We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. We have missed our panthers and it is hard to believe that our school year has come to an end! This has been another challenging year, however we are proud of our panthers for demonstrating perseverance, resiliency and for maintaining a positive attitude whether they were engaged in face-to-face learning or online learning. This year we have learned the importance of advocating for others in order to make the world a better place. We have also learned how globally connected we are to one another. In order to help our community overcome challenges we have learned that we need to consider others as we make our decisions. All our actions have an impact on others. Please continue to follow advice that is provided by our medical professionals and Public Health.
Congratulations to our Grade 8 graduates! We are so proud to have been part of your journey and see you grow into responsible young citizens. This year may not have ended the way we imagined or hoped, however we were so happy to see you during our Drive Through Graduation. Remember to use what you have learned to make the world a better place today and tomorrow for everyone!
I would like to thank our teachers, office staff, educational assistants, and caretaking team for all their hard work, flexibility and continued dedication as we adjusted to the many changes this year. Thank you to our School Council, and Parkview families for creating a strong sense of community and for your ongoing support and understanding.
I would also like to thank our staff members for all their contributions to our school community as they leave Parkview to take positions at new schools. Thank you to Ms. Troyer-Lee, Ms. Nadarajah, Ms. J. Lee, Ms. Wilson, Ms. Lakhani, Mr. Michelis, Ms. Meya Unisongi and Ms. Weir. We would also like to wish our Superintendent Ms. Green all the best on her retirement.
A warm welcome to Ms. La Marca who will be joining our Parkview community as the Vice Principal in September. We would also like to welcome the following teacher: Ms. T. Lee.
We know that there are still many questions about what hybrid learning will look like in the 2021-22 school year, and more information will be shared by our school board. Please continue to visit www.yrdsb.ca , Instagram @yrdsb.schools , Twitter @YRDSB, YouTube channel YRDSBMedia, the Board app YRDSB Mobile, TuneIn YRDSB, and the Board’s podcast, available on most podcast platforms.
I would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe summer and we look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Ms. Anand, Principal
A Message from School Council
It has been a school year like no other. We hope that all our Parkview parents, guardians, caregivers and staff have been safe and healthy throughout this time. Thank you to our Parkview Community for all your ongoing support this year. There are many families that will be leaving and we wish them all the best for 2021-22.
It is difficult to predict what school will look like next year, however Parkview School Council has always benefitted from parental guidance and support. If you are interested and would like to know how you might be able to help next year please feel free to reach out to us. Despite the challenging year we have organized various events for our school community, such as a session for families on Nurturing Your Child’s Well Being. We have also supported the school Snack Program and the Grade 8 Virtual Graduation. Earlier this year as a council, we had advocated for improved ventilation at Parkview for students and staff. It is only with our community support that we are able to achieve our goals. Each year our Council meetings are open to all family members and we welcome you to attend next year!
This summer we will continue to raise money for Parkview Public School by keeping our Indigo Fundraiser open. Please visit our Parkview Indigo Page. Remember to purchase a gift card first so our school can receive 20% back and then shop using your gift card! This way the school will receive an additional 3% back! All the funds will be used to purchase books for our school library and your child’s classroom! Happy Summer Shopping!
If you would like to purchase a gift card to donate to the school please email the gift card number or a PDF of the gift card to our teacher librarian Kristin.Vikse@yrdsb.ca
We know that many families have questions and opinions about the Hybrid Learning Model. The School Board will be communicating more information over the summer, however you can reach out individually to our School Trustee Ron Lynn at email@example.com if you would like some more clarification/information.
We would like to thank the Parkview staff for all their hard work and continued efforts in keeping our children engaged this year. We wish everyone a safe and healthy summer!
Your Parkview School Council Chairs,
Flora Ho and Ivy Liang
Parkview School Council Chairs
Congratulations Parkview Graduates!
To our Grade 8 graduates we are so proud to have been part of your journey and see you grow into responsible young citizens. This year may not have ended the way we imagined or hoped, however we are so happy we had the opportunity to host our Drive Through Graduation. We are proud of you for facing this year with resiliency. Resiliency is what will guide you as you move on from Parkview to a new chapter in your life. You are the future, and we know that you will be change makers and future leaders! Remember to use what you have learned to make the world a better place today and tomorrow for everyone! Congratulations!
RE: Return of Board Technology Loaned to Students AND Retrieval of Student Materials
If your child received a loaner Chromebook/internet device to support online learning, please return this equipment to the school by June 29th, including all power adaptors. The equipment should be labelled with the student’s name or student number (i.e., name on masking tape, label) and placed in a plastic bag. A parent/guardian is required to accompany any student from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Grade 7 and 8 students may attend on their own. NO additional family members will be permitted to enter the building. There will be NO access to washrooms or drinking fountains.
The window to return loaner technology to your home school is:
Monday June 28th between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Tuesday June 29th between the hours of 8:00 am – 10:00am.
Please be reminded that as per the IT Services – Technology Loan Agreement – Student Technology Education Program (STEP), by borrowing Board owned technology device(s) and associated accessories (power adapters), you assumed responsibility and liability for its safe use and return.
Students are also expected to return all school items including textbooks, school library books, musical instruments and anything else that is property of the YRDSB.
