SK - January 12 /2018


Welcome back everyone! Everyone looks good and rested and ready to take on 2018!

Please remember to send back your child’s black shoes and running shoes for gym, as well as, an extra set of clothes in case of an emergency.

We began the week with a Journal entry all about the students’ holidays. It sounds like everyone had a great break! We eased back into our daily routines by reviewing our sounds, letters, and no-excuse words. The students have also reviewed basic number sense and addition.

In French, this week, we practised saying the date and saying our song about Winter, C’est l’hiver!

C'est l'hiver!

This week in Art, the SKs learned about our Artist of the Month, Vincent van Gogh. Together we read the book ‘The Artist and Me’ by Shane Peacock and discussed one of van Gogh’s most famous paintings, The Starry Night. Students then created their own pieces inspired by van Gogh’s artwork, by drawing, painting, and collaging.

A new face in SK

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My name is Alison Roy and I am returning to the York School as the new Primary Music specialist. From 1993-1999, I taught Music and Grade 7 Core at The York School. I have spent the last seventeen years working for the TDSB as a Vocal Itinerant, working in eight schools a week, teaching teachers and their students about music. I have also worked as a professional musician in Toronto for 24 years singing primarily with Chamber Choirs such as The Elmer Iseler Singers, The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, The Elora Festival Singers, Choir 21 and St James Cathedral Choir. As a chorister I have sung for Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli and Roger Hodgson of Supertramp.  At the end of January, I, with the women of The Elmer Iseler SIngers, will be singing with the Toronto Symphony at Roy Thomson Hall and later in the year for the Harry Potter movie show.  I love all things choir and have directed Primary, Junior and Senior choirs. I am really looking forward to directing the Primary Choir at The York School. I am very excited to back at The York School and to become a part of this friendly community.

Important Dates

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

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