Oct 16-20

Reminder: Friday October 20 is a PA Day

Teachers will be engaged in professional development. No school for students.

Markham Coffee Chat with Trustee





From our trustee:
Dear Markham families,You’re invited to a coffee chat. Join us for an opportunity to meet with your local Trustee Billy Pang and Board Chair Loralea Carruthers to discuss issues that matter to you. Refreshments will be served.

WHAT Markham Coffee Chat
WHEN October 19, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WHERE Unionville High School 201 Town Centre Blvd, Unionville, Ontario
WHO Trustee Billy Pang, Board Chair Loralea Carruthers

If you have questions, please contact (905) 727-0022 ext. 2272
or communications@yrdsb.ca


Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights is celebrated starting Wednesday, October 18th.  Diwali (short for Deepavali, meaning ‘line of lamps’), also known as the Festival of Lights is a Hindu, Sikh, and Jain festival that originated in India. It celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

A Message from our School Council:
Sub Lunches

Once again, there will be Sub lunches available on Fridays of each school week. The menu choices for this term are Ham, Turkey, Salami and Veggie.  Payment and Sub menu selection can me made online at https://schoolcashonline.com

School Crossing Guard Needed80377091

A school grossing guard position to available, to start immediately. The hours are 8:40-9:10am and 3:40-4:10pm. This is a paid position, please contact Mrs. Khan in the office at (289) 746.3276

This week at Beckett’s Farmers Market!

When: Every morning recess
Cost: 25 Cents
What: This week we will offer apples, pears, and mini cucumbers.  Please visit Beckett’s Farmers Market!

Dental Screening October 16-18

York Region Public Health dental staff will be providing dental screening and referral for children in “even” Grades (JK, SK, 2, 4, 6, 8)  in your school on Oct 16,17,18/2017.  Children in “odd” Grades may arrange dental screening via public health. Additional information available here.

Hot Lunch Program Starts October 16

We are pleased to announce that we will be starting our hot lunch program effective Monday October 16th. We will be offering this program on Mondays and Thursdays. Our provider this year will be Kids Kitchen. Please see the attached link if you would like to sign your child up. Should you have any questions please contact the office.

Thursday October 19: Spirit Day! Wear Purple!

October 19, 2017 is Spirit Day. It is an annual day in October when millions of North Americans wear purple to show their support for LGBTQ youth and to take a stand against bullying. Students, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals, celebrities and parents wear purple to send a message that LGBTQ youth are to be celebrated and respected for who they are. We encourage students to wear purple on October 19 to show your support for anti-bullying and to honour individuality! Thank you!


Islamic Heritage Month

In recognition of Islamic Heritage Month, parents, guardians and students grades 1 to 8 are invited to participate in a free Art History Workshop (October 18, 19, 23) facilitated by the Aga Khan Museum. Please see attached flyer.

Principal’s Tea Starting October 25th

Please join us starting next Wednesday October 25 at 3:00-3:30pm for our Principal’s Tea. This is an opportunity to hear about school happenings, ask questions and network with other parents. We will alternate between mornings and afternoons for the remainder of the school year.

Picture Day is October 27

Grade 7 Vaccinations October 27

Grade 7 HPV & HEP B vaccinations will occur Friday October 27th in the afternoon. Parent letter and required consent form (PDF) available here.

Unionville High School Arts Program

Information Session: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Seats must be reserved by calling Flato Markham Theatre Box Office at: 905-305-7469 (after October 1).

On-line Application Opens: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Application Deadline:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (guaranteed audition).
Auditions: January 25 – January 31, 2018