AA March Break
From the Richview Family to yours, we wish you a satisfying respite and look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday March 17. Special wishes to students and staff travelling and learning in Peru/Bolivia, Western Europe and the French Immersion Battlefields of Europe trips.
The women's and mens' national teams pulled it off in Sochi, winning Gold Medals and the Richview Girls' and Boys' teams matched the feat each winning the City Championships! Best of luck to the team at OFSAA, the girls in Brampton and the boys in North Bay.
It has come to our attention that individuals are organizing a private function on Thursday March 6 and calling it, "Etobicoke Semi." We understand that a number of students from various Etobicoke high schools may be attending. We have no other details at this time but will promptly share them should more information be forthcoming.
Please be advised that this event is not school sanctioned and therefore no Richview staff will be present to supervise. This event is considered a private function, with no connection to Richview or the TDSB.
Congratulations to our all members of this club that competed at Ryerson on Feb. 27 with their entry of a Bioreactor. The students took top prize, a gold medal and should they should all be proud of their accomplishments. Our gratitude to their staff advisor, Mr. Mehic, for guiding them throughout the process.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of RCI's 2013 2014 Musical, Spamalot! Opening night was a smash start to the talents and energies of our students; be they AV Crew, Stage Hands, Musicians, Set and Costume designers and of course performers, the end product was a special treat for all involved. This year we had the added feature of the Intermission being supported and spiced-up by Business Leadership students whose kiosks served as friendly competition a la "The Apprentice" of television fame.
Thank you to all parents and staff who supported this production, especially Ms. Toogood, Ms. Striftobolas, Mr. Osachoff and Ms. Fitzgerald.
STUDENTS ASSISTING INDEPENDENT NEIGHBOURHOOD TORONTO SENIORS- SAINTS!
This season has been a winter wonderland and our Richview SAINTS are trying to make the most of it.
As one of our SAINTS initiatives, our senior students rake leaves in the fall and shovel snow during the winter for senior neighbors in our community. Every time we go to help, our senior neighbours are most appreciative of our efforts.
If you know of any seniors who can use our help, please let us know.
PLAR Information Session at Earl Haig SS - CANCELLED
Due to inclement weather conditions, the PLAR Information Session at Earl Haig SS this evening (Feb. 5, 2014), has been cancelled. Please communicate this cancellation with your students and parent community.
All are welcome to attend our Annual Co-op Supervisor Appreciation Breakfast
and Co-op Fair on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at Richview CI. Parents and Guardians, please join us in our Cafeteria from 8am to 11am as we celebrate our Coop students' success and express our gratitude to our invaluable community partners.
Come out to enjoy breakfast, a slideshow presentation and student presentations.
Our 13th year of Leadership training, community-building and fun is ready to launch on Monday, Jan. 27. Campers should be at the school by 8:30am. Leaders have different arrival times. Thank you student leaders and supervising teachers for months of planning that will result in an invaluable experience for our Grade 9s. Check and double-check your packing lists- dress warmly!
This year's event scheduled in early February will not take place. We hope to run the event again next year.
Fundraiser Tops $7000
Thank you parents for both your continuing support of student success and for joining us at School Council to share the vision of our Curriculum Leaders for their respective departments.
School Council/ Reinvigorating Richview
Greetings Parents and Guardians. We hope you can join us at School Council, 7pm in our Library on Tues. Jan. 21. Our current total for the fundraising campaign is $6, 925.00
. Curriculum Leaders will pitch their requests for portions of this much needed resource- donations are still very much welcomed. We will also hear from our Public Nurse who will share details for the upcoming Public Health Survey at Richview.
Minutes from previous meetings are posted on the School (Parents') Council page.
Welcome Back, Welcome 2014!
The holidays were wonderful, power outages excluded- but it is great to be back into our routines and as you can imagine, teaching, learning, clubs, the arts, leadership and sports are all up at full tilt. Thank you also to parents who continue to make donations to our Reinvigorating Richview fundraiser. Donations are quickly approaching $7000 and on January 21, our Curriculum Leaders will attend the 7pm School Council meeting to make their pitches to access these funds for IT targets. It is NEVER too late to DONATE!
Reinvigorating Richview- Dec. 19 Update
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for the positive Community Response to our Reinvigorating Richview Fundraising Campaign!
As of December 13, families have contributed $6,100.00 so far! This is a wonderful example of our co operation between students, parents and Richview Staff working toward a common goal. Student success is our priority.
Our goal is to raise $50.00 per student. 100% of funds raised will be alotted on Tuesday, January 21st at the School Council Meeting @7:00 pm. At this time Curriculum Leaders will be invited to share their wish lists and all parents can have input into where our money is being spent to ensure this year's 2013/14 students benefit. We will then publish how the funds are alotted to ensure transparency for all.
If you have not donated yet please do so. Every dollar makes a difference and Tax Receipts will be issued.
Again, Thank you for your support! Reinvigorating Richview Dec. 2013.pdf
A wonderful holiday break to you and yours from your Richview Family!!!
The Richview Family extends best wishes to Kevin Chase as he assumes his duties at Etobicoke CI and warmly welcomes our new Head Caretaker, Rodney Inches. We look forward to working with you!
Today, Dec. 18 at approximately 9;45am an adult male, black, 5 foot 6 inches, dressed in black trench coat and black toque with white marking around his mouth, described as having a medium build, in his late 20’s or early 30’s was on the west side of Islington by Richview library; he blocked a female student on her way to RCI; he invited her to model for him at Yorkdale and invited her to do drugs. No students were harmed. Police have since attended and are following up.
In the meantime, please review safety procedures with your children. Students should always travel in groups, in well-used public routes, be aware of surroundings, call 9 1 1 and alert staff and parents of any concerns. Under-reacting is not advisable.
Let's keep our children safe.
Adult French Classes
The Adult French Classes have now been re-scheduled to commence in January. If you are interested, more details are availble at this link: Canadian Parents for French Lessons Flyer Winter 2014.pdf
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Our school budget has been cut by approximately $50,000 over the past five years. After much thought and discussion during our September 17 meeting, the RCI Parent Council decided that we will reach out to our community and raise funds to ensure we continue to support student achievement by addressing gaps.
In lieu of participating in various activities, we are offering the option to forward a one-time contribution per family. Although any amount suitable for your family is appreciated, we are suggesting a minimum donation of $50 per child. One hundred percent of the monies collected will be directed to Information Technology to support student achievement. Thank you for your contribution.
Payment can be made in the form of cash or a cheque payable to Richview Collegiate; please consider making your donation before December 20, the last day before the winter break.
Please note: Tax receipts for contributions of $25 or greater will be provided for cheques ONLY. Please use this link for a copy of the form- Reinvigorating Richview Dec. 2013.pdf
In Partnership in Education
Bev Firchuk, Charlene Sam
Tina Majthenyi, Christy Caspary, Kim Shaw
Richview Collegiate Parent Council
Braeburn Christmas Party
Dear Richview Parents,
The time for our Braeburn Christmas Party, a charity event for nearly 50 under-privileged children, is fast approaching and we still need your help. This year's event will take place on December 14th, 2013. It will consist of fun activities, a pizza lunch, and a visit from Santa who will deliver a personalized gift to all of the children attending. The student council has been working hard to raise money so far, but we still need help with the following:
1. Gifts for the children (males or females, ages 5-12, new, unwrapped with a $10-$15
2. Monetary donations (anything helps towards buying toys and the pizza lunch!)
Donations will be accepted every day leading up to the event on December 11th, in the school's main office. We thank you all in advance for your kindness, and we hope that you know that a simple gift means the world to these children.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays,
Richview's Student Council
There will an information meeting for all those signed up, or wanting to sign up,
for the March Break Peru & Bolivia trip on Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm in the Library
This trip is open to all Richview students from grade 9 to 12.
Our tour operator, Gonz Moreno, will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns regarding this once in a lifetime trip that includes Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Isla del Sol, Isla del Luna. and La Paz
Street art, handicrafts, hiking, Andean instrument workshop, a visit to an orphanage, making empanadas at a bakery - a real hands on affair where we not only see the sights but interact with the culture.
More information can be found through the following link or by contacting Mr. Osachoff.
Peru/ Bolivia Trip
Math & Music Teacher
Richview Collegiate Institute
Toronto District School Board
416 394 7980 ext 20080
Thank you performers crew and staff advisors Ms. Fitzgerald and Mr. Osachoff for the vast array of wonderful performances on Wed. Nov. 27. We were delighted to hear and see the witty exchanges and catchy tunes in what was a very enjoyable evening for all.
Seniors Boys' Football
Congratulations to the coaches, managers and especially the players for their bounce-back victory in the OFSSAA Bowl final on Tues. Nov. 26 versus their opponents from North Bay. In a game very reminiscent of the Grey Cup with blustery winds and freezing temperatures, the Saints prevailed 12-10 in a game that witnessed several lead changes. The parade of athletic success continues at Richview.
Annual Awards Assembly
Dec. 3 at 1:30pm is the date and time to recognize the scholastic achievements from the 2012-2013 academic year. Students from Grades 10-12 and their parents will receive an invitation. Car-pooling is highly recommended.
Senior Girls' Basketball
Congratulations Lady Saints for winning the OFSSAA qualifier and best wishes in the Consolation Semi-Finals Sat. Nov. 23 at 10:30am in London, Ontario. A debt of gratitude to our Teacher-Coaches Tina Striftobolas and Voula Diomis for their exemplary leadership and care of our wonderful athletes.
Senior Boys' Football- City Championships- Tier 1
On Nov. 21, Richview and mid-town rivals Central Tech traded touchdown for touchdown each putting 36 points on the board until the fourth quarter when the plays did not go our way. It was a tough loss but full credit to the runnings backs for CTS. We wish our team every success at the OFSSAA festival at 10:00am at Centennial Stadium versus West Ferris from North Bay Ontario.
Annual Braeburn Christmas Party - *New Date
This perennial favourite is now scheduled for Dec. 14; please visit the Student Council page for details.
On Wednesday November 27, Richview’s Arts Council will be hosting an evening performance titled “Arts
This event is a celebration of the Arts at Richview. The performance will begin at 7pm, tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. The evening will feature a display of visual art, photography, musical theatre numbers, and one act short plays. We hope to see you there!
Seniors Boys' Football TDSSAA City Championship
The Senior Boy’s Football team will be taking on Central Tech in the TDSSAA City Championship final on Thursday November 21, 2013.
The game is at Centennial Stadium at 2:00pm. There will be a student buyout for the game. The cost for the buyout is $7.00. This includes the ticket to enter the game and a school bus ride to Centennial Stadium
and the return trip to Richview. Permission forms and information will be available in the caf on Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch. The deadline to return parental permission forms is Wednesday November 20 at 3:30pm at the RAC table in the Cafeteria.
* Students who purchase a buyout ticket will be dismissed
from class at 1:20pm. The bus will depart Richview for the
stadium at 1:40pm.
*Please have a frank discussion with your child to determine if it is appropriate to miss instruction in order to attend the game.
Congratulations to the Richview Senior Girls Basketball Team for qualifying for OFSAA in London, Ontario. The girls leave Wednesday and competition begins on Thursday.
The Junior Boys Football Team defeated Birchmount Park 28-7 in the TDSSAA City of Toronto finals. This is the second city championship in a row for the Junior Boys. Congratulations on a great season.
The Senior Boys Football Team defeated the Northern Red Knights 34-14 in the TDSSAA City of Toronto semi-finals. The game will be televised on Rogers channel 10 tomorrow, Saturday, November 16th at 8:30 p.m. The Senior Boys will face Central Tech in the TDSSAA City of Toronto championship final on Thursday, November 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Centennial Stadium. Students will have the opportunity to purchase “buy-out” tickets in order to see the game. Forms will be available in the cafeteria at lunch from Monday – Wednesday. Parent permission will be required as students will be missing class. Further details to follow.
