Monday, March 31, 2014

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

REMINDER TO ALL DANTE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM OF TOURNAMENT 

Tuesday April 1st at Downsview Hangar.

Please arrive at Downsview Hangar at 8:15 am.

PLEASE BRING SHOES/INDOOR/OUTDOOR/LUNCH/WATER/JERSEY IF YOU STILL HAVE IT.

See Ms. Fearon/Mr. Ongaro if you have any concerns.

Thank you
Ms. Fearon

MATH CONTESTS

Students wishing to write the Fryer, Galois, and Hypatia Math Contest are to see Mr. Quaglietta in Room 206 today after school. Students who have written the Pascal, Cayley, and Fermat Contest can view their results as well.

Thanks
Mr. Quaglietta

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

THINKING OF LEARNING TO DRIVE? 

JOIN BELL DRIVER EDUCATION INC. FOR THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AT

DANTE ALIGHIERI ACADEMY

ORIENTATION DATE: Thursday April 03, 2014

FROM: 3:00 TO 4:00 PM IN PORTABLE #4

START DATE: Thursday April 24, 2014

FROM 3:00 TO 6:00 PM IN PORTABLE #4

* MTO approved courses in driver education.
* 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 are available at: MAIN OFFICE

For more information call: (416)551-1818

GIRLS SOCCER PRACTICE

Reminder Girls Soccer PRACTICE TODAY MARCH 31st at Beatrice Campus.

Also, Indoor Soccer Tournament Tuesday April 1st at Downsview Hangar please arrive at 8:00 am.

Bring Indoor Shoes to the Tournament.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon

IN TRACK & FIELD NEWS................

Dante was well represented at the York University Track & Field meet. A special congrats goes to the following athletes for setting new personal best record.. Gillian Chan, Joseph Sinogo, Carla Bastos, Juliana Ragone, Sean Lejao, Garnett Graham, Mary Claire Decella. Then last, but definitely not least is Kevin Adadada who as promised came in first place to bring home a gold medal for Dante! As the Indoor season ends, we now begin to prepare for the outdoor season. For those who want to tryout for the Dante Track and Field team, the tryouts will be held at the Beatrice Campus today and Wednesday after school.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith


Friday, March 28, 2014

DANCE-A-THON

Homeroom teachers, please allow some student leaders to visit your homeroom classes briefly to collect any Dance-A-Thon pledges and forms. They will be collecting today, Monday, and Tuesday is the last day! The Dance-A-Thon is on Thursday!

Thank you!
Mr. Dabbaugh



Thursday, March 27, 2014

DANTE GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team. They participated in the OSA Indoor Soccer Tournament and came 1st in their pool, winning 3-1 vs Cardinal Carter, 1-1 vs Clarke Secondary and 1-0 vs Pope John Paul II, In the Championship game the girls faced Clarke Secondary this time beating them 2-0.

Great Team effort, solid defence, strong midfield and determined forwards brought us the victory.

Reminder: Practice Tuesday April 1st at Beatrice Campus, and Tournament Wed April 2nd.

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME.....EVERYTHING IS COOL.....WHEN YOUR PART OF A TEAM

Thanks
Ms. Fearon/Mr.Ongaro/Mr.Fortino/S.Caruso

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

FUNKY SWEATER SPIRIT DAY!

Today is your Funky Sweater Spirit Day! Remember that students must be in full uniform under your funky sweaters! As well, cardigans, plain sweaters/hoodies, and plainly branded sweaters/ hoodies, such as TNA and Adidas sweaters, are not permitted to be worn on this day, as they are not considered funky. Let's show some Dante Spirit!!!!!

Thanks
Student Council


DANCE-A-THON

Student leaders will be visiting homerooms on Friday to collect pledges. Get your dance on!

Thank you

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Thank you to all those students who tried out for the Dante Jr. Boys' Volleyball Team. The team list is now posted. Team members must attend the first practice which will take place after school on Tuesday, March 26 in the Dante gym.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

PROM 2014 - A NIGHT OF ENCHANTMENT

From the Prom Committee:

This year's prom>>>A Night of Enchantment... is fast approaching.  Thursday May 15th is the big day.


