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From the Office…

As we head into our April Break we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a restful and safe holiday! It is essential that we all continue to adhere to all health and safety measures and the public health guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

50 Ways to Take a Break

Be inspired by this list to create your own ideas of how you and your family can take time over the next week to dream, exercise, and spend quality time together. (50 Ways to Take a Break: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gps-guides_b_1632700)

UPDATED Screening Tool

We are also pleased to share that York Region Public Health has provided a new way to access the screening tool via a HTML webpage that has full Google translate capabilities. The new screening tool will be available on our website. The PDF will also remain available, for those who would like to access a PDF version.

Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy-YRDSB

On March 8, 2021 students, staff, families and community members were invited to the virtual Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy launch event featuring guest presenter Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives; consultant Tana Turner; Director Louise Sirisko; Board Chair Cynthia Cordova; Trustee Dr. Elizabeth Sinclair; student performances and more.The program examined anti-Black racism in educational institutions and unveiled the Board’s strategy on how to move forward.

Nur Muslim Mentorship Program 

New deadline for all applications is April 13. What is the Nur Muslim Mentorship Program? Nur is a Mentorship Program to support Muslim students in the YRDSB to feel valued, heard and empowered. Our goal is to provide a safe, supportive space that helps build a sense of belonging for Muslim students. NOTE: This is not a tutoring program. Student Application form. For more information about the Nur Muslim Mentorship Program, please contact:

Wahid Khan wahid.khan@yrdsb.ca or (437)984-7778

Rizwana Kaderdina rizwana.kaderdina@yrdsb.ca

Zahra Kaba zahra.kaba@yrdsb.ca

Planning Ahead

If you will be leaving Wilshire ES for the next 2021- 2022 school year, please let the office know as soon as possible at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca

Kindergarten Registration 2021 – 2022

Children who turn four or five years old during 2021 and live within our school boundary will be eligible to register for kindergarten. Registration information is available on the YRDSB website at Kindergarten Registration. All new kindergarten registrations will be done online this year. Please see the link or email our school office at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca  for more information.

We will continue to share updates and information with you as it becomes available. Please contact us at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca should you have any questions or concerns.

We hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Spring Break!

Your partners in learning,

Thank you,

Janine Franklin

Principal