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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

Please be advised that the EQAO Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be administered on Thursday, March 26th, 2015. All Grade 10 students and those who were unsuccessful in a previous attempt, will be writing the test on this date. Students writing received a letter earlier this month.

The test will run between 8:50 a.m. - 12:00 noon

Students not writing the test may not come to school until 12:30pm. There will be no supervision or study space available. Students arriving will be asked to return home.

In the afternoon, there will be four shortened classes for ALL Richview students. It is expected that all students will attend these classes.
Please refer to the schedule below.

12:55 pm - 1:25 pm Period 1
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Period 2
2:05 pm - 2:35 pm Period 3
2:40 pm - 3:12 pm Period 4

Inside Ride
Congratulations to all participants, sponsors and organizers for another highly successful event. Friday March 6 was our 6th edition of the Ride and we raised over $24, 000 bringing our overall total to more than $100 000.
  Welcome Ms. Calce
Richview sends its best wishes to Ms. Fontes who takes leave as of March 2 and welcomes Ms. Calce to take over core French and Spanish classes.

Richview Talent Show!

For the first time ever Richview is hosting a talent show for all students in the school on March 26th at 7:00 pm at RCI.  The acts must be 2-5 minutes long and can consist of any type of talent. 'Auditions' will be on March the 9th after school at 3:20 pm and those selected must attend rehearsal on March 23rd and 24th after school. We encourage all students to participate to sign up and audition, and parents to come out and support them. Seats will be sold at the auditorium on the 26th for 2$ a seat.  Go Saints!!

Muskoka Woods Leadership Camp 2015
We look forward to fun, friendship and meaningful character education in the beautiful surrounds of Muskoka Woods where some 200 grade 9's and 150 senior student leaders will undertake a milestone Richview event. Special thanks to the dedicated staff who give up 5 long days and days and hours of planning leading up to the camp. Click on the Muskoka Woods menu tab for more information regarding the Fri Jan. 9 training evening and the stations.

Please be advised that the Grade 10 Literacy Test is taking place on Thursday, March 26th, 2015. This is brought to your attention as there is a misprint on the school calendar which states it is the next day.

This Graduation requirement will be written in the morning by all Grade 10 students and any students who were unsuccessful last year. It is mandatory that these students attend as there is no make-up opportunity or alternate time. Classes will take place in a shortened format following the Literacy Test, a schedule will be released closer to the date.

Welcome Back
Classes resume Monday January 5, 2015. We welcome students and staff back for a happy, healthy and productive 2015.

Open House
Members of the community interested in learning about opportunities to register their students at Richview for September 2015 are welcome to Open House, Tues. Jan. 6 at 7pm.

Saints Week 
Congratulations Richview students, staff and parents. Our first ever Saints Week was witnessed a glorious spectrum of home form-based activities and school-wide events during 5 days of extended lunch hours from Dec. 8-12 high-lighted by a Rap Battle, Gotcha, Staff Auction, Silent Auction and dozens of creative ways to build leadership, have fun and raise funds (approximately $6, 500.00) in support of our two causes: 25% to the Ontario March of Dimes and 75% to school-identified capital projects.

In January, the Saints Week Execs will host a lunch time session to hear pitches from students to determine what the school-based target will be. The Execs will also invite interested students and staff to help determine the recipient for next year's charity.

SAINTS- Students Assisting Independent Neighbourhood Toronto Seniors
Our students spent yesterday Nov. 30 at the Scarlet Heights Retirement Residence bringing the joy of the holiday season to a bevy of appreciative seniors. We commend our tremendous students for their generosity of spirit and thank you Mrs. Calabria for your limitless dedication to all things Richview! Next event is cookie baking and decorating on December 6.

Raking Leaves for Seniors in our Community

Saints Week, Dec. 8-12 
Dear Parents, please assist our drive to create gift baskets in support of March of Dimes (25%) and School-based needs (75%) by sending with you son/daughter any item we can fashion into baskets for our silent auction - for parents at the Dec. 11 Music Concert at 7pm and for the students during Saints Week. What items? Tickets to sporting events, movies, gift certificates, household items, car products, non-perishable foods, new clothing, confections etc.

Save Time, Money and Grief
Dear Parent Partners, for a brief but intense period each morning and afternoon, our parking lot becomes a high risk area for driver, vehicle, and especially student safety. To ensure everyone's school/work day is a safe and efficient one, we count on your cooperation to follow the directions provided in this Parking Lot Safety Nov 2014.pdf schematic.

Poinsettia Sale at Richview
It has become a Richview tradition; what better way to both kick off the Christmas season and support your child's high school? Please take advantage of this limited time offer: Poinsettia Sale Nov 20 14.pdf

Dec. 2 Honours Assembly
The Honour Assembly is set for December 2nd to recognise the academic achievements of students that maintained an overall average of 80% and above in 7 courses for last year’s  grades 9, 10 and 11 students. The Honour Roll list is posted outside the main office.  Announcements have been made for the students to check the list and advise Guidance or the Vice-principals if they think that they should be on the Honour Roll.  Invitations were sent through homeroom to the students yesterday.  Please check with your son/daughter if they received an invitation.

