Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Senior Girls Volleyball Practice will be held here @Main Campus tonight (Wednesday November 30th) and tomorrow night (Thursday December 1st). That is at MAIN CAMPUS not BEATRICE. Junior Girls Volleyball practice will be @ Beatrice today and tomorrow.

Thank you
Mr. Gallo & Ms. Fantauzzi

VOW OF SILENCE

Around the world,

children are silenced

they are denied the right to education,

forced to work as child labourers,

or made sick because the water they drink

is contaminated with bacteria.

Take the time to learn more about the lives behind these issues,
and the facts become as real as they are unbelievable.

Today, November 30, 2011 students and staff at Dante are Taking a Vow of Silence to raise awareness about the difficult life of these children.

You can support this effort by pledging a loony or a toonie to the Vow of Silence. Sponsor your friends, classmates or teachers for this worthy cause.

Be the Change Dante!

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

KISS A FISH

What would you do to see a teacher kiss a fish?

Me to We will be holding a fund raiser on December 1st-2nd at main campus and November 28th-29th at Beatrice, to help raise money for Sara Mottolas trip to Kenya with Free the Children.

The object of the game is to vote on specific teachers who you want to see kiss a fish! It’s $2 for one vote, and $3 for 2 votes. Help out your Dante community while having fun at the same time.

Be the change Dante!

Thanks
Maureen Saunders

ME-TO-WE MEETING

Attention Me-To-We @Dante

There will be an important meeting for all members of Me-To-We at Dante Today, Tuesday, November 29th, after school in Room 214 at the Main Campus. That is, all Me-To-We members have a meeting today after school.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

Monday, November 28, 2011

CANDY CANE O-GRAMS

Sweet and Minty Candy Cane O-Grams are back Dante!!!!!! Candy canes will be sold in the cafe during lunch ABC. Buy a Candy cane for that special friend and write a little message. The Candy Cane will be delivered the very next day during Period 1.

Thank you
Mr. Finnison's Classroom

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

The following students: Kwame Awuah, Richmond Lwuah, Raemon Mendoza, Reggie Amankwa, Kevin Andrade, Sergio Marin and Christian Samaniego must hand in the permission form to Mr. Matiitchik today Monday Nov. 28 after the morning announcements in room 306. In case you misplaced the permission form, please see Mr. Matiitchik for another one. If this permission form is not handed in, you will not participate on Dec. 2/11. You must also pick up a sheet from Mr. Matiitchik that explains all the rules of the indoor soccer tournament.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

Re: Upper Canada College Tournament Results

The Junior Boys Basketball Team came away with a second place finish at last weekend’s Upper Canada College Tournament. Led by the solid play of DeRico Smith the team was able to win all their games but the final game. Chunnel Philips poured in point after point in the initial games but was not able to maintain the barrage for the final. In the semi final game the coaches made some on the fly adjustments to grind out the victory to send the juniors to the final game against Senator O'Connor. Basketball begins for real this Tuesday for both the junior and senior teams. Good luck for the season boys!!

Coach Blackburn

Anson Blackburn
Dante Alighieri Academy

JUNIOR & SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Attention all Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball Members

Volleyball practices this week. Tuesday at Beatrice, Wednesday at Beatrice, and Thursday at Main campus. The final team rosters, practice schedule, and season schedule is posted outside the main campus gym. Arrive on time with proper gym attire.

Thank you
Volleyball Coaching Staff

SCENEFEST

On December 7, 2011 at 7 pm in the Dante Main Campus Theatre Grade 9 Drama Students present Scenefest!!!!!!

Grade 9 students will be performing scenes that deal with relationships, abuse, being in love, having your heart broken, wanting your parents' approval and so on.

We have had budding starts in our school community, and this year is no different.

Tickets will be on sale this week in the cafeteria during all three lunches!

Thanks
Ms. Stock

VOW OF SILENCE

On Wednesday November 30, 2011 ME TO WE will be participating in the VOW OF SILENCE campaign. In taking the VOW OF SILENCE we agree to stay silent and refrain from any type of communication for the entire school day unless extremely necessary.

Why are we partaking in this event?

Did you know?

-
121 million children around the world between the ages of six and eleven are denied the opportunity to attend school; two-thirds of these children are girls.
- 1 billion children are living in poverty - one out of every two children.
- 218 million children worldwide work as child labourers.

ME TO WE representatives will be visiting period 1 classes on Monday November 28th and Tuesday November 29th to invite 5 students from each homeroom to participate in the VOW OF SILENCE campaign. Stay tuned for more information!

