Check out this great story about SOLE Alternative’s craftivism project on the official Stitches For Survival site!
We celebrated the Halloween spirit a little early this year. Student Council organized a door decorating contest, with a tie between Caitlin’s Gender Studies class and Rachel’s Photography class. Many of our students dressed up in fabulously creative costumes. And, of course, there was plenty of candy to go around.
We wish you all a safe and happy Halloween weekend!
Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews will be held on Monday, Nov. 8th. There will be an early dismissal for students, and interviews will happen over Zoom from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm. To sign up for an appointment, please visit https://sole.parentinterview.com.
November 8th is Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interview Night. Signup information will be coming shortly. There will be an early dismissal, and interview appointments will take place from 1-3 pm and 6-8 pm over Zoom.
November 9 and 10th are Credit Rescue Days. Students who are currently passing will be able to sign in for asynchronous attendance and work independently. Students who need a little extra help can sign up for appointment times to work one-on-one with teachers to catch up in person. More information will be coming soon.
November 12th is the ultimate deadline for Term 1 work. Any overdue work submitted after this date will be given zero, unless the student has a doctor’s note or permission from the admin. This is a school-wide deadline. Please talk to your teacher(s) if you’re struggling with deadlines!
There’s a lot of spooky fun to be had this week at SOLE. You’ve probably noticed the awesome Halloween decorations, courtesy of Student Council:
Rachel’s Crafting class made festively gory cupcakes!
Thursday’s the big day!
This is the day for SOLE students and staff to show off their Halloween costumes! Please come to school wearing a costume if you’ve got one.
11 am – 11:30 am – Each first period class will have 30 minutes to decorate their classroom doors with the most creative and spooky Halloween decorations. Debbie will judge the doors at lunchtime, and the winning class will go home with a bucket of candy!
Congratulations to Zander and Amelia, who won One Book One Aurora’s photography contest, Art In Unexpected Places. The contest, inspired by Drew Hayden Taylor’s Chasing Painted Horses, invited photographers to capture graffiti, yarn bombing, and public art of all kinds. Our talented students placed first and second in the youth category and made us proud!
Students in Rachel’s Crafting and the World of Design class recently participated in the Stitches For Survival project, a worldwide knitting, crocheting, and sewing project intended to raise awareness about climate change at the UN’s COP26 conference in Glasgow.
SOLE created and sent two panels that will be joined with the work of hundreds of other crafters. The final scarf will be 1.5 miles in length, symbolizing the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius. Afterwards, the work will be recycled into other projects, such as art installations and blankets for unhoused people and refugees.
Though it’s still being sewn together, the scarf is already beginning to gather media attention, including by the BBC, where the organizers gave a shoutout to the Canadian contribution. Keep a lookout for our pieces when the final creation is assembled and displayed in November!
Youth will have the opportunity to connect with 50-75 potential non-profits in attendance. Non-profit organizations at the virtual Ignite Fair are looking to engage young people. Come and learn about: where youth fit into the non-profit sector and the impact youth can have on an organization, the important volunteer work conducted by those currently giving back, and the opportunities available for young people.
Get your tickets for the Saturday, October 9, 2021 fair date.
The virtual fair will take place from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.For more information or to register: Connect With Non-Profits and Youth Groups at the Ignite Fair Powered by Volunteer Toronto