Monday, February 28, 2011

MUSKOKA WOODS LEADERS

DATE: Feb 28, 2011

1. Students who applied to be Muskoka Woods leaders are reminded that interviews take place today (Monday) and Wednesday after school in room 304. Please check the Leadership/Enrichment board beside the gym for your interview time.
2. A special thanks to Ms. Scaffidi Saggio for distributing and collecting the application forms!

Thanks
Ms. Stock

GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER TEAM

DATE: FEB 28, 2011

The GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER TEAM HAD A SUCCESSFUL DAY AT THE ONTARIO SOCCER CENTRE INVITATIONAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT

1ST GAME TIED MT. CARMEL(AN OFSAA TEAM)
LOST 2ND GAME TO ST. AUGUSTINE
WON 6-0 AGAINST MORROCO MERTON

GOAL SCORERS SONIA O'NEIL 2 GOALS
BRITTNEY CRANSTON
OLGA DOS SANTOS
MARINA PEREIRA
KIMBERLEY PEREIRA GRADE 9

THANKS TO OUR GOALIES BRITTNEY CRANSTON/ OLGA DOS SANTOS AND AMANDA PEREIRA

STAY TUNED FOR NEXT PRACTICE BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT ON MARCH 23 AT THE DOWNSVIEW HANGAR

COACHES
MS. FEARON/MS. MAIETTA

BOYS BASEBALL TEAM

DATE: Feb 28, 2011

Announcement for all students interested in trying out for the Dante Boy's Baseball team this Spring.

A very important meeting will be held this week on Thursday, March 3rd immediately after school in Portable 1.

If you cannot attend this meeting and are still interested in trying out for the team in the Spring please either Mr. Jamnik, Mr. Dickey or Mr. Boscarino.

Thanks
Mr. Boscarino

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

DATE: Feb 28, 2011

Any grade 9 or 10 boys interested in playing on the Dante Jr. Boys' Volleyball Team are invited to come out to the first team try-out which will take place after school today at 3:00pm in the Dante gym. All students must be wearing appropriate athletic attire in order to tryout - running shoes, shorts/track pants and a t-shirt.


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

Friday, February 25, 2011

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

DATE: Feb 25, 2011

Any grade 9 or 10 boys interested in playing on the Dante Jr. Boys' Volleyball Team are invited to come out to the first team try-out which will take place on Tuesday, March 1st at 3:00pm in the Dante gym.
All students must be wearing appropriate athletic attire in order to tryout - running shoes, shorts/track pants and a t-shirt.

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

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH OR SOUTH LEADERS

DATE: Feb 25, 2011

Students who applied to be Muskoka Woods NORTH or SOUTH leaders - please check for your interview time posted on the Leadership/Enrichment g board beside the gym doors.

Interviews will take place on Monday February 28, 2011 and Wednesday March 2, 2011 in room 304.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

BOYS BASEBALL TEAM

DATE: Feb 25, 2011

Announcement for all students interested in trying out for the Dante Boy's Baseball team this Spring.

A very important meeting will be held next week on Thursday, March 3rd immediately after school in Portable 1.

If you cannot attend this meeting and are still interested in trying out for the team in the Spring please either Mr. Jamnick, Mr. Dickey or Mr. Boscarino.

Thanks,

Mr. Boscarino.

COURSE SELECTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR

DATE: Feb 25, 2011


ATTENTION ALL GRADE 10 AND 11 STUDENTS

Mark your calendars for March the 3rd. Yes YOU HEARD ME MARCH THE 3rd.

MARCH THE 3RD IS THE DAY YOU WILL BE SUBMITTING YOUR COURSE SELECTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR.

Lets just call it bubble day!!!!!!!!!

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OPTION SHEET AND YOUR $85 DOLLARS (cash only!!!) ON MARCH 3RD SO THAT YOU CAN bubble DURING HOMEROOM!!!!!!!!

SO DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND......BE READY TO BUBBLE on MARCH 3RD!!!!!


A reminder to all grade 10 and 11 homeroom teachers that there will be a guidance in service after school on Monday, February 28th in the Cafeteria!!!!!


Thanks
Ms. Mavrogiannis

Thursday, February 24, 2011

BADMINTON TRYOUTS

DATE: Feb 24, 2011

If any student is interested in joining Dante's Badminton Team, tryouts begin next week on Wednesday and Friday afterschool in the Dante Gym. Please remember to bring a change of clothing. For further information, please see Mr. Quattrini at the Beatrice Campus or Mr. Dickey at the Main Campus.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

WAKE-A-THON

DATE: Feb 24, 2011

There will be a Wake-A-Thon meeting for all students interested in joining the Wake-A-Thon planning committee after school today in Portable One.

