Announcements for Thursday, April 16, 2015

Attention girls!!  Do you want to learn something new?  Do you want to gain self-confidence?  Do you want to be able to defend yourself?  If you answered yes, then come out to our Wen Do Workshop – Self Defence for Women.  The workshop will be on Mondays and Tuesdays after school in Room B83 until June 1st, starting this Monday.  Please see Mr. Bain or Ms.Cranswick by Friday if you are interested.  There are 20 slots so it will be first come first served.  S. Bain

 

Danforth Tech Society (Alumni Association) Golf Tournie

The Danforth Tech Society presents there annual golf tournament and fun day on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the “Maples of Ballantrae Golf and Banquet Facility” at 14248 Highway 48, PO Box 10, Stouffville, Ontario.  The golf plus roast beef dinner package is $140.00.  The golf package includes green fees and a golf and power cart.  Dinner only is $45.00 with a social hour (cash bar) from 5:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Please respond by June 1, 2015.  Tee off time is 11:30 a.m.  For information contact Rick Matsumoto at 416-291-2789 or email him at rmast@rogers.com or contact Marilyn Russell at 416-889-3214 or email her at Marilyn.russell@sympatico.ca.  We hope to see you there!  G. Vance. President of DTS

Announcements for Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Champions of the Mind Announcement!!  About 90% of people diagnosed with eating disorders are girls and women; however, boys and men are increasingly being diagnosed.  Eating disorders typically begin during adolescence.  Eating disorders can be extremely detrimental to your physical and mental health.  If you think you may be experiencing an eating disorder, speak to an adult or consult a nutritionist.  J. Romani

This is a reminder to all Girls’ Softball players that you have a meeting at lunch in Room B37.  A. Ravera

There is an Aboriginals and Allies Club meeting today in Room C46 at 11:45 a.m.   Bring your lunch and see you there.  M. Huycke

Just a reminder that the Danforth Ultimate Frisbee Club meets today at lunch in the North Gym.  A. Charbonneau

A reminder to all Champions of the Mind of our very important meeting today at the beginning of lunch in Room A12.  J. Romani

Track!  There will be a Track practice after school today.  All athletes looking to attend next Tuesday’s Mini Meet need to sign the eligibility sheet today.                J. Vidovich

 

School Climate Survey

School Climate Surveys for Students in Grades 7 to 12, Parents/Guardians, and School Staff

As part of the Toronto District School Board’s (TDSB) effort to promote a positive school climate and prevent bullying, the TDSB is conducting surveys of students, parents/guardians/caregivers, and school staff every two years. The results will help schools and the TDSB find ways to promote a positive school climate and prevent bullying.

This spring (March to June 2015), students in Grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians are invited to fill out the school climate surveys. The survey questions ask about bullying as well as relationships, school rules, safety, extracurricular activities, learning materials and technology, the classroom environment, teaching support, and student voice and participation. Please visit our website at

http://www/tdsb.on.ca/HighSchool/CaringSafeSchools/School ClimateSurveys.aspx  to learn more about the surveys.

Student Survey:

Students complete the survey online at school. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. To support English language learners, translated versions of the survey are available. Special Education support will also be provided. The survey is voluntary, but we would like you to encourage your child to participate, so that we will have enough responses to plan and implement programs to improve the school climate and prevent bullying at our school.

Danforth CTI will be administering the student survey from April 13 to April 30, 2015.

Parent/Guardian Survey:

All parents/guardians of Grades 7-12 students are invited to complete the TDSB’s Parent School Climate Survey. Parents may complete the survey online at home. The parent survey is available at https://eforms.tdsb.on.ca/lfserver/parentsurvey

We thank you for your support and participation.

