Friday, November 27, 2015

GRADUATION REGISTRATION


Attention all Grade 12 students:

Grad registration begins next Wednesday, Decmber 2nd through Friday December 4th during all lunches in the cafeteria.  All grade 12's planning to graduate in June must register.  We will be collecting the Grad Ceremony Fee and gown measurements at the same time.  See the notice on the Guidance bulletin board for more details.

DANTE JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL

Last night the Dante Junior Boys Basketball team defeated Marshall McLuhan 62 to 58.  It was a total team effort with Keegan Wilson, Stephano Scarlato and Jason Andalan leading the charge.  There was an exceptional herculean effort made by Tyrell Clarke who cored 21 points to bring the team to another victory.

Great show Dante!!

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


Girls volleyball

There will be a practice today after school for all girls on the volleyball team.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Canadian Intermediate and Senior Math Contests


Students writing the Canadian Intermediate and Senior Math Contests will do so on Wednesday, November 25th during periods 1 and 2 in room 206. Students should report promptly at 8:30 a.m.

BAND REHEARSAL


There will be a band rehearsal Thursday and Friday after school in the Music Room.

ME-TO-WE



This message is for all members of Me-To-We.  There will be a brief meeting today, after school in Portable 14.  All Me-To-We members are invited to attend.


DANTE GIRLS INDOOR SOCCER



All girls interested in participating in the Dante Indoor Team are invited to attend a meeting/practice at Beatrice Campus this Thursday November 26 at 3:00 p.m. sharp.

First indoor Soccer Game is November 30th at the Downsview Hanger.

Monday, November 23, 2015

BAND REHEARSAL


There will be a band rehearsal Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, after school in the Music Room.

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL



Attention all Senior Girls Volleyball players, there will be a practice today and tomorrow Tuesday, November 24, 2015 after school.  Please check final list of girls who made the team outside of the gym.

Friday, November 20, 2015

ME TO WE




Hey Dante have you heard? Today is Universal Children’s Day. This special day for children began December 14th 1954 when the United Nations recommended that all countries around the world institute a day which is dedicated to the welfare of the children of the world.  Today, November 20th, marks the day on which the UN adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. Thus the 20th of November was chosen to be the day to celebrate the child.

Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow,
to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential.

However, even with the efforts to strive for a better future, there are many children whose rights are still being violated and freedoms are being repressed.  Many children are deprived of their rights and the benefits of development that we enjoy in Canada.  The only way to meet these challenges head on is to find new ways of thinking and new ways of doing.

There is much to celebrate as we mark the 25th anniversary of the UN. declaration, from declining infant mortality to rising school enrolment.  This historic milestone must also serve as an urgent reminder that much remains to be done. Too many children still do not enjoy their full rights on par with their peers. As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated:

"The one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard. "

So Dante take a moment today to think of the children around the world who have no voice. And Be the Change Dante.

BAND



This is just a reminder to all band members of the practice after school today in the music room.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

PROM



Attention Grade 12 Students

This is your last opportunity to ensure that you get a Prom ticket to this year's prom

The prom committee will be collecting $40.00 cash on Thursday, November 26th before and after school in room 303.

Again, this is the last chance to get your prom deposit in.  If you do not pay your $40.00 deposit on Thursday, we cannot guarantee that you will attend the prom.

So do not miss out!  See you on Thursday.

Senior Girls Volleyball


The Senior Girls Volleyball will have their final try out this Friday (tomorrow) in the gym after school.

WE SCARE HUNGER



We Scare Hunger is our annual food drive at Dante

Thank you to all staff and students who have made contributions to the Food Drive.

There are only a few days left before the food bins are collected.  if you want to make a food donation, now is the time.

Remember that all food collected will go to the North York Harvest Dood Bank which serves this community.

Be the Change Dante.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY EVENT



Volunteers are needed for Fairbank Village "Tree Lighting Ceromony", on Saturday, December 12, 2015.    Please see Guidance for more information.

