Congratulations to all of our Junior and Intermediate Track and Field athletes who represented Wilshire at the Area Meets this week. Both days were amazing and we saw plenty of hard work and determination from our students. A special congratulations to all of our athletes who made it to the Finals in their events and to A.J., Noam, Annette, Alex B., Matthew M. and Jonah for making it all the way to the Regional Finals next Wednesday. A big thank you to Mr. Best for all of his work to coach the team and to Ms. Jackson, Mr. Campoli, Ms. Acevedo and Mr. Vosburg for their assistance at the meets.
We want to welcome back Ms. Keslassy, who is returning from her maternity leave. Ms. Keslassy will be taking over the Grade 6 class. Thank you to Mr. Campoli who has been doing a fantastic job as Grade 6 teacher during Mrs. Keslassy’s absence. Luckily, we will continue to keep Mr. Campoli at Wilshire for the next two weeks as he will be filling in for Ms. Pintzov during a short leave of absence.
Friday, June 7 is Pajama Day at Wilshire. Students are encouraged to be comfortable and wear their pajamas to celebrate the arrival of warm weather and our final month of the school year!
Due to scheduling conflicts this Thursday, our final Wilshire School Council meeting of the year will be Monday, June 17 at 7:00 in the Library. Everyone is welcome. We will be debriefing the Spring Carnival, and discussing Student Planners and Lice Checks.
All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being. On Thursday, June 27, 2019, 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 27, 2019 only. At Wilshire, students will be dismissed early that day at 11:55. Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused 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.
This is a reminder that Monday, June 3 is a P.A. Day which means no school for students. Teachers will be working on Assessment and Evaluation related to the end of the year Report Cards. We will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, June 4, which will be a Day 5 on our 5 Day Cycle.
As we near the end of the school year, this is a good time to celebrate your child’s learning and achievements throughout the year. Supporting the growth of our students is a partnership with families and communities, and I want to thank you for all that you do to help strengthen our schools and support your child’s education.
Over these past months, I’ve had the chance to meet many of you at our events, join you at school councils and listen to your ideas and input. I look forward to continuing to build relationships with families over the summer months and in the 2019-2020 school year. As we go into the summer, I invite you to explore the many summer learning programs we offer for our students. I hope that whatever you have planned, you have a safe and enjoyable summer.
I would also like to offer a special congratulations to the graduating class of 2019. We wish you all the very best as you embark on this exciting new chapter in your lives. We look forward to welcoming back all of our new and returning families in the fall.
Trustee, Markham Ward 1 – Vaughan Ward 5
Tomorrow, Thursday, is “Raptors Day” at Wilshire. Students and staff are encouraged to show their support for the hometown team by wearing Raptors apparel to school on Thursday. Students who don’t have Raptors apparel can also participate by wearing red and white. Show your team spirit on Thursday. Go Raptors!!
We are hoping for an evening of great weather this Thursday evening for our Spring Carnival. If the weather does not cooperate and it is raining, we still hold the event on the same day and time but will be moving all of our activities indoors. This will ensure that we are still able to provide the same planned activities, including our bouncy castles and petting zoo, but indoors. See you on Thursday, May 30 from 5:30-8:30, rain or shine!