May is here and the beautiful promise of new growth! Our Meaninful May Challenge begins on Monday at Wilshire and we encourage our families to use these prompts to find the joys around us.
X-Movement is Coming to Wilshire!
We are thrilled to share that X-Movement is coming to Wilshire on May 9, 10 and 12th! That’s right, for three days, they will be engaging our students with high energy activities to increase self-awareness and teach coping skills to help them find their extraordinary selves through movement, dance, art, writing and more!
Social Media & Internet Safety Workshops
Paul Davis will be joining us at Wilshire and facilitating assemblies for our junior and intermediate students on the topic of Social Media and Internet Safety on May 11th. Some of you may have joined us for his family information session in November in partnership with Ventura Park Public School! Mr. Davis brings his experiences and wisdom to engaging and highly relevant presentations for our students. You can find more information about Mr. Davis at https://socialnetworkingsafety.net/sample-page/
Popcorn & Cookies!
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, our grade 8 students are selling popcorn & cookies at morning recess for $2.
We are pleased to share that pizza and sub lunches are coming to Wilshire. Our office team are putting final details together. Keep your eyes out for more infromation this week through your email.
Students Moving or Leaving Wilshire ES
To help us plan for September, if you are moving out of the area or your child(ren) will not be returning to Wilshire for the 2022-23 school year, please inform the office by email at email@example.com
Children who turn four or five years old during 2022 and live within our school boundary are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Our Discover Kindergarten Event is May 17th. For new families coming to Kindergarten in September, please contact the Wilshire Office for more information.
YRPH COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures Message for Families
A reminder that students, staff members and visitors are to continue to review and adhere to the COVID-19 School and Child-Care Screening Tool (please click on Check for Symptoms Daily), prior to entering the school daily. The screening tool has been updated to reflect new masking and isolation requirements.
Additional information about what to do if you have tested positive or been exposed to a positive case can also be found at www.york.ca/safeatschool. Please note that close contacts of a COVID-19 case who are not required to isolate must self-monitor for 10 days (from last exposure) and wear a well-fitted mask in school and child care settings.
2022 YRDSB Summer Learning Programs
Available During the summer, YRDSB continues to offer credit and non-credit summer school program opportunities for elementary, secondary and adult students. Registration is now open for the following Elementary Credit and Non-Credit Programs:
- Elementary Summer School (Grades 6 – 8 non-credit reinforcement)
- Grade 8 Reach Ahead – Students in Grade 8
- Summer Institute – Kindergarten to Grade 8
PEAC Regional Symposium – Registration is Open for May 4th!
The Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee(PEAC) and Leadership Development and Engagement team are pleased to announce the return of the annual PEAC Regional Symposium. Parent Voice Matters!
DATE: May 4, 2022
TIME: 7pm to 9pm
The theme for 2022 will continue to focus on successful strategies for improved parent engagement. Register now! https://www2.yrdsb.ca/peac-regional-symposium-registration-open
This year’s PEAC Regional Symposium will be guided by the Director’s Action Plan (DAP) and its fourth goal which commits the YRDSB to build trust and collaborative relationships with students, families and staff through respectful and responsive communication focused on shared solutions.
York Hills is offering a number of parent/caregiver webinars. Please see below for a list in order of date and a link to the webinar information and registration.
CMHW 2022: Mindful Compassion (tackling parental burnout)
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CMHW 2022: Words and Wellness
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CMHW 2022: Embracing The Rainbow
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
CMHW 2022: Building Resiliency Within Families
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
CMHW 2022: Finding Satisfaction and Validation in Parenting
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Many Faces of Anxiety
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviours (focusing on youth 12 +)
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Understanding and Managing Sensory Sensitivity with ASD
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Genuine Connection – The Teen Edition
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Teen Triple P Seminar #1 – Raising Responsible Teenagers
June 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Children and Restorative Sleep
June 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Teen Triple P Seminar #2 – Raising Competent Teenagers
June 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
June 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children/Youth Living with ASD
June 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Teen Triple P Seminar #3 – Getting Teenagers Connected
June 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm