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At Appleby College, we are committed to global responsibility and continuously take action to embed sustainability across our infrastructure, programming, curriculum and culture.

From Tuesday, April 18 to Friday, April 21, students will engage in activities aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of Appleby's sustainability efforts. Over lunch in the Schlesinger Dining Hall students can look forward to trying a carbon footprint calculator, viewing Just Eat It, a film about food waste in North America, learning about green products and "green washing," as well as enjoying a sustainable lunch. Students will be encouraged to participate in all of this week's events and asked to consider how their everyday actions impact our planet.

Sustainability Week will wrap up with an electronic waste collection program organized by Appleby's Sustainability Council on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Monday, April 24 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the J.S. Gairdner Arena parking lot. If you have any electronics (televisions, computer equipment, cell phones, etc.) that are no longer functional, please bring them in so they can be disposed of responsibly. Students are working with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), a non-profit, industry funded organization with a mandate to divert waste electronics from landfill sites. Waste electronics will be picked up by OES, which will make a donation to Appleby based on the weight of the collection. Funds received will be used to purchase Fresh Food Boxes for local low-income families.

I also look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. for An Evening of the Performing Arts as part of our annual Arts Week. Taking place at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre this is an exciting opportunity for Appleby's performing arts students to showcase their talents on a professional stage! Please see this week’s Coming Events section for more details.

Sincerely,

Marg Hagey
Assistant Head of School, Co-curricular Programs

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Spring Fling - Saturday, May 6

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket to Spring Fling! We hope you're getting excited to have a fun night out with fellow parents, alumni and friends of the School. We have some fantastic entertainment planned for the event including:

• The Wine Wall - your chance to win some fabulous bottles of wine for $50.
• Heads and Tails - purchase a glow bracelet for $20 and enter for the chance to win a beautiful 18 karat white gold, diamond and Columbian emerald ring valued at $6,250.
• The Casino - try your luck at the casino with games including blackjack, poker and roulette. Donate to play and have the chance to win some amazing prizes!
• Dance to music mixed by DJ Garrick, the sound chameleon, who pulls from a variety of genres including old school jams, pop and rock, to get everyone on the dance floor. Garrick has worked at illustrious events like TIFF, the Canadian Screen Awards Gala and Nuit Blanche.

See you there!


2017-2018 School Calendar

Please click here to view the 2017-2018 Appleby school year calendar.

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, April 19 Senior Two student Sydney Kalyn will present her chapel speech. On Friday, April 21 we will have a special Easter Service of Holy Communion at the 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. services.

COMPASS Health & Wellness Survey

Appleby will be participating in the COMPASS Health & Wellness Survey through the University of Waterloo on Friday, April 21. This is our fifth year participating in the survey which will assist us in growing and improving the effectiveness of Appleby's health and wellness curriculum. All students in Upper One through Senior Two will write the survey during their advisory meetings.

The survey results will be kept confidential so that individual students cannot be identified. All responses will be grouped to identify health behaviour trends in the Appleby student population and used to help plan and evaluate future health and wellness programming and services for students to access at school. Please review the Parent Information Letter which provides further detail about the study. If you have any questions about COMPASS, please contact Mary Brajkovic, director of wellness (interim).

Electronics Waste Collection and Recycling

Students from the Sustainability Council will be hosting an electronics waste collection on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Monday, April 24 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the J.S. Gairdner Arena parking lot. If you have any electronics (televisions, computer equipment, cell phones, etc.) that are no longer functional, please bring them in so they can be disposed of responsibly. Students are working with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES), a non-profit, industry funded organization with a mandate to divert waste electronics from landfill sites. Waste electronics will be picked up by OES, which will make a donation to Appleby based on the weight of the collection. Funds received will be used to purchase Fresh Food Boxes for local low-income families.

School Photos

An all-employee photo will be taken on Monday, May 1 at 8:45 a.m. on the field in front of the John Bell Chapel (weather permitting). All-student grade band photos are scheduled for Monday, May 15 on the field in front of the John Bell Chapel (weather permitting). Schedules will be e-mailed directly to students and employees.

Call for Parent Public Speaking Judges

Appleby's English Department is seeking parent volunteers for two upcoming public speaking competitions. The Upper Two Persuasive Speaking Competition takes place on Thursday, May 18 and parent judges are needed from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m. The Senior Two After-Dinner Speaking Competition takes place on Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and judges need to arrive for 6:15 p.m. For both competitions, no experience is necessary, as judges will be briefed on the competition criteria beforehand. To volunteer, please contact Ellen Palmer, director of parent relations.

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:

• Photo Editing 101 - Monday, April 24, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life - Tuesday, April 25, 8:00 to 9:15 a.m.
• The Residential Life Advantage - Thursday, May 4, 8:00 to 9:15 a.m.

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

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 2017 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 29. 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.

Tax Receipts

2016 child care receipts and Advanced Placement course tuition amount certificates (T2202A) are now available online from Parent Central. To be eligible for child care receipts, students must be 16 years of age or younger as at December 31, 2016. Advanced Placement course tuition amount certificates (T2202A) are available to students registered in Advanced Placement courses. International families may request a receipt for tuition from Debi Bell, administrator, accounts receivable at studentaccounts@appleby.on.ca.

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Senior One Student Raising Awareness of Autism

Senior One student Carter Horan is on a mission to help his brother and others with autism. From April 10 to 14, Carter spearheaded an initiative at Appleby that included handing out autism awareness pins, fact sheets and organizing a bake sale to raise money for Unity for Autism, a Toronto-based charitable organization that supports individuals with autism and their families. To learn more, click here to read an article in the Oakville Beaver.

