Wednesday, December 18, 2013

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

On Volleyball news....
On Monday the junior girls volleyball team travel to CHAT for our game.

After a hard fought first game win....the girls won the match in the third game.


Congratulation girls.  Please check in to the Dante Twitter account for any twits for upcoming practices in the new year.

Thanks
Ms. Pescador

Thursday, December 12, 2013

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

          The following students:

 Patrick Amorim, Gianluca Bellissimo, Alex Molina,  Alex Chazi, Sergio Chazi, Christopher Cifuentes, Tory Dryden, Kristopher Garcia, Dillon Gordon, Garnett Graham,  Gianlucas Perez, and Jason Rites  are reminded of their indoor soccer tournament tomorrow Friday Dec. 13. The tournament games will be played even if there is inclement weather.

The school bus will leave at 7:00 am. so you must make sure you arrive at Dante by 6:45 am to board the school bus. You are also reminded to bring your student I.D. #, indoor soccer shoes, shin guards, black shorts and your water bottle to the tournament.

Jason Rites is reminded to return his permission form to Mr. Turco either today or tomorrow morning.


Dillon Gordon is reminded to hand in his final payment to Mr. Turco either today or tomorrow morning.

Thanks
Mr. Turco and Mr. Aldea

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Attention Jr. Girls Volleyball Team


PRACTICE is cancelled today and rescheduled for TOMORROW after school at main campus.

Thanks
Ms. Pescador

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CHRISTMAS COOKIES

The Breakfast Club will be providing Christmas Cookies on Friday and we will be delivering them to your class.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Photography Exhibition in Room 106C Thursday and Friday December 12 &13, 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY: Grade 11, 12

VISUAL ART: Grade 10, 11/12

Come for a short visit with your class during Period 4!

Thanks
Ms. Pikula

TRIP FOR FRENCH STUDENTS

Madame Alaimo would like to meet with all French students who are interested and who have to submit paperwork for the Ottawa/Montreal trip today at 3:00 pm in room 306.

Thanks
Madame Alaimo

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ME TO WE

Me to We meeting is cancelled today!


Thank you
Ms. Saunders

STEP UP TO DANCE

If you missed STEP UP TO DANCE last week, don't worry there will be a second dance showcase on Thursday December 12 for friends and family. Starting at 7:00 pm in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased periods 2 and 3 in the auditorium from Ms. Dimza for $5.00.

Special performances by returning graduates and much more. Also including a photography exhibit by
Ms. Pikula
students. Come out and show your Dante peers support.

See you there!
Ms. Dimza

Monday, December 9, 2013

2014 FOREST OF READING

ATTENTION STUDENTS

The 2014 Forest of Reading - White Pine fiction Novels and non-fiction books, featuring Canadian authors have finally arrived. Be sure to visit the Library this week to view the new book arrivals that are ready to be signed out..........

and remember ......

the more you read, the more you know.....
the more you know, the smarter you grow.......

Thanks
Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro
Librarian

STUDENT SUCCESS HOMEWORK CLUB

Student Success Homework Club
Dec 9th to Dec 18th 2:35-3:35 pm in Room 212

Do you need extra help with your assignments? Do you need a quiet place to do your homework? If so, go to Room 212 right after school today to get the help you need.

Thanks
Ms. Correia
Student Success

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

          The following students:

 Patrick Amorim, Gianluca Bellissimo, Alex Molina,  Alex Chazi, Sergio Chazi, Christopher Cifuentes, Tory Dryden, Kristopher Garcia, Dillon Gordon, Garnett Graham,  Gianlucas Perez, and Jason Rites  are reminded of their indoor soccer tournament this Friday Dec. 13.


The school bus will leave at 7:00 am so you must make sure you arrive at Dante by 6:45 am to board the school bus. You are also reminded to bring your student I.D. #, indoor soccer shoes, shin guards and your water bottle to the tournament

Thanks
Mr. Aldea and Mr. Turco

Thursday, November 28, 2013

FIRST SPIRIT DAY

Hey Dante!

Our first Spirit Day will now be this coming Tuesday, December 3rd, so remember to show some spirit and wear any Spirit Wear with uniform pants! Just a reminder that you can also wear your Spirit Wear every Friday as long as you're wearing uniform pants. Students who ordered new Spirit Wear will receive their sweaters today. You must pick up your new Spirit Wear in Room 303 on the third floor. Spirit Wear distribution will begin before school starts, continued during all lunches, and concluded after school. Let's show some school spirit Dante!

Thanks
Student Council

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION INC.

Students of Dante Alighieri are you thinking of learning to drive? Remember you'll only do it once!

Join Bell Driver Education Inc. for the After School Program at 

DANTE ALIGHIERI ACADEMY

ORIENTATION DATE: Tuesday December 03, 2013

START DATE: To be determined at Orientation

FROM: 3:00 to 6:00 pm in Portable #4


  • MTO approved courses in driver education.
  • 20 informative in class hours once a week for seven weeks
  • 10 hrs of in car, instructions with free pick-up and drop off
  • Students will be certified on-line for DLH (Drivers licence history) upon completion of course and entitles the student to a discount on insurance rates.
Driving is a lifetime career
Enroll and learn to master safe driving

Information & Registration forms available at: MAIN OFFICE

For more information call: 416-551-1818





MONTREAL/OTTAWA TRIP FOR ALL FRENCH STUDENTS

A reminder to all French students wanting to go to Montreal/Ottawa in April. There is an important parent information meeting tonight (November 28th) at St. Basil's highschool at 7:00!

Thanks
Ms. Alaimo

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

GRAD WEAR

TO ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS

Today is the very last day to buy your Grad Wear. Student Council will be selling Grad Wear during all lunches in the cafeteria for only $25! Remember your last year at Dante by purchasing Grad Wear today!

Thanks
Student Council

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"STEP UP 2 DANCE"

Do you enjoy Hip-hop, Salsa and Contemporary dance?

Do you like watching people perform?

On Thursday December 5th, join us for "Step Up 2 Dance" showcase held in the auditorium
periods 2 and 4.

$2.00 will be collected by those teachers who wish to take their classes down to watch the show.

We will also be selling tickets for friends and family to come and watch "Step Up 2 Dance"
on December 12th at 7:00 pm. For the small amount of $5.00. Also including an amazing photography exhibit by Ms. Pikula's students. You can get your tickets in the cafeteria during lunches.

Come out and help us to celebrate Christmas as one big happy Dante family!

Thanks
Ms. Dimza




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

COLUMBUS VILLA CENTRE
SCHOOL OF MUSIC 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

DATES: December 10, 11 and 12 * Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a perfect opportunity for a high school student (16+) looking to support the community through any engaging volunteer experience. Your assistance will help enrich this festive event and provide you with opportunities to learn and develop valuable skills!

Contact Stephanie Mae Draker, Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant at
cultural@villacharities.com or 416-789-7011 ext. 248
for more information and to obtain an application form.

