OCTOBER 26 / 2018

Student-Centred Interviews - Student Dismissal

Please note that for the student-centred interviews on November 7th and 15th, students will finish classes at 11:40.  Students wishing to stay and work may study in the Learning Commons area on the first floor.

Senior Athletics -Athletic Institute

If you have registered your child for the Athlete Institute for the High Performance basketball led by led by NBA and International Shooting/Skills Development Coach, David Nurse please note there has been a change in dates due the gym being used for the Drama Production. Sessions originally scheduled for Friday, November 30th to Sunday December 2nd have been moved to Friday January 11th to Sunday January 13th. An email will be sent out as well for a friendly reminder but the session details will remain the same and will be changed on the google form that can access here.

HALLOWEEN - WE Scare Hunger Food Drive

As part of The York School’s commitment to the WE organization, we are holding a WE Scare Hunger food drive to benefit Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank from Wednesday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 31st. Each grade is responsible for bringing in specific items. Every item brought in is a point for your grade during the Colour Clash!

Please see the list below to see what your grade is responsible for and where you can drop off your food. Thank you for participating in WE Scare Hunger.

Where is my grade’s collection bin?

  • Grades 6, 7 and 8: Middle School Commons on the fourth floor

  • Grade 9: Cafe (near G9 HRs)

  • Grade 10: Flex Area in front of IT (near G10 HRs)

  • Grade 11: Learning Commons

  • Grade 12: Lounge across from room 210

What food can I bring?

Please also consider bringing in baby food, formula and diapers!

  • Grade 6: canned soup, canned stew or chili

  • Grade 7: canned fruit, canned vegetables

  • Grade 8: pasta, pasta sauce

  • Grade 9: oatmeal, high fibre/low-sugar cereals

  • Grade 10: beans (i.e. kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc.), rice

  • Grade 11: 100% fruit juices, canned fish (i.e. tuna in water), pasta

  • Grade 12: canned soup, canned stew or chili, canned fruit

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Dress Up

Students are invited to come to school dressed up in a Halloween costume on Wednesday, October 31st. There will be an extended assembly on this day to showcase costumes.

PRIZES!! In honour of THE YORK SCHOOL FUND supporting the Middle/Senior School musical this year, the first 10 students/parents/staff to post a photo of their WIZARD OF OZ themed costume on Halloween AND tag @theyorkschool and/or #yorklearns on social media, will get some SWAG from the Advancement Department! There’s no place like home!


Take Our Kids to Work Day

Wednesday November 14th - All grade 9 students.

Take Our Kids to Work Day, is an annual career exploration event,  taking place on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. Students in Grade 9 will spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they can experience and learn about the world of work.

This event also gives parents the opportunity to discuss career prospects with their children, and allows businesses to share knowledge, experience and advice around education, career choices and relevant skills required in today’s workplace.  

Parents of grade 9 students must be sure to submit the online Take Our Kids to Work Day form to give their consent for their child to participate in this event. This form is available on YorkNet and should be completed by November 7th.

Please note that there will be no grade 9 classes or programming in session on November 14th at The York School. It is our goal that our students will join the other 250, 000 young people across the country and take full advantage of this unique opportunity.


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

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