December 14 – 18

December Spirit day: Friday 18th
This month’s spirit day is “Wear your favourite holiday” day. Please wear any attire to school on Friday that shows off your favorite holiday. The student social cabinet will come around to count color house points for anyone who participates and the photography cabinet will be around to take photos.

1:30-2:45 on Friday there will be an intermediate holiday dance in the gym for all grades 7 and 8’s. Tickets will be on sale at first recess on Thursday and Friday. Tickets are 2 dollars each and will go towards the intermediate division. Door prizes will also be available.

Immunization Notice
Dear parents of female Grade 8 students and parents of all Grade 7 students:
This is a reminder of the upcoming immunization clinic planned for our school.

York Region Public Health will be visiting our school on Tuesday December 15th to offer immunization against meningococcal disease (grade 7 students) and HPV human papillomavirus (grade 8 female students) as part of their school immunization clinic program. If you would like your child to be immunized, ensure York Region Public Health has your completed consent form on or before the day of the clinic.  If you have not already mailed in a completed consent form to York Region Public Health, you can download and print an immunization consent form from the School Immunization Clinics page on The completed consent form can be sent to school with your child the day of the clinic.

For questions regarding vaccines or the school immunization program you can call York Region Public Health’s Immunization Program at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 73452.

Junior Winter Concert christmas_7
The Junior Division would like to update the Parkview community with exciting news about our Winter Holiday concert.  With the recent resolution to teacher job action, the teachers felt that the time remaining prior to the holidays was too brief to organize a spectacular performance by the junior students at Parkview.  As a team, the teachers have decided to move the date of the Winter Concert to Thursday, March 10th.
So please mark this date on your calendar…we look forward to seeing you and your family on Thursday, March 10th, 2016!

Grade 8 Grad Update
Grade 8 Grad Bottle Drive will be starting on Monday, December 18th.  Please assist your child in picking up cans and bottles to return to The Beer Store before January 5th. Don’t forget that the tabs from the cans can be removed and brought in to the school to be recycled. Thank you from your Grad Committee.
Please contact Susan Testa for more information at

Grade 8 Grad Trip Update
This year the grade 8s will be invited to participate in an overnight trip to Ottawa and Montreal. Our Trip information night was last week Tuesday and was well attended. This trip will take place on Wednesday May 25th to Friday May 27th 2016. The total cost of the trip inclusive of all hotel nights, activities, two breakfasts and two dinners is $500. The details of payment will be explained in a permission form that will come home the first week of January with payment dates in starting in the new year. All additional details and questions will be answered at that time. We are looking forward to another successful grade 8 trip! Stay Tuned

FunScript: Support Parkview’s fundraising, purchase a GIFT CARD!
FundScrip is an innovative program to earn cash rebates for our school while you buy everyday items like groceries, gas or gift cards! Buy a gift card for $25 and receive a card for $25. Parkview gets a cash rebate. There are over 150 participating retailers including electronics, restaurants, sports and toys!

Go to and click on Support Your Group.
Parkview’s code is GW5HZN.
A flier was sent home with students this past week with additional information. A copy of the flyer can be downloaded her at FundScrip Parkview flyer PDF.

Attention Grade 4 and 5 Parents: Arts @ Baythorn
Please find attached informational flyer regarding the regional elementary arts program at Baythorn PS. Information night for parents of interested student currently in grade 4 and 5 will be held on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016, at Baythorn PS at 7:00 pm
Arts@Baythorn informational flyer PDF

Parkview Pride Assembly
This Friday December 18th is our December Parkview Pride Assembly.
In order to give a more “whole school” feel to the event and add some warmth to the last day before the holidays, we will be changing the usual order of classes attending.
Please find your child’s class in the schedules below.

Our 8:40 a.m. Assembly will include:
Ms. Wilson, Ms. Nakada, Ms. Shim, Ms. Yeung, Ms. Jewett, Ms. Chong, Ms. O’Yazdi, Ms. McShane, Ms. Kemp, Mr. Suleiman, Ms. Birtch

Our 10:40 a.m. Assembly will include:
Ms. Campbell, Ms. Sinclair, Mr.DaPonte, Ms.Mullet, Ms. Kruchek, Ms.Prasaud, Mr. McCammon, Mr. Jung, Mr.Trivelli, Mr. Hewson.

Our kindergarten students will be attending and performing at our first assembly at 8:40.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Week at a Glance

Monday December 14:

  • Culture of Compassion: Toy Sale Last Day

Tuesday December 15 :

  • Grade 7 & 8 Immunization Clinic

Wednesday December 16:

  • Northern Karate Lunch Program
  • Ms. Chong and Ms. Mullett’s Grade 3 Home made Toy Show in the Library

Thursday December 17:

  • No Scheduled Events

Friday December 18:

  • Hot Lunch|Pizza Day
  • Parkview Pride Assembly (please see above for scheduling)
  • Kindergartens will be preforming holiday songs at the 8:30am assembly
  • 1:30-2:45 Intermediate holiday dance

Next Week: Monday December 20

  • Winter Break Begins

Happy Holiday’s from the Parkview Team!