Terry Fox Secondary eNews - May 16, 2021    
School Calendar

May 17th-21st - Spirit Week
May 20th
- PAC Meeting Online
May 24th - Victoria Day Holiday
May 25th - Q4 Flip
Jun 14th-23rd - Numeracy & Literacy Assessments
June 25th - Q4 Ends
Jun 23rd - Commencement Event at Terry Fox
Jun 29th - Last Day of School

Spirit Week at Terry Fox May 17th-21st

DONT FORGET SPIRIT WEEK....This week will be the best spirit week ever……prizes galore! All students have to do is participate each day and dress accordingly. They can then get their name into a draw for Terry Fox "merch" and Tim Horton’s gift cards!! Also, Thursday May 20th will be "Toonies for Terry, and Fox for Five" Day – students can bring their donations and Leadership students will collect fromthem!! Monday is PJ Day, Tuesday is Flannel day, Wednesday is sports merch, Thursday is denim and Friday is grade colour.

Grads 2021 Commencement Comments Are Due Now

This year's Grads 2021 can go online and submit their commencement comments which will be read out loud as they cross the outdoor stage on June 23rd. If grads choose not to submit a comment prior to organization of this event, then nothing will be read out. This link can be found on the front of the website under quick links or here.

2021 Valedictorian Nominees

​Thank you to all the outstanding grade 12 students who put their names forward for valedictorian. You have all been terrific members of the Fox family and it was a very difficult job to short-list. After a great deal of careful consideration the shortlisted students are:

  • Kali Mohammed
  • Mina Kim
  • Asia Cornelius
  • Jake Wadhwani
  • Bernice Atienza
  • Chiara Leone

​Shortlisted students need to connect with Mr. Cheng asap to discuss your video. Once all videos are made, the grade class will vote for their choice. We have not chosen a date for this yet but it will be done before the end of June.

Scholarship Support for the Graduates of 2020/2021

Covid has prohibited our ability as a school to provide extra scholarship money for the graduating class of 2021.  Each time we have planned a fundraiser, there seems to be a change in the covid guidelines which leads to the cancellation of these events. In an average year, through principal funds and student driven activities, we raise between eight to twelve thousand dollars for internal scholarships. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide this financial support unless we can find another way to raise the funds. As such, we are asking for donations so we can help many of our deserving grade twelve students pursue their post-secondary goals. Donations above twenty-five dollars are tax deductible if you provide us with your name, address, and postal code. Please make all cheques payable to Terry Fox Secondary School. Hopefully, this is just a short-term solution for one year, as raising funds for scholarships by our student is an incredibly good activity for both our school, and our community. Our staff and students would like to thank you in advance for your support and generosity.


Grade 12 Students Who Have Been Awarded Awards, Scholarships or Bursaries

This is  a quick reminder for Grade 12 students that have received an award, scholarship, or bursary, please remember to complete the Microsoft form so we can include it in the commencement program! The form will close on June 7 at 4pm! Thank you to those who have already completed this! Congratulations!

Click on the following link to download form.

After Grad Meridian Meat Fundraiser

This fundraiser is After Grad's last, and back by popular demand! They will be having another Meridian Meat gift cards fundraiser. Meridian has made it very simple and easy.  They have celebrated 30 years of being in business and offering 30% back to the grad class for all cash cards purchased. They have 8 convenient locations Murrayville, Maple Ridge, Mission, Tsawwassen, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Langley, and White Rock. It’s this simple: pick the denominations you want $10/$25/$50/$75/$100, message Gina to her email below,  how many of each and e-transfer your money.  For example, if you pay $100 for a $100 gift card, the Grad class gets $30.00 from Meridian Meats. The fundraiser is open till May 23rd.  Please email Gina your order and etransfer! Thank you for supporting our TFS Grads of 2021!

Daily Health Check COVID-19 Protocol

All Terry Fox families are reminded of the existing mandatory COVID-19 protocol in place across SD43 requiring families to conduct daily health checks with each of their children before sending them to school.  Should any child show any of the symptoms that are specified in the following link, they must stay home until they are healthy and free of symptoms.  Should you have any questions about this or any other school protocol, please reach out to VP Kate Shorthouse at kshorthouse@sd43.bc.ca.  Thank you.

Port Coquitlam City Hall Lights Up For TFS 2021 Grads

Port Coquitlam City Hall will be lit up in Terry Fox Secondary School colors for grad 2021 on Saturday, June 19th. In addition here is a media release that went out earlier this morning: https://www.portcoquitlam.ca/media-releases/media-release-tri-cities-celebrate-2021-graduates-with-iconic-photos-and-more/. There will be a follow up media release which will come out closer to grad week.  

Compass Grad Passes For Grade 12 Students

Each member of the graduating class of 2021 will be given two Compass GradPasses, courtesy of Translink.  These will allow grade 12s to have two free days of unlimited transit by Bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express between the dates of May 15 – June 30, 2021.  These GradPasses will be distributed to our grade 12s during their C-block classes next week.  If your child is in grade 12 and does not have a C-block class, please have them come to the office either Thursday or Friday next week (May 13th or 14th) to pick up their two GradPasses.  This is only for students who do not have a C-block class. 

May 2021 Post Secondary School Virtual Events

Due to COVID-19, post-secondary events have been moved online. In the events below you can find out more about the institutions’ programs, their admission requirements, and next steps after applying. If you have any questions regarding post secondary and/or scholarships, please email Karen Tsang: ktsang@sd43.bc.ca

Douglas College Information sessions - May 20th at 5:00pm
Register here

University of Victoria, Registration 101 webinars - May 17th-June 3rd
Register here

BCIT Information Sessions: https://www.bcit.ca/infosessions/

University of Waterloo Wednesday Webinars

University of Alberta Events & tours – various dates
Registration 101 workshops, May to June

Western University,  Next Steps Presentation -  May 26th

Queen’s University Undergraduate admission Webinar Recordings

Careers and Trades Newsletter May 2021

Forms And More Information

Student Registration Form
Medical Alert Form
Career Centre, Volunteer Opportunities, Scholarship Info
Burke Mountain Bus Information
Terry Fox App
New Daily Health Check
School Fees Online

Terry Fox Secondary Administration and Counsellors

Terry Fox Administration

Mr. David Starr - Principal (dstarr@sd43.bc.ca)
Ms. Kate Shorthouse  - Vice-Principal - students A-G (kshorthouse@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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