SK - May 11 /2018

The SKs have built amazing shelters for their end of unit project! We used a handful of different materials (the wood we collected was from our nature walk). We learned so much and had a great time listening to our shelter guest speakers this week! Aryo’s mom and Joelle’s dad both came in to share a little bit of what they do.

We are beginning measurement with non-standard units and the SKs have been using unifix cubes to compare longer than and shorter than objects around the room.

In Music, the SKs used percussion instruments to create sounds and characters in the story of Chicken Little.

In French, we are still practicing our play, Boucles d’or et les trois ours. We have also been learning about the home in French.

La maison

This week in Art, the SKs learned about our Artist of the Month, Gustav Klimt. They watched a short video about his life and discussed his work and style. The SKs then used shape, pattern, line, and beautiful metallic colours to create a design on canvas inspired by Klimt.

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.

Closing Assembly
On Friday, June 15, 2018, at 10:45 AM, 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.

Parents 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!

Summer uniform is in full effect! Please see the infographic below as a guide to summer uniform.


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Class Parent Recruitment for 2018-19

We are ideally looking for 2 parents per class (4 per grade) to act as a liaison with the school for various roles and events.  For example, class parents perform a key role in helping to organize class parties, treats for teachers and parent socials. Class parents will also liaise with the administration on any issues presenting to their grade. While we welcome the involvement of all parents, our goal is to identify 2-4 parents per grade to consistently liaise with the administration.

If you are interested in becoming a class parent, please fill this form and if you have questions about the role please email The school will be in touch with you in June.

Important Dates

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