September 8 / 2017

Message from Conor Jones, Head of School 

Dear York School Community, 


We kept our promise – WE ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN and the space is awesome!

On Tuesday, September 5th, we opened the doors at 1320 Yonge Street with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Thank you to all our donors and Board members for joining us in this first event in our new space. My sincere thank you to the incredible and dedicated staff who worked around the clock to have the school ready for our community on day one. Seeing our students’ reactions as they walked into the transformed space was well worth the hard work. 

At the Junior School, students from JK - Grade 5 gathered for an assembly. We opened the school year with a song and a shared mindful moment. It is always heartwarming to see students of all ages reunite with their friends while introducing themselves to new ones. The verdict is in: it’s going to be a fantastic year!

As you switch over from summer mode and begin to plan ahead for the fall, here are some things to keep in mind:

How to Raise an Adult: On Tuesday, October 17, The York School Parents’ Association will host author Julie Lythcott-Haims (of TED Talk fame) to present to our community. This is an incredible opportunity to hear from a renowned expert in the parenting world and we’re very thankful for the generosity of the YPA. There will be a wine & cheese reception in the new York Cafe, followed by Julie’s presentation. This event is open to the wider community so be sure to RSVP and bring your friends and family. RSVP NOW.

Curriculum Nights: Curriculum nights are a way for you to meet and connect with your child’s teachers and learn more about what’s taking place in the classroom. The Junior School Curriculum Night is on September 14th and the Middle Senior School Curriculum Night is on September 19th. Please RSVP if you plan to attend Middle & Senior School Curriculum Night.

The Athlete Institute: Browse through the Athlete Institute brochure for a list of additional athletic opportunities for our students. There are some fantastic sessions this fall, led by a roster of impressive professional coaches and athletes. Learn more here.  

Save the Date - Thursday, November 23rd: This November, our entire community will come together for a celebration in our new space. Stay tuned for more details! It’s not too late to make a big difference – we’re open but we still have $500,000 to raise toward our $5M goal. Let’s work together to support our students’ experience in the transformed Middle and Senior School. Please support The York School’s Fast Forward Capital Campaign by making your contribution today.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Conor Jones
Head of School

All School Important News

Help Us Fast Forward to Our Goal
Our community has contributed $4.5 million towards our $5 million goal for the Fast Forward Campaign. Thank you to the generous donors who have helped get us this far! As we enter the final stage of the campaign, every donation will make a difference for our students. Join our community of donors who have risen to the challenge to make our Middle and Senior School the best it can be. Gifts of $6,600 or more (which can be paid in instalments over 5 years) are eligible for recognition on the new Donor Wall at 1320 Yonge Street.

P.S. The deadline for inclusion on the Donor Wall before its unveiling at the Campaign Celebration event in November is September 20th. Join the 1320 Challenge now!


TopMarks Customer Service Dates for Uniform Returns or Exchanges

Tuesday, September 12th - 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, September 19th - 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, September 26th - 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. 

Location: Junior School outside the Junior School York Shop.

Please bring items to return/exchange and the paperwork Top Marks provided with your shipment. If you have any questions, please email Ginny Bates, York Shop Manager: 


How to Add School Calendar Feeds in Google Calendar and iCal
If you would like to add the school calendar to your personal calendar feeds, please watch this video and follow the steps. Please note that if you already subscribe, you will need to delete and re-add new calendars for this year. 


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