W. H. Day Elementary School

Always Caring, Always Learning, W. H. Day.

Filed Under (General) by on April 15, 2014

Learn about the 6 building blocks for success, including how to help your children learn to treat others with respect, be considerate, independent, good problem-solvers, and have good communication skills and healthy self-esteem.

The seminar is free and includes supper, but you must register. Pizza is served at 6:00 pm. The seminar runs from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Free childcare is provided for children between 4 and 10 years of age.

Register by calling the school at 905.775.9691. Meet other parents & pick up a few tips to help you with parenting while your children enjoy their pizza and fun activities in the gym!


Filed Under (General) by on April 13, 2014

summer-schoolThe Preparatory Program in summer school is where students can improve their Numeracy skills in an interactive and engaging environment.  Students entering grades 7, 8, or 9 in September 2014 may be interested in attending summer school in order to prepare for the up-coming school year.  The program runs Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, August 11-22, 2013.  Summer school sites are established in six locations throughout the county and limited busing is available.

 Please visit www.student.scdsb.on.ca to access the online registration tool or contact your child’s teacher or school administrative staff for registration forms and information.  You can also contact your local learning centre or visit www.thelearningcentres.com for more information.

Filed Under (General) by on April 12, 2014

Some of our FDK classes recently paid a visit to Zehrs in Bradford to learn about healthy eating.  The Zehr’s dietician took the classes on a tour of the store, a scavenger hunt in the produce department and seeing real, live lobsters!  They finished the tour with a healthy snack of veggies and dip before heading back to school.  Many thanks to Zehrs for having us visit.



We have many things to be thankful for at W. H. Day….but most of all for a caring and sharing school community.  Today we held our Shave for the Brave fundraiser for YACC (Young Adult Cancer Canada), and raised over $15,000 to help young adults battling cancer.  Over 40 students and parents took part, and either were shaved bald or had lengths of their hair cut off. Mayor Doug White was on hand to offer his support to the shavers, as was Supt. John Legere, and two time cancer survivor and actor Peter Laneas emceed the event.   Well done W. H. Day!

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Filed Under (Fundraisers) by on April 1, 2014

img03This Friday, April 4, our Shave for the Brave will take place in our gym.  Here are some fun facts about our campaign:

  • we  have 43 people signed up to shave
  • 14 are female students (3 are going bald!)
  • 6 are parents
  • 5 shavers are from Mme. Martini’s class, making them the ‘bravest’ class
  • W. H. Day currently ranks 4th. on the all schools leaderboard for money raised  AND
  • the best fact of all……..we have reached our goal of $10,000 in pledges

Shaving will take place in our gym, and classes will be attending to support students in their classes…..there will also be activities in our foyer, such as sales of Shave for the Brave toques and a bake sale!  

Friday will be an exciting day at our school!

Filed Under (General) by on March 27, 2014

earth hourOn Saturday,  March 29th at 8:30 p.m., millions of people across the world are switching off lights for one hour – to celebrate their commitment to the planet.  On Friday, March 28, W. H. Day will do our part by switching off the lights in the school for 1 hour, from 1:35 to 2:35.  We’re doing our part….will you do yours?       

Filed Under (General) by on March 22, 2014

Our grade 1-6 students were introduced to the sport of curling this week by Capital One Rocks and Rings School program. Not only did they learn how to “sweep”, they learned about many of the technical aspects of curling such as the name and type of shots that can be made, scoring, and strategies for rock placement in the house. A wonderful learning opportunity about a growing sport!

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Filed Under (General) by on March 21, 2014

The annual Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program’s cardboard boat races were held Thursday at the Innisfil YMCA.

The program teaches students team work, problem solving, communication, and creativity—skills that are essential for success in the trades.

Teams of four students get two hours to build a boat using cardboard, duct tape, contact cement, string, and paper clips, before testing them in the pool to be judged in four categories: construction, speed, weight, and team spirit.  

W. H. Day’s team, Bridgette, Trinity, Andrew and Jenna, competed against 23 other teams, finishing 5th. overall.  Well done team!IMG_4177

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Filed Under (General) by on March 20, 2014

family_math_nightThe form for Family Fun Math Night can be found under Parent Info…Forms at the top of this page.


Filed Under (General) by on March 20, 2014

Thirty-one students from our school participated in the regional chess tournament on Tuesday, March 18th.  They played 6 games and had lots of fun.  Seventeen students placed in the top 10, for their age group,  and qualify for nationals. One student placed 3rd and made it to the counties.  Congratulations Kayd good luck next week!

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