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Important Upcoming Dates

June is here and we have many exciting things to look forward to over the next month. Please note:

  • June 2nd – PA Day – no school for students
  • June 7th – School Council Meeting (please note the change in date)
  • June 16th – Grades 4 – 8 Track & Field Event at Wilshire
  • June 17th – Grades 4 – 8 Track & Field Event (Rain day)
  • June 22nd – Grade 8 Graduation
  • June 30th – Last day of school

Additional Notes:

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From the Office

Happy Friday Wilshire! Please find important information as we enter the first week of June.

Class Placement Input

Today is the last day for families to share their input as we begin planning for the 2022-2023 school year. This survey allows your voice to be considered in this process. If you would like to provide input into your child’s placement, please complete this Student Class Placement Parent Survey by May 27th, 2022. Please ensure that you complete a separate form for each child. Thank you for partnering with us in this important task.

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
https://yrdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/91287157771?pwd=aW4zT2NDL3FKWERUcnE5V0NpWmhTZz09

Meeting ID: 912 8715 7771
Passcode: 123

Dial +1 647 374 4685 Canada

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.

Joyful June is Just Around the Corner!

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 wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca for more information

REGISTER HERE!

2022 YRDSB Summer Learning Programs 

Available During the summer, YRDSB continues to offer credit and non-credit summer school program opportunities for elementary, secondary and adult students. Registration is now open for the following programs: 

Elementary Credit and Non-Credit Programs:  

YRDSB Seeks Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee Members

Parent, Family and Community Advisory Committee (PEAC) is currently accepting applications for members. PEAC supports, encourages and enhances parent engagement at the Board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. It represents the collective voice of parents who have children attending public schools in York Region. 

Interested parents/guardians and community members are invited to submit an online application form by June 15, 2022 or can request a copy of the form by emailing leadership.development.engagement@yrdsb.ca or calling 905-727-0022 ext. 3650.

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Thank you!

Thank you to our Wilshire community for letting us know that there is a tree that has come down in front of the school after the thunder storm yesterday. We have notified Plant Services and hope that it will be removed before school starts on Tuesday. They are responding to a number of similar situations around YRDSB, so we do have an alternative plan, should the tree still be there on Tuesday morning. Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!

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From the Office!

As we head into a long weekend we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our families a safe and happy weekend! We hope you are able to take time to unplug from technology and enjoy some outdoor time.

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

Discover Kindergarten Event

This past Tuesday, our Kindergarten team hosted our new to Wilshire Kindergarten students who will be starting in September. It was wonderful to see our littlest learners explore the interactive learning spaces and connect with families!

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 wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca for more information

Hot Lunches!

Subs, KidsKitchen and now Pizza are available for families to order for their child. Please check your email to place orders through Healthy Hunger.

EQAO Gr. 3 & 6

We have scheduled our dates for EQAO for grades 3 and 6 students.  EQAO is a provincial assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  This year the assessment will be an e-assessment.  Our assessments have been scheduled for May 24 – May 30th for our Grade 6 students and June 1 – June 7th for our Grade 3 students. If you have any questions please connect with your child’s homeroom teacher.

Class Placement Input

As we plan ahead for the 2022-2023 school year, we will soon be placing students into classes. Balancing the needs of all students is not an easy task. Placement decisions are made by a team of staff who know your child, their learning strengths and needs, and their peer relationships.

We value the input from parents/guardians. This survey allows your voice to be considered in this process. If you would like to provide input into your child’s placement, please complete this Student Class Placement Parent Survey by May 27th, 2022. Please ensure that you complete a separate form for each child. Thank you for partnering with us in this important task.

Gr. 8 Graduation Trip and Ceremony

Our Grade 8 Graduation Ceremony and Celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022!  We are looking forward to celebrating with our Gr. 8 graduates and families.

YRDSB Seeks Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee Members

Parent, Family and Community Advisory Committee (PEAC) is currently accepting applications for members. PEAC supports, encourages and enhances parent engagement at the Board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. It represents the collective voice of parents who have children attending public schools in York Region.  Interested parents/guardians and community members are invited to submit an online application form by June 15, 2022 or can request a copy of the form by emailing leadership.development.engagement@yrdsb.ca or calling 905-727-0022 ext. 3650.

