Parkview Happenings

The Earth Rangers are coming to Parkview!  Next week the students will have an opportunity to enjoy a presentation from the Earth Rangers will showcase amazing animals and talk to the students about protecting animals from extinction.  The Earth Rangers programs are designed to be fun, educational, and confidence-building. They not only teach kids about the environmental issues our planet is facing—they empower them to take action. Their program provides children with the tools to positively impact the environment as well as providing a sense of belonging, optimism and proof that when we all work together, we can make a difference.  Not only do the Earth Rangers reach children across Canada through in-school presentations, they are also on kids’ networks like YTV and Teletoon and have an amazing interactive website.  Check it out:


It’s Bus Safety Week!  On Tuesday, December 3rd, all students will participate in a bus safety assembly. The Primary program, for JK to grade 3 students, focuses on basic safety, utilizes Buster the robotic school bus and students receive activity book.  The Junior/Intermediate program, for grade 4 to 8 students, focuses on basic safety and behaviour, utilizes a game show format.

Our school operates a safe arrival program that requires that we check the whereabouts of all students who are absent each day. It is important that parents/guardians let us know if their child is going to be absent or late. We have a 24 hour absence reporting line. When you call in (905) 477-2172 option #1, please clearly state your child’s name and state their teacher’s name as well.

All visitors entering the building must use the front door and buzz the office. The doors will be opened by office staff only and should not be opened by parents/guardians or caregivers who are waiting in the front foyer for their children.

Lunches may be dropped off at the lunch table which is located in the main foyer. We are respectfully asking parents /guardians/ caregivers to support us with ensuring the safety all our children by exiting the building once lunches have been dropped off. If you require further communication with your child at lunch, you are welcome to wait directly outside of the office so that our front door remains closed and accessible. This will ensure the safety of all our students.

Students will enter the building and be dismissed from their exit doors (Primary, Junior and Intermediate). If there is a change in pick up routines, please inform the office immediately.

Our next School Council meeting is scheduled for this coming Monday, December 2nd @ 7:00pm.  All are welcome!

School Years Memory Albums are here!  Are you looking for a solution for storing all of your child’s report cards, art work, mementos from school? The School Years Memory Album is an ideal way to collect all these items in an organized way from Preschool to Grade 12. This album can be purchased @ School Cash Online. Families can pick up their albums the first week of December. The cost is $30, tax included, with $5 going back to Parkview as a School Council Fundraiser. The last day to order is December 1st (Sunday).  Thank you for supporting this School Council Fundraiser!


Learn more about: Supporting your child’s transition to High School, how to support your child with course selection, the skills required for success, a typical day in high school

Date: December 4th, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 10:00am WHERE: Parkview Library     This session will be presented by our Guidance Itinerant Teacher: Mr. Spalierno.

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Kindergarten Registration is coming soon!  Save the date:  Registration begins January 17, 2020.

Grade 1 French Immersion Information Sessions and Registrations

Information Sessions

Information sessions for Grade 1 entry into the French Immersion (FI) program will take place at French Immersion schools that have a Grade 1 program on January 16, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Please visit YRDSB’s website in January 2020 to find the FI program location for your elementary school location.


FI registration will begin on January 17, 2020. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2020, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can visit or call their home school office and request an Office Index Card – short version. This Office Index Card must be signed by the principal of the home school. Parents or guardians then take this form, along with one piece of identification showing their address to the designated FI program location to register, between January 17 and February 7, 2020.  Registration during this period is not first come, first served.

Late Registrations

Late registrations are those submitted after February 7, 2020.  Late registrations will be treated on a first- come, first-served basis and will be considered subsequent to registrations received during the registration period should overflow be necessary.

Accommodation Plan

YRDSB’s FI Accommodation Plan provides long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enrol. The FI program will be offered in Dual Track or Single Track settings, in a variety of configurations. In order to meet community needs and optimize available space in our schools, a community’s Grade 1-8 FI program may be provided over more than one school during the course of a student’s FI education. Space requirements at some schools may mean that siblings are in different schools for primary dual track French Immersion programs due to differing grade structures. Like any of our schools across the Board, changes to school boundaries, and/or the accommodation model for the French Immersion program may need to be considered when new schools open, a school experiences enrolment growth, and program changes occur. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools.
More information is available on the Board’s website: Please note: Some of the FI accommodation plans will require facility modifications or the development of new schools and will require short-term transition plans that might include overflow while we work toward the long-term vision. Overflow refers to situations in which the Board directs students to attend a school other than their community school or optional program for a specific period of time, as defined in Policy #108.