Parkview Happenings…

From the Parkview Panthers to you and yours, to those that celebrate Thanksgiving, we hope you had a great weekend with family and friends.

You are invited to Parkview’s MEET & GREET EVENING October 12th, 2017 6:30 – 7:30pm
This evening will be an opportunity for families to visit classrooms, meet the teachers and learn about your child’s experiences at school. Homeroom Teachers will be available to meet parents/students in the rooms found in our staff directory on the back of this page. SERTS, ELL, French, and Prep Teachers will be stopping by homerooms to introduce themselves.

The Parkview library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during the week of Tuesday October 10th until Thursday, October 12th.  The Book Fair is open after school until 3:45 every day and the Book Fair will also be open during the evening on Thursday October 12th for the Parkview “Teacher Meet and Greet” from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The Scholastic Book Fair is a fantastic place to find great reading materials and fun activities for your family and friends.  A portion of all of the sales for the Book Fair goes toward purchasing new resources for the school library. We look forward to seeing you during our Book Fair and thank you in advance for supporting this very important literacy fundraiser.

Parkview Panthers Prowl Proudly at Cross Country Area Championships. The Parkview cross country team braved the elements on Friday but it was worth it in the end as the Panthers continued their running dominance at the area championships at Milliken. First place finishes by the tyke boys and junior boys combined with second place finishes by the tyke girls, atom boys, and junior girls and a fourth place finish by the atom girls propelled Parkview to a 54-48 victory over Unionville Public School to take the overall junior pennant – congratulations junior Panthers! You have done it again! For the intermediate races, the weather was at its worst but the Panthers dug deep and did not let adversity get them down. The senior boys won the pennant for Parkview. The intermediate girls finished in 4th place, the senior girls in 6th place and the intermediate boys in 9th. All Parkview runners should be proud of your accomplishments as we are one of only two schools in our entire area to field a full team at each age group. A big thank you to all of our coaches, students, and parents for your commitment and dedication.

Parkview is very pleased to offer the Canadian MedicAlert ® Foundation’s No Child Without® program to our school. No Child Without, is a program that was developed to ensure children across Canada from Junior Kindergarten up to their 14th birthday receive MedicAlert protection at no cost to the parent, school or Board of Education. If your child has a medical condition, a life threatening allergy or is required to take medication on a regular basis then you should consider a MedicAlert membership through this program. MedicAlert is your child’s voice in an emergency. Paramedics, police and other emergency responders are trained to look for the official MedicAlert emblem, and then respond immediately to your child’s unique medical needs. Students will have a choice of pre-selected MedicALert identification (wrist band), listing their medical conditions and membership number. As a member of MedicAlert, you will receive a wallet card with all of the member’s information (this can used as an information card for parents). Access to the 24 Hour Emergency Hotline, notification of personal emergency contact at the time of an emergency and a followup with parents after the emergency call has been made to the Hotline. If you would like to register your child please come to the office to pick up a brochure with the school barcode & pin.

Parkview P.S. We Scare Hunger Food DriveDuring the last two weeks in October, from 16th-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!!!


As part of our music program this year, students in grades 2, 3, and 4 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 is a wonderful chance for the kids to broaden their horizons in the arts and to have fun while doing so! Recorders can 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 9th to Wednesday, October 20th. Again, we are extremely pleased to provide this very special learning opportunity for your children.

Islamic Heritage Month – Workshop: Parents / Guardians / Children are invited to participate in a free Art History Workshop facilitated by the Aga Khan Museum. This workshop will consist of an introduction to the Aga Khan Museum and an understanding of the diversity and pluralism in Islam through museum artifacts.

PA DAY – coming up October 20th.

School Council – Next meeting will be held October 10 @ 7:00pm.