Thursday, November 27, 2014

TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH DENTAL HYGIENIST

Toronto Public Health will be sending a dental hygienist to Dante's Main Campus beginning Tuesday December 2. Students who are interested in a free dental screening may book an appointment BEFORE December 2 with Ms. Catania in the main office.  A letter with the details of the screening has been included in your report card packages.

Thanks
Toronto Public Health

DONATE YOUR SOCKS

Don't forget to DONATE YOUR SOCKS, gloves, scarves and anything else to help keep others in need warm this winter! Donation box is in the front entrance.

Thanks
Mr. Dabbaugh

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER

The following students:

Jason Alvarado, Garnett Graham, Christian Romero, Cristian Rosario, Tiron Dryden, Tory Dryden, Kevin Ferreira, Jordan Pereira, Leonardo Lopes, and Reginald Laryea are reminded to hand in their permission form with payment to Mr. Aldea in Portable 12 today. It is very important to hand in your permission form with payment so that you can participate in the indoor soccer tournament on Dec. 12. Failure to hand in this form with payment will result in you not playing in this tournament. Make sure you see Mr. Aldea today in Portable 12 after the morning announcements to hand in your permission form with payment. If you have misplaced the permission form, you must see Mr. Aldea in Portable 12 after the morning announcements to pick another one up.

Thanks
Mr. Aldea/Mr. Turco
   

GRAD PHOTOS

ATTENTION ALL GRADS!

Grad Photos will take place the week of December 1st until December 4. Check out the posters all over the school and see Ms. Catania in the Main Office for a handout with details. Book your appointment on line today and get your preferred date for your Grad Photo.

Thanks
Ms. Melino
Vice Principal

CREDIT RESCUE COLLABORATIVE PLAN FORM

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS

You are encouraged to see your guidance counsellors to pick up a Credit Rescue Collaborative Plan Form and attend after school programs to help complete your Action Plans. See your Guidance Counsellor for more details.

Thanks
Student Services

POST-SECONDARY INFORMATION SESSION

ATTENTION ALL GRADE 12 RESOURCE STUDENTS

On Thursday November 27th during Period 2 Ms. Ferrante's and Ms. Owen's Grade 12 students are invited to attend a Post-Secondary Information session in Room 213. Mrs. Franceschetti's students are invited to attend the Post-Secondary Information session on Friday November 28 during Period 2. 

Thanks

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PROM MEETING

Attention Prom Committee Members:

The prom meeting for tonight is cancelled.  We will meet instead next Wednesday Dec. 3rd after school in Room 204.

Thank you!

ASL CLUB

A reminder to all members that we will meet this Thursday November 27th, after school, at main campus in Room 322. This is also the final call for new members...if you want to learn some sign language through fun and games, your chance is now! Come and check it out on Thursday.

Thanks
Ms. Florio


ANNUAL "SOUNDSCAPES" EVENT

We would like to extend the Arts Department's invitation to attend our annual "Soundscapes" event. This time we'll have a Music Concert (mainly strings: acoustic/classic guitar, violin, piano) and a Digital/Black&White Photography Display. The event will take place this coming Thursday Nov. 27th, at 7 pm in the Auditorium. Tickets $5 at the door. We are looking forward in having you with us. Also, please keep tuned for the upcoming "Dance/Visual Arts Night" event that will take place in mid December.

Thank you
Ms. Pilaf
Arts Department Head

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GRAD WEAR ORDER FORM

Hey Grads!

TODAY IS THE VERY LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR GRAD WEAR ORDER FORM AND MONEY! Student Council will be collecting order forms and money in the caf during all lunches. Short sleeve Grad Shirts are $30 and Long Sleeve Grad Shirts are $35. Don't miss out on our limited edition, 40th Anniversary, Navy Blue Grad Shirts!

Thanks
Student Council

SPIRIT DAY

Guess what today is! It's SPIRIT DAY! Students and teachers are allowed to wear any APPROPRIATE  Sports Team Jersey or any Spirit Wear Sweater with uniform pants and shoes! We will be calling down classes for the Teachers Vs. Students Volleyball game during 4th period where we will giving away Dante Spirit Items! So get pumped up and let's show our ultimate Dante Spirit!!

Thanks
Student Council

TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH - DENTAL HYGIENIST

Attention All Students!

Toronto Public Health will be sending a dental hygienist to Dante's Main Campus beginning Tuesday December 2. Students who are interested in a free dental screening may book an appointment BEFORE December 2 with Ms. Catania in the Main Office. A letter with the details of the screening has been included in your report card packages.

Thanks
Ms. Melino
Vice Principal

CREDIT RESCUE COLLABORATIVE PLAN FORM

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS

You are encouraged to see your guidance counsellors to pick up a Credit Rescue Collaborative Plan Form and attend after school programs to help complete your Action Plans. See your Guidance Counsellor for more details.

Thanks

Student Services

BOOK CLUB MEMBERS

This announcement is a reminder to all Book Club Members, that we will be meeting tomorrow morning Wednesday November 26th at 8:05 am in the Library.

Look forward to seeing everyone.

Happy Reading!

Monday, November 24, 2014

40th ANNIVERSARY GRAD SHIRTS

Hey Grads!

Tomorrow is the very last day to buy your limited edition, 40th Anniversary Grad Shirts! Student Council will be selling Navy Blue Grad Shirts with the 40th anniversary logo in the caf during all lunches for $30 (short sleeves) and $35 (long sleeve). You can wear your Grad Shirts as an alternative to your White Polo shirts as long as you're wearing your uniform pants and shoes! Don't miss out on our limited edition Grad Shirts!

Thanks
Student Council

DONATE SOCKS, GLOVES, SCARVES ETC......

Don't forget to donate your socks, gloves, scarves and anything else to help keep others in need warm this winter! Donation box is in the front entrance.

Thanks
Mr. Dabbaugh

SPIRIT WEAR SELLING

Hey Dante!

Spirit Wear Selling has been extended until tomorrow. Student Council will be accepting order forms and money during all lunches in the caf today and tomorrow. Don't miss out on our limited edition 40th anniversary Spirit Wear!

For more information, check out our Twitter and Instagram @DanteCouncil !!!

JERSEY SPIRIT DAY

Student Council will be hosting a Jersey Spirit Day tomorrow!  Students and teachers will be allowed to wear any APPROPRIATE Sports Team Jersey or any Spirit Wear Sweaters with uniform pants and shoes. Also enjoy music in the cafeteria during all lunches! During 4th period, there will be a Teachers Vs. Students Volleyball game in the gym with popcorn for all attending students and staff! We will also be giving away Dante Spirit items. So show us your ultimate Dante Spirit to receive prizes. Let's show some Spirit Dante!

Thanks
Student Council

TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH DENTAL HYGIENIST

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS !

Toronto Public Health will be sending a dental hygienist to Dante's main campus beginning Tuesday December 2. Students who are interested in a free dental screening may book an appointment BEFORE December 2 with Ms. Catania in the main office. A letter with the details of the screening has been included in your report card packages.

Thanks
Ms. Melino
Vice-Principal
Main Office


ME TO WE MEMBERS

For all Me to We members, there will be a very important meeting right after school in Portable 14 on Tuesday November 25th.

See you there!

Thank you
Ms. Katzikowski

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CASUAL DAY

Hey Dante!

Today is a Casual Day! Students who are in casual clothing that don't have a year pass must buy a day pass for $2 or will be sent home. Staff members please check your mailboxes for the pencil cases containing casual day passes and remember to check for casual day passes for all 4 periods. Homeroom Reps please assist your teacher in this process. Student Council Members will be visiting 4th period classes to collect "Casual Day money and pencil cases.

Thanks
Student Council

PROM 2015

ATTENTION ALL GRADE 12 STUDENTS

This is a reminder that the Prom Committee will be collecting your $40 deposit this week during all three lunches. You must pay the deposit to secure a ticket for you and a guest at this year's Prom, which will be held on May 14, 2015. Unless you pay this first deposit we cannot guarantee your attendance at the prom, so please be sure to bring your money this week.

Remember to bring cash only! Hope to see you during lunch!

Thanks
Ms. Bucciarelli-Mauro

LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

A reminder to all Library Book Club Members.....

We will be meeting tomorrow morning, Thursday November 20 at 8:05 am.

Look forward to seeing everyone.

Happy Reading 

ASL CLUB

For all members of the ASL Club, there will be a meeting this Thursday. If you've ever wanted to learn some sign language in a fun, relaxed environment, now's your chance!