Poinsettia Sale at Richview
Christmas is right around the corner and it is time to think about buying a beautiful poinsettia. The Parent Council at Richview is selling poinsettias as fundraiser through Bradford Greenhouses Limited.
The fundraiser will begin Tuesday November 12 and end on Tuesday November 26. Please make payment by cheque made payable to Richview Collegiate Parent Council
. Payment forms must be handed in to the office on or before November 26.
Delivery will be made on Friday December 6 and all orders must be picked up at the school between the hours of 3:30 and 6:00pm. Money raised will be used for various student activities. We thank you for your support.
For order form, see second page of this link: Poinsettia Sale at Richview - Final.pdf
If there are any questions, you may contact one of the parents on our fundraising team by email at:
Navigating the Post-Secondary Landscape
Nov. 21, 7pm, Library
An evening hosted by Student Services for parents of students in all grades to gain insights into the processes, timelines, and requirements for access to universities and colleges; and, how students can benefit from a wide range of awards, scholarships and bursaries.
Canadian Parents for French
*update- cancelled due to insufficient interest.*
Level 1 French Lessons for Parents
When: November 12, 2013 – February 4, 2014 (Tuesdays, 10 weeks, no classes Dec. 17, 24, 31)
Where: Hilltop Middle School (The Westway/Royal York), Classroom 3
Cost: CPF Members $170 (includes course materials)
Non-Members: $195 (includes course materials and CPF Membership)
Registration: Please contact Diana Matheson to confirm that you will be enrolling in the course by November 7, 2013:
Payment will take place on Tuesday, November 12 at Hilltop M.S., 6:30pm (first class). Payment by cheque only please.
Congratulations to our Executive Counsellors: Jackie Muru and Jamal Gibson. Please visit our Muskoka Woods page for Muskoka Woods stations and the teacher advisors who will be supervising these stations.
It has come to our attention that a Halloween costume party is taking place on Friday November 1 at Faces Nightclub (224 Richmond St. W). Please be advised that this is not a school sanctioned event and therefore, no Richview staff will be present to supervise. This event is considered a private function, with no connection to Richview or the TDSB.
October 28 Assemblies
Seniors- Funny Money-
The Funny Money program uses humor to educate youth about the basics of personal finance including money management, credit, debit and savings. The Funny Money for High Schools presentation makes a lasting impression on students in grades 11 and 12. Thank you Ms. Markakos, Assistant Curriculum Leader of Business Studies for arranging this invaluable session for our senior students.
Juniors- Anti-Bullying- Featuring Mark Betrand
Bullied in elementary and middle school as well as at home, Mark was extremely shy growing up. He had few friends to turn to, suffered from low self-esteem and seemed lost within the world. Despite feeling completely alone at times, he maintained a strong sense of humour and positive mindset that allowed him to stay off the "wrong path" that many teens find themselves travelling down. He searched for mentors in the field of self-esteem and personal development to help him break out of his shell and increase his confidence. Through reading the works of great mentors such as Tony Robbins and Craig Valentine, Mark was able to learn the keys to self-confidence, create a positive outlook on life, and achieve success in all areas of his life. We are thrilled that Mark can share his story with our students.
Welcome Newest Staff Members
We are delighted to welcome the following teachers to the Richview Family:
Kurt Dipchand- French Immersion and English
Marta Kopun- French Immersion
Claudia Policarpo- Math
A warm welcome also to OISE Teacher Candidates Heather Wheeler in Science and Anna Davydova in Economics.
Awards Assembly, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians, for students currently in Grades 10, 11 or 12, who have earned Honours Standing/Special Awards, we invite you to attend our 2013 Awards Assembly on Tuesday December 3 at 1:30pm in our auditorium. Invited students are requested to assemble in the cafeteria at 1:15 and parents and guests are cordially invited to arrive after 1:20pm in our auditorium.
