Orange Shirt Day

On Friday Sept. 29 2017 we are recognizing both the courage of Terry Fox as he raised funds for Cancer Research with our school event in the morning and the bravery of the survivors of Indigenous Residential Schools by participating in Orange Shirt Day so we are encouraging everyone to please look out an Orange Shirt to either wear all day and/or change into after lunch. Thank you!




Bill Crothers Secondary School Information Night

Information Nights at:  Bill Crothers Secondary School

44 Main Street, Unionville, Ontario

  • Tuesday October 3rd, 2017 – Students in the East and North area of York Region
  • Thursday October 12th, 2017 – Students in the West and Central area of Region

Information sessions will be from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the school cafeteria and/or Gym A

Applications will be available from the Bill Crothers school website:  Friday, October 13th, 2017

Applications are due:  Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Invitation: Coffee Chat with Trustees and Board Chair (September 27)

Dear Georgina families,

You’re invited for a coffee chat. Join us in an opportunity to meet your trustee and to discuss issues that matter to you. Refreshments will be served.

What: Georgina Coffee Chat

When: September 27, 2017

7p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Keswick High School: 100 Biscayne Blvd., Keswick, ON – Library

Who: Trustee Cynthia Cordova and Board Chair Loralea Carruthers


If you have any questions, please contact (905)727-0022 ext. 2272 or

Protecting Instructional Time

Dear Families,

At W.J. Watson P.S. we value every minute of learning.  In order to have our students in class and learning as soon as possible in the morning, we will be adding a second bell, at 8:55 a.m., to help ensure students are entering the school promptly at the 9:00 a.m. bell.

Starting on Monday, we will also be playing O’Canada between 9:00-9:04 a.m.  We will also be moving to classroom-focused communication of school events instead of schoolwide announcements.  We will be creating display boards, both in the intermediate and junior hallways, to communicate extra-curricular opportunities to students.  Staff will be reminding students to check these boards, and will share other important information related to their specific class as well.

Finally, we ask for your support in protecting class time.  Please schedule appointments outside of school hours.  If there is an urgent need for your child to miss school, please inform your child’s teacher, in writing, prior to the appointment.  We are working hard to reduce the number of times we call into classrooms, as that can greatly disrupt student learning.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact the office.