October 10th – Happy Thanksgiving


“Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.”

~ Author Unknown

21 Day Challenge

Give the 21 day challenge a try and see how you feel.  It can also help children appreciate all the good things they have.


  1. Write down 3 new things you were grateful for that day
  2. Journal one positive experience
  3. Exercise
  4. Meditation
  5. One random act of kindness


Parkview families!  Parents Tea Is Back!

Last year your School Council had offered periodical Parents Tea where parents, grandparents, caregivers, nannies came to school to network and to take home some strategies to support your children out of school. Thanks to our School Council, Parents Tea is ready to start. We will be offering a series of four Parent Engagement & Network (P.E.N.) workshops as the following,

Parent Engagement & Network (P.E.N.)


Date Topics Highlights Potential Speaker
Oct 13 (Thu.) Internet Safety ·     How much do you know about the online world?

·     How to stay safe online? Internet safety tips for parents & children?

·     Resources & Tools

York Regional Police
Nov 10 (Thu.) Understand your Child’s Report Card ·     Understand your child’s progress report card

·     Tips on how to help your child success in ESL

·     Parent-Teacher Interview

YRDSB Teacher Liaison
Nov 17 (Thu.) Effective Parenting ·     Parent-child communication skills

·     How can you get involved in your child’s education?

·     The benefits of parent engagement

York Region Family Services

There is still time…spots are still available for Parkview Karate at lunch!

Karate is an 8 week program held Wednesdays at lunch recess starting Oct. 12.  Graduation in December, at the Northern Karate School in Markham, includes a belt and certificate. Cost is $79 plus HST.  To register your child, call NKS directly at 905-475-0044. Students are invited to take the Free Class on Wednesday Oct. 5 at lunch recess, to try it out! To learn more, you can pick up a flier from the lunch table in the front hall of the school!

Monday October 10thThis Week at a Glance

  • Thanksgiving – No School

Tuesday October 11th

  • Primary soccer 12:45 pm
  • Grade 6,7,8 soccer training @3:15PM

Wednesday October 12th:   Faith Day: Yom Kippur

  • Primary soccer 12:45 pm
  • Intermediate boys volleyball tournament at Wilclay PS @3:15 to 8PM

Thursday October 13th

  • Intermediate boys volleyball tournament at Unionville PS @3:15 to 5:30PM

Friday October 14th