Parkview Happenings…

Parkview School Council’s Lunar New Year Celebration will take place on March 1, 2018 at 5:30pm. Come learn about Lunar New Year and participate in various activities! Parkview Families will have an opportunity listen to a presentation in the library, to make lanterns, participate in paper cutting activities, join a riddle contest and play Shuttlecock. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Supervision will not be provided.

Thank you to the parents and guardians that were able to attend our February Parent Tea. We appreciate your support. Please mark your calendar for our next Parent Tea that will be held on March 28, 2018 from 9-10am. We will focus on Safety: Internet, Home, and Community. All parents, guardians and caregivers are welcome! If you are interested in attending this session or if you require a translator please email the school.

It’s time to remind children about being safe in our community – It’s a good time for parents to remind children about personal safety. For more information on this subject, visit the York Regional Police website. Here’s what children need to know:

  • Their name, age, telephone number, address, city and province. This can be done through rhyme or song.
  • How to contact their parents at any time, by memorizing cell or work numbers.
  • How and under what circumstances to call 911.
  • To never approach or enter a stranger’s vehicle. A responsible adult would never ask a child for directions or any other question for that matter.
  • Make sure they know they have a right to say “no” to an adult, especially when the adult is asking them to do something they have been taught is wrong or feels uncomfortable. Reminding children of this right is important because children are taught from a young age to respect adults.
  • To always tell parents where they will be and to never enter someone’s home without their parent’s permission.
  • If home alone, never admit it when answering the phone. Never answer a knock at the door or speak through it. Adults can be very persuasive. Teach your child to call you if there is a knock at the door and if they fear for their safety, teach them to call 911. Make sure they know that police officers are there to help them and would not get mad if it were a false alarm.
  • If they think they are being followed or are in danger they should run home or to a public place. If someone grabs them, they should try to get away, yelling and screaming while doing so.
  • It is important to play in safe areas, never take shortcuts and stick with a buddy whenever possible.

Safety Reminder: Please inform the school if there are any changes to your child(ren)’s dismissal routines.

Safe Schools Reminder: Please use the main entrance and buzz the office when entering the school. Our office staff will open the door for you. Please do not open the door for any visitors. You are invited to wait for your child on the bench in the foyer. Thank you for supporting the safety of all of our students.

The Junior Division is proud to present, “Jukebox Time Machine” for our Junior Concert. The show is about music through the decades. To ensure the safety of all students and guests, as well as being compliant with fire regulations, we have a maximum capacity of 170 guests per show. There will be two shows on March 8th: one starting at 6:00 pm and the other at 7:15 pm.  Each junior student will be allotted 2 tickets in total. A form went home on Wednesday, February 21st with information. Please indicate the time slot that works best for you and return the form back to your child’s teacher by Thursday, March 1st.

Junior Movie Night (grades 4, 5, 6) – hosted by School Council – will be held on March 29th. Mark your calendars!

The Annual Parkview School Council BBQ & Fun Fair will take place on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm.  The next meeting of the Parkview School Council BBQ Committee will be on Monday, February 26th from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm at the school. Everyone is welcome. 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. 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.

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.

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

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