Friday, February 26, 2010

REUSE, REDUCE AND RECYCLE

DATE: February 26, 2010

In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint on our earth, we ask all students to REUSE, REDUCE AND RECYCLE in the cafeteria and elsewhere in our school. Yesterday alone during the lunch periods over 300 plastic bottle, juice boxes and glass bottles were placed in the large blue recycling bin. Let's make an effort to reuse, reduce and recycle. Place your empty juice boxes, plastic bottles, glass bottles and recyclable containers in the large blue recycling bin. WE have also provided for you a pail where you may empty out your bottles before recycling them. Please make an effort to keep our cafeteria clean and remember to reuse, reduce and recycle.

Thank you

URBAN CULTURE DAY

DATE: February 26, 2010

Congratulations to Ill Skillz for hosting a superb event yesterday! Urban Culture Day this year was the most fun-filled, exciting, and organized Black History Month celebration at Dante to date. Also....a shout out to those Dante students who were in attendance yesterday evening and represented our school very well by behaving so positively and respectfully. A big thank you to those teachers who came out to help, support, and supervize our students as well as Mr. Pavia, Ms. Convertini, Ms. Velocci, and PC Santeramo.

Thanks again,
Ms. De Angelis

CHAMINADE UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

DATE: February 26, 2010

Students who registered for Chaminade United Nations Assembly shall have a brief
but important meeting on Tuesday March 2 after school in Room 219. Please attend!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Thursday, February 25, 2010

SPIRIT WEAR

DATE: February 25, 2010

Next Friday March 5, 2010 is Spirit Day. Bring your Spirit Wear!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Student Council

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH OR SOUTH

DATE: February 24, 2010

Students who applied to Muskoka Woods NORTH or SOUTH leaders are reminded that interviews will take place today after school in room 317. Please check list of interviews for your time outside of the main office.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BADMINTON TRYOUTS

DATE: February 24, 2010

Badminton tryouts will continue today, tomorrow and Friday after school in the Dante Gym. We are looking for boys and girls from grades 9 to 12. This is the only week for tryouts so please come out if you are interested. All players are reminded to bring a change of clothing, their permission forms and athletic fee. See Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10 for more information.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 24, 2010

A strong round of applause should be shown to all members of the senior and junior girls volleyball for a well fought season. The senior girls lost a close match to Senator O'Connor last night in the second round of playoffs. As well, the junior girls lost a close match to Cardinal Newman last night in the second round of playoffs. Although the season ended on a loss, all girls showed great determination, dedication, and poise throughout the season.

Thank you ladies from
Mr. Finnison, Ms. Pescador, and Ms. Scaffidi Saggio

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER TRYOUTS

DATE: February 23, 2010

All girls from Grades 9-12 are invited to tryout for this years Indoor Soccer Team. Tournament date is March 4th. Tryout at Beatrice Campus Wednesday February 24th start time is 3 pm.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon and Ms. Maietta

JUNIOR AND SENIOR VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 23, 2010

Please excuse both the Junior and Senior Volleyball teams at 1:15 pm for their playoff games.
Good Luck Ladies.

Mr. Finnison, Ms. Pescador, Ms. Scaffidi-Saggio

Monday, February 22, 2010

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 22, 2010

Attention: Junior Girls Volleyball Members

There will be a practice today after school at Beatrice Campus.

Thank You
Mr. Finnison

URBAN CULTURE DAY

DATE: February 22, 2010

All members of Ill Skillz and all students helping out with Urban Culture Day must come to a mandatory meeting immediately after school in the cafeteria.

Thanks
Ms. De Angelis

BADMINTON TRYOUTS

DATE: February 22, 2010

Badminton tryouts will begin on Tuesday after school in the Dante Gym. We are looking for boys and girls from grades 9 to 12. So please come out if you are interested. All players are reminded to bring a change of clothing. See Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10 for more information.

Thanks
Mr. J. Quattrini

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 22, 2010

A huge congratulations to the Dante Junior Girls Volleyball for their 1st round playoff victory over St. Basils. The first set was a close affair as Dante won 25-23. The girls won the second set easily 25-13 after sticking to their game plan. A special note to Linda Hua, Erica Bracegridle, and Kayla Pettelier for admirably stepping into the starting rotation and playing exceptionally well. The girls play their second round playoff game against Cardinal Newman on Tuesday.

