A Fun & Festive Food Bank Frenzy

This year, we had to reinvent our annual Food Bank Frenzy. With the help of Mr. Jackson, Ms. Green, our Grade 7 leaders, and myself, we came up with a fun and festive way to donate to the local Food Bank—a door decorating competition! For every two cans of food that students brought in, they were awarded a sheet of paper in their House Colour to add to their door. This year, our Yorkies, including the Little School, donated over 3,000 items to the Food Bank, tripling our usual donation size. We needed to order a second round of boxes because donations did not stop coming in. Once the Food Bank collected our items they weighed each box. York House collected 3,248 Ibs @ 2.62$/Ibs, for a grand total of $8,509.76. We crushed it this year! 

A big thank you to all who encouraged our students to support this worthwhile initiative, to those who helped organize the many aspects of this fabulous event, to our families that donated canned foods, and a special thank you to those who helped with the transfer of the many boxes to the Food Bank truck.

Monique Marcotte
Physical Education Teacher

Parents’ Association First-ever Ugly Holiday Sweater Challenge

Thank you to everyone who stepped up for the first-ever “YHS PA Ugly Holiday Sweater Challenge”, it was wonderful to see all your smiling faces and as you can see, the YHS spirit is strong and bright! We wish we could give everyone a prize for organizing their submissions, including Yorkie Grandparents, dancing Yorkies, and pet Yorkies! 

  • First prize goes to Aria B in Grade 2 for being the first to send in a picture!
  • Second prize randomly chosen goes to the Burdick family in SK!
  • Third prize also randomly chosen goes to Julia and Zoe C in Grade 9 and 10!

(Prizes will be delivered to the school when we are back in January)

We have loved hearing about—and attending—all the virtual events our awesome class parents have been hosting to keep us connected during this disconnected time. Big thanks and appreciation to Class Parents for their creativity and bravery for taking on this new challenge of hosting socials online. From adult wine tastings to family trivia nights, from painting parties to talent shows—oh my! And many charitable endeavours in the spirit of “Not for Ourselves Alone”. 

These are indeed challenging times but our Yorkie Community has stayed strong and for that we are grateful. 

We want to wish everyone a wonderful, safe and restful holiday break. 

From your YHS Parents’ Association – Leanne Chapman, Farrell Eckman, Tanya Mehta, Jocelyn McGowan, Garson Sam, Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit