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Wilshire Spring Carnival – Thursday, May 31

There is just 6 more days until the Wilshire Spring Carnival!  To take part in all of the fun, be sure to purchase your wristbands ahead of time through School Cash Online or sending cheque or cash to the school with the attached form.  Wristbands will be handed out at school on the day of the event.

In order to make this type of event possible, we need help!  If you are able to volunteer for one hour on that evening, please indicate as such on the attached form or email filomena.torrice@yrdsb.ca .

See you on Thursday!!

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YRDSB Websites – Input Wanted

Help us improve our websites

We are refreshing the www.yrdsb.ca website and our school websites, and invite you to share your feedback through a brief survey. The information from the surveys will help us ensure that the content, navigation and layout meet the needs of students, families and community members.

Our websites provide important information about our school and Board, resources to help your child succeed, school programs and more.

The two-part survey is anonymous, confidential and voluntary, and should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions please contact communications@yrdsb.ca.

The survey will be available until June 12 at bit.ly/YRDSBwebsurvey.

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Important Upcoming Events

As we are approaching the end of the May and our final month of the school year, we wanted to remind parents of some important dates that are coming up.

Next Thursday, May 30 is our Spring Carnival from 5:30-8:30.  Everyone is invited to join us and take part in the fun.  A wristband gives access to the bouncy castles, video game truck, petting zoo, and games.  There will also be food trucks (cost depends on what is purchased) and raffle prizes.  All proceeds earned will go to support our ongoing goal of increasing the amount of technology in our school.  Thank you to our School Council for organizing and running this event.

Wednesday, June 19 is our Grade 8 Graduation which will be held at the Bellagio Banquet Hall.  The ceremony will run from 6:00 to 7:00, followed by the dinner and dance for graduating students.

Thursday, June 20 will be our End of Year Kindergarten Celebration.  This will run from 2:30 until 3:15 in the Multi-Purpose Room and will consist of presentations by our Kindergarten students to celebrate the end of the school year.  All parents and family members are welcome.  Teachers will be sending home an invitation and RSVP.

Please note the above dates if they apply to you.  We look forward to an exciting final month of school!

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Dress Code Reminders

As the weather starts to get warmer, we want to remind students and parents about our school dress code and expectations of appropriate and safe clothing.  This can be found in the start-up package that was sent home for review in September:

“Appropriate Dress defines a standard of dress that meets the school community’s expectations of modesty and decency and promotes a safe and respectful learning environment.

A reasonable standard of dress and language which identifies school as a place of dignity and learning is required at all times. Wearing of clothes which contain “put downs”, offensive symbols and inappropriate messages displayed or implied are deemed unacceptable for a school setting. The manner of dress and language should be appropriate for a formal school setting.  If a student’s clothing is deemed inappropriate, he/she will be asked to change. Bare midriff, tank tops or tops with thin bra-like straps (underwear must be covered) are not permitted in grades K-8.  Parents/Guardians may be notified to either pick up their child or bring in a change of clothing.

As a sign of respect, please be advised that all headgear (except for religious purposes) is to be removed before entering the school building.”

In addition, we have reminded students that, for safety, students must wear closed-toed shoes, such as running shoes.  Flip-flops and sandals can be a safety hazard so we ask that those not be worn to school.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Open House for New Students

Wilshire will be hosting an open house for next year’s new Kindergarten students and their parents on Tuesday, June 18 from 9:30-10:30.  Families will have a chance to see a Kindergarten classroom, meet the staff, learn about what to expect next year and have a chance to ask any questions they may have.  If you have a child who will be starting school in September, or know of someone who has, please make sure that they are registered for school next year ASAP.  Only families who have registered their child for school will be welcome to attend the Open House.

For new Grade 1 to 8 students who have registered for school next year, there will be a short, optional orientation session with Mr. Barlow on Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 PM.  Families will be able to have a tour of the school, learn about the routines, what to expect, and have any questions answered.  Again, students must be officially registered for school next year to attend.  Please share with any interested families.

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Arts Night Clarification

We are looking forward to our Wilshire Arts Night this Thursday from 6:00-7:30.  We have received some questions in the office about this evening, so wanted to offer some clarification.

The first half of the evening will involve student performances by full classes, small groups and individuals.  The following classes will be performing as a full class:  Ms. Rossi, Ms. Eisen, Mr. Krebs, Ms. Jackson, Ms. Dogon, Mr. Campoli, and Ms. Fisher. Each of the students who is participating on Thursday should have already brought a letter home informing parents of their participation.

The second half of the evening will be an interactive dance session with our guests from X Movement.  They will be leading ALL students and parents together in some fun dance routines that the students have been learning all week in their X Dance sessions.  Be sure to wear comfortable footwear as we will need everyone to participate!

There will be artwork displayed from all classes in the Multi-Purpose Room, Gym and hallways.  All students and family members are welcome to the event, regardless of whether or not they are performing on stage.  Hope to see you there!

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Reminder of Class Placement Request Deadline

As we begin the process of organizing classes for September 2019, it is valuable for parents to understand that the ultimate goal at Wilshire E.S. is to enhance student achievement and well-being. We attempt to place students in the most positive learning environment possible; given each individual pupil’s skills, knowledge, attitudes, and work and social habits. A great deal of time is spent ensuring that each student’s academic and social needs are met. Classes at each grade level are formed using the following criteria:

  • Class sizes consistent with Ministry and Board guidelines;
  • A range of performance levels within each class;
  • Matching pupil learning styles with teaching strategies;
  • Promoting positive social relationships.

As we get closer to the end of the school year, decisions will be made based on the aforementioned criteria. It is important to recognize that while we try to place each child in the optimum learning environment, all final decisions regarding pupil placement remain the responsibility of school administrators.

If you have any information about your child that you feel would be pertinent in the placement process (conflict with other students, learning styles, twins’ placements, etc.), please inform Mr. Barlow in writing via email cory.barlow@yrdsb.ca by FRIDAY MAY 17, 2019. LATE REQUESTS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED.

 All emails sent should read “Class Placement 2019” in the subject line of the email. Please remember that requests for specific teachers will not be considered.  In order to assist us in our efforts to create balanced classrooms, and to create the optimum learning environments, we respectfully ask your assistance in not making specific teacher requests. Thank you for your cooperation.