January 16, 2017

Intermediate Overnight Trips

We are excited to announce that our Grade 7 and 8 overnight trips have been approved by the school board.

Our Grade 7 trip will be on Feb 15, 16 and 17th to Lake St. George. The cost will be $180 per student. The information night for this trip will be on Thursday January 26 at 6PM at Parkview PS.

Our Grade 8 trip will be on May 3, 4th and 5th to Ottawa and Montreal. The cost will be $500 per student. The information night for this trip will also be on Thursday January 26 at 6PM.

More information in  hard copy will follow tomorrow from our grade 7 and 8 teachers.

Extreme Weather Conditions

All students are expected to go out for every recess unless the principal or vice-principal decides, based on YRDSB guidelines, that weather conditions are such that it would be detrimental for students to be outdoors. Students are to come to school dressed for outdoor play and prepared to be outdoors up to 40 minutes before lunch. Weather conditions, including temperature, wind chill, sun/cloud cover and wind velocity, are continuously monitored and in extreme weather conditions, recess breaks may be shortened or students kept indoors.  During the cold months of winter, students should be dressed appropriately for the daily weather conditions:

  • Bring a change of clothes, including socks, in case a change is needed due to wet and cold weather
  • Dress in layers of loose-fitting clothing
  • Cover and protect exposed skin from the harsh elements
  • Boots, hats, scarves, snow pants and mitts or gloves will help make recess an enjoyable time
  • During the hot sunny weather, students should protect themselves by: Seeking shade or creating their own
  • Wearing a hat and suitable clothing to cover their skin
  • Putting on sunglasses (that provide UV protection) to protect their eyes
  • Applying sunscreen 20 minutes before exposure to the sun.


Parents sometimes request their children be kept indoors during recess times because they are not feeling well. Students with illnesses 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 also benefit the students concerned and prevent the spread of this illness to others.

If road conditions force the cancellation of bus services, the following stations will be informed as early as possible, and will broadcast pertinent information to the community.


AM640 – 640 AM               CHAY 93.1 FM                   NEWS 680 AM                    CHIN 1540 AM       CJEZ 97.3 FM                       CJBC 860 AM                    CHUM 104.5 FM                 CHFI 98.1 FM         CFRB 1010 AM                    CKDX 88.5 FM                   CKFM 99.9 FM                   CHUM 1050 AM     CBC 99.1 FM                       CHIN 100.7 FM                  JACK 92.5 FM                     Q107 107.1 FM         Z103.5 FM                            CJCL 590 AM                     CJKX 89.9 FM                      95.9 FM


You can also visit www.schoolbuscity.com or contact the York Region Student Transportation   Services School Bus Information Line at 1-877-330-3001 for bus cancellation information.

Parents and students should plan an alternative place to go should bus service be cancelled or delayed, or should schools be forced to close due to an emergency.


Robotics Club

Robotics club will be open for intermediates on every Day 5 at lunch recess in the library.If you are interested in joining the club, please see Ms. Kim after school in Portable 1. First meeting will be on Jan. 23rd.


In the spirit of thinking ahead, we wanted to make sure that everyone is prepared for the fact that there are no hot lunches this week.

There will be no sushi lunch on Wednesday and as it is a PA day on Friday (and no school), there is no Pizza lunch on Thursday from our regular hot lunch program.

As a gift from our school council, every student will receive (one) slice of pizza on Thursday for free.

One slice is not likely enough food for most students for lunch so please still pack a lunch on Thursday!

Arts at Baythorn

Students who are currently in grade 4 or 5 are encouraged apply to the arts program at Baythorn PS if they are interested in an arts based education. The open house is on Jan 19 at 7 PM at Baythorn PS in Thornhill. Please see the attached information bulletin for further information.


The Week Ahead

Monday January 16th

Tuesday January 17th

Wednesday January 18th

  • The guidance department from UHS will be visiting Parkview on Wednesday January 18th in the afternoon to discuss high school registration and course selection with all of the grade 8 students at Parkview. The presentation will take place in the school library from 1:30 – 2:45.
  • Senior Girls Basketball Tournament at Wilcaly PS

Thursday January 19th

  • Grade 8 High School Information Night at UHS.      Parents and grade 8 students are invited to go to Unionville High School for an information night about registering for high school and choosing high school courses. The presentation is at UHS and begins at 6:00 PM.
  • Arts night at Baythorn for grade 4 and 5 families

Friday January 20th      PA Day – No School