March 15th-19th

New Screening Guidance

York Region Public Health released its new screening guide. All students are required to complete the screening guide daily before coming to school. Keeping Parkview safe is a shared responsibility, it is important that parents/guardians and caregivers screen their children prior to sending them to school. Please ensure that your family contact information is up to date. 

Staff members and students must provide confirmation of completing the tool prior to entry. The tool for secondary students is available on the Board’s website

Keeping Parkview Safe

We would like to thank  our Panther family for your continued support in keeping Parkview safe.  A reminder that parents and caregivers  who are dropping off their child must wear a mask and are kindly asked to not remain on board property once their child is in the care of an educator. Pets are not allowed on school property.

Preparing for Potential School Staff Shortages During In-Person Learning

We continue to work with York Region Public Health to ensure our schools are safe for students and staff. In doing so, there are occasions, where students and staff members are required to self-isolate. These measures require the board to rely on ensuring adequate student supervision for safety. In previous years, where no occasional teacher or other staff member was available, schools combined classes for short periods of time. During the global pandemic, student contacts must be minimized and classes cannot be combined. As such, we may face specific situations where schools are required to close to in-person learning due to self-isolation requirements, even if COVID-19 case counts do not appear significant. We will continue to take all necessary planning and precautions to keep schools open, but may also need to make difficult decisions to close to ensure safety. 

Food Vouchers

If you are interested or in need of food vouchers please contact the office at or call the main office 905.477.2172

Indigo Fundraiser

Please support our fundraiser!  When you purchase a gift card using this link, 20 % goes directly  towards our fundraising goal.  If you then use the gift card to purchase Indigo products, an additional 3% will be added to our fundraising goal.  Indigo not only sells books but a variety of electronics, homegoods and even apparel.  Check it out.  

Here are some book recommendations from our Primary Teachers:

  1. Not a Box
  2. Thank you Mr. Falker
  3. Mixed Me
  4. All Are Welcome
  5. I Am Enough
  6. Sulwe
  7. Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late
  8. The Feelings Book
  9. 5000 Awesome Facts About Everything (National Geographic)
  10. The Good Egg 

Thank you to our School Council for arranging this opportunity for our school!

Equity & Inclusive Education 

At Parkview we are committed to Equity and Inclusive Education. At our last council meeting we reviewed the book Anti Racist Baby. We want our Panthers to become critical thinkers and agents of change in the world. Thank you to our Parkview community for all your support over the years. Here are some resources for families:

 5 Tips – Talking About Race

              Speaking to Young Children About Race

              A Kids Book About Racism

                  Parkview’s Virtual School Library  for  Parent/Guardian/Caregivers

 Spirit Wear 

All Parkview families have the opportunity to purchase Parkview Spirit Wear!  Parents/Guardians can  place orders and 20% of all sales will go directly back  to our school to support student achievement and well being initiatives. Show Parkview spirit by purchasing Spirit Wear items!  COVID protocols outlined by the board and Public Health will be followed while distributing Spirit Wear Items. Any EVS families who would like to purchase Spirit Wear items may contact the main office 905.477.2172 to make arrangements for pick up once they have purchased 


World Down Syndrome Day

On Friday March 19th wear fun and colourful socks to school in order to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day which takes place on March 21st! 

Nowruz 2021

For most of us, March 20th signifies the beginning of a new season, spring and a chance to look forward to warmer weather. For many of us from countries like Iran, Afghanistan, the Kurdish regions of Iraq, Turkey and Syria, throughout Central Asia and many more – The first day of spring is a New Year’s Festivity, also known as Nowruz (pronounced NO-ruz). While specific traditions vary from country to country, as different cultures add their own elements, the central theme is the same: a celebration of spring and a time for rebirth and renewal.

In recognition of Nowruz, students and parents/guardians are invited to participate in free activities during the month of March which focus on aspects of Nowruz traditions celebrated by different communities.

On-Going Events for March

Student Virtual Talent Show

When: March 19th 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Virtual TBA

Ages: Grade 1-12

Overview: Students within our board can get an opportunity to celebrate Nowruz by showcasing their talents on a virtual platform. This event will be open to anyone who would be interested in attending.

At this stage, we are hoping to gather students Grade 1-12 who celebrate Nowruz that may be interested in showcasing their talent.

It would be for 5-10 minutes and can be individual or a group. Talents can include anything, however these are just some suggestions:

• Playing an instrument

• Poetry/Spoken word

• Singing

• Acting

• Any type of visual art

Following Registration of the Virtual Talent Show a consent form will be provided and will need to be completed in order for the student to participate.

Poster Competition

When: March 1st – March 19th – Winner announced

March 19th 2021 at Virtual Talent Show

Where: Virtual TBA

Ages: Grade 1-12

Overview: What does the first day of spring mean to you? For those who celebrate Nowruz, the first day of spring is the start of a new year and new beginnings.

We are encouraging all students who celebrate Nowruz to create a poster that illustrates any of the following:

• How do you and your family celebrate Nowruz?

• What does Nowruz mean to you?

• What do you hope for the upcoming New Year?

Get Creative! Posters can be made in any format the student is comfortable with (digital, paint, canvas, etc.)

A photo of the poster can be sent to along with the student’s name, school, grade and contact information. A consent form will be provided following poster submission.

Winner will receive a $25.00 Gift Card!

Family Virtual Workshops for March

Family Virtual Workshop Registration

Families (students and parents/guardians) can sign up for the free workshops and a Zoom link will be provided prior to the event.

Egg Decorating

When: Thursday, March 11th 2021 5:30-6:30pm

Where: Zoom link will be sent prior to event date

Ages: Grade 1-12

Materials Required: Eggs, markers [optional: stickers, paint]

Overview: A workshop designed to provide an opportunity for YRDSB families to learn more about the traditions of the Iranian community around Nowruz. Every household that celebrates Nowruz sets up a table with seven different items (known as the Haftseen) that bring specific luck to the family. Eggs represent fertility in hopes of new additions to the family. Every one of all ages gather and decorate the eggs before placing them on the Haftseen table. During this workshop, families will have the opportunity to decorate their eggs inspired by ideas from members of the community.

Haftseen it Your Way

When: Thursday, March 18th 2021 5:30-6:30pm

Where: Zoom link will be sent prior to event date

Ages: Grade 1-12

Overview: A workshop designed to provide an opportunity for YRDSB families to learn more about the traditions of the Iranian community around Nowruz. For Nowruz, the community sets up their own table with seven items that begin with the letter S. Each item represents an item that will bring good luck to the family in the New Year. In this workshop, families will get creative and pick another letter and set up a new table with items beginning with the chosen letter and share what each item represents or means to them personally.

Esme Famil (Traditional Iranian Game)

When: Thursday, March 25th 2021 5:30-6:30pm

Where: Zoom link will be sent prior to event date

Ages: Grade 1-12

Overview: A workshop designed to provide an opportunity for YRDSB families to learn more about the traditions of the Iranian community around Nowruz. This friendly online game is played among the Iranian community. It’s competitive but fun! Similar to other religious and cultural celebrations, during Nowruz, families get together and celebrate the New Year by eating delicious food, giving gifts, and playing games at gatherings. With this traditional Iranian game, families will have the opportunity to play with members of the community and learn about different cultures and traditions.

For more information about the events and workshops please contact Marjan Afzaly at 

Upcoming Faith Days

For faith observances in March, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar at the bottom of the Significant Faith Days page on the board website.