Grade 1 - October 27 / 2017

Highlights:

It was nice to meet with some of you this week to discuss your child’s start in Grade 1. We look forward to meeting with the remaining families next week!

As for our classroom activities, we enjoyed gathering leaves which served as a springboard for our Canadian artwork project. This project served to consolidate our understanding of the Group of Seven and their contribution to Canada’s national identity.

In literacy, we read Canadian poetry and we will use their landscape artwork next week as inspiration for creating their own poetry. In math, we continued practising number consolidation.

In French, the students have been learning a song about Halloween called C’est l’Halloween!

C'est l'Halloween!

This week in Art, the Grade 1s reviewed their knowledge of Canadian artist Norval Morrisseau. They also created a drawing using oil pastel inspired by his Woodlands style of art.

A big thank you to the JS community!
70 costumes collected
64 accessories
100 more kids helped

A total of 312 kids in Toronto received costumes from New Circles thanks to your support!

Looking ahead:

Please note that starting next week, students will be awarded points for logging into RAZ Kids at home and following these steps:

Reading the story

Listening to the story

Recording themselves reading the story

Answering questions

Reminders:

Please have students bring in their costumes in a bag next Tuesday for Halloween.

Every morning, the Junior School takes a mindful moment, led by Ms. Mary Moffat-Johansson at 8:25 a.m. In order to help our students and staff effectively practise, we require the hallways on the second and third floors to be silent. Students arriving during the mindful moment will be asked to wait on the first floor with Ms. Faba or another staff member until the mindful moment is over.

Signs ups have started for Winter teams and GADPs - please click here to register.

Important Dates

Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.

October 31, 2017

Junior School Halloween Activities Afternoon

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Costume Change

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM: Parade

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Floor Parties

 

Parents welcome.

 

No Co-Curricular Programmes were scheduled on this day.

November 2, 2017

Junior School Parent/Teacher Interviews

2:15 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Early dismissal

JK/SK 1:45 PM

Grades 1-5 2:00 PM

November 3, 2017

Junior School Lice Check

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

November 9, 2017

Remembrance Day Assembly

November 10 - 13, 2017

Mid-Term Break

Classes resume Nov 14

November 17, 2017

Junior School Admissions Open House

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

November 23, 2017

Fast Forward Capital Campaign Celebration

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

November 24, 2017

Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online

November 29, 2017

Term 1 Birthday Celebration Treat

(provided by Aramark)

December 7 - 10, 2017

Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online registration

December  8, 2017

Treats for Faculty & Staff

From the JK/SK parents

December 13, 2017

JK/SK Holiday Music Assembly

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

December 18 - 21, 2017

Last week of Co-Curricular Fall Programmes

December 20, 2017

All School Holiday Concert

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

December 21, 2017

Junior School Casual Day

December 22, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Winter Holidays

School begins on Jan 9, 2018

January 9 - March 9, 2018

Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme