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This school was involved in a Pupil Accommodation Review. View the latest information shared with the community or visit our review page for further information.

That's a Wrap
Congratulations to all the Saints on a fine year and a special greeting to all graduating students and parents. It was a tremendous year in many regards-for this we are grateful to Richview Faculty and support staff and to our wonderful parents and incomparable Parent Council Executive team.
A safe, restful and satisfying summer to all.

Pupil Accommodation Review 
Please see  Board decision (P20170622-ScarlettHeightsPARCBoardDecisionLetter-v3.pdf ) on the Scarlett Heights, Richview and Kipling Pupil Accommodation Review.

Bruce Boyd Field at Richview Stadium
Our project has a name- a fine one at that. Video production companies are being consulted and considered for filming at the start of the school year which will launch our fundraising campaign.

Championship Teams
Girls' Flag Football won Bronze at the provincial finals and the Boys' Baseball team repeated as City Champions- congratulations players and coaches!


Pupil Accommodation Review- Richview/Scarlett/Kipling
June 21- the Board of Trustees will vote on the committee recommendation to move Scarlett students to a re-visioned Kipling for the 2018-2019 school year.
The second public meeting for the April Area Review of Schools.pdf took place April 26 at Scarlett Height EA in the auditorium from 6:30-8:30pm.

Wellness Session
students in library
Members of the Girls' Group and Principal's Advisory were lead Mar. 28 in our library by our Public Health Nurse Partners in a session to identify and remedy the various stressors (beneficial and damaging) in our lives. A great resource for them.  In turn, our students will be visiting Grade 9 HF's April 7 to support their needs as our youngest learners. Many thanks to Staff Advisors Olga Calabria and Jane Fontes.

Interact
Welcome to Richview's newest Club! Interact will provide  opportunities for students to work together locally and globally  with other young people
 who are dedicated to service and international understanding.Group goals include:

  1. To recognize and develop constructive leadership and personal integrity.
  2. To encourage and practice thoughtfulness of and helpfulness to others.
  3. To create an awareness of the importance of home and family.
  4. To build respect for the rights of others, based on recognition of the worth of each individual.
For more information, please contact Staff Advisor, andrea.brozyna@tdsb.on.ca

City Champion Curlers- Boys & Girls!
Curling trophies and banners
Congratulations to Girls Champions- Frannie Shen, Stacey Huras, Laura Robertson
Jacqueline McLean and Lauren Holman and to Boys Champions Matt Garner, 
Brandon Holoczwak, Russell Stouffer and Sean Wylie!
And of course to coach Dave Huras and  Deb Haden-Reeves!

Area Review of Schools-Scarlett, Kipling, Richview
Public meetings will be held:
February 13, 6:30-8:30pm  and April 26 at Scarlett Heights Auditorium 
15 Trehorne Dr.
ScarlettHeightsPARCParentNotice_Public Meeting-Final v5.pdf

Math Night- March 30
A math night planned to assist parents/students learn more about secondary/post-secondary mathematics success and pathways is in the works- save the date!

Parent Council Mathematics Survey
The Richview CI parent council has received a Parent Reaching Out (PRO) Grant from the Ministry of Education to hold a math night for parents.  In order that our evening be useful to our parent community, we are conducting this short anonymous survey to understand who is interested in this topic and what they would like to hear about. Please answer this short 10 question survey, whether you plan to attend, or not.  We are interested in everyone's answers! Thank you for your participation. Your Parent Council.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2RQ8W8

Students' Council Clothing Drive
The Richview Students' Council is leading a clothing collection over the next week in order to help to provide at-risk youth the warm clothing needed to endure our Canadian winter that, despite what the groundhog says, doesn't seem to be ending any time soon! We kindly ask all of you to send your gently used and laundered winter outdoor clothing to school (e.g. coats, scarves, hats, gloves). Collection boxes will be placed outside of the main office and all donations will be passed along upon the conclusion of this drive, February 24th. Feel free to bring your donations this upcoming Thursday during parent interviews.

Thank you kindly for your support,...The Richview Students' Council

Happy Holidays Richview Family!
May you all find comfort, joy, rest and peace among friends and loved ones over the holiday. So long 2016 and welcome to 2017...school resumes January 9.

Please Support our Students!
Your assistance with our program is needed. See the Food & Nutrition Donations Flyer Dec 2016.pdf  and thank you for supporting student achievement at Richview!

Pupil Accommodation Review- Scarlet Heights E.A.; Kipling CI; Richview CI
A review is being undertaken for enrolments at these schools, details in this document:.
P20161124-ScarlettHeightsPARCFirstParentNotice-v4.pdf

Braeburn Kids Holiday Party
Braeburn Thank You.docx


Numeracy Lunch and Learn
Commencing on October 27 and running once weekly until April, the Math department is pleased to offer Lunch and Learn sessions designed to practice numeracy skills required for the course work, final math exam and EQAO Gr. 9 Applied Assessment of Mathematics. See the Parent Page for more details.


