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Wilshire Spirit Wear

Once again we are excited to offer Wilshire Spirit Wear – This year all Wilshire Spirit Wear items will be ordered directly from our vendor Top Uniforms and will not be posted on School Cash On-Line.  Please refer to the sizing chart provided by Top Uniforms as there will be no sample sizes available for students to view or try on in the school. Unfortunately, no refunds or exchanges will be given for incorrect sizing.

 All proceeds from the sale of Spirit Wear will help support our Athletic Program. Due to restrictions this year, we must have all items shipped directly to families. Please note that there will be a $9.00 shipping and handling fee per household. The online store has been set up at wps919.topuniforms.net

Thank you for your support!

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Upcoming Virtual Parent-Teacher Interviews

The following message was sent directly to parent email accounts on October 16:

Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on the evening of November 12 and morning of November 13. You will have an opportunity to meet with your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and learn more about the classroom. We regret that for health and safety reasons, we are unable to host an event at the school as we normally would, however we look forward to meeting with you virtually.

Families can use Edsby, an online platform, to schedule a meeting time with their child(ren)’s teacher(s) on Parents’ Night. You will receive an invitation to sign up for a meeting time once the schedules are available. Edsby is a cloud-based platform that lets families easily reserve times to meet with your child(ren)’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for families. Families that already have an Edsby account may use their previously created account. The username is the full email address that is on file at your child(ren)’s home school and the password is the one created at activation. If you have forgotten your password, you can find ​resources on the Board website​ to help, including how to reset your password.
Families who ​do not have​ an Edsby account will need to create one to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for the virtual conference. ​An up-to-date and valid email address must be provided to your child’s home school.​ For help creating an Edsby account, instructions can be found on the Board website​. An email from York Region District School Board with instructions on how to create an Edsby account will be sent to your email inbox. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss this opportunity.

Below is the sample invitation email sent to parent(s)/guardian(s) on behalf of YRDSB.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact our main office. Families who do not wish to book a time online can contact your child’s teacher directly.
For help signing up for Parent-Teacher interviews, please visit ​our board website​.

Important Timelines

October 19 – 23rd Parents/guardians to create Edsby accounts.


November 5 Parents’ Night schedule opens at 9:00 am for booking. Log into your Edsby account. An invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby account and a notification to your email. Instructions for signing up for interview slots are found ​here​.

November 10th Families to receive virtual links and information for accessing the virtual conferences

November 12th Interview Scheduler closes at 9:00 am

November 12 – 13th Virtual Interviews

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Halloween at Wilshire

Dear Parents,

Traditionally, Halloween has always been a fun day of celebration at Wilshire. With the new Covid-19 restrictions in place this year, we will have to make some changes to our usual activities. This year, there will be no large group dances or parties. Any celebrations that happen will only be in individual classrooms. Students cannot bring in treats that are shared with other students. If teachers decide to allow students to bring in a treat, it will be for them only, not for sharing. We also can’t allow students to bring in pencils, toys or other items to be distributed to the class.

We will still allow students to dress in costume if they choose to on Friday, October 30. Students who do not wish to wear a costume may choose to wear orange and black to celebrate.

Here are some requests if students will be wearing a costume to school:

  • Please no masks that cover the full face. Students who regularly wear a cloth or non-medical mask in class to prevent the spread of viruses must continue to wear a cloth or non-medical mask. A Halloween mask does not replace a cloth or non-medical mask.
  • Please no fake weapons (swords, guns, etc.) or fake blood/gore.
  • Please do not bring valuable items as part of a costume to school as they could get lost or damaged.
  • Students will still be going outside for recess, weather permitting, so costumes can get dirty or wet if worn outside.
  • Students will not be able to use washrooms to change into costumes, and students should only use single use make-up (no sharing of make-up).
  • Please no masks that cover the full face. Students who regularly wear a cloth or non-medical mask in class to prevent the spread of viruses must continue to wear a cloth or non-medical mask. A Halloween mask does not replace a cloth or non-medical mask.
  • Please no fake weapons (swords, guns, etc.) or fake blood/gore.
  • Please do not bring valuable items as part of a costume to school as they could get lost or damaged.
  • Students will still be going outside for recess, weather permitting, so costumes can get dirty or wet if worn outside.
  • Students will not be able to use washrooms to change into costumes, and students should only use single use make-up (no sharing of make-up).
  • Costumes should be respectful of others. Symbols or objects representative of a person’s culture or religious beliefs, should not be worn as another person’s costume, nor should costumes that caricature social identities through stereotyping.

Remember that our Wilshire Family Pumpkin Carving Contest is on until Thursday, October 29. Send your submissions to wilshirepumpkins@gmail.com to win a home “dinner and a movie” night for your family.

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Wilshire School Council Annual Fundraising Letter

Dear Wilshire Elementary School Families:

It is time again for our annual fundraising drive. This is one of our best (and simplest) fundraising efforts for our school! Over the last 8 years we have raised over $25000 with this campaign.

Did you know…

  • That School Council supports ongoing maintenance of the kindergarten play area?
  • That School Council helped to pay for 20 new Chromebooks, 10 new iPads and 2 projectors last year for student use?

This year we would like to use the funds to increase our achievement and well-being of Wilshire students. We will use direct funding to support:

This year we are striving for 100% participation. We would like to encourage each family to make any donation they are comfortable with. No amount is too small! A tax receipt will be provided for donations of $25.00 or more. When making your donation decision, please remember the following:

  • Pay Online, register at https://yrdsb.schoolcashonline.com click on “Make a Donation”. You will require your child’s student number to log in (A tax receipt will be mailed to you directly from our school board)  or
  • Please do not send cash or cheque to school.

Thank you in advance for considering a donation.

School council, staff and students appreciate your support.

There are many ways to support Wilshire’s students. Come out to Virtual School Council meetings, share your ideas and get involved! Our next meeting is Wednesday November 4th at 7:00pm.

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Revised School Screening Checklist

Every day, parents/guardians and students over 18 are responsible for reviewing and adhering to the checklist from York Region Public Health. This checklist has been recently updated to reflect the Ontario government’s revised COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in Schools and Child Care.

Please note that the new screening guide applies to children only and the adult screening has not changed. Thank you for working with us to protect the health and safety of students, staff and families and to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Virtual Meet the Teacher Night

Tonight is Wilshire’s Virtual Meet the Teacher Night. Teachers will do two presentations for parents – one at 5:00 and one at 5:30. Please remember that this is just an opportunity to see the teacher and classroom (virtually) and find out about the routines and expectations for the class. If you have particular questions about your child, you should set up a time to speak with the teacher directly.

The following page gives directions for how to log in to your child’s Google account. You will use this to join the Google Meet to meet the teacher. You must have your child’s username (Student number) and password: http://www.yrdsb.ca/Programs/SpecEd/Pages/Getting-Started—Accessing-Google-Classroom.aspx

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School Council Meeting and Virtual Meet the Teacher Night

This is just a reminder of two virtual events that are planned for this week:

  1. Our first School Council meeting of the year will be tomorrow night, Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM. All parents are welcome. The link to join the virtual meeting is https://www.gotomeet.me/Wilshirestaff or you can dial in on your phone at +1 (647) 497-9373 Access Code: 276-325-709

2. Our Virtual Meet the Teacher Night is Thursday, October 8 on Google Meet. Each homeroom teacher will have two presentation times: 5:00 and 5:30. Homeroom teachers will be sending home instructions on how to log in to the presentations. You must use your child’s YRDSB Google account to join the Google Meet.

With our new realities, we are needing to find new ways to connect with parents. Thank you for your cooperation as we try out these new virtual methods of home-school communication.