Monday, May 30, 2011

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

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

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Friday, May 27, 2011

LEADERSHIP CLASS

Ms. Stock’s period 4 leadership class is reminded to meet in the library for today’s class!

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Thursday, May 26, 2011

SPRING RUSH 2011 (CARNIVAL)

Greeting Teachers,

I know that you are looking forward to Friday's Spring Rush (aka Carnival) but, the projected forecast is calling for rain. Therefore, we are rescheduling Friday's event to TUESDAY, MAY 31st. Friday will be a regular schedule, and students are to be in full uniform.

Thanks,
Student Council

SUMMER JOBS FOR YOUTH

Looking for a summer job?

Are you 15 to 18 years old?

Summer Jobs for Youth is an 8-week paid summer job program that includes up to:
· A week of training before the job starts
· 6-weeks on a job placement for July and August
· A week of support and training after the job ends


Applications Due: June 14th 2011

Contact:
Tropicana Community Services, 670 Progress Avenue, Unit 14,
416-439-9009 ext. 257 to find the site office nearest you!


Summer Jobs for Youth is funded by the Government of Ontario as part of the Youth Opportunities Strategy.

PLEASE SEE BULLETIN BOARD IN GUIDANCE.

BOYS BASEBALL

The Dante Boys Baseball team ended the regular season on a high-note yesterday with an impressive victory over Don Bosco at Tom Riley Park. Randy Alay-Perez pitched a complete and kept his composure throughout. Honorable mention goes to Michael Moscon who had a memorable hit and a TSN highlight-of-the-night-worthy cartch in centre field. Best of luck in the playoffs Dante!!

Mr. Boscarino

FUNDRAISING TICKET DRIVE

Dear students, teachers and colleagues; the school fundraising ticket drive will end on the morning of Monday May 30, 2011. All monies, ticket stubs and unsold tickets are to be returned on this day. We ask and encourage all of you to please sell as many tickets as possible, as this is our last weekend to do so. Remember, all proceeds from this drive goes back to helping the Dante Student community.

Thanks to you all.


Tom Pavia
Dante Alighieri Academy
416-3935462

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

GRADUATION GOWN ORDER - LAST CALL

This is an urgent reminder to all graduating students that the final date to submit your gown order for graduation is MAY 27th. Students not ordering a gown will not be allowed to join the procession for graduation. Please visit the guidance office if you have any questions or concerns regarding your order.

Thank you
Ms. Mavrogiannis
Student Services

BOYS BASEBALL

A reminder to the members of the Boys Baseball team of their game today against Bosco. Players are asked to meet at the front of the school at the beginning of period 4.

Thanks
Mr. Boscarino

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

VARSITY GIRLS SOFTBALL

Varsity Girls Softball practice today after school at Caledonia Park. Please be prompt.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon
& Mr. Di Nicolantonio

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

In Girls Soccer Action on Friday, the Dante Girls played their quarter final against
Senator O’Connor. Dante kept the game very close till 15 minute left in the game. Senator O’Connor two quick goals to end the game to a 2-0 score for Senator O’Connor. Special thanks to the whole team. On behalf of the coaches Mr Galati and Mr Sampogna thank you for a great season.

ASIAN HERITAGE COMMEMORATION

Ms. Chan and Mr. Flores are reminding all those students who submitted an application form to attend the Asian Heritage Commemoration to attend their period class on Wednesday, May 25. You need to report to the cafeteria at 9am.

Thanks
Ms. Chan & Mr. Flores

SUN SAFETY DISPLAY

Any students who would like to assist the Toronto Public Health with the Sun Safety Display please meet today in the Cafeteria at 2:40 pm.

Thanks
Ms. Cocuzzoli

BOYS BASEBALL

A reminder to the members of the Boys Baseball team of their game today against Chaminade. Players are asked to meet at the front of the school at the beginning of
period 4.

Thanks
Mr. Boscarino

PROM

From the Prom Committee

LAST CALL for seating arrangements for this year's Prom. Students attending this year's prom are reminded they must hand in a table request form by tomorrow or the prom committee will decide who you are sitting with.

