Families play a critical role in keeping our school safe, please ensure that you screen your children daily prior to sending them to school.
Use the link below: 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.
A reminder that Progress Reports will be distributed digitally this Thursday and Friday. More information about how families can access their child’s Progress Report will follow in the coming days.
Cold Weather Clothing
Please ensure that your child is dressed for the colder weather when they leave the house in the morning. We are unable to accept items at the school if your child has forgotten anything at home. Also, please continue to pack extra items such as an extra pair of pants, socks, etc. in the event your child’s clothing gets wet.
Parkview’s first ever Scholastic Virtual Book Fair
Thursday November 12th – Thursday November 26th
All books purchased from the Virtual Scholastic Book Fair will be shipped to your home address. A portion of each sale will be given back to our school and it is an excellent fundraiser for our school.
Plan to participate in the Scholastic Free shipping days on Wednesday, November 18th and Wednesday, November 25th from 6-8 PM. During these 2 days from 6-8PM all orders will be offered free shipping no matter the order amount. On any other day during our virtual book fair, Scholastic will offer free shipping on orders that are 35 dollars or higher, but purchases that are less than 35 dollars will be charged a shipping fee.
Your investment in your reader also helps our whole school. Money raised from the Scholastic Virtual Book Fair will be used to purchase new resources for the library and classrooms at Parkview.
Please follow this link to make purchases for the Parkview Scholastic Virtual Book Fair:
Have fun online book shopping!
Secondary School Virtual Open Houses
Transitioning to secondary school is an exciting time, and you may have many questions about what to expect. While secondary schools are unable to host in-person open houses this year, students and families are invited to virtually visit our secondary schools. Learn more about transitioning to secondary school, what to expect in Grade 9 and get to know the school.
Information will be posted on each school’s website or check the Board website for information night dates and additional information.
You can also visit www.yrdsb.ca/students for information about secondary school programs, course selection and more.
Bullying Prevention Awareness and Prevention Week
From November 15-21 we recognize Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week. At our school, it is important that we provide a caring, safe and inclusive environment that supports the academic achievement and well-being of all students. This week serves as a reminder to our school community about bullying and how to respond. During this week students will engage in learning activities that reinforce positive behaviours that respond to and prevent bullying.
Bullying is a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance.
Bullying can take many forms. Some include:
- Physical – hitting, shoving, stealing or damaging property
- Verbal – name calling, mocking, or making sexist, racist or homophobic comments
- Social – excluding others from a group or spreading gossip or rumours about them
- Electronic (commonly known as cyberbullying) – spreading rumours and hurtful comments through the use of cellphones, e-mail, text messaging and through social media.
Bullying is never acceptable at Parkview. All members of our school community are encouraged to stand up and support each other. Should there be concerns about bullying or if you have any questions please contact us.
You can also report events that happen at school, at school-related activities, online or off school property if they negatively affect a student or the school climate through YRDSB’s Report It tool. This tool is available on our school’s website or on www.yrdsb.ca. You may also choose to make a report anonymously.
For more information and resources on bullying and cyberbullying, please follow @YRDSB or us visit www.yrdsb.ca.
Cyber Awareness Week
November 9-13 – Week 3: Think before you click, post or share
Focus on being cautious online and protecting privacy and personal information.
This week we will look into the following:
- Don’t be a victim of phishing, smishing or vishing
- Think before you click, share or text
Start this week by familiarizing yourself with common ways that cybercriminals try to trick you into providing sensitive data about yourself or others. The what is Smishing and how to protect yourself video (transcript) will introduce you to a new technique you may not be aware of. Then check out the video on how you can browse the web safely (transcript) for important tips about how to keep you and the networks you use safe.
· Don’t take the bait! (video)
· Know how to spot signs of a phishing campaign
· Know how to protect yourself from phishing
· What is spoofing?
- Misinformation and fake news
· Can you tell what’s real and what is fake? Take the reality-check quiz
· Learn four easy ways to tell if something is true online. Take the Can you spot the fake? workshop
· What you can do to recognize false content online
· See if a fact-checking tool has debunked the story
- Think before you click, share or text
· Don’t be tricked by cyber scams, limit what you share
· Check first, share after, stop the spread of misinformation
Stay tuned for Week 4: Be Smart and Safe Online on Monday November 16th.
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.