DANTE LIBRARY BOOK CLUB



JUST A REMINDER:

Our Book Club session will take place tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 19th, at 8:05 a.m. in the Library.

New members are welcome to join.

Look forward to seeing tomorrow morning.

Happy Reading!

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL



This message is for ALL girls trying out for JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL.

Second TRY-OUTS for JUNIOR GIRLS ONLY! have been rescheduled for THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2OTH in the main gym.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

TRIP TO CHINA



Trip to China

For students who previously signed up or are interested in joining Dante's first ever Trip to China during the March Break, there will be an important Parent Information Meeting on Monday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in our school Library.

Hope to see you there!






Monday, November 9, 2015

REMEMBRANCE DAY

An Announcement from the Canadian and World Studies Department:

As we begin Veteran’s week, let us reflect on Remembrance Day.  Remembrance Day is a special time to reflect on those who have lost their lives in military service and to be thankful to our Veterans, young and old alike.

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Ypres in Belgium during the First World War.  On April 22, 1915 Germans introduced poison gas, a terrible new weapon.  Despite the suffocating thick clouds of yellow-green chlorine gas, the Canadian troops held on against all odds until reinforcements arrived.  Our Canadian soldiers had begun to build a remarkable reputation for skill and valour on the battlefield.   It came at a steep cost as many lives were lost. 

Lest we forget.    



VISIT FROM YORK UNIVERSITY

York University will be visiting Dante on November 19th during all three lunches in the Library? Potential Grads interested in York should attend.

Thanks
Student Services 

Friday, November 6, 2015

ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

We Scare Hunger is the Annual Food Drive at Dante. We are reaching out to our community to encourage everyone to donate nutritious non-perishables such as fish, dried beans, cooking oils, and whole grains. Your food donation will help feed 13,000 people in this community, this month. Your small act of kindness during We Scare Hunger will make a lot of parents and children nourished and happy. Will you consider helping us? We Scare Hunger starts and runs until November 6th. All food donations can be deposited in the bins in the main entrance of the school.

Be the Change Dante.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

OLD NAVY JOB FAIR

If you are looking for a part-time job then Old Navy might just be the place of you. Old Navy will be hosting a job fair this coming Saturday November 7 from 10 am to 2 pm. At their YORKDALE STORE. Make sure you are ready for On the spot interviews. GOOD LUCK!

Thanks
Student Services

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

COMMUNITY TIME CHANGE

Please be advised that the Community Time on Wednesday Nov. 4 has been rescheduled for 
Tuesday Nov. 10.

Thanks
Ms. Melino
Vice-Principal

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE DANTE LIBRARY

Do you enjoy reading?

Do you enjoy talking about the books you read?

If you enjoy reading and talking, then we have an exciting club for you.

Come one, come all and join the Dante Library Book Club, where you can read books and share your opinions and viewpoints.

If you are interested, our first session will be this Thursday November 5th at 8:00 am in the Dante Library.

.......and always remember......

"The more you read, the more you know and the more you know, the smarter you grow."





Monday, November 2, 2015

BELL DRIVERS EDUCATION

Students of Dante Alighieri Academy, are you thinking of learning to drive? Remember you will only do it once! Bell Driver Education will be offering the Ministry Approved Driver Education Course in preparation for the G2 Driving Test. The program will start here at the school on Thursday November 19, Portable #4 students interested in more information are invited to pick up a registration package in the Main Office.

Thanks
Bell Drivers Education

ACCELERATED APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES

From the Co-op Department:

Students applying for ACCELERATED APPRENTICESHIP  opportunities are reminded that applications and accompanying documents - resume, letters of reference - are due NOW !!

Please see the Co-op office for further information.

Thanks
Ms. Hebor

PROM PLANNING MEETING

ATTENTION Grade 12's !!

Students interested in helping to organize this year's graduation prom are invited to attend a Prom Planning meeting on Wednesday November 4th in room 204 at 2:35.

New members are welcome to join !

Thanks
Ms. Hebor