All News November 30

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS & ACTIVITIES

There are a variety of co-curricular activities in which students can participate depending on their age and interests. We’ve posted them all to YorkNet for you to explore and sign up your children.

Students participate in clubs and activities both during (lunch) and after school hours. Co-curricular activities include, but are not limited to, sports, knitting & crochet, cooking and baking programmes, individual piano lessons, individual guitar lessons, chess, Primary Choir, Junior Choir, coding and technology programmes and more.

In JK - Grade 3, students can participate in Sport Development Clinics which focus on developing skills in specific sports such as soccer, basketball and volleyball.

For students in Grades 3 - 5, there is a competitive athletics programme where our U10 and U11 sports teams compete against other schools within the Canadian Independent Schools’ Athletic Association. We offer teams in the following sports: cross country running, soccer, basketball, volleyball and track and field.

SAVE THE DATE - December 14

*New* Junior School Celebration Assembly

On Friday, December 14th at 8:40 AM, students in Grades 1-5 will join together in the Junior School gym for our first Celebration Assembly.

The assembly is a time for the community to celebrate the many achievements this term - from math to music to sports - of students. The event will include recognizing student athletes from our fall teams:  the U11 Girls’ basketball team, U9-U11 Cross country team, and the U-9 to U11 Soccer. There will be a choir performance celebrating our ‘vocal chops’ and the Junior School students who are participating in the Caribou Math Contest will be recognized as well.

Families are welcome to attend!

Instead of having one Junior School Athletic Assembly in June, this new Celebration Assembly format recognizes all student achievements including our student athletes each term.

As you can see by the fun tweet below, this event is always a huge hit at the Middle and Senior School!

ANNUAL NEW CIRCLES WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE

From Tuesday, December 3rd to Friday, December 14th, The York School JK- 12 is collecting winter clothes for our annual New Circles Winter Clothing Drive. Please bring in any winter gear to help this fantastic local organization support newcomers to Toronto and low-income families! This includes boots, snow pants, coats, scarves, hats, mittens, long pants, socks, girls’ tights, etc.

If you are in the Junior School drop donations into your house boxes in the Gathering Space. Middle School students, please bring your items to your homeroom so Grade Leaders or House Captains can tally how many items you donated before dropping your items off in your house box in the Middle School Commons. If you are in the Senior DIvision, place your clothes directly in your house box at the top of the stairs in the Cafeteria.

The House that collects the most clothing will win a cozy winter clothing casual day.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.

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PICK UP AND DROP OFF REMINDER

Dear Parents,

We’d like remind all parents of our parking and driving expectations. Note there is no parking between the school and the corner of Glen Elm and when parents park there it creates a dangerous situation for both pedestrians and drivers and can upset our neighbours.

Many thanks for your cooperation and keeping all of us safe this winter.

Val and Struan

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