E-NEWSLETTER: April 12, 2013



April 12, 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

At this week’s School Council Meeting 

“What is student wellbeing and why is it important to success?”

Please join us for an informative presentation by Scott Milne and Stephen Rensink (YRDSB)

Wednesday April 17th, 2013 in the Library 

6:30 p.m.   Tea and Social Time

Meeting Begins at 7:00 p.m.


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


Sun., Apr. 14
  • Vaisakhi (Significant Faith Day)
Mon., Apr. 15  
Tues., Apr. 16
  • Gr.  11 Law Guest Speaker Wade Knapp, Forensic Identification Services, period 3\5, Morgenstern\Garofalo
  • Last Day for Civics\Careers
Wed., Apr. 17
  • Gr. 11 Geography to Woodland Museum, 8:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., Keystone
  • Euclid Math Contest, 8:15 a.m. to 10:50 p.m., cafeteria, Kowalewski\Pournasrola
  • Civics\Careers Turnover (Marking Period 2)
  • School Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m., in the Library
Thur., Apr. 18
  • Gr. 12 French (FIF4UF) to University of Toronto, 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Estafanos\Garofalo
Fri.,  Apr. 19
  • Gr. 12 English (ENG4U\4E) to Toronto Reference Library, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Schipper\Logan


Mon., Apr. 22
  • Gr. 11 Photography\Visual Arts (AWQ3O1\AVI3M1) to OCAD tour, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Montanaro\Meyer\MacDonald\Gazaneo
  • Trudettes’ Movie Night, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Drama room, Kahin
  • Bill Crother’s S.S. Mother Earth Symposium, 8:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., Keystone
Tues., Apr. 23
  • Gr. 12 Immersion Business (BBB4MF) to Toyota Visitor Centre, 7:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Garofalo
  • Gr. 9 Immersion Geography (CGC1DF) to Eco-lution Walk, 9:00 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., Heffern
  • Gr. 10 Assembly, period 5, Yun-Lee
Wed., Apr. 24
  • Mid-term Reports Cards Distributed
Thur., Apr. 25
  • Vocal Repertoire classes to Music Alive Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thomas
  • University of Toronto Biology Competition, period 5, Yun-lee
Fri.,  Apr. 26
  • Gr. 11\12 Family Studies (HNC\HNB) to Ryerson Tour\George Brown Fashion Show, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Kelly\Morgenstern


EQAO Postponed:  The students who were scheduled to write the test that was postponed on Thursday due the bad weather, will be writing it later spring. Once the date is shared with us we will create a new schedule and send it to you via email.  We apologized for any inconvenience this has caused.

Microwaves in Cafeteria:  We were disappointed to learn that this week two of the microwaves bought for students to be used in our cafeteria, were vandalized.  As a result the microwaves have been removed and we have asked for our students to propose a resolution so that they may earn the privilege of having them back.

We encourage you to speak to your children about the incident and reinforce the proper use of microwaves.  For the time being students wanting hot food should bring it in thermoses from home.

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 April Mid-term Report is May 1, 2013. 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 April 30, 2013. 

Marks for graduating students will be transmitted to Universities and Colleges on April 25, 2013.  Graduating students wishing to drop courses before the transmission must have all paperwork completed and returned to Guidance by April 24, 2013.

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

York Tech Science Fair:  On Saturday, 3 students from P. E. Trudeau attended the York Tech Science Fair at Stephen Lewis S.S.

Aaron Graab, a student in grade 11, received a bronze medal for his project entitled “How well do you hear?”. Over the past year, Aaron worked diligently to find a correlation between hearing loss and the amount of time spent listening to music through earbud headphones.

Helen Liu and Cindy Tsui, both students in grade 12, won a silver medal for their project entitled “Enzyme Revolution” in which they looked for natural alternatives to traditional chemical weed control. 

Congratulations to Aaron, Helen and Cindy for a job well done.

Supporting our Students: Our staff has introduced a new procedure to support student accountability for their attendance. Grade 9 students with an unexcused absence in any class will have a call made home by the office. Students who are found to be truant will have a consequence that will be served the next day. For students in grades 10-12 with unexcused absences, classroom teachers will work with each student to promote improved attendance, if a student accumulates more than 3 unexcused absences, a referral will be made to an Administrator. Parents and guardians can help to support this new procedure by ensuring that a phone call is made or note is provided as soon as possible when your child is absent from school.

Our New Addition: Construction is scheduled to begin soon on our new wing. In anticipation of the increased construction traffic (and now that the weather is getting a little warmer) we encourage students to walk to school as often as they can. Walking is great exercise, a stress reliever and supports our schools environmental efforts. 


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

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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