It was wonderful to see everyone on campus last week. Orientation for new students was a great success and it’s always a pleasure to welcome returning students on Opening Day. Also, a special thank you to the Appleby College Parents' Association for hosting yesterday's fantastic Welcome Back Barbecue. It was the perfect opportunity for parents, students and employees to reconnect after what I hope was a lovely summer for all. It was a great way to start the school year, and I look forward to what's to come!

The first few days of school in September are always exciting and over the coming days you will learn about the various experiences available to your children and you at Appleby - I encourage you to get involved in the many events and activities offered throughout the year. They offer great opportunities to get to know the school better and meet the wonderful individuals that make up the Appleby community.

Also, I would like to remind everyone about our morning drop-off protocol as part of our on-going efforts to create a pedestrian friendly campus. Parents who are dropping off students are asked to do so in front of the Nicholas Arts Centre. Directional signage as well as student volunteers, Appleby employees and Commissioners will be present during this time to help direct visitors to campus as appropriate. Students should not 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 closed to all traffic except medical visitors Monday’s between 8:45 and 9:05 a.m. and Tuesday to Friday between 7:45 and 8:05 a.m.

I look forward to seeing you on campus over the coming weeks, especially during the Grade Parties and at Homecoming. If we haven't had an opportunity to meet, please be sure to say "hi" and introduce yourself.

Here's to an exciting school year!

Innes van Nostrand
Principal

 

Construction Activity Update

It’s certainly been a busy summer on campus as construction of the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life is well underway. To see the progress made on the building site, please click here to view the live stream video!

As a result, there continues to be heavy equipment traffic on campus as trucks enter and exit via the ring road west of East Field (requiring the need for two-way traffic flow). Please look out for and adhere to all construction and road signage displayed on campus.

Every effort has been made to minimize impact on school activities while keeping the health and safety of our students, employees, parents and visitors to campus our first priority. However, as a result of the increased level of construction traffic, you may experience delays when arriving to and/or departing from campus outside of morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up times, and your patience is greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions please contact Laurie Salvi, manager, administration at lsalvi@appleby.on.ca or 905-845-4681 ext. 214.

 

OneNote Update

As we work to enhance the parent experience in attaining important student-related information, we're happy to share that access to your child's OneNote Notebooks is now available via Parent Central on e.School. To access Parent Central simply visit www.appleby.on.ca and click the "e.School@Appleby" button on the homepage.

Click on your child's name in the top right hand corner of Parent Central to access their timetable, advisor, teachers, attendance, service hours, report cards and digital portfolio. Click on the individual course name to access your child’s individual OneNote Notebooks, which include the course timetable, assigned homework, calendar, etc.

To view your child's class information please click on the 'CP' (Course Plan) tab on the OneNote Notebook. The class timetable, assigned homework and projects for the first reporting period (RP1) can be viewed by clicking on 'RP1 CP'. Please click here to view an example of a Course Plan.

Each OneNote Notebook will also include a tab ( _A ) where your child will submit their assignments. When a teacher "returns" the assignment to your child, they will place it in the student’s ( _R) Returned tab which both you and your child will be able to review.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call the IT Helpdesk at 905-845-4681, ext. 106 or e-mail support@appleby.on.ca.

 

Special Notices from Appleby's Health Centre

If your child is Anaphylactic:
Appleby requires anaphylactic students to have their family physician complete a Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan form annually. Please submit the completed form to the Health Centre immediately if not already submitted.

Anaphylactic students are required to provide the Health Centre with an epi pen and to keep an epi pen on them at all times. If unable to provide the Health Centre with an epi pen by the first day of school one will be ordered on the student's behalf and charged to the student's account. Please contact the Health Centre at 905-845-4681, ext. 229 if you have any questions.

If your child has Asthma:
Appleby's Health Centre requires all students with asthma to submit a completed Asthma Action Plan form immediately if not already submitted. Asthmatic students must carry their puffers with them at all times.

 

Course Changes Begin Today

Course changes begin on Monday, September 11. Students are welcome to drop and add elective courses by e-mailing guidance at guidance@appleby.on.ca. Parents and an advisor must be copied on the e-mail or the request will not be processed. All students must attend and participate in their class until the course change has been made. Students will know that the change is complete when a guidance counsellor has sent a confirmation e-mail. Students are able to find their new timetable by accessing MySite on e.School. Faculty have been asked to ensure that students are fully engaged in their classes and attending each one until they are no longer on the attendance list.

Important Dates:
• Last day to add a course: Wednesday, September 27
• Last day to drop an elective course: Friday, February 9

If you have any questions about your courses, please speak with a guidance counsellor. The Grade Band guidance counsellors are:
• Middle School Guidance Counsellor: Connie Serra
• Upper School Guidance Counsellor: Christine Vasilaros
• Senior One Guidance Counsellor: Shelby Wines
• Senior Two Guidance Counsellor: Jennifer Coles

 

School Photos

An all-employee photo and student full grade photos will be taking place on Tuesday, September 12 on the field in front of the John Bell Chapel (weather permitting). The schedule will be e-mailed directly to students and employees.

 

Chapel Service

Welcome back! On Wednesday, September 13 Head Prefect Noah Caza will present his chapel speech. On Friday, September 15, our theme is leadership, and we will be Commissioning Appleby's Prefects.

 

Physical Education Uniform Policy

All Appleby students participating in physical education are expected to wear Appleby College crested athletic wear to all active-based physical education classes from Middle One to Senior Two. The physical education department has partnered with the Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) to provide students with a wide-range of athletic clothing options. Drop by the College Shop in the McCraney Barn or visit the Online College Shop for all Appleby blue and white athletic attire. Contact Rebecca MacDonald, department head, physical education, at 905-845-4681 ext. 301, with any questions.

 

Outdoor Education Fall 2017

Appleby's Outdoor Education program introduces and immerses our students into a total experiential learning environment. Leadership and outdoor education are key components of the experience-based curriculum that enrich our student body, faculty and community. Vital life skills such as self-confidence, understanding relationships, personal growth and a dedicated responsibility toward our local and global communities are developed by using the medium of the out-of-doors. Challenging our students in settings and situations inherent to the program's activities provides the opportunities to practice these skills under the guidance of qualified instructors. Activities include canoe tripping, wilderness living and navigation, leadership training, and environmental awareness. A balance between technical knowledge and direct experiences is introduced in order to strengthen and develop each student's future endeavours.

New: Outdoor Education Trip Form
New this year, parents of students participating in an Outdoor Education Trip will receive an e-mail outlining Appleby’s Outdoor Education program and student requirements. Parents are asked to review the information provided and acknowledge that they have read and understand the nature of the trip when prompted. Thank you for your support.

Middle One
Middle One students will be participating in an Experiential Education Trip from Wednesday, September 20 to Friday, September 22. The trip will focus on experiential learning at YMCA Camp Pine Crest in Torrance, Ontario. A highlight of this trip is a half-day canoe excursion where students will canoe to a nearby island for an outdoor lunch.

Middle Two
Middle Two students will be participating in a four-day Experiential Education Trip to the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus on Lake Temagami, Ontario. Emphasis is placed on outdoor skills and grade cohesion. The grade will be divided between two trips to the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus from Friday, September 29 to Monday, October 2 and Monday, October 2 to Thursday, October 5, with students travelling with their home forms.

Upper One - Please note updated trip dates
Upper One trips occur at the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus on Lake Temagami. Students are scheduled into three six-day blocks where the main component of their trip consists of a three-day, two-night canoe trip to some of Ontario's picturesque lakes. Many of these lakes are only accessible by portaging or float plane. The trips take place from Wednesday, September 13 to Monday, September 18, Monday, September 18 to Saturday, September 23 and Saturday, September 23 to Thursday, September 28. More details will be provided directly to Upper One students and parents.

New Upper Two to Senior Two Boarders, and new Senior One Day Students Canoe/Camping Trip
From Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17, All new Upper Two to Senior Two boarders, and new Senior One day students, will be travelling to YMCA Camp Pine Crest to experience a weekend of fun games, campfires, camping in the outdoors and canoe tripping. This will provide students with the opportunity to complete the Adventurous Journey component of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Students will bond as a group while honing their camping and paddling skills.

 

Are you Taking Recreation and Fitness Leadership (PLF4C) This Year?

If you would like an opportunity to start developing your leadership skills early, there are three opportunities available for you to take on a leadership role:
• Boarder's Outdoor Ed Trip: September 15-17 (YMCA Camp Pine Crest)
• Middle One Outdoor Ed Trip: September 20-22 (YMCA Camp Pine Crest)
• Middle Two Outdoor Ed Trips: September 29-October 2 and October 2-5 (S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus)

Please contact Doug Stamper, director, outdoor education for further details.