Join us this Thursday November 20th, at Main Campus Rm 322, after school. New members welcome. Come and check it out!

Thanks
Ms. Florio

MOCK LITERACY TEST

A reminder that the Library will be closed all day today for the Mock Literacy Test.

Thanks
Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PANZEROTTI IN THE CAFETERIA

ATTENTION ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS

Cafeteria will be selling PANZEROTI  Wednesday November 19 for $4.00.  

Thanks
Cafeteria

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

ATTENTION JUNIOR GIRLS

The next tryout will be held Wednesday Nov. 19 in the main gym at main campus. Invitation to this tryout is posted outside the gym. Please check for your name.

Thank you
Ms. Pescador

GRAD WEAR AND SPIRIT WEAR

Just a reminder that the Student Council will be selling Grad Wear and Spirit Wear today in the Cafeteria.

Thanks
Student Council

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

There will be a Senior Girls volleyball practice on Wednesday November 19th after school at 3:00 pm. The Final team roster will be posted on Tuesday morning outside of the gym.

Thanks
Mr. Gallo and Ms. D'Elia

ME TO WE MEMBERS

All Me to We members, there will be a meeting today immediately after school in Portable 14.
See you there!

Thank you
Ms. Katzikowski

Monday, November 17, 2014

SPIRIT WEAR

Hey Dante!

Spirit Wear is finally here! This year we’re offering a new American Apparel Full Zip Hoodie and a new Snapback, which both come in your choice of black or red, as well as a new red and gold-yellow striped Scarf! To commemorate Dante’s 40th Anniversary, we’re also bringing back the Classic Hoodie with your choice of black or red! To show your ultimate Dante Spirit, consider our package deals, which you can see on our order form! That’s not all!

If you have a Casual Day Year Pass, YOU GET 10% OFF ON SPIRIT WEAR!! That’s right, just show us your Casual Day Year Pass and you’re guaranteed 10% off on as many Spirit Wear Items of your choice!! However, this does not apply to any of the package deals. If you don’t have a Casual Day Year Pass, Student Council will be selling them once again TODAY and TOMORROW for $8 in the caf during all lunches.

This month’s Casual Day will be this coming Wednesday, November 19th!

Come pick up your Spirit Wear Order Form in the caf during all lunches to check
out the designs and their prices and have the order form filled out and returned with the money as soon as possible!!!

The very last day to submit your Order Form and money is Friday, November 21st, 2014!! The first few people will receive a gift with purchase while quantities last!

For more information, check out our Twitter and Instagram @DanteCouncil !!

Thanks
Student Council

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE

There will be a Senior Girls Volleyball practice on Wednesday November 19th after school at 3:00 pm. The Final team roster will be posted on Tuesday morning outside of the gym.

Thanks
Mr. Gallo and Ms. D'Elia

Thursday, November 13, 2014

40TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION GRAD SHIRT

Hey Grads! I know some of you are excited to graduate and some are freaking
out, but think about it: in 10 years you’re going to want something to remember
your good and bad times here at Dante. What better way to keep your memories
with you after graduating than to buy our 40th Anniversary, limited edition, Grad
Shirt?! Student Council will be selling Grad Shirts with the 40th Anniversary logo
in the caf during all lunches for $30 (short sleeve) and $35 (long sleeve) until
Friday, November 21st! Come pick up your order forms and submit your order
today!

Thanks
Student Council

DANTE SPIRIT WEAR

Hey Dante! Spirit Wear is finally here! This year we’re offering a new American
Apparel Full Zip Hoodie and a new Snapback which both come in your choice of
black or red, as well as a new red and gold-yellow striped Scarf! To
commemorate Dante’s 40th Anniversary, we’re also bringing back the Classic
Hoodie with your choice of black or red! To show your ultimate Dante Spirit,
consider our package deals, which you can see on our order form!
That’s not all! If you have a Casual Day Year Pass, YOU GET 10% OFF ON
SPIRIT WEAR!! That’s right, just show us your Casual Day Year Pass and you’re
guaranteed 10% off on as many Spirit Wear Items of your choice!! However, this
does not apply to any of the package deals.
If you don’t have a Casual Day Year Pass, Student Council will be selling them
once again on Monday and Tuesday of next week for $8 in the caf during all
lunches. This month’s Casual Day will be Wednesday, November 19th of next
week!
Come pick up your Spirit Wear Order Form in the caf during all lunches to check
out the designs and their prices and have the order form filled out and returned
with the money as soon as possible!!!

