Pizza Lunch

Dear Parents,
We are really short on volunteers and could some extra hands to be sure all the kids at St. Andrew’s receive their pizza lunch in plenty of time for them to enjoy their lunch hour.
If you are able to volunteer, please email Amanda Cepler at .  We will meet in the foyer outside the cafeteria at 11:10am.  Please be sure to sign in as a Visitor at the office first.
Thank you very much,
St. Andrew’s Parent Council

Grade 8 Families

Dear families of Windfields and St. Andrew’s:

As you may know, the optional attendance status for schools across the TDSB is reviewed on an annual basis.  Space availability is the main factor in determining the optional attendance status for each school, which is measured using the school’s utilization rate and projected enrolment.  York Mills CI is currently at 116% utilization, and as such, we have been informed that the optional attendance status for York Mills CI will be Closed for 2019-20.   This means that we will not be accepting Optional Attendance applications, as we have in previous years.  Any new students wishing to attend York Mills in 2019-20 are required to reside within the York Mills CI attendance area.  Please know that it is with sincere regret that we cannot accept students from outside this boundary for the 2019/20 school year. Existing students at York Mills CI who reside outside of the school’s attendance area will be allowed to remain at York Mills CI until graduation.



Jennifer Chan




St. Andrew’s Sizzle

Arts Showcase

What an incredible night it was! We are so proud of all of our students who participated in such an amazing event! We had hundreds of students performing on December 5th and we have so much to celebrate! A special thank you to Mr. Corbett, Ms. Lo & Ms. Fair for preparing our students to perform and a huge thank you to all of our staff who supported this wonderful night!

Thank you to our School Council for organizing the event! Having so many volunteers pull this event together meant so much to all of us!

Activity Day

Activity Day registrations are a success! If you have not yet signed up for your program choice, please do so quickly as spaces are filling up! All activity choices are available at School Cash Online.

Dates on the Horizon

 December 12 – Pizza Lunch

December 18 – Bake Sale by Grade 6s (proceeds go to Plan Canada)

December 19 – Festive Wear Day

December 20 – Locker Cleanout

December 21 – Last Day of School for 2018

January 7 – First day back at school for 2019

Activity Day Update

By now you have all received the booklet about our exciting Winter Activity Days! We are hopeful that all students are eager to participate.

Due to popular demand we will be opening more spots in Space Invaders, on Tuesday morning! Sign up as soon as you can to guarantee your child’s spot!

Also, please note that the School Based Activity has been opened up to new applicants as well!

Looking forward to building great memories!

Scorpion Sizzle – November 30, 2018

Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra

Today our Grade 7s and 8s went off to see an incredible performance. They had the opportunity to share in a Concert done just for students, where brass powerhouse Jens Lindemann performed for the audience! Jens is the first classical trumpet player to receive the prestigious Order of Canada award. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity for our students!


Officer Spivak

Officer Spivak came to speak to various classes throughout the school. She spoke to the students about thinking before reacting or participating in a conversation on cell phones. Officer Spivak spoke to students about taking a pause before writing anything. She reminded the students of all the safe adults they can go to for assistance in any different situations.

Officer Spivak will be returning in December to meet with the remainder of our classes and students.


Ladies & Gentlemen – Boys & Girls

This week we brought in an amazing performance, with some of the activity fees that you paid at the beginning of the year. The Roseneath Theatre came in and put on the play Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, for all of our Grade 6 & 7 students. There will be a different performance coming for the Grade 8s in the new year.

This performance reminded us how to be a friend to those who are struggling with their own identity. Children will be continuing these conversations in their classrooms with their teachers.


Here is a link to the performance trailer:

Activity Day

As you all know today our Activity Day announcement went live! Please see the e-mail from School Cash Online that went out this morning.

Students will be bringing home Activity Day packages at the end of school day today.

Our hope is that each student participates in this amazing event. In the Activity Day package you will see that we are offering this amazing opportunity for 2 days in the winter of 2019.

Remember to ask your child for the package, when they walk in the door this afternoon!

Quebec City

Thank you to the many families who came out to learn about the Quebec City Graduation Excursion, for our Grade 8s. It was wonderful to see so many children with their parents, hearing the same information at the same time.

Each Grade 8 student has received a package with all of the information needed to book the excursion.

We have great news! We have added the ability to sign up via School Cash Online! All dates, and the payment plan are noted on that site.

Please note if you are opting into the Insurance offered by Edu Travel – that fee must be paid separately by cheque (made out to EduTravel Inc.) and submitted by December 12th, 2018.

Dates on the Horizon

December 5 – Music Night – 6:30 pm

December 7 – PA Day – no school for students

December 12 – Pizza Lunch

December 18 – Bake Sale by Grade 6s (proceeds go to Plan Canada)

December 20 – Locker Cleanout

December 21 – Last Day of School for 2018

January 7 – First day back at school for 2019