Terry Fox Secondary eNews - February 18, 2020    
School Calendar

Feb 12th - PAC Meeting
Feb 14th - School Not In Session
Feb 17th - BC Family Day Holiday
Feb 19th - After Grad Meeting
Feb 28th - Pro D Day
Mar 2nd - Staff Meeting Schedule
Mar 12th - Interim Reporting Issued
Mar 13th - Last Day of Classes Before Spring Break
Mar 14th - After Grad Pub Night at Cat & Fiddle
Mar 30th - School Re-opens
Apr 6th - Staff Meeting Schedule
Apr 7th - Parent Teacher Interviews
Apr 7th - Grad Assembly
Apr 8th - PAC Meeting
Apr 9,10,11th - School Musical, Heathers (High School Edition)
Apr 10th - Good Friday
Apr 13th - Easter Monday Holiday
Apr 15th - After Grad Meeting
Apr 16,17,18th - School Musical, Heathers (High School Edition)
Apr 17th - Pro D Day
Apr 25th - After Grad Bottle Drive

Important Dates For Grads

Mar 13th - Grad Cap/Gown Payment & Sizes Due online
Apr 9th - Grad Assembly, Flex, Theatre
Apr 16th - Grad Girls' Night, 6:30-9:30pm
Apr 25th - Guest Approval Forms Due, 3:00pm to your Vice Principal
May 1st - Commencement Messages Due, by 3:00pm Online
May 1st - Valedictorian Nomination Forms Due, by 3:00pm to Mr. Starr
May 6-9th - Ticket Sales for Grad Dinner/Dance & After Grad, Lunch, Conf Rm
May 13-17th - Dinner/Dance Table Reservations, Lunch, Conference Room
May 22nd - Valedictorian Speeches, Flex, Theatre
May 27th - Senior Showcase & Capstone
Jun 3rd - Commencement Rehearsal,  Block E, Terry Fox Gym
Jun 3rd - Cap & Gown Pick-Up, After the rehearsal, Small Gym
Jun 6th - Grad Dinner/Dance, 6:00pm-Midnight, Van Convention Centre
Jun 7th - After Grad, After Dinner/Dance Midnight-5:00am, TFS
Jun 10th - Grad Brunch & Pickup of Commencement Tickets, Flex, Commons
Jun 15th - Extra Commencement Tickets at Front Office
Jun 22nd - Grad Commencement, 7:00pm(be there by 6:00pm), Orpheum

Novel Coronovirus Update January 29, 2020

The Coquitlam School District has posted an update on the Novel Corononovirus. 

The B.C. Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced on January 28 that the first case of novel coronavirus has been confirmed in B.C. Further details from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education are available here

Coquitlam School District understands our students, staff and community may have questions about coronavirus.

We can assure you that we are in regular communication with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and our local health authority to make public health decisions, and to ensure students and employees are kept informed and safe. We will continue to be in close contact with public health officials and, with that in mind, would ask that you do not make assumptions about the risk of students or staff based on their ethnicity or travel history.

Fake news regarding coronavirus is starting to circulate on social media. We would encourage students, staff and their families to refer to official sources such as the BC Centre for Disease Control for the latest information and updates: http://www.bccdc.ca/

2020-2021 Cross Catchment & SD43 Budget Meeting Information

Cross Catchment Registration

Our Cross Catchment Registration opens on February 6 to 12. Application forms can be accessed online on at www.sd43.bc.ca. Please note applications will be processed based on the the availability of space in schools and on a RANDOM DRAW PROCESS.

Invitation to Participate in the 2020-2021 Budget Process

The Board of Education appreciates and recognizes your many and valuable contributions to our school communities. With that in mind, we wish to invite you to participate and share your input at our first budget meeting on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in advance of staff preparing the budget. Your input can help shape the budget proposal for the Board of Education to consider in April 2020.

