September 12 / 2019

Dear York School Community,

Perhaps the best way to highlight how The York School lives by it’s motto experientia docent is to share photos of the various retreats that took place to kick off the school year. Through teamwork, bonds were built that will carry the students through the year of learning ahead.

A Note from Governance

This is a call for candidates for nomination to the Advancement and Premises Committee of The York School’s Board of Directors. 


The Advancement Committee has the responsibility for assisting the Board in fulfilling its advancement responsibility and to approve, evaluate and provide guidance on matters affecting the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, fundraising activities and the fostering of positive connections to The York School through internal and external constituent relations.  Members are expected to attend nine meetings each year. 

The Premises Committee has responsibility for assisting the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities as they relate to the School property, construction/renovations, potential acquisitions and the related cost of these initiatives. Members are expected to attend nine meetings each year. 
There are Advancement & Premises Committee openings, effective immediately. All recommendations and expressions of interest will be gratefully received, reviewed, and considered by the Board. 

If you would like to nominate a candidate (including yourself) for the Advancement and/or Premises Committee position, please visit click here to complete the nomination form.

Appointments of the new Advancement and/or Premises Committee members is expected to take place in Q1 2019. Nominations/applications should be submitted no later than Friday September 20, 2019.


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Terry Fox was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer and forced to have his right leg amputated in 1977.

While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

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Called the Marathon of Hope, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. On September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay. Cancer had spread to his lungs. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22. To date, over $750 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name. For the past 25 years, students and staff at The York School have come together as a community to keep Terry’s dream alive and to help fund cancer research by raising a total of $301,985.98 for this important cause. It is our goal to raise $5,000 dollars this year to add to our fundraising efforts. 

The York School honours Terry with a school-wide run that joins both schools in a run up to, and along, the Beltline. To ensure an orderly flow and to avoid bottlenecks along the course, we are planning for a staggered start on this year’s run. All runs start at the Junior School Playground.

Grades 6 & 7 will join their JK/SK buddies at 1:30 in the Junior School Playground. After a warm up, they will head out together through the cemetery to the Beltline.

Grades 8 & 9 will join grades 1 & 3 at 2:00.

Grade 10 & 12 will join with grades 4 & 5 at 2:30.

Students and staff are invited to wear York athletic casual, house shirts or past or current Terry Fox shirts.

Parents! Come join in on the fun! Meet us in the Junior School Playground at your child’s allotted run time.

Parents with pets, please meet us at the gates of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Yonge.

The Terry Fox activities are expected wrap up at the Junior School at 3:30, so there will be lots of excitement at the pick-up area. Please drive with care when entering the kiss-and-ride to pick up your child.

The run for Terry will be rain or shine. Fill up your water bottle, and let’s carry on with Terry’s legacy! 

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Elite B-Ball Skills with David Nurse - September 13, 14, & 15

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Momentum Pro Sports Volleyball Combine - September 21 & 22, 2019

India Trip Carwash - Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Grade 11 India team are beginning their fundraising efforts with the annual car wash. All money raised will be donated to Global Pathways School to enhance academic programming and supply the local students with everything they need to be successful at school. 

With the funds raised, The York School students will purchase classroom projectors and absorbing the cost of installation of these projectors for the Global Pathways School. As well, proceeds will go towards construction needs.

What: Car Wash to support Global Pathways School in southern India
When: Saturday, September 28th
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Junior School Parking Lot 1639 Yonge Street 

Preloved Uniform Sale - Wednesday, October 2, 2019

We are now accepting donations of gently used uniform pieces for our Preloved Uniform Sale taking place on Wednesday, October 2nd. Donations can be dropped off at the Junior and Middle/Senior school reception desks from now until September 20th.  Additionally, Middle and Senior School parents can drop off items on Friday, September 20th at our "drive and drop" (at the 1320 Yonge Street location ONLY) where volunteers will be accepting bags of donated items from your car window during drop off from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Sync your child(ren’s) The York School Calendar with your iCal calendar. Watch How-To Video here.

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