Grade 5 - October 20 / 2017


The students have done a fantastic job completing a newspaper article on one of three subjects for the final project in the How We Organize Ourselves unit.

This week we have begun unpacking our next unit, Where We Are In Place And Time. We have talked about what it means to have an identity and began to look into the Aboriginal Peoples’ place in Canada.

During library time, we have been meeting in small groups and sharing our “Discussion Director’s” questions the students created while reading Bootleg. This coming week, we will be focussing on “Crazy Connectors” which will have the students looking at ways to connect what they are reading in Bootleg with themselves, the world and other texts.

Next week in math, we will complete our unit on whole numbers. On Monday, the students will receive a “Show What You Know” worksheet that will be brought home. They will keep it at home and work through the questions from Monday -Thursday. On Friday, the students will be completing a math assessment on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The sheet that comes home will be a great way to practise everything they have learned in this unit.


We are looking forward to our field trip to Lake St. George on Friday, November 3rd. If you haven’t already done so, please make sure to complete the forms and return to Andrea Lossing as soon as you are able.

The Winter Athletic season is almost upon us!  Please click here to sign up for Winter teams and GADPs!


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
No Co-Curricular Programmes were scheduled on this day.
November 2, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews
Early dismissal JK/SK 1:45 PM Grades 1-5 2:00 PM
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