October 26-30

Friday October 30:
Please see below for details regarding our monthly Parkview Pride Assembly, Parkview Parade, and Intermediate Halloween Dance.

October Spirit Day
Students are permitted to wear a Halloween costume or orange & black (October Colours) to earn points for your colour house. Reminder that all costumes must be school dress code appropriate and that no weapons or replica weapons may be brought to school. Students are also reminded that whole class treats should not be given out at school, and that any individual treats brought, must not contain any tree nuts or peanuts.

ETFO Job Action Update (PDF)
Last Friday ETFO provincial has announced that, beginning on Wednesday, October 28, teachers will not participate in voluntary or extra-curricular activities. As a result, any voluntary activities currently supervised by teachers will cease on October 28.  Please visit the board website for more information.

Parkview Snack Program Returns!
With great appreciation we would like to thank Ms. Zerczi and Mr. Yam of our healthy snack parent team for organizing and leading the work in getting the program up and running.  We strive to provide nutritious snacks for students who find their lunch bags empty and bellies still not full.  A little bit of food goes along way to support learning.  A special thank you to Mr. Yam for donating our first batch of snacks to our school!

Northern Karate Lunch Program
Parkview is very pleased to welcome back Northern Karate for the second year.  This optional lunch time martial arts program is designed to introduce students to the benefits of martial arts training.  Students participate in classes taught by professional Northern Karate instructors at our school during the lunch hour.  There will be a free demonstration class held at the school on Wednesday November 4. It is open to all students who are interested in giving it a try.  More information on this program will be distributed to students this week.  A portion of the funds generated from this program will be put towards school initiatives through the School Council Fundraising Committee. Thank you to Ms. Wideman for connecting Parkview with this amazing program.

Bayview Secondary School | International Baccalaureate Program
The application process for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program that is offered at Bayview Secondary School will begin shortly.  The IB Information Evening will be held on October 29, 2015 at 6:30 and 8:00pm.  Please look out for information brochures that have been made available to all grade 8 students.

For additional information:
See IB Information brochure.
See YRDSB website: http://www.yrdsb.ca/Programs/IB/Pages/IB-Information-Evenings.aspx

Treat Sales
Due to the ongoing job action treat sales has been postponed until further notice.

Hot Lunches Update and School Cash Online
Due to the ongoing job action hot lunches will be suspended until further notice. Thank you for your patience.  In the mean time if you haven’t set up your child’s online account please continue to do so with the instructions sent home earlier and your child’s unique student id number. Visit http://Parkview.PS.yrdsb.ca/ to register.

Winter Programs
The Town of Markham offers a variety of student programs and services to residents in Markham.   

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.  For more information and registration please visit markham.ca

The Week at a Glance
Teachers have advised that in accordance to ETFO job action, no information regarding events (run by teachers) at the school will be shared through the Parkview Pulse. We thank you for your understanding.

Monday October 26:
– Second week of snack program (available to all Parkview students)

Tuesday October 27:
– Grade 8 Grad Committee Meeting: open to grade 8 parents at 7pm in the Library.  Please direct your questions to Ms. Testa at susan.testa@hotmail.com

Wednesday October 28: No scheduled events

Thursday October 29:

– Values, Influences and Peers Grade 6 Program
– Bayview Secondary School IB Program Information night 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.

Friday October 30:
Spirit Day (Costumes or Black and Orange)
Parkview Pride assembly as follows:

  •  8:40 AM JK to Grade 3 students  
  • 10:40 AM Grades 3/4 to 8 students

 Halloween Parade immediately following assembly
 Halloween Intermediate Dance 1:30PM – 3:00PM

Next Week: Monday November 2 – No scheduled events