Memories to last a lifetime- Thank you Brightpics!
For those who attended our 54th Commencement on October 10, you will appreciate the value-added dimension of classic "Grip and Grin" photos of our Graduates and Special Award winners with the Platform Party as they received their diplomas and special awards. A special debt of gratitude to your marvellous crew of photographers for their long hours and exemplary skills. For this service, we are especially indebted to Brightpics. The framed photographs are priceless!
Introducing Richview's newest addition to the lengthy list of leadership and community-building opportunities: Students Assisting Independent Neighbourhood Toronto Seniors. S.A.I.N.T.S. is a component of the Principal's Advisory Group that matches neighbourhood seniors with students who provide vetted services and supports for community members. The list of activities includes but is not limited to: taking pets for walks, raking leaves, shovelling snow, running errands, putting out the trash and recycling.
If you know of a senior citizen or needy citizen, be it a family member or neighbour, please contact Staff Advisors Olga Calabria or Sam Miceli at:
October 15, 2013
What also makes our school our home is the friendly, convenient and nutritional offerings from our dynamic nutritional team of Melba and Anna. For your reference, see the link for weekly cafeteria offerings.
2013-2014 Secondary Schools Menu School.doc
October 15, 2013
We are pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Ms. Claudia Policarpo who commences teaching duties October 17 in our Math department. Welcome to the Richview Family!
Toonies for Turkies
October 11, 2013
Thank you students, staff and parents. Your generosity resulted in a donation of $1, 275.00 for the Scott Mission rendering a Happy Thanksgiving for the less fortunate. Our appreciation to Ms. Pereira for her oversight of this annual fundraiser.
School (Parent) Council
Parental participation in the Council is a rewarding and indispensable feature of life at Richview Collegiate. We welcome all parents and guardians to join us at our second gathering of the new year:Tuesday October 15 at 7:00pm in our library.
October 11, 2013
Congratulations Graduates and Parents, it was wonderful for all members of our community to celebrate your success at our 54th Commencement. We especially enjoyed sharing moments with you at the reception hosted by our Grade 12 Parent reps where we heard of your early exploits at university, college and work.
Commencement was made all the more satisfying by the addition of the Alumni Address by 2002 alumnus Gurdeep Ahluwalia and by the highlight speech of our valedictorian, Andre Diodati.
A Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Grade 12 Intent Declarations
October 1, 2013
Please be advised that all grade 12 students have been requested to verify their intention to apply to the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) and/or the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC) or return for a 5th year. This is the first step in applying to university and college and is necessary in order to have an OUAC pin number generated. This verification needs to be completed before Tuesday, October 8th when the first download of demographic information occurs for OCAS. The verification sheets are posted in the Guidance office. To date, only 97 students have verified their intentions.
Please confirm with your son/daughter if he/she has completed this important first step.
Peru and Bolivia
September 26, 2013
THIS TRIP WILL IMMERSE STUDENTS IN THE CULTURE, ART, & HISTORY OF PERU AND BOLIVIA
Highlights include Lima, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, The Sacred Valley, The San Pedro Orphanage, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana, Moon Valley, Isla del Sol, Isla de la Luna, and La Paz.
We will visit a bakery to make our own breakfast, perform for the children of the San Pedro Orphanage, learn to play the pan flute and visit festival costume houses for a very personal and interactive experience.
A detailed working itinerary of this "Trip of a Lifetime" can be found at the following link.
You may e mail Mr. Osachoff through the above webpage
contact either Ms. Fitzgerald or Mr. Osachoff at the school for more information
September 25, 2013
It has come to our attention that a semi-formal is taking place on Thursday, October 10th at The Vogue Night Club (42 Mowat-off King Street in Liberty Village). Please be advised that this event is not a school sanctioned event and therefore no Richview staff will be present to supervise. This semi-formal is considered a private function, with no connection to Richview or the TDSB.