It was a great second week at Parkview P.S.! Students are continuing to enjoy face-to-face interactions with their teachers and peers as they re-familiarize themselves with school routines.
Health and Safety Measures: Thank you families for continuing to screen your children daily prior to sending them to school. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Again, if your child is unwell, please keep them at home and follow the screening tool.
Supports for Families New to Parkview P.S.: The Settlement and Education Partnership of York Region (SEPYR) Program facilitates the introduction of newcomer students and their families to the school and education system and provides services for entire families by connecting them to resources in the community that support the settlement process.
Here are a few words from Na Li (Lina), School Settlement Worker supporting Parkview P.S. “Hello Parkview! My name is Lina and I am a mandarin-speaking school settlement worker from SEPYR. As a school settlement worker, I provide supports for newly arrived students and their families, assisting them with both the transition to a new education system and the settlement process as a whole. I provide onsite settlement services for local schools in York Region, helping newcomer families with school registration, communication with the school, youth volunteer opportunities, parent support groups, community resources, and government programs. My working schedule at Parkview Public School is every Monday Morning between 8:30 am and 12:00 pm. Please feel free to contact me by phone (416-567-4026) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).” ,
Parkview Colour House Run (Update): Parkview’s annual COLOUR House Run, originally scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd, has been moved a week later to Thursday, September 29th. The colour house walk/run schedule you recently received, outlining the times grade divisions will be participating, will remain the same. Two reminders to families planning to join us on the 29th – 1) Pictures and/or videotaping are not permitted; 2) Pets are not allowed on school property during the instructional day.
School Start Up Forms: A reminder to all Parkview families to complete and submit your online School Start-Up Forms through your child’s YRDSB Google account.
- You can access your child’s YRDSB Google account via a web browser. For best results, use a computer rather than a mobile phone.
- The username is your child’s YRDSB Student Number. Your child will receive their login information from the school at the start of the year. If you or your child do not know the password to log in to their Google account, please contact your child’s teacher or the school office.
- Frequently asked questions and additional information on how to complete the forms are available on the Board website under Family Resources (click on the “Need Help” link for Family Start-Up Forms.
A Message From Our Director -Re: Class Re-Organization for September 26, 2022
As you may know, the Government of Ontario requires all school boards in Ontario to have 20 or fewer students in 90% of primary classes (Grade 1 to Grade 3); up to 10% of primary classes may have up to 23 students. At the same time, we are required to show the average size of Grade 4-8 classes across our Board. Early Learning Kindergarten programs have approximately 26 students, with one teacher and one designated early childhood educator in each class. Staff have worked diligently to organize classes to provide the best program for each child and to comply with the maximum class size requirements. Please note however that there may be changes prior to September 26, 2022 (the date on which class sizes will be reported to the Ministry of Education). You will be informed of any changes to your child’s class placement through the school principal. If you have any questions regarding the Class Size strategy, please visit the Ministry of Education’s website at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca and search for “Class Size”. Rest assured that we are taking all steps possible to minimize disruption in our schools. We thank you for your patience and cooperation. Louise Sirisko Director of Education
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September 23- PA Day- No School For Students
September 29- Colour House Run
September 30-National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 3rd- School Council Meeting (more details to follow)
October 6th- Meet & Greet Night (more details to follow)