Don’t Forget … Beach Day ahead!


Our Student Leadership Team wants to remind everyone that tomorrow (Thursday, January 17th) is Beach Day!

Please help spread some much needed sunshine!   Wear sunglasses and sun hats … bring towels, sand toys and a beach ball … and most of all, bring your smiles!  Students can even bring in flip flops or Crocs for photographs, but we’d ask they still have regular indoor and outdoor shoes, too.  Let’s bring some warmth back to the Winter!

Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020

Kindergarten registration for September 2019 begins January 18 for the 2019-20 school year.  This year, our school is excited to be one of the pilot schools in the Board offering online registration for Kindergarten.  Children who turn four or five years old during 2019, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for Kindergarten.

If you, or someone you know, is registering a child for Kindergarten at our school, you can access the online registration information at Please note that for this pilot, a laptop or desktop computer is strongly recommended, rather than a mobile device.

Families are still welcome to register in person in the school office.  Registration forms are available on the Board’s website at

Spirit Day Ahead!

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Our Student Leadership Team wants to share with everyone that our next Spirit Day of the Year will be held next week.  They officially declare Thursday, January 17th Beach Day!

All staff and students are invited to spread some Summer cheer in the midst of the January!  Sunglasses, sun hats, towels and sand toys are all welcome.  Students can even bring in flip flops or Crocs for photographs, but we’d ask they still have regular indoor and outdoor shoes, too.  Let’s bring our sunniest smiles and bring some warmth back to the Winter!

Message from Our Trustee

Happy 2019! I hope your holiday season was festive, and your vacation restful. I like to welcome this season with renewed enthusiasm, seeing it as a time for reflection at the year ahead, building upon our accomplishments of the past.

I am honoured to not only serve as your trustee, but also as Budget Chair, where I will work tirelessly to ensure that resources are directed to areas that best serve students and the continual improvement of public education. We have exciting initiatives in the works. The new Board of Trustees is filled with a varied set of skills and experience, driven to bring forward innovative ideas to York Region District School Board.

Schools are our children’s home away from home; in recent months I’ve had the opportunity to visit our schools, and see the wonderful work being done by our teachers and staff members. I’ve spoken with parents and teachers about ways we can collectively improve educational outcomes and support the priorities in the Trustees’ Multi-Year Strategic Plan:

  • Foster well-being and mental health
  • Build collaborative relationships
  • Champion equity and inclusivity
  • Empower ethical leadership

In the upcoming months, I will continue to engage with principals, School Councils, parents and students about our journey ahead. Each and every individual’s insights are invaluable to strengthening our education system, and I look forward to achieving our goals together.

I’m always happy to hear your thoughts – and you can join the conversation on Twitter @david4thornhill.

Warmest regards,

David Sherman
Trustee, Markham Ward 1 – Vaughan Ward 5

Autism Information Night

We’d like to share with our community information about an upcoming Autism Information Night being offered at Willowbrook Public School.  Sharon Terner from the Ontario Autism Program will be providing information to parents about services available to them from the program as well as additional support organizations.

The session will be held on January 23rd, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Willowbrook Public School (45 Willowbrook Road, Thornhill).  There is no cost to participate.  Please view the attached flyer for more details.