Middle School - June 15 / 2018

YLCC SPARK Leadership Conference

On Friday, June 1, the current Middle School Student Council members and the newly elected Grade 8 Leaders and House Captains, along with Ms. McParlan and Ms. Tessier, attended the Youth Leadership Camps Canada Leadership Conference at Canada’s Wonderland. Students engaged in leadership activities and were inspired by a variety of guest speakers and presenters who spoke about the qualities of being a strong leader. They also got to experience some free time in the amusement park. A great day was had by all!

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2018/2019 Laptop Information

Yearly Laptop Software Refresh - Grade 8 - 11 Students

Returning students (Grade 8-9-10-11)  who are not purchasing a new laptop must bring their laptop to the IT department to be updated and refreshed with the latest software, drivers and patches.  We are now ready to refresh laptops for next year so students are encouraged to bring their laptops to IT as soon as possible. It takes only a few hours to refresh a laptop so we encourage all students to do this while they are in school (we can provide loaner laptops) so they don’t have to come in over the summer. This can be done at any time from now until the start of the next academic year. Students are responsible for backing up all their data to Google Drive using Google Cloud Sync.

Summer Hours:
Computers can be dropped off during the following times:

  • Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Fridays: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    ** IT is located on at the 1320 Yonge campus on the 3rd floor

Grade 8 - 11 students ordering a NEW LAPTOP

Students wishing to upgrade their laptop for next year now have the following options:

  • Purchase a Lenovo through our partner reseller (your laptop will be shipped directly to the York School IT department for set-up)
  • Purchase a MacBook through the Apple Store or any certified Apple vendor and bring it into the school by July 16th for set-up.
  • Bring in your own MacBook from home that meets minimum specs by July 16th for set-up (Age: 3 years old or less -  RAM: Min 8 GB, 16 GB recommended Storage: Min 250 GB. SSD Recommended.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing a new laptop, the old one must also be brought to IT to have our software removed.

Textbook Ordering

Textbook orders will go live Monday, June 18th, 2018.

Students entering Grades 6-12 must purchase textbooks for the new school year.

Click here to access the textbook store and complete your order. Please note that although timetables are not yet available, orders should be placed with the assumption that the student has received their first choice for their elective course.

To ensure delivery by the beginning of the school year, all orders must be placed by August 1, 2018. If you have any questions regarding the textbook store, contact Canadian School Book Exchange at 1-800-335-5043.

The York School Top 100 Book Recommendations

Looking for summer reading ideas for your children this summer? Ms. Bauld interviewed students from Grades 6, 7 and 8 and together, they complied The York School Top 100. 

"There is no friend as loyal as a book." Ernest Hemingway

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Class Parent Recruitment for 2018-19

We are ideally looking for 2 parents per class (4 per grade) to act as a liaison with the school for various roles and events.  For example, class parents perform a key role in helping to organize class parties, treats for teachers and parent socials. Class parents will also liaise with the administration on any issues presenting to their grade. While we welcome the involvement of all parents, our goal is to identify 2-4 parents per grade to consistently liaise with the administration.

If you are interested in becoming a class parent, please fill this form and if you have questions about the role please email ddsa@yorkschool.com. The school will be in touch with you in June.


Calendar of Events

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


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