Thanks
Student Council

GRADUATION PHOTOS - Monday December 1st until Thursday December 5

ATTENTION ALL GRADS!

Grad photos will take place the week of December first. Check out the posters all over the school and see Mrs. Catania in the Main Office for a handout with details. Book your appointment on line today and get your preferred date for your Grad Photo.

Thanks
Mrs. Melino
Vice Principal

ASL CLUB

The meeting of the ASL Club scheduled for Thursday Nov. 13 is cancelled. We will meet again next Thursday - November 20th - newcomers still welcome!

Thanks
Ms. Florio

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS

The 2nd round of Senior Girls Volleyball try outs will be held Thursday November 13 at 2:45 pm  at Main Campus. All players interested in joining the team are required to attend.

Thank you
Mr. Gallo

Monday, November 10, 2014

REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY

All students who have signed up to assist with the Remembrance Day Assembly are asked to report to the Auditorium promptly after school.

Thank you
Ms. Tonelli
Department Head
Canadian & World Studies

ME TO WE

For all Me to We students, there will be an important meeting after school on Tuesday November 11th in Portable 14.

See you there!

Thank you
Ms. Katzikowski

"WE SCARE HUNGER"

On behalf of the Me to We committee, we would like to thank and congratulate everyone for your kind generosity of bringing in non-perishable food items for our "We Scare Hunger" campaign! Our recent food donation to North York Harvest Food Bank helped them reach their goal of 2 million pounds of healthy and nutritious food for families and individuals to have something to eat every day! As little as donating your non-perishable items, you helped make a difference in someone's life! Once again, thank you for all your help!

And Be The Change Dante!
Ms. Katzikowski

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TRY-OUTS

In Basketball News:

Junior Boys Basketball Try-Outs continue this afternoon @ 3 pm at Beatrice. This will be the final tryout! Grade 10's board the shuttle bus after school going back to Beatrice.

Thanks
Mr. Blackburn
Basketball Coach

TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENTATION

From the Dante Library.....................

Today we would like to welcome Naomi Fisher, visiting from the Maria A. Shchuka Library, who will be doing a Toronto Public Presentation for our International Students.  We would also like to thank Naomi and the staff at Maria A. Shchuka Branch for electronically renewing all our TPL cards.

On behalf of the Dante Community, thank you Naomi and we wish you all the best and continued success.

Thanks
Mrs. DiBiase-Petrungaro

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BREAKFAST CLUB

There will be an important Breakfast Club meeting today in Portable 12 after school!

Thanks
Mr. Aldea

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

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

Junior Boys Basketball tryouts continue after school here at Main Campus @ 3 pm.

Thanks
Mr. Blackburn

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ASL CLUB

We're baaaaaaaaaaaaaack! Dante's ASL Club is back for another year and new members are welcome!

What's ASL, you ask??? American Sign Language - the language of the deaf community in Canada and the U.S.A. If you've ever wanted to learn some sign language, now's your chance! Come and see what we're all about.

Our first meeting is this Thursday November 6th, after school, in Room 322.

Everyone is Welcome!

ACCELERATED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

From the Co-op Department:

We have extended the deadline to receive applications for the Accelerated Apprenticeship programs offered to grade 12 students until........ Friday November 7th !!

If you are a grade 12 student.... and interested in pursuing a career as a ......Baker.....Carpenter....Auto service technician....child and youth worker.....cook...electrician....plumber...child development practitioner....drywaller....hairstylist cosmetologist....painter....or refrigeration and air conditioning technician........

Then you should be considering applying for an accelerated apprenticeship opportunity.

Applications are available from the co-op department...room 303....and FINAL DEADLINE to hand in applications is FRIDAY  NOVEMBER 7th.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor



PROM 2015

From the Prom Committee

ATTENTION  GRADE 12 Students!!

This year's graduation prom will be held on Thursday May 14th 2015  at  The Terrace Banquet and Event Centre.

