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Welcome to Week 9 (Oct 30-Nov 3)


As we dive into November, we have a very busy week ahead of us! 


Reminders for the week:


·        We have some great festivities lined up for Monday and Tuesday thanks to SAC including the Dress your TA contest, TA door and pumpkin decorating contest and an afternoon scary movie for students; we ask TA’s to please monitor students for appropriate dress wear for Halloween including no weapons, no masks and no provocative clothing.  

1.     Scary Movie- Periods 4-5, $2 per person (tickets sold at the door), initials from TA in agenda are required to enter, first come, first serve

2.     Dress Your TA Competition- each TA class will collaborate to dress up their teacher advisor. All are welcome to participate in the contest which will take place on stage in the cafeteria at lunch. You may also collaborate with another teacher advisor as a duo costume. 

3.     Pumpkin Decorating Contest- each TA class will be responsible for bringing in their own pumpkin and judging will take place at lunch. There will not be an extended TA schedule that day. 

4.     Door Decorating Contest- each TA is invited to participate in the door decorating contest.  Each TA will supply their own decorating materials. You may begin decorating on Monday. Please have all doors cleaned by Wednesday.

  • ·       Unit 4 Suggested Target Date is on November 1 – Please remind your students of this important Target Date that begins the Academic Alert process.  Details were sent out from Kathleen last week regarding Academic Alerts and Conditional Zeros.  Also a reminder the it also happens to be Take Your Kids To Work Day. Please keep this in mind.
  • ·       Carryover Exam Day is Monday November 13 – Please submit the department’s carryover exam list to Department Heads by November 8 (Thurs) so a list can be compiled for Test Centre in good time and TAs advised of students taking exam.  A Memo from Kathleen has been sent this past week about the above.


This Week’s Schedule (Boys' Self-Defense Week):


Monday, October 30 – Day 8

  • ·       TSU Conference - Hayes out (all day, 2017 Oct 30)
  • ·       Model UN Conference at North York Civic Center – Buck/McAndrew out all day
  • ·       After school - Safe Schools Ambassador Team will be having a bake sale in the front foyer – Sersanti
  • ·       Co-op in-service – Ventura out all day


Tuesday, October 31 – Day 9 (Halloween)

  • ·       DECA online testing, 9-11am, Business Dept
  • ·       Model UN Conference at North York Civic Center – Buck/McAndrew out all day


Wednesday, November 1 – Day 10 (Unit 4 suggested target date - Gr. 9 Take Your Kid To Work Day)

  • ·       International Students trip, Pioneer Camp – Zidar and Mak out all day
  • ·       College/University Fair, 2-4pm in Gym, Grad Parent Info Night @ 6pm – Burley, R. Wong, Ireland
  • ·       Meeting - K. Wong out AM
  • ·       IPRC at St. Maximillian Kobe - Davies, K. Wong out PM
  • ·       Steering Committee Meeting at 2pm in Office Conference Room 

Thursday, November 2 – Day 1

  • ·       Last day to submit units with test
  • ·       International Students trip, Pioneer Camp – Zidar and Mak out all day
  • ·       Student Success meeting, lunch, conference room


Friday, November 3 – Day 2

  • ·       International Students trip, Pioneer Camp – Zidar and Mak out all day
  • ·       SHSM Trip, Toronto Zoo, 9:15 - 2:30pm, Engalla/Molloy
  • ·       D&P Teacher Training – Dabbagh out all day


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. Girls' Basketball, VS Abby, 3:15pm, Rossi/Ventura/Gintoli



  • ·       Sr. Girls' Basketball, VS Pope, 3:15pm, Rossi/Ventura/Gintoli




·       Thanks so much to Josee, Rosalinda, Nicole, Adam, Joshua, and Eileen who put together an excellent Academic Award Night.  Thanks also to Nicole for the yearbook photos, JP for saying the reflection and prayer, Len and the Tech Crew for audio/visual/lighting, Sheri and Kirk with the choir, and of course all of the teachers who were there last Monday to present awards or simply attended to support the community. We certainly appreciated having great staff representation for the award presentations as well.  As usual, parental attendance was excellent.  Thanks for a great evening!

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  TA Tip(s) of the week


The conditional zero date is fast approaching (Wednesday, November 1st). We remind all TAs to please inform teachers of their advisees whom should be exempt from conditional zeros, due to extenuating circumstances.


Have a great week, everyone!