Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OSSLT LITERACY TEST

This is a reminder to all students writing the OSSLT Literacy Test tomorrow Thursday March 29 to check the list posted outside Guidance. Please be at school at 8:15 in Full Uniform. This is also a reminder to all those students receiving accomodations to please bring your lunch. Cafeteria Services will NOT be available.

Thanks
Mr. Flores

ECO TEAM - EARTH HOUR CHALLENGE

During Earth Hour 2010, Canadian's reduced their energy consumption by 20.2% for one hour, which is the equivalent of taking 96,000 cars off the road for one hour. Our Earth Hour 2012 will be taking place this Friday March 30th.

Thanks
The ECO Team

GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER TRY OUT

2ND Tryout Wednesday March 28th at Dante Campus start time 3 pm.

Must attend tryout to play in upcoming Tournament schedule April 4th/11th.

See Ms. Fearon/Ms. Maietta for more information.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

TRACK AND FIELD

Today’s practice will be starting at 3 pm here at the Main Campus.

We are also looking for more boys and girls to compete in the sprints, long distance running, shot put and relay races… If interested please see Mr. Griffith today at 3 pm.

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Thank you

Allan

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

ECO TEAM - EARTH HOUR CHALLENGE

"In 2009, hundreds of millions of people from over 30 countries joined in the Earth Hour Challenge, with over 20 million Canadians participating Show your support this
Friday March 30th.

Thanks
ECO TEAM

BALL HOCKEY TEAM

Any boys and girls interested in joining the Dante Alighieri Ball Hockey team must attend a brief meeting on Monday April 2nd at 2:30 pm in Portable 17.

Thank you
Mr. Gallo & Ms. Fearon

BADMINTON PRACTICES

There will be 2 MANDATORY Badminton practices this week on Thursday and Friday after school in the Dante Gym. Players are reminded to bring in their permission forms and athletic fees this week. If you cannot make the practices please inform your coaches.

Thank you
Mr. Quattrini

GRADUATION PROM 2012

ATTENTION GRADE 12's!!

It is only 8 weeks away to this year's Graduation Prom!

On Friday May 25th 2012, Dante's Prom Committee presents a "Picture Perfect" Prom to be held at The Terrace Banquet and Convention Centre.

Tickets are $80 per person.

Final ticket sales will be held during the week of April 23 to the 27th.

Students who have already paid deposits will be required to pay the balance of the $80 ticket price and will be able to purchase their guest ticket.

All guests will be required to complete a personal information form and those guests who are from other schools will require the signature from their principal in order to attend.

Plan now and don't miss out!!

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

PROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

This is a reminder to Prom Committee members of this weeks Prom meeting
Wednesday March 28th at 2:30 in Room 204. Please inform Mrs. Hebor, Mrs. Mauro or Ms. Mainolfi if you are unable to attend.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

GIRLS SOFTBALL

" Attention all girls interested in playing softball. There will be a try-out today, Tuesday, after school at Dante on the back field. Please bring glove, if you have one, and proper clothes to practice in. Beatrice students please take shuttle bus to the school."

Thank you,
Mr. DiNicolantonio
Ms. Fearon

Monday, March 26, 2012

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

Attention all Girls interested in joining the Varsity Girls (OUTDOOR) Soccer Team, from Grades 9 to 12.

The first try-out will take place today (Monday) at 3:00 pm on the Dante Field. Please dress appropriately for the outdoor practice.

Thanks
Mr. Galati &
Mr. Sampogna

STOP THE STIGMA

The Stop the Stigma Student Leadership Team is reminded of their meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) after school in the auditorium.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

STUDENT LEADER FOR MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH OR SOUTH

Do you want to 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. Scaffidi Saggio in Portable 8. Applications are due by March 29th to Ms. Scaffidi Saggio in Portable 8.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM

"Attention all girls interested in playing softball. There will be a try-out tomorrow after school at Dante on the back field. Please bring glove, if you have one, and proper clothes to practice in. Beatrice students please take shuttle bus to the school."

Thank you
Mr. DiNicolantonio
& Mr. Fearon

ECO TEAM - EARTH HOUR CHALLENGE

"Did you know that Earth Hour originated on March 31, 2007 in Sydney, Australia? 2.2 million people participated in this event by turning off their lights for just one hour. Their efforts were recognized across the globe and are honoured every year. Show your support and join us on this Friday March 30th for Earth Hour 2012."