In order for us to secure this location we must make a deposit .... and require YOU to secure YOUR spot by making a deposit.. to US.

The prom committee is asking grade 12 students who want to attend this year's prom to make a first deposit of $40.

This will guarantee you AND 1 guest, each a seat.

We will be collecting the  $40  ...during the lunches.... in the cafeteria....... from November 18th until the 20th.

The size of hall we choose will be directly related to the number of deposits received.

If you do NOT provide a deposit at this time, we can NOT guarantee seats available at a later time.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor 



POPPY CAMPAIGN AT DANTE

The Department of Canadian & World Studies is set to begin the Poppy Campaign at Dante. The Poppy Campaign will begin on Wednesday, November 5 to Monday, November 10, 2014.

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.

The poppy is

• A symbol of Remembrance and hope
• Worn by millions of people
• Red because of the natural colour of field poppies

Wearing a poppy

• is a personal choice
• reflects individual and personal memories
• is appreciated by those it helps

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.

Students will receive their Poppy on Remembrance Day.


Thank you for supporting the Poppy Campaign!


REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLIES

Students interested in participating in the Remembrance Day Assemblies on November 11th are asked to report to Room 309, today - Main Campus to sign up for a duty.

Let's do our part to Remember Them!

Thank you,
 
L. Tonelli

Department HeadCanadian & World Studies

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ACCELERATED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS

From the Co-op Department:

We have extended the deadline to receive applications for the Accelerated Apprenticeship programs offered to grade 12 students until........ Friday November 7th !!

If you are a grade 12 student.... and interested in pursuing a career as a ......Baker.....Carpenter....Auto service technician....child and youth worker.....cook...electrician....plumber...child development practitioner....drywaller....hairstylist cosmetologist....painter....or refrigeration and air conditioning technician........

Then you should be considering applying for an accelerated apprenticeship opportunity.

Applications are available from the co-op department...room 303....and FINAL DEADLINE to hand in applications is FRIDAY  NOVEMBER 7th.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor 


ASL CLUB

We’re baaaaaaack! Dante’s ASL Club is back for another year and new members are welcome!
What’s ASL, you ask?? American Sign Language – the language of the deaf community in Canada and the U.S.A.
If you've ever wanted to learn some sign language, now’s your chance! Come and see what we’re all about.
Our first meeting is this Thursday, November 6th, after school, in room 322.


Everyone is welcome! 

Thanks
Ms. Florio

BELL DRIVER EDUCATION ORIENTATION MEETING

Students of Dante Alighieri are you thinking of learning to drive?

Bell Driver Education will be here at the school today for an Orientation Meeting for the Ministry Approved Driver Education Course.

Students interested in more information on the program should report to the class instructor at 3:00 pm in Portable #4.

Thank you
Angie D'Antonio
Manager/Coordinator

Monday, November 3, 2014

FOOD

A reminder to all students that all food, including food from the Nutrition Program MUST BE consumed in the CAFETERIA ONLY.

Thanks

Ms. Cifelli
Principal

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TRY-OUTS

Junior Boys Basketball Try-Outs continue on Tuesday November 4th @ 3 pm at Beatrice. Grade 10's board the shuttle bus after school going back to Beatrice.

Thanks
Mr. Blackburn

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


The Senior Girls volleyball season will be starting shortly. All girls interested in joining are welcomed to attend tryouts on Wednesday November 5th at 3:00 pm at main campus. 

See you there. 


Mr. Gallo 

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL

 In Basketball News:


The Dante Junior girls basketball team members are reminded of their game this afternoon at Father Redmond.  Please be ready with all your gear to board the charter bus travelling to the Game.  The grade 9's at Beatrice are to be ready by 1:45 pm and the grade 10's are to be ready by 2 pm.

Thanks
Mr. Blackburn 

ME TO WE MEMBERS

For all Me to We members, there will be a meeting right after school on Tuesday, November 4th in
Portable 14.

See you there!

Thank you
Ms. Katzikowski




BELL DRIVER EDUCATION

Students of Dante Alighieri are you thinking of learning to drive? Representatives of Bell Driver Education, providers of the Ministry approved Driver Education courses will be visiting the school today during the lunch hour, students interested in the course schedule are invited to visit the information booth by the cafeteria.

Thanks
Angie D'Antonio
Manager/Coordinator