Thanks
Mr. Quaglia

GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER

DATE: Feb 24, 2011

GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER TEAM MEETING TODAY THURSDAY FEB 24TH AT 3PM AT DANTE

REMINDER FOR THE TOURNAMENT ON FEB 25TH
BE AT DANTE FOR 7;45AM BUS IS LEAVING AT 8;00AM

BRING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SOCCER CLEATS
BLACK SOCKS
BLACK SHORTS
WATER
PERMISSION FORMS AND OUTSTANDING MONEY

GOOD LUCK
MS. FEARON MS. MAIETTA

JOSTENS RINGS

DATE: Feb 24, 2011

Jostens will be back in the School on Monday Feb 28 and Tuesday March 1st, to take additional Ring Orders. All you need is a $60.00 deposit to place your order . Prices start @ $99.00. LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR RING!!!!!!!!!

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!!!!!

Regards & thanks,
Bob Doherty

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

DATE: Feb 22, 2011

On Thursday February 24, 2011, there will be an information session and meeting for those students interested in taking Advanced Placement Courses this school year. If you would like to participate in Advanced Placement courses next year it is highly recommended that you attend! Please come to room 219 after school.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

URBAN CULTURE DAY

DATE: Feb 22, 2011

Congratulations to the members of ill skillz for pulling off another successful Urban Culture Day. The performances keep getting better year after year and a great time was had by all.

Thanks!!

And thank you Franca for stopping by on Friday. We appreciate your support!

Jessica De Angelis
Teacher--Drama, Dance, English, and Ill Skillz
Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Ave.
416-393-5522

GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER

DATE: Feb 22, 2011

There will be soccer practice tonight, Wednesday and Thursday for all girls on the indoor soccer team. Attendance is necessary to participate in this Friday's tournament.
All permission forms and fees must be submitted to Mrs. Fearon or Mrs. Maietta by Wednesday after school.

Please speak to one of the two teachers after school if you can not make it.

Thanks
Ms. Maietta

ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY

DATE: Feb 22, 2011

Attention Grade 10 Students

To help prepare you to successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, a mock test has been scheduled for this Thursday, February 24th during all four periods. Attendance for this very important initiative is mandatory.


Attention Grade 11 and 12 Students who are writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.

You are participating in the mock test that has been scheduled for this Thursday, February 24th. Teachers have been given a list of students who are writing the mock test. Please check with each of your teachers and speak with Miss Borowski before Thursday.


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

Friday, February 18, 2011

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

DATE: Feb 18, 2011

On Thursday February 24, 2011, there will be an information session and meeting for those students interested in taking Advanced Placement Courses this school year. If you would like to participate in Advanced Placement courses next year it is highly recommended that you attend! Please come to room 219 after school.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Thursday, February 17, 2011

GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER

DATE: Feb 17, 2011

Reminder of Girls Indoor Soccer Practice TODAY at Dante Gym start time 3 pm. Please remember to bring Permission Form and Money for Tournament.

See you at Dante
Ms. Maietta and Ms. Fearon

SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP

DATE: Feb 17, 2011

Students who signed up for the SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP are reminded to meet in the library tomorrow at 8:30 am. If you have not handed in your $15, please remember to bring it on Friday.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NATIONAL FLAG OF CANADA DAY

DATE: Feb 15, 2011

February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day in 1996. It marks the day in 1965 when our red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and indeed, hundreds of communities across Canada. Red and white were designated as Canada's official colours in 1921 by His Majesty King George the 5th. Today, is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our flag and what it stands for: a Dominion that is the envy of the world.

Our Flag. Our Pride. Celebrate it!

Happy National Flag of Canada Day!

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, February 14, 2011

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION

DATE: Feb 14, 2011

Bell Driver Education will be offering their popular MTO approved Driver's Education Course to students of DANTE the course will be held here at the school starting on Orientation Day March 10 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm students who are interested can pick up an information package at the Main Office.

Thanks
Bell Driver Education

ONLINE COURSE

DATE: Feb 14, 2011


From: Student Services

This is a reminder to all those students who signed up to take an online course.

All mandatory sessions have been posted on the catholic board website.

You must attend the mandatory session; if you do not; you will not be able to take the course.

GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER

DATE: February 14, 2011

ALL GIRLS ON DANTE'S INDOOR SOCCER TEAM ARE REMINDED PRACTICE

WED FEB 16TH AND THURSDAY FEB 17TH AT BEATRICE CAMPUS

PLEASE BRING FORMS AND 20.00 FOR TOURNAMENT

MS. FEARON
MS. MAIETTA

Friday, February 11, 2011

JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

DATE: Feb 11, 2011

Congratulations to the Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball Teams on a great season. The junior girls finished tied for 3rd in the central division with a 6-3 record. The senior girls finished 7th in the central league. Both teams will compete in the upcoming playoffs. Good luck girls!

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

DHH BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Date: Feb 11, 2011

Teacher’s Name: Ms Florio and Mr. Tocco

Subject: DHH Basketball Tournament

On Wednesday, February 9, boys from Dante’s DHH basketball team participated in the Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Basketball Tournament at Northern Secondary School.

With only one practice under their belt and up against some strong competitors, the boys played with amazing passion and spirit and tremendous teamwork.

