Grade 3 - October 27 / 2017


This week in math, we have been working on developing the students’ conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction. We do this specifically by using Base 10 manipulatives to illustrate the regrouping processes with both addition and subtraction. We will introduce the traditional stacking method near the end of this unit.

In writing, we have been learning about fables. When we introduce a new style of writing to our students, we show them an example of that genre and ask them to inquire into the features of it. We do this to develop their thinking and inquiring skills to enable them to identify the similarities and differences between different writing genres. Identifying features of writing is an important skill to allow them to write effectively.

During inquiry, the students have been filming their interviews from the perspective of an early Canadian community. They were very excited to film and each student chose their own green screen background. We are sure that you will enjoy them.

Here is the link for the Grade 3A videos.

Students are getting ready for Halloween in French class by singing C’est l’Halloween, a French classic!

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!


We would like to wish all of the athletes on the fall school teams good luck this weekend at their final tournaments. Have fun!


As part of our new unit, we will be visiting the Aga Khan Museum. This is a very fun and engaging trip. The students not only get to view the exhibits, but also get to make their own clay tile and water colour painting with real gold leaf! If you would like to volunteer for this trip, please email Ms. Cummings or Ms. Newell.

Here is the link for the Venturing Out Form for this field trip. Please note the Special Information section of the form. The Aga Khan Museum is not a nut-free facility.

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