Middle School - January 12 / 2018

Welcome back to 2018!

Dear Parents,

I hope the winter vacation break was family and fun filled, whether in cold or warm temperatures.  There was an abundance of energy in the halls this past week sharing and re-establishing routines.

Here are a few important reminders:

Cell phones

Cell phone use is permitted for 10 minutes at the beginning of lunch. Outside of this time It must be stowed away in the locker.  Phones used outside of these times or stored on their body/bags will be confiscated to the main office and returned at the end of the day.  A pattern of phone misuse or management will result in a loss of phone privileges at lunch.  Parents are reminded of best practices around digital devices and set family parameters about screen time, checking in phones/laptops at a certain time of the night, and ensuring students do not access social media sites any earlier than 13 years of age (i.e. Instagram).

Arrivals,  departures and absences

Please use the 1320 laneway for car arrivals and pick ups.  Please refrain from stopping on Yonge street or parking illegally on Woodlawn or Farnham Ave to respect our neighbours.

Please report any absences to attendance@yorkschool.com .

Illness

Please be reminded that flu season continues and keeping school members healthy is to wash hands regularly and staying home when ill.  Note that members of our school community are at medical risk if students attend school when they have the flu.

Wet coats and boots

Wet coats, long coats or puffy coats can be hung on coat racks on the 4th level by the printer. Boots can be stowed in the cubbies below student lockers.

Athletic News

Come and join our own strength and conditioning coach, Mr. DeMarinis, for a class on Monday, January 15, 2018.  One of the biggest excuses in neglecting wellness is lack of time. Come and learn a quick & efficient workout with the best piece of equipment ever - your own body! Open to students in Grades 9 - 12, staff & faculty, and parents.  $20 per person (cash or account) - please note that if you sign up and don't attend, you WILL be charged.  All sessions will take place in our new Strength and Conditioning Facility at 1320 Yonge Street.  Sign up here!

The York School is proud to announce that NBA & International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse, is returning, and bringing with him the Toronto Raptors’ own Norm Powell and OG Anunoby! Sessions take place April 6th - 8th in our gym at 1320 Yonge Street. Sign up here today!

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Middle School students are invited to join us for a Boxing session, on January 24th, from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, in our Gladiator Strength and Conditioning Centre.  Complete the registration form here.  

Grade 7 Speech Competition

Before the winter break, grade 7 English students wrote and presented a memorized speech based on a topic of their choosing. Two students from each grade 7 class have been chosen to compete in the grade 7 Speech Competition.  These students are Abby Smith and Julia Hardy from 7A, Logan Daniels and Helen Sava from 7B, and Louis Rudolph Naiberg and Ashley Kimmel from 7C. The student who wins this competition will move forward to the Sterling Hall Competition that occurs in April of this year.

We would like to invite our York Community to join us for this exciting event that will be held next Wednesday, January 17th at 8:30 am in the gym. The speech competition will run for approximately one hour.


Important Dates

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


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