Karate: Space Still Available
Karate is an 8 week program held Wednesdays at lunch recess that started Oct. 12. The next class will be October 19th. While participating in Karate students learn the benefits of being physically active, the importance of developing good character, while building confidence and having fun. Space is available for registration this week. There is a graduation in December, at the Northern Karate School in Markham which includes a belt and a certificate. Cost is $79 plus HST. To register your child, call NKS directly at 905-475-0044.
Technology in the Classroom
As we continue our journey of differentiating instruction and assessment, the role of technology has greatly changed. Recent educational research has demonstrated that instructional practice where every student in the classroom at a computer doing research simultaneously has little impact on learning. At Parkview, we have moved to having a variety of devices in each classroom. Technology is used to enhance and deepen learning. When the need arises, students and teachers can access technology. Students can use technology to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways, connect and share ideas with other students, investigate the accuracy of information they read, provide them with experiences that they would not see in the classroom, collaborate and problem solve, practice skills, and so much more.
At Parkview, we strive for inclusive education. As defined in “ONTARIO’S EQUITY AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION STRATEGY”. Inclusive education is “education that is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students. Students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment, in which diversity is honoured and all individuals are respected.” As Parkview becomes a leader in Inclusive Education, we appreciated the support of the community, teachers, and staff. It is no wonder Parkview is a special place.
Culture Of Compassion: We Scare Hunger Food Drive
It’s time for the Parkview P.S. We Scare Hunger Food Drive. During the last two weeks in October, from 17th-31st, the Culture of Compassion Club will be hosting a food drive for charity to support our local Markham Food Bank. Please feel free to donate non-perishable foods like Mac and Cheese and canned foods. Your help is appreciated as WE SCARE HUNGER!!!
October 20, 2016 is Spirit Day.
It is an annual day in October when millions of North Americans wear purple to show their support for LGBTQ youth and to speak out against bullying.
October 21st is Picture Day at Parkview
Look your best for Parkview photos on Friday October 21st. Smile!!
Parkview Pulse Entry (For Recorders)
As part of our music program this year, students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be learning how to play the ‘recorder’. The recorder is an instrument that is similar to instruments such as the flute, the clarinet, and the saxophone. This class is a wonderful chance for the kids to broaden their horizons in the arts and to have fun while doing so! Recorders may be purchased on the internet through Parkview’s ‘School Cash Online’ system for a cost of $5.00 (tax included). The timeline for students to place an order for their recorders will be from Wednesday, October 19th to Wednesday, November 2nd. Students who do not wish to purchase their own recorder will be supplied one by the school. We are extremely pleased to provide this very special learning opportunity for your children.
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING – Tuesday October 18th
Parkview’s next School Council Meeting is Tuesday October 18th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. All are welcome. To help make it easier for parents to attend, babysitting and a light snack will be provided for young children. We hope to see you there.
It’s time to remind children about being safe in our community.
It’s a good time for parents to remind children about personal safety.
Here’s what children need to know:
- Their name, age, telephone number, address, city and province. This can be done through rhyme or song.
- How to contact their parents at any time, by memorizing cell or work numbers.
- How and under what circumstances to call 911.
- To never approach or enter a stranger’s vehicle. A responsible adult would never ask a child for directions or any other question for that matter.
- Make sure they know they have a right to say “no” to an adult, especially when the adult is asking them to do something they have been taught is wrong or feels uncomfortable. Reminding children of this right is important because children are taught from a young age to respect adults.
- To always tell parents where they will be and to never enter someone’s home without their parent’s permission.
- If home alone, never admit it when answering the phone. Never answer a knock at the door or speak through it. Adults can be very persuasive. Teach your child to call you if there is a knock at the door and if they fear for their safety, teach them to call 911. Make sure they know that police officers are there to help them and would not get mad if it were a false alarm.
- If they think they are being followed or are in danger they should run home or to a public place. If someone grabs them, they should try to get away, yelling and screaming while doing so.
- It is important to play in safe areas, never take shortcuts and stick with a buddy whenever possible.
It is never too early or too late to teach children the importance of personal safety. Common sense, communication and consistency are the keys. Remind children to alert a responsible adult if something strange happens that makes them feel uncomfortable. Remember, crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility.
For more information on this subject, visit www.yrp.ca.
This Week at a Glance
Monday October 17th
Tuesday October 18th
- 7:00 PM School Council Meeting
Wednesday October 19th
- Cross Country Regionals – All Day
- Grade 1 to 6 Karate – Lunch Recess
- Intermediate Girls Volleyball Tournament at Wilclay
Thursday October 20th
Friday October 21st
- Photo Day