Grade 4 - April 6 / 2018

Uniform return and or exchange with Top Marks.  Please bring any new uniform purchase that you wish to return or exchange to Top Marks on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Junior School York Shop from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Spring Athletics

Welcome to the Spring Season for Athletics!  Our Track and Field teams have started their practices, and our GADPs start next week!  If you still have not registered for any GADPs, there’s still time! Click here to register. If you have a child participating in athletics this season, you can easily see their schedule on The York School website, by clicking on your child’s name (top left of the menu bar) and scrolling down to Athletics near the bottom of the page. Click on their team (it will be in blue) and you will be taken to the team page.  Click over to the schedule for all the team practices and games. Have a great season, Gladiators!

Our Community Blue Jays game tickets are now on sale.  If you’d like to purchase tickets to the Sunday, June 10th game against the Baltimore Orioles, please click on the poster.

 

This weekend, The York School welcomes David Nurse, NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach.  Mr. Nurse is one of the top basketball shooting coaches in the world. As the CEO of Perfect Shots Basketball, he leads one of the best shooting skills training programs internationally.  He has worked with the top NBA talent and thousands of high school and youth teams throughout the United States and in countries on every single continent.

Session times are as follows - if you have not pre-registered, please feel free to drop in (fees are listed beside each session time).  All fees will be charged to your student account.

Friday, April 6th

4:00 - 5:00 pm for Grades 3 - 5 ($30)
5:00 - 6:30 pm for Grades 6 - 8 ($40
6:45 - 8:15 pm for Grades 9 - 12 ($55)

Saturday, April 7th

8:45 - 9:45 am for Grades 3 - 5 ($30)
10:00 - 12:30 pm for Grades 6 - 8 ($55)
1:30 - 4:00 pm for Grades 9 - 12 ($55)

Sunday, April 8th

9:00 - 10:00 am for Grades 3 - 5 ($30)
10:00 - 12:30 pm for Grades 6 - 8 ($55)
1:30 - 4:00 pm for Grades 9 - 12 ($55)

Please enter the gym at 1320 Yonge Street, through the doors on Farnham Avenue.  Doors will be open on Friday night at 3:40 pm, Saturday morning at 8:15 am, and on Sunday morning at 8:30 am.

And, in addition to the amazing Mr. Nurse, on Saturday between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, various members of the Toronto Raptors will be in attendance to compliment Mr. Nurse's sessions.  Enjoy your sessions!

International Day of Pink

The York School will recognize the International Day of Pink on Wednesday, April 11. Next Wednesday, students can wear pink clothing and accessories (pink t-shirt, socks, ribbons, etc.) in addition to their uniform. In their classrooms, students will engage in activities and discussions on themes of diversity, inclusion and bullying.

Highlights

Students have been excitedly bringing in their artifacts to display and present to their peers. We are looking forward to seeing the remaining ones on Monday. Thank you to our parent community for supporting your children with this project. It sounds like everyone had a lot of fun!

We are transitioning to our new unit under the transdisciplinary theme 'How we organize ourselves'. Central Idea: Changes to habitats, whether caused by natural or human means, may affect plants and animals and the relationship between them. Students have begun practicing their persuasive writing skills and strategies. Soon, we’ll begin our third and final novel study. Students had an opportunity this week to learn about some books they could explore and indicate which choices interested them the most.

As well, we have also started our new Math unit on fractions and decimals. Just a reminder, that IXL skills assigned at the beginning of the week are usually new skills that are being taught that week. We use IXL as an opportunity for students to start exploring a skill. We encourage students to have paper close by as they are working through IXL so they can do work on the side instead of guessing. Please don’t worry about the ‘Smart Score’.

Important Dates

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

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