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An Appleby arts tradition continues Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1 as the school's performance of High School Musical on Stage! takes place at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts.

Last year's production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, was a hit with audiences and this year's show is sure to have everyone singing (and dancing) along. High School Musical on Stage! explores issues of first love, friendship, and challenging the status quo in order to follow your passions and, ultimately, acceptance. Based on Disney's blockbuster movie of the same name, High School Musical on Stage! is full of familiar songs and an entertaining show that the whole family will enjoy.

Also, please join us for a post-show opening night reception kindly hosted by the Appleby College Parents' Association in the foyer of the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, February 28.

Tickets are available for both performances for $25 each and can be purchased through the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office only. Be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible as they are sure to sell out fast. To order, please click here or call 905-815-2021.

I look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

Marg Hagey
Assistant Head of School, Co-curricular Programs


What's a Wine Wall?

Guests at Spring Fling will have a chance to win a bottle (or two!) of wine at our onsite fundraising initiative - the wine wall. By purchasing a ticket guests will receive a randomly selected cork with a number on it. Each cork will be pre-assigned to a randomly selected bottle of wine ranging in value, meaning that you could win a bottle that's worth much more than what you paid.

At last year's Gala the wine wall sold out in record time, so we need your help to ensure we have enough wine to keep the wine wall running and make it the most successful one yet! Either donate a bottle of wine you have at home, or donate a recently purchased bottle of wine. We are able to issue tax receipts for recently purchased wine valued at $50 or higher if you provide your LCBO receipt for the purchase.

Drop off your wine donations to Nicholas Arts Centre front reception any time during school hours. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Victoria Harrison '06 at vharrison@appleby.on.ca or 905-845-4681 ext. 168.

Tickets for Spring Fling are now on sale. Visit www.appleby.on.ca/springfling to purchase yours today!

Reminder: Morning Drop-off Protocol

Thank you to everyone for following Appleby's morning drop-off protocol. Parents who are dropping off students are reminded to do so in front of the Nicholas Arts Centre only. Students are not to be dropped off anywhere else on campus except the laneway in front of the Nicholas Arts Centre. The residential or inner ring road will be temporarily closed daily as outlined below to all traffic with the exception of medical visitors and residence staff:
• Monday between 8:45 a.m. and 9:10 a.m.
• Tuesday to Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 8:10 a.m.

Parents and staff requiring access to the J.S. Gairdner Arena or student residences via the inner ring road will need to arrive on campus before 8:45 a.m. on Mondays and before 7:45 a.m. Tuesday to Friday. Directional signage and security will continue to be present during this time to help direct visitors to campus as appropriate. Our security team is working hard to adhere to our instructions in closing the road during this 25 minute window. Please be respectful of them and the job they have to do. We thank you for your support of this student-safety initiative.


Appleby's Curriculum Information Evening and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Returning Middle School, Upper School and Senior One parents are encouraged to attend Appleby's Curriculum Information Evening on Tuesday, February 21 or Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Each year, Appleby carefully reviews its academic program and makes changes and additions to improve our students' learning experience. For more details, please click here to see a video message from Diana Dodd, director, guidance and university placement. To view the Curriculum Information Evening schedule, please click here.

Parent-teacher conferences will also take place Tuesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parents whose last name begins with A through M are encouraged to attend on February 21. Parents whose last name begins with N through Z are encouraged to attend on February 23. You will receive an e-mail this week asking you to confirm your attendance and you are encouraged to RSVP. If you have any questions, please contact faculty member Jonathon Peever. Please click here to view the faculty location list.

Athletics at Appleby

Appleby's athletics teams have multiple games this week, come out and cheer on the Blue Dogs! Click here for the game schedule.

Chapel Service

On Wednesday, February 15 Senior Two student Annika Sharma will present her chapel speech. On Wednesday, March 1 Appleby will host a special service to commemorate Ash Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. All students, parents and employees are welcome to attend.

February Long Weekend Departure

On Thursday, February 16, buses will depart at 4:15 p.m. only. The regular bus schedule will resume on Tuesday, February 21. This information is also posted on e.school under Info Sites - Transportation. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Forsey, coordinator, transportation at bus@appleby.on.ca.

Middle School Science Fair Judges Needed

Members of the Appleby community are needed to serve as judges for Appleby's annual Middle School Science Fair on Thursday, February 16 at 1:15 p.m. While some prior science experience is preferred, no extensive scientific background is necessary as you will be provided with judging instructions before the event. We encourage you to come out and see some amazing projects from our Middle School students. To volunteer, please contact faculty member Odianosen Iyamabo.

InSchoolwear Annual Sale

Appleby's official uniform supplier, InSchoolwear, is holding its annual uniform sale from Saturday, February 4 to Saturday, February 18. Additional details can be found in the sale flyer.

Registration Reminder

The deadline for submitting the online Appleby College 2017-2018 registration form, as well as all paper forms, is Monday, February 20. If you have any questions while working through the registration process, please don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Office at 905-845-4681, ext. 216. A member of the team will be more than happy to assist you.

Appleby Business Case Competition

On Saturday, February 25 Appleby will host its first business case competition from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. David Cheesewright, President and CEO of Walmart International, will be the keynote speaker. Members of the Appleby community are needed to serve as judges for the competition. If you are interested in judging or providing sponsorship for trophies, plaques, awards and t-shirts, please contact faculty member Dave Suchanek for more information.

University Bus Tour

Appleby's university counsellors have arranged a tour of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo on Saturday, March 4. This will be an exciting opportunity for students to see each university first-hand. The group will visit academic buildings, classrooms and living accommodations, observe student life and speak with current students. Appleby students participating on the tour are reminded to bring money for lunch. Jenny Casey, coordinator of student services, guidance department, will e-mail students a permission form that must be signed by a parent and submitted to the guidance department prior to departing on the tour.

2016-2017 Connect-Ed

Interested in learning a new skill or brushing up on an old one? Please join us for Appleby's 2016-2017 Connect-Ed. The Connect-Ed series is comprised of courses open to all adult members of the Appleby community. Upcoming courses include:

• The Global Leadership Diploma
• Seeking Accommodations at the Post-Secondary Level, Process and Programs
• Appleby Camps and Academies

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

School Closure Procedures

In the event of a school closure parents, students and employees will be notified no later than 6:30 a.m. by e-mail and/or phone. Information can also be obtained from the school's automated information update line at 905-845-4681, ext. 540, and through local media. For closures during the school day, the same notifications apply. If you require further information on the school's emergency or security procedures, contact Katrina Samson, Head of School, 905-845-4681, ext. 298.


Upper One Students Participate in Kauffman Cup Debating Tournament

On February 4, Upper One students Janice Peng and Sawsan Haider competed in the Kauffman Cup Debating Tournament at Sterling Hall School in Toronto. In the first two rounds the students debated both sides of the resolution, "This house would require sports teams to eliminate their Indigenous names." The final round was an impromptu debate. As novice debaters, Janice and Sawsan did extremely well and placed 6th out of the 30 teams in their age group. Congratulations!

Upper One Debating Competition a Success!

Over the past few weeks Upper One students have developed their public speaking skills as part of Appleby's first annual Upper One Debating Competition. Students learned to build constructive speeches, deliver rebuttals, interrupt with points of information and honed their talents in an effort to win debates on issues such as: voting age, vegetarianism and 3-day weekends. On January 31, 16 students debated in the first round arguing "people who produce fake news should be prosecuted." In the final round, Alyssa Gaylard and Maina Ngobia argued for the proposition, and Jannah Kara Vira and Nicole Portmann-Monuz argued against on the topic "all music should be free." Congratulations to all Upper One debaters on their efforts and to Alyssa for being voted the top debater!

February 16
-Middle School Science Fair

February 20
-Family Day Skate
-Appleby 2017-2018 Registration Deadline

February 21 & 23
-Curriculum Information Evening
-Parent-Teacher Interviews

February 25
-Business Case Competition

February 28 & March 1
-Appleby's All-school Play

March 13 - 17
-Appleby College March Break Camps


Appleby Presents High School Musical on Stage! - Tickets on Sale Now!

Appleby's all-school play, High School Musical on Stage!, will take place Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. High School Musical on Stage! is the story of Troy, the captain of the basketball team at East High, and Gabriella, a shy academically inclined girl. The spark between these two began at a karaoke competition while on Christmas vacation and is fanned when Gabriella unexpectedly enrolls in East High after the new year. They both love to sing and want to audition for the school show, but this doesn't gel with what their friends expect of them and the conflict spreads like wildfire through the school. The play explores issues of first love, friendship, and challenging the status quo in order to follow your passions and, ultimately, acceptance. Based on Disney's blockbuster movie of the same name, High School Musical on Stage! is full of familiar songs and a fun show for the whole family. Tickets are available for $25 each, click here to visit the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts box office.

Power of the People: How Grassroots Mobilization Can Strengthen Democracy

All members of the Appleby community are invited to attend the 2017 Norman Paterson Lecture by Jacqueline Swaisland on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the John Bell Chapel. Jacqueline is a lawyer whose practice encompasses all areas of Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee law, with a focus on complex cases and litigation. She is a Fulbright Scholar with a master’s degree in law from Harvard University and a law degree from Queen's University. She has been interviewed nationally on CBC television and CBC radio, quoted in The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and is a regular commentator in The Law Times and The Lawyers Weekly. During the lecture, Jacqueline will discuss grass roots mobilization and will include the topics of Syrian refugees and the Canadian Cross-Border legal coalition. For more information please contact faculty member Lindsay Core.

Boarder Study Break – Tuesday, February 14

Do you like to bake? On Tuesday, February 14 parents and guardians will be treating boarders to a Study Break in the Schlesinger Dining Hall. Parents may donate homemade or store bought treats as well as healthier options to be served with hot chocolate. Valentine-themed treats are especially welcomed and will be appreciated by boarders. Volunteers are invited to hand out the treats from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. If you cannot attend, food donations can be dropped off in the kitchen anytime on February 14. Please ensure treats are in a disposable container and are nut free. For more information please contact Stephanie Butcher, ACPA campus life representative.

Family Day Skate

Looking for something fun to do with family and friends on Family Day? Join fellow members of the Appleby community in the J.S. Gairdner Arena on Family Day, Monday, February 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for our annual Family Day skating event. Hot chocolate will be served. Please click here to register.

Join Us For Winter Sports Night

Parents are invited to join Appleby alumni for Winter Sports Night on Tuesday, February 28 from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. Guests can participate in basketball, soccer, spinning or squash. All sports will be followed by pizza and refreshments in the Employee Lounge. Limited spaces are available. Please click here for more information or to RSVP.

Parent Coffee Morning - Friday, March 3

Parents of students in all grades are invited to a coffee morning from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 3 in the Samuuel Academic Resource Centre (library). This is a wonderful opportunity to speak with other parents in your child's grade, as well as meet some new members of our Appleby team: Susan Crowley, chief advancement officer, Mary Brakovich, interim director of health and wellness, and Joanna Loba, archivist. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kristy Marasco, alumni and parent relations coordinator, at kmarasco@appleby.on.ca.

Confirmation Service at Appleby

On Tuesday, May 9 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.

Employee Appreciation Luncheon

The 2017 ACPA Employee Appreciation Luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. in the Schlesinger Dining Hall. All Appleby employees are invited as a way of expressing our gratitude for their tireless efforts throughout the year. To make this event a success we need you! We welcome food contributions including hot and cold entrées, appetizers, or salads. Alternatively, monetary donations are also accepted and are used toward a carving station. Most importantly, we welcome all parents to volunteer at this special luncheon. To sign-up for food contributions, to volunteer, or for more information, please e-mail Jo Weeks or Kim Wildi, ACPA Grade Parties and staff appreciation.

Appleby College Shop

The College Shop has what you need for the winter! Stop by to see the great selection of toques, beanies and scarves. We also have select house clothing on clearance including sweatpants, t-shirts and more. Stock is limited.

The College Shop hours are:
Monday - 8:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Tuesday - 11:40 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Wednesday - 11:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday - 11:40 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Friday - 11:40 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Or visit anytime online.

Turnover Shop

We have gently used school uniform items at bargain prices, stop by the McCraney Barn and take a look! Find what you need in the McCraney Barn. Donations are always welcome.

Lost and Found

We have a large number of winter coats and sports shoes, have you lost yours? Please come and take a look! Find us in the McCraney Barn during regular College Shop hours or e-mail lostandfound@appleby.on.ca.

Book Sale Donations

Did you know that you can donate used books in good condition to the ACPA? All books including: textbooks, novels, biographies and children's books are welcomed. Throughout the year a bin is located in The College Shop for donations, and they will also be accepted at the ACPA Book Sale in June. For more information please contact Nana Rehem, ACPA book return and sale.

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