Thursday, February 28, 2013

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH


Hola!
Hablas Espanol?
Bailas salsa y bachata?

Then we need you to be at our Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, there will be a meeting today after school in room 213.

Tener un buen día!

Thanks
Mr. Griffith 

BADMINTON TRYOUTS


TODAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY FOR BADMINTON TRYOUTS.  ANY STUDENT INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT FOR THE TEAM, PLEASE MEET AFTER SCHOOL IN THE DANTE GYM.  PLAYERS ARE REMINDED TO BRING IN A CHANGE OF CLOTHING.  FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE SEE MR. QUATTRINI OR MR. SAMPOGNA.

Thanks
Mr. Quattrini and Mr. Sampogna

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

ANIME CLUB

Students interested in joining the Anime Club and who did not attend the meeting on Tuesday, are asked to sign up this week. Sign up sheets can be found in the library.

Many Thanks
Ms. Ciccone

SENIOR BOYS SOCCER TEAM

Today's tournament is cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Thanks
Mr. Ongaro

CHEER LEADING

Cheer leading will be cancelled today due to the weather. Our next practice will be Monday after school.

Thanks
Ms. Sangiorgio

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ANIME CLUB

Students interested in joining Dante's Anime Club are invited to attend a brief meeting today after school in Portable 2 with Ms. Ciccone.

Thanks
Ms. Ciccone

Monday, February 25, 2013

LIBRARY MINI-WORKSHOP

The fourth Library Mini-Workshop will take place this week......Wednesday February 27, 2013 after school from 3 pm - 4 pm in our Dante Library (Main Campus).

It will feature Study Tips and Effective Note taking.....with an introduction to the uses and benefits of the webtool "Evernote".

Hope to see you there.

Ms. Di Biase-Petrungaro
Dante Library

ALL POTENTIAL GRADUATES

Well Life touch will be here on Thursday February 28th to take yearbook and composite Grad Photos. All photos will be taken in Room 323.

Please come to the main office to reserve a photo time.

Thanks
Ms. Figliomeni


Friday, February 22, 2013

URBAN CULTURE DAY


Congratulations to Dante's African Heritage Month Committee for organizing and executing another successful Urban Culture Day. All present had a positive and fun filled experience. On behalf of the committee, thank you to Ms Cifelli and all the Dante teachers and staff members for their help and support yesterday evening--and also we must give a shout out to the Dante students in attendance for behaving in a way that reflects positively on our community.

Thanks!!
Jessica De Angelis
Teacher--English and Drama


BREAKFAST CLUB

Anyone interested in earning some community hours and would like to join the Breakfast Club - Please see Mr. Aldea in Portable 12 or Ms. Cilento in the Cafeteria.

Thanks
Breakfast Club

COURSE SELECTION

Course Selection begins today through March 5. Students may now register on line through MyBluePRint.ca. 

Attention - any students who have not registered as of yet........you cannot access course selection through My BluePrint until you return your registration form to Guidance.

If you have any questions regarding course selection please see your Guidance Counsellor ASAP.

Thanks
Student Services


SKI/SNOWBOARD TRIP


DANTE ALIGHIERI SKI/SNOWBOARD TRIP 

WHEN: Wednesday March 6

WHERE: Blue Mountain Resort, Colling wood Ontario

SEE MS.FEARON / MS.PESCADOR FOR INFORMATION

PICK UP PERMISSION FORMS IN THE MAIN OFFICE AT DANTE/BEATRICE 





Thursday, February 21, 2013

SPORTS WRITER COMING TO DANTE


On Wednesday February 27th during period 4, Dante is pleased to have Morgan Campbell an award-winning sports writer who will share with you about the game behind the game. As a sports reporter for the Toronto Star he has covered everything from the football to basketball and boxing to UFC. If you want to know more about Journalism or sports then make sure you put your name on the sign-up sheet outside the library.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith 

THE STEEL PAN - ISLAND MUSIC

If you like Island music then the place to be is room 323 this Monday February 23rd as we will have Zaynab Wilson will be coming to Dante to demonstrate and teach us all how to play the steel pan!

