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You can feel the excitement and anticipation building as our biennial Gala, Shaken, Not Stirred, is less than 30 days away. The décor has been chosen; the catalogue of incredible live and silent auction items is complete; and, the evening's menu of culinary delights has been taste-tested and finalized. All the preparations are in place to make Saturday, April 30 "An Affair to Remember" complete with suspense and intrigue, and many surprises ahead. Like all those great films, our event wouldn't be complete without a memorable song or two – performed by the wonderful Matt Dusk. If you haven't purchased your tickets, I encourage you to do so before it's too late (there may be a dress and shoes involved, and some hair appointments to be booked)! You can purchase your tickets by clicking here or visiting www.appleby.on.ca/gala.

Shaken, Not Stirred would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:
Silver Sponsors: Buckland and Randall Residences by Rosehaven Homes
Valet Sponsor: Mercedes-Benz Oakville
Bronze Sponsors: Audi Queensway, CIBC Commercial Banking, The Emerson Suite, The Keizer Family, Manitou Investment Management, Morneau Shepell, Perkins + Will, Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, The Schroeder Family, Sodexo, The Watkin Family
Photo Booth Sponsor: Pivotal
Wine Wall Sponsor: RBC Wealth Management Dominion Securities
Silent Auction Sponsor: Dan Cooper Group
Gift Bag Sponsor: Invidiata

Thank you for your support. We look forward to celebrating with you and making Shaken, Not Stirred an evening to remember!

Iain McMullan
Chief Advancement Officer

We need your help to make this year’s Gala a great success!

Here are some ways you can assist:
• Purchase tickets - tickets for the Gala are on sale at www.appleby.on.ca/gala.
• Help us build our 'wine wall' by donating a bottle of wine from your cellar! More information about the wine wall can be found in the 'Food and Entertainment' section of the Gala website.

Don't miss out on seeing Matt Dusk's special performance at the Gala, and so much more on Saturday, April 30!

Important Update - Appleby's 2016-2017 School Calendar

The final schedule for Appleby College's 2016-2017 school year dates is now available. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we worked to finalize the calendar for next year, and our apologies for any inconvenience caused by the delay.

Student and Employee Photos

Full grade and employee photos will be taken on Monday, April 4. Senior Two graduation photos will begin on Tuesday, April 5 and continue until Friday, April 15. Students can check their Outlook calendar for their appointment time. If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Casey, coordinator, student services.

Chapel Service

On Wednesday, April 6 Upper Two student Garnett Shuker will present his chapel speech. On Friday, April 8 we will host an Interfaith Service led by Appleby's International Council.

Judges Needed for the Upper Two Persuasive Speaking Competition - April 15

The annual Upper Two Persuasive Speaking Competition will be held on Friday, April 15 from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in judging both the semi-finals and finals, please contact faculty member Noelle Morris. We look forward to an exciting morning of speeches.

Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10K

Appleby's Middle School Service Council is helping support the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10K this year. Taking place on Sunday, April 24 at Appleby, all donations will go to the Light House Foundation, a registered charity providing peer support for grieving children, youth and their families in the Halton and Peel area. Please click here to register for the 10K run or walk, 5K run or walk, Junior Jog and Toddler Trot, or to donate. The fundraising goal this year is $50,000 and we need your support!

Confirmation Service at Appleby

On Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. a special Confirmation Service will be held in the John Bell Chapel for all students who wish to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. We will be welcoming The Right Reverend Michael Bird, Bishop of Niagara, as Preacher and Celebrant for this special service. Any students who are interested in exploring the possibility of receiving the sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to contact our Chaplain, Reverend Craig Luccock.

Summer School Credit and Enrichment Programs

Students interested in taking a summer school course for credit or program for enrichment must complete the Appleby College Summer School permission/application form and return it to the guidance office. Students taking courses for credit will be placed into the appropriate grade level for September 2016 course selection once the permission form is submitted. Report cards indicating credit completion are required to be received by the guidance office before Tuesday, August 30. If proof of credit completion is not received by this date, students will be placed into the course for which they have completed the prerequisite. Possible summer opportunities (for credit and enrichment), both local and international, can be viewed on the Guidance InfoSite. For further questions please contact Michelle Frigo, guidance counsellor.

Summer Academy 2016 – Business Leadership 12

The Summer Academy is pleased to offer a new credit course this July, Business Leadership 12. This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. For more information, please click here. Summer Academy offers day and boarding options, but our boarding spaces are filling up quickly! The boarding schedule and weekend excursions, all of which are included in the boarding tuition fee, can be accessed by clicking here. More details are available on the website, including the application form.

2016 Connect-Ed

The Connect-Ed series is comprised of courses open to all adult members of the Appleby community. For a complete listing and descriptions of our Connect-Ed offerings, please click here.

Upcoming courses include:
• Volleyball
• Spinning
• The Wonderful World of Watercolour
• Raising Teens: A Mental Health Perspective
• A Novel Discussion: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

To register for these and other Connect-Ed sessions, click here.