Deadline to apply: November 27, 2013

Thank you
L. Tonelli
Department Head
Canadian & World Studies



Monday, November 25, 2013

"WE SCARE HUNGER" FOOD DRIVE

HEY DANTE COMMUNITY

On behalf of the Me to We council we would like to thank everyone who contributed to our "We Scare Hunger" food drive.  In total the main campus raised 900 pounds of canned foods as well as another 200 at the Beatrice Campus. The food collected was donated to the North York Harvest Food Bank, which services more than 13,000 visits each month. Each year this number continues to grow. Your donations were very much appreciated, once again thank you and keep up the good work Dante.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

HEALTHY SNACK DAY

A Message from Student Council

Today is yet another Healthy Snack Day! Student Council will be visiting Period 2 classes today to deliver chocolate milk to anyone who would like a healthy drink! We do caution that everyone throw away any garbage in the proper disposal bins to maintain a clean Dante environment! Starting next month, Snacks will be distributed once every two weeks alternating between Tuesday and Thursday. We encourage everyone to also eat healthy outside of school, and thank you for choosing a healthier lifestyle Dante!

Thanks
Student Council




SPIRIT DAY CANCELLED

ATTENTION TO ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF

Spirit Day is no longer this Tuesday November 26th due to delivery complications. Spirit Day will be postponed to another day this week. Everyone is to be in proper uniform on Tuesday. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and we hope you enjoy your healthy drinks during Period 2!

Thanks
Student Council

Friday, November 22, 2013

SPIRIT WEAR

Hey Dante!
Our  first Spirit Day will be this coming Tuesday, November 26th, so remember to show some spirit and wear any Spirit Wear Sweater with uniform pants! Just a reminder that you can also wear your Spirit Wear every Friday as long as you're wearing uniform pants. Students who ordered new Spirit Wear will receive their sweaters on Monday November 25th. Let's show some school spirit Dante!

Thanks
Student Council

GRAD WEAR

ATTENTION ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS

I know you're all excited to graduate, but think about it.. In 10 years you're going to want something to remember your times here at Dante. What better way to keep your memories with you after graduating than to buy a Grad Shirt? Student Council has extended sales until Wednesday November 27th. We will be selling Grad Wear during all lunches in the cafeteria for only $25! Wednesday will be the last selling date, so buy them soon!

Thanks
Student Council

DENTAL SCREENING

FREE dental screening will continue Monday only.  You may be eligible for free dental treatment including professional dental cleaning. Complete dental exam or dental fillings available to full-time high school students. Pick-up forms today from Ms. Catania in the Main office.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

AMBASSADOR MEETING

There will be an Ambassador meeting today in the Chapel after school.

Thanks
Ms. Lopes

JUNIOR AND SENIOR BASKETBALL TEAM

In Basketball News.  The junior and senior basketball team went into hostile territory to face a new opponent in St. Frere Andre.  A new french school downtown.  The juniors played hard but came up short.  However the seniors battled the french school that with the crowd on their side would not go away.  St. Frere Andre kept hitting 3 pointer after three pointer.  The seniors led by Pedro Salazar and Akeem Williams on the defensive end regulated the attack and steadied the boys to a convincing 58 to 52 Victory.  Game number 2 will be played at home with the visiting Marshall Mcluhan this Thursday.


Anson Blackburn
Secondary Student Supervisor/Coach


INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR MATHEMATICS CONTEST

A reminder to all students writing the Intermediate and Senior Mathematics contest will do so tomorrow Thursday November 21 during Period 1 and 2 in Portable 7.

Thanks
Mr. Quaglietta

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

GRADUATION PHOTOS

ATTENTION ALL GRADUATES

Brightpics will be here on Tuesday November 26, 2013 from 11:15 am to 1:15 pm for you to sign up for your graduation photos. They will be located near the cafeteria. It is important that you sign up in order for you to be part of your Grad composite!

Thanks
Brightpics

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

The following students:

Patrick Amorim, Gianluca Bellissimo, Alex Molina, Alex Chazi, Sergio Chazi, Christopher Cifuentes, Tory Dryden, Kristopher Garcia, Dillon Gordon, Garnett Graham, Gianlucas Perez, and Jason Rits must see Mr. Aldea tomorrow after the morning announcements in Portable 12. Ask your teacher for permission to leave the class after the announcements so that  you can see Mr. Aldea on Portable 12.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea/Mr. Turco

DANTE BREAKFAST CLUB

The Breakfast Club is happy to announce that we will be providing breakfast 4 days a week. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:30-8:15. Everyone is welcomed! As well, for those students that may have forgotten their lunch or missed the breakfast club we will be providing snacks like bagels, toast & condiments at the front of the Cafeteria during all 3 lunches.

Thank you
Mr. F. Aldea

Monday, November 18, 2013

TEENS CATCHING FIRE

Teens Catching Fire

Get ready to enter the arena for the second time. Test your survival skills and if you are the ultimate victor, you will win a prize. Thursday November 21, 2013 4:00 pm ages 12-19. Register by calling
(416)394-1000.

Please see Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro in the Library for further details.


LIBRARY NEWS -NEW BOOK ARRIVALS

Be sure to visit the Library this week to view the new book arrivals that are ready to be signed out.....
and......
remember.......the more you read, the more you know....the more you know, the smarter you grow.

Thanks
Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro
Librarian

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The Senior Girls Volleyball season is fast approaching.For those girls interested in joining, there will be tryouts on Thursday November 14th at 2:45 pm at Main Campus.
See you there!

Thank you
Mr. Gallo and Ms.Sangiorgio

CHRISTMAS TALENT SHOW

A message from Ms. Reedy

Attention any students interested in participating in a Drama performance: On Monday November 18th, we will begin working on our Christmas Skit for the Christmas Talent Show. Any students interested are to meet in the Auditorium at Main Campus after school on Monday.


HUMANITARIAN AID FOR THE PHILIPPINES

As you may all know, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, which destroyed buildings, crops, and infrastructure across several islands, leaving thousands dead. Estimates suggest more than 9.5 million people are in need of aid across nine provinces and more than 600,000 have been forced from their homes. To support humanitarian aid for the Philippines, the Toronto Catholic District School Board is encouraging all students, teachers, and staff from Dante to participate in a Toonie Tuesday on November 19th to support relief efforts in the country. Student Council will be visiting Homeroom classes on Monday, November 18th and Tuesday November 19th to collect donations from students, teachers and staff who would like to support the humanitarian aid for the Philippines. We are asking for a $2 or more contribution from anyone who would like to participate. The money collected from our school will be sent to the Archdiocese of Toronto, and the Canadian Government has pledged to match donations made. Our hearts go out to our brothers and sisters in the Philippines, and we offer our prayers for the victims of this natural disaster and those who have been displaced from friends and family.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

MONTREAL/OTTAWA TRIP FOR FRENCH STUDENTS

Madame Alaimo would like to meet with all French students interested in going to Montreal/Ottawa in April. The meeting will take place on Tuesday November 19th at 3:00 in Room 306.

Thank you
Mrs. Alaimo

GRAD WEAR

Student Council will be selling Grad Wear from November 18 to 22 of next week. We will be visiting Grade 12 homeroom classes and selling during all lunches.

Thanks
Student Council

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


Attention: Junior Girls Volleyball Team of last Year.

 There will be a team photo taken after school today in the main gym.

Thanks Ms. Pescador 

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUT

There will be a FINAL Junior Boys Basketball tryout tomorrow morning at 7 am here at
Main Campus.

Be on time!

Thanks
Mr. Blackburn



Monday, November 11, 2013

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL SEASON

The Senior Girls Volleyball season is fast approaching. For those girls interested in joining, there will be tryouts on Wednesday November 13th and Thursday November 14th at 3:00 pm at Main Campus. See you there!

Thank you
Mr. Gallo and Ms. Sangiorgio

CSUNA

A reminder that all CSUNA members must attend a mandatory meeting at 2:45 on Monday in Portable 18. If  you cannot make it, please see Ms. Sangiorgio in advance.

Thank you
Ms. Sangiorgio

Friday, November 8, 2013

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

The senior girls volleyball season is fast approaching. For those girls interested in joining, there will be tryouts on Wednesday November 13th and Thursday November 14th at 3:00 pm at Main Campus.

See you there!

Mr. Gallo and Ms. Sangiorgio


VETERAN'S WEEK

Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veteran's Week. During this week, hundreds of commemorative ceremonies and events will take place across the country to recognize the achievements of our Veterans and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The year 2013 marks the 95th anniversary of the end of the First World War. At the beginning of 1918, the conflict had been raging for almost three and a half years and the front lines in France and Belgium had moved little since the opening months of the fighting. Both the Allies and the Germans had repeatedly tried to launch major offensives to break the stalemate but had failed. In the spring of that year, however, the Germans launched an offensive that saw them advance to within 70 kilometres of Paris before they were stopped.

On August 8, 1918, the Allies hit back and launched the Battle of Amiens. The Canadians were at the spearhead of this attack which saw a major breakthrough on what one enemy commander would call "the black day of the German Army." The Allies seized the momentum and continued the pressure. Our soldiers would be called on to lead the way in victory after victory during the series of battles fought in the late summer and fall of 1918 that came to be known as "Canada's Hundred Days."

The Canadians fought courageously through the Hindenberg Line, across the Canal du Nord and into Cambrai, before finding themselves in Mons, Belgium, on November 11, 1918 - the day the Armistice that finally ended the fighting in the First World War went into effect. Their success came at a high price, however, with more than 6,800 Canadian Soldiers being killed and approximately 39,000 wounded during the last three months of the conflict.


JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Junior Girls Basketball team will have a brief meeting and a practice at Main Campus after school today.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith

Thursday, November 7, 2013

POPPY CAMPAIGN

The Canadian &World Studies Department is set to begin the Poppy Campaign at Dante. The Poppy Campaign will begin on Monday November 4th to Monday November 11th.

Students will be visiting Period 1 classes during the Poppy Campaign and asking Dante students for a donation to receive their poppy which everyone will wear at the Remembrance Day Assembly.

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!


VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

Gianluca Bellissimo, Alex Chazi, and Kristopher Garcia must hand in their payment to Mr. Turco tomorrow Nov. 8 after the morning announcements in Portable 6.

Christopher Cifuentes and Tory Dryden must hand in their permission form and payment to Mr. Turco tomorrow Nov. 8 after the morning announcements in Portable 6.

If the permission form and payment are not handed in to Mr. Turco tomorrow, it will hinder your opportunity to participate in the indoor soccer tournament. It is very important that both, permission form and payment, be handed in tomorrow after the morning announcements to Mr. Turco in Portable 6.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea and Mr. Turco

SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

Yesterday afternoon the Senior Girls Basketball teams season came to an end with a 41-35 loss to Jean Vanier in the quarter-finals. Ms. Medeiros and Mr. DiNicolantonio would like to congratulate the girls on their season and thank you to Akeem, Jermaine and Akeem for their assistance in score keeping.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY

Any student wishing to participate in the Remembrance Day Assembly is asked to attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday November 7 in Room 309 at Dante main campus.

Thank you
Ms. Tonelli
Department Head
Canadian and World Studies

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

VETERAN'S WEEK

Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans’ Week. During this week, hundreds of commemorative ceremonies and events will take place across the country to
recognize the achievements of our Veterans and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

More than 93,000 Canadian men and women served in the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. They took part in Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily on July 10, 1943, and helped take the strategically important Mediterranean island. The offensive resulted in Italy overthrowing dictator Benito Mussolini and formally surrendering. Germany, however, refused to see the country fall to the Allies. It moved its soldiers in to fight and the campaign continued. Next up were landings in mainland Italy on September 3, 1943, and the Canadians would join the long, tough advance up the peninsula. The many mountains, deep valleys and rivers gave the determined German defenders a great advantage. Despite it all, the Canadians helped push the enemy back in a series of battles through places like Ortona, the Liri Valley and Rimini.


As it turned out, our soldiers would not be part of the final Allied victory in Italy. They were transferred in February 1945 to join the First Canadian Army fighting in Northwest Europe. More than 26,000 Canadians became casualties during the Italian Campaign, including nearly 6,000 who gave their lives.

CANADIAN INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR MATH CONTEST

Students in Grade 10 to 12 interested in writing the Canadian Imtermediate & Senior Math Contest are to do so today after school with Mr. Quaglietta in Portable 9.

Thanks
Mr. Quaglietta

SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

Members of the Senior Girls Basketball team are to meet with Mr. DiNicolantonio in the gym immediately after the announcements.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY


Any student wishing to participate in the Remembrance Day Assembly is asked to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, November 6 in Room 309 at Dante main campus.

Thank you,
L. Tonelli
Department Head
Canadian and World Studies

RECYCLED CELL PHONES

The Ecoteam is continuing to collect recycled cell phones, charges etc. during all lunches. Please enter to win some great prizes!

Thank you,

Ms. Tonelli
Department Head 
Canadian and World Studies

NOVEMBER IS THE MONTH OF PEACE

Hey Dante! This Month of November is the month of Peace. So a question to you is How does society’s greed lead to non peaceful situations around natural resources? We are always trying to have what is bigger and better and forget the little things we actually need in order to live peacefully and happily.
Thank you,
L. Tonelli
Department Head
Canadian and World Studies

ME-TO-WE MEETING

This message is for all members of Me-To-We.  Today's Me-to-We meeting is cancelled.  There will be no Me-to-We meeting today.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders


VETERANS' WEEK

Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans’ Week. During this week, hundreds of commemorative ceremonies and events will take place across the country to recognize the achievements of our Veterans and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

After years of rising tensions, North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950. This act of aggression triggered an international crisis in the place traditionally known as the “Land of the Morning Calm.”  
The United Nations (UN) voted to send a multinational force to the Far East to intervene. More than 26,000 Canadians would serve during the Korean War. In the summer of 1950, the Royal Canadian Navy sent destroyers to patrol the waters off Korea and the Royal Canadian Air Force began air transport runs between North America and Asia. The Canadian Army would soon send ground forces and our soldiers saw heavy action in places like Kapyong, Chail’li, Hill 355 and “the Hook.” Sadly, 516 Canadians gave their lives in service during the war.

An Armistice that ended more than three years of fighting was finally signed on July 27, 1953.  Seven thousand Canadians would continue to serve there in a peacekeeping role, with the last ones only leaving in 1957. No peace treaty was ever signed to formally end the war, however, and tensions along the border between North Korea and South Korea remain. 

2013 marks the 60
thanniversary of the signing of the Armistice and has been designated the “Year of the Korean War Veteran” in Canada. Let’s make it a year to remember!

Monday, November 4, 2013

DANCE

Students who perform in Bachata for grade 10 in Open House report to the Auditorium after school for a brief meeting.

Thanks
Ms. Dimza

POPPY CAMPAIGN

The Canadian & World Studies Department is set to begin the Poppy Campaign at Dante. The Poppy Campaign will begin on Monday November 4th to Monday, November 11th. Students will be visiting
Period 1 classes during the Poppy Campaign and asking Dante students for a donation to receive their poppy which everyone will wear at the Remembrance Day Assembly. 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!

Ms. Tonelli
Canadian & World Studies Department




REMEMBRANCE DAY - VETERANS' WEEK

Remembrance Day 

Each year, from November 5 to 11, Canadians join together to celebrate Veterans’ Week. During this week, hundreds of commemorative ceremonies and events will take place across the country to recognize the achievements of our Veterans and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Let us begin by remembering an important battle from WWI.

We would like to commemorate the soldiers who were part of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917.  The hard fought battle started at 5:30 am on April 9, Easter Monday, and lasted four days. On the battlefield, Canadian soldiers proved their bravery, creativity, devotion and exceptional military skill.  After the Canadians captured the ridge, the hardest point being kept by the Germans, Canadians won a reputation as one of the toughest and best fighting soldiers in the world. This battle helped Canada become a nation – one devoted to the pursuit of freedom. We would like to thank these soldiers who served our country and risked their lives for peace and to help ensure we have freedom to enjoy today.

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

Patrick Amorim, Gianluca Bellissimo, Alex Molina, Alex Chazi, Sergio Chazi, Christopher Cifuentes, Tory Dryden, Kristopher Garcia, Dillon Gordon, Garnett Graham, Gianlucas Perez, and Jason Rits must see Mr. Turco today after the morning announcements in Portable 6 to hand in the permission form and payment. Ask your teacher for permission to leave the class after the announcements so that you hand in the permission form and payment to Mr. Turco today in Portable 6.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea/Mr. Turco

Friday, November 1, 2013

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

In Basketball News...............

The Junior girls basketball team will be having their practice at main campus today.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith

WE SCARE HUNGER FOOD DRIVE

Hey Dante

Our We Scare Hunger Food Drive is on for only a few more days.

So far, we have filled about half of the donation box, which is located at the entrance to the school.

Remember, all the food you donate goes to the North York Harvest Food Bank, a local food bank that provides food for families in your community.

Did you know that 38% of food bank users are teenagers, just like you and me?

Me-to-We at Dante challenge every student to bring in at least one item of non-perishable food. If you all do this, we will overflow the food bin!

Dante Be the Change: Help us Scare Hunger this Halloween!

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

Members of the Senior Girls Basketball team are asked to meet in the gym at 3:00 pm today in their basketball uniforms in order to take their team picture.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

HALLOWEEN COSTUME GUIDELINES

Halloween Costumes Guidelines

1. Must be appropriate
2. Must be creative
3. Can be funny or scary (no offensive costumes)
4. Cannot be just casual clothes
5. No masks or fake weapons

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

Patrick Amorim, Gianluca Bellissimo, Alex Molina, Alex Chazi, Sergio Chazi, Christopher Cifuentes, Tory Dryden, Kristopher Garcia, Dillon Gordon, Garnett Graham, Gianlucas Perez and Jason Rites must see Mr. Aldea today after school in Portable 12. It is imperative that you see Mr. Aldea after school today in Portable 12.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea/ Mr. Turco

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Last night in the Dante gym the Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team's season came to an end after a hard fought 3 games to 1 loss to St. Michael's Choir. Mr. Petracco would like to thank the members of the team for all their hard work and commitment to the team throughout the season.  Reminder to team members to return their jerseys to Mr. Petracco as soon as possible.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

LAST DAY FOR SPIRIT WEAR

Hey Dante!

A reminder that today is the last day to buy your newly designed Spirit Wear! Student Council will be selling Spirit Wear in the cafeteria during all lunches today. Prices range from $30 to $40. Today is the LAST AND FINAL DAY to buy your Spirit Wear so get your spirit on by buying the new Spirit Wear and putting it on every Friday!

Thanks
Student Council

HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN CONTEST

Hey Dante!

This Halloween we have events planned specifically for you! During Period 1 you will get to carve a pumpkin with your homeroom class! The homeroom class that has the best pumpkin will win a free breakfast! Drop by the Student Council table during all lunches on Halloween Day and buy your candy apples for $3! YES, ONLY $3! And finally, to end off your day there will be a costume contest! The best costume wins a prize! So let's get our freak on Dante!

Thanks
Student Council

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

In Basketball News:

The Junior Girls basketball team had a fantastic win against Father John Redmond last night.

All their hard work and dedication paid off as they scored over 40 points.

Our final home game of the year is this Wednesday against Michael Power and yes we still have a pair of Raptor tickets to give away....so come on out!!!!

Thanks
Mr. Griffith




Monday, October 28, 2013

HALLOWEEN DAY

Ready for some fun on Halloween? If you're talking about dressing up, I think it's childish! Well, if you wear a really awesome costume you can enter into the costume contest! OH REALLY? Well then I should go search for my costume then. Hey! I' m not done talking! Student Council is also doing a pumpkin-carving contest with homeroom classes, and the best part is that the winning class GETS A FREE BREAKFAST! Oh, I should start planning my design with my homeroom class!!! Wait, I'm not done! We're also selling Candy Apples in the Cafeteria for $3.00 on Halloween Day!!! So don't miss out!

Thanks
Student Council

SPIRIT WEAR

Hey Dante, did you miss out on Spirit Wear? Not to worry because Student Council will be selling Spirit Wear this coming Tuesday October 29th in the cafeteria during all lunches. The prices range from $30 to $40. This will be the last and final day to buy your Spirit Wear so don't miss out!

Thanks
Student Council


WE SCARE HUNGER

Students who brought Non-perishable food for the We Scare Hunger Food Drive should come down to place their donations in the donation box.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

In Junior Boys Soccer action, Dante played Mons. Percy Johnson on Friday at home. Dante lost 3-1, Dante played a tough game and unfortunately were not successful in defeating Percy Johnson our sole goal was scored by Reginald Laryea. Dante's coaching staff would like to thank all the boys on the soccer team to a fantastic season.

