Grade 4 - February 14 / 2019


Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who joined us at Horseshoe Valley. We really appreciate your time and hope you had fun!

Wishing all of you a safe holiday weekend.


Next week we will continue with our measurement unit, exploring time and introducing money. We will be starting Narrative writing in literacy and will continue our current unit of inquiry ‘Where We Are In Place and Time’, Early Societies. Just a reminder that there are many interesting sites on our grade 4 resource page. We encourage students to check them out!


In Music, students are sharpening their rhythm skills in preparation for the annual CIS winter classic on our music literacy tool - Breezin Thru Theory. The competition will begin in a few weeks. Students have access to this from home also if they would like to continue to improve their response time once 100% accuracy is achieved in Rhythm Rocks! Username: yorkschool, Password: wood246.

For G4 Junior Choir students only -  We are participating in the Conference of Independent Schools Music Festival in April. Our first off-site rehearsal is at St Andrew’s College on Tuesday, Feb 19th. We will depart school at 8.45am and return by 3.30pm. Students will need to bring a packed lunch with a water bottle. Students on the meal plan will receive a bagged lunch. Here is the link to the trip form.


This week in Art we welcome Vanessa Emer back from maternity leave!


This week in class for a Valentine’s Day activity we wrote about things we like. Students chose one thing and wrote it on a big poster that is now on our classroom door. (see image below) Check it out as you pass by!

How you can encourage students to speak French at home:


Get your children to express what they like or dislike. This can be done with food items, activities and lots more.

Ex. I like chocolate. J’aime le chocolat.

I dislike chocolate. Je n’aime pas le chocolat.  

Students are strongly encouraged to sign into the AIM Portal at home to practice their lines for the upcoming filming of our play “Louis la grenouille.”

How to login:

  • Password: grade4

Next week, students will finish filming their puppet shows for our play “Louis la grenouille.” Check out your kids work on SeeSaw. Once all groups are finished this task we will start practicing and preparing for filming the final production.  

Mme. Evelyn  


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].

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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 and currently, a past Grade 9 ICE teacher Jim Brickell is the Principal of the 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 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 York, 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


Our next sessions for the Athlete Institute will be for High Performance basketball  led by NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse. This is a great opportunity to come and learn and develop your basketball skills.If you partake in The York Basketball community you should sign up for at least 1 of these sessions that are being offered. Sessions are scheduled for Friday, March 29th to Sunday March 31st. You can sign up using the google form by clicking here.


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

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