February 15-19

Parkview families are encouraged to bring their used batteries to our school to support the ‘battery collection’ event we are currently holding.
Batteries that go into landfill cause damage to our Earth, the plants and animal habitats. Earth Rangers, also known as Parkview students, are collecting as many batteries in February as we can to show we care about our planet!
Earth Rangers are encouraged to collect batteries from family and neighbours, then drop off the batteries in zip lock bags into the collection boxes in the main lobby.
The school that collects the most batteries will have a Pizza Party as a reward!

Thanks to everyone for taking care of our Earth and participating in our Battery Collection Program!

Cold Weather Preparedness
All students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 are expected to go out for every christmas_7recess unless the principal or vice-principal decides that weather conditions are so poor that it would be detrimental for them to be outdoors.  Students are to come to school ready for winter and prepared to be outdoors up to 40 minutes after lunch.  We always monitor the weather and, in extreme conditions e.g. wind chill from below -20; we may keep the students indoors or shorten the recess breaks. Studies show that fresh air and exercise is the best way to keep children well. Please remember to dress your child for outdoor play on a daily basis and assume they will play outdoors.

We sometimes receive requests from parents asking us to keep their children indoors during recess times because they are not feeling well.  Unfortunately, we do not have the staff or facilities to supervise students who are sick or still recovering hiresfrom an illness.  Students with heavy colds, etc., which are serious enough to prevent them from participating in physical education, recesses or other outdoor activities, should remain at home until their condition improves.  This will likely benefit the students concerned and prevent the spread of this illness to others.

Please make sure that your children are dressed properly for our invigorating winter days.  It is advisable for students to bring extra pants and socks. A change is often necessary due to the wet and cold weather of the winter months.  To avoid adding to our clothing collection in the Lost and Found, please be sure to label all articles of clothing.  Boots, hats, mitts/gloves, scarves, and snow pants for the younger children will help make recess an enjoyable time.

Parent Workshop: Special needs
Children’s Treatment Network, our community partner, is hosting a workshop that will support parents and caregivers of children and youth with special needs. They will explore funding opportunities, provide support and tips for filling out applications, answer questions about funding, and meet other families.
Parents:  If you need more info you can connect directly with:

Cheryl Westcott
Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe York
Local Team Facilitator Markham/Georgina
SPOC Coordinator
Phone:  905-505-0179

Position Available: Lunch Monitor
Our School is looking for a Lunch Monitor that will be available to help out from Monday to Friday from 12:20 to 1:20 pm. This is a paid position. If you are interested please contact Ms. De Sousa at Parkview PS (905)477-2172

Reminder: Arts Camp 2016: Application Process
For over twenty years on the shores of a private lake in the Haliburton Highlands, Camp White Pine hosts a unique yearly camp for York Region District School Board students. Arts Camp is an intensive one week immersion in performance-based and product-generating art programs and experiences. Please review the following: ArtsCampLogo


The Week at a Glance

Monday February 15:

  • Family Day – No School For Students

Tuesday February 16:

  • No scheduled events.

Wednesday February 17:

  • No scheduled events.

Thursday February 18:

  • Parkview Annual BBQ Planning Meeting: 1:30-2:45pm
    Location TBD (please check back)
  • Reports Cards sent home
  • Earth Rangers Presentation and Battery Collection Drive

Friday February 19:

  • Hot Lunch|Pizza Day
  • Primary Skating: Jewett, Da Ponte, Chong

Next Week: Monday February 22: