Dear Academy Families & Friends,

This is our last week before we close for the holidays.  So far it has been our best semester yet!  Here are a few highlights from the last few months:

  • We have opened our amazing new location with truly outstanding technology, science lab, arts classroom, computer lab & conference centre!  This home just feels right for everyone in our community.
  • Even as we have celebrated our new facility, we have metaphorically broken down the walls of the traditional classroom to provide, on a weekly basis, exciting experiential opportunities for all of our students.
  • We have partnered with Evergreen Brick Works and received a $40,000 grant for our environmental education initiatives!
  • Through our continued association with Free the Children, members of The Academy attended We Day at the Air Canada Centre.
  • The eyes of the educational world were on us as we live-streamed our first TEDxYMCAAcademy conference “The Art and Science of Learning Disabilities”.  Look for our announcement in early January about the next TEDxYMCAAcademy, a truly unique event to be held in April.
  • We had our official debut of our new home at our Open House on November 30th.  Approximately 75 guests toured the school and got to see classes in action!

As you read this, we are at the peak season for gift-giving.  This year, give the greatest gift you can – an education that fits!  We’re making a special request that, during the holiday season, you help spread the word about The YMCA Academy.  Help more families learn about our amazing school and community!

We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our Students, Parents, Guardians and Friends of The Academy a wonderful and safe holiday!  And we’d like to thank you for your continued support over the past year.  We value the relationships we have with each of you and look forward to working with you all in 2012!

Please note: The school will be closed for the Holiday Break from December 24th, 2011 to January 8th, 2012.

Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday season!

Best Wishes,
The YMCA Academy Staff

Dec. 23rd, 2011 – Academy closing for Holidays