As a reminder, a one-day strike by all teachers’ unions in Ontario, including ETFO and OSSTF, will occur on Friday, February 21. All elementary and secondary schools will be closed to students on February 21. Transportation services are cancelled for February 21. Schools will reopen on Monday, February 24.
Last week, two of our Grade 7 students, Lironess and Charlee, organized and ran a fundraiser to support Diabetes Canada. The students ran a bake sale with all of the proceeds going to support the charity. They sold out of all their baked goods and raised $241. Thank you to all of our families who supported this campaign. Congratulations to Lironess and Charlee on their great leadership!
A few notices about events happening at Wilshire this week:
Tuesday, February 18 – School Council meeting at 7:00 pm in the Library. All parents are welcome.
Wednesday, February 19 – “I Read Canadian” Day.
This is a day to celebrate all of the amazing Canadian authors and illustrators by spending time dedicated to reading Canadian!
Our students are already excited for this day as they have been reading Canadian books and counting them with pom-poms, book bingo, and recording titles on our giant flag.
Buddy classes will be meeting together on that day to read Canadian books together, along with Canadian flag stickers, and maple leaf tattoos. The library will also have Canadian activities set up and more books to read.
Students are encouraged to wear Red and White on Wednesday to celebrate “I Read Canadian” day.
Friday, February 21 – One-Day Strike
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has announced that they will be holding a one-day strike for all school boards across Ontario. Wilshire will be closed to students on this day unless an agreement is reached before then.
Our School Council meeting scheduled for this Thursday evening has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 18th at 7:00 in the school library. As always, all parents are welcome.
As per the message that was sent out by the Director of Education last week, this week’s full two strike days by ETFO will occur on Tuesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 13. Similar to this week, if no agreement is reached between ETFO and the province, elementary schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 13. Please make other arrangements for your children on these days.
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has announced more strike dates for next week. This would affect elementary schools in the York Region District School Board on Tuesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 13. As a result, we have decided to postpone the X Dance program until the week of March 24th to March 27th. Hopefully, the program will be able to run more smoothly at that time.
All YRDSB elementary schools, including Wilshire E.S., will be closed this Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7 due to strike action. There will be no school for students.
For those families who have ordered Kids’ Kitchen hot lunches for Thursday, Kids’ Kitchen will cancel all lunch orders.
This month’s School Council meeting is being rescheduled to Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 in the Wilshire Library. All parents are welcome.