Please hand in to room 325 ASAP

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

Friday, May 20, 2011

ASIAN HERITAGE COMMEMORATION

Ms. Chan and Mr. Flores are reminding all those students who submitted an application form to attend the Asian Heritage Commemoration to meet Mr. Flores and Ms. Chan at the Main Campus at 8:25 am on Wednesday May 25.

Thanks
Ms. Chan & Mr. Flores

FOCUS ON YOUTH PROGRAM

Students who applied for the Focus on Youth program must attend a very important meeting after school in portable 1.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

ME-TO-WE INCLUSIVITY WEEK

Hello Dante! Today, to end the Me-to-We inclusivity week, the Me-to-We members will be visiting each second period class to highlight the skills and messages that have been taught throughout this week. We will talk to students about the Do’s of living in a community clique free!
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Dante Family for your continued support throughout the year. Remember to rock your buttons Dante!

Thank you for being the change!
Maria Cristina Bafundi
Religion Department Head
Dante Alighieri Academy
416.393.5522
mariacristina.bafundi@tcdsb.org

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

The Dante Girls Soccer Team finally plays their quarter-final playoff game today (Friday) against Senator O’Connor.

Teachers please dismiss these players at 12:30 in order for them to board their bus.

Good luck girls!
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

BOYS BASEBALL TEAM

A reminder to the members of the Boys Baseball team of their games on Tues and Wed of next week. Please come prepared to play!

Thanks
Mr. Boscarino

Thursday, May 19, 2011

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

The Dante Girls Soccer Team finally plays their quarter-final playoff game tomorrow (Friday) against Senator O’Connor.

Players are to be dismissed for 12:30 in order for them to board their bus.

Mr. Galati
& Mr. Sampogna







Approved: ________________________________________________

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

COMMUNITY HOURS

Paid job and Community Hours volunteer opportunities are available for the Summer. See Guidance for more details.

Thanks
Student Services

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH THEME

Muskoka Woods NORTH THEME team is reminded of their meeting today after school in the library.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

ME-TO-WE

This message is for Me-To-We. There will be a brief meeting for Me-To-We after school today.


Thanks
Maureen

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

The Dante Girls Soccer Team plays their first playoff game against Senator O’Connor. Because of the rain, we do not know whether we are playing this Thursday or Friday.

Players please stay tuned and speak to the coaches. We should know by the end of today whether our game is to be played on Thursday or Friday.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ME-TO-WE

Hey Dante!

Me-To-We has created a Dante Family Tree of Inclusivity located in the cafeteria in order to remind our Dante community that we must CLICK IN and CLIQUE OUT! We encourage you to write the name of someone you would like to to get to know and is not part of your clique. All participants will receive a button to help increase awareness of this cause! Be the Change Dante!

Me-to-We is challenging you today to participate in Human Bingo. You will be given an opportunity to build a stronger and more inclusive communty by working with your peers. Why not enjoy your tasty lunch and play a bingo game with us. Those who participate will receive a prize! Are you up for the challenge? Don't forget to rock your buttons!

Thanks
Ms. Bafundi

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

The Dante Girls Soccer Team plays their first playoff game this Thursday against either Senator O’Connor or Pope John Paul II.


Players be ready to board your bus by 1:30 pm Thursday.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

Monday, May 16, 2011

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

In Girls Soccer Action yesterday, the Dante Girls played a strong Senator O'Connor to a tie game 0-0. Alessia Aribitrio hit one goal post and then a second one. The girls played a strong defensive game, special mentions to Christina Cristelli, Natasia Tucci, and Olga Dos Santos. The team has made the play-offs, well done girls. Our next game is on Monday May 16, 2011, we do not know as of yet who we play that will be determined today.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

The Dante Girls Soccer Team plays their final game of the season today against Senator O'Connor. This game was postponed from Monday. Game time is 3:30 on our field.

Good luck girls!
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

ASIAN HERITAGE COMMEMORATION

Ms. Chan and Mr. Flores are inviting all Dante students with Asian background to attend the Asian Heritage Commemoration at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School. If you are interested, please see Mr. Flores today after school in room 205.

