January 4 – 11

Dear Parkview Families,

We are very excited to see you back from the holidays.  We hope you’ve had a restful break and the opportunity to enjoy the company of friends and family.  Here are some updates to help you ease back in to the swing of school.

Welcome back!

Ms. Dilworth and Ms. Lam

Parkview Snack Program
Our  Food for Learning Snack Program is continuing in the new year. This program is accessible to each and every student in the school and has provided an important source of nutrition for those that find they need just a little snack to get them through the day. So far our kids have munched through 520 apples, 520 yoghurt tubes, 280 cheese strings and about 1000 granola bars.

A special thank you to our parent volunteers that make this program successful.  If you are interested in supporting this program please contact our Vice Principal, Ms. Lam, at the school.

Register for Parent Math Night
Once again Parkview P.S. in collaboration Ramer Wood P.S. is excited to present our second Math Night!  This year we are inviting all parents/guardians to join us for a night of math engagement.  We will take you through our new math framework and give you a tour through how your children are learning and what you can do to the support them at home.

Since this is an adult only event babysitting will be available. Register at the following link or click on the image below: Math Night Registration


Primary Skating
As part of the Active Living strand in the Health and Physical Education curriculum, all primary students will participate in 2 classes of skating lessons at Crosby Arena. Specific dates per class are listed below and can be found on the permission form distributed by your child’s homeroom teacher.

Session 1: February 5th and February 12th from 8:45-10:10am:

  • 1b Yeung, 1a Sinclair, 1/2a Campbell

Session 2: February 19th and February 26th from 8:45-10:10am:

  • 2b Jewett, 2a Da Ponte, and 3aChong

Session 3: March 4th and March 11th from 8:45-10:10am:

  • 3b Mullett, 3/4a Kruchak, and 3/4b O’Yazdi

All students must have skates and a CSA certified helmet. Please let your child’s homeroom teacher know if you require help with getting equipment or if you have any extras to donate to the school.

Also, here is a link that provides some information about proper fit:


Do you have skates and helmets to donate?
Our primary classes are going to be taking part in 2 classes each of skating lessons at Crosby Arena starting in February. If any families have children’s skates or CSA approved helmets that they no longer need and are willing to donate, please send them to school by January 15th so we can ensure all students have proper equipment

Earth Rangers Battery Collection Program
Earth Rangers will be visiting our school again in the new year. At that time, they will launch a ‘Battery Collection’ program that Parkview will participate in. But before that happens, we can begin to collect our batteries at home. More information will be sent out in January, but for now collect all those used batteries and stay tuned!

Parkview BBQ meeting
You are invited to attend the first planning meeting for the annual Parkview BBQ to be held in June 0f 2016. The meeting will take place in the school library on:

Wednesday, January 13th from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

All are welcome!

If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to help out, please feel free to contact Julie Sellery at juliesellery@rogers.com

Unionville High Parent Information Night
You are cordially invited to join Unionville High on Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a presentation for grade 8 students and their parents/guardians in the large gymnasium. For more information please see the information night flyer below.  Please note a similar presentation in Cantonese and Mandarin will be available in the library.

Unionville High School Grade 8 Parent information night PDF

Grade 4 and 5 opportunity: Elementary Integrated Arts Program at Baythorn Public School
The York Region District School Board offers an Elementary Integrated Arts Program at Baythorn Public School. If you are currently in grades four or five you may apply for the arts@baythorn program, where you will have the opportunity to explore the disciplines of Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, and Music in a cooperative learning environment.

To learn more about the arts@baythorn program, you and your family are invited to attend an information evening at Baythorn Public School on: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

For more information please see the attached information PDF:Grade 4 and 5 Baythorn Arts Program information

Grade 8 Trip Update
The grade 8 trip information night was a success and we are now ready to open registration.  The total cost of the trip is $500.  This amount is inclusive of all fees and services from transportation, accommodation, daily activities and all entry fees.  The  Grade 8 Grad Committee has plans to fundraise to offset the cost of the trip for a.  In the mean time the payment schedule is as follows.

  • January 18, 2016 – $100.00
  • February 19, 2016 – $200.00
  • April 01, 2016 – $200.00

You have the option of paying online (most secure and efficient method) or sending a cheque to the school.
Registration details are posted here: Gr. 8 Trip Registration and Permission.
Optional Insurance posted here: Destination Travel Group Inc. Health Insurance – Travel Leisure Plan 2014

Stay tuned for permission packages from your homeroom teacher in the weeks to come.

The Week at a Glance

Monday January 4:

  • Mr. Suleiman’s at Milne Outdoor Ed Centre

Tuesday January 5 :

  • Mr. Trivelli at Milne Outdoor Ed Centre

Wednesday January 6:

  • York Region Dental Screening at Parkview (Jk/Sk,2,8)
  • Ms. Kruchak and Ms. O’Yazdi’s grade 4s at Milne Outdoor Ed Centre

Thursday January 7:

  • York Region Dental Screening at Parkview (Jk/Sk,2,8)

Friday January 8:

  • Hot Lunch|Pizza Day
  • Ms. Jewett’s class at Milne Outdoor Ed Centre

Next Week: Monday January 11

  • Mr. Da Ponte’s class at Milne Outdoor Ed Centre