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STEM
A marvellous conference was enjoyed by hundreds of parents and youngsters on May 14, 2016 throughout Richview's first floor classrooms and learning spaces. From robotics, to primates, inventors to pilots and from learning skills to drones- this conference had it all including a smash opening lead by Dan Riskin's introduction of Anthony Morgan, the Science Ninja. Thank you Michelle for your lead on an amazing event that is sure to have ripples for decades to come!

Flag Friday Night Lights
It is the dawn of a new era! Congratulations to our talented Girls' Flag Football players and their coaching staff lead by Mr. Sexsmith for the launch of our first ever event this past Friday May 13 at Centennial Stadium. The team did very well defeating Marymount from Sudbury 20-12 and following this up with a thrilling overtime tie of 15-15 versus Markham. We are delighted that these teams could join us to help ensure that this marvellous game only gets bigger and better!


Youth Art Show
The Assembly Hall is pleased to present our sixth collaborative youth art show featuring works from
Lakeshore Arts - Youth Arts Movement, Martingrove Collegiate Institute and Richview Collegiate Institute.

The show opens May 19 and runs until June 16 at the Assembly Hall, 
1 Colonel Samuel Smith Drive.
Gallery hours: Monday to Friday 12 to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 1 pm.

Creating a Circle of Hope
Richview is proud to partner with Meagan's Walk in support of both cancer research and families battling cancer.

Our December Saints Week campaign raised almost $3000 for the cause and we were delighted to present the "cheque" to Denise Bebenek at the May 4 Pep Assembly. Kudos to Mr. Sexsmith's Leadership Class for running a spirited and successful campaign.
See you Saturday May 7, 8:30am at Fort York for the 15th edition of the walk and hug culminating at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Alumni /Grade 12 Post-Secondary Transition Program
In it's 5th year, Richview Grads are invited back  to dialogue with Grade 12 students.

On May 2nd and 3rd, a bevy of newly-minted "first year" university/college students each provided an overview of their respective programs and then shared a Q and A session with Grade 12sin each of our 7 senior English classes. We are grateful for the insight, honesty and encouragement they provided to their peers and we thank Mrs. Calabria and Mrs. Haden-Reeves for organizing the event. The present and future are bright!

Student Nutrition Program
The application has been approved, funding has arrived, the volunteers are in place and the equipment has arrived. The morning grab and go breakfast plan will enable students to start the day right with a rotating offering of a fruit/veggie, a cereal/grain and a dairy product all for a contribution of $1. We rely now on our trades people to ensure proper plumbing and electrical support for the equipment. The plan is to run a pilot in May (twice a week) and to run it daily in September.

Asylum- Update, April 11, 2016
The cast and crew have done it! Out of 66 provincial entries, Asylum is one of 8 finalists to appear in the provincial showcase next month at Hart House, U of T.

A remarkable collective achievement by writers, musicians, AV Crew, players and directors, our drama community gave a strong voice to those who were powerless to communicate it and the professional community has validated your work. Bravo!

March Break Update, 2016
The Saints continue their tour of England, Spain, France, and currently sites in Italy including the Piazza della Signoria in Florence.


Breakfast Program Coming to Richview
with thanks to the Principal's Advisory Group, we have applied for and will receive funding and support for a Nutrition program (likely breakfast). Parents interested in volunteering can meet with our coordinator and school staff on March 29, specific details to follow. Please email sam.miceli@tdsb.on.ca for inquiries.

Update-March 11, 2016
Bravo Richview Dramatists and Players! 

Congratulations students and directors Ms. Beaulieu and Ms. Johnston. Their entry is 3 of 18 moving on to regionals at Hart House U of T, Fri.April 8. Additionally, the production garnered several awards: Award of Excellence for the Ensemble; the Outstanding Production Award and Best New Play. Bravo! We wish you every success representing Toronto at the regional festival at U of T. Please join us; tickets at Hart House!

Our Drama production, "Asylum", opened the Sears Drama Festival on Feb. 26 at  Silverthorn C.I. in competition with our sister schools, Martingrove and Silverthorn. Asylum will be presented again at Richview, 8pm, March 3.

"Asylum" is a ground breaking piece of theatre is based on the lives of psychiatric patients at the Lakeshore Asylum, 1889-1979.The work is researched, documented, written and performed by Richview students. We will be performing at Richview on March 3rd. See the attached poster for all the exciting details. Tickets can be purchased by any cast or crew member.



Richview Life Savers
Eternal thanks to the 14 senior Richview students, some pictured here, who donated their time, care and blood to save the lives of others; they and Mr. Boyd cannot be thanked enough! Our gratitude to Ms. Di Marco whose planning ensures this key event takes place each year! This marks Mr. Boyd's incredible 159th donation! Incredible.
student staff blood donors



The Field of Dreams
football field The TDSB has approved our plans to develop a first class athletic facility for our Richview Saints students athletes:
Artificial Turf- Additional Bleachers- Lights- A Running Track- A Electronic Scoreboard
kids on running track
Participatory Design- Students and Staff will be amassing input from all community stakeholders and we want your input also. 
Please share your input with Sam Miceli to ensure our development is truly reflective.