Thanks
Eco Team

BALL HOCKEY TEAM

Any boys and girls interested in joining the Dante Alighieri Ball Hockey Team must attend a brief meeting on Monday April 2nd at 2:30 pm in Portable 17.

Thank you
Mr. Gallo and Ms. Fearon

TRACK AND FIELD

Track and Field practice will be taking place at the Beatrice Campus today, there will be a shuttle bus leaving from the Main Campus at 2:45.

Thank you
Mr. Griffith

Friday, March 23, 2012

BOYS SENIOR SOCCER TEAM

This is a reminder to all boys trying out for the senior soccer team. Please ensure to submit your Academic Monitoring report to Mr. Fortino today in Portable 13. A mandatory practice will take place on Monday after school.

Thanks
Mr. Fortino and Mr. Ongaro

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER

Attention all Girls interested in joining the Varsity Girls (OUTDOOR) Soccer Team, from
Grades 9 to 12.

Sign up in Room 302 after school today.

The first try-out will take place this Monday on the Dante Field. Please dress appropriately for the outdoor practice.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

OSSLT

This is a reminder to all those students writing the Literacy Test on March 29 to check the wall across the Principal's Office.

Thanks
Mr. Flores

Thursday, March 22, 2012

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

The Junior Boys' Volleyball Team list is now posted outside the gym doors. Reminder to the members of the Jr. Boys' Volleyball Team of their important first team practice which will take place after school on Monday March 26 at 3:00 pm in the Dante gym. All team members are expected to be present.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

CITY OF TORONTO 2012 ONTARIO SUMMER GAMES - COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

The 2012 Summer Games are coming to Toronto........that means lots of volunteer community hour opportunities !!!!!!!!!!! Don't miss out! Sign up at www.2012ontariosummergames.ca.

See Student Services for more details.

Thanks
Ms. Mavrogiannis

TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

Today's practice will be starting at 3 pm here at the Main Campus. We are also looking for more boys and girls to compete in the sprints, long distance running, shot put and relay races...... If interested please see Mr. Griffith today at 3 pm.

Thank you
Allan

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

VOICES THAT CHALLENGE

Students attending the Voices that Challenge conference are reminded to hand in their permission forms and registration fee to Ms. Stock or her mailbox in the staffroom.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

BADMINTON TEAM

There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday afterschool in portable 10 all students that have made the Badminton Team. Players are reminded to bring in their permission forms and athletic fees to Mr. Quattrini or Mr. Sampogna ASAP. Also, there will be a mandatory practice for all players on Friday afterschool. If you cannot come to practice inform the coaches.

Thank you
Mr. Quattrini and Mr. Sampogna

PROM 2012

ATTENTION PROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

There will be an important meeting today at 2:30 in Room 204. Please be prompt.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ME-TO-WE MEETING

A message from Ms. Bafund & Ms. Saunders

There will be NO meeting for Me-To-We this week. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday March 27.

Listen for the announcements.

SENIOR BOYS SOCCER TRYOUTS

Reminder to Senior Boys Soccer Players of their tryout/practice on Wednesday after school at 3:00 pm sharp.

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

Monday, March 19, 2012

2012 UTPA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PORTUGUESE ASSOCIATION)

2012 UTPA Scholarship Application (University of Toronto Portuguese Association) A copy of the application form for a scholarship is available to students of Portuguese descent. Please see Student Services for details.

Thanks
Mrs. Mavrogiannis

INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT

The students who have handed in their permission form with payment are reminded to report to Dante at 7:30 am. Tomorrow March 20 to board the school bus for the indoor soccer tournament. Please make sure you arrive at 7:30 am. as the bus will leave at
7:45 am.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

DANTE'S GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER

Dante's Girls Indoor Soccer is here ............


1st practice is March 21st at 3 pm at Beatrice Campus

2nd practice is March 28th at Dante Campus
3rd practice is March 30th at Beatrice Campus


Thanks

Ms. Fearon

DANTE'S SIGNING CLUB

A reminder that there will be a meeting tomorrow Tuesday March 20, at 2:45 in Room 322.
To any students or staff wanting to learn some sign language, you're invited to join us for some fun!

