Grade 5 - September 29 / 2017

Weekly Highlights:

We had a busy week of adventuring. The Invictus Games (we even got a wave from the Prince!) were awesome and We Day was a blast. 

This week our Unit, How We Organize Ourselves, continued with a focus on what political parties are, how they organize themselves and what their purpose is. We started to read newspaper articles with connections to governments and are loving getting involved with the current issues within Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments. If you find an article or two, please don’t hesitate to send them in. 

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In French, the students continued to reinforce the vocabulary from our story about Will Ferrell through two online activities. They are encouraged to practise at home as well/ Please click here for the link to Quizlet, click here for the link to Textivate for 5A, and here for the link to Textivate for 5B.

Mr. Negrii is visiting once a week to share his knowledge of African drumming. Students are performing complicated rhythm patterns and layering them to create a groove that sounds wonderful! We will share a performance at a future event!

Looking Ahead:

Co-Curricular Programme Dates:
December 18th - 21st       Last week of Fall 2017 Co-Curricular Programme
November 24th                 Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online
December 7th - 10th         Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme online registration
January 9th - March 9th    Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme

New Circles: The Junior School continues their support of New Circles Community Services. New Circles is a not-for-profit, grass-roots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. We provide much needed clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to individuals living on a low-income, with a focus on residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village, and Taylor-Massey (including Crescent Town), many of whom are newcomers to Canada. Each year New Circles collects gently used Halloween costumes for children. They already have appointments for 400 families and now have a waitlist because they are in need of more costumes. Here is their website for more information about the organization and this programme. The Junior School will be collecting gently used costumes from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 13th. Bins will be in the Gathering Place for items. 


Please respect the rules of the road at drop off and pick up and follow proper York School procedures to ensure everyone’s safety. 

It is very important for your children to be on time so that they are in class for morning announcements, the mindful moment and to limit disruptions.

Field Trip to the Legislative Assembly, Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017.