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Wilshire Update!

Good Afternoon Wilshire Families!

Face-to Face learning at Wilshire will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  It is a Day 2.

I know that our dedicated staff at Wilshire are thrilled to be coming back to see all of our amazing students.

Here are a few items that I sent out yesterday, and a few more to help with the return to Wilshire:

  1. Tuesday November 8 – Wilshire IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF. This means that we will be back to face-to-face learning
  2. Lunch Extracurriculars continue this week.  We will make a plan with MYSA kids for the session that was missed today.  More information will be shared with families when confirmed.
  3. Pizza, Subs and KidsKitchen continue this week.
  4. Parent/Teacher interviews will proceed (in-person) on Thursday November 17 (evening) and Friday November 18 (morning; this is a PA Day for students).  If you are experiencing challenges with EDSBY, you can connect with your child’s HOMEROOM TEACHER to schedule an interview on either of those dates. If you would like to connect with one of your child’s prep teachers, please let your child’s teachers know so they coordinate with you. Any questions can be directed to the HOMEROOM TEACHER.

NEW INFORMATION

  1. Technology:  If you picked up a Chromebook this morning, please ensure that your child returns it to Wilshire ES outside the office, FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING.
  2. Town Hall:  Black families in York region are invited to a participate in a Town Hall Meeting hosted by Parents of Black Children on November 10, 2022 in Markham. For more information, please click here Town Hall Meeting for Parents of Black Children
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Important Information for Families

Good Evening Wilshire Families,

This important email update will help clarify the upcoming week at Wilshire ES:

  1. Monday November 7:  School is closed.  All learning continues asynchronously for all students.  Monday is Day 1 on the Cycle Day calendar.
  2. Technology distribution will begin at 11am until 2pm tomorrow (November 7).  If you require the use of a Chromebook, please come the “Request for Technology Google Form.”  Please DO NOT ARRIVE before 11am, as I require some time to gather the inventory in order to distribute.  The intent of loaning technology here is so students who may not have access to technology at home, may participate in online learning.
  3. Tuesday November 8:   Wilshire ES will remain closed, UNLESS DIRECTED OTHERWISE.  As new information emerges, I will continue to share emails with you to keep you as up-to-date as possible.  On Tuesday November 8, and onward, learning will be synchronous.  All teachers will be connecting with students and their families regarding the format for learning, and Google Classroom information.  If you are unclear about what this means, please reach out to your child’s teachers via email or EDSBY.  They will not be able to access phone messages, as Wilshire is closed.
  4. The leaders of our extracurricular lunch programs will reach out to participants with directions on how the programs will proceed, or be delayed until a return to Wilshire.
  5. Pizza lunches (Tuesday), Sub lunches (Wednesday) and KidsKitchen (Friday):  If you have paid for these programs, we will be announcing how we will extend the lunch program so that your child will still receive what you’ve paid for.  Please continue to check your email for updates.

There are likely a lot of questions at this time.  Please continue to stay connected with your child’s teachers.  If you require assistance, please reach out to me via email as we have limited access to phones.

Stay well.  We look forward to continuing our partnership with you throughout the 2022-2023 school year, regardless of where we learn with and from one another.

Hope you have enjoyed the sunshine this weekend.

Janine

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Request for Technology

Hello Wilshire Families,

With news of the continued closure of schools for in-person learning due to the CUPE strike, preparations are now underway to prepare technology for families who require a computer. Below is an outline of the process for distribution.

Should you require a computer, please do the following:

  1. Please complete the Wilshire Request for Student Technology Google Form. 
  2. Throughout Monday morning, technology will be gathered and prepared for families who have completed the request google form.
  3. Pick-up times for technology will be between 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please ring the bell at the front door and you will be let in to the main office. 

NOTE: For intermediate students and students who have SEA equipment, they are welcome to stop by the school during this time to pick up their equipment from their lockers and learning space. They also will enter and exit the building through the front door.

Please note the following important information items:

  • Any technology handed out to families is to be returned immediately upon our return to in-person learning.
  • Monday, November 7th will be an Asynchronous learning day. Teachers will email out learning for students to participate in and teaching staff will be available to families/students upon request.
  • If CUPE strike continues, synchronous learning will begin on Tuesday, November 8th and will continue until students return to school

Thank you.