Thank You
Mr. Finnison

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 22, 2010

Attention: Senior Girls Volleyball

Your playoff game will be today at Dante Alighieri 3:00 pm in the Main Gym.

Thank you
Ms. Pescador

Friday, February 19, 2010

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 19, 2010

Attention Senior Girls Volleyball your play off game will be on Monday February 22,
at Dante Alighieri Academy at 3:00 pm in the Main Gym.

Thanks
Ms. Pescador

MUSKOKA WOODS

DATE: February 19, 2010

1. Students who applied to Muskoka Woods NORTH or SOUTH leaders please see the list of interviews posted outside of the main office for your date and time.

2. If your name appears on the list you must attend the interview as it is part of the application process.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 19, 2010

Attention all junior girls volleyball members. There will be a practice today after school at Beatrice Campus. This is our last practice before our game on Friday against St.Basil at 3:15.

Thank you,

Mr. Finnison

GOLDEN HORSESHOE MUSICFEST

DATE: February 19, 2010

On Wednesday February 17th, the Dante Alighieri Concert Band traveled to Ancaster Ontario to compete in the Golden Horseshoe MusicFest. This is the second regional festival we have competed in for the 2009/2010 season and the second time in Dante's history that we attend this particular festival. The hall we played in proved to have some challenging acoustics, but our bands determination and ability to listen to one another and work as a team saw us through this new setting.

The adjudicators were impressed by our performance and as a result, our band was awarded a Gold standing - this is a first for us in an Ontario Regional festival and the second time in our schools history.

The other good news is that as a result of yesterday's Gold Standard performance, we were also awarded an invitation to perform and compete at the National level in Ottawa this coming May.

I would like to once again thank Miss Scaffidi-Saggio and Mr. Quaglietta for their continued support and for their help with today's trip.

Our next festival is at the Georgian Bay MusicFest in Collingwood in early March.

Thanks to all the grade 9 & 10 band students and to all of you who have supported the band program. Thanks also to those of you who gave your congratulations for the OBA performance and well wishes for today's performance.

Thanks
Mr. Garofalo

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Date: Feb 16 – 19, 2010
Teacher’s Name: Mrs. Sgorlon
Subject: Scholarship Information


Attention all Grade 12 students:

Applications for the following scholarships are now available. They are:

Bardados Ball Canada Aid
Dalhousie University
Garfield Weston Award
Mc Master University
Michael Carty Award
Ontario Knights of Columbus
Rotary Youth Civic Leadership Award
Student Scholarships.org

For more information, please visit the Scholarships and Awards Bulletin Board in the Guidance Office.

Thank you!
Ms. Sgorlon

LEADERS FOR GRADE 9 ORIENTATION 2010

DATE: February 16, 2010

1. Students interested in becoming leaders for Grade 9 Orientation 2010 are reminded that applications are due TODAY to Ms. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8.

2. Ms. Stock’s period 3 leadership class is to meet in the library today. Students are reminded to have first lunch. Please report to the library for class.

3. Students attending the Perspectives Conference with Ms. Stock are reminded to hand in their permission forms and registration fee to her mailbox by tomorrow.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 16, 2010

There will be NO practice tonight at Beatrice. Practice is on Wednesday and Thursday after school.

Thanks
Ms. Pescador and Mr. Finnison

Friday, February 12, 2010

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

Date: Feb 12/10
Teacher’s Name: MR. TURCO
Subject: JR. BOYS' SOCCER

The following students Raul Santacruz, Reggie Amankwa, Brandon Gallardo, Raemon Mendoza, Aubert Rugero, Daniel Cunha, and Pedro Neves have not handed in the permission form with payment for the indoor soccer tournament that will be played on Feb. 25/10. It is very important to hand this form in next week Tuesday Feb. 16/10 to Mr. Turco. If this permission form with payment is not handed in, you will not participate. Make sure you hand in the permission form and payment to Mr. Turco in portable 6.

Would Martin Urraburu and Nathaniel Johnson see Mr. Turco today after the morning announcements to pick up their gold medal.

8TH ANNUAL OBA CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL

DATE: February 12, 2010

Yesterday Dante competed for the fourth time in school history in the 8th Annual OBA Concert Band Festival. This years band is made up of mostly grade 9 students with some grade 10 students. The band put on a fantastic performance with much attention to rhythmic accuracy. Although some work is still needed on the finer details, the judges were very impressed with the young bands enthusiasm and awesome energy! In the end we were awarded the Bronze Plus Award. We look forward to competing at the Golden Horseshoe Music Festival next week in Ancaster Ontario.

Special thanks to Miss Scaffidi Saggio and Mr. Quaglietta.

Kind Regards

Davide Garofalo
Music Teacher/Band Director - Dante Alighieri

Thursday, February 11, 2010

2010 SKI TRIP


DANTE ALIGHIERI’S 2010 SKI TRIP
WHEN: MARCH 10 2010
DEPART: 7:30a.m. RETURN: 6:00p.m.
WHERE: MT. ST. LOUIS/MOONSTONE - BARRIE, ONTARIO
HOW: GREYHOUND BUS COMPANY

COST: cash only
SKI
*SNOWBOARD/BLADE
LIFT & LESSON/
Helmet manadatory(5.00)
45.00
$45.00

LIFT/LESSON/RENTAL
Helmet mandatory(5.00)
$53.00
$63.00

Bus is included in cost(20.00)

DAY LOCKERS
$5.00deposit
$2.00refund

******Permission Forms are in the Main office or see Ms. Fearon.



JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 11, 2010

Congratulations to the Junior Girls Volleyball team for a impressive win over Marshall McLuhan. The girls started off a little slow but managed to rally and beat the Marshall team 2 sets to none. The girls are finally playing up their potential. It is going to be an exciting playoffs. The girls end the season at 3-5 but will be a strong team to beat in the upcoming playoffs.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

Senior Girls Basketball

Date: February 11, 2010

Teacher’s Name: Ms. Pescador

Subject: Senior Girls Basketball


Bump…Set….Spike! What a triumphant end to our regular season. The Senior Girls Volleyball Team ended their season with a win against Marshall McLuhan. Congratulations Bianca, Megan, Michelle, Natalie, Magdalena, Tammy Sue, Stephanie C., April, and Rebecca…and good luck in the play offs.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

JUNIOR & SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS

DATE: February 10, 2010

Teachers please excuse members of the Junior & Senior Boys Basketball Teams at 1:45 pm
today for their game at McGuigan.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 10, 2010

The junior girls volleyball team played a very competitive game against the undefeated Loretto College last night in league action. Although they lost the game, the girls showed improvement and intensity throughout the match. The girls have a very important game tonight against Marshall McLuhan to determine their position in the upcoming playoff picture.

Thank you
Mr. Finnison

URBAN CULTURE DAY

DATE: February 10, 2010

Urban Culture Day is quickly approaching and you don't want to miss out on the most exciting night of the year. Tickets are $15 and are available from senior members of Ill Skillz or
Ms. De Angelis. The last day to buy tickets is THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2010.

Thank you
Ms. De Angelis

SEARS DRAMA FESTIVAL REHEARSAL

DATE: February 9 to February 19, 2010

Sears Drama Festival Rehearsal is today after school at 2:45 in the Auditorium. This is
mandatory.

Thanks
Mr. Dragonieri

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MUSKOKA WOODS GRADE 9 ORIENTATION

DATE: February 9, 2010

It’s that time of year again, meaning that preparations have been underway for Muskoka Woods Grade 9 Orientation.

If you want to be a leader for Muskoka Woods Grade 9 Orientation please obtain an application form from Ms. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8.

Applications are due to Ms. Scaffidi Saggio by February 16, 2010 in portable 8.

Chaminade is hosting a Model United Nations Assembly at the end of March.

If you want to be a student delegate for Chaminade United Nations please attend a brief but very important meeting on February 9, 2010 in room 219.

Thank you
Ms. Stock

CHAPLAINCY

DATE: February 9, 2010

A special meeting after school for all Chaplaincy students. Come out and express your faith in the ways that you know you can! All new students are welcome!

Mr. Quaglia
Chaplaincy

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION

DATE: February 9, 2010

Thinking of learning to Drive? Remember you will only do it once! Representatives of Bell Driver Education will be visiting the school today during the Lunch hour. Students who are interested and would like more information on the Ministry approved Driver Education courses are invited to pick up a registration package by the main foyer.

