All News February 1, 2019


Reminder to Junior School Parents regarding outdoor recess guidelines during the winter months.

 Children will be playing outdoors if the temperature, including wind chill, remains at -28 degrees C or warmer.  We will usually shorten outdoor recess if the temperature ranges from -25 degrees C to -28 degrees including wind chill.

Grade 1, 2 and 3 students MUST wear snow pants, jacket, boots, hat and mittens / gloves for all outdoor recesses.

Grade 4 and 5 students MUST wear jackets, boots, hat / hood for all outdoor recesses. While we strongly encourage our older students to wear snow pants and mittens, we leave this up to them in an effort to enhance their development of student agency.  Students will not be permitted to stay indoors for recess if they are not properly prepared to go outside.

Reminder to Junior School Parents regarding pick-up and drop-off.

Please use extra care during these months when driving conditions are both minimized and compromised due to the changing weather and snow accumulation. We ask that you also be mindful of our neighbours who may need your concession when they are driving into or out of their own driveway. Many thanks are extended, in advance, for your support and co-operation.

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The new winter menus have been (re) posted! From Spaghetti Bolognese on Mondays to Chicken Cacciatore on Tuesdays, you can now find the daily menu on your calendar on YorkNet.   


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The York School Parents’ Association (YPA) is thrilled to host another Junior School Pancake Breakfast!

Students are invited to bring a family member or friend to join them for a pancake breakfast at the school.

Date: February 7 & 8

       - First Seating: 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
       - Second Seating: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Location: Junior School - Cafeteria

Spaces are allocated on a first come-first serve basis. Register here to secure a spot!

We are also looking for a few volunteers to help serve on the day of the event. If you are interested, please indicate so on the registration form.


JK-2 Skating Afternoon

On Thursday, February 14th JK, SK, Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes will be going on our annual trip to Ramsden for a fun afternoon of skating. We will be departing from the school, at 1:00 p.m. and returning at approximately 3:00 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies. Students need to come to school in their PHE uniform and bring appropriate warm clothes for the weather. Please note that there is no skate rental available at Ramsden Park. Students will need to bring skates and a proper CSA approved ski or hockey helmet is mandatory (NO bike helmets).

Grades 3-5 Cross Country Ski Trip to Horseshoe Valley

On Thursday, February 14th, Grades 3-5 students will be going to Horseshoe Valley to cross country ski for the day. We will be departing at 8 am and returning at approximately 4 pm. On the day of the trip, please make sure that your child has appropriate winter clothing; It is often quite cold and we strongly recommend that the children bring extra warm clothing. Students who are on the lunch programme at school will be provided with a bagged lunch and snacks. All other students and parent volunteers will need to bring their own nut-free lunch and snacks. If you have any questions regarding the trip, please contact Katherine Cornacchia by email or phone at extension 1703.