Day of Giving: Thank You

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Day of Giving—students, staff, parents, grandparents, and alumnae all came together to celebrate how great it is to be a Yorkie!

Our very first Day of Giving was one filled with energy, excitement, and enthusiasm. Please take a look at some highlights from this day.

We are truly grateful for the generosity of our two matching donors who helped to inspire others within our community to participate.

With the incredible support of our community, we received  214 gifts totalling $214,769 on this day alone. We still have until the end of June to reach our final goal of $800,000 for our Annual Giving campaign. If you still wish to donate online to help us reach our goal, please visit yorkhouse.ca/donate or simply drop by the school.

On behalf of all Yorkies, we wish to thank you for your support!

Book Illustrator Ashley Barron Visits the Grade 2s and 3s

On the morning of May 8th, illustrator Ashley Barron worked with our Grade 2s and 3s in the Junior Learning Commons. Ashley has illustrated several children’s picture books including the Math in Nature series, Kyle Goes Alone, Up! and Birthdays Around the World.

To begin, Ashley explained to the students what an illustrator does, and the tools she uses to create her illustrations. The girls were fascinated with her colourful works of art and the process of how they become illustrations in a book.

Ashely chose one of her illustrations, a pond scene, as inspiration for a special activity for the girls. After a quick paper collage demo, the girls used colourful sheets of paper, scissors, and glue sticks to create their own shapes: plants and animals you would see from above a pond. At the very end, a piece of blue fabric was placed on the floor to act as the pond, and the girls placed their plants and creatures on it to create their very own pond scene.