Thanks
Mr. Sampogna

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER


The following students Patrick Amorim, Gianluca Bellissimo, Alex Molina, Alex Chazi, Sergio Chazi, Cifuentes, Christopher Tory Dryden, Kristopher Garcia, Dillon Gordon, Garnett Graham, Gianlucas Perez, and Jason Rites must see Mr. Aldea this Wed. Oct. 30 after school in portable 12. It is imperative that you see Mr. Aldea after school on 
Wed. Oct. 30. in portable 12.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea/Mr. Turco

SENIOR AND JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL


Those students who intend to try out for the Dante Senior and Junior Boys Basketball team, there will be a final tryout/practice this afternoon at 3 pm at the Beatrice Campus. Board the Shuttle bus at the end of the day that goes to Beatrice.

  
Thanks  

 Anson Blackburn/Daniel Vigna

Friday, October 25, 2013

WATER BOTTLE CHALLENGE

Have you finished drinking your water? What are you going to do with your empty water bottle? Why not trade in your empty water bottle for some candy? The Eco Team will be collecting empty water bottles during lunch starting Monday October 21st to 25th. We will also be collecting water bottles during 4th period. What are we doing with all these water bottles you might ask? We will be making a water bottle art installation to promote recycling. So come trade in your bottles for some Halloween treats.

Thank you
The Eco Team

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

A reminder to the Jr. Boys Soccer team that their next playoff game is a quarter-final match against Monsignor Johnson occurring today (Fri) at 3:00 pm sharp. You must be on the Dante Field immediately after school.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna
& Mr. Turco

Thursday, October 24, 2013

SPIRIT WEAR

Student Council will be selling Spirit Wear during Parent Teacher Interviews tonight starting at
5:30 pm. Prices range from $30.00 to $40.00. Hope to see you there tonight.

Thanks
Student Council

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

A reminder to the Jr. Boys Soccer team that their next playoff game is a quarter-final match against Monsignor Johnson occurring tomorrow (Fri) at 3:00 pm sharp. You must be on the Dante Field immediately after school.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna
& Mr. Turco

POTENTIAL GRADUATES

ATTENTION ALL POTENTIAL GRADUATES

Grad registration takes place next Wednesday October 30th 8:30-9:30 am in the cafeteria. This is purposely scheduled on a late start date so students will not miss class time. Those students planning to attend the graduation ceremony must take their gown measurements and pay $150.00 cash only. Alternatively, students can put a $75.00 CASH ONLY deposit down and pay the balance at the end of this semester.

Thanks
Mrs. Mavrogiannis
Student Services  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DANTE SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Last night in the Dante gym the Dante Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team battled back from being down 2 games to 1 to defeat C.H.A.T. 3 games to 2, improving their season record to 6 wins and 3 losses.

Teachers are reminded to please dismiss the members of the team at 1:20 pm today for their game at C.H.A.T.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

In soccer action yesterday, the Junior Boys Soccer Team defeated 
Thomas Merton 2-0 in their first playoff game. Both goals were scored by Daniel Dos Santos. The game was a wild one with cold, sweat, and tears. A rollercoaster of emotion swept over the entire soccer field. In fact, the game had reached such a fever pitch, that even Mr. D'Onofrio felt compelled to run onto the field at the end of the game and give his warm embrace to the players and coaches. Thank you!

Our next game - is a quarter-final match that takes place at 3:00 pm this Friday against Monsignor Percy Johnson

Practice is cancelled today, but there is a mandatory meeting today after school at the Dante Campus in Room 302.

Thanks
Mr. Galati, Mr. Sampogna, 
and Mr. Turco

WATER BOTTLE CHALLENGE

Have you finished drinking your water? What are you going to do with your empty water bottle? Why not trade in your empty water bottle for some candy? The Eco Team will be collecting empty water bottles during lunch starting Monday October 21st to 25th. We will also be collecting water bottles during 4th period. What are we doing with all these water bottles you might ask? We will be making a water bottle art installation to promote recycling. So come trade in your bottles for some Halloween treats.

Thank you
The Eco Team

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Junior Boys Basketball tryouts will begin on Wednesday October 23. They will be held at 3 pm in the Beatrice Gym. Anybody interested in joining the team must attend.

Thanks
Mr. Blackburn and Mr. Vigna

TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT

Yesterday Dante's Tennis Team competed at the TDCAA Tennis Championship Tournament at the Mayfair Indoor Tennis Courts. Marco De Sousa and Virna Rodriguez won their Quarter-Final Match 8 games to 6, but lost in the Semi-Finals. They then went on to compete in the Bronze Metal Match but finished 4th overall. Mr. Quattrini would like to congratulate both players for their excellent achievement.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

SPIRIT WEAR

HEY EVERYONE!

Are you excited for Spirit Wear? I know I am! This year, Student Council has new Spirit Wear and we would love you to wear it every Friday! See it for yourself during all lunches this week until October 25th in the Cafeteria and get yours soon! The first 20 people get a free gift with purchase, prices range from $30 to $40. Go Monarchs!

Thanks
Student Council

EMPTY WATER BOTTLE COLLECTION

We are asking for an Eco Ambassador from all Period 4 classes to bring down all recycling bins full of your empty water bottles for Eco Team.

Thanks
Eco Team


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

We Scare Hunger is back at Dante. Me-to-We @ Dante is sponsoring our annual Food Drive, which will take place during the days leading up to Halloween.  Students are asked to bring donations of non-Perishable food items to school, and deposit them in the Donation Box at the located in the school's main entrance. The need for food donations is great.  Just under one million people in Canada rely on a food bank each week. 

We are called by God to love our neighbor, especially when our neighbor is in need.

This Halloween, let's Scare Hunger.

Thanks
M. Saunders

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JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Junior boys basketball tryouts will begin on Wednesday October 23.  They will be held at 3 pm in the Beatrice gym.  Anybody interested in joining the team must attend.

Mr. Blackburn and Mr. Vigna


JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The grade 10 students on the Jr. Boys' Soccer team are reminded of their playoff game today against Merton. The team players must report to Dante's soccer field after school today by 2:50 in order to prepare for the soccer match against Merton.

Thanks
Mr. Galati

Monday, October 21, 2013

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

Just thought I would take a moment to send a message to our Dante Staff, inviting you to come watch the Junior Girls Basketball team take on Don Bosco at home tomorrow.

It is sure to be an exciting game as the girls have been working harder than ever to get the big "W".

Simply by coming to tomorrows game you will receive a ballot to win some great prizes including either a Toronto Raptors golf shirt or a pair of Toronto Raptor tickets!

Game starts at 3:15.

Hope to see some of you there!

Thanks
Allan Griffith

SPIRIT WEAR

D double A, D double A, what! Hey guys! Student Council will be selling Spirit Wear all week from October 21st to the 25th during all lunches! The best part is, we have new designs and styles this year that you can wear every Friday, and the first 20 people get a free gift with purchase! The prices range from $30 to $40. Drop by the Student Council table in the cafeteria to purchase your Spirit Wear today!

Thanks
Student Council

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER TEAM

The grade 10 students on the Jr. Boys' soccer team are reminded of their playoff game tomorrow against Merton. The team players must report to Dante's soccer field after school tomorrow by 2:45 in order to prepare for the soccer match against Merton.

Thanks
Mr. Galati

Thursday, October 17, 2013

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

There will be a practice for the Junior Boys Soccer team today (Thursday) after school on the Dante Field.

Thanks
Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna & Mr. Turco

FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

Thanks to all the Girls on the Field Hockey Team, Great Season and Great Field Hockey.

Please return uniform.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon/Mr. Gallo

SCHOOL LIBRARY

The Library will be closed today during period 4.

Thanks

SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

Those students who intend to try out for the Dante Senior Boys Basketball team, there will be a tryout this Thursday at 3 pm at the Beatrice Campus. Board the shuttle bus at the end of the day that goes to Beatrice.

Thanks
Anson Blackburn and Daniel Vigna

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

TENNIS YEARBOOK PHOTO

All tennis players are to meet in Portable 10 today after school for their team Yearbook Photo.  If you cannot attend please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Last night the Dante Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team improved their season record to 4 wins and 2 losses after a close 3 games to 1 victory over St. Basils.  Team members are reminded of their next game which will take place Thursday at McGuigan.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

Those students who intend to try out for the Dante Senior Boys Basketball team, there will be a tryout this Thursday at 3 pm at the Beatrice Campus. Board the Shuttle bus at the end of the day that goes to Beatrice.

 Thanks 
Anson Blackburn/Daniel Vigna

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER ACTION

In Junior Boys Soccer action, last week on Thursday. Dante played Bishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton at home. Dante defeated Marrocco with a score of  7-0. The goal scored by Filipe Assis 1, Tiron Dryden 1, Anderson Romero goal on a penalty shot, and Reginald Laryea 4, Jason Alvarado received a shut out. Dante's next game will be at home today at 3:30 pm against Michael Power, it will be the last regular season. Coaches would like to thank all the players and as well as the Dante Fans.

Go Dante Go!!!!!!!!!!!!

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

In Basketball News:

The Junior Girls Basketball practice will take place at the Beatrice Campus after school today.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith

CROSS COUNTRY OR TRACK AND FIELD PHOTOS

This is a message from Coach Griffith.................

If you ever ran on the Cross Country or Track and Field teams: your photos are now up on the Dante Academy website. If you played Basketball for either of the boys or girls teams: your photos are also up on the Dante Academy website.

How do you find your photos?

Simply go to www.danteacademy.ca
Click on Extra Curricular
Then click on Athletics


SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

A reminder to the Senior Girls Basketball Team of their practice today after school at Beatrice. Girls are to make sure they get on the shuttle bus as soon as possible.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio


JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

          The grade 10 students on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team are reminded of their game today against Michael Power.  The team players must report to Dante’s soccer field after school  today by 2:45 in order to prepare for the soccer match against Power.

Thanks
Mr. Galati

TENNIS YEARBOOK PHOTO

All tennis players are to meet in Portable 10 tomorrow after school for their team Yearbook Photo.  If you cannot attend please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

Thursday, October 10, 2013

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

Girls Field Hockey teams lost to Michael Power  2-1 goal scorer Cassandra Carreri, great hockey unlucky goal for Michael Power

REMINDER OF GAME TONIGHT AT HANGAR VS BISHOP ALLEN, PLEASE DISMISS AT 2 PM

Thanks
Coaches


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

Senior Girls Basketball team members are to be excused at 1:45 pm today for their game at Crawford Academy. Players are to meet at the front of the school.

Thanks
Mr. Di Nicolantonio

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

In yesterdays boys soccer action, Dante played Toronto West at home and defeated. There will be a mandatory soccer practice today after school at 3:00 pm. Dante's next game will be at home on Thursday October 10 at 3:30 pm against Thomas Merton.

Thanks
Mr. Sampogna

BREAKFAST CLUB THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

The breakfast club would like to invite all students and staff to a Thanksgiving breakfast from 7:30 to 8:15 on Thursday.  We will have scrambled eggs, bacon, english muffins, hash browns and chocolate waffles.  Please join us and have a great Thanksgiving.


Thanks 
Mr. Aldea and the 
Breakfast Club

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM 

 FOURTH WIN IN A ROW, GREAT TEAM EFFORT BY 

ALL
GOAL SCORERS PAULA TORRES X 2, VANESSA FLORES, AND KATHLEEN DASILVA
SHUTOUT MICHELLE AUGUSTO

NEXT GAME WEDNESDAY OCT 9TH ; AT THE HANGAR DISMISSAL AT 1PM GAME STARTS AT 2;30 PM

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT TEACHERS AND ADMIN

Coaches
Ms. Fearon


TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Yesterday Dante`s Tennis Team participated at the Qualifying Tennis Tournament at the Rexall Centre, York University.  Our Dante Boy`s Doubles Team Neven Hyde and Humberto Santos received a bye in the first round, they won their semifinal match 8-6 but lost in the Qualifying Championship Match.  Mr. Quattrini would like to thank all players who came out and played for Dante`s Tennis team. We look forward to seeing you next year.  

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

THANKSGIVING LUNCH SPECIAL IN CAFETERIA

THANKSGIVING LUNCH  SPECIAL
FOR ONLY $6.00
On
Thursday October 10

THIS LUNCH INCLUDES:
Turkey
Mash Potatoes
Stuffing
Corn & Peas

Come and enjoy!

Cafeteria Staff



SENIORS GIRLS BASKETBALL

Members of the Senior Girls Basketball Team are reminded of their meeting today after school in Room 202. All must attend!!!!

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

ME TO WE

The Me-to-We meeting is cancelled for this week only. There will be no meeting for Me-to-We this week.

Thanks
Ms. Saunders

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM WINS against Marhsall McLuhan This is the teams 4TH win  IN A ROW. GREAT GAME BY ALL TEAM MEMBERS

GOAL SCORERS ( PAULA TORRES SCORED 2, VANESSA FLORES SCORED 1 AND KATHLEEN DA SILVA SCORED 1)

GOAL TENDER MICHELLE AUGUSTO with a Shutout

NEXT GAME IS WEDNESDAY OCT 9TH DISMISSAL IS 1-PM AND GAME STARTS PROMPTLY AT 2;3O PM AT THE HANGAR

SEE YOUR TEACHERS FOR YOUR SCHOOL WORK

Coaches

Ms. Fearon/Mr. Gallo

Monday, October 7, 2013

TTC PHOTO ID

Students with a period one spare please see Ms. Catania for your TTC Photo ID card.

Thanks
Ms. Santoro
Vice-Principal

SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

A reminder to the Senior Girls Basketball team of their game today at Monsignor Johnson. Girls are to leave period 4 at 1:45 pm and board the bus at the front of the school as quickly as possible.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

DANTE GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

CONGRATULATIONS Dante Girls Field Hockey Team WINS against Loretto Abbey last Friday Night. 1-0 goal scorer Paula Torres, Shut-out Michelle Augusto. Great game by all team members, way to work together and produce the win.

REMINDER: Girls Field Hockey Team Members are to be Dismissed at 1:45 pm to Travel to McLuhan for their game against Marshall McLuhan tonight. Please remember to collect work from teachers.

