Grade 2 - February 14 / 2019


We hope everyone has a relaxing long weekend and family day. Students had a great time Skating at Ramsden park. Thank you to all the parent volunteers.

Students have had a busy week with Mindfulness Morning, Skating and a snow day. After Mindfulness Morning, students had the opportunity to reflect on the importance of mindfulness in their journals and what activities they enjoyed most.

Students are continuing to explore and examine how technology has evolved, and what impacted it has on our daily lives. Next week students will explore the evolution of communication. We will be looking at things such as, how we communicate then and now using writing and telephones


In Math, students are practising two step word problems with regrouping. Students are using their strategies to determine if the problem requires addition or subtraction regrouping. In some of the more challenging questions they require both.  


This week in Art we welcome Vanessa Emer back from maternity leave! A reminder that students in Art Club will be attending on Fridays from now on, instead of Wednesday.


In French, the students have been practising les questions partielles which are questions with the words qui, ou, quand, comment, pourquoi, etc. (who, where, when, how and why). These questions have part of the answer within them. The students have been practising a rap about these questions in class. Please follow the link below to view the song:

Les questions


In French, on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019, Grade 1, 2 and 3 students will see Gregg LeRock in concert. This is the rescheduled date after the concert was postponed on Feb. 6th 2019. He is an educator and a musician who performs for children in French. Please follow the link below to see the Venturing Out form for this field trip.

VO form here.

Venturing Out form

Evelyn Calhoun and Katherine Almeida  

The Junior School’ annual Book Fair has been moved to February for March Break Reading! Click HERE to complete the electronic book purchasing permission for your child[ren].


Each year a group of grade 11's travel to India during March Break to volunteer at Global Pathways School. We have a special connection with the school as the founders of the school are the previous Head of York School and Head of the Junior School. Currently, a past Grade 9 ICE teacher, Jim Brickell, is the Principal of Global Pathways School.

The students travelling to GPS enjoy two weeks of volunteering in the classrooms, taking field trips with the classes, enjoying recess on the play structures that have been donated by The York School community and spend time with students in the classes and their homes.

Before departing on this adventure we collect donations to take with us in duffle bags to hand out to the community. This years' wish list is here. If you have any of the following items stored away in your closets and are looking to find a new home for these items, please bring them to The York School, there are bins in the Gathering Place to deposit the items. We will be collecting these items until Monday, February 25th. Many thanks in advance for your donations.

-The Global Pathways School Team

Also - Global Pathways School Day - Wednesday February 20th!

Wear green, white, orange, pay what you like, making a contribution towards technology at GPS


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

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