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From the Office

Another incredible week has passed at Wilshire! So many wonderful learning experiences have been happening in our classrooms and Library Learning Commons. Be sure to ask your children about our Wilshire Olympic Torch Run and Black History Month Book Bingo.

Wilshire Olympics

All Wilshire students will be participating in a socially distanced Olympic week of challenges Feb. 14 – Feb.18. Each class will be a team representing different countries from across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. We encourage you to talk to your children about the country they are representing. There will be both indoor and outdoor events. Students will remain within their class, along with our hybrid students at home, to compete in the indoor events. As there will be outdoor events in the snow, please ensure that your child comes prepared to compete with hats, mitts, snow pants and boots. On Friday, February 18th, students are invited to dress in their class country’s flag colours!

Valentine’s Friendship Day

Monday we are celebrating friendship at Wilshire by wearing Pink, Red and/or Hearts! In keeping with YRDSB protocols, please do not send in candy or treats for your child to share with their classroom. If they wish, students are welcome to bring in cards for the entire class.

Wilshire Family BINGO Night!

You are invited to Wilshire’s Virtual Family BINGO Night on Thursday, February 24th, 2022 from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. This is a FREE school community event brought to you by the Wilshire School Council! You won’t want to miss the great fun and prizes. Please take a minute to complete this survey by Friday, February 18 to let us know who will be joining our Wilshire Family BINGO Night.

Kindergarten Registration is well underway for the 2022-2023 school year. Children who turn four or five years old during 2022 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.

French Immersion Registration for SK students is well underway! If you are interested in registering your child for French Imme​rsion (FI) for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, please contact our school office as soon as possible. A French Immersion pre-recorded information session is  available to view at your convenience. Please see the link for more information about registration – French Immersion Information!

Timelines for Students in Grade 8 going to Grade 9 for Sept. 2022:

  • Gr. 8 students have begun working with their homeroom and transition teachers on transition planning and using My Pathway Planner. We ask that you review the information regarding school course selection and pathway planning with your child, and discuss courses they are planning to select for Gr. 9. Please connect with your child’s homeroom teacher should you have any questions. 
  • The de-streaming page on the board’s website includes information about updates to course offerings in Grades 9 and 10 as well as a document called What Families Want to Know About De-Streaming
  • Grade 8 students will not be submitting registration forms for YRDSB secondary schools. Starting on February 16th, 2021, submitted course selections will function as their registration. The deadline for course selections, completed through MyPathwayPlanner, is February 25, 2022 at 4pm by pressing ‘submit.” There will be no printing or signatures required by schools.

Any grade 8 students not continuing in YRDSB for grade 9 must use the “Not returning” option that will appear in the course selection tool when the course selection window opens on February 16th, 2022.

Have the most incredible weekend!