JK - December 21 /2017

Weekly Highlights

What a busy time in JK! The children are certainly getting excited about the holidays and are busy finishing up their work in the classroom ready to start fresh in the new year. We would like to wish you and your family a wonderful and restful holiday and look forward to seeing everyone back in the New Year!  Happy Holidays from Ms. Maria and Ms. Meg.

We continue to work on numbers to ten and have been using a 5 and 10 frame to explore number combinations to make five and ten. The children also used pattern blocks this week to create holiday pictures and were encouraged to count how many different shapes they used.

The children were asked to reflect on their first term at school and what they like best about school. They drew wonderful pictures to show their reflections.

In French, we have started to speak about animals and how they adapt to the seasons. In particular, we have been speaking about how animals adapt to the winter. We have also been singing songs about winter and the snow falling.

C'est l'hiver

La neige tombe

Looking Ahead

On February 15, the students will be participating in Great Canadian Outdoor Day where we go skating for the afternoon at Ramsden Park. In preparation for this exciting excursion we ask that, if possible, your child try skating before the big day so they feel comfortable getting out there and participating. What a great winter holiday activity!


We will be sending home all the students’ belongings to be refreshed over the holidays. Please remember to send back. This will also be a good opportunity to check and see if their clothes and shoes still fit as they are growing daily.

The York Shop next Customer Service date for uniform exchanges and or returns is Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Junior School just outside the Junior School Shop. If you have any questions please email gbates@yorkschool.com.

Please make sure you are sending your children in appropriate clothing for cold, wet weather. We rarely ever stay inside, therefore making it essential that children come prepared to go outside every day. We ask that children have warm, waterproof boots that they can independently put on and take off and waterproof mitts/ gloves to endure the building and digging they are doing in the snow to keep their hands dry and warm. Please send your child in splash pants if the weather conditions are mild and slushy as snow pants can get very wet making their underclothing wet.

We also ask that you remind your child to take off their outside boots before coming into the discovery zone (if you could also refrain from walking in the discovery zone with boots). The water on the floor from the melting snow results in wet, cold feet for the day if the children walk through it in their socks. We appreciate your support during this time of year.

Important Dates

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

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