How to vote!

get ready to vote in 2015The Canadian federal election is on October 19th! If you’re 18 years old or older on Election Day and a Canadian citizen, you  can vote! If you are voting for the first time (or even if you’re not), here are some useful links.

Am I registered?
What ID do I need to bring?
What days can I vote? When are advanced voting days?
I am a first time voter, what do I do?
Accessibility Voting
The voting times are during my work time/shift, what do I do?
Other FAQ Questions from Elections.ca

Not sure who to vote for? It’s always a good idea to review the policies of each party, but this is a useful tool to help you evaluate which issues you care about the most and compare it to what each party has to offer: Which parties should I side with based on my beliefs? 

Party Websites:

Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) (current majority government)
Leader: Stephen Harper (Prime Minister)
Platform: http://www.conservative.ca/our-party/governing-documents/
Hashtag: #pmharper ; #cpc

New Democratic Party (NDP) (current opposition)
Leader: Thomas Mulcair
Platform: http://www.ndp.ca/issues
Hashtag: #ndp

Liberal Party of Canada (LPC)
Leader: Justin Trudeau
Platform: http://www.liberal.ca/realchange/
Hashtag: #lpc

Green Party of Canada (GPC)
Leader: Elizabeth May
Platform: http://www.greenparty.ca/en/vision-green
Hashtag: #gpc

Bloc Québécois 
Leader: Gilles Duceppe
Platform: http://www.blocquebecois.org/independance/15963-2/
Hashtag: #BlocQc

Other Parties’ information can be found here: List of Political Parties in Canada

 

Thanksgiving BBQ

We’re having a BBQ! Join us Thursday, October 8th at lunch on the grass just outside of the art room (123B).

There will be beef, turkey, and veggie burgers on the grill, a pumpkin carving contest, music on the loudspeakers, and pumpkin pie! All SOLE students and staff are welcome!

Thanksgiving Pumpkin

E-Learning Day School

The deadline for theTDSB Day School E-Learning classes is this Friday, Oct. 2nd.
 
That means any student with a spare in period 2 or 3 who would like an additional credit can register online at http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/elearning/e-LearningDaySchool/Registration.aspx
Secondary students across the TDSB may take ONE online course on their day school timetable per semester.
Semester 1 – Registration is now open!
Course Course Description Gr Prep
BBB4M* International Business Fundamentals 12 Univ/Coll
CGG3O* Travel and Tourism A Regional Geographic Perspective 11 Open
CGR4M The Environment and Resource Management 12 Univ/Coll
CGW4U Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis 12 Univ
CHI4U Canada: History, Identity, and Culture 12 Univ
CHY4U World History: The West and the World 12 Univ
CIA4U Analyzing Current Economic Issues 12 Univ
ENG4U* English 12 Univ
ETS4U Studies in Literature 12 Univ
FSF4U Core French 12 Univ
HZT4U Philosophy: Questions and Theories 12 Univ
MDM4U Mathematics of Data Management 12 Univ
MHF4U Advanced Functions 12 Univ
NDA3M Current Aboriginal Issues in Canada 11 Univ/Coll
NDW4M Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context 12 Uni/Coll
OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course 12 Open
PPZ3C Health for Life 11 Coll
SBI4U Biology 12 Univ
 * Registration is closed

 

D2L Orientation Workshops with Rachel

To get you ready for success this school year, we will be introducing workshops to make sure that everyone is up to speed with the D2L online learning platform. The workshops are mandatory, and will happen during Period 5 in room 111. Your Period 4 teacher will take you there.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, September 14th — Carey and Perryne’s classes

Tuesday, September 15th — Michael and Dan’s classes

Wednesday, September 16th — Alex’s class and students with period 4 spares

Thursday, September 17th  — Any students who missed previous sessions

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Welcome back!

We hope you had a great summer and are refreshed and ready to take on the new school year!

School starts on Tuesday, September 8th. The welcome back assembly will be at 1 PM in the caf. You can pick up your timetables from 2-3. You’ll also get your photo taken for your school ID.

The first day of class is Wednesday, September 9th.

New this year: We will be holding orientation sessions for the D2L online learning software during the week of September 14-17 in room 111. This workshop is mandatory and will help you get comfortable with blended and online learning. Your period 4 teacher will tell you when your workshop is scheduled; if you have a period 4 spare, find out when your workshop is in the office.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Graduation

Today, we celebrated the graduating class of 2014-15 as well as outstanding academic and community achievement from our students.

Our valedictorian was Skye, and you can watch her speech below!

Congratulations to all of our graduates and award winners! Your hard work and determination has paid off!

Congratulations, Lisa!

After 35 years of teaching—27 of them here at SOLE—Lisa Turner is retiring. During her time here, she enriched the lives of countless students. We will miss her, and we wish her every happiness in her newfound freedom.

Lisa's retirement party

cutting the cake

DVD Yearbooks…

…are here! If you didn’t get one on Thursday from your Period 1 teacher, you can pick up your copy from Heather in the office. To receive your yearbook, you must pay your $5 registration fee if you haven’t already.

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