Be the change Dante!!

Maria Cristina Bafundi
Religion Department Head

Thursday, November 24, 2011

PEP RALLY

Student Council would like to remind all Pep Rally Athletic Representatives, Art Representatives and Volunteer of their meeting today after school in the Cafeteria.

Thanks
Student Council

ME TO WE FUND RAISER

What would you do to see a teacher kiss a fish? ME TO WE will be holding a fund raiser on December 1st-2nd at main campus and November 28th -29th at Beatrice, to help raise money for Sara Mottola's trip to Kenya with Free the Children.

The object of the game is to vote on specific teachers who you want to see kiss a fish! It's $2 for one vote, and $3 for 2 votes. Help out your Dante Community while having fun at the same time.

Be the Change Dante!

Thanks
Ms. Bafundi

JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Today after school there will be a Junior Girls Volleyball practice and Senior Girls Volleyball tryout at MAIN CAMPUS. SEE YOU AFTER SCHOOL.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

The following students: Kris Garcia, Kwame Awuah, Richmond Lwuah, Alex Molina, Raemon Mendoza, Sergio Chazi, Reggie Amankwa, Kevin Andrade, Jason Rites, Sergio marin, Christian Samaniego, and Luca Perez must report to Room 306 today after school for a very important meeting regarding the indoor soccer tournament. Please make sure you are present for this meeting.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

GRADUATION PORTRAITS

Last Day Friday for Graduation Photos, so please pick up a flyer from the Main Office, please sign up for an appointment at http://www.lifetouch.ca/toronto, website information is also provided on your graduation flyer. Having your portrait done by Lifetouch is the only way to be on the 2012 Graduation Class Composite and be in the Yearbook!

Thanks
Ms. Cocuzzoli

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

ROCK NIGHT

YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!!!!


ROCK NIGHT

November 24, 2011 at 7 pm

Auditorium

Tickets are going fast!!




Monday, November 21, 2011

PEP RALLY

DANTE!

Are you ready to bring the HYPE!? This Friday November 25th, Student Council will be hosting Dante's FIRST EVER PEP RALLY!

There will be great performances from Grease, Ills Skills and much more! DJ Allan Aguero will be kickin it off with some sweet beats! Feel free to come to school to rock your Spirit Wear this Friday!!!!! Get ready and don't come without your spirit.

Student Council extended grad wear sales. So, today is the LAST AND FINAL DAY! to purchase your navy blue polo in the caf. for $25.00, I repeat Last and Final day!

This is your Student Council and we hope you enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Thanks
Student Council

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

Those students who picked up a permission form from Mr. Matiitchik must return, if not done already, the permission form with payment by this Thursday Nov. 24. It is very important that you return this permission form with payment to Mr. Matiitchik in order to participate at the indoor soccer tournament. If the permission form with payment is not handed in, you will not be able to participate. Please hand this form with payment as soon as possible.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

Last week, 10 Dante students participated in the Catholic Schools United Nations Assembly hosted by St. Joseph Morrow Park. Our students represented not only their countries but Dante very well. The students were active participants during many debates and discussions related to Human Rights, Economics, Environment, War, and so on. The students had an enjoyable learning experience. Congratulations! Thank you to Mr. Gallo and Ms. Veri for assisting the students with their research and preparation of their foreign policy and resolution papers.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

To all girls that are interested in trying out for the Senior Girls Volleyball team, our first tryout will be held this Tuesday after directly school in the main gym. Good luck.

Thanks
Ms. Medeiros-Barbosa

UNIVERSITY PINs

Just a reminder to grade 12 students that University PINs are being distributed by guidance counsellors in the cafeteria during all three lunches today.

Thanks
Student Services

ME TO WE MEETING

There will be a Me to We meeting today after school in room 214. Please be prompt!

Thank you,
Maria Cristina Bafundi

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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

POPPY CAMPAIGN UPDATE 2011

On behalf of the Department of Canadian & World Studies, we would like to thank everyone for their contributions to the Poppy Campaign. In total we were able to collect $731.01 (this amount includes the Beatrice and Dante Campus).

Thank you all for helping make this year's Poppy Campaign a great success!

With Appreciation

L. Tonelli
Department Head of Canadian & World Studies

MUSKOKA WOODS SOUTH MEETING

There will be a brief but important meeting for all Muskoka Woods South leaders at 3pm in the auditorium regarding community hours forms as well as outstanding fees.