 

Global Education Information Session

The Global Education department will be holding a general information session on Wednesday, September 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This session will cover all areas within the Global Education program at Appleby. We will begin in Willis Hall with an overview of the Global Education program and its objectives. Afterwards, the session will move to various breakout rooms which will each focus on an individual area of the department. The breakout session topics include: The Global Leadership Diploma; International Service Projects in December and March; Upper School Intercultural Trips in March; Round Square Exchanges, Conferences and Service Projects; The Duke of Edinburgh Award and Middle School Experiential Education. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Global Education department and its individual areas, as well as a chance to ask questions.

 

2017-2018 International Service, December Applications Available

International Service Learning encompasses key ideals for a student's personal growth and leadership training - it involves volunteering and cultural learning, teamwork and reflection, global understanding and hard work.

Appleby has offered International Service Projects to its students for more than 15 years and we are pleased to announce the International Service destinations for the 2017-2018 academic year. Groups will return to project locations which have already shown success. Within these projects, the work carried out is selected to ensure students are doing the most worthwhile and impactful service they can. The 2017-2018 project locations will be: December – Argentina, Costa Rica, March - Cambodia, Guatemala, Mongolia, Panama and Romania. Applications for the two December projects to Argentina and Costa Rica are now available. An information session for all Global Education programing will take place in Willis Hall at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27.

 

Intercultural Trips, 2017-2018

The upcoming school year will see a continuation of the Upper School Intercultural Trip experiential education program, building on the success of previous trips for Upper One and Upper Two students, and with one trip that will extend the program to Senior students. The goal of the Intercultural Trips is to provide an immersion intercultural education within a safe international experience. The program contributes to students' education by fostering international community, and providing intercultural education, and is a core component of the Appleby College Diploma with Distinction in Global Leadership. During the 2017-2018 school year, the international destinations will include return trips to Thailand and Morocco (open to Upper One and Upper Two students), as well as a new program in Cuba for Upper Two to Senior Two students. During each of these trips, students will study and experience multiple facets of the local culture, including history, the arts, religion, language and how the culture has evolved to adapt to the local environment and globalization. There will also be a trip for Senior One and Two students to Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation - Nelson House, Manitoba. This new undertaking will provide students with the opportunity to engage and exchange culture with a Canadian Indigenous community, fostering knowledge and appreciation for Cree culture. More details will be provided at the Global Education Information session on Wednesday, September 27.

 

2017-2018 International Trek

Every few years Appleby students have the opportunity to participate in an international outdoor focused trip. This March, we are excited to announce that we will be taking a group to Ecuador to complete a multi-day hiking expedition. The trip will include a service component, acclimatization hikes, and finally the main expedition which will allow students to explore some of the wonders of Ecuador. More details will be provided at the Global Education Information session the evening of Wednesday, September 27.

 

2017-2018 Middle School International Service, Young Round Square Conferences and National Exchanges

In the upcoming school year, Middle School students will have many experiential opportunities available to them. In March, a Middle School group will travel to Costa Rica for a 12-day service trip with Central American Service Expeditions (CASE). In April, the Young Round Square Regional Conference will be held at Colegio Los Nogales in Bogota, Colombia. We will also continue our Middle School exchange program with Glen Lyon Norfolk School, Rothesay Netherwood School and Athenian School. Middle School exchanges are two weeks in length and occur in groups of two to three students as faculty do not travel with the students to the host school. More details for each of these programs will be provided at the Global Education Information session the evening of Wednesday, September 27.

 

Round Square International Service Projects - December 2017

In addition to the service projects offered by Appleby, Round Square is offering one service project this December to Vietnam. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis until Friday, September 29. The dates for the project are Saturday, December 9 to Friday, December 22. Students must be 16 years old at the time of the project in order to apply. Interested students are asked to contact rsrep@appleby.on.ca.

 

Round Square Americas Regional Conference - April 2018

The upcoming Round Square Americas Regional Conference will be hosted by Providence Day School, North Carolina, USA. Stay tuned for more information about this conference which will be available in October.

 
         
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September 11
-Senior Two Grade Party

September 12
-Upper One Grade Party

September 14
-Middle One and Middle Two Grade Party

September 18
-Upper Two and Senior One Grade Party

September 27
-Global Education Information Session

September 29
-Community Golf Classic

September 30
-Homecoming Day

 
   
   
 
 

Grade Parties

Each September, Appleby sponsors grade-specific parties for parents and host families, hosted by ACPA volunteers. It's a great way to kick off the new academic year, as well as to meet and socialize with other parents in your child's grade. The Principal, senior administrators and teachers will be in attendance. A formal e-invitation was distributed in August.

