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Message from Derek Poon, Intermediate Division Head

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Permission form for Collaboration day

Upcoming Intermediate Division dates:

Friday, Feb. 2: No classes; parent-teacher interviews and student-led conferences by appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 5: First dress; period one starts at 8:30 a.m.; principal’s assembly starts at 9:55 a.m.; announcement of head steward
Monday, Feb. 5: World Affairs Conference (WAC) opening address on artificial intelligence by Dr. Geoffrey Hinton, 7 p.m., Laidlaw Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 6: WAC Day at UCC for Year 9 to 12 students; Collaboration Day at Branksome Hall for Year 8 students; buses leave at 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: Jazz Cafe, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Weston Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 7: UCC/The Bishop Strachan School musical, The Addams Family, 7 to 9 p.m., BSS theatre
Thursday, Feb. 8: UCC/BSS musical, The Addams Family, 7 to 9 p.m., BSS theatre
Friday, Feb. 9: UCC/BSS musical, The Addams Family, 7 to 9 p.m., BSS theatre
Saturday, Feb. 10: UCC/BSS musical, The Addams Family, 7 to 9 p.m., BSS theatre

Student-led conferences are scheduled today and tomorrow by previously booked appointments. There are no classes on Friday.

“Collaboration Day” is a co-ed, all-day event for all Year 8 students on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at Branksome Hall. The day’s activities are designed to honour people’s voices and perspectives, and to develop empathy. Parents of Year 8 boys are reminded to have their sons return signed parent permission forms to their form advisers on or before Tuesday, Feb 6. See the download above for the permission form.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 is also the World Affairs Conference. Year 9 boys must attend and participate. The conference opens on the evening of Monday, Feb. 5 with a keynote address by Dr. Geoffrey Hinton on artificial intelligence at 7 p.m. in Laidlaw Hall.

The annual UCC/BSS musical, The Addams Family, will run from Wednesday, Feb. 7 to Saturday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the new BSS theatre.

Founder’s Dinner, a major event on the UCC calendar, is on Monday Feb. 12. Please check here for details and to purchase tickets.

The Founder’s/Family Day long weekend spans from Friday, Feb. 16 to Monday, Feb. 19. Classes resume on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 8:30 a.m.

Thanks for reading.