Friday, September 30, 2011

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The Jr. Boys' soccer team played their second game of the season against the mighty Michael Power team. Dante started very strong and lead 2-1 in the first half. Power would not give up and gave Dante a harder time in the second half but Dante prevailed and won the game 3-1. Scoring for Dante was Gianluca Perez; Gabriel Godinho; and Sergio Chazi. The next game is next week Tuesday against Bishop Allen at Dante's soccer field.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

Thursday, September 29, 2011

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

This announcement is from: Mr. Blackburn, Mr. Fortino, and Mr. Bregar

Attention all Junior Boys. There will be a very important and mandatory meeting for any student interested in trying out for the Junior Boys Basketball team in Portable #13 after school on Monday October 3rd.


Ezio Fortino
English
Dante Alighieri Academy
ezio.fortino@tcdsb.org

"be the change you wish to see in the world"
-ganhdi

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The Jr. Boys' soccer team is reminded that the next game is today Thursday Sept. 29 at Dante's soccer field. You are also reminded, if you have not done so, to hand in the permission form and athletic money to Mr. Matiitchik before today's game. You must also if you have not done so, hand in the permission form with payment for the soccer tournament this Friday Sept. 30. All forms and money must be handed in or you cannot play.
The students who have handed in the permission form for the soccer tournament this Friday Sept. 30 are reminded to report to Dante at 7:30 am. to board the school bus.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

Reminder to the Girls on the Dante Field Hockey Team to be at Dante on Thursday at 7:30 am the bus is leaving at 7:45 am.

Please hand in all your permission forms, athletic fees etc to Ms. Fearon

Please bring water/lunch/mouthguard/shinguards/cleats/ Field Hockey Uniform....
Mr. Gallo bring your Umbrella.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

JUNIOR BOY'S SOCCER

The Jr. Boys' soccer team is reminded that the next game is tomorrow Thursday Sept. 29 at Dante's soccer field. You are also reminded, if you have not done so, to hand in the permission form and athletic money to Mr. Matiitchik before Thursday's game. You must also if you have not done so, hand in the permission form with payment for the soccer tournament this Friday Sept. 30. All forms and money must be handed in or you cannot play.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

Yesterday, the Jr. Boys' soccer team played their first league game against Morocco Merton. Dante won the game with a convincing 9-1 score. Scoring for Dante were Mateo Restrepo; Martin Moreno; Gianluca Bellissimo with 3; Jason Rites; Gabriel Godinho; and Dillon Gordon with 2. The coaches Aldea; Matiitchik and Turco would like to congratulate the players for their huge win. Players are reminded the next game is on Thursday Sept. 29 at home. As well to hand in permission forms and tournament payments to Mr. Matiitchik.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea

DANTE ELECTIONS 2011

BREAKING NEWS FROM DANTE ELECTIONS HEADQUARTERS:

In anticipation of Student Vote 2011, Dante poll clerks will be visiting Period 2 classes this week to provide students with important information re: STUDENT VOTE DAY which takes place October 3rd and October 4th. And now...back to your regular scheduled programming.

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

DANTE LIBRARY

The Library will be closed for Period 1 and 2 on Wednesday September 28, 2011.

Thanks
Ms. Di Biase-Petrungaro

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

Reminder of Practice today at Dante, all girls must attend if playing in the Tournament on Thursday Sept 29th at Sunnybrooke.

Information re: Tournament at Sunnybrook Park This Thursday Sept 29th.

I need players permission forms/uniforms/athletic fee
Players need to be at Dante at 7:45am

Thanks
Ms. Fearon
Mr. Gallo

COMMUNITY HOURS

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.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

Monday, September 26, 2011

RING DAY

Jostens will be in the school September 27 thru September 30 Tuesday thru Friday to take 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 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!

WE DAY

This message is for all students who are attending WE DAY. You are asked to attend a mandatory meeting Today, after school in Room 214. Bring your signed permission forms to the meeting.

Thank you
Ms. Saunders

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The Jr. Boys' soccer players are reminded of the game today against Merton. Make sure you report to the main campus soccer field. The team players are reminded to hand in the athletic money with permission form to Mr. Matiitchik. You are also reminded to hand in the permission form with payment for the soccer tournament this Friday Sept. 30.

Mr. Matiitchik also would like to remind the team players that the bus for this Friday's tournament will be leaving at 7:45 am. You are asked to report to Dante on Sept. 30 at 7:30 a.m.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

Ill SKILLZ DANCE

There will be ill skillz dance rehearsals this week Monday and Wednesday at 3pm in the auditorium at the main campus.

Muskoka Woods South leaders should meet at 3pm at the main campus on Tues. Sept 27 in the auditorium for an important meeting.


