E-NEWSLETTER: January 18, 2013



January 18, 2013

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


Mon., Jan. 21
  • EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Math – in class
Tues., Jan. 22
  • EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Math – in class
Wed., Jan. 23
Thur., Jan. 24
  • Exams – Period 1 classes
Fri.,  Jan. 25
  • Exams – Period 2 classes


Mon.,  Jan. 28
  • Exams – Period 3 classes
Tues., Jan. 29
  • Exams – Period 4 classes
Wed., Jan. 30
  • Exams – Period 5 classes
Thur., Jan. 31
  • Exam Review Day(modified schedule to follow)
Fri.,  Feb. 1
  • P.A. Day – No Classes


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.

Exam Review Day

Exam Review Day has been scheduled for Thursday, January 31st, 2013.  We will be operating on a modified schedule comprised of formal classes and individual appointments. 

Formal classes will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 11:56 a.m. 

If students have individual concerns, they can make an appointment to meet with their teachers during the afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

This is the schedule for the day:

Homeroom   8:15 – 8:20
Period 1   8:20 – 9:00
Period 2   9:04 – 9:44
Period 3   9:48 – 10:28
Period 4 10:32 – 11:12
Period 5 11:16 – 11:56
BREAK 11:56 – 1:00
Interviewsby appointment   1:00 – 2:50

From Guidance:  Students interested in studying law or medicine at the postsecondary level:  the University of Toronto provides opportunities for secondary students to participate in an academic program in the summer to learn in the university environment from professors and researchers.  Students and their parents can access information about the dates of the programs, fees, the application, and important deadlines by visiting http://www.ysp.utoronto.ca or email summer.programs@utoronto.ca.

Course Selection Information Session for Students with a Period 1 spare/lunch

Date:  Tuesday January 22, 2013

Time:  Period 1 – 9:00

Location:  Library

Grade 8 Open House: Our annual Grade 8 Open House was held in the evening on Monday, January 14, 2013.  Over 700 parents and students attended the evening.  In addition to the information session held in the cafeteria and led by the Guidance Department and our student leaders, departments had interesting displays around the building. Thank you to our School Council Co-Chairs, our Student Leaders and all Staff who helped to make the evening a great success.

Drama Mosaic: On Thursday evening students and parents enjoyed the grade 9 Dramatic Arts classes’ production of “Skin” and the grade 12 Production class’ performance of “A Bad Day in Javaland,” which was both student written and directed. Both these performances were outstanding. It was evident that our students had spent many long hours preparing for their final performances. Congratulations to the cast and crew of the grade 9 and grade 12 classes.

School Council: This week at our School Council meeting parents and guardians received a very informative presentation about Course Selection and the Career Cruising program. In addition our School Council examined data from the 2012 Parent Survey and provided the Administration with some feedback and ideas to help support our school community. Minutes from the School Council meeting will be posted in February.

10th Anniversary Meeting: Are you interested in helping to plan our 10th Anniversary celebration? If so, please join us at our planning meeting on Wednesday February 6th at 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the library. All are welcome to attend


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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