Middle School - January 19 / 2018

Traffic Safety Reminders

We were all shocked and saddened to hear of the death of 5-year old Camila Torcato this week at St. Raphael School, which occurred during pick-up time at that school. The tragic incident reminds us, once again, of the seriousness of following the guidelines that we give to parents about dropping off or picking up students at our school.

I have too often witnessed York School community members choosing their child’s convenience over the safety of others.  Please commit to following the rules so all our students and other community members are safe.

We have asked parents to do the following when dropping off a child:

  1. Use the south lane to drop off your child

  2. When dropping off your child in the south lane, pull your car up to the westerly extremity of the lane, just in front of the garage opening before letting your child out of the car,

  3. Do not stop in the laneway in front of the main entrance to let your child off,

  4. Do not stop illegally on Farnham Avenue or in the laneway that runs between Farnham and Balmoral Streets

When picking up your child:

  1. Park in the underground garage and have your child come to your car,

  2. Be extremely careful and drive extremely slowly when driving in the garage or on the school lane,

  3. Do not park or stop illegally on Farnham or in the laneway that runs between Farnham and Balmoral Streets

  4. Do not stop in the laneway and wait for your child

    Thank you for your help with this safety matter.

1320 Yonge Street Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

1320 Yonge Street Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Grade 7 Speech Competition

Congratulations to the student finalists: Abby S, Julia H, Ashley K, Louis R-N, Logan D, and Helen S for speaking to the entire middle school community. Two students from each grade 7 homeroom were chosen to the final round.  Our winners are Ashley K (‘How a smile can impact others’) and runner-up, Abby S (‘Breaking the habit of teasing a younger sibling’).

Thank you to our faculty judges, Grace Nolan and Sarah Bauld and student leaders (grade 10 Ryan C and Ben S).

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Semester Two Design and Art change over

Please note that on January 22, 2018 the MYP Design and Art courses change over.

Semester One Grade 8 Art students will now be enrolled in Grade 8 Design class with either Mr. Noestheden (8A, 8C) or Mr. Cooper (8B, 8D).

Semester One Grade 6 and 7 Design students will now be enrolled in Grade 6 or 7 Art class with Ms. Anna Bouzina.

Please note for the upcoming Student-centred interviews in February, parents are encouraged to make an appointment with the Semester Design or Art teacher.  More details will be provided in February.

RSVP for Challenge Week Parent Information Night - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

You are all invited to attend a Middle and Senior School Challenge Week Parent Information Evening on Wednesday, February 7th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at 1320 Yonge Street. Teachers and trip providers of the overnight excursions will be there to share details about preparation, activities, safety, transportation, and forms for your child's upcoming Challenge Week experience.

We ask that you RSVP by Monday January 29, 2018. Please complete the form here.

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Important Dates

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


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