On behalf of our entire Parkview team, we would like to thank you for your cooperation, flexibility, patience and understanding as we navigate through the complexities of this continued pandemic. Our students are doing a tremendous job in remembering to distance, mask and practice good hand hygiene.
A reminder that 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.
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 in order to avoid crowding/congestion. Pets are not allowed on school property.
Below you will find a few reminders from York Region Public Health.
Upcoming School Holidays
Friday April 2nd, 2021
Monday April 5th, 2021
April 12th-16th, 2021
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.
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:
If you are interested or in need of food vouchers please contact the office at Parkview.firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main office 905.477.2172
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 Junior Division Teachers:
- The New Kid
- The Magic Misfits Series
- And Then It Happened Series
- Spy School
- Funjungle Series
- 39 Clues
- Spiderwick Series
- Red Pyramid
- Percy Jackson
- Fish in a Tree
- The Divergent series
- The Harry Potter Series
- The Girl Who Drank the Moon
- Land of Stories
- Lunch Lady
- Babysitter’s Club
- Bad Guys
- Big Nate
- The Legend of Zelda
- Skin Again
- Fatty Legs
- Becoming for Young Readers
- The Last Fallen Star
- The Shape of Thunder
- Amina’s Voice
Thank you to our School Council for arranging this opportunity for our school!
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 items.
Save the Date for the following Parkview Events in April!
‘Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Well Being’ Workshop for Parkview Families- April 22, 2021
Thank you to our School Council for completing and submitting our PROGrant Application. The workshop that we will be hosting for families will take place on April 22, 2021 from 5:30-6:30pm. The session will focus on ‘Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Well Being.’ All families who are interested in attending should RSVP here.
Upcoming Community Events and Supports
Black Foundation of Community Network Presents
The Friday Focus parent workshop for Black parents called Foundations Of Financial Literacy. It is presented by Mutiat Bello, of MBRE, and featuring Ivor Christopher. More information can be found here.
Communication Strategies and Healthy Boundaries
Parent Engagement Event:Participants can choose to attend the sessions in Mandarin, Cantonese or English. The sessions are provided by Hong Fook and Family Services for York Region. Registration can be found here.
Upcoming Faith Days
For faith observances in March and April, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar at the bottom of the Significant Faith Days page on the board website.