Middle School - December 8 / 2017

Spirit Week! Monday, December 11 to Friday, December 15 

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We are very excited for Spirit Week! We wanted to clarify the expectations about appropriate dress. Students are to dress respectably, and in no case should their undergarments or their midriff be visible. Please, no tank tops, crop tops, or short shorts. Clothing should be neat and clean and not display objectionable words, phrases, pictures, or symbols. Here is our daily theme and attire schedule: 

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New Circles Clothing Drive

Next Wednesday, December 13th to Wednesday, December 20, we will be hosting our winter clothing drive. All donations will be brought to New Circles,  a not-for-profit, grass-roots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. They provide much needed clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to individuals living on a low-income, with a focus on residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village, and Taylor-Massey (including Crescent Town); many of whom are newcomers to Canada. Here is their website for more information about the organization.

The Middle and Senior Schools will be collecting winter clothing items such including:

  • hats
  • mittens
  • scarves
  • coats
  • Boots
  • Snow pants/suits
  • sweaters
  • long pants
  • socks
  • girls’ tights

All child, youth and adult sizes are welcome. Collection bins will be around the school from Wednesday, Dec. 13th - Wednesday, Dec. 20th.

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Middle School Debate Celebrations

Twelve of The York School’s Grade 8 and 9 debaters participated in the 3rd Annual Zommers Cups at the University of Toronto Schools last Sunday, December 3. The students participated in two events--impromptu parliamentary debate and declamation--where students had to interpret a historical speech. After four rounds of competition, the following students were rewarded for their efforts.

In debate, Anna Aber placed 5th; Nyla Hanna placed 9th, and Jonah Leibu placed 10th. In declamation, Jonah Leibu was 8th and Taira Mehta placed 9th. Individually, Jonah Leibu placed 6th overall and Taira Mehta placed 8th. Lastly, the team of Nyla Hanna and Taira Mehta placed 3rd overall.

Special thanks go to the Senior School Debate Captains for assisting our younger team in their first debate tournament of the season and to coach Noah Pinno who chaperoned and judged at the tournament.

Congratulations, York Debaters!


The Eco-Team in action, cleaning up The York School. 

The Eco-Team in action, cleaning up The York School. 

Eco-Team Updates

Last week, The Eco-Team conducted a winter waste audit through the collection of York’s waste and recycling. Stay tuned for our announcement on our results and action plan at the January assembly. This is one small effort for The York School to reduce its ecological footprint. Students can join the  EcoTeam by coming to room 405 on Fridays at lunch, or email cgordeyev@yorkschool.com for more information. 


York Pop-Up Shop

House Baseball T-shirt Pop-Up Shop in the Flex Space Monday, December 11from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. House Baseball t-shirts are $30.00 and can be charged to your student account with parental permission. Support your house! House apparel day to follow on Tuesday, December 12.


Middle School Community Event - Winter Wonders: Thursday December 21st

We are excited to spend our last day of term engaged as a community. We will suspend our regular day of classes and instead enjoy the following schedule.  School will start and end at the regular times.

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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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