Parkview Happenings…

Please check out our November / December Newsletter.

Thank you to our many families that joined us for our Primary Movie Night! What a wonderful evening! A special Thank You to School Council for making all of the arrangements. We look forward to seeing our Junior families next Thursday for our Junior Movie Night. A reminder that students must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult. Snack / drinks will be available for purchase on site. In order to ensure student safety, no outside food should be brought in. We look forward to seeing our families enjoy this community building event together.

Friday, January 18th is a PA Day. There will be no school for students.

Our School Council is raising funds to improve our school playground. 100% of the fundraising (raffle) ticket sales will be used to purchase new equipment and plants for the playground and outdoor area and their installation. Raffle tickets may only be purchased through School Cash Online and tickets will be sent home with your child prior to the assembly. By buying a fundraising raffle ticket, you are supporting the playground project and will be eligible to win from a variety of amazing prizes! Prizes will be drawn and winners will be announced during the Parkview PRIDE assembly on January 31st. Specific details and schedule to follow in the new year.

To support our Grade 7 and 8 families with the transition to Secondary School, Ms. McGuire (our guidance itinerant and transitions support) will be available, by appointment only, on Day 5s from 8:30am – 9:10am. She is able to discuss course selection, pathways planner, transition supports, etc. Please contact the office to book an appointment.

New Y1 (JK) Kindergarten registration will commence on January 18, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year. Registration forms are available on the YRDSB website. Children who turn four or five years old during 2019, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters, will be eligible to register for kindergarten. A kindergarten information session for parents is being planned for this spring. For more information, please visit the YRDSB website or contact our office.

We will be hosting a Parent Tea in February. We will sharing information on the Zones of Regulation as we work to support our students’ emotional well-being. More details to follow shortly.

Please remember to send your child to school every day with appropriate winter clothing for outdoor play. Students spend approximately 60 minutes a day outside. Please label all items with your child’s name on it. Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation! For students to stay warm, they can wear a: Winter jacket / hat / mitts / boots; neck warmer or scarf; snow pants.

  • Monday – Recess Guardians Program
  • Tuesday – Junior trip to Markham Theatre
  • Wednesday – Fire Safety Presentation (Grade 3s)
  • Thursday – Junior Movie Night
  • Friday – PA Day – No school
  • Friday – KG Registration Opens

School bus service may be cancelled due to inclement weather, extreme temperatures and/or poor road conditions. A bus cancellation message will be available at School Bus City, or by calling 1-877-330-3001, or by following @YRDSB on Twitter. On an inclement weather day when buses are cancelled, the delivery of school lunches (Pizza, Pasta and Subs) will be canceled and rescheduled for another day. Students will need to bring a lunch on those days.

In order to ensure safety, we are asking all families to: drive slowly when arriving to school to drop off student lunches; not park in the staff parking lot; ensure students are not dropped off earlier than 8:15am as there is no supervision prior to this time; discuss with students the need to go straight home at dismissal time. Parents/guardians must inform the office & classroom teacher, if there are any changes in dismissal routines.

EDSBY lesson: Learn How to login / create an Edsby parent account

Toronto Black Youth Conference @ the Metro Toronto Reference Library – Saturday, January 19 @ 8:30am – 5:30pm

Arts@Baythorn will be hosting an information night on January 17th for our grade 4 and 5 families that are interested in exploring the possibility of learning through the Elementary Integrated Arts Program.

Our Settlement and Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR) partner, Ms. Julie Zhang, is with us at Parkview every Monday morning. You are invited to contact Julie to for support @ 416.567.4026 or email:

All communication from the school comes via:

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 Monday, February 4th @ 7:00pm. All are welcome, invited and encouraged to attend.

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