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Important Notice

Schools Closed to Students Friday, November 4, 2022

Due to Canadian Union of Public Employees’ Protest

Notice has been provided by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) that all union members will hold a province-wide political protest on November 4, 2022.

Please note that, on Friday, November 4, 2022, all schools will be closed to students. Transportation services are also cancelled for the day (including busing, taxi services, etc.).

You must make alternate arrangements for your children on Friday, November 4, 2022.

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Wilshire School Council

Our November School Council meeting is Wednesday, November 2rd at 7:00pm. We will be meeting virtual through Microsoft Teams. The link has been shared below. All families are welcome to join us!

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 260 583 306 879
Passcode: DwTF8T

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Today’s Reminders

This morning is our Walk for Wenjack. Students, please remember to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes. As we walk through the community, we will be remembering the brave story of Chanie Wenjack. Our time of reflection is an act of reconcilation.

Tonight is the deadline for our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Families are invited to carve a pumpkin, take a picture and upload it to wilshirepumpkins@gmail.com.  There are great prizes to be won!  You don’t want to miss out on this fun.  Get your submission in tonight!

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From the Office

Hello Wilshire Families,

This autumn sunshine is truly wonderful. We trust you are taking the time to enjoy the changing colours on the trees while the weather is warm. We would like to welcome back Ms. Raso to Wilshire ES, as the Gr. 4/5 teacher.  Thank you to Mr. Kim who has been filling in during her leave.  

Please note a few important reminders:

Our Wilshire School Council has organized some wonderful events through the month of October. Thursday is the deadline for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest submission!

Monday, October 31 is our Wilshire Fall Dance.

  • Students and staff are invited to dress in fall colours or a costume. Please remember that children are not permitted to wear full masks or bring in weapons or toy/replica weapons as part of their costume.
  • Throughout the day, students will be coming to the dance in the multi-purpose room.
  • Snacks & drinks will be for sale for $2 and $3. Please do not send snacks to share with the whole class.

Lunch Extracurriculars: Please note registration deadlines for the programs are this week. Please contact the office should you have any questions.

Monday 

  • Music & Movement JK/SK/Gr. 1, by MYSA Deadline: October 25
  • Glee Club Gr. 2 – 8 by MYSA (Drama & Singing) Deadline: October 25

Tuesday 

  • Drawing Classes for Students Gr. 1 – 5, by Young Rembrandts Deadline: October 28

Wednesday 

  • Mad Science for Gr. 1 – 6 Deadline: October 28

Thursday

  • Zoga Gr. 1 – 4 by MYSA Deadline: October 25

Hot Lunches

Kids Kitchen will provide hot lunches to our students every FRIDAY.  Place your orders at www.kidskitchen.ca. Orders can be placed online until 10:00am the previous day! Subway sandwiches are on WEDNESDAYs. Orders can be made and paid through http://www.healthyhunger.ca by Friday at midnight for the following week. Gino’s Pizza is on TUESDAYs. Orders can be made and paid through www.healthyhunger.ca by Thursday at midnight for the following week.

York Region Public Health Dental Screening: Please see the letter (attachment to email) with information for families about the upcoming November 24th Dental Screening Information.

ON THE HORIZON…

Monday, October 24 – Municipal Elections at Wilshire ES

Thursday, October 27 – Pumpkin Carving Contest Submission Due Date

Thursday, October 27 – Walk for Wenjack

Monday, October 31 – Fall Spirit Day & Dance! (wear your favourite fall colours or costume)

Tuesday, November 1 – Parents invited to Parent Teacher Interview Scheduler through EDSBY

Wednesday, November 2 – School Council Meeting

Friday, November 11 – Remembrance Day Assembly

Monday, November 14 – EDSBY Parent Teacher Interview Scheduler closed

Tuesday, November 15 – Gr. 8 Open House at Westmount CI

November 13 – 18 – Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

Thursday, November 17 – Parent Teacher Interviews (evening)

Friday, November 18 – PA Day (Parent Teacher Interviews)