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Chinese Language Students Participate in Chinese Bridge Speech Competition

On April 9, Upper Two student Braden Fulton and Senior One student Christina Netta took part in the Happy Boys Chinese Bridge Speech Competition at CCCTV Studio, Markham, where they presented a memorized script and showcased a talent using Mandarin. Both students performed well and won the Best Group Award. Congratulations!

Middle School Students Compete in Math Olympics

On April 8, eight Middle School students participated in the Independent Schools of Ontario Mathematics Association (ISOMA) Math Olympics at University of Toronto Schools. It was a rigorous day of competition with an individual round, a pairs round and team relay. Students also participated in a Mathematical Games lecture by the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, University of Waterloo. Appleby's teams placed 10th and 3rd overall. Congratulations to the participants!

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12th Annual ACMUN Conference

On April 8, the Appleby College Model United Nations (ACMUN) co-curricular hosted the 12th annual conference. Keynote speaker John Oliver, Member of Parliament for Oakville, addressed more than 400 delegates and challenged them to embrace the power and potentiality of youth, embodying the theme of the conference: Time to Act. Time to Change. The day included debates, collaboration, problem-solving and experiential learning. ACMUN also partnered with UNICEF and raised $2,600 to support international youth education initiatives. Congratulations to everyone involved!

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Appleby Students Compete at Ontario High School Chess Championship

On April 7 and 8, five Appleby students participated in the annual Ontario High School Chess Championship tournament in Toronto. Each player played six rounds of matches in one of three divisions: beginner, intermediate and championship. Senior Two student Daniel Kong placed 1st among all grade 12 students in the tournament; Upper Two student Ben Hu placed 2nd in the beginner's group, and Ben, along with Upper Two student Bill Zhang and Upper One student Bora Tlabar, placed 3rd as a team in the beginner's group. Senior Two student Rain Xu won three matches and tied one throughout the tournament. Congratulations!

April 21
-COMPASS Health & Wellness Survey

April 22, 23 & 24
-Electronics Waste Collection and Recycling

April 24, 26 & 28
-Knar Jewellery Grad Ring Representative at Appleby

April 25
-An Evening of the Performing Arts!

May 2
-Upper School Dance and Drama Night

May 6
-Spring Fling

May 9
-Confirmation Service at Appleby

May 12
-Appleby Rocks!

May 16
-Middle School Cabaret

May 18
-Upper Two Persuasive Speaking Competition

May 23
-Senior Two After-Dinner Speaking Competition

May 31
-Senior Two Art Exhibition

June 6 & 7
-Middle School Play Performances

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Life Skills: Resume and Cover Letter Writing

Students are invited to the Resume and Cover Letter Writing Life Skills Passport program workshop on Monday, April 24 and Thursday, April 27 from 2:50 to 3:50 p.m. in MB305. Topics will include creating and updating cover letters and resumes for summer job applications and post-secondary education applications. To register, students can contact Shelby Wines, guidance counsellor.

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Join Us For An Evening of the Performing Arts!

Appleby's performing arts students will share their talents on a professional stage at An Evening of the Performing Arts! Join us on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (440 Locust St, Burlington). No tickets are required as the event is general admission. Please click the image to view a photo gallery from last year's event. If you have any questions, please contact Esteban Cambre, director, arts.

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.


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Final 2017 Grad Sweatshirt Order!

Due to popular demand one final order for 2017 Grad sweatshirts will be placed. The unisex sweatshirt is a navy Roots, 1/4 zip with the class designed grad logo on the front and '2017' on the sleeve. Samples are available to try on in the College Shop. Each sweatshirt is $95.00 and will be charged to a student account. The last day to place an order is Wednesday, April 19. If you would like to place an order or have any questions, please contact the College Shop.

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.

Employee Appreciation Luncheon is Quickly Approaching!

The annual 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. We would appreciate food contributions to make this event a success! Please drop off your favourite hot or cold dish, salad, appetizer or dessert in the kitchen on April 20 before 10:00 a.m. Also, please use disposable dishes and let us know if there are nuts included in the food. This is such a fun day and a lovely way to say thank you - we welcome all parents to volunteer. 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.

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Appleby College Graduation Rings

The ACPA is pleased to present the graduation ring program for the Class of 2017! In addition to the ring designs available last year, there is a new men’s and women’s ring for 2017. All rings are on display in the College Shop and can be ordered anytime during regular hours. A representative from Knar Jewellery will be available on Monday, April 24, Wednesday, April 26 and Friday, April 28 during both lunches outside the Schlesinger Dining Hall. The deadline to order graduation rings for guaranteed delivery by graduation is Friday, April 28. If you miss this deadline, rings can be ordered online or in person at the College Shop and customized for any graduating year. If you have any questions, please contact Kym Larsen, Knar Jewellery, 905-815-8777 ext. 31 or Cheryl Smith, College Shop coordinator at 416-702-2315.

Notice of ACPA Executive Meeting

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, May 9 at 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.

New Parent Buddies Needed for 2017-2018 School Year

Planning is underway for the 2017-2018 school year and we are looking for New Parent Buddies! Requirements for the role include attending the New Family Orientation on Thursday, May 11, the New Parent Orientation on Tuesday, September 5 and corresponding monthly with your new parent group throughout the school year. If you are a current Appleby parent and interested in supporting the New Parent Committee, please e-mail Ellen Palmer, director of parent relations at epalmer@appleby.on.ca. Thank you for considering! Your support makes our community stronger.

Lost and Found

Have you lost a camera, hockey or gym bag? Have you received an e-mail to let you know that something of yours has been found? We have items waiting to be claimed! Please stop by Lost and Found in the McCraney Barn during regular College Shop hours.

Book Sale Donations

It’s spring cleaning season - the perfect time to declutter! 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/Return on Wednesday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 22. For more information please contact Nana Rehem, ACPA book sale and return.

 
 
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