Grade 4 - March 8 / 2019


We hope you have a happy and rejuvenating March break!

Attendance Reminder

A gentle reminder that all student absences should be emailed to
As well, if your child arrives late, please have them sign in with Ms. Kate or reception.


Looking ahead to after March break, each student will select an artifact to construct at home. Students are not required to work on this over the break, but may begin to brainstorm ideas. We wanted to give you a heads-up, because the students are very excited about this project. Please note - we will select a due date after the break.

Artifact Guidelines:

  • The artifact does not need to be life-sized. It can be a miniature replica.

  • You may use any material, tools, or objects (plasticine, LEGO, etc).

  • If you have any questions, please email your teacher and we would be happy to assist.

Ideas from the previous years include:
Egypt - Canopic Jar
China - Coins
Rome - Gladiator Shield
Greece - Clothing
Egypt - Mummies
Mayan - Calendar
China - Wall of China
Egypt - Jewellery, Head pieces

The options are endless!

Congratulations to students on their fantastic performance of We Will Rock You! What a great way to open our winter celebration assembly. On Tuesday, March 26th, students will experience a great workshop at school on the concept of sound and help build a pipe organ in the classroom. Students are welcome to bring their favourite piano piece and play them on this instrument.

In PHE this week students consolidated their learning about nutrients in food by exploring which nutrients are found in specific foods. To finish up, we discussed how it can be difficult to make these healthy food choices when you have a busy schedule and or travelling. The students worked in groups to come up with healthy food choices at school, a community centre, convenience store, food court, restaurant, and summer camp. Students have also been enjoying their basketball unit, which we will continue when we return from the break. Lastly, a reminder that students must be prepared with their gym uniform and athletic shoes at every PHE class.

Have a great March Break!


Our next contest date  will be taking place Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 8:30 AM in the cafeteria. Students will be reminded to bring Chromebooks to the cafeteria for the contest. The next interactive question will be the two weeks prior to the contest.


Travelling or staying home this March Break and need something to read?

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Here are the iPad instructions for Sora -- our OverDrive Digital Library.
[1] Go to the App Store and download the free Sora App
[2] Find the York School [it should appear on your screen if you have your location on]
[3] Type in your child's library number / York username [First letter of your first name + your last name + last 2 digits of the high school graduation]
[4] A password is not necessary.

Each patron can check out and DOWNLOAD 5 digital books for a two-week loan period.

Happy Reading! Ms. Spencer


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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