Announcements for Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Please drop off your good grad quotes to Studio A37.  Inappropriate language will not be accepted .  Deadline for quotes will be the end of this month.             M. Bryan

On Thursday, April 16th Chequity is organizing a vow of silence to take a stand for the millions of people around the world whose voices are not heard.  Participants won’t speak for a 24 hour period.  To sign up visit Ms. Fludder in Room C34 by April 13th.  T. Fludder

Just a reminder to all Baseball hopefuls.  There is a practice today in the North Gym after school.  Pitchers be ready to throw today.  K. Nizich

Track!  All track athletes please see Mr. Vidovich after school today to sign eligibility forms.  J. Vidovich

Just a reminder that the Danforth Coed Ultimate Frisbee Club meet in the North Gym at lunch.  A. Charbonneau

Spring Clean Up!  Please join EcoSchools for the annual spring clean up this Friday at the beginning of lunch on the field.  Garbage bags and gloves will be provided!  Show how much you care for our school and the environment by coming out on Friday!  H. Heayn

Tennis season is staring up again!  Any students interested in playing tennis for Danforth should come to a meeting today at lunch in Room B21, the Cosmetology Studio.  Our first practice will be on Thursday.  B. Glover

A reminder that the meeting for the Europe trip for March Break 2016 will be in Room B65 today at 11:30 a.m.  T. Neub

Come check out the volunteer board outside of Guidance for some great opportunities.  For example, Earl Beatty PS is looking for volunteers to help out at their fun fair on Saturday, May 23rd.  A fun day of games, laughter and hours to boot!  J. Romani

Did you know that every 3 seconds a child dies of hunger somewhere in the world?  The Danforth Chequity Club is holding a spring food drive and you can help our community by donating non-perishable food items thoughout the month of April.  T. Fludder

Get ready Danforth! The Super Smash Bros Melee tournament is coming!!  Sign-ups begin this week in the Student Council Office, Room B05 at lunch.  If you can’t find a partner, come by and we can arrange one for you.  Winners will receive gift card prizes!  I. Slywynska

 

Announcements for Monday, April 13, 2015

Did you know that 805 million people are hungry worldwide?  Help our community by donating to the Danforth Equity Club Spring Food Drive during the month of April.  T. Fludder

Danforth’s Christian Fellowship is collecting personal items for the seniors at Greenwood Towers until the middle of May.  Many of the seniors who live just across the street from our school are on fixed incomes, which means they have very little money to spare.  Food and personal care items are in demand.  Please see the sign-up sheet in front of Room B41 if you would like to contribute any items such as toothbrushes, soap, face cloths, etc.  Thanks for supporting Chequity Food Drive and Christian Fellowship’s Care Packages for Greenwood Towers.  F. Cheung

Please drop off your grad quotes to Studio A37.  Inappropriate language will not be accepted.  Deadline for quotes will be the end of this month.  M. Bryan

On Thursday, April 16th Chequity is organizing a vow of silence to take a stand for millions of people around the world whose voices are not heard.  Participants won’t speak for a 24 hour period.  To sign up visit Ms. Fludder in Room C34 by April 13th, today!!  T. Fludder

Come check out the volunteer board outside of Guidance for some great opportunities.  For example, Earl Beatty PS is looking for volunteers to help out at their fun fair on Saturday, may 23rd.  A fun day of games, laugher and hours to boot!!  J. Romani

The Danforth Table Tennis team lost a hard fought match to Riverdale CI on Friday.  Great performances were had by Victor and Zak who defeated the Riverdale “A” players.  H. Kwan

The Danforth Coed Ultimate Frisbee Club meets on Wednesdays at lunch in the North Gym.  Bring your water! A. Charbonneau

There will be an Aboriginal and Allies Club meeting this Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. in Room C46.  See you there.  M. Huycke

A reminder of the pizza lunch today for those actors of the #Dontbfooled assembly and the writers in Room B65, the Drama Studio.  T. Neub

Tomorrow Emma Pang and Zak Georgis-Yap will be travelling to the Markham Pan-Am Centre to compete at the City Badminton Championships.  Go Redhawks!!  T. Beardwood

