The Parkview library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair this week. Classes will be scheduled to browse the Book Fair on Monday or Tuesday of this week and students will be given an opportunity to complete a wish list of items that they may want to purchase from the Book Fair. Students may bring their wish list home to share with families which item(s) they wish to purchase. All classes will have a chance on Wednesday to visit the Book Fair to make purchases. Families who choose to, may send their child(ren) money to school to purchase something at the Book Fair. A portion of all sales goes back to the library and it is a great fundraiser for the school, and also a great opportunity for students to purchase some excellent books and other fun items too. Cash is the preferred payment option, but parents may send cheques as well, please make cheques payable to Parkview Public School. Unfortunately, the book fair will not remain open past 3:00pm however it will be open throughout the school day and during recesses. For families able to shop during the day, the Book Fair also accepts Credit and Debit cards. Please ensure that you sign in and out of the office. Students cannot be pulled during the instructional day should families wish to purchase items. Thank you for your support of the Book Fair fundraiser
February is Black History Month: Celebration of Black History Month has been a part of Canadian society since the 1950’s. Lieutenant Governor Hal Jackman declared February as Black History month in Ontario in 1993, and in 1995, the Honorable Jean Augustine made the same declaration in the House of Parliament in Ottawa. These declarations set the stage for acknowledgement of the contributions of people of African Heritage to the cultural, economic, political and social fabric of Canada dating back to the early 1600’s. They also increased our awareness that people of African Caribbean Heritage are an integral part of Canadian history. During the month of February, we deliberately reflect upon the legacy of African history in all its various forms, and we join all Canadians in celebrating Black History Month. By contemplating on persons of African Caribbean Canadian heritage, famous and not so famous, who have been significantly influential through their ideas, words and actions, we appreciate the place of African history in the history of the world.
School Council Meeting: Our next School Council is on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00pm…all are welcome!
Term 1 Report Cards: We know that teacher assessment and evaluation of student learning and achievement are important components of the teaching and learning process. As part of its work-to-rule job sanctions, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has directed teachers not to create comments for report cards and not to complete the electronic entry of grades. Teacher’s electronic submission of grades and the verification of those grades and comments are required to complete the report card process. As such, at this time, we will be unable to provide students and families with Term One report cards.
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. Please drive slowly in the pick up /drop off loop. 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.
French Immersion: If you are planning to move or have your child attend French Immersion in September please notify the office. Thank you.
Novel Coronavirus FAQ – Below are the most recent FAQs from the community along with the Board’s responses: