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From the Office

What an incredible week as we welcomed X-Movement to Wilshire for some team activities, fitness, dance and reflection! We were also thrilled to host Paul Davis who informed us of incredible facts and tips to our junior and intermediate students on internet safety. We will be sharing a follow-up email with resources to our families.

Sun Safety

With the arrival of warmer weather, please ensure to send your child to school each day with:

  • A refillable water bottle
  • A hat and/or sunscreen
  • A change of clothers, or clothing for hot temperatures

Planning for 2022 – 2023

A reminder that planning has begun for the upcoming school year! Please see the important information below regarding Kindergarten registration and Class Placement Input. If you are moving out of the area and your child(ren) will not be returning for the 2022-23 school year, please inform the office as soon as possible.

Discover Kindergarten Event

We are also hosting our Discover Kindergarten Event on May 17th.  This event is taking place from 3:30 – 5:10pm for all our new FDK families.  If your child is starting Kindergarten with us next year we are looking forward to meeting them on Tuesday.  Please contact the office if you haven’t already signed up for your time slot!

Kindergarten Registration

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 wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca for more information.

Class Placement Input

As we plan ahead for the 2022-2023 school year, we will soon be starting the class placement process for our students. We invite parent/guardian input into this process. Please note specific teachers may not be requested and that final decisions regarding placement will be made by the school team.  You have received a survey link through your email. Please complete the form by Friday, May 27th. Please ensure that you complete a separate form for each child. Thank you for partnering with us in this important task.

EQAO Gr. 3 & 6

We have scheduled our dates for EQAO for grades 3 and 6 students.  EQAO is a provincial assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  This year the assessment will be an e-assessment.  Our assessments will take place from May 25 through to June 10th.  If you have any questions please connect with your child’s homeroom teacher.

Gr. 8 Graduation Ceremony

Save the date! Our Gr. 8 Graduation Ceremony and Celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 22th, 2022! We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with our Gr. 8 students and families. 

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 programs: 

Elementary Credit and Non-Credit Programs:  

Screening

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.

Parent/Family Workshops

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. 

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviours (focusing on youth 12 and up)

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

Plugged In

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