Thank you
Ms. Fearon and Mr. Gallo

TENNIS PRACTICE

Tennis practice for today has been cancelled due to poor weather conditions.  There will be a mandatory meeting for all players today after school in Portable 10.  Players who have not yet paid their athletic fee or handed in their permission forms for tomorrow`s tournament at the Rexall Center must see Mr. Quattrini today after school or they will not be able to attend the tournament.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The grade 10 students on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team are reminded of their soccer game tomorrow against Toronto West. The team players must report to Dante’s soccer field after school  tomorrow by 2:45 in order to prepare for the soccer match against Toronto West.

Thanks
Mr. Galati


Friday, October 4, 2013

APPRENTICESHIP PRESENTATION

From the Co-op Department:

Students who have signed up  to attend this morning's Apprenticeship presentation are asked to go directly to the auditorium after period 1at 10 o'clock.


Only students who have already registered may attend.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor 

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

In yesterdays boys soccer action, Dante played Father Redmond to a 4-1 win over Redmond. Dante played a strong tough game, goals were scored by:

Laryea Regniald 1
Romero Anderson 1
Lessey Taivonte 1
Jimenez Aldair 1

Dante's coaching staff would like to thank the boys for a well played game. Our next game is at home on Tuesday October 8 against Toronto West French School. GO DANTE GO!!!!

Thanks
Mr. Sampogna

Thursday, October 3, 2013

TENNIS PRACTICE

There will be mandatory Tennis practice today after schoolPlayers are reminded to bring in their permission forms and athletic fee in order to play at the October 8th tournament at the Rexall Center, York University. If you cannot attend practice please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

Congratulations to the Girls Field Hockey Teeam on their WIN 1-0 against St. Basil's

Goal Scorer Paula Torres
Shut-out Michelle Augusto

Great Team Effort.

Next game Friday Oct 4th at McLuhan vs Loretto Abbey

Thanks

Mr. Gallo/Ms. Fearon

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

WELCOME BACK BBQ

Unfortunately our Welcome Back BBQ is cancelled. Student Council will be giving refunds back to the students who bought a ticket. On that day there will be normal cafeteria service.

Thank you
Student Council

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

In yesterdays boys soccer action, Dante played Bishop Allen to a 0-0 tie game. Dante played a strong tough game, but unfortunately weren't able to score a goal against a strong Allen Team. Jason Alvarado received the shut out. Dante's coaching staff would like to thank the boys for a well played game. Our next game is an away on Thursday October 3 against Father Redmond.

Thanks
Mr. Sampogna

ONTARIO YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Attention Grade 11 and 12 students.

There will be a presentation on the apprenticeship pathway on Friday October 4th at 10 am in the auditorium. 

A board representative for the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program will provide information and answer questions on a variety of careers like early childhood educator, cook and baker, electrician, plumber, hair stylist, carpenter...and many more.


Interested students MUST sign up in the guidance office prior to the presentation.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

GRADUATION PROM 2014

This year's Graduation Prom is only 8 months away!!!

Time to make plans!!

Any grade 12 students interested in joining this year's prom committee are invited to attend our first meeting

on Wednesday October 9th at 2:40 in room 204.

See you there.
Ms. Hebor


SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

Those students who intend to try out for the Senior Boys Basketball team, there will be a meeting this Thursday at 3 pm at Main Campus. Room to be announced later.


Thanks 
 Anson Blackburn/Daniel Vigna/Allan Griffith

TENNIS PRACTICE

There will be mandatory Tennis practice today and Thursday after schoolPlayers are reminded to bring in their permission forms and athletic fee in order to play at the October 8th tournament at the Rexall Center, York University. If you cannot attend practice please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

PHOTO RE-TAKE DAY

Photo Re-Take Day is on Monday October 7th.
Brightpics photographer will report to the Beatrice Campus @ 50 Ameer Ave for Period 1 (8:30 am) on the school stage for Grade 9 students and staff.

Brightpics photographer will report to the Main Campus @ 60 Playfair Ave for
Periods 2-4(10 am-2:30 pm) in the Conference Room for Grades 10-12 students and staff.

All name cards will be brought to the school sites by the photographer.

Thanks
Ms. Santoro
Vice-Principal





SCRABBLE CLUB

Just a reminder that the Dante Scrabble Club will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) after school in 
Portable 6.

"Spell you Later"

Thanks
Ms. Owen

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The grade 10 students on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team are reminded of their second league game today against Bishop Allen. Students who have not handed in their permission form with athletic payment must do so today. You may hand in permission form with the athletic payment to Mr. Galati. The team players must report to Dante’s soccer field after school  today by 2:45 in order to prepare for the soccer match against Allen.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

TENNIS PRACTICE


There will be mandatory Tennis practices  after school  Wednesday and Thursday  (weather permitting) at 3:00 pm at the Columbus Center Tennis Courts.  Players are reminded to bring in their permission forms and athletic fee for their October 8th tournament at the Rexall Center, York University. If you cannot attend practice please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

ME 2 WE

Attention all Me 2 We students

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


Thank you
Ms. Bafundi

Monday, September 30, 2013

TENNIS PRACTICE

Tennis Practice has been cancelled today due to rain. Practice will be held on Wednesday and Thursday after school this week.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

Teachers please excuse members of the Senior Girls Basketball team at 1:45. Players are to see
Ms. Medeiros in Room 202 to get their tickets and directions!

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

TENNIS PRACTICE

There will be mandatory Tennis practices after school  today, Wednesday and Thursday  (weather permitting) at 3:00 pm at the Columbus Center Tennis Courts.  Players are reminded to bring in their permission forms and athletic fee for their October 8th tournament at the Rexall Center, York University. If you cannot attend practice please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM.  

A few Highlights from the Tournament

The team won their division, the team won the semi-finals and the team lost in the finals .

Goal Scorers and MVP's were.  Cassandra Careri, Paula Torres and Gherlyn Piodena.  
A big thank you to Michelle Augusto our goalie.

Reminder of tonights practice and game on Wednesday.

Reminder to those that still owe athletic fees to bring it to Ms. Fearon

Thank you

Ms. Fearon/Mr. Gallo

Friday, September 27, 2013

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Last night the Dante Sr. Boys' Volleyball Team opened their season with an impressive 3 games to nothing win over McGuigan. Team members are reminded of their next game which will take place on Tuesday at Father Henry Carr.

Thanks

BOYS SOCCER ACTION

In yesterdays boys soccer action, Dante played Romero to a 11-0 win. Dante played an exceptional game. Goals were scored by the following players:

Assis, Filipe 2
Correia, Sean 1
Dos Santos, Daniel 1
Dryden, Tiron 1
Ferreira, Kevin 1
Graham, Garnett 1
Jesus, Matthew 1
Laryea, Reginald 1
Lessey, Taivonte 2

Dante's goalie received a shut out: Alvarado, Jason
Our next game is at home Tuesday October 1 against Bishop Allen

The coaches would like to thank the whole team for a great performance; GO DANTE GO!

Thanks
Mr. Sampogna

Thursday, September 26, 2013

TENNIS PRACTICE

There will be mandatory Tennis practice today after school for all students who have made the tennis team at 3:00 pm at the Columbus Center Tennis Courts. If you cannot attend practice please see
Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The grade 10 students on the Jr. Boys' soccer team are reminded of their first league game today against Romero. Students who have not handed in their permission form with athletic payment must do so today. You may hand in permission form with the athletic payment to Mr. Galati. The team players must report to Dante's soccer field after school today in order to prepare for the soccer match against Romero.

