Thursday, 23 June 2022

Last Day of School

 Start of Summer Holidays

This is a reminder to our families that the last day of school is on Thursday, June 30th. Students will be dismissed early at 11:05 am. Please pick up your children at that time. Thank you!!

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Message from our Trustee, Cindy Liang



Dear Families, 


Thank you for your patience and support as schools closed to students and we moved to remote learning in January for two weeks after the winter break, following direction from the Government of Ontario. 


It has been almost two years since the pandemic was declared and schools closed to students for the first time. Since then, we have all experienced significant changes and challenges in the way we live, work and learn. As a school board, we continue to be guided by public health advice and guidelines, our values as an organization and the goals set out in our Multi-Year Strategic Plan, all of which centre the well-being, learning and achievement of our students. We remain committed to sharing information with you as it becomes available. We also continue to update the Board website with resources and information, at


On the website, you can also find information about the Board of Trustees, including more about my role as your trustee, committee meeting dates, and information about public participation and how you can attend public board meetings. Following a review completed earlier this year, trustees approved some changes to committee structures and delegation process to create a stronger governance model. As a Board, we are committed to good governance, serving the needs of our community and upholding the values of York Region District School Board. 


With winter well underway, I want to remind families that this year schools will close when an inclement weather day is declared. This is as a result of the pandemic and the importance of adhering to public health guidelines. 


There is much to look forward to in the months ahead. 


This month, students in Grades 5 to 11 will have an opportunity to vote for the students who will represent their voices next school year, during the student trustee elections. Student trustees play an important role in our system, including participating in board and committee meeting discussions. The election process also gives students an opportunity to learn more about and participate in the voting process. Learn more at


Throughout February, we recognize Black History Month. In addition to recognizing the contributions of Black Canadians throughout history, we are continuing to Celebrate Black Excellence in our own community. I encourage you to read or watch the stories of some of the many outstanding individuals in York Region, or nominate someone. You may also be interested in some of the episodes available on our TuneIn YRDSB podcast, exploring Black History Month and beyond. 


Later in February, our schools will become a sea of pink as we acknowledge Pink Shirt Day and stand together against bullying. Learn more about our work to prevent and address bullying and create equitable and inclusive learning environments. 


Family Day and March Break are also approaching, and I wish you and your families a healthy, restful and enjoyable break.  


As we move closer to the spring and summer months, many families who have children graduating this year are beginning to wonder what graduation ceremonies will look like in June. We all want to be able to celebrate this important milestone with our graduating students in person. It is a special occasion, recognizing their years of achievement and hard work. We recognize that it has been deeply disappointing to students, families and staff that we have not been able to hold in-person ceremonies as we have done in the past, as we adhere to health and safety guidelines. School board staff continue to meet regularly with public health and to review provincial guidelines, and as more information becomes available, we will continue to provide you with updates. 


In closing, I want to acknowledge that as an education community, although we have faced many challenges and changes in the past few years, we have also seen our community come together in many ways to support our students and one another. I am proud to be part of this community and I want to thank our students, families and staff for the effort and care they have demonstrated. 


Cindy Liang

Trustee, Richmond Hill, Wards 3, 5 and 6

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Message from the Terry Fox Foundation to the Silver Stream Community


We have a Fantastic Message to Our School Community from the Terry Fox Foundation

This year, Silver Stream Public School came together to raise an incredible $1,316.00 for cancer research for our Terry Fox School Run. The Terry Fox Foundation is so grateful for your commitment and dedication. It is wonderful to see that Terry continues to inspire millions of students across the country. #TryLikeTerry

Year after year we are inspired by the creativity shown by

thousands of schools across Canada. Check out our Photo Gallery to see some of the highlights. 

WAY TO GO FALCONS!! Thank you!!

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Pre-Kwanzaa Pajama Book Party Tonight on Zoom!



This information is being shared with you about 3 black Canadian authors who have organized the following event which happens tonight in case you are interested in attending with your child.