Thanks
Dante's Signing Club

LIBRARY MINI-WORKSHOP

The fifth Library Mini-Workshop will take place this week ............Wednesday March 21st, 2012 after school from 3 pm-4 pm in our Dante Library (Main Campus).

It will feature tips on developing good writing skills for papers, reports and assignments.

Hope to see you there.

Thanks
Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY HAVE ARRIVED..........

New books have arrived in the Library........just in time for the nice weather. Come in and grab a good read!

More copies of Hunger Games are in the Library. Read the book before watching the movie!

Thanks
Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro
Teacher - Librarian

SENIOR BOYS SOCCER

Attention Senior Boys Soccer players there will be a tryout/practice this Wednesday on the Dante Soccer Field beginning at 3:00 pm sharp.

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

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

STUDENT LEADER FOR MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH OR SOUTH

1. 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. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8. Applications are due by March 29th to Ms. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Any grade 9 and 10 boys interested in playing on the Dante Jr. Boys' Volleyball Team are invited to the first tryout which will take place tomorrow Tuesday, March 20th after school in the Dante gym at 3:00 pm.

Students must be wearing proper athletic attire in order to tryout for the team. Running shoes, shorts and a t-shirt.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

Friday, March 9, 2012

ME TO WE COLLECTING USED BATTERIES

Dante! Me-to-We is still collecting your used batteries!

Did you know that one third of the global population is zinc-deficient and an estimated 800,000
people die per year from related and treatable causes – 450,000 of which are children in the developing world under the age of five?Lets make these facts history Dante! By donating your used batteries, you are helping to keep batteries out of landfills and allowing the precious zinc inside to be recovered and reused.

Be the change!

Thanks
Ms. Bafundi

Thursday, March 8, 2012

TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

Attention Track and Field Team there will not be a practice today and we will resume on Monday after the March Break.

Thank you
Mr. Allan Griffith

STUDENT LEADER FOR MUSKOKA WOODS NORTH OR SOUTH

1. 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. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8. Applications are due by March 29th to Ms. Scaffidi Saggio in portable 8.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

TODAY, MARCH 8TH IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.

IT IS A GLOBAL DAY CELEBRATING THE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF WOMEN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
.

Each year at this time, Canadians celebrate progress toward equality for women and their full participation, reflect on the challenges and barriers that remain, and consider future steps to achieving equality for all women, in all aspects of their lives.

We encourage the Dante community — women and men, girls and boys — to promote International Women's Day.

L. Tonelli
Department Head of Canadian and World Studies Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Avenue, Toronto, ON M6B 2P9
416.393.5522
lisa.tonelli@tcdsb.org

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

LEARNING TO SIGN

This is a reminder to any Dante Student interested in learning to sign through fun, interactive games. You're invited to a short information meeting right after school in Room 322.
Hope to see you there!

Thanks
Ms. Arnold & Ms. Florio

TEACHER VOLLEYBALL TEAM

The Teacher Volleyball Team had a very good practice this morning and they are looking really scary with all their skills. The only problem with the teachers is they are old and get tired really easily but they have athletic wisdom. Teacher wisdom versus student athletic skills is what it may come down to. Come out and support the girls volleyball teams against the teacher tomorrow after school.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

Last Day for help in Room 218 after school.

Thanks
Mr. Stesco

GRADE 8 REGISTRATION NIGHT

Student leaders helping in Grade 8 Registration Night are to meet Ms. Stock in
Portable 3 right after school today.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

ME TO WE

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

Dante! Me-to-We is still collecting your used batteries! Did you know that one third of the global population is zinc-deficient and an estimated 800,000 people die per year from related and treatable causes – 450,000 of which are children in the developing world under the age of five? Lets make these facts history Dante! By donating your used batteries, you are helping to keep batteries out of landfills and allowing the precious zinc inside to be recovered and reused
Be the change!


Thanks

Ms. Bafundi

TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

Attention Track and Field Team

Today's practice will be starting at 3 pm at the Beatrice Campus. A shuttle bus will be picking you up at 2:45 to take you there.

Thank you
Allan Griffith

FREE POPCORN

FREE POPCORN! on Wednesday March 7th, 2012.

Come to the Cafeteria to enjoy some freshly popped popcorn from your Student Council!

