Parkview Happenings

Labour Action Update:  As you may know from previous communications, changes to work-to-rule strike sanctions by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) were announced. These sanctions are a result of the bargaining process at the provincial level, and Board employees are required to follow the direction of their provincial federations.  At this time, all field trips and extra-curricular activities have been suspended.

As you may be aware, the York Region community has been deeply affected by the tragic January 8 plane crash in Iran. Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with all those affected, and we join others around the world in mourning the loss of the victims.  York Region District School Board is hosting a vigil to honour the victims and show support for our students, families and our community.  Families and community members are invited to attend.  Monday, January 13, 2020 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dr. Bette Stephenson Centre for Learning 36 Regatta Ave, Richmond Hill

The Difference Makers will be collecting new hats, mittens and scarves for children in need. Please donate new items in the front foyer. There will be a bin labelled Warm In Winter. We will be collecting new hats, mittens and scarves from January 7th- 16th, 2020. Thank you for helping make our world a better place!

Please support Parkview Public Schools Pink Shirt Day fundraiser by purchasing a t-shirt on School Cash Online. Be Kind…Always.  All of the funds raised will be used to purchase resources and materials for our school. If you would like to order more than one t-shirt with different designs and sizes, please add one choice to your cart then go back to add another. You must add each choice to your cart individually.  Please ensure that you select appropriate sizes because ALL items are NON-REFUNDABLE. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ALL ORDERS MUST BE MADE ON SCHOOL CASH ONLINE, Cash or cheques will not be accepted by the school.

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Tamil Heritage Month – On October 5, 2016, Motion M-24 was passed in the Federal Parliament, officially proclaiming January of every year as Tamil Heritage Month (THM). Thus, we are pleased to invite you to join us in acknowledging and celebrating Tamil Heritage Month in Canada. Tamil Heritage Month aims to celebrate the richness of the Tamil language and its literature, as well as to highlight the vibrant traditions, histories, arts, and cultures of Tamil Canadians. In addition, it seeks to recognize the significant contributions of Tamil Canadians in key areas of social, cultural, economic, and political spheres.  According to the Tamil calendar, January 14 begins the month of “Thai” and the start of the Tamil New Year. On this day Tamils around the diaspora will be celebrating Tamil New Year and Thai.  Pongal, the Tamil harvest festival. Thai Pongal is the most important and widely-celebrated festival amongst Tamils around the globe. Thai Pongal is a time to give thanks for the blessings of the previous year and a time to look forward to the New Year.  Please visit for events throughout the month.

Kindergarten registration at the York Region District School Board opens on January 17, 2020.  Please visit YRDSB Guide to Kindergarten Registration for more information.

SAFETY REMINDERS In order to ensure student safety, we are reminding parents / guardians that students cannot be dropped off to school earlier than 8:15am, as there is NO supervision before 8:15am. Students are also reminded that they must go home right at dismissal time. Parents / guardians must inform the office & classroom teacher, if there are any changes in dismissal routines. Please do not park in the staff parking lot, particularly during entry and dismissal times. This will help support student safety.

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.