E-NEWSLETTER: December 21, 2012



December 21, 2012

Please click for: January 2013 Exams Schedule

Whether your family celebrates Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanzaa, is spending the next two weeks visiting with family and friends, travelling or just spending time relaxing we wish you a very safe and restful holiday and a Happy New Year. School will resume on Monday January 7th 2013! Have a great vacation.

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

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


December 24 to January 4       Winter Holiday (No classes)
Mon.,  Jan. 7
  • Classes resume
  • Significant Faith Day – Christmas (Eastern Calendar)
Tues., Jan. 8
Wed., Jan. 9
Thur., Jan. 10
Fri.,  Jan. 11
  • Jr. Girls’ Volleyball to Uxbridge Tournament, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kowalewski\Finlay
  • Grade 12 Drama(ADD4M1) Drama tour, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gillmore\Boyd-Navazo


Mon.,  Jan. 14
  • Grade 8 Open House
Tues., Jan. 15
  • Grade 9 Drama (ADA101) Mosaic dress rehearsal, Periods 2, 3 and 4, Boyd-Navazo\Gillmore
Wed., Jan. 16
  • Course Selection assemblies (timetable and seating plan to follow)
Thur., Jan. 17
  • Course Selection assemblies (timetable and seating plan to follow)
  • Drama Mosaic performance, 6:00 p.m.
Fri.,  Jan. 18

Weekly Attendance Report

Dear Parent/Guardian of This attendance report contains information for all Semester 1 courses. The report card is the official document for reporting attendance and marks.

Dear Parent/Guardian of «First_Name»«Last_Name»,

Please review the following attendance report. The report includes all lates and absences for the week of Monday, December 17, 2012 to Friday, December 21, 2012.

Want more information about student attendance?

Students and parents can pick up a detailed attendance report from the attendance office. This report lists the dates of each absence and the coding (ill, medical, truant). Please remember to call our attendance office (905) 887-2216 (ext. 190) if your son/daughter is absent.

There is a positive relationship between regular attendance and success in school. Students at P.E. Trudeau H.S. are required to attend regularly, to be punctual, and to participate in all scheduled classes.

All absences from school must be authorized. Authorization must consist of a note or phone call from a parent. During school hours, students are expected to be in class and are not allowed to leave without the teacher’s permission. An automated phone system will inform parents of a student’s absence.

Unauthorized absences will be recorded as truancies. Lates and truancies may result in counselling, contact with parent/guardian, detentions, suspensions, and potential removal from the course.


«First_Name»«Last_Name» has completed and submitted to the Guidance Office «Community_Servi» hours of community involvement. Students must complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to graduate.


Exam Schedule:  Exam Schedules were distributed in homerooms today.  Students will write only one exam per day corresponding to the subject in that specific period. All exams will begin at 9:00 a.m. The exam schedule will be as follows:

  • January 24th, 2013 – all exams for classes on period 1 will be written
  • January 25th, 2013 – all exams for classes on period 2 will be written
  • January 28th, 2013 – all exams for classes on period 3 will be written
  • January 29th, 2013 – all exams for classes on period 4 will be written
  • January 30th, 2013 – all exams for classes on period 5 will be written

Students will have the remainder of each day to go home and study for upcoming exams. The Exam Schedule and Guidelines have been posted on the school website.

A Festive Week at Trudeau: This week our students celebrated the upcoming holidays with a week of spirit activities organized by the Student Council. Students were treated to hot chocolate in the morning, took their pictures with Santa, and enjoyed karaoke and music in caf. Thanks to SAC for organizing our morning and lunch activities.

Mitten Tree Lights up our School: This year the students from room 104 organized a Mitten Tree and asked students and staff to donate mittens, hats and scarves to be given to a local Markham charity called Pathways. This year the students collected 13 hats, 20 scarves and 40 pairs of gloves and mittens on the tree. Congratulations  to our students for this amazing work.

Global Outreach Gives Back: Every year the students in our Global Outreach class organize events to raise awareness and fundraise for a variety of causes that hamper life for those who live in Africa. The students work in teams to achieve the goals. Thanks to the students from the Global Outreach class for their efforts. The following three events were organized in December by Global Outreach for our students:

Event #1 – Ball to Save: On December 11, 2012, our team from Global Outreach held a fundraising event called Ball to Save, a basketball three on three tournament. Our focus was to raise awareness and money towards helping child soldiers in Africa. Children in less fortunate areas affected by conflict are forced to fight and are unable to continue their education.  In hopes to better the lives of child soldiers, over 40 students from PETHS attended the event and in our efforts we were able to raise $110 for War Child Canada. Special thanks  goes out to our sponsors Dairy Queen Milliken Branch, and Caffe Demetre for providing us generous prizes!

Event #2 – Evening for Elephants: In Africa, only 20% of all elephants are under formal protection. Due to the ivory trade, the bush meat industry and habitat destruction, African elephants are now on the brink of extinction. Luckily, groups like the World Wildlife Fund have put their best efforts to help these majestic creatures. On Wednesday, December 5th, 2012, an event called “Evening for Elephants” took place at our school. With help from the PAWs club, the Global Outreach class was able to donate over $280 dollars to the WWF. Through watching a short documentary, listening to a student-led presentation and through playing educational games, students that attended were able to personally fight the ivory trade through the signing of a petition. A big thank you goes out to Mastermind and Cineplex for all their help during the event!

Event #3 – Just 1 Drop: On the evening of December 14th, members of the grade 12 Global Outreach course held a workshop entitled Just 1 Drop.  The group chose to focus on the current water crisis in Africa as water is an important basic necessity, and everyone has the right to access clean drinking water. The group worked with World Vision to spark positive change in African communities. Through their Blue Ribbon campaign and the workshop, they were able to raise funds and educate people in the Markham community about the water crisis. The workshop included presentations and demonstrations from guest speakers.  Participants enjoyed an evening of interactive learning in a positive, friendly atmosphere. In total, the group raised over $500 from ticket sales and donations.  All the proceeds will be going to World Vision’s projects in water access and sustainability in African communities.  The group would like to show their appreciation for all the students, staff, friends and family who donated to this important cause.  They would also like to thank their wonderfully generous sponsors, Your Dollar Store with More and Sobeys, for their contributions which made this event possible.

Business Leadership Collects a Mound of Clothes: Congratulations to the members of our Business Leadership classes who collected more than 1000 items of clothing that have been donated to the Diabetes Association and other local Markham charities. Students collected from classes and during lunches. Great work to the students in our business classes.


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

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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