E-NEWSLETTER: November 16, 2012



November 16, 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.


To reach Ms Linkewich, Principal, click here: debbie.linkewich@yrdsb.edu.on.ca

To reach Vice-Principals, click here:

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

To send a message to our School Council click here: pierre.elliott.trudeau.hs@yrdsb.edu.on.ca

At this week’s School Council Meeting

How do our police play a positive role at Trudeau?

Please join us for an informative presentation by PC Price of the York Regional Police

Find out how School Resource Officers support our school and work together with the community in helping our students to make positive choices 

Wednesday November 21st, 2012 in the Library

6:30 p.m.   Tea and Social Time 

Meeting Begins at 7:00 p.m.




Mon.,  Nov. 19
Tues., Nov. 20
  • Canadian Senior/Intermediate Math Contest, Room 151\152, 8:15 p.m. to 10:30 a.m., Kowalewski\Pournasrola
  • Room 104\105 to swimming at Angus Glen Pool, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mulchand\Gorman
  • Student Success to Stomping Out Stigma Summit, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Forrest
  • Student Success Team meeting, Library, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • String Pals to Castlemore P.S., 2:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Muller
Wed., Nov. 21
  • Grade 11 Media and Visual Arts to Harbourfront Gallery, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., MacDonald\Montanaro
  • Ryerson University  visit, 3:00 p.m. in the Library
  • University\College Information Assembly, Grade 12 only, period 1
  • School Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Library
Thur., Nov. 22
  • Grade 12 History classes (CHY4U\MZT4U\CLN4U\CHW4U) to “Lincoln” movie, 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Miyauchi\Logan\Kougemitros\Schipper
  • Trent University  visit, 3:00 p.m. in the Presentation Room
  • Cheer Squad Bake Sale, after school, A. Wong
  • School Dance, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Fri.,  Nov. 23
  • P.A. Day – No Classes


Mon.,  Nov. 26
  • Family Studies to Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 9:00 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., Kougemitros\Morgenstern
  • Physical Education classes participate in Ropes Program, November 26 to 30, in class
  • Full Disclosure on Transcripts
  • Grad Photos by appointment – November 26 to December 7 in the Presentation Room
  • STRUT Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser November 26 -30, Tang
Tues., Nov. 27
  • Room 104/105 to swimming at Angus Glen Pool, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Mulchand\Gorman
  • Grad Photos by appointment
  • McMaster University visit, 3:00 p.m. in the Library
Wed., Nov. 28
  • Brock University visit, 3:00 p.m. in the Presentation Room
  • Grad Photos by appointment
  • Cabaret Dress Rehearsal, 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Cafeteria, Gillmore
Thur., Nov. 29
  • Grad Photos by appointment
  • Cabaret, 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Cafeteria, Gillmore
Fri.,  Nov. 30
  • Grad Photos by appointment


Mid-term Marks: Mid-term Report Cards have been sent home this morning with students and are also attached on this e-mail. Please spend a few minutes reviewing your child’s marks, comments and learning skills with them, sign and tear off the last page, and ask them to return it to school to their homeroom teacher by Wednesday November 1.

Full Disclosure: Withdrawals and failures from Grade 9 & 10 courses are not recorded on the Ontario Student Transcript.

If a student withdraws from a Grade 11 or 12 course prior to five (5) instructional days after the issue of the formal report card then the course will not be recorded on the transcript. If a student withdraws from a course more than five (5) days after the reporting period, a withdrawal (W) is entered in the credit column and the student’s mark at the time of withdrawal is recorded as a percentage in the achievement column of the transcript.

Full disclosure date for the November Mid-term Report is November 26, 2012. In order for course drop requests to be processed before the full disclosure date, students must see a guidance counsellor and have all paperwork completed and returned by Thursday November 22, 2012

If a student repeats a course, each attempt and the mark will be recorded in the transcript with only one credit granted. The course with the lower mark will have an “R” entered in the credit column. Please contact the Guidance Dept if you have any questions

School Dance this Thursday: This Thursday November 22, 2012 the Trudeau Student Activity Council is hosting our first dance from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the school in the Cafeteria. Please review the following Dance Policy with your son/daughter:

Dance Policy – School dances provide an opportunity for students to socialize under supervised conditions. The following rules apply:

