Families play a critical role in keeping our school safe, please ensure that you screen your children daily prior to sending them to school.
Please use this link: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Thank you for your continued support.
Please take some time to review this important information with your child on how to wear a mask. Please remind your child of the importance of wearing masks properly and to not hang it from their neck or ears or take it off when talking to others. A reminder to please send masks (at least 3) for your child, so they have back-ups ready. Please remember to wash cloth masks daily. Students are permitted to wear their mask outside for recess if they prefer.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Edsby schedules close Wednesday, November 11th at 4:00 pm. Please ensure you book an appointment or contact your child’s teacher directly if you would like to book an interview.
A reminder that this Friday, November 13th is a PA Day. We look forward to seeing students back at school on Monday, November 16th.
On November 11th we pause to remember and reflect upon the sacrifices that the Canadian men and women who have served, and continue to serve, in the Canadian Military have made for all Canadians. It is because of their commitment to freedom, democracy and human rights that we are able to live our lives the way we do in Canada. Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice Day is observed annually and marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I on November 11th at 11am in 1918 (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). Across generations, Ontarians of all backgrounds have fought and died to make our world a safer place. This is an opportunity for students to make family connections and learn about the history of our country and countries around the world. We will not be holding an ‘in person’ assembly this year due to COVID restrictions; however, we will be paying tribute to Canadians of diverse cultures and backgrounds who have sacrificed for our freedom over the announcements and we will be observing a moment of silence to mark this important time of remembrance.
Diwali is on Saturday, November 14th this year. Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. It signifies many different things to different people. For most Hindus, Diwali is dedicated to the Goddess of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. In Bengal, Diwali honours the goddess Kali. For Sikhs, the festival commemorates the return of the sixth guru to the Holy city of Amritstar after his release from detention. For the Jain community, it commemorates the passing into Nirvana of Mahavira. It also may be the beginning of a new year for farmers who plant their crops after Diwali, as well as for business people and merchants who traditionally settle all accounts on this day and begin the new financial year. Everywhere it is celebrated, it signifies the renewal of life. To celebrate this joyous and important festival, people get together with friends and family, exchange gifts of sweets and greet each other with the words ‘Subh Diwali’. Some set off fireworks and wear new clothes. Many light little clay lamps, called dipas or diyas, candles and even neon lights. Parkview is acknowledging this festival through a variety of activities and displays that promote sharing and understanding among students and staff. We would like to wish students, staff, and members of the community who celebrate Diwali, a happy and festive time with friends and family.
Virtual Book Fair
This year, we will be hosting a Virtual Book Fair. The link below can be used anytime for browsing, but shopping will not open until Thursday, November 12th. Purchases can be made until Thursday, November 26th. Orders over $35 will offer free shipping and all orders ship directly to home addresses provided during purchase.
Here is the link to your Virtual Book Fair: https://bookfairs-canada.myshopify.com/pages/5152258.
Scholastic also is offering free shipping windows on Wednesdays from 6-8PM. Any orders received during this window will be offered free shipping regardless of order amount.
More informaiton will following. Thank you for your support with the Virtual Book Fair!
Grade 8 Information Nights
Secondary schools have started sharing dates for Grade 8 Information Nights. Please refer to this page on the YRDSB website for updated information on dates and times.
Parents for Children’s Mental Health
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/264461077
You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373
Access Code: 264-461-077
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Welcome to Week 2 of the four-week K-12 Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM) campaign, running from October 26 to November 20. This year’s campaign theme, “Work, Teach, Learn Remote, Secure and Safe”, has the objective of helping everyone in K-12 education – teachers, staff, students and parents – be safer and more secure online. The campaign provides resources to help everyone understand pertinent cyber threats and know a few simple steps to protect themselves, their workplace, learning space, and their devices.
The campaign is divided into weekly themes which highlight different aspects of cyber security, online privacy and online (cyber) safety, as all three areas are of equal importance to K-12. For each weekly theme, resources from multiple reputable sources are provided.
All listed resources are also available in French.
You can participate by following @ITS_YRDSB on Twitter, Tweeting or Retweeting Cyber Awareness information for parents and students.
November 2-6 – Week 2: Why Me?
Focus on understanding cyber threats and why cybercriminals or malicious individuals may be targeting you.
This week we will look into the following:
- Understanding cyber threats and how they work
- Ransomware and malware as a form of cyber threat
- Identity theft
- The long game for cybercriminals
Begin this week by watching the Why Me? video (transcript) as this is a common question that as a Staff, Teacher or Student you may be asking yourself. Then go to the website “haveibeenpwned.com” to do a self-check up on the information that is out in the public about your accounts and may be used by a cybercriminal.
This week choose one or more daily cyber security topic(s), read, learn and apply to be more aware of how and why you can be a target.
- Cyber Threats:
- Malware and Ransomware:
- What is malware and how can you protect yourself
- Know the difference between the types of Malware
- What is Ransomware and how to stay cyber secure
- How can backing up your data help you to reduce the risk of loss in the event of Ransomware
- See how Teachers, Staff and Students can be Targets of Ransomware (Word / PDF) (custom content)
- Identity Theft:
- Identity Theft and You
- Take the Privacy Quiz for Youth (online quiz)
- Privacy Settings: Check and adjust your privacy settings (video)
- The Long Game:
Renewed Computer Technology Program (Revised Information)
Fundraising at Parkview P.S.
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.