Staff Changes
Welcome to Ms. Park who takes Mr. Dipchand's Grade 9 and 10 English and Grade 10 French classes. Mr. Dipchand takes over Madame Bourgeois' assignment while she is on leave.

Navigating the Post-Secondary Destinations- Parent Information Evening

Please join us parents for this popular session that will be held on December 4 from 7-8 pm in our library. Topics include:
the Ontario college application process, 
the Ontario university application process, 
financing post secondary education 
and resources to help you and your child 
make an informed choice.

Once again this year, the component of the Principal’s Advisory Group known as S.A.I.N.T.S. (Students Assisting Independent Neighbourhood Toronto Seniors) is looking to match neighbourhood seniors with students who provide vetted services and support for community members.  The list of activities includes but is not limited to walking pets, raking leaves, shovelling snow, running errands and putting out trash and recycling.

If you know of a senior citizen or needy citizen who requires assistance, be it a family member or neighbour, please contact Staff Advisors Olga Calabria at olga.calabria-yaworski@tdsb.on.ca or Sam Miceli at or sam.miceli@tdsb.on.ca.  

TDSB Student Email Launch
Coming October 21, students and teachers will enjoy enhanced communication by virtue of student access to TDSB accounts: Student email launch Oct 21 14.docx

Ontario Child Health Study/School Mental Health Survey
The Ministry of Health is launching this initiative between October 2014 and May 2015. It will survey a number of families and several schools.Please learn more from the 2014-OntarioHealthStudyNewsletter.pdf.

Adult French Lessons
Here is your opportunity parents!  Please see details in the link.
Adult French Lessons Oct 2014.pdf

 Muskoka Woods Leadership Camp Prequel

September 25
Thank you Mr. Sexsmith and Leadership Students for giving our Grade 9's the experience to build character through fun, competition and teamwork. We can't wait for the Camp itself from January 26 to January 30!

Etobicoke Centre Ward Council Meeting
Thursday October 7, 7-9pm
Richview Collegiate Institute Library


T   This event is offered to grade 9 families and those new to Richview.  The primary objective of this event is to foster a collaborative home-school partnership aimed at enhancing parent(s), students and teacher interaction.  As well, to provide a glimpse of the math curriculum covered on a daily basis at Richview Collegiate.  Secondly, we hope to engage your continued support of your child’s educational growth, by your participation in our family math night. 



September 25, 2014


5:30 – 6:15 p.m.


Richview Collegiate Library


NOT Required



*          Understanding the Categories of Knowledge and Skills - Mr. Foster                       

*          Homework and Test Taking Strategies                   –  Mrs. O’Leary

*          ILC and Homework Help                                           -- Mr. Gehbauer

*          The 4 P’s to successful mathematical achievement – Mr. Heron


Parent Council
We hope you can join us at 7pm on Tuesday Sept. 16 in the Library where we will hold our first School Council meeting. Your involvement is valued and indispensable.

University and College Information

Guidance counsellors will be visiting the Grade 12 English classes to talk about university and college planning and upcoming university and college visits to Richview.  Students will also be given information about Academic Workspace, the Richview Guidance weebly and the Richview Guidance Group on Remind.  Dates when representatives from various postsecondary institutions will be at Richview are available on the Academic Workspace and the Richview Guidance weebly.  These visits provide an excellent opportunity for students to find out information about various universities and colleges in a small group setting.  The weebly site will have information on postsecondary planning, including scholarships.   
Students are encouraged to check these sites on a regular basis

Please note the following events taking place outside of Richview.

Ontario Universities’ Fair – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd.
                                                                        Friday, September 19th – Sunday, September 21st          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

During this weekend parents and students will have the opportunity to visit university exhibits, attend information sessions, learn about undergraduate programs and meet university representatives.  Additional information is available at www.ouf.ca.  

Go Global Expo – Mattamy Athletic Centre, Maple Leaf Gardens 
                                    Saturday, September 20th                        11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                    Sunday, September 21st                           12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. 

Opportunities in more than 100 countries, seminars by experts in the field, exhibitors from all over the world, stunning travel photo exhibit and much more.  Additional information is available at www.letsgoglobal.ca.

Study and Go Abroad Fair – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Constitution Halls 105-106, North Building, 255 Front Street West 
                                                                        Saturday, October 4th             1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                        Sunday, October 5th                1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet with universities and colleges offering a wide range of certificate and diploma programs and undergraduate and post-graduate programs all over the world.  Free seminars start an hour before the fair opens.  Additional information is available at www.studyandgoabroad.com.

Ontario College Information Fair – Direct Energy Centre, Hall B, Exhibition Place
                                                                       Monday, October 20th              5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
                                                                       Tuesday, October 21st             10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Colleges from across the province will be present to provide students with the opportunity to gather information on college programs, as well as career specific information from professional organizations.  Additional information is available at www.collegefair.ca. 