REGISTER HERE!

Website                                         Membership
Click HERE to take the survey!

Parent/Family Workshops

York Hills is offering a number of parent/caregiver webinars. Please see below for a list in order of date and a link to the webinar information and registration. 

Genuine Connection – The Teen Edition

May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #1 – Raising Responsible Teenagers

June 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Children and Restorative Sleep

June 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #2 – Raising Competent Teenagers

June 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Plugged In

June 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children/Youth Living with ASD

June 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #3 – Getting Teenagers Connected

June 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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From the Office

What an incredible week as we welcomed X-Movement to Wilshire for some team activities, fitness, dance and reflection! We were also thrilled to host Paul Davis who informed us of incredible facts and tips to our junior and intermediate students on internet safety. We will be sharing a follow-up email with resources to our families.

Sun Safety

With the arrival of warmer weather, please ensure to send your child to school each day with:

  • A refillable water bottle
  • A hat and/or sunscreen
  • A change of clothers, or clothing for hot temperatures

Planning for 2022 – 2023

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

Discover Kindergarten Event

We are also hosting our Discover Kindergarten Event on May 17th.  This event is taking place from 3:30 – 5:10pm for all our new FDK families.  If your child is starting Kindergarten with us next year we are looking forward to meeting them on Tuesday.  Please contact the office if you haven’t already signed up for your time slot!

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 wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca for more information.

Class Placement Input

As we plan ahead for the 2022-2023 school year, we will soon be starting the class placement process for our students. We invite parent/guardian input into this process. Please note specific teachers may not be requested and that final decisions regarding placement will be made by the school team.  You have received a survey link through your email. Please complete the form by Friday, May 27th. Please ensure that you complete a separate form for each child. Thank you for partnering with us in this important task.

EQAO Gr. 3 & 6

We have scheduled our dates for EQAO for grades 3 and 6 students.  EQAO is a provincial assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  This year the assessment will be an e-assessment.  Our assessments will take place from May 25 through to June 10th.  If you have any questions please connect with your child’s homeroom teacher.

Gr. 8 Graduation Ceremony

Save the date! Our Gr. 8 Graduation Ceremony and Celebration will take place on Wednesday, June 22th, 2022! We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with our Gr. 8 students and families. 

2022 YRDSB Summer Learning Programs 

Available During the summer, YRDSB continues to offer credit and non-credit summer school program opportunities for elementary, secondary and adult students. 

Registration is now open for the following programs: 

Elementary Credit and Non-Credit Programs:  

Screening

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 www.york.ca/safeatschool. 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.

Parent/Family Workshops

York Hills is offering a number of parent/caregiver webinars. Please see below for a list in order of date and a link to the webinar information and registration. 

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviours (focusing on youth 12 and up)

May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Understanding and Managing Sensory Sensitivity with ASD

May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Genuine Connection – The Teen Edition

May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #1 – Raising Responsible Teenagers

June 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Children and Restorative Sleep

June 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #2 – Raising Competent Teenagers

June 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Plugged In

June 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children/Youth Living with ASD

June 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #3 – Getting Teenagers Connected

June 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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From the Office

May is here and the beautiful promise of new growth! Our Meaninful May Challenge begins on Monday at Wilshire and we encourage our families to use these prompts to find the joys around us.

X-Movement is Coming to Wilshire!

We are thrilled to share that X-Movement is coming to Wilshire on May 9, 10 and 12th! That’s right, for three days, they will be engaging our students with high energy activities to increase self-awareness and teach coping skills to help them find their extraordinary selves through movement, dance, art, writing and more!

Social Media & Internet Safety Workshops

Paul Davis will be joining us at Wilshire and facilitating assemblies for our junior and intermediate students on the topic of Social Media and Internet Safety on May 11th. Some of you may have joined us for his family information session in November in partnership with Ventura Park Public School! Mr. Davis brings his experiences and wisdom to engaging and highly relevant presentations for our students. You can find more information about Mr. Davis at https://socialnetworkingsafety.net/sample-page/

Popcorn & Cookies!

