We hope you and your loved ones have had a great weekend. With this past Friday being National Caretakers Day and tomorrow being World Teacher Day, we wanted to take a moment to thank the incredible staff at Parkview P.S. Our Caretaking Team has been working non-stop to ensure the building continues to be as clean and safe as possible each day. The outstanding educators at Parkview continue to support every child at school and, along with being innovative and reflective in new teaching approaches and methods that are necessary during these unprecedented times, have created safe, caring and inclusive spaces for all our students. We thank them today and always for their outstanding efforts.
Families play a critical role in supporting health and safety in our school. The most important thing families can do to help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, is to screen their children daily for any COVID-19 symptoms and keep them home from school if they are sick, have any COVID symptoms, or have had close contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Thank you for continuing to report your child’s absence. Please use the following link prior to having your child return back to school: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/. Once you have completed this screening, we ask that you please inform the school via email.
The YRDSB has shared a reminder that with the recent uptick in COVID19 cases, it’s important to remember the appropriate way to wear a mask. Wearing a mask helps to keep us all safe so do your part by ensuring you’re wearing your mask properly.
Families are encouraged to review proper ways to wear a mask while at school:
Being Safe in our Community
It’s a good time for parents and guardians to remind children about personal safety. We ask that families take some time to review the following information together. 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.
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.
For more information on this subject, visit www.yrp.ca.
Orange Shirt Day
At Parkview, we are committed to engaging in learning that promotes an understanding of the intersection of social identities to transform relationships with students, families, guardians, Elders, and Indigenous communities. Last Wednesday, we observed Orange Shirt Day. On this day, staff and students engaged in meaningful activities and learning about the history of residential schools. The perspectives, knowledge and core values of Indigenous Peoples continue to be explored at our school as we reflect on our understanding and impact of the Key Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Islamic Heritage Month
Please click on the event to access the registration link: bit.ly/aemsihm2020
A Message from the YRDSB Adult ESL Programs
YRDSB offers Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) programs for those who want to develop effective language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing for daily life in Canada. We also offer specialized classes in Citizenship and Conversation.
Adult ESL Program Registration – In person and online options available!
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-731-9557 with the following information:
- your first and last name
- your telephone number
- CLARS identification number (those without a CLARS number will require an assessment, please contact us for further assistance).
- Our office will contact you if additional documentation is required.
- Visitors to Canada may also register and attend for a fee of $10 per day, per class.
For an assessment or to register, please call: 905-731-9557
If you are interested in improving your digital skills, want to work on your resume or interview skills, or prepare to take your GED exam, our Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program is for you!
Literacy and Basic Skill Assessment – In person and online options available!
- Email email@example.com or call 905-731-9557 Ext. 307 with the following information:
- your first and last name
- your telephone number
- tell us that you are “interested in the LBS program”
NOTE: Due to the high volume of inquires, it may take a few days to receive a reply communication from our office. We appreciate your patience.
Thank you for your interest in our programs. We look forward to serving you.
All communication from the school comes via:
- School Website http://www.yrdsb.ca/schools/parkview.ps/Pages/default.aspx
- School Twitter Account @parkviewPS1
- School Blog https://parkviewpulse.org/
- Electronic Communication via email
We would like to remind all of our families that our goal is to work together to support the 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.
Please visit our School Website for all up-to-date school information.