Meagan's Walk

the tally is in; after all the fun of a week's worth of extended lunch periods, the student body raised over $3000 for the venerable charity. Congrats to all and to Mr. Sexsmith's Leadership class.







Back up to Speed at Richview- January

Two weeks into the new calendar year, curricular and co-curricular activity abounds...

Culture Day- International Food Extravaganza

Thanks and compliments to the students under Ms. Stuart's leadership for the vibrant Jan. 15 music, fashion, education and food celebration enjoyed by hundreds during lunch hour. Richview, like Toronto and Canada is a as strong as it is diverse.

Junior Boys' Invitational Basketball Tournament
A highly efficient tournament was run by Mr. K's Athletic Council wherein our team played with skill and vigor making it to the final losing to winners Northern Secondary. Congratulations to the players and to coaches Dipchand and Sexsmith.

Gr. 12 Functions Exam
A great deal of preparation is underway for the Jan. 22 Exam that is critical for many grade 12's in preparation for their post-secondary applications. A moratorium is in place on all other Gr. 12 activity on both Jan. 20 and 21. 

 

Summatives and Exams
We have entered the "summative season," that is the 8 weeks before the end of classes when a portion up to 30% of the total mark can be demonstrated. Like exams, these culminating activities are legally required and cannot be re-scheduled outside of school-sanctioned activities or by medical/legal notes. 

With the exception of Languages and the Arts, no courses shall require students to complete both a "summative" and an exam.
The exam period runs from June 9-22, schools cannot accommodate exams missed due to vacations. An exam schedule will be available later in the coming weeks.

Music Department Garage Sale Fundraiser
On behalf of Mrs. O'Brien and our Music students, thank you Richview Families for your support of our fundraiser, we raised well over $3000 to support our programming needs!


OFSSAA Gold Medal Curling Champions, 2016!
Catch the team on City News, Athlete of the Week on May 2, 2016.
Direct from North Bay, Congratulations to Team Garner: Matt, Brendan, Russell and Sean and their incomparable coach, Ms. Haden-Reeves.



Inside Ride 2016
Congratulations Richview!
Thanks to your spirit and generosity, you raised over $23 000 dollars in support of families battling cancer and the fight to defeat cancer. Special thanks and compliments to our master organizer, Jennifer Beemer!

Visit the Co-Curricular page for more images.

Reinvigorating Richview Update
Parent donations are now finding their way into learning spaces. The library for example now has 3 full computer labs: 28 desktops in the front lab, 26 desktops in the back lab and, pictured here, 30 laptops for the Table Lab (mobile).

Read our Reinvigorating Richview Plan of Action.pdf to learn about the upcoming IT benefits for Richview students.

Congratulations- Ontario Curling Association Provincial Champions!
Matt, Brandon, Russell and Sean of Team Garner saw the lads go from High Park to Leaside to the Land O' Lakes Curling Club in Tweed, Ontario. 

The team went 8 and 1 in the tourney and the most impressive win took place in the semi-finals in the 7th end with the game tied and Matt threw a control weight hit through a very small port to hit and stick a score- the only 2 of the game. This is the first time in the 77 years of the event that our school has won. On another matter, it is the first time in Ms. Haden-Reeves' 22 year coaching career that one of her teams has won a provincial championship. Our gratitude and congratulations are extended to our brilliant Coach!


Muskoka Woods Leadership Week- Jan. 25-29
snowboarders posing
Congratulations and welcome back to our 380 campers and senior student leaders and their dedicated staff advisor team of 15! Our week was bountiful and rich: indoor and outdoor stations building on the character traits that form the foundation of our program helped us further our mission to break down walls and to build community. What a fine family of students, staff and parents we are. Well done Richview! Enjoy the images from our camp on the "Leadership" page under "Departments."



All for One! Richview supports Canadian Blood Services!
On February 5th we are holding a Blood Typing/OneMatch Stem Cell Registration Event in Cafex from 9:30 am to 3 pm
This will be followed by a blood drive on February 8th at Etobicoke Civic Centre.
Please see the attached information - All in one poster and Parent Info letter

Milk Bags Matter
Students with milk bag mattresses
What do you get when combining 10 keen students, 4000 milk bags and 1 supportive staff advisor?
You divert enormous waste from landfill and create 7 mattresses to benefit families in Third World countries. Congratulations students and Ms. Haden-Reeves!
Visit Milk Bags Unlimited for more information.

New Professional Activity Day
All TDSB schools will have a newly designated P.A. Day on Friday, April 15, 2016. This additional P.A. Day has been mandated by the Ministry of Education as a result of provincial labour negotiations


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 Support the athletic program at Richview by purchasing a magazine subscription. Ten dollars from every subscription ordered goes directly towards Richview Athletics. Many of the most popular magazines are offered at a great discount. Magazine Fundraiser 2015 2016.doc Give the gift of reading and support athletics at Richview.
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