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Message from Derek Poon, Head, Intermediate Division

derek poonMonday, April 18: Year 1s at Norval all week, buses leave at 8 a.m. so boys should arrive by 7:15 a.m.; warm weather dress; period one starts at 8:30 a.m., Earth Week assembly at 9:55 a.m., Special guest speaker Dr. Kent Moore
Tuesday, April 19: Student-directed play: Twelve Angry Jurors; 7 p.m.; David Chu Theatre
Wednesday, April 20: Y2 Student grade meeting, 9-9:30 a.m.; Lecture Theatre
Thursday, April 21: Student-directed play: Twelve Angry Jurors; 7 p.m.; David Chu Theatre
Friday, April 22: Casual green dress day for Earth Week; barbecue 11:45-2 p.m., Quad; Y1s return from Norval at 3:30 p.m.

Y1 Norval drop off (Monday, April 18):
Please note that having to organize 130 plus boys and their bags onto three buses to get them to depart on time will be no easy task. I would ask you to drop off your son and his bags using the Kilbarry entrance sometime between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. To avoid unnecessary congestion given the presence of three large school buses, it would be greatly appreciated if cars can clear the grounds right after drop off. It’s especially important to the bus drivers that no cars be stopped or parked in the round-about.

Y1 Norval pick up (Friday, April 22)
Buses are scheduled to return at approximately 3:30 p.m. to the north parking lot at the Kilbarry entrance. Please be aware that this area becomes rather congested with several large buses and dozens of cars. My suggestion is for parents to park on a neighbouring side street and walk to get their sons. Doing this may well bring a sense of relief.

The Y2 history trip to Ottawa is the grade-wide event for this spring scheduled from April 28 to 30. Thanks to those who’ve submitted all of their paper work and if you still have any forms outstanding, please have them submitted to your son’s history teacher at your earliest convenience.

The Upper School boys will recognize Earth Week in a number of ways. The Y1s will be living in natural surroundings, for the most part, all week long, while special events like Monday’s assembly and Friday’s barbecue will bookend a week of smaller events. Please connect with your sons so he may share ways in which your family can recognize Earth Week in your own ways.

Our theatre program continues to showcase our talent with the student-directed play Twelve Angry Jurors. If you love theatre and want to support our emerging actors, directors and members of the production teams, please look at the scheduled show times and location, and purchase tickets soon.

Thank you for reading.