SK - October 12 / 2018


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IXL is a comprehensive learning program offering unlimited math practice across thousands of skills—all of which are aligned to the provincial curriculum. One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home!

IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace. The program is adaptive and will adjust based on your child's demonstrated understanding of the material. All of your child's results will be saved, so you can monitor his or her progress anytime by clicking on Analytics. For on-the-go practice, you can download IXL’s free tablet apps for iPad, Android, or Kindle and sign in with your child’s username and password.

I hope you'll encourage your son or daughter to use IXL regularly. Here's to a year of working together to make learning fun for your child!

To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:

1. Go to

2. Enter your child's username →  first initial + last name + graduation year  i.e. jryan28


3.         Enter Password → 123456

4.         Click "Sign in."

5. Start praticing!

Homeroom teachers may direct specific skills to focus for homework (for example, Grade 5 may be assigend A4-A8 to complete) or students are invited to explore the different skills for extra pratice and review of their choice.


Any questions, please email Mr. Shaikh


Our attribute for the month of October is principled and our school wide book is called The Empty Pot. It is about honesty being rewarded. We have told the children that being principled means doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. The children loved the story, maybe you can ask them to tell you about it!

INQUIRY: We have been reading books about community members in our city, such as firefighters, paramedics, doctors, builders etc. and emphasizing how working together makes a city, school and home more organized.

LANGUAGE: We have established groups for guided reading and will be focusing on a book and a letter sound or blend each week. At the beginning of November we will start our home reading borrow a book program which we will tell you about at interviews.

We are continuing with handwriting. If the children are writing at home, you could encourage them to start their letters at the top (upper case). They have learned a song about this, and it helps students to form the letters correctly.

MATH: We are learning strategies for addition that we discuss during our daily group word problem. The children are still practicing sorting and graphing data in a variety of ways.

ART: We are expanding our knowledge and skills of line and colour. This week, students are practicing their observational, drawing, shading, and finishing skills in an observational piece of sunflowers.

FRENCH: The students have been reviewing our numbers from one to twenty. The students have been singing a song to review those numbers. Listen along here: Les chiffres 1 a 20

MUSIC: The students are continuing to add percussion sounds to our story The Gruffalo’s Child. We also identified rhythms and sang a song about 8 turkeys.


Kindly send in a Pumpkin Pie pumpkin for your child to decorate. After they decorate their scary pumpkin, they will bring it home for you to enjoy just in time for Halloween.

Toronto Raptors Tickets

Once again, we are pleased to offer tickets to the York School community for various Toronto Raptors games.  Please click here to order your tickets!

Boot Camp with Mr. D.

Calling all parents!  Mr. D.’s Friday morning Boot Camp is back on October 19th, at 7:10 am in the Strength And Conditioning Centre!  Please email our new Athletic Coordinator, Emily Beazley, at if you would like to participate in this FREE session.


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