Also there will be an ill skillz dance rehearsal following the Muskoka meeting also in the auditorium.

thanks!!

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL STUDENTS APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

Your University Pin Codes have arrived!!!!!!!! Students can pick them up from the Guidance Table in the Cafeteria during all 3 lunches beginning Thursday November 17th.

Thanks
Ms. Mavrogiannis

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

Senior Boys Basketball practices will be Wednesday and Thursday morning at 7:00 am.

PLEASE DON'T BE LATE!!!!!!!

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

CSUNA

Students participating in CSUNA (Catholic Schools United Nations Assembly) are reminded of their brief but very important meeting after school in room 202.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

Those students who picked up a permission form from Mr. Matiitchik must return, if not done already, the permission form with payment by Thursday Nov. 17. It is very important that you return this permission form with payment to Mr. Matiitchik in order to participate at the indoor soccer tournament. If the permission form with payment is not handed in, you will not be able to participate. Please hand this form with payment as soon as possible.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik

ME TO WE MEETING

There will be a ME TO WE meeting today after school in Room 214.

Thank you
Ms. Bafundi

Friday, November 11, 2011

ATTENTION ALL GRADE 11 & 12 STUDENTS

Do you know what you want to do after high school?

Do you know how to get there?

Do you know what courses to take?

All these questions and more can be answered from the University, College, Apprenticeship & Workplace Reps that will be at our school on November 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 in the school gym. Before you fill out your option sheets and before you fill out any post- secondary application MAKE sure you are informed!!!!!!!

Come join us - November 16th. See you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks
Student Services

HALLOWEEN FOR HUNGER

On behalf of Me to We would like to take the opportunity to thank the Dante Family for your contribution to Halloween for Hunger.

The following students have won prizes for bringing cans on Halloween. Please report to room 214 immediately after this announcement:

· Alicia Zappa
· Reanna Persaud
· Gabriela Rodas
· Judite (grade 11)
· Karinee (grade 12)

In addition, there will be a brief Me to We meeting immediately after school in room 214.

Thank you,
Maria Cristina Bafundi
Department Head of Religion
Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Ave. Toronto, On. M6B 2P9
416.393.5522

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Last night the Dante Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team's season came to an end after a playoff loss at O'Connor. Congratulations to all the members of the team for their hard work throughout the season. Reminder to the members of the team to hand back their jerseys to Mr. Petracco As Soon As Possible.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

MARCH BREAK - ITALY TRIP

Madame Alaimo and Mr. Flores are reminding students to sign up for the Italy Trip during March break as soon as possible.

If there is any student interested in attending Italy please see Mr. Flores in room 303 for more information.

Thanks
Mr. Flores and Ms. Alaimo

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

Congratulations on a great season for the Junior Girls Basketball members. The girls lost in playoffs to Cardinal Newman last night. The girls got down early in points in the first half, but I managed to close the gap with a strong push in the third quarter. However, it was not enough to overcome Newman. Mr. Finnison and Ms. Medeiros would like to thank all the girls for their hard work, dedication, and support for each other. It was a great season and we encourage all girls to try out for all upcoming sports throughout the year.

Thanks
Mr. Finnison and Ms. Medeiros

JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Dante Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball Tryouts will be starting next week. Listen to announcements for further details.

Thank you
Mr. Finnison

Monday, November 7, 2011

CSUNA AND OPEN HOUSE

1. Students who registered to participate in CSUNA (Catholic Student United Nations Assembly) are reminded of their brief but very important meeting on today after school
in room 202 (Resource Room).

2. Student leaders helping with Grade 8 Open House are reminded to be at the Beatrice Fleming Campus (50 Ameer Avenue) tomorrow at 4 pm in full uniform. Please meet in the cafetoriam.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

BASKETBALL JUNIOR TEAM

The Dante Basketball Junior team have their first playoff game versus Cardinal Newman today. The Junior Girls finished their season in 5th place at a respectful 5-4. Although their record puts them in the middle of the pack, the junior girls lost two games by only one point. The junior girls work hard and improved immensely throughout the season. The girls strength lies in their press, defence, and speed. We wish the girls luck against Newman.

Mr. Finnison and Ms.Medeiros

GRADUATION PORTRAITS

Graduation Portraits will be taken starting on Monday November 14, 2011. Having your portrait done by Lifetouch is the only way to be on the 2012 Graduation Class Composite and be in the Yearbook! Lifetouch will provide caps and gowns and basic props. You must be in your school uniform; gentlemen are encouraged to bring a white collared shirt and tie for the photo session and ladies a white collared blouse.

