At Wilshire this year, we are pleased to be partnering with TVOntario to support our students in their math education with two online platforms (see brochures below). MPower is an online game for students in K-6 that is based on the Ontario Curriculum and helps students develop their number sense and problem-solving skills in a fun and engaging way. All students from Grade 1 to 6 have been set up with an MPower account and password that can be used at school or at home. Contact your child’s teacher if your child has not brought home their username and password.
Mathify is a program for Grade 7-10 students that allows them to communicate with an online certified math teacher to support them with math homework. All Gr. 7 and 8 students have been provided with a Mathify account and have been shown how to use the program.
Please encourage your children to use these programs to help them develop their math skills and promote greater math achievement.
CUPE has announced that all employees will be returning to work on Monday, October 7. As a result, schools will be open to students and staff members and regular programming is expected to continue. Transportation services will be operating. Please contact your service provider regarding before and after programs.
We recognize that operations may be affected as we resume normal operations and appreciate your patience.
This is just a reminder of the School Council meeting tonight (Thursday, Oct. 3) at 7:00 PM in the Wilshire Library. All interested parents are welcome.
Picture Day is this Friday, October 4. Students will be taking individual and class photos on that day. We are working with a new photographer this year – Edge Imaging. You can sign up to see your photo proofs and order your photos at www.edgeimaging.ca/photoday . Edge Imaging uses a green screen technology to allow you to choose from a large variety of backgrounds. It is important that students do not wear green for their pictures or the technology will not work.
This is a reminder that due to CUPE job action, Elementary (SK-8) International and Indigenous Languages classes are postponed until further notice.
Please note that Credit International Languages classes for Grades 9 to 12 will continue as scheduled.
Please contact the International Languages office directly if you need further information at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 905-884-2046 Ext. 242 .
Updates will also be posted on yrdsb.ca. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
At this time, our ability to respond to the door buzzer at schools will be delayed. To avoid buzzer delays, we recommend sending lunches with your children instead of dropping them off. If it is necessary to drop off a lunch, we recommend coming between 12:20 and 12:35.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Student agendas have arrived for students in Gr. 1 to 5. These are important tools for students to help keep track of their assignments and to assist in communication between home and school. Agendas are for sale for $6. If you have not already purchased your agenda, please go to SchoolCash Online or send cash or cheque to the school.