SK - May 4 /2018

The York Shop
The York Shop is clearing out all of the new uniform (sample sizing) with the same pricing as Top Marks. We have one of most uniform items, with the exception of green golf shirts for summer uniform.  Please email me your child’s name, grade, size and item of interest to inquire. Items will be delivered to either reception area for pick up. First come, first served.
Contact: gbates@yorkschool.com

Highlights
This week the SKs took advantage of the great weather and took our inquiry outside of school. We went on a nature walk to explore the different types of homes in our neighbourhood, and we gathered materials for our upcoming culminating activity - building a shelter.

SeeSaw has been released to parents! SeeSaw is a digital platform for students to share their work and it also lets you see what is happening inside our classrooms. With parent access, you will only be able to see the posts that your child is tagged in.  If you have not already signed up, here are the links to do so:

SKB - https://app.seesaw.me/s/299-155-078
SKA - https://app.seesaw.me/s/659-537-764

In French, we are continuing to practise the play, Boucles d’or et les trois ours, in order to ready for the filming of our play, which will happen in the next few weeks.

In Music, the SKs used their imagination with the poem Linary Lanary Lock.  They experimented with different emotions each time we recited it. We continued practising Listen to the Water and reviewed our rhythms using popsicle sticks.

What a great Art trip to the Design Exchange! Thank you to all of our parent volunteers for making it such a success. Students were able to explore and discuss different types of buildings and their use. Then the SKs designed and created their own building. Back in art class, the student architects are adding the final details to their building designs.

Looking Ahead
We have one more field trip planned for the SKs. We will be going to the Kortright Centre to learn about the plight of the bees on Wednesday, May 30th. A Venturing Out document will follow soon for your information.

The SKs are beginning their unit on Measurement, where they will be exploring non-standard units of measurement, time and money.

Closing Assembly
On Friday, June 15, 2018, at 10:45 a.m., the Junior School students and faculty will gather in the gym at the Junior School for our closing assembly. In the past, a closing ceremony was held at the Middle and Senior School on the last day of school; however, this year, to include our JK and SK students and to make the length of the assembly more reasonable for our young learners, the assembly is at the Junior School.

Parent will have an opportunity to view the assembly via a live stream and a video that will be shared after the assembly. Students look forward to welcoming parents to the class parties that will take place in the afternoon in each classroom. Thank you for your support!

Reminders
Summer uniform officially began this week. Please note that summer uniform is optional. However, it is important that children are wearing the appropriate uniform. Please see the infographic below for assistance. Any colour running shoe may be worn, but it is recommended to have a pair for indoors and outdoors, especially on rainy days.

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Important Dates

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


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