Please sign up for an appointment at http://www.lifetouch.ca/toronto, website information is also provided on your graduation flyer.

Thank you!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

POPPY CAMPAIGN

The Department of History is set to begin the Poppy Campaign at Dante. The Poppy Campaign will begin on Monday, November 7 to Thursday, November 10, 2011

How much should you give?

We suggest that you give according to the dictates of your conscience. As with most things, the cost of all benefits the Poppy Fund provides for our veterans continues to rise, therefore, it takes more money to do the same job.

When you give to the Poppy Campaign, you are remembering the sacrifices of the war dead but are also helping the living and the dependants of those who have served our country.

Today, the Poppy Campaign is one of the Royal Canadian Legion's most important programs. The money raised from poppy sales provides direct assistance 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!


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

HALLOWEEN FOR HUNGER

Hunger Bites: Did you know that 850,000 people in Ontario visit food banks every week. Thank you to all of you who brought donations for our annual food drive, Halloween for Hunger.

Thursday, Halloween for Hunger volunteers will visit your classrooms during Period 2 to collect your food donations. Bring in three food items and you will have a chance to win a prize. The draw will take place on Friday during period 4.

We are almost halfway to our goal. Please continue to bring in your food donations.
If each student can bring in one food item in by tomorrow, then Dante could donate1300 food items to help needy families in our community.
Be the Change Dante!

Thanks
Ms Saunders

MARCH BREAK - ITALY TRIP

Mr. Flores and Madame Alaimo are reminding all students who are interesting in attending 11 days in Italy that there will be a parents information session today Thursday at 7 pm.

Thanks
Mr. Flores

SEARS DRAMA FESTIVAL

A reminder of the Sears Drama Festival information meeting today after school in the theatre. Everyone is invited.

Thanks
Mr. Dragonieri

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

TOYOTA EARTH DAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2012

Attention: Graduating Students

Have you distinguished yourself through environmental community service, extracurricular and volunteer activities, and academic excellence. If so, you are encouraged to apply for the 2012 Toyota Earth Day Scholarship Program, which provides $5 000 scholarships to graduating high school students.

Please visit earthday.ca for further information.

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

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The undefeated Jr. Boys' soccer team travelled to the Hangar yesterday to play their semi-final match against the powerful Chaminade team. Dante started playing with determination and within the first 20 minutes of the first half took control of the game and lead 1-0. Chaminade would not give up and eventually tied the game before the first half ended. With the game tied 1-1, Dante was trying to take the lead but with some bad bounces gave up the lead. The team now trailed 2-1. With very little time remaining, the players tried tying the game but could not. Dante finished the season losing the game 2-1. Scoring, with his head, was Jason Rites. The coaches Aldea, Matiitchick, and Turco would like to thank the students for a very exciting season and for their good behaviour on the field.

The following students: Martin Moreno; Alex Molina; Gianluca Bellissimo; and Sergio Chazi must see Mr. Matiitchick today after the morning announcements.

Thanks
Mr. Matiitchik and Mr. Aldea

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION

Bell Driver Education will be offering their popular MTO approved Driver's Education Course to the students of Dante Alighieri Academy. The course will be held here at the school starting on Wednesday November 22 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
Manager

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

AWARDS OR HONOUR ROLL RECOGNITION

From the Academic Awards Committee:

Students who received awards or Honour roll recognition at last weeks Academic Awards Celebration are welcome to take their STAR off the Wall of Stars in the cafeteria . All stars must be removed by Thursday of this week.

GRADUATION PROM 2012

From the Prom Committee:

Plans for this year's Graduation Prom are underway and in order to secure a hall and DJ we must make deposits. As a result we will be collecting $25 from each graduate as a first deposit starting Tuesday of next week. Prom committee members will be in the cafeteria during all lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Only students who make a first deposit will be guaranteed 2 seats at the prom.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

HALLOWEEN FOR HUNGER

Hunger Bites: Thank you to all of you who brought donations for our annual food drive. Halloween for Hunger. We are only one-third of the way to our goal. Please continue to bring in your food donations. Thursday, Halloween for Hunger volunteers will visit your classrooms during period one to collect your donations. Bring in three food items and you may win a prize.

Be the Change Dante!
Ms. Saunders and Ms. Bafundi