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April 11, 2018

Dear Parents, Custodians and Students,

Welcome Back! We Missed You!

As May approaches, we will be asking students to complete their leave requests for the end of year leave. Please email Ms. Purdham with your child's e-ticket as soon as possible.

Exams and Move Out Day
As you are planning your flight home, please keep in mind the following. Students who are in Grades 9, 10 and 11 are required to move out of Boarding within 24 hours of completing their last exam as per the Exam Schedule.

Wednesday, June 13
-Senior School Exam Review Day
-Last day of classes for Middle School
-6:00 p.m. Boarding closes for Grade 7
-Grade 8 Closing Ceremonies in the Evening

Thursday, June 14
-12:00 p.m. Boarding closes for Grade 8
-Grade 12 Graduation Celebration at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 15
-Grade 12 Commencement is at 11:00 a.m.
-6:00 p.m. Boarding closes for Grade 12
September and Move In Day

As you are planning your flight to school for September 2018, please keep in mind that Move In and Registration Day for returning students is Tuesday, September 4 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Proctors will be moving into Boarding on Sunday, September 2 to prepare for new students.

Thursday, April 5 was the Honour Society Reception in the Dining Hall and Meeting Room. Congratulations to all of the students who have worked extremely hard to achieve this distinction. Keep up the good, hard work!

Congratulations to all of the students who completed the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on Tuesday, April 10.


The full roster of 2018-2019 International and Experiential Excursions will be officially announced the week of April 16, with our excursion information evening on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Joseph McCulley Meeting Room. All excursions, exchanges and leadership conferences will be detailed at this time. Anyone interested in participating in any excursion during the 2018-2019 year must attend this excursion meeting.

On Thursday, April 12, Ms. Keli Jay will be moving into New House as a full-time Associate Faculty. Since September, Ms. Jay has been working in Firth House and New House during the weekends and has attended some weekend trips with us.We would like to welcome Ms. Jay to boarding!


Important Dates for Proctor Application
April 10, 12, 17 and 19 - Proctor Interviews - Evening
April 25 - Announcement of the Head Proctors
April 27 - Announcement of Proctor Committee in Morning Meeting

Boarding Looking Ahead

April 12 - Grade 12 marks update published
April 13 - MS Pillar Day
April 14 - Trip to Movies
April 17 - Excursion Information Night
April 20 - Earth Day Dress Down Day
April 20 - Grade 11s at the ROM
April 21 - Trip to the Eaton Centre
April 22 - Archery Tag Trip
April 24 - Round 1 Student Elections in Morning Meeting
April 25 - Round 2 Student Election Interviews
April 26 - Round 3 Elections - Morning Meeting
April 27 - 8:30 a.m. - Whole School Election Results
April 28 - Wishing Well Animal Sanctuary Trip
April 28 - Toronto FC Match
April 29 - Blue Jays Game

Laura Mason

Director of Boarding and Health Services