Grade 5 - October 13 / 2017


The Grade 5s started their final project this week “How might we design a realistic plan for the three levels of government to prepare for an important Canadian issue?”

Some of the issues we are investigating are how Toronto/Ontario/Canada would deal with a natural disaster, a large sporting event such as the Olympics or immigration. It has sparked some very interesting conversations. We hope the conversations have been just as stimulating at home.

In math, students have started to explore the various strategies that they can use to figure out a double digit by double digit multiplication question. We have come up with more than 3 strategies, what strategies do you know? Encourage your child to keep practising those multiplication tables!

We shared some of our gratitude journals after Thanksgiving and we all noticed how lucky we are. The whole Grade 5 group said thank you to each other and that they enjoyed the process of writing in their journals and sharing later on in class.

We continue to read the book Bootleg and discussing what it would be like to live in such a city! No chocolate!? Impossible!

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.


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As well, if your child will be attending aftercare, please send an email to be sent to the homeroom teacher and Carol Klestinec (

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.

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

October 24, 2017Junior School Grade 1-5 Progress Reports available
October 26, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews - Early dismissal JK/SK 1:45 PM Grades 1-5 2:00 PM
October 27, 2017Coffee Connects - 1320 Yonge St. - York Cafe
October 27, 2017Junior School Casual Day
October 31, 2017Junior School Halloween Activities Afternoon:
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Costume Change
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM: Parade
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Floor Parties
November 2, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews
November 3, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PMJunior School Lice Check
November 9, 2017Remembrance Day Assembly
November 10 - 13, 2017Mid-Term Break - classes resume Nov. 14
November 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AMJunior School Admissions Open House
November 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFast Forward Capital Campaign Celebration
November 24, 2017Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online
November 29, 2017Term 1 Birthday Celebration Treat (provided by Aramark)
December 7 - 10, 2017Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online registration
December 8, 2017Treats for Faculty + Staff From the JK/SK parents
December 13, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:15 AMJK/SK Holiday Music Assembly
December 18 - 21, 2017Last week of Co-Curricular Fall Programmes
December 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMAll School Holiday Concert
December 21, 2017Junior School Casual Day
December 22, 2017 - January 9, 2018Winter Holidays - School begins on Jan. 9, 2018
January 9 - March 9, 2018 Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme