Parents of students in SK who are interested in attending Grade 1 French Immersion, and who are living in the Forest Run, Carrville Mills, Thornhill Woods, Bakersfield, and Wilshire school areas, are invited to attend an information session at Ventura Park @ 7 pm in the Gym.
The Ventura Park team looks forward to meeting their new prospective students and their families tomorrow night.
Kindergarten registration will commence on January 18, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year. Registration forms are available on YRDSB’s website: www.yrdsb.ca. Children who turn four or five years old during 2019, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten. A kindergarten information session for parents is being planned for this spring. Registration can also be completed online this year by going to bit.ly/KindergartenYRDSB. For more information please visit the YRDSB website or contact the Wilshire office at 905-889-6767.
The approved minutes from the December School Council Meeting can be found here:
parent council meeting – 12.6.18
Our School Council is looking for volunteers to help during the school day on February 14 for the Valentine’s Dance-a-thon fundraiser. If you are able to assist, please email email@example.com
Message from our Trustee
Happy 2019! I hope your holiday season was festive, and your vacation restful. I like to welcome this season with renewed enthusiasm, seeing it as a time for reflection at the year ahead, building upon our accomplishments of the past.
I am honoured to not only serve as your trustee, but also as Budget Chair, where I will work tirelessly to ensure that resources are directed to areas that best serve students and the continual improvement of public education. We have exciting initiatives in the works. The new Board of Trustees is filled with a varied set of skills and experience, driven to bring forward innovative ideas to York Region District School Board.
Schools are our children’s home away from home; in recent months I’ve had the opportunity to visit our schools, and see the wonderful work being done by our teachers and staff members. I’ve spoken with parents and teachers about ways we can collectively improve educational outcomes and support the priorities in the Trustees’ Multi-Year Strategic Plan:
- Foster well-being and mental health
- Build collaborative relationships
- Champion equity and inclusivity
- Empower ethical leadership
In the upcoming months, I will continue to engage with principals, school councils, parents and students about our journey ahead. Each and every individual’s insights are invaluable to strengthening our education system, and I look forward to achieving our goals together.
I’m always happy to hear your thoughts – and you can join the conversation on Twitter @david4thornhill.
Trustee, Markham Ward 1 – Vaughan Ward 5
There will be a Grade 1 French Immersion Information Night on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 pm at Ventura Park (in the gym). This information session is for parents of current SK students who wish to attend Ventura Park P.S. for September 2019.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe, fun, and relaxing holiday break. Our students and teachers are back into the groove of school as we are nearing the end of our first term. While we have been lucky to have had fairly mild weather, we know the cold weather and snow are coming. Please make sure that your children come to school dressed appropriately for winter weather. Students are expected to be outside for the full 20 minute morning recess and 40 minute lunch recess, regardless of the weather conditions. Only in extreme cold or wind chill conditions will we implement our indoor recess routines. Please also remember that there is no supervision for students before 8:40 in the morning. Unless students have a pre-arranged extra help session with a teacher or are attending a teacher-supervised sport or club, they will not be permitted in the school before the start of classes in the morning.
January 10 at 7:00 – School Council Meeting. All interested parents are welcome to join. The main topic of discussion will be the upcoming Valentine’s Dance-a-thon fundraiser for classroom technology.
January 17 at 6:30 – Grade 7 and 8 parents are invited to an information session with Ms. Sheri Epstein, the Principal of Westmount S.S. Ms. Epstein will answer any questions parents may have about preparation for secondary school, course selection, student activities, etc.
January 18 – P.A. Day. There will be no school for students on this day. Staff will be involved in assessment and report card completion activities.
February 1 – P.A. Day. There will be no school for students on this day. Staff will be involved in activities related to Indigenous Education and Equity Training.
February 13 – Term 1 Report Cards go home with students.
February 14 – Valentine’s Dance-a-thon Fundraiser. More information will be coming home soon!
We wish everyone all of the best for 2019 and look forward to a productive year together as partners in your children’s education!
On behalf of the School Council at Wilshire Public School, we would like to share some exciting news with you! We are planning our first ever Valentines Dance-A-Thon for the students on Thursday February 14th. Tell your kids to get ready to have an AWESOME day with BOUNCE Entertainment where they will have the chance to win fantastic prizes.
Our goal is to raise $4,000!! All funds raised will go towards purchasing new equipment and technology for our school. And did you know that the York Region District School Board will match our funds raised dollar for dollar!! To make this dance a success, we need prizes donated that can be used in the raffle. We are hoping to have some higher value prizes donated, such as the following:
– Gaming Consoles: Xbox/PS4/Nintendo Switch
– Wireless charging stations
– All sporting goods paraphernalia (toques, tickets, swag)
– Event tickets
– Instax Polaroid Camera
– Razor Ripstik
– Amazon Echo
As a valuable Sponsor, you will be recognized on site the day of the event and on the school blog. To make a cash or prize donation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need your support to make this event a success! Big or small – every donation counts!
We look forward to hearing from you and we thank you in advance for your most generous support.
Mr. Cory Barlow
On behalf of School Council
c.c., Lori Hazelwood and Nuryt Gioulos – School Council Co-Chairs & Jennifer Brinder – School Council Secretary