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Celebrating the Season

Christmas 2020 and the holiday season will definitely be different this year. And while COVID-19 was certainly not on anyone’s wish list, it has presented us with the opportunity to take stock in the importance of community, kindness, compassion and finding joy in experiences we may have previously taken for granted.


School News

share the warmth campaign - donation request

The annual Middle School and Upper School Council Share the Warmth Campaign will take place from Thursday, December 3 to Monday, December 14. Middle School Home Forms are asked to bring in new infant and children’s pajamas, and socks to be donated to those in need through Kerr St. Mission in Oakville. In support of this cause, the Appleby College Parents' Association and Upper School Council are collecting winter items such as hats, boots, scarves, mittens, and winter jackets as part of a school-wide initiative. Donations from parents, guardians, Upper and Senior School students, and employees can be dropped off in the bins at The Tree of Comfort and Warmth which will be displayed in the Barr Common Room.

reminder: travel requirements and testing

Due to COVID-19 many countries and airlines have introduced restrictions and requirements before allowing passengers to enter. Some countries may require a negative PCR test (nasal swab) and/or antibody (IgM) testing (bloodwork) to be completed within a specific time frame before travelling. Some countries many not accept test results from private clinics if they are not recognized by Canadian public health authorities.

It is important that families check with the airline and the destination that their child will be travelling to and learn the specific restrictions their child needs to follow.

Appleby College can provide families with details on how to book a COVID-19 test for their child, and can even assist with scheduling the appointment and making transportation arrangements. We will do our very best to assist families, but we are not responsible for knowing the restrictions that a country has, what time frame the test must be completed within, or if private labs can be accepted.

While Appleby's Health Centre is able to perform COVID-19 tests, we unfortunately are not able to guarantee that the results will be received before the travel date. There are some private clinics that offer results within 24-48 hours for a fee, that we can share with families.

REMINDER: Students who travel outside of Canada will be required to quarantine upon their arrival back and be tested for COVID-19. A student is unable to return to class until their quarantine is complete and they receive a negative test result.

We kindly ask any families looking to make arrangements for a COVID-19 test or additional testing fill out this survey by Wednesday December 2. If you have any questions please e-mail Diana Viselli, case preparedness coordinator, or call 905-845-4681 ext. 264.

reminder: Appleby Absence reporting procedures

As communicated to parents and guardians on Thursday, October 2, Appleby's absence reporting procedures for the four scenarios are outlined below.

1. If your child is going to be away from school due to illness, appointments or other reasons
If your child is going to be away from school or not attending online classes due to illness, appointments, or other reasons not related to COVID-19 please email attendance@appleby.on.ca and copy your child’s advisor.

2. If your child is going to be away from school due to COVID-19 symptoms
If your child is going to be away from school or not attending online classes due to COVID-19 symptoms please email attendance@appleby.on.ca. Please provide details with respect to doctor consultation/appointment scheduling and/or testing. This information will be kept private and confidential and will be used for our case management and tracking purposes.

3. If your child is going to be away from school due to a ‘red’ screening badge
If your child is going to be away from school or not attending online classes due to a ‘red’ screening badge please email attendance@appleby.on.ca. Students will receive a ‘red’ screening badge due to their answers to the daily screening questions. Students with a ‘red’ screening badge will also be contacted by a representative of Appleby’s Health Centre. This information will be kept private and confidential and will be used for our case management and tracking purposes.

4. If you are electing to have your child learn remotely
If you are electing to have your child learn remotely, please email attendance@appleby.on.ca and your child’s advisor with the time period you intend to have them home. Anyone who is planning to learn remotely for more than two weeks will be noted on our internal list as a remote learner. If you are unsure how long you intend to have your child learn remotely, please indicate that in your message and we will note them on our internal list as a remote learner. Students who are learning remotely for less than two weeks will be noted as such in the attendance system, but not flagged as a fully remote learner.

In any of the remote learning scenarios mentioned above, upon preparing to transition your child from remote learning status to in-person classes, please email attendance@appleby.on.ca and your child’s advisor. Please note that we require at least one full school day of notice before a student’s return to in-person classes.

stay green, blue dogs!

As of November 2, green bins are now located in each dining area with clear signage and photos as to what goes where. Condiments and plastic cutlery go into the waste containers; food and compostable clamshell containers can be placed into the green bins. If food is taken outside or to a House to be consumed, the compostable items will need to be disposed of in the correct bins in the dining areas to ensure that we are reducing our non-compositable or recyclable waste at the school.

As of November 4, the following changes were implemented:

  • Students and employees are strongly encouraged to bring their own cutlery. Based on the guidance we received from Halton Region Public Health, at the start of the school year we modified both the type of cutlery we were using and the manner in which it was distributed, both of which have contributed to excess waste. A limited quantity of compostable cutlery will be available for those students and employees who forget to bring their own.
  • Plastic water bottles will no longer be distributed during meal times. Students and employees are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottles to fill-up at the various filling stations around campus.
  • Fully compostable clamshell containers will now be used to serve hot entrees and salads during lunch.