GradeDateTime
Middle One and Middle Two Grade Party Thursday, September 14 6:30 p.m.
Upper One Grade Party Tuesday, September 12 6:30 p.m.
Upper Two and Senior One Grade Party Monday, September 18 6:30 p.m.
Senior Two Grade Party Monday, September 11 6:30 p.m.

 

University Visits

Throughout the school year a variety of universities will be visiting Appleby from Canada, the United States and internationally to provide students with insight on university culture, as well as highlight admission requirements, dates and deadlines, programs/courses of study, and scholarship/bursary opportunities. These sessions allow students personal contact with representatives as well as help them to focus their choices when it comes time to submit their applications. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and can check the Guidance Calendar on e.School which contains all the university visit information. For more details on these visits please contact Jenny Casey, coordinator of student services, guidance.

Claremont McKenna College (US) will be visiting on Friday, September 15 from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. and 12:40 to 1:40 p.m. Their admissions representative will be working with Appleby's US Guidance class and discussing the importance of liberal arts education. Students interested in this presentation are welcome to attend.

 

Homecoming 2017!

Parents and current students are invited to join alumni, parents of alumni and past and current employees at Appleby's 2017 Homecoming Day on Saturday, September 30. Highlights include the pancake breakfast, athletic games, Blue Dog pep rally, Hibberd Tennis Tournament, Kidzone activities, and campus tours. This is a great opportunity to introduce grandparents and extended families to the Appleby campus! Please note that registration is required for yourself and guests for all Homecoming events. For more information and to register, please visit www.appleby.on.ca/homecoming.

Kick off Homecoming weekend at the Appleby College Community Golf Classic on Friday, September 29 at Piper's Heath Golf Club. Visit www.appleby.on.ca/ACGolfClassic for more information.

 

Appleby College Annual Walkathon - Thursday, October 19

The 2017 Appleby Annual Walkathon will take place on Thursday, October 19. If you would like to run, prepare by following the Physical Education Department's running tips to ensure you are ready for this event!

 

 
 
 

Appleby College Parents' Association

The Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) was established in 1928. All Appleby parents are members of the association, which provides an opportunity to volunteer and help fundraise for the school. The ACPA is an integral part of the Appleby community and hosts a number of events over the year such as the annual Welcome Back Barbecue and Grade Parties. The first ACPA Executive Meeting of the 2017-2018 school year will take place on Tuesday, September 12 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. All are welcome.

 

Volunteering at Appleby

Come and meet parents and guardians while volunteering at the school. A wide variety of opportunities exist throughout the school year. Details are included in the updated Volunteer Handbook which is available on Parent Central. Also included in the handbook are details on how to obtain security clearance, which is a requirement for all volunteers.

The ACPA College Shop has an urgent need for volunteers. The commitment requires one shift every other week, from 11:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or Monday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. You will be part of a team of volunteers that staff the College Shop, the Tuck Shop, the Turnover Shop and Lost and Found. Choose any day, Monday to Friday, that works for you. No experience required. Please apply online.

You can apply online to volunteer by clicking on the Volunteer button on Parent Central. For additional information contact Anne Marie Bianchi, ACPA volunteer coordinator.

 

Turnover Shop

We urgently need donations of gently used uniform items including: sport clothing, pants, shirts, vests, blazers and kilts. Proceeds from sales in the Turnover Shop go to the Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) for the benefit of Appleby, and are very much appreciated.

Visit us in the McCraney Barn during regular College Shop hours or drop-off items at Nicolas Arts Centre front reception marked 'Turnover Shop Donation'.

 

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found area is always busy! Please remember to check if an item has been lost on school property and put names in all personal items and clothing. When an item is turned in, an e-mail is sent to the student letting him/her know that the item has been found and where the Lost and Found is located.

As each term ends, a notice is included in Appleby this Week which provides a deadline for claiming lost and found items, after which unclaimed items are donated to local charities.

 

The College Shop

The Appleby College Shop has everything you need for the back to school season! We have been busy stocking the shop with amazing products including new house gear, hats, drink gear, and of course new Appleby spirit wear.

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.

 

 
 
 
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