Thank you

Angie D'Antonio
Manager/Coordinator

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

DATE: February 9, 2010

TEACHER'S NAME: Mr. Turco

SUBJECT: Junior Boys' Soccer

The following students Martin Urraburu, Raul Santacruz, Reggie Amankwa, Nathaniel Johnson, Brandon Gallardo, Raemon Mendoza, Aubert Rugero, Daniel Cunha, and Pedro Neves must see Mr. Turco today in portable 6 regarding the indoor soccer tournament. You must submit your permission form with payment to Mr. Turco. The soccer tournament has been rescheduled to Feb. 25/10. It is very important that this permission form with payment be given to Mr. Turco this week by Wed. Feb. 10/10. If you do not hand in this permission form with payment, you will not attend the tournament. If you misplaced your permission form, you must see Mr. Turco in portable 6 today after the morning announcement.

GRADUATION PHOTOS

DATE: February 9, 2010

To all Grade 12 students who are planning to graduate in June 2010. There is one last day for all possible graduates to have their photo taken. The last photo session will be taken on Friday February 12, 2010 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm . Therefore, all remaining students who have yet to have their photo taken are to register on-line for the date as mentioned.

Thanks
Mr. Pavia

Thursday, February 4, 2010

VALENTINE SPIRIT WEEK

DATE: February 4, 2010

Valentine's Day is near, Dante, and what better way to celebrate than with a Valentine Spirit Week! Every day for the week of February 8th to the 12th we'll have a new activity available to everyone willing to participate!

Monday is Valentine's Day Posse. Tuesday we will be sending Teddy Grams. Wednesday is Casual Day (turn on the Valentine swag). Thursday we'll have the Catch Cupid game held in the caf, and Friday is Make Your Own Valentine Day!
Hope you guys enjoy and make the best of Spirit Week this year. Remember, Valentine's Day only comes once a year!

Thanks!

Student Council

Overseas programme-Atri, Italy - 2010

DATE: February 4, 2010

Father John Redmond and Centro Scuola is having a final information meeting for Grade 10 students and their parents for a Semester in Atri, Italy. This meeting will take place at Columbus Centre on February 11, 2010 at 7:00 pm. We still have 5-7 places available for those students who qualify.

Thanks
Ms. Convertini

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

STUDENT PHOTO ID CARDS

DATE: February 3, 2010

SUBJECT: Student Photo ID's

Please pick up your new Student Photo ID card during lunch in the Cafeteria. These
cards replace the one given to you last Semester.

Thanks
Main Office

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 3, 2010

Junior Girls Volleyball. There will be NO. I repeat NO Junior Girls Volleyball after
school today. There will be a game Dante after school on Thursday.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

DATE: February 3, 2010

Senior Boys Basketball practice is cancelled for today. Practice resumes on
Friday after school.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

Monday, February 1, 2010

GRADUATION PHOTOS

DATE: February 1, 2010

To all Grade 12 students who are planning to graduate in June 2010. The last 2 dates for all possible graduates to have their photo taken are February 3, 2010 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and February 9, 2010 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Therefore, all remaining students who have yet to have their photo taken are to register on-line for the dates as mentioned.

Thank you
Mr. Pavia

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: February 1, 2010

Attention all Junior Girls Volleyball Members

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

Thank you
Mr. Finnison

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Date: Feb 1 - 5
Teacher’s Name: Mrs. Sgorlon
Subject: Scholarship Information


Attention all Grade 12 students:

Applications for the following scholarships are now available. They are:

- Aird Scholarship
- Association of Black Law Enforcers Scholarship Awards
- Maytree Scholarship Program
- RBC Royal Bank
- Student Scholarships.org
- Toronto Real Estate Board
- WAVE - Louise Russo Youth Awards


For more information, please visit the Scholarships and Awards Bulletin Board in the Guidance Office.

Thank you!

BODY SCULPTING

DATE: February 1, 2010

All PAF401- Body Sculpting classes are to report to Portable 20 for today!!!

Thanks
Mr. Di Nicolantonio

MUSKOKA WOODS GRADE 9 ORIENTATION

DATE: February 1, 2010

It's that time of year again, meaning that preparations have been underway for Muskoka Woods Grade 9 Orientation. If you want to be a leader for Muskoka Woods Grade 9 Orientation please obtain an application form from Ms. Scaffidi Saggio in Portable 8. Applications are due to Ms. Scaffidi Saggio by February 16, 2010 in Portable 8.

Thanks
Ms. Stock