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Grade 8 Visits to Westmount C.I.

There are two upcoming dates for Grade 8 parents to mark on your calendars.  Wednesday, November 6 is Take Your Kids to High School Day.  Our Grade 8 students will be heading to Westmount C.I. for the day.  They will be able to visit classrooms, meet the teachers and Wolf Pack student leaders and try out some classes.

Tuesday, November 12 is an Open House for a Grade 9 Information Evening for any grade 8 students and their parents who are considering attending Westmount next year.  Please see attached flyer for details.Gr. 9 Info. Night FLYER 2019-page-001

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Chess with Mr. S. Update

Due to a mistake on our end, the registration for Wilshire ES was not available on our site until today. We have therefore made tomorrow a free trial class for all interested students to join. Our program will now be 8 weeks in length, beginning October 25 and ending December 20. Our total cost for the program is $90/student.

We are excited for our free trial class tomorrow and hope to meet our future students.

Arash Shahi “Mr. S”

Executive Director



If you are interested in registering your child for the Chess program, please follow the instructions on the attached flyer.CWMS At Your School-page-001

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Exciting Opportunity for our Intermediate Students

This morning, we have a special event happening at Wilshire.  Mrs. Byrne, our wonderful Teacher-Librarian, has developed a partnership with the Downie Wenjack Foundation over the last couple of years.  This is the foundation started by Gord Downie of the famous Canadian band, The Tragically Hip, to build cultural understanding and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.  Wilshire is now a Legacy school with the Downie Wenjack Foundation.  Our students have done a lot of work with the graphic novel “The Secret Path” that was accompanied by an album written by Downie to tell the story of Chanie Wenjack, a boy who died after escaping his residential school.

Wilshire has been chosen as one of 6 Legacy schools in the province, and the only one in YRDSB, to have a special live interactive video session with Mike Downie, Gord’s brother, today.  Students will have a chance to ask questions and learn more about Gord Downie’s legacy and his efforts to ensure that the unique rights, interests and perspectives of Indigenous people across Canada are recognized.   The interactive session will be livestreamed on You Tube at 9:30 this morning at​  so you are welcome to follow along at home!

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Wilshire Athletics

Last week, our Grade 4-8 Cross Country Team travelled to Concord-Thornhill Regional Park for the Area West Cross-Country meet.  Congratulations to all of our runners who did a great job representing Wilshire.  Special congratulations to Matthew M. and A.J. G. who qualified to move on to the Regional Meet on October 23.  Thank you to Coach Pintzov and Coach Baldesarra for all of their time and efforts!

Tryouts have started for the Grade 7 & 8 Boys and Girls Volleyball teams.  These teams will be playing against other schools in our area.  Thank you to Mr. Ieraci for taking on coaching these teams!

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Lunchtime Programs at Wilshire

Lunchtime programs at Wilshire will be starting in the next couple weeks.  If you want to register your child for one of these programs, please follow the instructions in the ads below.  These same forms were also sent home with students.  Note that all lunchtime programs have a fee that are paid directly to the program provider.

We are also considering what programs to offer students in the second term (January to March).  If you would like to give feedback or suggestions as to lunchtime programs that you would be interested in having your child join, please go to the following link and answer the survey question:

Wilshire -PDF-page-001Wilshire -PDF-page-00220191010104734-page-001CWMS At Your School-page-001

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EarlyON Child Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centre specializes in early literacy and drop in play for parents and caregivers with children from birth to 6 years old.

The nearest EarlyON Centre to Wilshire Elementary School is the EarlyON Centre in Charlton Public School. The programs are free-of-charge for children ages 0 – 6 years old. While held at Charlton Public School in Thornhill, the program is open to all families with children ages 0 – 6 years old. The location of the EarlyON Centre is 121 Joseph Aaron Blvd., Thornhill, ON L4J 6J5. Parents can register by calling 905-709-6159. Two programs have just started this week at Charlton Public School and the program descriptions are provided in the attached flyer, known as Parent-Child Mother Good Program and Circle of Play.

EarlyON Centres offer the following types of programs:

  • Early learning and literacy programs for parents and their children
  • Parenting programs that support parents and caregivers of young children in all aspects of early child development
  • Information and workshops for new parents about parenting
  • Information and referral for children’s services and programs

Please feel free to share this information with any parents of pre-school aged children.EarlyON @Charlton-page-001EarlyON @Charlton-page-002

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Yom Kippur

Best wishes to the members of our Jewish community who will be celebrating Yom Kippur tomorrow.  Just a reminder that if you are keeping your children home on this day, please notify the school by entering the absence in Edsby or calling the office.  This can be done today.  If you have not reported the absence in advance, we will have to call and try to reach parents to confirm that your child is home safe.  Thanks in advance for your assistance!