Grade 1 - October 13 / 2017


HIGHLIGHTS

We had a great time at the McMichael gallery this week! What a wonderful way to celebrate our Canadian heritage and learn more in depth about Canadian identity. Thank you to all of our parent volunteers. This week, in preparation for our trip to the gallery, the Grade 1s created a Canadian landscape painting inspired by the work of The Group of Seven.

 

In literacy this week, we examined some First Nations legends and discuss story elements within them. In math this week, we further explored the Base Ten system.

This week, we started our first set of French centres in class. The students were involved in four different activities including gesturing and saying all of the words of the play with the teacher.

REMINDERS:

On Friday, October 20th, the Grade 1s will be going on a Visual Arts related field trip to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Students will depart the school at 9:00 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please e-mail Andrea Hughes (ahughes@yorkschool.com).

If your child is going to be absent, please send an email to the homeroom teacher and attendance (1639attendance@yorkschool.com).

As well, if your child will be attending aftercare, please send an email to be sent to the homeroom teacher and Carol Klestinec (cklestinec@yorkschool.com).

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

IMPORTANT DATES
October 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AMAdmissions - Junior School Open House
October 17, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM YPA Speaker - Julie Lythcott-Haims (registered event)
October 19, 2017Junior School Individual + Class Photo Day
October 24, 2017Junior School Grade 1-5 Progress Reports available
October 26, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews
October 27, 2017Junior School Casual Day
October 31, 2017Junior 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
November 2, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews
November 3, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PMJunior School Lice Check
November 9, 2017Remembrance Day Assembly
November 10 - 13, 2017Mid-Term Break - classes resume Nov. 14
November 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AMJunior School Admissions Open House
November 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFast Forward Capital Campaign Celebration
November 24, 2017Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online
November 29, 2017Term 1 Birthday Celebration Treat (provided by Aramark)
December 7 - 10, 2017Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online registration
December 8, 2017Treats for Faculty + Staff From the JK/SK parents
December 13, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:15 AMJK/SK Holiday Music Assembly
December 18 - 21, 2017Last week of Co-Curricular Fall Programmes
December 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMAll School Holiday Concert
December 21, 2017Junior School Casual Day
December 22, 2017 - January 9, 2018Winter Holidays - School begins on Jan. 9, 2018
January 9 - March 9, 2018 Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme

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