SK - October 20 / 2017


The children enjoyed learning more hands-on activities that help to promote the development of their literacy skills, specifically working on solidifying their knowledge of the correct sounds that match the alphabet symbols. They are progressing well in their ability to correctly form upper-case letters and are practising how to use lines appropriately when writing.

We have a new round of engaging stories and follow-up activities that are being done in their house groups during community time.

We have been exploring all the ways we can represent numbers. We are also discovering the different ways we can count and how to re-check our counting.

The students took on the challenge of making number lines 1-20 on the classroom floor, showing one-to-one correspondence using manipulatives. They worked cooperatively to accomplish this very tough class challenge.

Students have been learning a song about the colours and as well as song about the Fall in French.

Les couleurs

L'automne est arrive

This week was all about symmetry! SK students practised making symmetrical designs using shape blocks. They then began designing their own symmetrical tile.

SK students are exploring the difference between beat and rhythm by patting the beat, and clapping the way the words go. This has been expanded to creating our first bands and by assigning different instruments to each concept; played simultaneously.


We are looking forward to seeing you at parent teacher interviews and showing you some of the amazing work your children have been doing!

The Winter Athletic season is almost upon us!  Please click here to sign up for Winter teams and GADPs!


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 wet weather coming.

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

October 24, 2017Junior School Grade 1-5 Progress Reports available
October 26, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews
Early dismissal JK/SK 1:45 PM Grades 1-5 2:00 PM
October 27, 2017Coffee Connects - 1320 Yonge St. - York Cafe
October 27, 2017Junior School Casual Day
October 31, 2017Junior School Halloween Activities Afternoon:
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Costume Change
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM: Parade
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM: Floor Parties
No Co-Curricular Programmes were scheduled on this day.
November 2, 2017 - 2:15 PM - 7:30 PMJunior School Parent/Teacher Interviews
Early dismissal JK/SK 1:45 PM Grades 1-5 2:00 PM
November 3, 2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PMJunior School Lice Check
November 9, 2017Remembrance Day Assembly
November 10 - 13, 2017Mid-Term Break - classes resume Nov. 14
November 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AMJunior School Admissions Open House
November 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PMFast Forward Capital Campaign Celebration
November 24, 2017Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online
November 29, 2017Term 1 Birthday Celebration Treat (provided by Aramark)
December 7 - 10, 2017Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online registration
December 8, 2017Treats for Faculty + Staff From the JK/SK parents
December 13, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 10:15 AMJK/SK Holiday Music Assembly
December 18 - 21, 2017Last week of Co-Curricular Fall Programmes
December 20, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMAll School Holiday Concert
December 21, 2017Junior School Casual Day
December 22, 2017 - January 9, 2018Winter Holidays - School begins on Jan. 9, 2018
January 9 - March 9, 2018 Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme