SK - October 27, 2017


The students are excited to have started our next unit of inquiry. The central idea for this unit is everyone has a role to play in developing meaningful relationships. During this unit, the students will inquire into how meaningful relationships work, how reflection can improve relationships and what roles individuals play in relationships. By the end of this unit, students will have created class jobs and will have new responsibilities around the classroom.

Students enjoyed using their class pumpkins from Downey’s Farm to practise letter recognition and make them look crazy with some alphabet stickers.

Please have a look at the bulletin board at the front of the school as the Kindergarten students did their best to make it look spooky with their Halloween crafts.

In French, the students have been learning a song about Halloween called C’est l’Halloween!.

C'est l'Halloween!

This week in Art, the SKs have been learning about French street artist, Invader, who creates accessible art using mosaic tiles. They used their knowledge of symmetry to create a mosaic inspired by Invader’s designs.

A big thank you to the JS community!
70 costumes collected
64 accessories
100 more kids helped

A total of 312 kids in Toronto received costumes from New Circles thanks to your support!


With the weather constantly changing, please send enough warm clothing for recess time. As well, we need a change of clothes in their cubbies, especially socks with the wet weather coming.

Signs ups have started for Winter teams and GADPs - please click here to register.

Important Dates

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

October 31, 2017

Junior School Halloween Activities Afternoon

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Costume Change

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM: Parade

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Floor Parties


Parents welcome.


No Co-Curricular Programmes were scheduled on this day.

November 2, 2017

Junior School Parent/Teacher Interviews

2:15 PM - 7:30 PM


Early dismissal

JK/SK 1:45 PM

Grades 1-5 2:00 PM

November 3, 2017

Junior School Lice Check

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

November 9, 2017

Remembrance Day Assembly

November 10 - 13, 2017

Mid-Term Break

Classes resume Nov 14

November 17, 2017

Junior School Admissions Open House

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

November 23, 2017

Fast Forward Capital Campaign Celebration

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

November 24, 2017

Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online

November 29, 2017

Term 1 Birthday Celebration Treat

(provided by Aramark)

December 7 - 10, 2017

Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online registration

December  8, 2017

Treats for Faculty & Staff

From the JK/SK parents

December 13, 2017

JK/SK Holiday Music Assembly

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

December 18 - 21, 2017

Last week of Co-Curricular Fall Programmes

December 20, 2017

All School Holiday Concert

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

December 21, 2017

Junior School Casual Day

December 22, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Winter Holidays

School begins on Jan 9, 2018

January 9 - March 9, 2018

Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme