Parkview Happenings…

Annual Student Book Exchange: Parkview’s Student Book Exchange is here!   It’s time for students interested in participating to sort through their books and donate the ones they are no longer enjoying.   Organized by School Council’s Environment Committee and supported by Parkview staff, one student’s used book becomes a “new” book for another.  Reading and recycling – a great combination! Starting Monday, February 5 until Friday, February 9th, students are welcome to bring in gently used School-aged books (nothing damaged).  Kids Magazines (Chirp, Owl, High Five, KIDS Sports Illustrated, KIDS National Geographic, etc.) in good condition will also be accepted.  Bring in as many books and magazines as you like!  Students will receive a voucher for each item they donate. From Tuesday, February 13th to Friday, February 16th, participating students will be able to trade in their vouchers and choose from the selection of books and magazines donated.  All books will be sorted to help students select which books they would like to take home.  Students will be able to visit the Book Exchange more than once, if they wish.  During their first visit, a maximum of 5 books can be selected to ensure that all participating students can pick from a wider variety of books.  Any additional books can be selected at their second visit.  Thank you in advance for your participation!

Earth Rangers will be visiting our school this Thursday, February 8 and have prepared an engaging and hands-on presentation for our students in Kindergarten thru to grade 6.

Traffic Signs at Parkview  – The City of Markham has added and made some changes to the traffic signs to address the congestion on the street at pick-up and drop off times and to increase the safety during this time. This includes:

  • There will be NO stopping on Fonthill Blvd in front of the school (both sides of the street) during the hours of 7:45am-8:45am & 2:45pm-3:45pm. Students are not to exit cars from here anymore
  • Parents can stop to drop of children on the area indicated on the map below on Fonthill (east side) during the times listed above but are not allowed to park and leave their cars
  • There are more no U-turn signs. Please look out for them.

There will be enforcement officers present to support these new traffic rules. Please remember that children should not be crossing the street in front of the school
The Bus Loop Using the bus loop effectively can support us to alleviate traffic. Parents can support us to avoid congestion in the bus loop with the following actions:

  • Drive as far as you can in the bus loop to avoid a back-up into the street
  • Saying goodbye before you get to the school and not exiting your car – This creates a delay in the flow of traffic
  • Have your child exit on the side of the school – This is a safer option for your child
  • Try not to exit your car – This also delays traffic
  • Do not overtake cars in the bus loop – If we are more efficient with drop-offs, this will help to resist the urge to do this.

Parkview will host their next Parent Tea on February 22, 2018 @ 9:00am – 10:00am. Parents, guardians and caregivers are welcome to attend and learn more about The ZONES of Regulation Program that is being used at Parkview. The ZONES of Regulation is a thinking framework which support students with self-regulation and problem solving strategies in order to be ready to learn to their fullest potential. Parent, guardians and caregivers will have an opportunity to take home resources to support the home school connection. If you are interested in attending this session or if you require a translator please email the school.

Lunar New Year Celebration, hosted by School Council, will be held on March 1, 2018. Please save the date!! More details to follow.

Settlement and Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR)  – SEPYR provides settlement services in many languages for newcomer students and their families in their local schools. We have a settlement worker who can speak Mandarin, at Parkview Public School on Monday mornings to support you. You can contact Ms. Julie Zhang @ 416.567.4026 or by email:

We would like to remind all of our families that our goal is to work together to support the well-being of all our students. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working in partnership with our Parkview Community.

Term One reports will be sent home on February 14, 2018.

Our next School Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 20th @ 7:00pm.

Please visit our School Website for all up-to-date school information.