Prior to returning loaner technology please ensure:
Technology is labelled with the student’s name or student number (i.e., name on masking tape, label) and placed in a plastic bag
Internet package, if applicable, includes a phone with charger block and charger cable and a Chromebook with power adapter and power cord
How to return technology /school materials and pick you your child’s personal belongings:
- Pick a date/time to return items:
Monday June 28th between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00pm
Tuesday June 29th between the hours of 8:00 am – 10:00am.
- Complete a COVID-19 Screening prior to arriving at school
- Ensure that you and your child have a mask on
- Line up by the pylons at the front door P A R K V I E W P U B L I C S C H O O L
- A staff member will take down your child’s name and direct you to enter the school once it is safe to do so
- Upon entering the school use the hand sanitizer located by the front door
- Go straight to your child’s classroom and pick up your child’s items which will be labelled and bagged on your child’s desk Do NOT walk around the school
- If you have medication or Spirit Wear to pick up please knock on the office door, do not enter the office
- Exit the school using the front door and sanitize your hands upon exit
- Students enrolled in YRDSB summer school programs can hold onto their loaner device for summer school. These devices will need to be returned in September. Please advise the school at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are enrolled in summer school and need to hold on to your loaner technology.
- All grade 8 students attending high school in the fall must return their loaner technology. If you are a grade 8 student attending summer school and require technology you must email the school email@example.com
- Students that are transferring to another school within YRDSB or to another school board must return their loaner technology to their home school in June.
Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive process to allow for the retrieval of materials and return of school property. We appreciate cooperation as we facilitate a safe and organized process.
Please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.
Term 2 reports will be distributed by the board electronically (the same format as in term 1) from July 5th to 8th.
Markham Public Library Summer Reading Club
Markham Public Library is preparing for an exciting virtual Summer Reading Club, there will be virtual age specific meetups, an app to log in reading minutes and virtual activities for a chance to win prizes and a four part series of author visits called “Superstar Storytellers Summer Series”. All the programs are free to participants and all the registration and program information can be found on our website’s Summer Reading Club page.
Community Safety Village of York Region -Virtual Summer Camps
For the summer of 2021, the Community Safety Village of York Region is rolling out a series of Virtual Summer Camps!
These camps are free of cost and registration can be completed online.
Due to the large amount of interest in the virtual programs, it is asked that the students are a resident of York Region. At this time, we are limited to one camp per child. Selection is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
Online registration will be opening starting Monday June 21st. All registration must be completed through our booking system.
All information on our different camp opportunity’s and the link to register can be found on the Community Safety Village webpage: https://www.yrp.ca/en/community/Virtual-Summer-Camps.asp
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Our School Fundraiser
Our Chapter’s Indigo Fundraiser continues. If you would like to purchase a gift card to support purchasing titles for the school please send the gift card number or a PDF of the gift card to our teacher librarian Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org . Gift cards can be purchased through our Parkview Indigo Page.
If you would like to enjoy some books, games or outdoor activities with your family please look at some of our recommendations below!
Remember to purchase a gift card first so our school can receive 20% back and then shop using your gift card! This way the school will receive an additional 3% back! All the funds will be used to purchase books for our school library and your child’s classroom! Thank you for our ongoing support!
Here are some titles that our staff have recommended over the year:
· Happy in Our Skin, by Fran Manuskin
· Everyone Counts, by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Marc Brown
· Same, Same But Different, by Jenny Sue Kostecki-ShawMixed Me by Taye Diggs
· Black is a Rainbow Colour by Angela Joy
· The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
· The New Kid
· The Magic Misfits Series
· And Then It Happened Series
· Fujungle Series
· 39 Clues
Looking for ideas on outdoor play this summer. Indigo has you covered. Check out the following ideas on our Parkview Indigo Page:
· Spikeball (3 piece set)
· B. Outdoor Tent
· Franklin Sports Kids Bean Bag Toss
· Finley the Shark Hungry Toss Velcro Dart Board
· JJ Cole Outdoor Blanket
· Lacrosse Game Set
Game recommendations for rainy summer days. Check out the following ideas on our Parkview Indigo Page:
· Catan Junior
· Guess Who
· Let’s Go Fishing
· Hungry Hippos
· Connect Four
· Sushi Go
Student and Family Survey
YRDSB is inviting students and families to participate in the YRDSB Student and Family Surveys.
These surveys will help us to better understand the experiences of students and families during this school year. Learn more: http://ow.ly/YpK630rHo11
Equity & Inclusion At Parkview, we are deeply committed to equity and inclusive education. It is important that as a community we continue to support our children with navigating through events that they see, hear, or feel especially when events are traumatic in a safe and inclusive manner. It is through our shared commitment to equity that we will be able to make the world a better place. Families, these tips to speak with children may be helpful. http://ow.ly/dDAD30rrzMr.
2021 Summer Learning Programs Available
During the month of July, YRDSB continues to offer credit and non-credit summer school program opportunities for elementary, secondary and adult students.
Traditional in-class face-to-face summer programs will move to a remote learning delivery model.
Registration is now open for the following programs:
· Elementary Summer School (Grades 6 – 8 non credit reinforcement)
· Grade 8 Reach Ahead
· Remote Learning
· Adult Literacy and Basic Skills
· English as a Second Language
· Citizenship ClassesFor more information about summer learning programs and registration please visit www.yrdsb.ca and follow us on Twitter @YRDSB.