Did you know only 4 #BlackCanadians #kidlitcreators have traditionally-published #picturebooks in #Canada in 2021?  Well, 3 of us decided to team up and present the PRE-KWANZAA PYJAMA BOOK PARTY on December 9, 2021 at 7pm ET.


Here is the Zoom link for Registration:

Please join us!


A list of books about celebration and holidays by #BlackCanadian #kidlit creators ​ compiled by Yolanda & Nadia:

A Feast for Joseph by Terry Farish and O.D. Bonny, illustrated by Ken Daley

A Piece of Black Cake for Santa by Yolanda T. Marshall, illustrated Subi Bosa

“Kojo’s Holiday” by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Janine Carrington in Chickadee magazine, December 2021

Christiano’s Blue Christmas by Thalia Bennett, illustrated by Beatriz Mello

Did Santa Wear a Mask? A Christmas Adventure with the JAG Brothers by Chesand Gregory, illustrated by Cleoward Sky

Granny's Kitchen by Sadé Smith, illustrated Ken Daley (coming July 2022)

It’s Cookie Time by Kirsten E. Foster

Malaika’s Surprise by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

Malaika’s Winter Carnival by Nadia L. Hohn, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

Missing You by Erica London, illustrated by Mayhara Farraz

Soca Birthday Party by Yolanda T. Marshall, illustrated Subi Bosa


Sunday, 3 October 2021

Terry Fox Run at Silver Stream

Our 16th Annual Terry Fox Run!    

Terry Fox represented the best that Canadians have to offer. He was an example of courage, humility, determination, and perseverance. From a young age he exemplified these attributes that made him an inspiration for not only Canada, but the entire world. The Silver Stream Community has also shown its incredible generosity again this year.  Our fundraising goal of $700.00 was met, and far surpassed any of our expectations.  In fact Silver Stream Public School raised an impressive $1176.00 this year!!! 

We are grateful to each and every donor.  Your giving spirit makes a difference as we help provide resources for the Terry Fox Foundation and the fight against cancer.  As the years progress, it is our next generation of students that will be the ones to continue Terry’s fight and lead this worthy cause towards his dream of a world without cancer.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Welcome Back Families!

Dear Families,

We have had a successful start to our school year over the last 4 days! It is SO wonderful to see so many of our students back in person again! We have missed having a full school very much!

The teachers are getting back into the swing of things while at the same time learning to teach within a hybrid learning classroom. It is not easy to engage both the face-to-face students and the students learning from home. Our teachers are amazing as they learn to accommodate for all students!

A big thank you to our parents/guardians for working as partners with our teachers and being patient with all the changes!

Our students are learning all the safety protocols for Covid such as hand sanitizing in and out of the classroom, keeping a safe distance, wearing masks all day, etc. They are doing it very well and learning all the other classroom routines as well! 

We are all looking forward to having a great year as we move forward during these unprecedented times!

Please remember to do the student screening and confirmation form before your child comes to school each day. This is very important.

Covid-19 School Screening Tool

And then after the screening tool, please do this Confirmation Form

Thank you for being our partners in education and for all your support.

Feel free to email me ( anytime or call the school if you have questions.

I will be updating you on possible reorganization soon as well as our "Meet the Teacher" virtual night.

Take care and talk to you soon,

Trish (Yeates)


Friday, 12 March 2021

Wellness Week (March 15-19)


Next Week is Silver Stream Wellness Week!

Next week (March 15-19), students at our school will have a chance to engage in activities that promote wellness, self-esteem and resilience. It will not be a typical week while students do activities related to wellbeing such as visual arts, nature walks, music and dance, STEM challenges, making of "worry boxes," learning to use a compass, whole-school fitness activities, virtual field trips and Thursday movies. There will be a wellness theme for each day:

  1. Monday: Gratitude Day
  2. Tuesday: Mindful Breathing Day
  3. Wednesday: Outside Mindfulness Day
  4. Thursday: Positive Self Affirmations Day
  5. Friday: Spread Gratitude Day
We are thankful to the intermediate student wellness committee and several teachers who worked very hard together to organize and bring this special week to our students!