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

CSUNA- Catholic Students United Nations Assembly

What is CSUNA? CSUNA is the Catholic Students United Nations Assembly – a simulation of the United Nations that catapults students into the world of diplomacy and negotiation. Students will act as delegates drafting resolutions, plotting strategies, negotiating with supporters and adversaries and so on. If you are interested, please come to a brief but very important meeting on Wednesday September 28, 2011 right after school in the cafeteria to learn more and register for the annual model United Nations assembly. Please see Ms. Stock for further details.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

Friday, September 23, 2011

STRATFORD TRIP

Hello Dante !!!

We only have less than 10 tickets available for our Stratford trip on Wednesday, October 12th. Please see Ms. Bucciacchio in portable 5 to reserve your seat.

First come, first served basis.

Thanks
Ms. DeFrancesca

FIELD HOCKEY PRACTICE

Reminder of Short Field Hockey Practice tonight at Dante at 3 pm.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon
Ms. Gallo

ME-TO-WE

This message is for all students who are attending WE DAY. You are asked to attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, September 26, afterschool in room 214. That is students who are attending WE DAy are asked to attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, September 26, after school at the main campus. Remember to check the list of attendees posted outside Room 214. Also, Students who are attending We-Day must pick-up a permission form from room 214 after school today.

Thank you
Ms. Saunders

CROSS COUNTRY

Anyone interested in signing up for Cross Country the absolute LAST DAY for sign up is TODAY after school. Meet Miss Dunn in front of the gym doors today right after school.

Thanks
Ms. Dunn

Thursday, September 22, 2011

CROSS COUNTRY MEETING

There will be a short cross country meeting Friday right after school for all those that are interested. Meet Miss Dunn and Miss Cichella in front of the gym doors.

Thanks

Ms. Dunn

ME TO WE - BEATRICE CAMPUS

Ms. Bafundi and Ms. Saunders would like to thank all the students interested in joining Me to We and we look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Due to the limited number of tickets, we can select a few students for We Day. Please drop by the main office to see if you were selected and don't forget to pick up a permission form from Ms. Bafundi today after school in room 214 @ the main campus.

Be the change Dante!!

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

ME TO WE- DANTE MAIN CAMPUS

Ms. Bafundi and Ms. Saunders would like to thank all the students interested in joining Me to We and we look forward to working with you throughout the year.

Due to the limited number of tickets, we can only select a few students for We Day. Please drop by Ms. Bafundi's class in room 214 to see if you were selected and to pick up a permission form.

Be the change Dante!!

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

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The final Jr. Boys' soccer list has been posted near room 306. Please check the list and if your name appears on this list, then you are reminded to report to room 306 after school today Thursday for a special meeting. All the students listed on this list must report to room 306. The schedule and permission form will be handed out at this meeting.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

The Dante Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team list is now posted outside the gym doors.
The first team practice will take place after school on Thursday, September 22 at 2:50pm in the Dante gym. All team members are expected to be there.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

STRATFORD EXCURSION

Hello Dante!!!

Don't be disappointed!!! Tickets for this year's Stratford excursion on Wednesday October 12th are already half sold. Please see your English teacher or Ms. Bucciacchio in portable 5 for more information and to reserve your spot.


Joanne De Francesca
English Teacher
Dante Alighieri Academy

joanne.defrancesca@tcdsb.org

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

If you are interested in learning how to swim, skate, play soccer or basketball; please see Mr. Flores right after school in portable 3. This is a great opportunity the city of Toronto is doing to get more students enrolled in extra curricular activities for free. You can also get certified to teach some of these classes in the near future.

If you are interested you need to attend a mandatory session today September 21 at the North York Civic Centre between 7:00 and 9:30 pm. Do not miss this great opportunity.

Thanks
Mr. Flores

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

ELECTION DAY

Students who have signed up to assist with Election Day on October 6th are asked to see Ms. Tonelli in Room 309 afterschool to obtain a permission form.

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

GRADE 11 AND 12 - APPRENTICESHIP

From the Co-op Department:

There will be a presentation for grade 11 and 12 students interested in exploring APPRENTICESHIP as a possible career pathway on Tuesday September 27th at 10 am in the auditorium.

A representative from the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program will provide information and answer questions for students wanting to finding out how apprenticeship works.
Students MUST sign up in guidance by Friday September 23rd in order to attend.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

ME TO WE MEETING

There will be a Me to We meeting on Tuesday September 20, 2011 in Room 214 immediately after school.

Thank you
Ms. Bafundi

Monday, September 19, 2011

DANTE'S GOLF TEAM

All students interested in joining Dante's Golf Team are asked to attend a meeting after school on Monday September 19, 2011 at 2:45 pm in Room 218.