October 7, 57th Annual Commencement
Hearty Congratulations to the Class of 2016; it was a joyous celebration Friday night with an auditorium filled to standing room only capacity. We were delighted to hear of the very exciting programs at a variety of post-secondary destinations. Thank you Janice Kulyk Keefer who delivered a meaningful and significant alumna address and congratulations to valedictorian Brennan Roberts whose address was a rousing celebration of his peers, teachers and the year that was. Our grads, the aud' and the cafeteria were transformed to new levels not seen before at Richview- thank you Ms. Davison and her parent team of volunteers.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Parents- Help Reinvigorate Richview 
Our students deserve the tools to facilitate their success! Our Year 2 Fall Appeal 2016.docx shows you how you can help.

Toonies for Turkeys
Thank you students and staff; you raised almost $400 this morning- Oct. 6 thanks to the work of Students' Council who visited home forms. This is the equivalent of almost 90 dinners for the needy. Well done!


Parent Council Meeting
Tuesday September 13, 7-8pm Richview Collegiate Library
All parents are welcome to join us, we meet 8 times a year, always commencing at 7pm in our school library. 
Hope to see you there!
Next Meeting- Tuesday October 11, 7pm, in our Library.

Commencement- Fri. October 7, 7pm
To Parents of Graduates...
We look forward to celebrating the commencement of the graduating class of 2016. Both our auditorium and our parking lot will be full. If at all possible, please car pool.


Thank you to departing Staff Members
To Mr. Magwood and Mr. Pylypczak, we wish you the best in your retirement.

To departing teachers, your time with us was all too short.

Tes Berhane-Kiflue
Sandra Centofante- on leave
Domenico Donatelli
Tatiana Goutovets
Andrea Ibsen
Carla Johston- Position of Responsibility at Northview Heights
Song Kim
Laureta Malile
Ryan Panas
Lino Ragno
Stacey Tsourounis
Brendan Zapfe



Farewell Assembly Year in Review- Farewell 2016
Thank you students, staff and parents for another wonderful year and to Mr. Ragno's Yearbook class for a tremendous Rizmah and this slideshow.
Have a wonderful summer!



National Concours d'artes oratoire

Amna Majeed, First Place, Extended French!!!

On May 28, 2016 thirty-nine high school students from across Canada visited the Nation’s Capital to compete in Canadian Parents for French’s (CPF) National Concours d’art oratoire. Finals 
The Concours d’art oratoire final event draws students from across Canada in the competition that offers over $500,000 in scholarships from the University of Ottawa, Université de Moncton, University of Prince Edward Island, Université Sainte-Anne, and Université de Saint-Boniface.
The students, having won at their provincial or territorial championships, competed in five categories ranging from Core French to Francophone for this final competition. They spoke on topics including feminism, islamophobia, the impact of social media and the power of music.



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 12s in 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. 

Farewell and Welcome
Richview thanks Ms. Ladouceur for 3 fine years of service to our community and welcomes Ms. Lee. The two administrators  assume each other's roles at both Richview CI and West Humber CI. We have been and remain fortunate to partner with strong educational leaders.

Good as Gold
Congratulations to Richview upon obtaining it's Eco Schools Gold status. Kudos to all, especially to our Enviro Club and its indefatigable advisor, Ms. Kelleymaharaj.

Reinvigorating Richview
Year 3 of the three year plan to maintain and improve IT  resources launches this fall. Over $40 000 has been raised to provide almost 100 computers and other teaching/learning resources.  Our goal is to raise an additional $30 000 for 17-18. Details will be sent to parents in September.

Excursions
2017-2018
September
 22-24- Gr. 10 Leadership Camp-Mono Cliffs- Mr. Sexsmith
March
Pending Approval
March Break- Italy/Greece- Mrs. Calabria
March Break- Vietnam/Cambodia/Thailand- Mrs. Markakos
23-25 Gr. 10 Leadership Camp-Mono Cliffs- Mr. Sexsmith

Update for 2016-2017

1. Auditorium Stage- the wooden surface has been replaced and refinished where needed.

2. Gymnasium- the floor has been freshly cleaned and finished with two coats of finish, once over the summer and most recently over the winter break.

3. The sloping stairs at the corner of Islington and Eglinton. Completed Spring 2017.

4. Staffing- Richview was allocated 51.5 staff members, one more than last year. Regardless, we expect that this will not be sufficient and will require the unfortunate re-alignment of classes in late October.

5. Nutrition Program- Running for several days/wk or daily since September.

6. Solar Panels- Install completed in December. 

7. Excursions- there are a great variety of worthwhile classroom experiences being arranged outside of school and into the wider community. We are pleased to confirm that among them are the perennial excursions to New York in May for senior media studies students; the March Break  Western Civilization-Culture excursion to London, Paris, Florence and Rome and new this March Break is the Business department excursion to China.

8. Field of Dreams- Now officially "Bruce Boyd Field at Richview Stadium." Video production is planned for the fall to coincide with fundraising.

9. Cashless Schools-  While families can still transact in cash, we welcome the program that will allow families make all transactions (e.g. activity fee, field trips, spirit wear, etc.) securely on-line even for multiple students at multiple locations. Richview is part of a wide pilot that will be standard practice for all schools in the system. Please refer to information about this initiative in the August mailing.

10. Brick Work- at various sites around the building, predominantly around the auditorium.

11. Painting- of selected hallways, to be completed over the summer months.

12. Window Replacement- delivery of materials over the summer- work to begin in the fall. 












Archived

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


Here's an easy way to promote Richview Athletics!
 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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