SK - November 3 / 2017

For more photos of our Halloween promenade, please check our  Facebook page . 

For more photos of our Halloween promenade, please check our Facebook page


Wow, what a full and exciting week! Thank you to all those parents who came and helped out with Halloween costumes, parading, games and activities. The students and the teachers had a wonderful day.

In literacy, students have become authors and illustrators as the classes have created class books all about their Halloween adventures. This book will stay in the Book Nook and the students can read it during DEAR or any other time they choose.

Please keep your eye out for the “All About Me” bag coming home on Friday. The students are to fill the bag with 4 things that they can use to tell the class about themselves. All 4 things must fit in the bag and only 4 are allowed; no more, no less. Please send the bag back by Monday and the students will share the contents throughout the week.

In French, the students have been introduced to O Canada in French. They have also been practising to say the date, reviewing their numbers from one to thirty, as well as the days of the week and the months of the year. O Canada

In Music, students are continuing to develop an understanding of the relationship between beat and rhythm. To simplify this concept, the beat has been referred to our hearts - something that never changes; whereas the rhythm is just a fancy word for “the way the words go”.

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.

Looking Ahead:

Nutrition Committee
Are you interested in becoming the next Chair of our Nutrition Committee? Now is the time to put your name forward to join a group of parents, teachers, administrators and food service providers to lead conversations about healthy eating at our Junior School. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Wyatt at

Birthday Treat Policy
On another note, we are delighted with the changes we have made to the Birthday Treat policy as we look forward to celebrating all of your children’s birthdays in the Junior School this year. Each child celebrating their birthday will be made to feel special by their classroom community and teachers on their special day but without a treat accompaniment.

We will also be celebrating birthdays as a whole school on three occasions during the school year - November 29 for all birthdays celebrated during the months of August, September, October and November; March 28 for all birthdays celebrated during the months of December, January, February and March; and, June 6 for all birthdays celebrated during the months of April, May, June and July.

In lieu of individual families providing the treat for their child on their special day, the school will be providing mini cupcakes from Sweets From the Earth, which will be free of gluten, nuts, tree nuts, dairy and egg. Our food service provider, Aramark have sourced these treats so that all of our children can enjoy together.


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 winter weather coming.

There are still some spots available in our GADPs - please click here to register for those!

Important Dates

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

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