Thanks
Mr. Pogor

ILL Skillz

There will be a dance rehearsal for Ill Skillz on Monday September 19 and Wednesday Sept 21 in the auditorium at the main campus starting at 3 pm.

Thanks
Jessica De Angelis
Teacher English and Drama

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

Those students on the Junior Boys' Soccer list are reminded to board the school bus today Monday after school for their scrimmage. The bus will leave Dante at 2:40 to travel to Beatrice so make sure to get to the bus before it leaves. Please see Mr. Matiitchik, if weather does not permit this scrimmage.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

ANNUAL TRIP TO STRATFORD, ONTARIO

Hello Dante!

It is that time of year again...our annual trip to Stratford, Ontario!!!!

Don't be disappointed and reserve your ticket today. Tickets are 35 dollars. We will be seeing "Twelfth Night" one of Shakespeare's comedies on Wednesday, October 12th. Please see Ms. Bucciacchio in portable 5 or any other English teacher for a permission form.

Don't delay...tickets do go quickly!!!!

Ms. De Francesca
English Teacher
Dante Alighieri Academy

joanne. defrancesca@tcdsb.org

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

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

Ms. Stock

LIBRARY MINI-WORKSHOP

Announcement from Our Dante Library

The first Library Mini-Workshop will be offered on two days this week .....Wednesday September 21st or Thursday September 22nd, 2011 after school from 3 pm - 4 pm in our Dante Library. Please note it is the same workshop offered on two days. It will feature Organizational Skills and How to Improve Your Grades.

Hope to see you there.

Remember: Get organized, stay organized, and you will never be disorganized.

Friday, September 16, 2011

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

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

Thanks
Ms. Stock

CROSS COUNTRY PRACTICE

There will be a cross country practice today and Monday after school. Students are to meet on the Dante Field after school, ready to run.

Thanks
Ms. Dunn

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The new Jr. Boys' soccer list is now up and is located near Mr. Matiitchik's room. Those students on that list are reminded that another scrimmage is scheduled afterschool for Monday Sept. 19 at Beatrice. You must take the school bus from Dante and travel to Beatrice for this scrimmage.

Thank you
Mr. Matiitchik

WELCOME BACK BBQ

Mark your calendars! On Friday September 30, the annual WELCOME BACK BBQ will be taking place! Student Council will be selling tickets Monday the 19th to Friday the 23rd for five dollars. This covers your BBQ Gourmet burger, a bag of chips and a drink. Purchase your tickets and on the 30th you'll be able to switch your regular lunch for a freshly made burger!

Thanks
Student Council

NEW SCHOOL MASCOT

Hey Dante

Student Council needs your help. We are currently looking for someone who is fun and energetic, exciting and lively, full of school spirit, and would like to be a part of Dantes most memorable moments. If this sounds like something you are interested in then you might have what it takes to be Dantes new school mascot. All those interested please pick up an application that will be found during all 3 lunches in the cafeteria located with the student council members selling SPC cards. Applications are due by this Monday September 19 and try outs will take place on Tuesday September 20.

Thank you
Student Council

Thursday, September 15, 2011

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER HOURS

For students looking to start, add to, or finish their community hours, come on out and help with the community clean up day and BBQ that POLICE DIVISION 13 is hosting. If you are interested and want more details please visit guidance.

Thanks
Ms. Mavrogiannis

INDEPENDENCE'S DAY

Teacher’s Name: Mr. Flores

Subject: Independence’s Day


Mr. Flores would like to wish all those students from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua a happy independence’s day.

Mexico is going to be celebrating its independence on September 16 and Chile on September 18.

TENNIS TRYOUTS

TEACHER'S NAME: Mr. Quattrini

SUBJECT: Tennis Tryouts

MEETING DATE: Tuesday Septembre 20, 2011

MEETING TIME: 2:45

PLACE: Columbus Center Tennis Courts

There will be tennis tryouts on Tuesday and Thursday after school at the Columbus Center tennis courts next week. 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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

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

Thanks
Ms. Stock

FIELD HOCKEY

All Girls interested in playing Field Hockey, we have practice tonight Wednesday Sept 14th. Meet on Dante Field at 2;45pm

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Any senior boys interested in playing on the Dante Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team are invited to the first team try-out which will take place after school on Wednesday, September 14 in the Dante gym at 2:50pm.
Anyone interested in trying out for the team must be wearing proper athletic attire - running shoes, shorts/track pants and a t-shirt.


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

DANTE'S COMPETITIVE DANCE TEAM - Ill SKILLZ

Do you have any interest or skill in urban dance? Dante's competitive dance team is looking for recruits. If you have any knowledge or interest in hip hop, krump, breaking, dance hall, step, or African dance come out to an introductory meeting/ workshop with Ill Skillz this wed at 3pm in the auditorium at the main campus.

