Terry Fox Secondary eNews - December 22, 2017    
School Calendar

Dec 22nd - Last Day of Classes Before Winter Break
Jan 8th - First Day of Classes After Winter Break, Staff Meeting
Jan 10th - Tutorial
Jan 11-13th - Legal Beagle
Jan 16th - Grade 8 Parent Night, Scholarship Meeting
Jan 22nd - 8:45 Mini Homeroom - Timetable Distribution
Jan 22-24th - Provincial Numeracy Exam
Jan 18-24th - Learning Opportunity Days (see schedule below)
Jan 25th - English 12 Provincial Exam, Last Day of Semester 1
Jan 26th - Communications 12 Provincial Exam, Tour de Fox(pm) & Honors Exams(am)
Jan 29th - District Pro D Day
Jan 30th - First Day of Semester 2
Jan 31st - Grade 9&10 Programming, Grade 9-11 Parent Night
Feb 1st - Homeroom, Report Card Pickup, Grade 11 Programming
Feb 3rd - Staff Meeting
Feb 7th - Tutorial
Feb 9th - School Not In Session
Feb 12th - BC Family Day Holiday
Feb 23rd - Pro D Day

Seasons Greetings From Heather Murphy

I am so proud to work at Terry Fox Secondary School. What an amazing and consistently generous school community we have! As usual, you have opened your hearts and helped us provide a little bit of Christmas Cheer for so many needy families. We helped sponsor four families in our community and we collected 100’s of presents and gift cards for SHARE. Entire classes, many staff members, and oh so many of our families came together and contributed so much. Thank you! I would like to wish you and your family all of the love, joy, and thankfulness that this season can give. I hope everyone spends time with good friends and cherished family members over the holidays. I hope that everyone puts down their phones and only picks them up to take some pictures of the laughs. Enjoy and celebrate every special moment! From my family to yours, we wish you the best of the New Year! Be safe, be kind and be appreciative!
Warm hugs, Heather

December 22nd Bell Schedule

Block A  - 8:00am-8:45am
Block B - 8:50am-9:35am
Block C - 9:40am-10:25am
Nutrition Break - 10:30am-11:10am
Block D - 11:15am-12:00p
Block E - 12:05pm-12:50pm
Staff Meeting 1:10pm to 2:45pm

Legacy Bottle Drive

Students from Terry Fox Secondary are working on their Grad 2018 Legacy Project and raising funds for a foundation called "Be the Love" based in Uganda, which provide resources and opportunities for underprivileged children. Anything you can give is much appreciated.

They will be collecting clean recyclables in your area on January 7th, so label  your items and leave them on your doorstep for 9am where they are easily visible. You can also drop off any bottles at the school (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam) between 9am - 3pm. Thank you for your support!  Form To Label Recyclables

Terry Fox Secondary Legacy Team

After Grad Needs Your Help!

We need your help! There are still over 40 books left to sell for 2018 After Grad Cash Raffle. Tickets are sold in books of 10, $5 per ticket. 

1st PRIZE:  $2,018 Cash
2nd PRIZE:  $500 Cash
3rd PRIZE:  $300 Cash
4th PRIZE:  $200 Cash

For every 5 books sold per family, your name is put in a draw to win a free Grad Dinner/Dance ticket worth $150! The Draw date for the cash raffle is February 27, 2018 at 12 noon. Please help us sell! Contact Laura England at tfsag2018.raffle@gmail.com to get your ticket books! Thank you!

Biggar Bottle Depot - Terry Fox After Grad 2018

2577 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam

We have an account open to raise money for this year’s After Grad celebration. If you wish to donate your holiday bottles and cans to the After Grad please mention that you want your donation to go to “Terry Fox After Grad 2018” BEFORE they begin counting. We appreciate your donations!

Provincial Numeracy Assessment

This year, the BC Ministry of Education has implemented a Graduation Numeracy Assessment and will be introduced to students in January 2018. It is a graduation requirement on the 2018 Graduation Program. This year (2017/18) students in Grade 10 and 11 and beyond are on the Graduation 2018 program and therefore must complete the Numeracy Assessment in order to graduate.

Some important facts about the assessment include the following:

  • The Numeracy Assessment will not be tied to any course but will measure student proficiency in numeracy.
  • A number from 1-4 (representing 4 proficiency categories: emerging-developing-proficient-extending) will appear on the student's transcript as a 2018 Graduation Program Requirement
  • Students can improve their proficiency by rewriting the assessment twice during their graduation years (grades 10 -12).

For more information on the Numeracy Assessment please visit: Numeracy Assessment Draft and for a Sample of the Numeracy Assessment .

 General Provincial Exam information can be viewed at the BC Ministry of Education website: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/

If you have any school based questions please contact Ms. Walton  (Vice Principal) or one of the school counsellors.

Forms And More Information

Student Registration Form
Student Parking Registration
Medical Alert Form
Volunteer Package
DPA Letter of Intent 2017
Career Centre, Volunteer Opportunities, Scholarship Info
Vandal Watch Tip Line For Summer
Parent Speaker Series - Adverse Childhood Experiences - November 8th & 29th 2017

Terry Fox Secondary Administration and Counsellors

Terry Fox Administration

Ms. Heather Murphy - Principal (hmurphy@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Britt Walton  - Vice-Principal - students A-G (bwalton@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Rissa Wilson - Vice -Principal - students H-N (rwilson@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Todd Smith - Vice-Principal - students O-Z (tsmith@sd43.bc.ca)

Counselling Department

Ms. Rhonda Trunkfield - students A-F (rtrunkfield@sd43.bc.ca)
Mr. Rich Chambers - students G-P (rchambers@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Tammy Ough - students Q-Z (tough@sd43.bc.ca)

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