E-NEWSLETTER: August 23, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of the e-newsletter. Our objective is to improve effective communication between the school and the parent community.

 If you know of parents/guardians who would like to receive a copy of this weekly newsletter, please ask them to send us a message with their child’s name at: pierre.elliott.trudeau.hs@yrdsb.edu.on.ca requesting to join our mailing list.

Words of the Week

 “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -Bonnie Jean Wasmund



Tues., Aug 28
  • Registration Day
    • Grade 9 – 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    • Grade 10 – 12 – 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mon.,  Sept 3
  • Labour Day (no classes)
Tues., Sept 4
  • Grade 9 Orientation Day (only grade 9 students and their parents/guardians to attend)
Wed., Sept 5
  • First Day of Classes – Grades 9 – 12
Thur., Sept 6
  • Grade Assemblies – Grades 10 – 12
Fri., Sept 7


REGISTRATION DAY:  Registration for the 2012 -2013 school year will take place Tuesday, August 28, 2012.  Grade 9 students register 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; all other students register 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  If you are unable to attend the August 28 registration, you will be able to register the first day of school.  On that day students will be able to pick up their timetable and purchase the following items:

Physical Education Uniform                                                                                  $30

All students participating in physical education classes are required to wear the Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School physical education uniform.  The uniform package includes one pair of shorts, two t-shirts, and safety glasses. If you require a new uniform it can be purchased at this time.

Student Activity Fee                                                                                                                          $40   

The Student Activity Fee serves to engage students in the broader school community by providing a wide range of opportunities that occur before and after school. In order to fund extra-curriculars, students who choose to participate will be required to pay a Student Activity Fee.  Monies collected cover or subsidize costs of events and activities that build school spirit and enrich the learning experience beyond the classroom and the designated subject curriculum.   Sports teams, clubs and groups benefit from the school activity fee as they receive a per pupil allocation of funds based on the overall student population.  This subsidy allows for a reduction of costs which in many instances contributes to the overall viability of the event or activity.

Your support of the School Activity Fee is needed in order for us to continue to be able to provide many opportunities that respond to the diverse interests of our school community.  At Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School the School Activity Fee will fund or subsidize activities such as:

  • student council events – including dances and semi-formal
  • school clubs
  • spirit days
  • music, theatre arts and visual arts events

The number of activities/events that can be funded and the extent of the financial support will be determined by the total revenue that is generated through the School Activity Fee.  We hope to continue our commitment to many varied opportunities for our students.  We appreciate the value of co-curricular activities in building school spirit, fostering a sense of community, and fostering a sense of fulfillment and well-being.

At the end of the budget cycle, we will share more specifically how the monies collected through the School Activity Fee have been disbursed.

Yearbook                                                                                                                                                  $35

Capture this year’s memories by choosing to purchase a yearbook.

TRUDEAUMANIA! Grade 9 Spirit Day at Camp Green Acres on September 22, 2012                                                                                                                       $35    

All grade 9 students will spend the day at Green Acres getting to know each other, building school spirit and experiencing outdoor education.  Transportation, lunch, and organized activities are included in the fee.  More details will be provided in September. Don’t miss out on this transition activity, meet new friends and have fun at camp.  Choose to participate.

Graduation 2012-2013 (Grade 12)                                                                                                       $40

All graduating students are required to pay a fee for all the costs associated with graduation. These costs include a cap and gown for the graduation ceremony and the grad tea. If a student does not graduate, the fee will be returned

Locks                                                                                                                                                         $5

Students may bring their own combination lock from home or purchase one from the school. Lockers will be assigned on the first day of classes.  All students are required to provide the combination of your lock to the Main Office. Due to a limited number of lockers, grade 12 students will once again be sharing lockers. Partners should go to the main office to be assigned their locker. Please bring your combination information with you.

Student Parking                                                                                                         $20 (year) / $10 per semester

Student parking permits are available for purchase in the Main Office. You may choose to purchase a full year permit for $20 or a permit for each semester for $10.Student parking is available in the west parking lot only. Once you have paid for your permit please proceed to the Main Office to receive your tag.

Please bring cash or a cheque made payable to “Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School”.

Timetables:  A copy of your timetable was provided to you in June. It showed you which classes you have in each semester and should include all of the core courses that you selected in February. You may notice that one of your alternate courses has been scheduled due to timetable conflict which was resolved by the Guidance department in June. A final copy of the timetable with your teachers’ names and room numbers will be given to you on August 28th, Registration Day. Please note that there may be minor changes to your timetable that may occur over the summer so it is very important that you follow the timetable you receive during registration. If further timetable changes are required in September, resulting from either a summer school course you achieved or a change in destination, please listen to the announcements in the first week of school for instructions on making course changes. You must attend all classes on your timetable until you are seen by a guidance counselor.


Grade 9 Orientation Day – Tuesday September 4, 2012 (Grade 9s only): There will be an Orientation Day for only Grade 9 students and their parent/s/guardian/s on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Parents/guardians are invited to attend until noon.  Please see the schedule below:

Grade 9 Orientation Day Schedule

Please arrive by 8:00 am so that we can start the day on time!

8:15                             Welcome (please meet in the Cafeteria)

  • Agenda for the day
  • Distribution of school maps

8:30 – 10:55                Meet your Teachers (Students and Parents/Guardians)

8:30 – 8:55 a.m. Period 1

9:00 – 9:25 a.m. Period 2

9:30 – 9:55 a.m. Period 3

10:00 – 10:25 a.m. Period 4

10:30 – 10:55 a.m. Period 5

11:00 – 11:05              Receive your Workshop Schedule in your period 5 class

11:10 – 11:50              Student Workshop 1

11:15 – noon               Parent/Guardian Workshop in the Cafeteria

Workshop for Parent/Guardian of ELL Students room 243

Workshops Include:

  • How to be Successful in High School
  • A Scavenger Hunt
  • Safe Schools/School Policies
  • Bully Prevention Program

11:50 – 12:45              BBQ Lunch for all students

12:45 – 1:25                Student Workshop 2

1:30 – 2:10                  Student Workshop 3

2:15 – 2:50                  Student Workshop 4

2:50                             Dismissal

Instructions for the First Day of School – Wednesday, September 5, 2012:  Our regular school schedule begins on Wednesday September 5th at 8:15 a.m. We suggest that students arrive on the first day by 8:00 a.m. All students should proceed to the homeroom listed on their timetable at 8:10 a.m. Students who have not registered are to proceed to the cafeteria. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m. The daily timetable for our school is as follows:

National Anthem and Announcements 8:15
1 8:19 – 9:34
2 9:38 – 10:53
3 10:57 – 12:12
4 12:16 – 1:31
5 1:35 – 2:50



All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Library

September 19, 2012

October 17, 2012 – Elections

November 21, 2012

January 16, 2013

February 20, 2013

April 17, 2013

May 15, 2013


90 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham, Ontario, L6C 2E6

Telephone: 905.887.2216, Fax: 905.887.7783

 Ms. D. Linkewich (debbie.linkewich@yrdsb.edu.on.ca)


 Ms. V. Bregg (virginia.bregg@yrdsb.edu.on.ca) – Students with last name A-H

 Ms. S. Cheong (suelyn.cheong@yrdsb.edu.on.ca) – Students with last name I-P

 Mr. G. Tsigaridis (george.tsigaridis@yrdsb.edu.on.ca) – Students with last name Q-Z


Rashmi Swarup


Allan Tam, Ada Yeung


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