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Welcome Back!

Dear Families,

We hope you are enjoying the remaining weeks of summer. We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school for the 2022-23 school year. Please find a few updates on what students and families can expect for the start of school, including:

  • First day of school
  • Health and safety measures
  • What to Bring
  • Transitions



The first day of school is Wednesday, September 7. There is a supported entry plan for Kindergarten Year 1 (Junior Kindergarten, JK) students, starting on September 7 or September 8. Wilshire ES will send an email to all our Kindergarten families this week with more information.

Elementary – Grades 1 – 8

The first day of school for all elementary school students is Wednesday, September 7, 2022. 

 School calendars for all schools are available on the Board website. 


The health and safety of our students, staff and families remains our first priority, and we will continue to follow the direction and guidance of the Government of Ontario and York Region Public Health.  The Ministry of Education has provided direction on supporting a return to a more normalized learning experience for students while maintaining specific protective measures.This includes:

  • Students, staff members and school visitors are not required to wear masks in school. Individuals who feel more comfortable or who are advised to wear a mask can continue to wear a mask and will be supported in doing so.
  • Students, staff members and visitors should continue to use 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. 
  •  Hand hygiene and cleaning and disinfection protocols will continue. In addition, we will continue to follow our current ventilation practices, optimizing air quality in schools through improved ventilation and filtration. 

Additional information about health and safety measures are available on the Board website at  We also encourage families to read this important message from York Region Public Health about the return to school. 


Please send your child to school with:

●      snack and lunch (no lunches can be dropped off at the school)

●      change of clothes (Kindergarten only)

●      sunscreen and hat

●      refillable water bottle 

Please label all of your child’s items with their name.  


We also want to assure you that our caring, skilled and professional staff members are well prepared to support student learning and well-being in this transition back to school. We will work with you and your child to support your child’s mental health, well-being and academics during this transition back to school and to our new school routines.

We have a dedicated staff with a strong commitment to student well-being and achievement, and to promoting positive, inclusive and supportive relationships with students, families, staff and community members. We are committed to providing a learning environment where everyone feels safe, welcome and respected.

We will share our procedures for arriving on the first day of school and class placements on Friday, September 2nd.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child back to school.


Janine Franklin


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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!


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

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

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 or our school website for more information. To register your child, please contact the Community Education Centre 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! 



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Save the Dates!

Hey Wilshire ES!

Thanks for another fantastic week here at school. From the Area Boys Basketball Tournament to Mental Health Workshops from Dr. Attli, from Track & Field to the Butterfly Release and finishing up EQAO…our students and staff have been busy having fun.

Here are a few dates to put on your calendars!

  • Monday, June 20th
    • Grade 8 Graduation Trip to the Gaming Truck at Wilshire!
  • Tuesday, June 21st
    • National Indigenous People’s Day
    • Pizza Lunch (ordered by Thursday, June 16th through Healthy Hunger)
    • Popcorn & Cookies for a toonie
  • Wednesday, June 22nd
    • Grade 8 Graduation – CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!
    • Subway Lunch (ordered by Thursday, June 16th through Healthy Hunger)
  • Thursday, June 23rd
    • Popcorn & Cookies for a toonie
  • Friday, June 24th
    • KidsKitchen
  • Monday, June 27th
    • End of Year Assembly Hosted by our Kindergarten Students
  • Tuesday, June 28th
    • Pizza Lunch (ordered by Thursday, June 16th through Healthy Hunger)
    • Popcorn & Cookies for a toonie
  • Wednesday, June 29th
    • Subway Lunch (ordered by Thursday, June 16th through Healthy Hunger)
  • Thursday, June 30th
    • Last Day of School (11:45am Early Dismissal)

Have a great weekend!

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Butterfly Release!

The squeals and giggles from our Kindergarten and Community Class students were incredible this afternoon as they released the butterflies into the wild! For a few weeks, they have watched them grow and documented the fun. Thank you to Ms. Zoltak, Ms. Bracht, Ms. Augustine, Ms. Vaid and Ms. Mazzotta for bringing this amazing learning experiencing into their classroom.

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Tomorrow is another awesome Wilshire Spirit Day! Wear your favourite bright colours to celebrate the uniqueness of each and every one of us. We all have special gifts to show the world and on Friday we will shine together!

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Thank You Wilshire School Council!

Thanks in part to funds from our Wilshire School Council, here are some of the new collections of texts to enhance our school library! How wonderful to give students the opportunity to explore the world, listen to voices of others and be mesmorized by the gift of storytelling.

Thank you also to Ms. Byrne for giving our students and staff a space to learn, collaborate, question, think critically and choose topics, authors and books!

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Wilshire Library Learning Commons

Our students have had so many incredible learning opportunities through the month of June in our Wilshire Library Learning Commons. Check out a few highlights!

In June, we recognize Indigenous History Month. Students have had the opportunity to explore books and activities to grow their knowledge and celebrate the voices, culture, acheivements and history of Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Student VOTE! Students took the time to research and consider top issues (gas prices, EQAO, education, health care) and political parties affecting them as citizens. They also took part the election process!
 During Pride Month we focus on the belief of being proud of who you are and accepting others for who they are.  Some of our intermediate and primary students worked together to consider: What words might you use to make someone else feel loved and accepted?
Hide & Seek is fun, but our Kindergarten students have been playing a game that is way more exciting: HIDE & READ!

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Track & Field!

The sun was shining and a perfect day for our junior and intermediate athletes to compete in our Wilshire Track & Field! We were all thankful to get in the last run, jump and throw before the rain came pouring down. It was great fun to see students and staff come together. A huge thank you to Ms. Pintzov for coordinating the day!

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From the Office

Chag Sameach to all our Wilshire Families observing Shavuot this weekend. If your child is going to be away, please be sure to add the absence into EDSBY so our office team won’t disturb you with our Safe Arrivals Procedure on Monday.

Wilshire ES is happy to welcome Dr. Bisleen Attli on June 14th. She is a Naturopathic Doctor and Wellness Coach and will be facilitating workshops for our Gr. 1-3, Gr. 4-6 and Gr. 7-8 students.

EQAO Gr. 3 & 6

Our EQAO assessments for Grade 6 students is now complete! Next week, our Grade 3 students will be writing the primary assessment starting on June 7th. EQAO is a provincial assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  This year the assessment is an e-assessment. If you have any questions please connect with your child’s homeroom teacher.

School Council Meeting

All Wilshire families are invited to join us for our last virtual Wilshire School Council Meeting for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Our meeting will be held Tuesday, June 7 at 7:00pm. All families are welcome! Please find Zoom link details below.

Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 912 8715 7771 Passcode: 123 Dial +1 647 374 4685 Canada

Sun Safety!

As temperatures rise, it is important for all our students to be sun safe. Please be sure to send the following to school with your child(ren):

  • Hat and/or sunscreen
  • Refillable water bottle

Thursday, June 30, 2022 – Early Dismissal in Elementary Schools

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.  On Thursday, June 30, 2022, an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.  These meetings will allow for school staff to engage in culminating activities regarding the review and revision of the School’s Improvement Plan as well as year-end and transition activities that support student success. 

As has been our practice in the past, students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 30, 2022 only.  Students will be dismissed early that day at 11:30 a.m.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bussed to and from school will receive transportation at this time.  Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.

Next Year!

A reminder that planning has begun for the upcoming school year! Please see the important information below regarding Kindergarten registration. 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.

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 for more information

Screening & YRPH COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures Message for Families

A reminder that planning has begun for the upcoming school year! Please see the important information below regarding Kindergarten registration. 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.

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 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.

Have a wonderful weekend!