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Notices and Reminders

Welcome to December, and Happy Chanukah to those who are celebrating this festive time of year!

A few notices for our community as we approach these final weeks of 2018:

  1.  The Winter Break goes from December 22 to January 6.  We know that some students may be leaving early to go on vacation.  If that is the case, please make sure that you notify the school via Edsby, or by calling Ms. Kakish in the school office.  We have to assume that students are attending school up until December 21 unless we hear otherwise from a parent.
  2. Good luck to Ms. Tan, who has started her maternity leave.  Welcome to Mr. Best, who has been filling in for Ms. Tan and will continue in this position for the rest of the school year.  Welcome also to Ms. Rezaei, who has been replacing Ms. Volpentesta in Kindergarten until January.
  3. Thank you to everyone who has donated new clothing or toys to our Giving Tree.  Ms. Jackson’s Grade 4 class has done a great job of collecting items for the York Region Police’s Holiday Heroes.  You still have until December 12th if you would like to donate to this cause.
  4. Parents of Grade 7 and 8 students – remember to keep the evening of Thursday, January 17th from 6:30 to 730 open.  We will be hosting the Principal of Westmount C.I., Ms. Sheri Epstein, to answer any questions that families have about the transition to high school.

Best wishes to everyone in the Wilshire Community as we enter the busy holiday season!

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Human Rights Commissioner’s Office (HRCO)

York Region District School Board is committed to creating safe, equitable and inclusive learning and working environments. As part of this commitment, the Board established a Human Rights Commissioner’s Office (HRCO).

The HRCO was created in response to a growing awareness that a space was needed within the school board environment to effectively address issues of discrimination and harassment specific to the Human Rights Code.

The HRCO is an arms-length office for Human Rights Code compliance under the Board’s Human Rights Policy.

The HRCO website provides the YRDSB community access to important information related to human rights, a confidential complaint reporting process and contact information for the office.

The website can be found at

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High School Info Session for Gr. 7 & 8 Parents

Dear Gr. 7 and 8 Parents,

We are happy to be hosting Ms. Sheri Epstein, Principal of Westmount S.S., on the evening of Thursday, January 17 from 6:30-7:30.  Ms. Epstein will be coming to Wilshire to speak to parents and answer any questions you may have about high school, course selection, programming, etc.  We are fortunate to have this opportunity, so please save the date and come prepared with any questions you may have.

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Plastic Cutlery and Lunches


We are going through boxes of plastic cutlery each week as students come to the office asking for plastic spoons and forks to eat their lunches and snacks.  While we want to make sure students are able to eat their lunches, this is neither environmentally-friendly nor cost-efficient.  This also takes up children’s eating time as they come to the office to get the cutlery they need. We would ask parents to please send reusable cutlery with their children’s lunches that they can then take home with them.

Thank you for your support with this.