Terry Fox Secondary eNews - January 11, 2018    
School Calendar
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Jan 11-13th - Legal Beagle
Jan 15th - Mini Homeroom adjusted schedule - Timetable Distribution
Jan 16th - Grade 8 Parent Night, Scholarship Meeting
Jan 22-24th - Provincial Numeracy Exam
Jan 18-24th - Learning Opportunity Days (see schedule below)
Jan 25th - English 12 Provincial Exam (9:00am), Last Day of Semester 1
Jan 26th - Communications 12 Provincial Exam (9:00am), 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 (Blocks A & B) Programming, Grade 9-11 Parent Night
Feb 1st - Homeroom, Report Card Pickup, Grade 11 Programming (Block B)
Feb 3rd - Staff Meeting
Feb 7th - Tutorial
Feb 9th - School Not In Session
Feb 12th - BC Family Day Holiday
Feb 23rd - Pro D Day


29th Annual Legal Beagle Basketball Tournament Begins Today Through To Saturday
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The 29th Annual Legal Beagle Basketball tournament starts today and runs through Saturday. The top teams in BC will be battling it out on our floor. Our Ravens play tonight at 6:45 PM against Kelowna. Come catch a game and enjoy the excitement. Adults $5, Students/SR ‘s $2, 12 and under FREE. See Draw.


Provincial Exams - English 12 and Communications 12
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All students planning to write either of these exams, must have government issued photo ID or their passport. All walk-ins must also know their PEN NUMBER. Please bring pencils and pens. Arrive no later than 8:45am. Exam locations will be posted on day of exam.

  • English 12 Exam - January 25th at 9:00am
  • Communications 12 Exam - January 26th at 9:00am

Semester Turnaround Schedule
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Link here to view a larger view of this schedule.


Terry Fox After Grad 2018 Fundraisers
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Did you know it is $35-$40,000 to put on After Grad for our kids? If you’re a parent of a Grade 12 student, we need your help to sell tickets for the After Grad Cash Raffle!

Tickets are sold in books of 10 ($5 per ticket). Great cash prizes!

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE 2018 AFTER GRAD CELEBRATION

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

Sell at your office, to family, friends and neighbours – makes a great stocking stuffer! Please contact Candice DeMarinis at tfsag2018.raffle@gmail.com to sign out your book or to purchase tickets.  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 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!


Update On Successful Bottle Drive
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The Terry Fox Secondary 2018 Legacy Team would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our fantastic community for their support of our bottle drive this past Sunday. It was a rainy and cold day but our students did not let a little wet weather stop them. With the bottle and cans donated by our community, we were able to raise a substantial donation for our chosen charity, Be The Love. The Legacy team thanks everyone for their continued support this year.  


Please Bring In Your Old Batteries
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The link crew, with Ethan Jang as coordinator, collected 3173 batteries. For information on how zinc saves lives, please visit https://www.teck.com/responsibility/global-citizenship/zinc-and-health/.‚Äč Please continue bringing in batteries. They can be placed in the large blue bin in front of the office or in the cardboard box in the library.

The Link Crew gang :)


Information Evenings at Winslow January 30th and February 6th
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MAKING THE MOST OF SECONDARY SCHOOL
Starting high school is a big and exciting change. As parents of children with extra support needs, we have questions and concerns about the differences between Middle School and High School. We wonder how our children will cope, what kinds of supports they will receive, and how we can continue to ensure that they receive meaningful educational opportunities that support their future goals. More Info

PLANNING FOR LIFE AFTER SECONDARY SCHOOL
Are you thinking about or beginning to plan for your youth and the transition from high school to adult life? Are you wondering about services, options, and resources which may be available to support your son or daughter and your family? Do you need information on how to begin the transition planning process?
We invite you to join our session that focusses on transition planning for life after high school. More Info


Terry Fox Secondary Hockey Academy Meeting - January 31st
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Plan to attend the General Information Meeting for the Terry Fox Secondary Hockey Academy on January 31st 2018 at 8:00pm in the Terry Fox Secondary Library. Academy includes: Power Skating, Puck Skills and Tactical, Off Ice Conditioning, Special Events and Classroom Sessions. Read more.


Provincial Numeracy Assessment
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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. All students who are currently taking Math this semester and who are in Grade 10 or 11 should view the assessment schedule on the window of the Main Office for their date, time and location. These assessments will be held on January 22nd, 23rd and 24th. There are no walk-ins.

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
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Student Registration Form
Student Parking Registration
Medical Alert Form
Volunteer Package
DPA Letter of Intent 2017
Career Centre, Volunteer Opportunities, Scholarship Info
Share Substance Use Services Education Series - Winter 2018 - January 25th - April 12th 2018


Terry Fox Secondary Administration and Counsellors
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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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