If you would like to purchase a reusable water bottle or a cutlery set please visit the Appleby College Shop over lunch Monday through Friday 11:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or online anytime at www.applebycollegeshop.ca.

menu feedback and reminder- pre-order student meals

All Appleby students are required to pre-order their meals through Appleby's education management system (BBK12). Lunch orders must be placed by Thursday, December 3 at 12:00 p.m. for the week of December 7. Weekly lunch orders will be due each Thursday by 12:00 p.m. for the following week.

The order form is accessible using a student login only and must be completed for each individual student. Students can log into BBK12 by clicking on the Student Portal icon on the main page of Appleby’s website. Once logged-in students can access the form by clicking on the ‘Resources’ tab, then ‘Lunch Menu & Ordering’ where the menu for the week ahead is available for review. If you have any questions about accessing the form, please e-mail the IT department at support@appleby.on.ca.

Reminder - students are encouraged to share their feedback, suggestions, comments or ideas about the food, menus, their lunch experience, etc. Please send an e-mail to menufeedback@appleby.on.ca and let us know what you think!

2021-2022 financial assistance applications

Current families interested in applying for financial assistance for the 2021-2022 school year are requested to apply by Friday, December 11, 2020. Please check the Admissions page on Appleby's website for financial assistance information and the online application form.

reading list for english courses

For all students enrolled in Semester 2 English (January 2021), a reminder that over the summer, all Appleby students were expected to complete reading for their English courses. Please click here to view the reading selections for each course. 

update: appleby flu shot clinic

The Health Centre still has a limited number of flu shots available. If your child has not yet had a chance to schedule a flu shot appointment, please e-mail Natasha Silva, Health Centre Coordinator, at nsilva@appleby.on.ca to schedule a time while supplies last. Appleby staff are also welcomed to schedule an appointment. Thank you to our Health Centre team for working hard to provide students and employees with the flu shot this year.


coming events

appleby virtual book club

Join faculty members Andy Jelinek, Claire Kelly, Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Janet Kurusanather, Noelle Morris and Kristina Udegbunam for a virtual book club! The group will review three novels: 

  • The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui, Monday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle, Monday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Monday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. (EDT)

Please e-mail Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations if you are interested in attending any of the sessions. The book club will meet online via Zoom. Call details will be shared with registered participants. 

12 days of baking with faculty member - Laura boyd

Need Holiday baking ideas this year? Faculty member Laura Boyd has you covered!

Click the links below to view a tutorial on some Holiday favourites as well as the recipes to follow. A new recipe will be added each day until December, 16. 

introduction to positive education at appleby - parent session

Through various opportunities in Appleby's programming, faculty and students have been learning about and living principles and tools of positive psychology in ways that are unique to themselves. When this latter framework, Positive Education, comes to life it can look very different for every individual as seen in the anecdotes shared by faculty and students. Research has shown that cultivating and applying such skills develops resilience, and this year more than any other it is crucial that we are intentional about our wellbeing and resilience.


If interested in learning more about Positive Education at Appleby College, faculty members Theresa Blake and Diana Dodd will be hosting a 30-minute information session on Tuesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. EST to provide an overview of the journey of Positive Education at Appleby, the key principles of Positive Education, and where it is being experienced by students at Appleby. Please e-mail Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, special events and parent relations, by Friday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. EST if you would like to register for this session.

Boarder break - December 1 

Parents and guardians, if you would like to contribute to the Boarder Break on Tuesday, December 1, please drop off any pre-packaged, store bought, nut free treats to the College Shop. Lori Latter, manager, College Shop, will make arrangements with Sodexo to distribute to the boarders. The College Shop is open from Monday to Friday 11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. For more information, please contact Cindy Wang and Lily Feng, ACPA campus life representatives.

upper school parent presentation on post-secondary planning and support at appleby 

Parents of students in Upper One, new Upper Two parents, and those parents of Upper Two students who were unable to join this presentation last year, are invited and encouraged to attend an online information session on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m. EST. Please click here to register for the Zoom call, call-in details will be provided to registered participants. Attendees will learn about the supports offered by the guidance department as students prepare and apply for post-secondary education. A general overview of the post-secondary education system in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom will be provided, as well as an outline of the application processes and ways students can prepare. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Frigo, director, guidance, university counselling.

graduation rings 

Celebrate your special 2021 graduate with a beautifully crafted Appleby graduation ring, a time honored tradition that will help celebrate their achievements this year! The rings are expertly designed in conjunction with Knar Jewellery of Oakville and are available in sterling silver or 10K rose, yellow or white gold. The rings are available to try, size and order in the College Shop or online, and they can be customized for any graduating year. For more information, stop by the College Shop, or contact Kym Larsen of Knar Jewellery at 289-795-4483 or ACPA representative Bridget van Akkooi.

virtual wine tasting event

Wine not go virtual? Are you interested in learning more about wines? Join master sommelier, Jennifer Huether, on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST for a unique tasting experience. Jennifer was the head sommelier at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment before moving into the producer side of the business with Sonoma-based Jackson Family Wines, educating and mentoring sommeliers and novices alike. 

