May 3 / 2019


Challenge Week 2019 “Experience Teaches”

Challenge Week is an embodiment our school’s motto and commitment to experiential learning! During the week of May 6-10th, Challenge Week trips will take our Grade 6-10 students and teachers across Canada and North America. Parents can follow the adventures of the Challenge Week trips on Twitter and other social media channels using the hashtag #yorklearns.

Community Service Awareness Week

Starting May 13th, 2019, the York School Community Service Club will proudly present a week of awareness-based activities designed to build a more inclusive world.  

The week will build an understanding of the life experiences of children and youth living with physical challenges as well as adults living with intellectual disabilities.

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Challenge Week Laptop Drop-off & Refresh - Now open!

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We are excited to announce that we will be offering Senior School students (Grade 9, 10 & 11) the opportunity to drop off their computers with the LIT department prior to Challenge Week so we can apply the yearly summer refresh “early”. For those students who want to avoid dropping off their laptops over the summer they can now take advantage of this new Challenge Week window and get it done early. This yearly refresh helps keep the student laptops in working order by updating the operating system and anti-virus, applying new patches and drivers and some other basic tune ups. Please encourage your sons & daughters to drop off their laptop with the LIT department prior to Challenge Week and they can pick it up first thing the following Monday.

Summer Uniform begins May 1st

Please note that students may begin wearing the summer uniform.  Students are free to continue with the winter uniform if they so choose.

The summer uniform is comprised of the following:

International Service Excursion Opportunities for Grade 11 Students in 2019-2020

Applications are now open for both the India Trip 2020 and Kenya Trip 2020. Those current Grade 10 students who are interested in applying must complete an application package (sent via email) and submit to Ms Lossing by 9:00 am Thursday May 2nd, 2019. (Students are welcome to apply to both trips. However, if this is the case, please let us know if you have a trip preference or not). Please get in touch with Ms Lossing if you have any questions at all.

Class of 2019 Grad Dinner Book Drive

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The Grade 12 graduating class is collecting gently used children’s books to be donated to several charities after the graduation dinner on Friday, June 7. If you have books that you would like to donate, please deposit them in the marked boxes in the Senior School Gathering Space.




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