Senior School - April 6 / 2018

Uniform return and or exchange with Top Marks
Please bring any new uniform purchase that you wish to return or exchange to Top Marks on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Junior School, basement level from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Senior School Arts Night - April 25


The Fulford League - Judges Needed!
Dear parents and members of the York School Community,

The Fulford League is the oldest student debate leagues in Ontario. Comprising of 21 CIS schools, the League meets three times a year in healthy competition. This year, The York School has the honour of hosting the final competition of the League calendar. The Spring Fulford event will be held on the 21st of April in the Middle and Senior School. The prepared motion is: This house should rescind Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary Canadian citizenship.

In order for the event to run smoothly and to ensure that students from other CIS schools have a great experience, we are in need of debate judges! No experience is required, as there is a briefing on how to judge debate. The briefing will begin at 9 am and the final round will end between 2 and 2:30 pm. If you are free, please fill out this form and join us in what promises to be an exciting day of discourse and discussion!

In addition, we have four students from Ashbury College in Ottawa who have requested billeting for one night (Friday-Saturday). Please contact Grace Nolan directly if you can assist.

- Grace Nolan, Shannon Barber and Rob Burkett

Spring Athletics

Welcome to the Spring Season for Athletics!  Our teams have started their practices and games/meets will be underway very soon.  If you have a child participating in athletics this season, you can easily see their schedule on The York School website, by clicking on your child’s name (top left of the menu bar) and scrolling down to Athletics near the bottom of the page.  Click on their team (it will be in blue) and you will be taken to the team page. Click over to the schedule for all the team practices and games. Have a great season, Gladiators!

Our Community Blue Jays game tickets are now on sale.  If you’d like to purchase tickets to the Sunday, June 8th game against the Baltimore Orioles, please click here.

This weekend, The York School welcomes David Nurse, NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach.  Mr. Nurse is one of the top basketball shooting coaches in the world. As the CEO of Perfect Shots Basketball, he leads one of the best shooting skills training programs internationally.  He has worked with the top NBA talent and thousands of high school and youth teams throughout the United States and in countries on every single continent.

Session times are as follows - if you have not pre-registered, please feel free to drop in (fees are listed beside each session time).  All fees will be charged to your student account.

Friday, April 6th

4:00 - 5:00 pm for Grades 3 - 5 ($30)
5:00 - 6:30 pm for Grades 6 - 8 ($40
6:45 - 8:15 pm for Grades 9 - 12 ($55)

Saturday, April 7th

8:45 - 9:45 am for Grades 3 - 5 ($30)
10:00 - 12:30 pm for Grades 6 - 8 ($55)
1:30 - 4:00 pm for Grades 9 - 12 ($55)

Sunday, April 8th

9:00 - 10:00 am for Grades 3 - 5 ($30)
10:00 - 12:30 pm for Grades 6 - 8 ($55)
1:30 - 4:00 pm for Grades 9 - 12 ($55)

Please enter the gym at 1320 Yonge Street, through the doors on Farnham Avenue.  Doors will be open on Friday night at 3:40 pm, Saturday morning at 8:15 am, and on Sunday morning at 8:30 am.

And, in addition to the amazing Mr. Nurse, on Saturday between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, various members of the Toronto Raptors will be in attendance to compliment Mr. Nurse's sessions. Enjoy the sessions!

York Student Wins Public Speaking Tournament

Students Ben Singer, Alex Baldwin (Grade 7), Julia Hardy (Grade 7), Shoshana Iny (Grade 7) Ruby Grinberg (Grade 9) and Taira Mehta (Grade 8)

Students Ben Singer, Alex Baldwin (Grade 7), Julia Hardy (Grade 7), Shoshana Iny (Grade 7) Ruby Grinberg (Grade 9) and Taira Mehta (Grade 8)

On Tuesday, 27 March, five York School students traveled to UTS to participate in the Provincial Qualifier for the Junior National Public Speaking Championships and the debaters did not disappoint. Congratulations to Grade 9 student Ruby Grinberg (second from right) who finished 2nd in persuasive for her speech on the lack of medical resources in Canada’s North, 1st in Interpretive Reading for her reading of Roald Dahl’s poems “The Three Little Pigs” and “Little Red Riding Hood” and 7th in Impromptu Speaking. As a result, she finished 1st overall! This is a repeat of York’s success, as a York student won the tournament last year as well. Special thank you to Grade 10 student Ben Singer for mentoring the students.

Ruby will now travel to Vancouver in May to compete at the Junior National Public Speaking Championships in Vancouver! Congrats, Ruby!

Important Dates

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

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