Grade 5 - February 15 /2018

Parent Compass Points Feedback Meetings

Dear Parents,

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Thank you for continuing the home-school partnership over the past week as part of the parent/teacher interviews and student-centered conferences. We received so much positive feedback about the process and about our amazing teachers. We also talked to students about their learning, their growth and how they took control of their learning. So cool!

In our January 26th FLASH, we shared the Compass Points feedback from our parent coffee meetings. Now that conferences are finished, we would like to invite parents to attend follow up coffee meetings on either: Monday, Feb. 26th or Tuesday, March 6th at 8:30 a.m. in the Junior School Cafeteria. Both meetings will cover the same content and are geared towards any interested Junior School parents. For parents who can't attend either coffee morning, we will include a FLASH summary article the week before the March Break.

We hope you are able to attend.

Val and Struan


In Art, the Grade Fives are continuing their work on their Exhibition accordion books.  These books will document their journey through the Exhibition process through various forms of creative expression.  Some students have already added collage, word clouds, watercolour paintings and poetry to their books.

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Each student in Grade 5 has chosen a sentence starter (the blue circles above) and is beginning to implement/create their action. Talk to your student about what he/she is doing to take action.

We added sentences to our gratitude journal and worked on what it means to be our best self, how to be kind to ourselves and others and what it means to be a proud York School student.

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In Math this week, we looked at different types of graphs and how to ask good questions for surveys.

Congrats to the Grade 5 participants of the Conference of Independent Schools Music Festival rehearsal hosted by Havergal College last week. Many students were singing in this year’s Junior Choir for the first time and they all reported back to their peers that it was a very positive and enjoyable experience. They are working hard now to rehearse all four songs in order to be fully prepared for the performance at Roy Thomson Hall on April 8th. Tickets for the concert will be on sale at the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office from 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 15th.  Here is the link to the ticket information sent earlier this week in an email.

Looking Ahead

Next week we will be wrapping up our actions. Please make sure you know what action your son or daughter is taking part in.  We will also be making sure that all the students have spoken to at least one primary resource. Are you curious about who your child’s primary resource is? It could be you! Please answer any questions they have and encourage your child to write down the answers or record them somehow.

Exhibition is coming up. Save the Date, Wednesday March 7th at 4 p.m. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Have a great long weekend.


India - Global Pathways School Donation Drive

We have kick-started our India donation drive (clothes and toys). Bins have been placed by fireplace in the Gathering Place for donation drop off. Please take a look at our "wish list" link below. This list will also be posted in each classroom and communicated in the FLASH for the next few weeks.

Junior School Pancake Breakfast

We are thrilled to announce that all four sittings are full. We look forward to seeing you on February 22nd and 23rd.


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

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