There will be an information meeting for students interested in a possible trip to France and Italy during March break of 2016.  The meeting will be Tuesday, March 14th at 11:30 a.m. in Room B65 (the Drama Studio).  G. Wilson

There is an important Softball meeting today at lunch in Room B37.  A. Ravera

Extra Help for Students at Year End

Please encourage our students to take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity to get extra help and to succeed in their classes this year.  After school from May 4th to June 5th are the following:

Mondays – extra help for Special Education in Room B67 and for Visual Arts in Rooms C26 and C27

Tuesdays – extra help for Special Education in Room B67, Math Clinics in Rooms B56 and B58, Canadian World Studies and Humanities in Room C43 and Visual Arts in Rooms C26 and C27

Wednesdays – extra help for Special Education in Room B67, Science with Mr. Weight in Room C03 and Mr. Sinnott in Room C71 and Visual Arts in Rooms C26 and C27

Thursdays – extra help for Special Education in Room B67, Math Clinics in Rooms B56 and B58 and Visual Arts in Rooms C26 and C27

Fridays – extra help for Special Education in Room B67 and Visual Arts in Rooms C26 and C27.

In addition, extra help is being offered for the same dates May 4th to June 5th at lunchtime in the following subject areas:

Performing Arts – every day by appointment

Science – Ms. Tevlin everyday at lunch in Room A76; on Tuesdays with Ms. Slywynska in Room B30A, Mr. Grosney in Room C72, Ms. Michael in Room B42, Mr. Beardwood in Room Y02 and Ms. Mnyusiwalla in Room C10; on Wednesdays Mr. D. Jackson in Room A74 and Ms. Durairaj in Room C06; on Thursdays Ms. Chan in Room C07, Mr. Ravera in Room B32, Mr. Beardwood in Room Y02 and Ms. Mnyusiwalla in Room C10; and on Fridays Mr. Beardwood in Room Y02 and Ms. Mnyusiwalla in Room C10

English and French – every Wednesday in their teacher’s room.

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact J.P. Bernier, Office Manager at DCTI at 416-393-0620 extension 20005.  Lets get our students to take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

Announcements for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

On Thursday, April 16th, the Chequity Club is organizing a “vow of silence” to take a stand for the millions of people around the world whose voices are not heard.  Participants won’t speak for a 24 hour period.  To sign up visit Ms. Fludder in Room C34 by April 13th.  T. Fludder

Champions of the Mind Announcement!!  People often live with anxiety disorders for years before they are diagnosed and treated.  If you suspect that you have an anxiety disorder, it is important to seek professional treatment as soon as possible.  Anxiety disorders are treatable and early treatment can help to ensure treatment success.  J. Romani

In Canada about 40% or the people requiring food assistance are under the age of 18.  Help our community by donating non perishable food items to the Danforth Chequity Club spring food drive during the month of April.  T. Fludder

Any studetns who need to drop off guest forms for the semi-formal should come to the Student Council Office, Room B05, today at lunch.  I. Slywynska

Glee Club is meeting today at 11:35 a.m. in Room B66, the Music Studio.              J. Cheesman

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  Student Success Day is tomorrow!  Make sure to visit your teachers in the afternoon to catch up on your work, get extra help, and enter to win a movie prize package!  J. Vetsis

This is a reminder for all Girls’ Softball players that you need to bring in your permission forms to tomorrow’s lunch meeting in Room B37.  A. Ravera

A reminder to all Champions of the Mind members of our meeting today at lunch in Room A12.  J. Romani

This is reminder that there is an Aboriginals and Allies Club meeting today at 11:45 a.m. in Room C46.  Bring your lunch and see you there.  M. Huycke

The Danforth Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee Club meets today at lunch in the North Gym.  Remember to bring your water.  A. Charbonneau

A reminder to all students going on the “Once” field trip with Ms. Lajeunesse today!  Please meet in Room B08, ready to leave, at the start of lunch today.        A. Lajeunesse