Annual Fund Wraps-Up for 2016-17

On June 15, we had our 2016/17 Annual Fund wrap up celebration. Originally scheduled to be held in the Wenying Garden, the weather had other plans for us and we ended up celebrating in the Qin Boardroom here at YHS.

The night kicked off with appies and prosecco and a chance for all of our volunteers to catch up after such a busy term. Jennifer Galli welcomed guests and, with the help of some of our Board Members, Annual Fund volunteers and staff announced our Annual Fund total this year of $1,050,424 — $50,000 over our first $1,000,000 goal!

Head of School, Chantal Gionet, spoke about the important role that Annual Fund plays in the experiences of the girls and thanked all of our volunteers for putting in such a great effort this year.

After an evening of wine, food, and celebration, guests received a potted succulent to celebrate their hard work in “helping our school grow”.

For information about the Annual Fund, or to learn about joining the volunteer team, please contact Jennifer Galli at


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YHS Welcomes Grandparents and Grandpals

Grandparents and grandpals came to visit their Yorkies on our annual Grandparents’ Day.

The day started with a reception and refreshments in the Gail Ruddy Foyer, followed by a presentation in the theatre. Junior Head Girl Risa welcomed grandparents and shared what spending time with their grandparents means to the girls. Head of School, Chantal Gionet also welcomed grandparents and acknowledged the many who made a special trip, some from across the country, to be with us for this special day. Senior School Head Girl Maggie spoke on how much Grandparents’ Day has meant to her in her time at YHS. Grandparents were then treated to special performances from our String Ensemble, our Junior School Choirs (Gr. 3-6 and Gr. 3-4), and our vocal ensembles, Chorista, and Ragazza.

The rest of the day was spent touring the school and visiting classrooms. In the Junior School, the girls had a chance to show their grandparents special projects they have been working on. Shuttle buses also took grandparents to the Little School.

This special day is a wonderful way to honour Yorkie grandparents. Grandparents’ Day is one of our most cherished York House traditions and is held every spring.

See the photos from Grandparents’ Day:

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