Thanks
Ms. Chan and Mr. Flores

BOYS BASEBALL

The Dante Boys Baseball team won an exciting game against Redmond yesterday that came down to the wire by a score of 5 - 4. Every member of the team contributed to this
nail-biting victory with Robert Walsh pitching a great game!! The next game is on Monday against Chaminade! Best of luck Dante!!

Thanks
Mr. Jamnik, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Boscarino

PROM

Attention Grade 12 students:

If you are attending Prom this year, all table request forms are due in the Coop office by 2:30 this afternoon. Please ensure that your name is on a table list. If you did not get a table request form, extra forms can be picked up at the Coop office.


Thank you
Rosella Mauro

SPRING RUSH - CARNIVAL 2011

Friday May 27, 2011 from 12:00-2:30p.m.

All Dante Staff Members are kindly asked to purchase a ticket for $5.00 by
Friday May 20, 2011 since we need to pre order the food.

This combo price includes the following:
Hamburger or veggie burger (BBQ Gourmet)
A soft drink/water
Bag of chips
Choice of snow cone or cotton candy
The draw for the many raffle and door prizes available

If you wish to participate in any of the games or activities, they are absolutely FREE!

PLEASE SEE A MODERATOR (MS. FERRANTE, MR. D’ONOFRIO or MS. GASPAR) IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A COMBO.

ME TO WE

There will be and urgent Me to We meeting immediately after school today in room 214!

Hello Dante Students!This message is brought to you by Me to We. During the week of May 16 - 20 we are organizing an Inclusivity Awareness Week, so we can create a positive and welcoming environment. We have placed posters around the school and throughout the week we will be giving out buttons, and prizes. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will begin; clicking in and cliquing out by participating in Dante's Family Tree and by supporting our cause by wearing a button. Please join us on Thursday by playing Human Bingo and on Friday we'll be visiting classes to make Dante a more Inclusive school.

Together, we can BE THE CHANGE!
Maria Cristina Bafundi
Religion Department Head
Dante Alighieri Academy
416.393.5522
mariacristina.bafundi@tcdsb.org

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

The Dante Girls Soccer Team DOES NOT PLAY TODAY.

Their playoff game has been postponed till perhaps Wednesday.

Listen for tomorrow’s announcement concerning the date and the location of the game.


Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SENIOR BOYS' SOCCER

ATTENTION SENIOR BOYS' SOCCER TEAM

Please meet in the boys change room immediately after school today for your game at 3:30.

Thanks
Mr. Ongaro, Mr. Fortino, Mr. Spedaliere

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Last night the Dante Junior Boys' Volleyball Team's season came to an end after a 3 games to 1 loss to Mary Ward. Mr. Petracco would like to thank all the members of the team for all their hard work throughout the season.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

The Dante Girls Soccer Team plays their final game of the season tomorrow (Thursday) against Senator O'Connor. This game was postponed from Monday. Game time is 3:30 on our field.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

BOYS BASEBALL TEAM

A reminder to the members of the Boys Baseball team of their game today against Redmond. Please meet at the front of the school at the beginning of period 4.

Thanks
Mr. Boscarino

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Reminder to the members of the Jr. Boys' Volleyball Team of their playoff game which will take place today after school at 3:00pm in the Dante gym.


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

DANTE RUNNING CLUB

What's new and good for you? Dante now has a runnning club.

When: Every Wednesday at Dante Campus
Time:
Meet in front of the gym and be ready to run/walk at 3:00pm Sharp
***all levels welcome, no running experience is necessary

All staff and students are welcome to join

Ms. Fearon
Ms. Dunn

ME-TO-WE MEETING

There will be a Me-to-We meeting today immediately after school in room 214.

Thank you,

Maria Cristina Bafundi

Religion Department Head
Dante Alighieri Academy
416.393.5522
mariacristina.bafundi@tcdsb.org

GRADUATION REGISTRATION

ATTENTION ALL POTENTIAL GRADUATES:

In order for your GRADUATION GOWNS to be ordered and arrive in time,

PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER FOR GRADUATION IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE BY MAY THE 20TH.

