Parkview Happenings…

Parkview’s Student Book Exchange is underway! Thank you for your donations as we have received over 1000 books already!! Organized by School Council’s Environment Committee and supported by Parkview staff, one student’s used book becomes a “new” book for another. From February 5th until Monday, February 12th, (the date has been extended) students are welcome to continue bringing 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. 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. Students will be able to visit the Book Exchange more than once, if they wish. Thank you in advance for your participation!

To celebrate Lunar New Year on Friday, February 16th, we are encouraging our Parkview Panthers to wear RED. We wish all of those in our community that celebrate Lunar New Year a lovely celebration with family and friends. Our Lunar New Year Celebration, hosted by School Council, will be held on March 1, 2018. Please save the date!! More details to follow.

A reminder to all of our families that next Monday, February 19th is Family Day. There will be no school. We wish you all a wonderful day of relaxation enjoying time with family and friends.

Parkview’s Parent Tea will be held on February 22, 2018 from 9-10am. 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. If you are interested in attending this session or if you require a translator please email the school.


The Annual Parkview School Council BBQ & Fun Fair will take place on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm.  Save the date!! The first meeting of the Parkview School Council BBQ Committee will be on Monday, February 12th from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm at the school. Everyone is welcome to attend the Parkview School Council BBQ Committee meetings and help plan this fun event. If you would like any additional information, please feel free to contact the Chair of the Parkview School Council BBQ Committee,  Julie Sellery

Our school-wide focus for the Month of February is Random Acts of Kindness. We are encouraging all of our students to think of kind acts to share with those around them in an effort to make someone else happy.

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.

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.