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Early Dismissal June 28th

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.On Thursday, June 28, 2018, 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 28, 2018 only.Students will be dismissed early that day at 11:25 a.m.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.

Wesak

Wesak, is the most important festival of the year for the Buddhist community. It is the observance that commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Final Nirvana of the Buddha. Wesak falls on the full moon day of the fifth month of the year. This year Wesak falls on May 29th.
It is said that during the full moon of Taurus, Buddha descents from his high place to bestow spiritual blessings on the world. It is thought that at this time, great expansions of consciousness which are not possible at other times become possible, and that energies are transmitted that assist humanity in taking the next steps on the path of spiritual growth.
Wesak is celebrated in a number of ways around the world. There is often the ceremonial release of small creatures, such as birds or turtles, as a symbol of the Buddha's compassion for all things. A statue of the baby Buddha may be bathed in a ritual commemorating his birth. Dharma talks are given, often on the eight precepts (teachings of Buddhism), sinc…

Yorkhill Fun Fair

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Letter from the Director : Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why

May 24, 2018
DearYRDSBFamilies,
Asyoumaybeaware,seasontwooftheNetflixseries13ReasonsWhybecameavailableon NetflixMay18,2018.Asyoumayrecallfromourletterlastspring,theseriesdealswiththe difficult topicof suicide andother complexissues.Seasononeoutlinedthestoryof a17-year-old girlwhodiesbysuicide.Sheleavesbehindcassettetapesfor13peoplewhoseactionsshe perceivedasreasonswhyshekilledherself.Seasontwoexploresseveralotherdif