THE GRADUATION FEE IS $120.00 AND CAN BE sumbitted during all three lunches or before and after school to MRS. FUTIA, our guidance secretary, or to MRS. MAVROGIANNIS.



Mrs. Lily Mavrogiannis, Department Head, Guidance

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

The Video team, the Theme team of Muskoka Woods NORTH are reminded of their meeting on Wednesday after school at the main campus in the auditorium.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

BOYS BASEBALL TEAM

The Dante Boys Baseball team started the season off strong with a victory over Romero by a score of 11 - 1. The whole team provided solid run support to both fantastic pitchers, Francis Toribio and Juliano Mastracci. The team's next game is this Wednesday against Redmond. Good luck, Dante!!

Thanks
Mr. Jamnik, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Boscarino

Monday, May 9, 2011

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Notice to the members of the Junior Boys' Volleyball Team that their playoff game will take place Tuesday after school in the Dante Gym.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

MARCH BREAK - ITALY AND GREECE

Ms. Alaimo and Mr Flores are inviting all those students who are interested in attending Italy and Greece during March break for a brief information session today after school in the library.


Thanks
Mr. Alaimo & Mr. Flores

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

The Dante Girls Soccer Team plays their final game of the season today against Senator O'Connor. Game time is 3:30 on our field.

Players please come early because yearbook pictures will be taken before the game.

Good luck girls!
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

BOYS BASEBALL TEAM

A reminder to the members of the Dante Boys baseball team of their game today. Please meet at the front of the school today at the beginning of period 4.

Thanks,

Mr. Boscarino

Friday, May 6, 2011

FILM FRIDAY

Yes! THE RUMOURS ARE TRUE! Today is Film Friday! Join us in the Cafeteria during all 3 lunches for the very best student produced videos. Be There or Be Rectangle!

Thanks
Mr. Labriola

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Reminder to the members of the Jr. Boys' Volleyball Team of their playoff game which will take place on Monday, May 9th.


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

Thursday, May 5, 2011

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

In Girls Soccer Action yesterday, the Dante Girls played a tough game against Pope John Paul II team, Pope John Paul II had 70% possession of the ball. Dante scored first in the first half with a quick attacking goal by Alessia Arbitrio. Pope John Paul II tied at the end of first half.

The second half Pope John Paul II quickly scored to take the lead. Later with a crossing ball Kimberly Pedro tied the game. Special thanks to Akalah Marks for stopping a possible third goal at the final minutes of the game. Dante ties 2 -2. Notiable mentions to the defense, they with stood constant pressure by the attackers of Pope John Paul II. Congratulations to all team members on a gritty performance. Our next game is a home game, on Monday May 9 , 2011 against Senator O’Connors here at Dante. There will be also a practice after school today.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

BOYS BASEBALL

A reminder to the members of the Boys Baseball team of their practice today after school at Caledonia Park. Any players who have not handed in all forms to the coaches must do so by the end of the week.

Thanks
Mr. Boscarino

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Today, the Girls Soccer Team travels to Pope John Paul II to play their next soccer game. The girls should be dismissed at 1:15 pm in order to board their bus on time.

Good Luck Girls!
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

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

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TAKE YOUR STUDENTS OUTSIDE

Do you care about our school and the environment? Are you wondering how you can make a difference? This Friday, May 6th is Take Your Students Outside day. During 4th period help your fellow colleagues and students make Dante a greener school day signing up to help clean the school grounds. Together, we can make a difference. Dante its time to be greenified!

The Eco Team

ECO TEAM

Hey Dante! Listen Up! The Eco Team will be hosting this week on May 6th " Take your students outside day" which involves the students from all grades to participate in Greenifying Dante this little activity will help restore life to Dante, so we challenge you as students and teacher to make Dante a little bit greener!

Thank you
Eco Team!

GIRLS SOFTBALL PRACTICE

Girls Softball practice will take place in the gym today after school.

