Grade 1 - October 20 / 2017


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.


Please note that next week we will take a walk in the cemetery in order to collect some fall leaves and to take some pictures of the trees changing in order to create some fall poetry and Canadian landscape pictures. Our wonderful field trip to the McMichael gallery served as inspiration for this activity!

The Winter Athletic season is almost upon us!  Please click here to sign up for Winter teams and GADPs!


With the weather constantly changing, please send enough warm clothing for recess time. As well, we need a change of clothes in their cubbies, especially socks with the wet weather coming.


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

October 24, 2017Junior School Grade 1-5 Progress Reports available
October 26, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews
Early dismissal JK/SK 1:45 PM Grades 1-5 2:00 PM
October 27, 2017Coffee Connects - 1320 Yonge St. - York Cafe
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
No Co-Curricular Programmes were scheduled on this day.
November 2, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews
Early dismissal JK/SK 1:45 PM Grades 1-5 2:00 PM
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