Grade 3 - May 11 / 2018

This week, the Grade 3s worked hard on writing their scripts for their public service announcements. They worked on making their PSAs memorable, persuasive and collaborative (shared effort and performance). They all did an amazing job and we’ll send the videos in next week’s Flash, so stay tuned!

In Math, we continued exploring the concept of telling time and calculating elapsed time. We also got started on measuring temperature by participating in a variety of “temperature stations” which included estimating and measuring the temperature of ice water, warm water, room temperature water and cold water from the tap.

The Grade 3s will be visiting the Royal Botanical Gardens as part of our next unit. The trip is on Monday, May 28. Please find the form here. Please note the special information section about the facility not being completely nut-free. If you would like to volunteer for this trip, please let us know.

In Art, the Grade 3s have nearly finished tie dying their children’s rights t-shirts and will be moving onto their nature art in the coming weeks. For the next few classes, the Grade 3s are asked to start collecting items in nature - like grass, small flowers, leaves and twigs that they find around their neighbourhood.

This week in French, Grade 3s learned a new and exciting online tool called Textivate! Please click here and here to access and play from home.

Closing Assembly
On Friday, June 15, 2018, at 10:45 AM, the Junior School students and faculty will gather in the gym at the Junior School for our closing assembly. In the past, a closing ceremony was held at the Middle and Senior School on the last day of school; however, this year, to include our JK and SK students and to make the length of the assembly more reasonable for our young learners, the assembly is at the Junior School.

Parents will have an opportunity to view the assembly via a live stream and a video that will be shared after the assembly. Students look forward to welcoming parents to the class parties that will take place in the afternoon in each classroom. Thank you for your support!

Summer uniform is in full effect! Please see the infographic below as a guide to summer uniform.

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Class Parent Recruitment for 2018-19

We are ideally looking for 2 parents per class (4 per grade) to act as a liaison with the school for various roles and events.  For example, class parents perform a key role in helping to organize class parties, treats for teachers and parent socials. Class parents will also liaise with the administration on any issues presenting to their grade. While we welcome the involvement of all parents, our goal is to identify 2-4 parents per grade to consistently liaise with the administration.

If you are interested in becoming a class parent, please fill this form and if you have questions about the role please email The school will be in touch with you in June.

Important Dates

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