JK - March 29 / 2018

Spring Athletics

Spring Athletics are just around the corner!  To sign up for our Spring Teams and GADPs, please click here.  The schedule for our spring offerings is here. If you have any questions, please email our Athletics Assistant, Norah Baine, at nbaine@yorkschool.com.

Highlights

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a relaxing break. The children were so excited to share their holiday news with us. We missed them dearly.

Just a few reminders. Please return all shoes (after to check to see if the shoes still fit!), a fresh set of spare clothes to be kept at school, and water bottles. The mornings may still be chilly, so please be sure that your child is dressed suitably for the cool mornings with hats, mitts and splash pants. We would also like to clarify that children are not permitted umbrellas during drop off or outdoor recess for safety reasons. They may keep them in their cubbies and use them to and from school.

We have noticed that children have started to wear non-uniform clothing, or other items that don’t follow the uniform policy. We ask that headbands and hair accessories are school colours and that ‘costume jewelry’ not be worn to school. We appreciate your support with this, as when one child is coming to school out of uniform, it makes it difficult for other families to enforce correct uniform. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask Maria or Meg.

This week in Art, the JKs learned all about our artist of the month, Andy Warhol. They learned about pop art and printmaking. Students then created their own prints.

In Music, the JKs became characters in a story about tulips.  We used percussion instruments to represent the wind, the rain and the sun so that the tulips could grow.

In French, the JKs have been practising the date, the numbers from one to thirty as well as the weather in French. We have also been singing about the Spring.

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Looking Ahead

We will continue with our Geometry strand until the end of the year, however will begin to focus on measurement over the next couple of weeks. This week we reviewed 2D and 3D shapes and we are happy to let you know that the children retained most of what they had learned prior to the March Break.

After the long weekend, we will begin to start our new Unit of Inquiry, Sharing the Planet. This is an exciting unit that coincides perfectly with Spring and our measurement unit. 

We have sent home Scholastic for this month. Please take a look over the long weekend, and if you are interested, please return to Ms. Meg and Ms. Maria by Wednesday April 4th.

Reminders

April 4th- Return Scholastic orders

April 10th- JK trip to the AGO


Important Dates

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

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