Welcome and Welcome Back

It is a joy to kick off the 14 15 school year with our valued student, parent and staff partners. We begin with Frosh Day for all new grade 9's on Wed. Aug. 27. New grade 9's will register at 9:45am in the foyer of the auditorium and enter the auditorium to kick off the events of the day.

All students will register on Tuesday September 2. Grade 9's will register in Home Form at 9:30am and Grades 10-12 will register in Home Form at 10:30am. Students are dismissed after registration.

Wednesday September 3- This is the first day of classes. It is a Day 1/Day 2 mini-schedule for the morning. All classes (periods 1-8) will run from 8:50 to 11:40am, at which time students are dismissed. There is no cafeteria service.

Thursday Sept. 4 and Friday September 5- Both days are regular schedule days, Thursday is a Day 1 and Friday is a Day 2.

A wonderful year to all!

Nicole Gargarella...another Richview Golf Sensation!
In only her second season of competitive golf, Nicole Gargarella was named to the Canadian Jour Golf Association’s 2014 Team Canada. The team consists of two girls and twelve boys chosen from locations throughout Canada.

On June 30th – July 2nd Team Canada competed for the North American Cup (Ryder Cup format tournament) at Oldfield Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina against Team USA. The North American Cup began in 2003 with the inaugural tournament begin held at Weston Golf and Country Club. This year’s Team Canada brought home the cup – first time since 2007!
Continued success Nicole!

Happy Holidays
From the Richview Family of Staff, we wish one and all a wonderful summer break! Classes commence September 2, 2014 and all new Grade 9's are welcome to our August 27 "Frosh Day," details will be sent to all Grade 9 families.

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation

On June 27, an email was sent to all parents/guardians to inform you about the introduction of Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which takes effect on July 1, 2014. CASL prohibits the sending of any type of electronic message that is commercial in nature unless the recipient has provided consent first. As a result, Toronto District School Board requires your consent to receive any electronic messages which contain advertising or promotions regarding school fundraisers, lunch programs, field trips, the sale of yearbooks, purchasing of student photos, books, prom or dance tickets, athletic events with an entry fee or similar events and offers.

If you wish to allow your email address to be used for the above communications from us, please provide consent by completing the online consent form that was sent with this message in the email account you have provided to the school. Once there, click on the “School commercial electronic messages” box, then select our school name from the dropdown menu before submitting the form. If you have children that attend other schools, you will need to submit a separate consent form for each school.

You will continue to receive school related non-commercial electronic messages. If you do not wish to receive commercial electronic messages no action is required.

You may choose to unsubscribe from commercial emails at any time by emailing casl@tdsb.on.ca.

For more information, please visit the TDSB website.

Promotions and Transfers
Susan Winter, Superintendent of Education and Chris Glover, Trustee Etobicoke Centre share the approval of additional promotions and transfers of school administrators within the system.  At the Board meetings of  June 18 and 25th, it was announced that Ms. Lucie Kletke was promoted to the position of Principal at Central Etobicoke High School and that Ms. McCurdy-Fagan was transferred to George Harvey C.I.. Also that Ms. Jennifer Ladouceur and  Ms. Meredith Tuck were transferred as the new Vice-Principals of Richview CI effective September 1, 2014. We thank Ms. Kletke and Ms. McCurdy-Fagan and welcome our Ms. Ladouceur and Ms. Tuck to the Administrative team!

Support Athletics at Richview- Wed. June 25
In support of our worthy and costly athletic  endeavours, we ask you to consider supporting the program at Richview by purchasing a magazine subscription.  Ten dollars from every subscription ordered goes directly towards athletics. Many of the most popular magazines are offered at a great discount.  Give the gift of reading and support athletics at Richview.

Make a difference! Give the gift of reading and help our school: over 600 magazines available; top selling titles such as People, Sports Illustrated Kids, Reader's Digest, Best Health, Canadian Living and more; save up to 91% off newsstand prices. Receive a subscription for as low as $1.00 per issue. For example, Canadian Family- $13.00 for 12 issues; The Richview Athletic department earns an average of $10 per order and these funds will be used to support co-curricular programs that benefit our kids.


School Day Forecast

Key Dates

April 1st – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)

April 3rd – Good Friday (no school)

April 6th – Easter Monday (no school)

April 8th – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)

April 14th – School Council Meeting – Library at 7:00 p.m.  

April 15th – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)

April 17th – Film Festival

April 21st – Report cards distributed
April 22nd – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)
April 28th – Marks Maintain Date

April 29th – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)

April 30th – Music Concert – Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

May 6th – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)

May 7th – 11th (inclusive) – New York Trip

May 12th – School Council Meeting – Library at 7:00 p.m.  

May 13th – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)

May 18th – Victoria Day (no school)

May 20th – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)

May 27th – Late start - 9:55 a.m. (teachers at meetings for Professional Learning Community)

May 28th – Athletic Banquet

May 29th – Fun Lunch 

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