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, our grade 8 students are selling popcorn & cookies at morning recess for $2.

Lunch Programs!

We are pleased to share that pizza and sub lunches are coming to Wilshire. Our office team are putting final details together. Keep your eyes out for more infromation this week through your email.

Students Moving or Leaving Wilshire ES

To help us plan for September, if you are moving out of the area or your child(ren) will not be returning to Wilshire for the 2022-23 school year, please inform the office by email at wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca

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 wilshire.es@yrdsb.ca for more information. Our Discover Kindergarten Event is May 17th. For new families coming to Kindergarten in September, please contact the Wilshire Office for more information.

YRPH COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures Message for Families

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 www.york.ca/safeatschool. 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.

2022 YRDSB Summer Learning Programs 

Available During the summer, YRDSB continues to offer credit and non-credit summer school program opportunities for elementary, secondary and adult students. Registration is now open for the following Elementary Credit and Non-Credit Programs:  

PEAC Regional Symposium – Registration is Open for May 4th!

The Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee(PEAC) and Leadership Development and Engagement team are pleased to announce the return of the annual PEAC Regional Symposium. Parent Voice Matters!

DATE: May 4, 2022

TIME: 7pm to 9pm

LOCATION: Virtual

The theme for 2022 will continue to focus on successful strategies for improved parent engagement. Register now! https://www2.yrdsb.ca/peac-regional-symposium-registration-open

This year’s PEAC Regional Symposium will be guided by the Director’s Action Plan (DAP) and its fourth goal which commits the YRDSB to build trust and collaborative relationships with  students, families and staff through respectful and responsive communication focused on shared  solutions. 

Parent/Family Workshops

York Hills is offering a number of parent/caregiver webinars. Please see below for a list in order of date and a link to the webinar information and registration. 

CMHW 2022: Mindful Compassion (tackling parental burnout)

May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CMHW 2022: Mindful Compassion

CMHW 2022: Words and Wellness

May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CMHW 2022: Words and Wellness

CMHW 2022: Embracing The Rainbow

May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CMHW 2022: Embracing The Rainbow

CMHW 2022: Building Resiliency Within Families

May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

CMHW 2022: Building Resiliency Within Families

CMHW 2022: Finding Satisfaction and Validation in Parenting

May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

CMHW 2022: Finding Satisfaction and Validation in Parenting

Healthy Self-Esteem

May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Healthy Self-Esteem

Many Faces of Anxiety

May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Many Faces of Anxiety

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviours (focusing on youth 12 +)

May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviours

Understanding and Managing Sensory Sensitivity with ASD

May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Understanding and Managing Sensory Sensitivity with ASD

Genuine Connection – The Teen Edition

May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Genuine Connection – The Teen Edition

Teen Triple P Seminar #1 – Raising Responsible Teenagers

June 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #1 – Raising Responsible Teenagers

Children and Restorative Sleep

June 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Children and Restorative Sleep

Teen Triple P Seminar #2 – Raising Competent Teenagers

June 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #2 – Raising Competent Teenagers

Plugged In

June 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Plugged In

Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children/Youth Living with ASD

June 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children/Youth Living with ASD

Teen Triple P Seminar #3 – Getting Teenagers Connected

June 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Teen Triple P Seminar #3 – Getting Teenagers Connected

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PEAC Regional Symposium – Registration is Open!

The Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee(PEAC) and Leadership Development and Engagement team are pleased to announce the return of the annual PEAC Regional Symposium. Parent Voice Matters!

DATE: May 4, 2022

TIME: 7pm to 9pm

LOCATION: Virtual

The theme for 2022 will continue to focus on successful strategies for improved parent engagement.

This year’s PEAC Regional Symposium will be guided by the Director’s Action Plan (DAP) and its fourth goal which commits the YRDSB to build trust and collaborative relationships with  students, families and staff through respectful and responsive communication focused on shared  solutions. 

REGISTER HERE

Submit form to register for PEAC Regional Symposium. Registration closes April 27, 2022.