Parkview Happenings

Thank you to all Parkview families for supporting our Warm in Winter Drive, it was a great success!  All items were donated to children in other GTA schools.

Pink Shirt Day is coming! Pink Shirt Day is a globally recognized day in support of anti-bullying, upstanding behaviour and simple acts of kindness. On February 26, 2020, we are encouraged to practice kindness and wear pink to show that we do not tolerate bullying. Please help your child prepare for the day by dressing them in pink.  We appreciate your support!

Parents for Children’s Mental Health – Please join Guest Speaker Dr. Beverley David as she delivers a talk on Sleep- the importance of sleep and sleep habits.  Following the keynote there will be a parent discussion.  This special parent night will take place on Monday, February 24th from 6:30-8:00 at the Aurora Kinark Office.  All are welcome!

Currently we have no new information regarding ETFO’s legal strike.  Please note that schools remain open until further notice.  See you tomorrow!

The Sankofa Mentoring Program for youth ages 12-14:  York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities (YRAACC) – Sankofa Mentoring Program for youth

The Sankofa Mentoring Program is rooted in an African Rites of Passage framework that highlights the principles of Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, Faith and Self-Respect.

When they meet:

 Tuesdays at Vaughan Secondary School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. or

 Thursdays at Bur Oak Secondary School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Food is provided

For more information please contact the program manager at or call 647 807-2016.


Parkview’s Student Book Exchange is back!  It’s time to sort through your books and donate the ones you are no longer enjoying.  Please bring in gently used school-aged books (nothing damaged) from Monday, February 24th to Monday, March 2nd.  Kids Magazines (Chirp, Owl, High Five, KIDS Sports Illustrated, KIDS National Geographic, etc.) in good condition will also be accepted.  Students will receive a voucher for each book or magazine they donate.  Bring in as many books as you like! From Tuesday, March 3rd to Friday, March 6th, students will be able to trade in their vouchers and choose from the selection of books donated.  All books will be sorted by category to help students select which books they would like to take home.  There will be a limit of 5 vouchers redeemed at one time.  Additional vouchers can only be used after all classes have visited the book exchange.

Student Trustees:  From Friday, February 21, 2020 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020 students in Grades 5 through to Grade 11 will have an opportunity to cast their vote to select their Student Trustees for the 2020-2021 school year. Students will be able to vote for two of the four student trustee candidates. Information about the candidates, process and timelines is available on the Student Trustee website.  Watch the Student Trustee Candidates and listen to each candidate’s platform on the live debate captured here:

February is Black History Month – In recognition of Black History month, YRDSB has created podcasts on Twitter.  Please view here:  #BHMyrdsb #BlackExcellence

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.  On the warmer weather days, please dress your child in rain gear and waterproof boots.  It would be handy for our younger students to bring a change of clothes to school as well.