  1. All persons in attendance must adhere to the expectations for behaviour outlined under the P.E. Trudeau HS Code of Student Behaviour, the YRDSB Safe Schools Policy, and the provincial Code of Conduct.
  2. Dances held on school property will end at 10:30 p.m.
  3. The dance will be supervised by two paid duty police officers, teacher supervisors, and by the Principal or Vice-Principals.
  4. No person suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall be admitted to the dance.
  5. Any person who displays inappropriate behaviour will be removed from the dance. Parents and/or police will be contacted.
  6. Once admitted to the dance, students may not leave and re-enter.
  7. All participants are required to check their coat/jacket at the coat check provided.
  8. Access to lockers is prohibited.
  9. No smoking is permitted.
  10. Admittance will be granted to students with tickets.
  11. Doors will be closed at 8:00 p.m.
  12. Guests must present photo ID at the door before being admitted to the dance.

Trudeau Students Present at Quest: Congratulations to Kassandra Azevedo, Manjyot Bahia, Habiba Vhora and Thianna Taylor who represented Trudeau and their elementary school by presenting a workshop called “Girls’ Night Out” to more than 80 participants. This workshop shared ideas of how positive actions can be used to combat social bullying. The Quest is an international event welcoming educators from across Canada, the United States as well as England, Ireland and Finland. Great work on your achievement ladies.

School Video wins Award:  Last weekend the Trudeau Student Council attended the Ontario Student Leadership Conference to develop and refine their leadership skills and bring back ideas to promote school spirit. .  The Lip Dub video created by T-SAC at the end of the 2011-2012 school year was entered in the conference film festival and we are proud to announce that our school won the “Best Representation of a School” award.  Congratulations! If you haven’t seen the video, check it out here by clicking on this website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_3KgsQJysc

Our Music Students Shine at the Participation House “Students Helping Students” Benefit Concert

by: Colleen Lau & Eunice Wong

On Friday, November 9th, five of Toronto’s excellent high school bands gathered at the Flato Markham Theatre for the ”Students Helping Students” Concert, raising funds for the Adult Literacy Program at Participation House, Markham. The students helped to celebrate Participation House’s 40th anniversary with an evening of great music making.

The guest composer and conductor of the night was Stephen Bulla, who was composer and arranger with the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington D.C. for thirty years. Stephen Bulla arrived at the beginning of the week, and spent it touring around various high school, working with over 1000 students who have been playing his pieces.

At 7:30pm, the theatre was filled with supportive friends and family, as well as students of the Adult Education program of Participation House, Markham, all ready for an amazing night of music. Participating ensembles included the Markham District grade 11 & 12 Wind Symphony, the Woburn Wind Ensemble, the Markville Wind Ensemble, the Unionville Wind Ensemble and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau  grade 12 Wind Symphony All ensembles had the pleasure of working on Mr. Bulla’s pieces during the past few months, as well as working with the composer personally in rehearsal.

Pieces that Stephen Bulla composed and conducted that night included Firestorm, Irish Lullaby, Tournament, Elegy and Celebration, and Of Pride Unfurled.

Perhaps one of the most rewarding things for all the students that were involved was the opportunity to be a part of the fundraising concert for Participation House. The fundraising concert enabled not only wonderful musicianship to be showcased, but also the idea that these students’ talents would be used to help the organization. For it was truly, a students helping students, opportunity.

2013 AP Exam schedule: The 2013 AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in May: May 6 through 10 and May 13 through 17. Early testing or testing at times other than those published by the College Board is not permitted under any circumstances.

Week 1 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon
May 6
Environmental Science
May 7
Computer Science A
Spanish Language
Art History
May 8
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Chinese Language and Culture
May 9
English Literature and Composition Japanese Language and Culture
May 10
English Language and Composition Statistics
Week 2 Morning 8 a.m. Afternoon 12 noon Afternoon 2 p.m.
May 13
Music Theory
Physics B
Physics C: Mechanics
Physics C:
Electricity and Magnetism
May 14
United States Government and Politics Comparative Government and Politics
French Language and Culture
May 15
German Language and Culture
United States History
European History  
May 16
World History
Italian Language and Culture
May 17
Human Geography
Spanish Literature and Culture


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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