The event will be hosted online via Zoom. The cost is $125 and includes three bottles of wine supplied by Gargoyle accompanied by light fare supplied by Kerr Street Café. 

Packages will be delivered locally to homes in Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, and Milton. Please note there is an extra charge for deliveries in Toronto. If you are interested in attending, please email Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations at psmallbone@appleby.on.ca. The deadline to register is Thursday, November 26. More information and a payment link will be sent to registered guests. This event is 19+.

holiday sips and songs - Thursday, December 10

Join Appleby faculty members Sarah Morrison and Sara Joy as they lead participants through a virtual holiday-themed sing-a-long, Holiday Sips and Songs, on Thursday, December 10 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST. If you are interested in attending and have any requests for holiday songs and carols, please e-mail Patricia Smallbone, coordinator of events and parent relations at psmallbone@appleby.on.ca. Call details will be shared with registered participants.

appleby carol service

Save the Date! On Sunday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. EST a very special live-streamed Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be shared with the Appleby community. The link for this service will be included in a future issue of Appleby This Week

boarder break - december 1

Parents and guardians, if you would like to contribute to the Boarder Break on Tuesday, December 1, please drop off any pre-packaged, store bought, nut free treats to the College Shop. Lori Latter, manager, College Shop, will make arrangements with Sodexo to distribute to the boarders. The College Shop is open from Monday to Friday 11:20 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST. For more information, please contact Cindy Wang and Lily Feng, ACPA campus life representatives.

the next meeting for the ACPA

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. The next ACPA Executive Meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. EST via Zoom. Guest speaker, Theresa Blake, Director of Positive Education at Appleby will be joining the meeting to highlight and thank parents on their connection with Positive Education. If you are interested in attending, please contact Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations at psmallbone@appleby.on.ca. Details for the call will be e-mailed to you. All are welcome.

diy holiday season floral arrangement

The holiday season is fast approaching! To get in the holiday spirit, why not create your own floral arrangement? The ACPA has partnered with True Flowers to put together a fun DIY experience. Participants will receive an instructional video from one of our very own Appleby parents, as well as all the flowers and greenery needed to put together a stunning arrangement for your table, or for you to give as a gift. The cost of flowers and greenery is $75 and the wooden box for the arrangement is $10. Pick-up and delivery options available for Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16.

To register, please e-mail Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations, by Monday, December 7. A link along with payment details will be sent to registrants.

Appleby carol service

Save the Date! On Sunday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. EST a very special live-streamed Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be shared with the Appleby community.

class of 2021 - graduation items

We are pleased to offer your graduate the following items to help celebrate their milestone achievement: 

  • Class of 2021 Lapel Pin – Available for purchase in the College Shop and online.
  • Sweatshirts - We are now accepting orders for Class of 2021 hoodies. The deadline to order is Wednesday December 2, 2020.  Cost is $65, plus tax. To order your Grad Sweatshirt please e-mail Lori Latter at the College Shop at llatter@appleby.on.ca.

lost and found 

The Lost and Found is located down the hall from the College Shop, past the Tuck Shop. The Lost and Found is open during regular College Shop hours, Monday to Friday, 11:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please e-mail lostandfound@appleby.on.ca to ask about items you may have left behind. Please consider having your child label all their items as this increases the likelihood of lost items being reunited with their rightful owners.

turnover shop - gently used blazers, kilts and dress shirts available 

The Turnover Shop is located in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre and sells a range of gently used, clean, Appleby approved school items. A wide selection of blazers ($75), kilts ($60), dress shirts ($10), sweaters ($10), and approved gym and spirit wear are available. The Turnover Shop is open during regular College Shop hours, Monday to Friday from 11:20 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

volunteer for the acpa!

The ACPA is always looking for volunteers to join the team. If you can spare an hour or two, there are many different ways to volunteer with the school. Please click here to view a list of opportunities or contact Kathy Vucic, ACPA volunteer coordinator for more details.


spotlight

chapel news 

Thank you to Senior Two student and Powell's House Prefect Alexander Joachim for his chapel speech last week. Click here to view the video.

A live steam of Senior Two student and Baillie House Prefect Lilly Williams'  chapel speech will be shared with students on Wednesday, December 2. A link will be included here on Monday, December 7..


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