If you or your group would like to provide feedback on the proposed budget, please refer to the 2020-2021 Guidelines for Stakeholder Input and submit the information through this online process before 9 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer at 604-939-9201 or email jtoderas@sd43.bc.ca.  

In addition, we welcome your attendance at any of the three stakeholder information and feedback events in April below:

Regular Public Meeting - Presentation of 2020-2021 Preliminary Budget | Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 7 p.m

Special Public Meeting - Stakeholder Feedback | Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 6:30 p.m. 

Regular Public Board Meeting - Final Budget Presentation and Board Approval | Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 7 p.m.

All events will be held at Winslow Centre Gymnasium, 1100 Winslow Avenue, Coquitlam, BC. Learn more: Visit the SD43 Budget website at www.sd43.bc.ca/budget

Riverside's Hockey Program

Riverside is looking for more interested hockey players for their Hockey Program.

This program provides male and female students with an opportunity to improve their hockey skills and to supplement their minor hockey experience.  Classes will be held at either the Port Coquitlam Recreation Center or Riverside Secondary. Program content includes the development of technical skills, individual tactics, team tactics, team play/systems, strategy, off-ice training and general health and wellness concepts.

Please contact Mr. J. Neufeld at  jneufeld@sd43.bc.ca to register. 





Course Programming For 2020/2021 Year Parent Meeting - Feb 5th 2020

It is that time of year where we begin student programming for the upcoming school year. There will be an information evening for the parents of current Grade 9 through11 parents where you will learn about the following: 

  • Ministry Required Courses for Graduation 
  • Elective Course Opportunities

Additional information will be shared pertaining to course selection deadlines and  what courses are required for post secondary opportunites. We hope that you will join us on February 5th, 2020 at 6pm in the Theatre. Opportunity to have your questions answered will be provided.

Hope to see you there.  

Grad Gown Sizing is Needed By March 13th

Cap & gowns need to be ordered as Commencement is just around the corner - June 22nd, 2020 at the Orpheum Theatre. Please visit our website and click TFS Grad Comments & Gown Size Signup under Quick Links. Your gown sizing information MUST be placed as soon as possible. Students will find sizing information once logged in. Grads will have to register according to directions.  Their commencement comment should be logged on this site as well but not necessarily at this time. Please note this is separate from yearbook comments.

Spring Break Europe Trip 2021

The Spring Break 2021 trip to Spain, France, and Morocco parent meeting has been rescheduled. There will be a parent  information meeting on Thursday February 6th @ 6:30pm in the Library for any parents interested in having their child participate. We look forward to meeting with everyone. Thank you. 

Grade 9 Immunizations - February 25th-27th, 2020

All Grade 9 stduents are eligible for the following free vacines: 

  • Meningococcal Conjugate ACYW (Men-C-ACYW)
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Other routine vaccines the stduents need to be up to date for age

Public health has sent home an immunization consent package for grade 9 students. It is important for students and their parent/gaudians or representatives to review the consent package and talk about consent for immuization together. Please return the consent forms in the envelope provided to the school.

For more information, please contact your local Public Health Unit or click the link here.

Please note the immunizations will be give Feb 25th thru Feb 27th, 2020.

Terry Fox Chess Semester 1 Championship

The 9th annual Terry Fox Term 1 Chess Championship wrapped up.  Dozens of students braved the weather to show up on a cold, snowy Saturday to support the event.  The camaraderie was evident (as depicted in the picture) as was the competition, all fighting for bragging rights going into next term.  But in the end, it was Nicholas Garofalo running away with the top prize and was crowned this year's "Chess Champion!"  Karar Al Tamimi won the "Most Improved Player" award, with "Top Female" going to Paris Morgan and Lacee  Wannop!  Yelim Goo won the "Most Inspirational" award!  Congratulations to all competitors!  We will see you all in June when we do it again.

