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YRDSB Summer Institute Registration Opens on March 7 at 3:00 p.m.

Summer Institute

The York Region District School Board’s Summer Institute is a program that offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum for children and youth entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Weekly Sessions July 3, 2018 to August 10, 2018

Week A – July 3 to July 6 (4-day week)
Week B – July 9 to 13
Week C – July 16 to 20
Week D – July 23 to 27
Week E – July 30 to August 3
Week F – August 7 to 10 (4-day week)

Programs are offered at locations in Richmond Hill, Markham, Stouffville, Newmarket, Woodbridge, Vaughan and Georgina from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm with extended YMCA before and aftercare programs available at all locations.

Please note that due to construction and renovation work at some school sites, some programs will be offered at different locations this year. Please review program locations prior to registering.

The Summer Institute is being offered to community members as a component of the Performance Plus (P+) Family of Schools.

  • The “Performance” in the program’s name refers to student achievement and well-being.
  • The “Plus” in the program’s name refers to the additional resources and leadership that can enhance learning in elementary schools in neighbourhoods affected by poverty.
  • Additional resources and leadership bring school staff members, families and communities together to ensure that every child is prepared to learn.

    We are pleased to offer online registration this year. Please return to the  Summer Institute registration page on or after March 7 for the online registration link.

    Families can continue to register in person or by mail on or after March 7.

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Wilshire Winter Walk Day February 7th!

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We are excited to announce that Wilshire Elementary School will be taking part in Winter Walk Day on Wednesday, February 7!

Walking to school in winter has many potential benefits, including benefits for your child’s health and well-being (like opportunities to learn and socialize on the way to school, and arriving to school alert and ready to learn), our community (reduced traffic congestion around the school) and the environment, too.

Next Wednesday, classes will take turns walking outside around our school yard to celebrate Winter Walk Day!  Upon finishing their class walk, each class will warm up with delicious dairy-free hot chocolate in the school.  Please ensure that your child comes prepared to participate in Winter Walk Day by dressing for the weather (warm jacket, snow pants, gloves, hat, scarf, boots).

Walk with your child to school this Wednesday to be part of the fun. If you’re on your way somewhere else and plan on driving to your next destination, consider walking and taking transit (see Google maps for available transit routes to/from your destination: https://www.google.ca/maps), or park/drop your child off a block or two away from the school to walk the rest of the way in. If you’re not able to join, encourage your child to walk with a friend.

To check out some Winter Walking Tips, see http://www.saferoutestoschool.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Tips-for-Winter-Walking-2018.pdf.

To be part of the conversation on Twitter: Use the hashtag #walktoschool; and if you don’t already, follow @CanadaWalks and @WilshireES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to announce that Wilshire Elementary School will be taking part in Winter Walk Day on Wednesday, February 7!

Walking to school in winter has many potential benefits, including benefits for your child’s health and well-being (like opportunities to learn and socialize on the way to school, and arriving to school alert and ready to learn), our community (reduced traffic congestion around the school) and the environment, too.

Next Wednesday, classes will take turns walking outside around our school yard to celebrate Winter Walk Day!  Upon finishing their class walk, each class will warm up with delicious dairy-free hot chocolate in the school.  Please ensure that your child comes prepared to participate in Winter Walk Day by dressing for the weather (warm jacket, snow pants, gloves, hat, scarf, boots).

Walk with your child to school this Wednesday to be part of the fun. If you’re on your way somewhere else and plan on driving to your next destination, consider walking and taking transit (see Google maps for available transit routes to/from your destination: https://www.google.ca/maps), or park/drop your child off a block or two away from the school to walk the rest of the way in. If you’re not able to join, encourage your child to walk with a friend.

To check out some Winter Walking Tips, see http://www.saferoutestoschool.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Tips-for-Winter-Walking-2018.pdf.

To be part of the conversation on Twitter: Use the hashtag #walktoschool; and if you don’t already, follow @CanadaWalks and @WilshireES.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 2018 – YRDSB Trustee Greetings

Message From Our Trustee

With report cards coming home, this is a good time of year to review your child’s progress and to set goals for the rest of the school year.

As trustees, our goals are set out in the Board Multi-Year Plan. In the coming months, trustees will be reviewing and updating this plan. This process will include opportunities for public input, and trustees will be out in the communities talking about this. More information will be shared about this in the spring.

Developing and reviewing the Multi-Year Plan is just one of our responsibilities as publicly elected officials. Trustee responsibilities also include hiring the Director of Education, setting Board policies and the annual budget, and communicating with the public.

This is a good time to learn more about the role of trustees with the next municipal election taking place later this year on October 22, 2018. York Region District School Board has 12 trustees, elected by ratepayers. As a trustee, listening and communicating with families is an important part of my role. Students, families and members of the public are welcome to attend and observe any public Board, Advisory or Board Committee meetings and to share their views with us on policy and Board governance.

As we move into the second half of the year, I hope that you are seeing evidence of your child’s learning and progress, and finding opportunities to get involved in their learning and the life of the school.

I wish you all the best for a successful second term.

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YRDSB – School Cash Online

All YRDSB schools are now using School Cash Online as an online payment system. School Cash Online is an easy, safe and convenient way for families to pay online for extracurricular items or events, including yearbooks and field trips. It helps to reduce paper and the amount of cash/cheques handled by parents and students.

Families may make payments using School Cash Online, or by cash or cheque.

You can register for School Cash Online at any time. There is also a button on our school website. Once you are registered, you will be notified of any new items available for your child.