Monday, April 11th, 2016
In This Issue:
Address from the Head
Arts Festival Fundraiser
Address From the Head
Albert Einstein was famously quoted “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere”. Creativity and imagination were center-stage on Saturday afternoon during the annual RLC Spring Arts Festival and from my seat, I couldn’t be more proud of the students and the performance they provided for the gathered crowd. The visual arts display, music, food selection, and drama production – 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse was extremely well-organized and entertaining.
I applaud each individual and collective performance and feel truly blessed by the way the team came together to once again plan, organize and execute a quality show that everyone could be proud of. I shared in the elation of parents, teachers, students and audience members who came out to see each arts performance.
From my view, not only did we witness many entertaining performances, we also witnessed students developing skills that cannot be readily taught or measured in a classroom setting. These include communication, improvisation, confidence, concentration, social/emotional skills, imagination and creativity skills. All of these so-called non-cognitive skills are considered important for the development of students so they can thrive in the labour market. It is truly a wonderful thing to witness.
A special thank you to the members of the RLC Parent Guild who worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the past few months organizing the silent auction. I would also like to thank the Parent Guild Class Representatives, Gr. 7 Natasha Wroe, Gr. 8 Christine Corbett, Gr. 9 Colleen Harris, Gr. 10 Fiona Blair and Gr. 12 Kelly Ledger who supported the event by contacting parents of each grade asking support in the form of donations or donating items for the Silent Auction.
The event raised an unofficial total of $17,575.00. The proceeds raised in this event will go toward the redevelopment of the library space located in the Perry Building. Look for these changes to happen in the near future.
Lance Postma, Head of School
Mon. April 11
Tues. April 12
Grade 12 Math Contest
Lakehead University Visit
Wed. April 13
Grade 9, 10 & 11 Math Contest
Ultimate Early Bird Tournament at Lamport Stadium
Rowing at Trent University
Mon. April 18
Mid-Semester Marks Due
Wed. April 20
Ultimate at TFS
Soccer at TFS
Thurs. April 21 – April 24
Montreal Worldstrides Heritage Festival Trip
Fri. April 22 – April 25
Scheduled weekend departs after classes
Tues. April 26
Wed. April 27
Soccer vs. HTS
Ultimate vs. HTS
Fri. April 29
At RLC, we envision leadership as a journey and see all of our students as “leaders (who) inspire action by making themselves, and those around them, better”.
A kayaking teen from Parry Sound has trained with Olympic paddlers. Audrey-Anna Colson is a 15-year-old kayak athlete with the Parry Sound Canoe Club who was selected to attend the provincially-run training camp for Olympic Sprint Canoe and Kayak after her first year in the sport. Colson says the three-week camp was a great way to improve and meet new friends.
She was at the camp in Tampa, Florida during her three-week March break from Rosseau Lake College and says the training was intense and she learned a lot that she can bring back to the Parry Sound Club.
There was a total of 40 athletes from across Ontario who attended the camp and Colson was the only athlete selected from northern Ontario. She says she now has a couple goals in mind.
Invitations to this camp are only given after provincial staff spent time scouting the athletes. They then have the staff consult with the club coach, and the athlete submits an application which is reviewed by a selection panel. Colson is the second athlete in the last three years to be selected from the Parry Sound Canoe Club for this prestigious training camp. Charlotte Little was selected in 2013 and 2014.
Health & Fitness
Despite the miserable weather the RLC Athletic teams have been out practicing in preparation for the Spring season. It is a very short season and we need to maximize every available moment. While the weather has been frustrating, in many ways it is also a blessing. RLC students are known for their toughness, resilience, and sportsmanship. There is no doubt in my mind that our environment plays a huge role in shaping who we are. Practicing in snow and freezing rain subjects our athletes to conditions far worse than any they will face during the season. Our practices in the snow harden not only their bodies but their minds and spirits as well. It is one thing to talk about respecting our opponents when everyone is comfortable; it is quite a different story to talk about respect when you are freezing and miserable. At RLC we believe in sports, not because of wins and losses, but because we know that competition is the fire in which we forge our character. Overcoming adversity is essential for building true confidence. Warm weather is coming soon, but for now … let it snow!
Friday, April 22nd, is the next scheduled long weekend of the year and the coach bus operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. will depart from the school at 4:00 p.m.
These times are approximate and dependent on traffic and weather:
The bus will depart from RLC at 4:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 5:30 p.m.
– Arriving at Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 6:00 p.m.
– Arriving at York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Sherway Gardens in front of Toys “R” Us at approximately 7:30 p.m.
For the return trip on Monday, April 25th the bus will depart Sherway Gardens at 6:30 p.m.
Departing – Sherway Gardens in front of Toys ‘R’ Us at 6:30 p.m.
– York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 7:30 – 7:45 p.m.
– Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 8:00 – 8:15 p.m.
– RLC at approximately 9:30 – 9:45 p.m.
Students who are not using school transportation must return to the school by 9:30 p.m.
Linda Sinasac (Mrs.)
Administrative Assistant/Transportation Coordinator
2015/16 School Calendar
|April||Sat||9||Spring Arts Festival & Silent Auction Fundraiser|
|Fri||22||Students depart 4:00 pm|
|Mon||25||Boarding Students return after dinner|
|May||Thurs||19||Students depart 4:00 pm|
|Fri-Tues||20-24||Scheduled Weekend (Victoria Day)|
|Tues||24||Boarding Students return after dinner|
|June||Fri-Thurs||10-16||Semester 2 Exams|
|Thurs||16||Foundation Years Dinner|
|Fri||17||Grade 12 Class Dinner|
|Sat||18||Closing Day Awards & Ceremonies 11:00 am|