Please note: Due to the selective withdrawal of services by secondary teachers in the TDSB, the Board has postponed late starts until further notice. Classes on Wednesdays will follow the regular school schedule from 8:50 am to 3:10 pm.
From Student Services: University & College Applications:
Each year our Student Services Department sets up University Application sessions to assist students in completing their applications. These appointments have now been scheduled for all students who submitted their intention to apply to an Ontario university to Student Services. Students who would like to schedule an appointment but have not already done so should do so with Mrs. MacRae in the Student Services Office as soon as possible. Appointments will be completed by November 30th. Students who would prefer to complete the university application process on their own should come to Students Services to pick up an information letter and their PIN number. Students planning to apply to an Ontario college can come and book an appointment with their guidance counsellor whenever they are ready to apply. The equal consideration date for colleges is February 1, 2016 but we are hoping that students submit their applications long before the deadline.
From Trustee Chris Glover:
The next Special Education Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 24 at Hollycrest Middle School, 630 Renforth Drive, from 7-9 pm. There will be a special presentation on Overcoming the Stigma of Having Special Needs. The guest speaker is lawyer and inclusivity advocate, Devon Sivill. He will examine the stigma that continues to surround living with a disability in contemporary Canadian society and what can be done to combat stigma from within the education system through to the workforce. Having special needs himself, Devon will speak about his own personal experience and how we can use countervailing
Etobicoke Collegiate Athletic Wear is now available. Please see the attached flyer for this year’s selection. Sample sizes are now in and can be viewed by students over the lunch hour. Although we cannot guarantee it, the company has indicated that orders placed before November 30th should arrive at the school before the students leave for the holidays.
RAI$E-A-RUCKUS Parent Social @ Crooked Cue
The School Council and I invite you to an evening of fun and camaraderie at the Crooked Cue on Monday, November 30, 2015. Enjoy a casual dinner, an oyster bar, mingle, view ECI artwork and listen to live music, all for $50. Tickets are available through the link on our website. ALL money raised from ticket sales and the silent auction will be matched by our anonymous donor and every ticket sold will benefit the students of ECI. All are welcome. If you have any items that you would like to donate for the silent auction, they can be dropped off at the school at any time up to Friday, November 27th.
Buy Your Ticket!
Consistently doing homework helps students develop self-discipline and helps them to learn to organize and manage their time effectively. Homework may consist of work specifically assigned by the teacher to be done for the next day but it should also include reading, planning for future assignments, reviewing for future evaluations and researching/preparing for major projects. Homework might also involve cleaning out knapsacks and school bags and ensuring that all papers are hole punched and in the appropriate binder. It is expected that students in grade 9 do 45 - 90 minutes per day and students in grade 10-12 do 60 to 120 minutes per day. Many subjects in high school such as math are highly cumulative and doing practice questions for homework is crucial for success. Students should be encouraged to do their homework in a visible but quiet place away from the distractions of all of their electronics.
Parents and Students in Grade 11 & 12 – Post-Secondary Information
Our Student Services Department sends out regular texts to let our senior students know about visits from University and College representatives and to make students are aware of important information pertaining to applying to post-secondary education. Parents and students can be added to the list to receive this information by texting @ecigu to 289 276 0832 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Please encourage your child, especially if they are in grade 12, to add themselves to this service.
(This is a confidential one-way text and e-mail system. At any time you can unsubscribe by replying to a text with ‘unsubscribe@ecigu’ or by sending an e-mailing with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.)