Thanks!
Jessica De Angelis

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The students who signed up for the Jr. Boys' soccer team are reminded of their first try out this Wed. Sept. 14 at Dante's soccer field. Please make sure you have your permission form signed by your parent/guardian. If you do not have this permission form signed, you will not participate. The scrimmage will start at 3:00 sharp. You must change on the soccer field.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

FIELD HOCKEY

Reminder to any girls interested in playing Field Hockey our next practice is at Dante Campus meet on the field ready to practice at 2;45pm.

MS. Fearon
Mr. Gallo

Monday, September 12, 2011

DANTE CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

Any students interested in joining the Dante Cross Country Team please meet Miss Dunn after school today (Monday) in front of the gym for sign up. The first practice will be this Wednesday after school.

Thanks
Ms. Dunn

ME-TO-WE

Me-To-We at Dante is a Social Justice club whose aim is to inform and engage students in local issues such as poverty, hunger, isolation, and international issues like freedom from oppression.

If you are interested in being part of Me-To-We at Dante, you are invited to our first meeting, on Thursday, September 15, 2011.

That is Me-To-We, this Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 after school in Room 213.
Be the Change

Thanks
Ms. Saunders and Ms. Bafundi

COMMUNITY HOURS

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 212.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

FIELD HOCKEY PRACTICE

Field Hockey Practice tonight at Dante Campus on the Field at 2:45pm. All girls interested in playing must attend practices in order to play. See Ms. Fearon if you need any other information.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon
Mr. Gallo

Friday, September 9, 2011

GIRLS BASKETBALL TRY-OUTS

Girls Basketball try-outs continue today after school. All girls interested in trying out for the JUNIOR OR SENIOR BASKETBALL team are to come to the gym after school today with their gym clothes.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

LIBRARY INFORMATION

Dear Students

As we embark on a new school year, I would like to take this opportunity to review some general Library information.

Library Hours
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
(pending meetings or other scheduled activities)
Friday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm


Dress Code
All students are expected to be in full uniform.


Sign-up Procedures for Library Booking
Please see me personally in the Library to book your preferred date and period.


Student Supervision
All teachers are expected to accompany and remain with their class during their Library visit.


Personal Electronic Devices
As per school policy, all PEDs are not allowed in the Library.


I am hopeful that as we work together as a team, we will be able to continue to build a successful and resourceful library centre for our students.


I look forward to working collaboratively with you in order to enhance Student Success at Dante Alighieri Academy.


Regards,

Mary DiBiase-Petrungaro Teacher-LibrarianDante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair AvenueToronto, Ontario
M6B 2P9Tel: (416) 393-5522
e-mail: mary.dibiase-petrungaro@tcdsb.org

SOCCER

Any students interested in referring a soccer game after school - Monday - Wednesday next week. Please see Mr. Aldea in Portable 12 for details.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

1. The THEME TEAM for Muskoka Woods NORTH is reminded of their meeting after school in portable 8.

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

Thanks
Ms. Stock

LOCKERS

If you did not get your locker opened in period 1, see Mr. Galati in Room 302, after school, next week. All lockers will remain closed until you show a valid school-approved lock. You may purchase a lock from the Main Office for $6.00.

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

Thanks
Mr. Galati

Thursday, September 8, 2011

GIRLS JUNIOR OR SENIOR BASKETBALL

All girls interested in trying out for Junior or Senior Basketball are to report to the gym after school today with their gym clothes.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

Any Grade 10 Boys wishing to try out for the Dante Jr. Boys' soccer team this year must sign up with Mr. Mattiitchik in either room 306 or 316 after school today. Please make sure you see Mr. Mattiitchik today to sign up after school. The first try outs will be next week Wednesday Sept. 14/11 on Dante's soccer field.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

FIELD HOCKEY

All GIRLS INTERESTED IN PLAYING FIELD HOCKEY THIS YEAR SIGN UP IS TODAY THURSDAY SEPT 8TH AT 2;45PM IN THE DANTE GYM.

ALL GIRLS FROM GRADES 9-12 ARE INVITITED TO ATTEND TRYOUTS THAT WILL BE MONDAY SEPT 12TH AT DANTE MEET ON THE FIELD PRACTICES WILL START AT 2;45PM.

MS. FEARON

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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.

Grade 10 students who have green locks must exchange their green locks for blue locks. Go to your HR teacher to make the exchange.

Thanks
Mr. Galati

MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH

DATE: September 7, 2011

The THEME TEAM for Muskoka Woods NORTH must meet this Friday after school in
Portable 8.

Thanks
Ms. Stock