Ms. Fearon & Mr. DiNicolantonio

WAKE-A-THON

All students that are participating in the year's Wake-A-Thon are required to attend a mandatory 15 minute meeting immediately after school in the auditorium. It is important that all participants and committee members attend the meeting right after school in the Auditorium!

See you there.
Mr. Quaglia

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

In Girls Soccer Action yesterday, the Dante Girls played a good Loretto Abbey team and fell behind 2-0 after the first half.

The Girls’ Soccer Team Motto is “Never Give Up-Never Surrender!”. Alessia Arbitrio scored a goal early in the second half and then Sonia O’Neill decided to deke out half the Loretto Abbey team and was tripped in the penalty area. She scored the resulting penalty shot to tie the game.

Several minutes later, Alessia, coming in off the wrong wing planted a shot into the top corner to give Dante its lead and final goal of the game. Dante wins 3-2.

Congratulations to all team members on a gritty performance and special mention goes to the entire defense.

Our next game is an away game, tomorrow, against Pope John Paul II.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

RESULTS FROM STUDENT VOTE ELECTION

The polls are closed, the ballots have been counted and recounted! More than half a million students participated in Student Vote. Dante's results were:

19 SPOILED BALLOTS
184 VOTES FOR THE GREEN PARTY
209 VOTES FOR THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY
214 VOTES FOR THE NDP PARTY
233 VOTES FOR THE LIBERAL PARTY

The Dante Student Body re-elected the liberal candidate, Joe Volpe for our riding.

However, eligible voting citizens for the first time ever in the Eglinton- Lawrence riding voted for Joe Oliver, a Conservative Member of Parliament.

THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT THANKS YOU FOR MAKING YOUR VOTE COUNT!


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

BOYS BASEBALL

The members of the Boys Baseball team are asked to meet in Cafeteria after school today to pick up their uniforms and hand in any outstanding forms. Also, a reminder of their game tomorrow against Bosco.

Thanks
Mr. Boscarino

Monday, May 2, 2011

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Today, the Girls Soccer Team plays a home game against Loretto Abbey. Due to the early start of this game, players at the Dante campus should be dismissed at 2:20 pm and (players at the Beatrice campus should be dismissed at 2:00 pm).

Good luck girls!
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

DANTE'S RUNNING CLUB

What's new and good for you. Dante's runnning club. Can you keep up.

When Next Wednesday May 4th at Dante Campus
Time 3:00pm Sharp
all levels and speed welcome
meet outside the gym with running shoes and enthusiasm
we run rain or shine

All staff and students welcome to join

Ms. Fearon
Ms. Dunn

TORONTO SECONDARY UNIT GRADUATING STUDENT AWARD

This is a reminder to all those grade 12 graduating students who are interested in applying for the TSU Graduating Student Award to pick up an application form from the guidance office.

Thanks
Mr. Flores

FOCUS ON YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAM

This is a reminder to all those students who are interested in applying to the Focus on Youth Summer Program to attend a mandatory session on Wednesday, May 04 at 45 Norfinch Avenue. The session will begin at 5:00 pm. You MUST attend this session in order to obtain the application form. Once you complete the application form; please submit it to Mr. Flores in the guidance office. The students who are chosen to go into this program will earn 12 dollars an hour and 2 credits by doing some custodial work or by Working with Community Organizations Delivering Child and Youth Programming.

Thanks
Mr. Flores

ELECTION DAY

Good Morning Citizens of Dante!

Today is election day! Dante poll clerks will be arriving to your Period 2 class today if you have a class in the Portables for you to cast your vote. Dante students will cast their vote for one of the four political candidates for the Eglinton-Lawrence riding.

In order for your ballot to be counted for a candidate, a ballot must clearly indicate your preference of the voter. Please use a checkmark or mark an X to properly mark your ballot.

Pay attention to the P.A. announcements on Tuesday, May 3rd to hear if your candidate was elected as the new Member of Parliament for the Eglinton-Lawrence Riding and who will be Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister.

Thank you for your participation in Student Vote!


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

BOYS BASEBALL

The Dante Boys Baseball game today at Christie Pitts has been cancelled.

Thanks
Mr. Boscarino