Being on Time
As the weather has become colder, there has been a large increase in the number of students coming late to school. Students should be at school by 8:25 am as instruction begins as close to 8:30 am as possible. 5 to 10 minutes late quickly adds up to a great deal of missed learning time. Some strategies that may help:
- Yard supervision begins and 8:15 am so students should try to be at school for 8:15 am
- Students should pack bags before going to bed
- Early to bed, early to raise students should be getting 9 to 10 hours of sleep at night
- Minimize screen time at least 1 hour before bedtime
- Eat a healthy breakfast
The cold winter weather and lots of snow has come. Please make sure students have an extra set of clothing to change into if they get wet. Students will also need to have a winter coat, snow pants, mittens/gloves, hat, boots, etc., as we will be outside almost every day. All students must go outside when they are at school. If a student is too sick to go outside, they should stay at home for the day. Thanks for your cooperation.
Kindergarten Registration to Commence January 20, 2017
Kindergarten registration will commence on January 20, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year. Registration forms are available on YRDSB’s website: www.yrdsb.ca. Children who turn four or five years old during 2017, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten. A kindergarten information session for parents is being planned for this spring. For more information please visit the YRDSB website or contact your local school.
French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrations
Information sessions for the French Immersion (FI) program will take place at French Immersion schools on January 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. Please visit YRDSB’s website in January 2017 (http://www.yrdsb.ca/Programs/fi/Pages/Program-Locations.aspx) to find the FI program location for your elementary school location. FI registration will begin January 20, 2017. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2017, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can visit or call the school office and request an Office Index Card – short version. The Office Index Card must be signed by the principal of the home school. Parents or guardians then take this form, along with one piece of identification showing their address to the designated FI program location to register between January 20 and February 10, 2017. This eliminates the need to provide duplicate enrollment information or to pre-register.
YRDSB’s FI Accommodation Plan provides long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enrol. The FI program will be offered in Dual Track or Single Track settings, in a variety of configurations. In order to meet community needs and optimize available space in our schools, a community’s Grade 1-8 FI program may be provided over more than one school during the course of a student’s FI education. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools. More information is available on the Board’s website: www.yrdsb.ca. Please note: Some of the FI accommodation plans will require facility modifications or the development of new schools and will require short-term transition plans that might include overflow while we work toward the long-term vision. Overflow refers to situations in which the Board directs students to attend a school other than their community school or optional program for a specific period of time, as defined in Policy #108.
School Council Meeting
Parkview’s next School Council Meeting is Tuesday December 13th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Parkview’s SUBWAY Mondays: Ordering for Round 2
Round 1 of Parkview’s SUBWAY Mondays has been extremely successful and finishes on Monday, December 19, 2016. If you would like to order for Round 2 place your order(s) through School Cash Online between December 1st and December 14th (no orders will be accepted after December 14th). Round 2 SUBWAY Mondays begin January 9th and running until April 3rd – 12 weeks! Thanks for your support of this lunch program as funds raised help to offset the cost of the grade 8 graduation ceremony as well as the grade 8 graduation trip so that all students have an opportunity to go.
The Week Ahead
Monday December 12th
- PM Duffle Bag Theatre will be preforming for the Primary students.
Tuesday December 13th
- School Council Meeting 7:00 pm
Wednesday December 14th
- 3:30 Parkview’s junior co-ed volleyball team participating in the Armadale Invitational Volleyball Tournament.
Thursday December 15th
Friday December 16th