Thanks
Mr. Griffith

DANTE'S PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB


If you are interested in being a part of Dante`s photography club then this Friday at 2:45 they will be meeting in room 205. Please bring your camera because we will be doing experiments.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith 
  


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS


Unfortunately our boys basketball teams were unable to make it through to the semi-finals and so the season has come to an end. All is not lost though, because through sports we have watched these players grow socially, mentally and of course physically.

On behalf of the teams and coaches we would like to thank you for your support.
  
Special mention goes to:

Physical Education department for executing the gym set-up before each game

Lucy Iantosca for managing the concession stand at each home game

Sherfieldann John, an occasional teacher who traveled from her daily assignments to Dante to assist with coaching

The many staff members that were able to assist with supervision (Sorry this list is too long to list… however this is a good thing!)

Custodial staff for their help with post-game clean up

Administration for seeing to logistics and co-ordinating transportation

Lou for his guidance and continued support with the many decisions having to be made throughout the season


Thank you once again,
Coach Blackburn and Coach Griffith


BADMINTON TRYOUTS


BADMINTON TRYOUTS BEGIN AFTER SCHOOL ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 IN THE DANTE GYM.  PLAYERS ARE REMINDED TO BRING IN A CHANGE OF CLOTHING.  FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE SEE MR. QUATTRINI OR MR. SAMPOGNA.


John Quattrini
Mathematics/ Visual Arts Teacher
Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Ave
Toronto, On
M6B 2P9
(416) -393-5522 ex. 81425

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

HISPANIC HERITAGE DANCERS

Reminder to all Hispanic Heritage Dancers that there is a practice today after school meet in front of Portable 17.

Thanks
Ms. Lopes and Mr. Griffith

DANCE FESTIVAL AT CARDINAL CARTER

Congratulations to Ms. Dimza's dance students that participated in the Dance Festival @ Cardinal Carter. It was a day filled with excitement where dancers from 11 high schools shared their passion for dance. Thank you again for an amazing and truly mesmerizing performance!

Thanks
Ms. Dimza

Thursday, February 14, 2013

THE LOVE BUTTON CAMPAIGN

On behalf of teachers moderators and students of Me-to-We, we would like to thank the Dante community for supporting the Love Button Campaign. A special thank you to Mr. Spedaliere!!! Your contribution will benefit a village in Ecuador.  Since the buttons were a great success you will have one last chance to purchase them in the cafeteria during the lunches.

Thank you for being the Change Dante!!
Ms. Bafundi

IN BASKETBALL NEWS....

The Junior Boys basketball team continue their pursuit for glory and will be leaving class at 2 pm to make their way to Monsignor Percy Johnson, a team that has gone undefeated the whole season.

Do our Dante Monarchs have the courage to take down the mighty Goliath and come away with a victory???

You will have tune in tomorrow to find out!!!

Let's GOOOOO Dante!

Thanks
Mr. Griffith


JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM

A huge congratulations goes out to the Junior Girls Volleyball Team. They finished the regular season in the top 7 of a 24 team league. Last night they played in their quarter final match against St. Joe's Wellesley. The girls were in the game, and gave St. Joe's a fair challenge. Unfortunately, we lost in the third set. Congratulations to all the girls for a fun and exciting season. One final note: there will be a team meeting Tuesday February 19th after school. Please bring your jersey and your $50 deposit will be returned at that time.

Thank you
Ms. Pescador and Ms. Scaffidi-Saggio

MUSIC MINISTRY MEETING

A reminder of an important Music Ministry meeting next week Tuesday February 19 in Room 109 at the Main Campus.

Thanks
Natachez Feare
Music Ministry Leader

IN BASKETBALL NEWS........

The Seniors played a tremendous game, battling back from a 24 point deficit to bring the score within just 3 points, but unfortunately there wasn't enough time to overtake Michael Power.

The Junior boys basketball team also had a tough match-up with them playing against Bishop Allen. The last time these two teams met Bishop Allen won by 3... and our boys were determined not to let this happen again.

The Junior boys basketball team were down by 7 points when they decided that the season was not going to end... Our Dante Monarchs were able to dominate the 4th quarter and win yet another game!

They now move on to the quarter finals.

Goooo Dante!!

Thanks Mr. Griffith

SHROVE TUESDAY- A BIG THANK YOU

A special thank you to all the chefs and so us chefs who helped make Shrove Tuesday a special occassion. Thank you to Ms. Cifelli, Ms. Figliomeni, Ms. Ciccone, Ms. Saunders, Mr. Quaglia, Ms. Ball, Ms. Quagliozzi and to our amazing students, Angelo, John, Michael, Kevin, Daniella P and Daniellas.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE

ATTENTION MEMBERS OF JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

We have a practice today after school in the main gym at Dante. A reminder that our playoff game is on Wednesday Feb 13 at St. Joseph's. See Ms. Pescador, Ms. Scaffidi-Saggio if you can't make practice tonight.

Thanks
Ms. Pescador


ECO TEAM MEETING


The announcement below is for BEATRICE CAMPUS ONLY.

Reminder to members of the ECO TEAM of our very important meeting in the art room after school on Wednesday Feb 13. From Ms. Bolcic


Thanks
Ms. Bolcic

Monday, February 11, 2013

ALL SLR, STUDENT COUNCIL AND STUDENT LEADERS


ATTENTION ALL SLR, STUDENT COUNCIL & STUDENT LEADERS: 

It is imperative to see Ms. Bafundi today in room 214.

Thank you,

Maria Cristina Bafundi

Religion Department Head
Dante Alighieri Academy
416.393.5522

Thursday, February 7, 2013

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL


In Basketball news...

       The junior  boys basketball team will head over to St. Mary's tonight to play their last regular season game. Teachers please dismiss the Juniors at 1:30.

Gooooo Dante!!!

Thanks
Mr. Griffith


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

In Basketball news........

Last night the Junior Boys Basketball team went over to Marshall McLuhan to play a hard fought game. There were times when we were winning by a few points and times when we were down by a few points. What makes these games so terrible is when a team loses by 1 point......

Thankfully our Dante boys were the winners, beating Marshall 50 to 49! Goooo Dante!!!!

Thanks
Mr. Griffith

JOB FAIR

Students JOB FAIR taking place on Saturday February 9, 2013 at 10:30 am to 1:30 pm 50 to 70 positions available at YMCA North York Employment & Newcomer Centre.

See Guidance for details.

Thanks
Student Services


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

JUNIOR AND SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL


In Basketball news...

      The junior and senior boys basketball team will be heading over to Marshall McLuhan to play in a double header today. Let's all wish them good luck!

All players will be dismissed from class at 1:45 today.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith 

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM


A reminder to all members of the senior girls volleyball team that there will be a practice today at 3:00 pm at the main campus.

Thank you,
Mr. Gallo
Ms. Sangiorgio 

IS IT YOUR FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY?

IS IT YOUR FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK OR NEXT MONDAY? 

IF SO, GIVE THEM A BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT!  STUDENT COUNCIL WILL BE SELLING SHOUT OUTS IN THE CAFETERIA DURING THE FIRST FIFTEEN MINUTES OF EVERY LUNCH. SHOUT OUTS ARE ONE DOLLAR EACH AND ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE ANGEL FOUNDATION!

Thanks
Student Council

Monday, February 4, 2013

IMMUNIZATION FORMS

If you have your immunization form completed, please return it to Mrs. Francella immediately. The deadline date is February 10, 2013. Suspensions will be starting on February 11, 2013 as ordered by Toronto Public Health. If you have any concerns regarding your immunization, please see Mrs. Francella for assistance.

Thanks
Mrs. Francella
Main Office Secretary


ME-TO-WE MEMBERS

ATTENTION ALL ME-TO-WE MEMBERS!!!

There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday February 5th, 2013 in Room 214 immediately after school.

Thank you

Ms. Bafundi
Religion Department Head

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT


The following students: Cristian Rosario; Christian Romero must see Mr. Turco to obtain a permission form for the Jr. Boys’ soccer tournament. Make sure you see Mr. Turco today after the morning announcements in portable 6 to pick up the permission form.

Thanks
Mr. Turco 

ALL SLR AND STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS

ATTENTION ALL SLR AND STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS

You are required to attend a very important meeting on Wednesday February 6, 2013 immediately after school in Room 214.

Thank you!
Ms. Bafundi
Religion Department Head