Ticket sales begin next week...April 1st to April 4th....during all lunches in the cafeteria.


Students are to pay the balance owing on their ticket.  If students are bringing a guest....then an additional $85 will be required. 

Don't miss out on a great night!!

Thanks
Ms. Hebor


JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT


          Yesterday, the Jr. Boys’ soccer team, made up of mostly grade 9 students, travelled to the Soccer Centre to participate at an indoor tournament. During the round robin, the team finished second, tying the first game 1-1 and winning their second game 1-0.  The team crossed over to play their semi-final game against St. Marcellinus. The boys played with intensity and had a few chances to open the scoring but could not. With a controversial call by the referee in the last minute of the game, St. Marcellinus scored and won the game 1-0. Mr. Turco and Mr. Sampogna would like to congratulate the boys for their behavior on the field and off the field. Congratulations for a great season this year.

Thanks
Mr. Turco and Mr. Sampogna

VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR THE GREAT CANADIAN SHORELINE CLEANUP

Interested in obtaining Volunteer Hours...then listen up:

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup will take place on Sunday, April 27th. Please see Ms. Sousa at the Beatrice Campus and/or Ms. Tonelli at the Main Campus if you are interested in participating.

Thank you,
L. Tonelli
Department HeadCanadian & World Studies

Dante Alighieri Academy
60 Playfair Avenue.  Toronto, ON, M6B 2P9
t: 416 393 5522 ext. 81436   f: 416 393.6123
e: lisa.tonelli@tcdsb.org  w: www.danteacademy.ca

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM

Reminder to the Members of the Dante Girls Soccer Team

Practice on Tuesday March 25th is at Beatrice campus, shuttle is provided for transportation from the Dante Campus to Beatrice Campus

Please bring Permission Forms and Athletic Fee

Reminder of Tournament on Wednesday March 26th at OSA, Please be at Dante at 8:45am

Thanks

Ms. Fearon/Mr. Ongaro/Mr. Fortino

Monday, March 24, 2014

SPIRIT DAY

Hey Dante!

Are you ready for this week's Spirit Day?! This Wednesday will be a Funky Sweater Spirit Day! Students, as well as staff, are encouraged to wear their craziest and most flamboyant sweater, this does not include cardigans, plain sweaters/hoodies, and plainly branded sweaters/hoodies, such as TNA and Adidas sweater. Because this day will be a Spirit Day, any Dante Spirit Wear is also permitted. However, students are still expected to comply with school regulations, therefore, full uniform attire must be worn under any sweater! Get ready to show your Dante Spirit!!!!

Thank you
Student Council


JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Any grade 9 or 10 boys interested in playing on the Dante Jr. Boys’ Volleyball Team are invited to attend the second and final try-out which will take place on Tuesday, March 25 at 3:00 pm in the Dante gym. Students must be wearing proper athletic clothing (running shoes, t-shirt, and shorts) in order to participate in the try-out.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

BADMINTON

Today's Badminton practice is cancelled, practices will resume Wednesday and Friday after school.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

Friday, March 21, 2014

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT

The following students: Anderson Romero, Garnett Graham, Tiron Dryden, Tory Dryden, Reginald Laryea and Taivonte Lessey are reminder of the indoor soccer tournament that is held next week Monday March 24. You are to report to the Main Campus next week March 24 at 7:00 am to board the school bus. Make sure you arrive at 7:00 am to board the school bus next week Monday March 24 at the Main Campus. If you are not at the Main Campus by 7:00 am., you will miss the school bus.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

Thursday, March 20, 2014

DANTE'S ASL CLUB


Our next meeting is TODAY, Thursday, March 20th.
Starting at 2:45 in Rm 322.

If you’ve ever been curious about using Sign Language, TODAY is your chance to check it out!


New people welcome!!

Thanks
Ms. Florio

DANCE-A-THON

Attention All Homeroom Teachers

Please allow students from the Dance-a-thon committee to visit your homerooms today to briefly give details of the event and to hand out pledge forms to anyone interested in participating.

