Heads Up

Welcome to Heads Up, your one-stop source for news about your son’s upcoming activities and events.

Message from Derek Poon, Head, Intermediate Division

derek poonFriday, Feb., 27: Casual dress “Flannel Friday”; All In The Timing, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Lecture Theatre

Monday, March 2: Principal’s assembly, 8:30 a.m., Laidlaw Hall; first dress required; Heads of Houses announced

Tuesday, March 3: Walk for Homeless Youth (WHY); no uniform required, dress for the weather (layers, hat, gloves, winter boots); meet 8:15 a.m. in advising room; ends 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 5: Mid-day schedule for House hockey finals; locker clean out

Friday, March 6: Classes end 3:30 p.m.; Locker Clean out by 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 9 – Sunday, March 22: March Break

Monday, March 23: Principal’s assembly, 8:30 a.m., Laidlaw Hall; warm weather dress; classes resume

Next week, on Tuesday, March 3, the Year 1 boys will be participating in the annual Walk for Homeless Youth (WHY). It’s a wonderful tradition established in the iDiv which teaches our boys about youth homelessness in the city. The boys will be walking alongside 700 or so other boys and girls from other independent schools, raising funds for and awareness of homeless youth in our city. For details, please see the piece on the WHY in the iDiv section of Heads Up and help your son with his online registration and fundraising.

The Year 1 Norval trip is scheduled for the week of April 27 to May 1. In preparation for this outdoor adventure, there’ll be communication outlining the week, the activities, paperwork, waivers and other very important matters. This is a mandatory component in Year 1 so please mark your calendars now and stay tuned for upcoming notices. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brent Evans, acting director of Norval Outdoor School, or me.

Friday, March 6 is the final day of the term and classes end at 3:30 p.m. Since College holidays are already generous, we ask that parents not take their sons out of classes early to extend their vacation. The end of the winter term also marks the end of regular school dress and first dress for Principal’s assemblies. Starting on Monday, March 23, warm weather dress returns as the standard however, boys may choose to wear regular dress or first dress at any time. Note that there may still be days when first dress is required for special events so please don’t put them away just yet.

Whether your March break takes you away from Toronto or you spend them here, please have a fun, safe and restful holiday.

Thanks for reading.