduates: If any graduating student would like to purchase additional tickets, you are asked to see one of the main office secretaries. Any interested graduates can reserve up to 3 additional tickets; each ticket is worth $10.00. Your name and number of tickets will be recorded and you will be notified at the appropriate time.

Thanks
Mr. Pavia

Friday, June 11, 2010

ITALY AND FRANCE TRIP

DATE: June 11, 2010

This is a reminder to all those students who are attending the Italy and France trip to submit their second installment to Mr. Flores in the Guidance Office or Ms. Borowski in the library. If there are any other students who are interested in attending Italy and France during the March Break in 2011. Please pick up an application form from the Guidance Office or the Library.

Thanks
Mr. Flores

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION

DATE: June 11, 2010

Bell Driver Education would like to congratulate all students who successfully completed the Ministry of Transportation Driver Education Program this past school year, we would also like to thank all administrative staff for their support throughout the year. Students interested in course information for the summer or the new school year in September can pick up an information package at the Main Office.

Thanks
Angie D'Antonio
Manager

SOCCER MATCH

DATE: June 11, 2010

All students are welcome to attend the BEST SOCCER MATCH EVER - TORONTO POLICE VS DANTE SENIOR TEAM on Wednesday June 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

Thanks

"SAVE THE LAST BEAT"

DATE: June 11, 2010

Hey Guys, just a last reminder saying that tonight is the dance production, "SAVE THE LAST BEAT". It starts at 7:00 pm and tickets will be sold for $5.00 at the door. All proceeds go to the Sick Kids Foundation for Luekemia. Hope to see you there.

P.S all dancers must arrive at 6:00 pm.

Thanks
Ms. Dimza

Thursday, June 10, 2010

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY HOURS

DATE: June 10, 2010

Attention all graduates who HAVE NOT YET submitted their record or completion for their VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY HOURS. This coming Monday, June 15th is the absolute deadline to submit proof of completion in order for you to be included in the June Graduation. Students submitting the hours after this deadline will be looking at a JULY grad date and will not be included in the JUNE ceremony.

Thanks
Mrs. Mavrogiannis
Acting Guidance Head

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ILL SKILLZ

DATE: June 9, 2010

Important meeting for all Senior Members of Ill Skillz in the auditorium on Thursday after school. Please see Ms. De Angelis if you are unable to attend for an important reason.

Thanks
Ms. De Angelis

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

SENIOR BOYS SOCCER

DATE: June 8, 2010

From Thursday to Saturday, the Senior Boys Soccer Team participated in the 2010 OFSAA Soccer Championships in Stoney Creek, Hamilton. The boys placed first in their group and went undefeated in four games, beating St. Mikes in the quarter finals. On Friday morning, even though the boys came up short against East York in the Semi-Finals, they never gave up. They fought through many injuries and reflected determination and class by defeating St. Jean De Brebeuf to win the tournaments bronze medal. This bronze medal not only represents third place, but also determines that out of 190 teams in Ontario, the Dante Senior Boys Soccer team is ranked third overall. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every player on the Soccer Team for their hard work and dedication throughout the entire season. You represented the Dante community in the best way possible and you made us all proud. We would also like to thank our supporters and fans that made the trip up to Hamilton to cheer us on like Mrs. Convertini, Mr. D., Mr. D'Onofrio, and Mr. Hebor.

Dear staff and students, please take this moment to congratulate and acknowledge the following members of the senior boys soccer team in your classes because they deserve it.

Derrick Amankwa
Andrew Barrett
Philip Barrocas
Hayden Clarke
Daniele Clemente (who was in the Sports section of the Hamilton Spec) Brandon Cranston, Wagner Da Silva, Erik Espinola, Adrian Gallo, Brandon Gomes, Damion Graham, Hylton McPherson, Tyrrell Meertins, Joao Oliveria, Jonathan Pacheco, Steven Pereira, Abiel Rodriguez, Kishon Ross, Pedro Santos

Thank you
Mr. Fortino, Mr. Ongaro and Mr. Spedalieri