FUNDRAISING EVENT WITH THE ORDER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA

Do you need Community Hours? Then, listen up Dante!

The Order of the Daughters of Isabella, a charitable organization of Catholic women are looking for approximately 5-10 female students interested to help serve at their Afternoon Tea Event and they will be rewarded with - 5 Community Hours.

The Daughters of Isabella, are having a Fundraising event this:

- Sunday March 11, 2012 1:00-6:00 pm
- At St. Charles Borromeo, Parish Hall
- Required: To wear White & Black Attire
- Please RSVP - by Thursday March 8th
- Contact: Angela Cieslak #416 433-5985

OR please see Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro in the library for further information.

Thank you

Monday, March 5, 2012

ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

ATTENTION ALL JUNIOR AND SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL MEMBERS

You are invited to play against the teachers on Wednesday after school. Every game and practice you have heard the coaches yell at you to do it like this, to move that way, and to pass it like this. And you think, "Can they even play themselves"? Well here is your chance to see! The teacher volleyball team have been practicing every morning at 6 am and are ready to show you their stuff. The teachers know that the girls team don't stand a chance.

See you on the court.

The Teacher Team

LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE

This announcement is for any Dante student - or staff member - who has ever wanted to learn sign language!
Now's your chance to communicate using signs in a fun, relaxed environment! Come to a brief information meeting in Room 322 on Tuesday March 6th. That's tomorrow!
Hope to see you all there!

Thanks
Ms. Arnold & Ms. Florio

STOP THE STIGMA TEAM

The Stop the Stigma team is reminded of their meeting on Monday March 5, 2012 after school in portable 3.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

MODEL UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

Last week, 5 students participated in a Model United Nations Assembly hosted by Chaminade College. The students represented countries including Russia, Serbia, Greece, Uganda, and even the Star Wars planet Corusscant. We are very proud of our Dante representatives. They worked hard researching and writing resolutions, debating and actively participating in the Model UN. They represented Dante so very well. Congratulations to Sara Mottola, Jonathan Ribeiro, Lexie Simoes, Julianna Spinotti, and award winner for Humanitarian endeavours, Ricardo Benavides.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

GIVE PEACE A DANCE AT LORETTO COLLEGE

This coming Wednesday, March 7th, Ill Skillz and Dante graduate MC Clas'sick aka Brandon Gomes will be performing at Give Peace a Dance at Loretto College. Give Peace a Dance is a multi-genre concert put together by Loretto College's Me 2 We team to raise funds for various anti-violence organizations. The show begins promptly at 4pm and will feature the talents of many talented young people from across the city. Tickets are available at the door.

Thank you

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

COLLECTION OF USED BATTERIES

Good morning Dante!

The Me-to-We Committee is continuing its collection of used batteries all of this week! Did you know that the zinc from a used battery is used to help alleviate the zinc deficiency crisis throughout Africa?

We are community of caring individuals and must take action! Please bring in your used batteries and drop them off in the Library or Room 214 (Main) or Ms. Gaspar’s Room (Beatrice)!

We are the change Dante!

Thank you!
Ms. Bafundi

Friday, March 2, 2012

STOP THE STIGMA TEAM

The Stop the Stigma team is reminded of their meeting on Monday March 5, 2012 after school in Portable 3.

Thanks
Ms. Stock

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY HOUR OPPORTUNITIES??

Volunteer in the St. Patrick's Day Parade
Sunday March 11th, 2012
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

SEE GUIDANCE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Thanks
Ms. Mavrogiannis

ONTARIO BAR ASSOCIATION'S SECONDARY SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL TOURNAMENT

Law Week is fast approaching and the Department of Canadian & World Studies is looking for any interested Dante students who would like to participate in the Ontario Bar Association's Secondary School Mock Trial Tournament. A brief information meeting will be held after school on Monday March 5th in Room 309.

Thank you
Ms. Tonelli

Thursday, March 1, 2012

BAND REHEARSAL AFTER SCHOOL

This is a reminder for Grade 10 Band that their is a rehearsal after school today.

Thanks
Ms. Pilaf

BADMINTON

Attention all students interested in trying out for Badminton. Tryouts start today after school at Dante in the main gym and from today until tomorrow. Please meet afterschool in front of the gym.

Thank you
Mr. Sampogna
and Mr. Quattrini