E-NEWSLETTER: February 15, 2013



February 15, 2013

To reach Ms D. Linkewich, Principal, click here: 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

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


Please join us 

Wednesday February 20, 2013 

At our School Council Meeting

For a presentation on AP (Advanced Placement) 

Lynda Robinson from AP Canada will be our guest speaker

Tea and social time at 6:30 pm

Meeting starts at 7:00 pm in the library 

All are welcome to attend


Mon., Feb. 18
  • Family Day – No School
Tues., Feb. 19
  • Course Selections due
Wed., Feb. 20
  • School Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m., in the Library
Thur., Feb. 21
Fri.,  Feb. 22


Mon., Feb. 25
Tues., Feb. 26
Wed., Feb. 27
Thur., Feb. 28
  • Semi Formal – 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. – Hilton Suites Markham
Fri.,  Mar. 1


Course Selection deadline Approaching: Please remember that all Course Selections for the 2013-2014 school year are due on Tuesday February 19th, 2013. Course selection is to be submitted on-line in Career Cruising for all elementary and secondary students and must also be printed and signed by a parent. Students can select their courses by clicking on the following link: http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/page.cfm?id=RGS000085 Please contact the Guidance Department if you have any questions.

Trudeau Bands Excel at OBA Festival: Our grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 bands performed at the Ontario Band Association’s festival this week.  This non-competitive festival is an opportunity for concert bands in Ontario to perform in a concert setting and be evaluated to help them improve their skills. Based on the adjudicated performances, participating bands are awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze standard.  All of our bands received “Gold” ratings as well as an invitation to the Musicfest Nationals to be held this year in Toronto.  Congratulations to all our students and the Music Department.

Senior Drama Production Class Hosts Buy-in: On Thursday more than 150 students were treated to a special performance of “A Bad Day in Javaland” written, directed and performed by our grade 12 Drama production class. Congratulations to our seniors on their best performance of the year.

Semi Formal Tickets on Sale: This year’s semi formal is being held on Thursday February 28th at The Hilton Markham Suites (Highway #7 and Warden) from 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. The Student Activity Council will be selling tickets until February 22nd during all lunch periods. Tickets are $30 (with Activity Fee) and $50 (without Activity Fee). Tickets are available for current Trudeau students only. If you have any questions please contact the office or e-mail Ms. Linkewich

Trudeau Students Celebrate Valentine’s Day: On Thursday morning many students and staff received a special delivery in their period one class of single stemmed roses that were purchased for them in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Thank you to the Prom Committee for organizing this spirit event for our students. All proceeds from the sale of roses is helping to subsidize this year’s Prom for our graduating class.

After-school Literacy Classes: After-school literacy classes are available to any student who is writing the upcoming OSSLT (Literacy Test) and would like extra practice and preparation. Classes will be running on Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 26th to April 4th. Applications for this program are available through your son’s or daughter’s English, ESL, Special Education teacher or through any Guidance Counsellor. For further information please contact Mr. Sivanesan or any Administrator.

Applications being accepted for YRPC: REACH ’13 is this year’s York Region President Council’s annual student leadership conference. The conference will take place, from Thursday, April 25th to Sunday, April 28th at Camp Muskoka. The conference will feature motivational speakers, leadership sessions and social activities. Over the course of the weekend, delegates will be given opportunities to take the leadership skills that they are learning and apply them to situations they encounter with fellow students. The ultimate goal of this weekend is for students to learn new ways to succeed in leadership. This will allow them to have a positive influence in their school and surrounding community. Delegates will experience a comfortable, supportive environment where individuals are accepted for who they are. Delegates will learn valuable lessons in leadership that they can implement in their community. Applications for REACH ’13 are available in the Guidance office and should be dropped off at the Student Council Office (Hole in the Wall) no later than 3:00 PM, February 19, 2013. There is a cost to attend REACH ’13 and spaces are limited, please have your son or daughter review the application with you for more details.


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

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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