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From the Office: End of School Year!

Students, Staff and Families, thank you for making this year an awesome 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.  Way to go Wilshire!

Graduation

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Graduates on this incredible accomplishment! Last week we celebrated our Gr. 8 Graduates Class of 2022! It was wonderful to have families, students and staff together to honour our graduates. Best of luck to our Graduates in their 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. 

  • Congratulations to Mrs. Eisen on her retirement! We wish her all the best in her new chapter of life!
  • Goodbye to Ms. Gerchikov who will new to the administrative team at Roselawn PS. She has been a welcoming face and presence in our office and will be dearly missed.
  • Happy Travels to Ms. Pintzov who is taking a year to explore the globe. We look forward to following you around the world.
  • Goodbye to Mr. Ieraci & Ms. Georgas who will be joining the staff at Kleinberg 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. Amanda Zoltak, Ms. Mazzotta, and Ms. Angilletta 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. Kaveh, Ms. Bianca and Ms. Eversley 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.Rosenbaum will be joining us from Kleinburg PS
  • Ms. Liauw will be joining us from Yorkhill PS
  • Ms. Law will be joining us from

Welcome Back to Wilshire!

  • Ms. Eisenberg is returning from her maternity leave on October.

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 your contribution to expanding our Wilshire Library Learning Commons! The new texts are amazing.  We appreciate all of you! Our first School Council meeting will be October 5, 2022 at 7:00pm

Thinking Ahead to September

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 2022

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

2022 -2023 School Year

DATEINFORMATION
September 5Labour Day (no school)
September 6PA Day (schools closed to students)
September 7First Day of School 
September 23PA Day (schools closed to students)
October 10Thanksgiving (no school)
October 21PA Day (schools closed to students)
November 18PA Day (Parent Teacher Interviews – school closed to students)
December 24 – January 8Winter Vacation
January 20PA Day (no school)
February 3PA Day (no school)
February 20Family Day (no school)
March 13-17March Break (no school)
April 7Good Friday (no school)
April 10Easter Monday (no school)
May 22Victoria 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 7th or September 8th.  They will start full days on September 9, 2022.  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. 

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 June 27 – July 1, 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 2022 – 2023 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 2022 – 2023 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! We chanllenge Wilshire families to do these challenges together!

And a few summer ideas for your family:

Please note, elementary schools are closed in July and August and emails will not be monitored during this time. Schools will reopen on August 29th. 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! 

Sincerely,

Janine