Parkview Happenings…

It’s time to remind children about being safe in our community! It is never too early or too late to teach children the importance of personal safety. Common sense, communication and consistency are the keys. Remind children to alert a responsible adult if something strange happens that makes them feel uncomfortable. Remember, crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility. For more information on this subject, visit 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.

Note to all Primary Families: Take home books for K-3 will not be going home for the next couple of weeks because we are in the process of doing an inventory so that we can add new books to classroom collections.

Help support our grade 8 students who will be participating in the In-School 360Kids Experience. Our  students will spend one-night outdoors and try their best to stay warm and dry overnight as they battle the elements through a series of challenges that will test their problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills. Please support our Parkview Student Team in reaching the goal they have set of raising $1000.00 by clicking on the donation link and select Donate, Team, Parkview.

The Annual Parkview BBQ Fun Fair will take place on Thursday, June 6th, 2019 from 3:15 pm to 6 pm. Everyone is welcome to be part of the Parkview BBQ committee. The next meeting to plan the Parkview BBQ Fun Fair will take place at Parkview Public School on Tuesday, March 19th @ 1:30 pm. Please sign in at the office before heading down to the meeting. For more information, please contact the BBQ Chair, Julie Sellery.

To support the transition to High School, Ms. McGuire will be available, by appointment only, on Day 5s from 8:30am – 9:10am. Please contact the office to book an appointment.

Please remember to send your child to school every day with appropriate winter clothing for outdoor play including: winter jacket / hat / mitts / boots / neck warmer / scarf / snow pants.

A gentle reminder to all families that the instructional day begins @ 8:30am and that supervision begins @ 8:15am. We ask any students that arrive at school after 8:30am to please report to the office. We ask all parents / guardians to notify the office of any changes in dismissal routines.

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. When buses are cancelled, the delivery of school lunches will be canceled and rescheduled for another day. Students will need to bring a lunch on those days.

The City of Markham has made some changes to the traffic signs around our school to support safety. Please remember that children should not be crossing the street in front of the school. 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; Saying goodbye before you get to the school and not exiting your car; Have your child exit on the side of the school; and do not overtake cars in the bus loop. Reminder that student supervision begins @ 8:15am – students cannot be dropped at and left on their own prior to 8:15am.

Our SEPYR partner, Ms. Julie Zhang, is at Parkview Monday mornings. You are invited to contact Julie 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 in partnership to support the achievement, success and 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 will take place on Monday, April 1st @ 7:00pm. All are welcome, invited and encouraged to attend.

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