Appleby Students Travel to Morocco on Intercultural Trip

From March 11-22, 10 Upper One students travelled to Morocco and toured the ancient walled city of Chellah, attended lectures on ancient Moroccan culture, Islam and Arabic youth, took part in Arabic lessons, learned Arabic calligraphy, attended a cooking lesson, learned about traditional pottery and taught English to local primary school students. With the help of local workers, the group also painted the local school's walls and renovated the peace garden.


Service Project in Cambodia a Success

A group of faculty and students travelled to Cambodia for an International Service Project over the March Break. In the capital, Phnom Penh, the group visited the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng prison and learned about the Khmer Rouge. From there they travelled up the Mekong River to the island of Koh P'dao where they met their host families. The group spent a week on the island and collaborated on developing a large vegetable garden while learning, connecting, communicating and collaborating with the locals. Their final stop was Siem Reap, home to the temples of Angkor Wat.


Appleby Makes an Impact in Peru

Over the March Break, 18 students and faculty members Lou Cafazzo, Alysha Decker and Jaclyn Titanic travelled to Peru for an International Service Project. Students spent a week in Huyro living at the Projects Abroad El Establo Farm and project work included: repainting and cleaning a local nursery school, providing supplies to other local nurseries, teaching and spending time with the children, creating education materials, harvesting fruit, clearing vegetation and harvesting corn. In addition to the groups service work, they visited Incan sites surrounding Cusco, from Machu Picchu to the Sacred Valley.


Andrew Court Named Recipient of OJHL Scholastic Player-of-the-Year Award

Senior Two student Andrew Court, a player with the Georgetown Raiders, has been named the recipient of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) Scholastic Player-of-the-Year Award. Andrew was selected as the league's nominee for the annual RBC Junior 'A' Scholarship awarded by RBC in conjunction with Hockey Canada. Along with receiving the annual OJHL Award, Andrew will receive a $1,000 scholarship be one of 10 finalists for an additional $5,000 national scholarship award that will be presented during the 2016 RBC Cup, National Junior 'A' Championship being held in Lloydminster, Alberta. Congratulations!


Upper School Students Experience Thai Culture

Over the March Break, 13 students and two faculty travelled to Thailand on an Intercultural Trip. The journey began with a cruise on a traditional Thai barge up the Chao Phraya River; everyone had an opportunity to take part in alms giving at a monastery, purchase local food at a market, attend a pottery class by a member of an old Thai tribe and swim in the river. The group then visited Ayutthaya and saw ruins of palaces and temples. In Northern Thailand they went to Prem Tinsulanonda International School, visited Hill Tribes, the Hall of Opium and the Golden Triangle, and then a highlight for the group, a visit to the Asian Elephant Foundation.

April 4
-Student and employee photos

April 15
-Upper Two Persuasive Speaking Competition

April 24
-Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10K

April 25 - 29
-Arts Week

April 27
-Confirmation Service at Appleby

April 30
-Gala 2016 - Shaken, Not Stirred

May 2 - 13
-Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

May 17
-Senior Music Night

May 31
-Middle School Play

June 8 - 16
-June Exam & ASCENT Period (including Saturdays)

June 22
-Closing Day



Under Armour is Back!

Due to an overwhelming response, The College Shop has a brand new Under Armour hoodie! At only $65 it is sure to sell quickly. There are only 22 in stock so make sure you get yours before they are all gone!

Notice of the March ACPA Meeting - All are Invited

As a parent at Appleby, you are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting of the Appleby College Parents' Association Executive Committee that will be held on Tuesday, April 12 from 7:00 p.m. in the Raymond Massey Reading Room. In preparation for the meeting please review the agenda. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Chantal Poirier, recording secretary.

Lost and Found End of Term Clear Out

The Lost and Found is overflowing with unclaimed items. Please remember to visit us in the McCraney Barn and collect your lost property. All unclaimed items remaining in the Lost and Found as of Wednesday, April 13 will be donated to charity. Please note: when an item is turned in an e-mail is sent to the item's owner (provided it is labelled) informing the student of when and where to collect their item. Please be sure to check with Lost and Found if you have misplaced an item on campus. If you have any questions please contact Simmi Basi or Nina Menrai, ACPA lost and found coordinators. Lost and Found is open the same hours as the College Shop.

Volunteers needed - ACPA Employee Luncheon less than two weeks away!

The annual ACPA Employee Luncheon is fast approaching and we would appreciate food contributions to make the luncheon a success. Please drop off your favourite hot or cold dish, salad, appetizer or dessert in the Schlesionger Dining Hall kitchen on Thursday, April 14 before 10:00 a.m. If possible, please use disposable dishes and let us know if there are nuts in your dish.

We also need volunteers to serve pizza to students in the gym from 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on the same day, Thursday, April 14. This is a great opportunity to get dad's involved. Please join us to thank our wonderful Appleby employees for their time and energy during the year. To sign-up for food contributions, volunteer, or for more information, please e-mail Jo Weeks or Tessa Harrison, ACPA grade parties and staff appreciation.

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