Thanks
Mr. Galati

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY

Girls Field Hockey Team started their season with a win 1-0 against Father John Redmond Scorer Paula Torres, Shutout for Michelle Augusto.

Reminder of Field Hockey Tournament Friday September 27th

Girls are to be at Dante Main Campus for 7:45 am

Please remember; Shinguards/Mouth Guards/Water/Lunch/ Uniform

Thanks
Ann Fearon/Antonio Gallo

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

In Basketball News...............

The junior girls basketball team played Loretto College last night and came away with a very big win against some very, very big opponents.

Today's practice will be at the Beatrice Campus.

GOOOOOOOOO Dante!!!

Thanks
Mr. Griffith


DANTE TECHNOLOGICAL SKILLS COMPETITION MEETING

Technological Skills Competition Meeting is on Thursday September 26 at 2:35 pm. Students interested in competing in one of the 4 Woodworking Competitions please come to Room 108 after school for a brief meeting.

Thanks
Mr. Marchese

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TENNIS PRACTICE

There will be a mandatory Tennis practices after school today, and Thursday this week, for all students who have made the tennis team, at 3:00 pm at the Columbus Center Tennis Courts. All players are reminded to bring in a change of clothing, a tennis racquet and only non-marking shoes will be allowed on the courts. If you cannot attend practice please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The grade 10 students on the Jr. Boys' soccer team are reminded of their meeting today after school in Room 302. Permission form with athletic payment is due. Our first league game will be played tomorrow Thursday Sept. 26 at Dante. It is very important that all the players attend this meeting. The jerseys and schedule will be handed out at this meeting.

Thanks
Mr. Galati

SCRABBLE CLUB

Scrabble Club will not be meeting today. Scrabble Club will resume next Wednesday.

Thanks
Ms. Owen

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ME TO WE

Attention all Me to We students: 

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


Be the Change Dante!

Thanks
Ms. Bafundi

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

          The grade 10 students on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team are reminded of their practice today after school at Dante’s soccer field.  You can change on the field for this very important practice. Permission form with athletic payment is due. Our first league game will be played on Sept. 26 at Dante. It is very important that all the players attend this practice. The jerseys will be handed out.

Thanks
Mr. Galati


TENNIS PRACTICE

There will be mandatory Tennis practices  after school Today, Wednesday and Thursday this week, for all students who have made the tennis team, at 3:00 pm at the Columbus Center Tennis Courts.   All players are reminded to bring in a change of clothing, a tennis racquet and only non-marking shoes will be allowed on the courts.  If you cannot attend practice please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

SENIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Reminder to the members of the Sr. Boy's Volleyball Team of their practice today after school in the Dante Gym.  Team members are also reminded to bring their completed and signed permission forms as well as their athletic fee to today's practice.

Thanks

Monday, September 23, 2013

TENNIS PRACTICE

There will be mandatory Tennis practices after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week, for all students who have made the tennis team, at 3:00 pm at the Columbus Center Tennis Courts. All players are reminded to bring in a change of clothing, a tennis racquet and only non-marking shoes will be allowed on the courts. If you cannot attend practice please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY PRACTICE

Girls Field Hockey practice Monday September 23 all girls must attend 1st game is this Wednesday.
Please bring permission forms and athletic fee.

Thanks
Ann

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

The junior girls basketball team will be having their practice at Main Campus today. Please be ready to play by 3 pm.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith

FINAL MUSIC MINISTRY REHEARSAL

This is a reminder for the members of Music Ministry that there will be a meeting Monday after school in the music room for a FINAL MUSIC MINISTRY  rehearsal for the upcoming liturgy.

Thanks

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The grade 10 students on the Junior Boys' soccer team are reminded of their practice tomorrow Tuesday September 24 after school at Dante's soccer field. You can change on the field for this very important practice. All permission forms are due. Our first game of the season is this Thursday.

Thanks
Mr. Galati

Friday, September 20, 2013

ONTARIO UNIVERSITY FAIR

Current grade 12 students planning to attend the University Fair on next Friday September 27th must submit a NOTIFICATION OF ABSENCE form to Guidance no later than Wednesday September 25th. Forms are available from the Guidance Office.

Thanks
Ms. Mavrogiannis
Student Services

GRADUATION RING DAYS AT DANTE ALIGHIERI

Your time is NOW to take part in a 115 Year Old Tradition at JOSTENS.

ATTENTION ALL GRADE 12'S!

Here's your chance to order your class ring to wear and enjoy throughout your Graduating year. Jostens Representatives will be here next week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday September 23, 24 and 25, DURING LUNCHES, outside the CAFETERIA in front of the Display Case. Start by designing your own Class Ring ON-LINE tonight at Jostens.com! Print out your order and save $20 off the online price by ordering in school. Remember to bring it with your $60.00 deposit on ring day. Rings start at just $99.00.

Thanks
Jostens

FIELD HOCKEY

See Ms. Fearon in the Gym Permission forms are ready pick them up!!!!!!!!!!

TENNIS PRACTICE

There will be Tennis practice next week after school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (weather permitting) at 3:00 pm at the Columbus Center Tennis Courts. All players are reminded to bring in a change of clothing, a tennis racquet and only non-marking shoes will be allowed on the courts. For further information, please see Mr. Quattrini in Portable 10.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini

Thursday, September 19, 2013

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER

The grade 10 students on the Junior Boys' soccer list are reminded of their practice today after school at Dante's soccer field. You can change on the field for this very important practice.

Thanks
Mr. Galati


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

VOLUNTEER HOURS

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER HOURS AND SPEAK PORTUGUESE????

In partnership with the Dufferin/St. Clair Library, Abrigo Centre is looking for students willing to volunteer Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3-4 pm to help seniors learn the basics of using a computer and the internet.

For contact information please visit the guidance web page at Dante Academy.ca or see the poster outside of the Guidance Office.

Thanks
Mrs. Mavrogiannis
Student Service

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER

In soccer tournament action yesterday, the Junior Boys Soccer Team travelled to
St. Jean de Brebeuf in Woodbridge. The team advanced to the first round of the playoffs and was defeated in the penalty shoot-out. The coaches would like to thank the team for their enthusiasm and good effort. 
The final roster of players who made the team is posted around the school.Our next practice is tomorrow (Thurs) on our Dante field at 3:00 pm. 

Thanks
Mr. Galati, Mr. Sampogna, Mr. Turco


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

DANTE SCRABBLE CLUB

Do you enjoy playing Words with Friends? Well then why not try Scrabble?

Did you know that Scrabble improves literacy and social skills?

There's excitement. There's competition. There's math and yes, there's spelling.

Drop by for a friendly game of Scrabble with your Dante peers. We look forward to meeting new players!

The Dante Scrabble Club will meet every Wednesday after school in portable 6.

Join the Scrabble Spell-e-bration!

Thanks
Ms. Owen