Education Planner BC

Education Planner BC, is the website used by students here in BC to search for programs at various post-secondary institutions as well as applying for schools.  They are looking to redesign the website and improve users experience: https://educationplannerbc.ca/

They need help by getting feedback from students in grades 10, 11 and 12 as well as from parents. They are working with WeAreGoat, a design agency based in Vancouver, who will be conducting the interviews. These interviews are about 20 minutes long and they are wanting to learn about how each of you are interacting with the website. The interviews will be anonymous and kept confidential.

How does this work? If your students and parents, or yourself are interested, please email website.redesign@educationplannerbc.ca to schedule an interview. One of their representatives will connect with the student and/or parent if interested. We are They are looking to conducting these interviews as soon as possible, before Spring Break. We appreciate your help in getting the message out to other families as well.

2020 Student Learning Survey Information

The Student Learning Survey has been administered annually in BC public schools since 2001. It is the only source of province-wide information on in-school process and the learning environment. In addition to providing planning data for districts and schools, the survey has been used by the Representative for Children and Youth to report on the wellbeing of youth in BC, by the Ministry of Health to support healthy schools initiatives and by other organizations. 

The survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. This is an opportunity for feedback online. Parents of students in Grades 10 and 12 are invited to participate. If you are interested, please click here and under direct link, select School District 43 Coquitlam and select school as Terry Fox Secondary to provide your feedback. This survey will be available for your completion until March 31, 2020. 

Thank you for your time and valuable feedback. 

Spring Break 2020 Trip Meeting For Parents & Students - February 3rd

There will be a very important meeting on February 3rd at 6:30pm in the library for all parents and students going on the Spring Break trip this year.  Please see or contact Mr. Corbett for more details.

Costa Rica Trip During Spring Break 2021

Students who are looking for some adventure in the tropics are invited to join a 9 day trip to Costa Rica this March 2021.   Come and find out more about this exciting travel opportunity by attending the Student Information Meeting on Thursday, February 6th at LUNCH in room 227  and the Parent Information Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 19th, at 7PM in room 227.  For more information, please contact Ms. Gallo (227) or Ms. Chung (204).

2020 After Grad Events

TF After Grad is holding a cash raffle. That means that ALL PRIZES ARE CASH!!

We need all parents of grads to sell tickets.
Each book of tickets contains 10 tickets to sell (for $5 each).

For every three books that you sell, your name goes into the draw for a free ticket to the dinner dance!
Contact Darlene Fitzpatrick or Dana Robb at tfsag2020@gmail.com to arrange pick up.

Saturday March 14th
Tickets are $20 each and include a burger and a beverage.  We need grad parents to purchase tickets and attend the pub night, and also to sell tickets to non-grads!
The pub night will be held at the Cat and Fiddle Pub.  If you are able to donate a raffle basket or individual items for a raffle basket, please let us know.
Contact: Sandy Drieschner at sandy@mobi-sys.com or Darlene and Dana at tfsag2020@gmail.com for tickets or to donate raffle items.

We have an account open to raise funds for this year's After Grad at Biggar Bottle Depot 2577 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam. If you wish to donate your bottles/cans to After Grad, please mention you wish your donation to go the " Terry Fox After Grad 2020" BEFORE they begin counting. We appreciate your donations!

Summer Learning Registration Begins Late April

Forms And More Information

Student Registration Form
Medical Alert Form
Career Centre, Volunteer Opportunities, Scholarship Info
Burke Mountain Bus Information
Volunteer Package
Terry Fox App
Emergency Release Form

Terry Fox Secondary Administration and Counsellors

Terry Fox Administration

Mr. David Starr - Principal (dstarr@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Britt Walton  - Vice-Principal - students A-G (bwalton@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. John Campbell - Vice -Principal - students H-N (jcampbell@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Dave Phelan - Vice-Principal - students O-Z (dphelan@sd43.bc.ca)

Counselling Department

Ms. Rhonda Trunkfield - students A-H (rtrunkfield@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Rich Chambers - students I-Q (rchambers@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Karen Edgell - students R-Z(kedgell@sd43.bc.ca)

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