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Welcome to Week 10 (Nov 6-10)


We wish the Grade 10 Canadian and World Studies students and staff the best of luck as they venture off to Ottawa!  We hope they have a safe and enjoyable excursion.


Reminders for the week:

  • ·       Carryover Exams is Monday November 13 – Please submit lists of students who are taking carryover exams to your Department Head(s) as soon as you can but no later than November 9 (Thurs) so we can arrange for students who write two exams and compile a final list for forwarding to the Test Center in good time. See the Oct 26th e-mail from Kathleen for more details.
  • ·       Please submit your articles/photos to Nicole Powell for the upcoming edition of Happenings.  This is an excellent opportunity to highlight and promote your department, club, teams, and activities. Nicole will need the articles/photos by Fri, Nov 10.
  • ·       Lanyards – Please ensure all lanyards are collected at the end of the day and distributed during morning TA.  Your assistance in having your TAs wear their lanyards properly for the entire school day is most appreciated. If students have lost heir lanyards they can buy a new one from Paulette Sousa for $2.


This Week’s Schedule:


Monday, November 6 – Day 3 – GSA Week Begins

  • ·       GSA Day
  • ·       CHC2D1 Trip, Spadina House, 11:15-2:50pm, Morra, McAndrew
  • ·       Gr. 11 Places of Worship, 9:15am-2pm, Gassi, Adourian
  • ·       Student Link Conference @St. Michael's College, 8 - 2pm, Dabbagh
  • ·       OSCA Conference, M.L. Ireland out all day
  • ·       Lunch & Learn in the Office Conference Room
  • ·       CCSDL planning meeting at lunch
  • ·       SAC selling milkshakes after school


Tuesday, November 7 – Day 4

  • ·       Honor Roll Breakfast – Period 1 in the Caf
  • ·       PLN Code 94 - V. Nika, unavailable all day
  • ·       OSCA Conference, C. Burley out all day
  • ·       CPR/First Aid recertification @ Mt. Carmel, all day, R. Kennedy
  • ·       Steering Committee meeting 2pm
  • ·       Andrea out K-12 meeting in the AM
  • ·       Antonella Ferrante out all day


Wednesday, November 8 – Day 5 (Civvies Day for GSA)

·       Civvies Day for GSA

·       Health and Wellness Roadshow 11:30-1pm, front foyer, Sersanti

·       Gr. 11 English Guest Speaker, 1 - 2:15pm, caf, Hayes

·       TA Committee meeting at lunch in the office

·       Candiotto/Tsang-Lee – code 83 for Taking Stock Report, out all da


Thursday, November 9 – Day 6

  • Last Day to Submit Units & Write Tests for Report Cards
  • STAO (science) conference – Molloy out all day
  • Gr. 10 Ottawa History Trip - Coleman,McAndrew,Schwan
  • HFA4U/C to Royal Winter Fair, Exhibition Place, 9:30-2pm, Bailey/Candiotto 
  • Co-op meeting at OLMC - Ventura, Pezzetta out PM


Friday, November 10 – Day 7 - Remembrance Day Assembly - Ext.d TA "B"

  • ·       Gr. 10 Ottawa History Trip - Coleman,McAndrew,Schwan
  • ·       STAO  (science) conference – Molloy out all day
  • ·       Music Trip, Roy Thomson Hall, 6:30pm-10:15pm, Carabine & Cormier
  • ·       Candiotto/Tsang-Lee – code 94 for Taking Stock Report, unavailable all day
  • ·       Web Marks Open for Report Cards


Sports/Clubs (Home Games Noted): 


Please check our Google Mary Ward Sports Calendar by clicking on “School Calendar” on the left side panel, then “Calendar of Events”, and “Mary Ward Sports”. Come on out and support our teams!  Because the list can get very long, we’ll try publicizing just the HOME games.  



  • Sr. Boys' Volleyball semi-finals, Sersanti/Harrison



  • Sr. Boys' Volleyball semi-finals, Sersanti/Harrison



  • ·       We had a fantastic Halloween celebration last week.  Thanks to Nadia, JP, SAC and the teacher moderators for organizing the Dress your TA contest, the door and pumpkin decorating contest, the scary movie viewing event and a special thanks to those staff who helped supervise the scary movie during their prep period. Thanks to all for supporting this fun yet hectic day! Check out the coordinated outfit of the religion department…

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  • For the story of this religion department Starry Night theme, please see


  • ·       Thanks to Kara, Su, and Andrew for taking over 30 International Students out on a trip to Pioneer Camp for three days! Students exclaimed that it was a marvelous experience as they got to do things they have never done before outdoors! They said they will go to similar trips again so that tells you how much they have enjoyed the experience!

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 TA Tip(s) of the week


Conducting TA interviews is a great way to get to know your advisees. We might tend to focus on the number of units completed in interviews, but another important aspect to cover is, "what are you learning?" One tip is to have your advisees engage in conversations about their learning is to ask them questions such as : " What is the most exciting part of this course so far?" or " What is the main concept you are learning in this unit? " etc. 


That’s all for now; have a great week!​