Open House at 21 Mullen Drive

Just a reminder that families are welcome to drop in to tour our new school building at 21 Mullen Drive on Tuesday, June 12th from 5pm to 7pm.

The school is located between Clark Ave and Steeles, off of New Westminster Drive.

Early Dismissal in Elementary Schools – Thursday June 28, 2018

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.  On Thursday, June 28, 2018, an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.  These meetings will allow for school staff to engage in culminating activities regarding the review and revision of the School’s Improvement Plan as well as year-end and transition activities that support student success.

As has been our practice in the past, students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 28, 2018 only.  Students will be dismissed early that day at 11:50 am.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time.  Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.


Butterfly Life Cycle at E.J. Sand

Recently, some of our students had the opportunity to observe the butterfly life cycle for their Science class.  The larvae (caterpillars) were tiny when they arrived at the beginning of May.  From larvae, they entered the pupa stage where they formed cocoons.  While it looked like they were sleeping, the real work was happening inside the cocoon where butterflies were being formed.

Once our butterflies formed, we released them into the wild!  Here are some pictures:


“13 Reasons Why”- dealing with difficult topics and issues- resources to support

As you may be aware, season two of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why became available on Netflix May 18, 2018The series is popular with many adolescents and young adults, and deals with the difficult topic of suicide and other complex issues.  As such, we are sharing this letter 13 Reasons Why – Letter to Families from our Director of Education in the interest of providing information regarding the series and resources available to deal with the topics portrayed within the series.


Join Us for an Open House & Fun Fair

Food and Ticket Order Form

We are very excited to celebrate “A Walk Down Memory Lane” on Friday, June 8th, 2018 as we bid farewell to the E.J. Sand building that has been a landmark in Thornhill since 1959.  Doors will open at 4:30 pm and all activities and food will be available until 7:30 pm.  Please note that E.J. Sand Staff will be involved in various activities around the school and will not be available to supervise students.  All students should be accompanied by a parent/guardian for the evening.

We have booked our various service providers and require all students and families to purchase tickets in advance, so that we have a clear idea of the number of people we will need to accommodate at various stations. There will be no ticket sales the evening of June 8th.

Please note that there will be NO REFUNDS in the event of rain or any other unforeseen circumstances, as all service providers have been paid in advance.  Most events will continue rain or shine and we will move/ relocate those that require indoor space.

Our entire school will be open for a stroll down memory lane.  Come walk into classrooms and enjoy the beautiful art that will be on display from our current students.  Leave your mark on E.J. Sand in a commemorative art display.  The celebration continues outside for our fun fair, where we will have bumper balls, air brush tattoos, bouncy castles, food, mad dash games and a dunk tank.  The evening will end with a special talent show performance by our very own E.J. Sand students.

A limited number of table (stalls) will be available to sell your own merchandise (no food allowed) for only $25 per table. Please speak to Mr. Wolkoff by May 31st if you are interested.

We look forward to sharing a fun and exciting evening with our E.J. Sand community!  Please support our Farewell to the E.J. Sand building and come out to an evening filled with rides, food and entertainment!

The E.J. Sand Walk Down Memory Lane Committee