YRDSB Survey for Parents/Guardians
Parents/guardians are invited to participate in a survey before May 19. This survey provides an important opportunity for parent/guardian voice. Results will be used to guide planning to support student achievement and well-being.
The English version of the survey is available online. Paper surveys are available in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hebrew, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Sri Lankan Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese. Please contact the school to request a paper copy.
We value your input and encourage you to complete the survey. The information you provide will be anonymous, considered confidential and kept in strict accordance with all relevant legislation. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Arts Night – Thursday May 11th
Parkview Arts night is approaching soon. The community is invited to come to celebrate the Arts programs at Parkview in an evening of Arts performances and displays. A program will be shared with the Parkview community before the event to let families know what will be happening and where and when things will be happening. Arts night will be on Thursday, May 11th and will begin at 6:30. There will be performances in the gym and throughout the school as well as various art gallery displays throughout the school. Save the date and join us as Parkview celebrates the Arts.
Battle of the Books Competition
6 students from the Jr division will be competing in this year’s Battle of the Books competition. The competition will take place at Highgate Public School on the evening of Thursday, May 11th. Good luck to our competitors. Combined, this club of 6 students have read 40 books that they know very well and they will be asked questions about the books, the authors and any characters in the books.
Welcome and Thank You
We welcome Ms Yeung back as she is returning from her Maternity leave Ms. Chung will be staying on at Parkview and will be our ELL teacher until the end of June. We would also like to give a big thank you to Ms. Bolton for holding down the fort while we were between ELL teachers.
York Region Public Health
In the 2017/18 school year, York Region Public Health will visit all elementary schools to provide school immunization clinics to Grade 7 students. The clinics offer vaccines for Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and Meningococcal A, C, Y, W-135 at no cost.
Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, meningococcal vaccine is required for school attendance, unless an exemption is filed with public health. Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines are recommended, but not required for school attendance.
Parents of students entering Grade 7 in fall 2017 will receive consent forms in the mail in June. Please complete the consent form and return it to York Region Public Health to allow your child to participate in the immunization clinics. Detailed instructions can be found on the forms and accompanying letter. If the consent form is not completed, your child will not be able to receive vaccines at the clinic.
Parents and guardians who do not consent should still complete the forms and return them, indicating that you do not authorize York Region Public Health to immunize your child.
Visit york.ca/immunizations and click on School Immunization Clinics for more information.
Did you know? If your child has missed a required vaccination on Ontario’s routine immunization schedule, he/she can receive the vaccine at one of York Region Public Health’s Community Immunization Clinics. These evening clinics are offered throughout the summer, giving students the opportunity to catch up before returning to school. Visit york.ca/immunizations and select Community Immunization Clinics to learn more.
Letter Regarding Netflix show – 13 Reasons Why
Please read the attached letter regarding suicide prevention and this series.
Building Healthy Self-Esteem in Children Workshop (Mandarin)
Attached is a flyer for an upcoming parent workshop (Mandarin only) on “Building Healthy Self-Esteem in Children”. The workshop will be offered at the Markham South Welcome Centre on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00-8:00pm.
家長講座: 培養高自尊和品德良好的孩子(普通話) 5月2日
致各位家長和监護人, 如果您有興趣了解如何提高孩子的自尊(自信),在5月2日（星期二）將有一個名為“培養高自尊和品德良好的孩子” 的講座. 詳情請參閱附件.
The Week Ahead
Monday May 1st
- Sub lunch for students who ordered
Tuesday May 2nd
- Grade 7 VIP
Wednesday May 3rd
- Grade 8s overnight trip
- Sushi lunch for students who ordered
Thursday May 4th
- Grade 8s overnight trip
Friday May 5th
- Pizza lunch for students who ordered
- Grade 8s return