Get your pants on and get your dance on!

Thank you
Mr. Dabbagh

SWEATER DAY

Just an early notice that Wednesday March 26 of next week will be a Spirit Day! This Spirit Day will be a Sweater Day so wear your favourite sweater or your most flamboyant sweater!

Thanks
Student Council

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT

The students who handed in their permission form are reminded that the indoor soccer tournament is held on March 24. You are to report to the Main Campus at 7:00 am to board the school bus. It is very important that you arrive at the Main Campus on March 24 at 7:00 am. If you do not report at 7:00 on March 24, you will miss the school bus.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

NEED HELP WITH YOUR HOMEWORK?

Volunteers provide FREE homework tutoring for students in Grades 7-12 at the Toronto Public Library.

For more information, call (416)394-1000 or just drop in!
Mondays, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Maria A. Shchuka Branch
1745 Eglinton Ave. W.
M6E 2H4

For more information, please see Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro in the Library.

HILARY WESTON WRITERS' TRUST STUDENT NONFICTION WRITING CONTEST

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE DANTE LIBRARY

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Student Nonfiction Writing Contest is less than two weeks away: Monday, March 31, 2014. For all students who picked up information sheets from the Library, please forward your submissions before the deadline, which is Monday March 31, 2014. 

Good Luck young writers and we look forward to celebrating some new writing talent!

Thanks
Ms. DiBiase-Petrungaro
Librarian




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DANTE'S ASL CLUB

A message from Dante's ASL Club. 

Our next meeting will be THIS Thursday March 20 starting at 2:45 in Room 322.

If you've ever been curious about using Sign Language, now is your chance to check it out!

New people welcome!!!!

Thanks
Ms. Florio

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

Students looking for Summer Employment with our school board are asked to visit Guidance for details. There is a limited time in which you can apply so don't delay.

Thanks
Mrs. Mavrogiannis
Student Services

JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Any grade 9 or 10 boys interested in playing on the Dante Jr. Boys' Volleyball Team are invited to attend the first try-out which will take place on Tuesday March 18 at 3:00 pm in the Dante gym. Students must be wearing proper athletic clothing (running shoes, t-shirt, and shorts) in order to participate in the try-out.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco

TRACK AND FIELD TEAM

The track and field team will have a practice tomorrow at the Beatrice campus.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith 

DANTE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Book Club Members.....this is a reminder that we will be meeting for our session tomorrow morning, Wednesday, March 19th, at 8:05 am in the Library.

Look forward to seeing you all.

Happy Reading!


Monday, March 17, 2014

PROM 2014

Hey Grade 12 students are you ready for A Night of Enchantment? PROM 2014 is less than 2 months away and you know what that means! Prom committee will be collecting your FINAL deposit of $30.00, during ALL THREE LUNCHES from April 1st to April 4th! Don't forget to bring in your money, if you want to attend PROM 2014!  Prom committee will also be giving out guest waivers for those of you bringing a date from OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL.....

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

BADMINTON PRACTICE

Today's Badminton practice is cancelled. Practices resume on Wednesday and Friday this week after school.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

JUNIOR BOYS' SOCCER TOURNAMENT

The following student Anderson Romero must return his permission form with payment to Mr. Turco, in Portable 6, today after the morning announcements. Without the permission form and payment you will not be able to participate in the soccer tournament.

All other students who handed in their permission form are reminded that the indoor soccer tournament is held on March 24. You are to report to the main campus at 7:00 am to board the school bus. It is very important that you arrive at the main campus on March 24 at 7:00 am. If you do not report at 7:00 on March 24, you will miss the school bus.

Thanks
Mr. Turco

CULTURAL AWARENESS PROGRAM - "FLAVOURS OF LOVE"

Back due to popular demand... This Thursday the Cultural Awareness program presents "Flavours of Love" a time of food, music and good times. It will take place after school in the main campus cafeteria. It is a potluck so we are looking forward to tasting many delicious dishes that are made from the different countries that we can find here at Dante.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith 


JUNIOR BOYS' VOLLEYBALL

Any grade 9 or 10 boys interested in playing on the Dante Jr. Boys’ Volleyball Team are invited to attend the first try-out which will take place on Tuesday, March 18 at 3:00 pm in the Dante gym.