Proud coaches are Mr. Tocco and Ms Florio

Team members include:
Mark Dimech
Jaymar Alejado
Simone Salvatore
Lorenzo Mariconda
JP Armani
Al Galvez
Steven Aspro
Vito Troccoli
Osa Omoruyi
Kevin Palacios

Congratulations to all the players for a great performance and excellent teamwork!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH OR SOUTH GRADE 9 ORIENTATION

DATE: Feb 9, 2011

Do you want share your leadership skills with others? Do you think that you are a positive role model for other students? Do you like to have fun? If you have these qualities and you want to be a student leader for Muskoka Woods NORTH or SOUTH Grade 9 Orientation please pick up an application from Ms. S. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8. Applications are due by February 23rd to Ms. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

INDOOR SOCCER

DATE: Feb 8, 2011

REMINDER TO ALL GIRLS INTERESTED IN INDOOR SOCCER FOR DANTE THAT THE FIRST PRACTICE/TRYOUT IS TONIGHT TUESDAY FEB 8TH AT 3PM SHARP AT DANTE CAMPUS

2ND PRACTICE WILL BE WEDNESDAY FEB 9TH AT BEATRICE CAMPUS

WE WILL BE PLAYING IN THE ONTARIO CUP FEB 25TH AND ONTARIO SOCCER ASSOCIATION

SEE MS. FEARON OR MS. MAIETTA FOR DETAILS

THE GUITAR WORKSHOP

DATE: Feb 8, 2011

DANTE MUSIC PRESENTS
AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC CLUB
FEATURING
THE GUITAR WORKSHOP
With Mr. Canning, Mr. Garofalo, and Mr. Piche
Come and learn about this new and exiting opportunity where you can learn to play the guitar along with some basic song writing and theory skills.
INFORMATION SESSION
DATE: Thursday February 10th, 2011
TIME: 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Room 109 Main Campus

Monday, February 7, 2011

DANTE'S WRITER'S WORKSHOP

DATE: Feb 7, 2011

Hello Dante!

Do you like to write? Are you itching to express yourself creatively???

or

Would you like some help with an essay, an opinion piece a news report or another writing assignment???

Well, lucky you, Dante's writer's workshop is back for second semester. Meet Ms. De Francesca and Ms. Cichella in room 304 after school every Tuesday starting Tuesday, February 15th. We hope to see you there!

Joanne De Francesca
English Teacher
Dante Alighieri Academy
joanne.defrancesca@tcdsb.org

INDOOR SOCCER TRYOUTS/TRAINING

DATE: Feb 7, 2011

Teacher’s Name: ANN FEARON

Meeting Date: TUESDAY FEB 8 DANTE CAMPUS
WEDNESDAY FEB 9 BEATRICE CAMPUS

Meeting Time: 3 PM


ALL GIRLS AT DANTE AND BEATRICE CAMPUS ARE INVITED TO TRYOUT FOR THE GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER TEAM. 1ST TRYOUT IS THIS TUESDAY AT THE DANTE CAMPUS. SEE MS. FEARON OR MS. MAIETTA FOR MORE DETAILS.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

POLICING INITIATIVE

DATE: Feb 7, 2011

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS SUMMER??

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH THE TORONTO POLICE??

IF THE ANSWER IS YES, TORONTO POLICE SERVICES IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2011 YOUTH POLICING INITIATIVE. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 18TH.

SEE GUIDANCE FOR MORE DETAILS.

URBAN CULTURE DAY

DATE: Feb 7, 2011


There will be a dance rehearsal for all those performing on Urban Culture Day after school on Monday and Wednesday.

Also, the last day to purchase Urban Culture Day tickets is Wed. Feb. 9. No students will be permitted to buy tickets at the door and only those students who have already spoken with Ms De Angelis will be asked to help work the event. Tickets are $15. Students from ten different schools will be taking part this year and like last year there will be a professional hip hop workshop, an hour long dance show, a Caribbean dinner, and a 3 hour dance with hip hop and dance hall DJ Kevon Reid. Come out and support Ill Skillz and help Dante celebrate Black History Month.

Thanks!!

Jessica De Angelis
Teacher--Drama and Ill Skillz
Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Avenue
Toronto
M6B 2P9
416-393-5522

GRADUATION PHOTO ORDER DISTRIBUTION

DATE: Feb 7, 2011

ATTENTION ALL GRADUATES

Your Graduation Photo Proofs will be in on February 23 and they will be distributed during the Lunch Periods. Announcements to follow.

Lifetouch will return on March 3 to pick up your orders.

Thanks
Ms. Cocuzzoli

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

DATE: February 1, 2011

TO: Dante Community

FROM: Department of History

During the month of February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present.
We also take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we are today. During Black History Month, Canadians can gain insight into the experiences of black Canadians and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history.

Please take a moment to visit the Display Showcase located in front of the Dante library honouring the many black Canadians who have made such an important contribution to our history!