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From the Office

What a year it has been!  We did it!  Students, Staff and Families, thank you for making such a challenging year a great one.  What an amazing support you have all been for each other and our students.  Regardless of your stress levels or challenging situations: understanding and flexibility seemed to shine through in all our communications.  Way to go Wilshire!

Graduation

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Graduates on this incredible accomplishment! This week we celebrated our Gr. 8 Graduates for the 2020-21 school year! We held our Virtual Graduation Ceremony on Monday, and hosted our Grad Diploma, Award and Swag pick-up on Tuesday!  Best of luck to our Graduates in your next adventure in secondary school.

Staff Update

At the end of the school year, we have some special thank you’s to staff who are moving into new roles in new places.   Please join me in extending our best wishes to all these incredible Wilshire staff. 

  • Goodbye to Ms. Servidio who will be joining the staff at Lorna Jackson PS and Ms. Pignatelli who will rejoin the staff at Johnny Lombardi PS. Farewell to Ms. Liscio who will be joining the staff at EJ Sands & Mackenzie Glen PS! Thank you for all your efforts supporting our students, staff, and families! Your warmth and enthusiasm will be greatly missed!
  • Goodbye to Mr. Pabla, Ms. Tu-Abraham, Ms. Ankrah, Ms. Quach and Ms. Amanda Zoltak who are coming to the end of their year with us. While we hope that some of these staff members will return to us in the fall, we would be remiss in not thanking them for their contributions to the school, and wishing them all the best in their future endeavors. 
  • Goodbye to Ms. Audino, Ms. Islam, Ms. Kaveh, Ms. London, Ms. Sinnathamby and Ms. Stober who have supported us in exceptional ways. Your creative problem solving and your compassion for our students is inspiring.

A special welcome to some NEW staff members:

  • Ms.Georgas will be joining us from Kleinburg PS
  • Ms. Kim will be joining us from Herbert H Carnegie PS

Welcome Back to Wilshire!

  • Ms. McIntosh is returning from her maternity leave.
  • Ms. Budhrani is returning from a year of teaching in the Elementary Virtual School.
  • Ms. Mazzotta and Mr. Campoli will also be joining us again in September

School Council Appreciation

A special thank you to all our School Council Members who have volunteered over the past year.  They have met regularly and supported Wilshire, even through the challenging times.  Thank you for the amazing BINGO night and phenomenal End of Year Virtual Carnival.  We appreciate all of you!

In September, our current School Council will host a virtual information session for any families wanting learn more about how you can be part of this awesome Wilshire community. Our first School Council meeting will be October 6, 2021 at 7:00pm

Thinking Ahead to September

As planning for the reopening of schools will continue during the summer, the Board will endeavour to communicate with staff and parents as best we can through a variety of formats during the months of July and August. Information will be shared via email, website, Twitter, etc.  

A survey for school model choice will be shared with all families at the end of July. 

As we continue to accept new registrations and hear from families that will not be returning to Wilshire in September, we continue to place students into classes. This means that we are unable to provide class placement information until the week prior to our return in September. 

Wilshire ES Tentative Organization September 2021 (not accounting for our hybrid model and any enrolment changes)

  • JK/SK – A
  • JK/SK – B
  • 1A
  • 12A
  • 23A
  • 34A
  • 45A
  • 56A
  • 67A
  • 78A
  • 78B
  • Community Class A
  • Community Class B
  • Community Class C

2021 – 2022 School Year

September 1, 2, 3PA Days (no school)
September 6Labour Day (no school)
September 7 & 8School Holiday (schools closed)
September 9First Day of School 
October 11Thanksgiving (no school)
November 19PA Day -Elementary Parent Teacher/ Student Led Conferences (no school)
December 20 – December 31Winter Vacation
January 14PA Day (no school)
February 4PA Day (no school)
February 21Family Day (no school)
March 14-18March Break (no school)
April 15Good Friday (no school)
April 18Easter Monday (no school)
May 23Victoria Day (no school)
June 2PA Day (no school)
June 30Last Day of School

Please note: Junior Kindergarten will be having one half day on September 9th or September 10th.  They will start full days on September 13, 2021.  More information will come in August.

Student / Kindergarten Registration

We encourage and welcome families to register throughout the summer months. The kindergarten and school registration pages on our Board website have been updated to include information about registering during the summer. 

Student Material Retrieval and Technology Drop-off

Thank you to all the students who have dropped off technology and picked up their materials in the classroom.  As a reminder, If you are not participating in a YRDSB summer school program, you must return all YRDSB technology (e.g., laptop, chromebook, etc.) to Wilshire.  The school will be open Tuesday, June 29th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm for families who were unable to stop by on Friday or Monday.

Term 2 Report Cards

Your child’s Term 2 Elementary Report Card report will be distributed electronically with instructions on how to access the report between July 5 – 8, using their GAPPS accounts.  

The Elementary Report Card, provides you with information about your child’s general progress in working toward the achievement of the curriculum expectations across subject areas. The report card grade represents a student’s achievement of overall curriculum expectations, as demonstrated to this point in time. For all Report Reports, our board will include the following statement: “This reporting period reflects learning that has occurred in a modified learning environment, as required by the provincial public health guidelines.”

School Lunch Assistants Needed – Paid Opportunity!

At Wilshire ES we need adult School Lunch Assistants. This is a paid position, for approximately one hour per day, from 12:35-1:35 p.m. The role of the School Lunch Assistant is to provide supervisory support to staff during peak or busy periods of the school day, such as lunch time.

As this position is a paid position, there is a formal application required. If you are interested in being a School Lunch Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact our school office during the last week of August or email us at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca

Bus Transportation Information

For information on bus routes, stop locations, times, late arrivals, cancellation, eligibility, registering a complaint, safety and general information, please visit the Student Transportation Services website or contact the York Region Student Transportation Services School Bus Information Line at 1-877-330-3001, accessible 24 hours a day.

Bussing for the 2021-2021 school will be available for viewing on Friday, September 3rd.  If you currently qualify for bussing, please double check your eligibility. Please check the pick up and drop off times on September 3rd, as there may be changes to the schedule and routes.

  

Jump Back Up July!

Kick Off the Summer with a little cheer with these great prompts from Action for Happiness!

Please note, elementary schools are closed in July and August and emails will not be monitored during this time. Schools will reopen on August 30th. You can visit http://www.yrdsb.ca or our school website for more information. To register your child, please contact the Community Education Centre cec.west@yrdsb.ca or by phone (905) 764-6830.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students and families a wonderful summer holiday. We hope everyone stays healthy and safe and takes some time to unplug, relax and recharge! 

Your Partner in Education,

Janine