Students must be wearing proper athletic clothing (running shoes, t-shirt, and shorts) in order to participate in the try-out.

Thanks
Mr. Petracco 

GIRLS SOCCER PRACTICE

Soccer Girls Practice Tuesday, March 18th at Beatrice Campus.

Thanks
Mr. Ongaro



Thursday, March 6, 2014

BASKETBALL NEWS............

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

The annual Juniors vs. the Seniors basketball game will take place after school today at the Main Campus. To make it competitive the Junior team will have Shem & Derico play with them!

Thanks
Mr. Griffith




GIRLS SOCCER PRACTICE/TRYOUT

Thanks to all Girls that attended the Soccer Tryout.

Next Girls Soccer Practice/Tryout will be Tuesday March 18th. The list will be posted Monday March 17th outside the gyms.

Tournament Date is March 26th.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon/Mr. Ongaro/ Mr. Fortino

DANTE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Book Club Members ...... this is a reminder that we will be meeting for our session today at 8:00 am in the Library. 

Look forward to seeing you all.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GIRLS SOCCER TRYOUTS

Girls Soccer Tryouts today Tuesday March 4th at Main Campus.

See Ms. Fearon/Mr. Ongaro for more details.

Thanks
Ms. Fearon 

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

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

Attention all Junior Boys Basketball players........we will be having a meeting to take a team photo, collect all the jerseys and return deposits on Thursday after school at the Main Campus.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith


Monday, March 3, 2014

MARCH BREAK: ST. JOHN AMBULANCE BABYSITTING COURSE

The St. John Ambulance Babysitting Course is designed for children between the ages of 11-14. It teaches the students babysitting, leadership, and first aid in a fun and informative way. The course also includes: "What Every Babysitter should know Handbook" and St. John Ambulance Babysitter's Certificate

PLACE: Maria A. Shchuka, Rm.A
DATE: Friday March 14
TIME: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
COST: $50.00

To register for this program please call St. John Ambulance at (416)967-4244 and press #1 for registration. Please quote the course registration number: 1-294544581.

Please bring a doll/stuffed animal, a pencil and a lunch to the course.


DANTE'S ASL CLUB

A message from Dante’s ASL Club…

Did you know that ASL stands for American Sign Language? It’s the sign language of the deaf community here in Canada and in the United States.
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Well, now you can! Dante’s ASL Club is back in action. Come and learn to sign…there won’t be any tests! Just fun and games.
Come to our first meeting on Wednesday, March 5th after school in Room 322.

All are welcome!!

Thanks
Ms. Florio

GIRLS SOCCER TRYOUTS

DANTE GIRLS SOCCER TRYOUTS

Where: Dante Gym
When: Tuesday March 4th
Time: 3:00 pm
Bring Shoes/Shin guards

1st Tournament March 26th

If you can't make it see Ms. Fearon at Beatrice/Mr. Ongaro or Mr.Fortino at Dante

Thanks,
Ms. Fearon, Mr. Ongaro, Mr. Fortino

FINAL BADMINTON TRY-OUTS

Final Badminton try-outs are today after school. All interested players must attend. Players are to be in proper gym clothing.

Thanks
Mr. DiNicolantonio

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

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

Attention all Junior Boys Basketball players.........we will be having a meeting to take a team photo, collect all the jerseys and return deposits on Thursday after school at the Main Campus.

Thanks
Mr. Griffith


TRACK AND FIELD NEWS

Dante represented very well at the York University Track & Field meet this past Friday, with many athletes establishing some new personal bests. Although Kevin Adada stumbled out of the starting blocks, he was able to chase down his competitors and run the 60 m dash in 7.5 seconds, winning a silver medal for Dante.

Track and Field practices will take place both on Monday and Wednesday of this week at the Beatrice Campus. 

Thanks
Mr. Griffith