October 4 – 8

It was wonderful to see so many staff and students in orange on Thursday for our first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day.  Our students had the opportunity to attend a virtual ceremony that honoured the children that attended residential and day schools and some of our classes participated in the Reconciliation Rock Project where each student painted a rock orange and wrote a message or drew a picture to depict their learning from this past week.  These rocks were placed along the path at the front of the school.

***October 15, 2021 – No School***

Families have received a message from the Board about a new upcoming Asynchronous Learning Day.  On Friday, October 15, school staff will engage in professional learning on the hybrid model. Schools will be closed to students on Friday, October 15. Please do not send your child to school. Asynchronous (not live) learning activities will be provided to students in order to support their continued learning.

Safety Week 

This week was SAFETY WEEK! It’s a good time for parents to remind children about personal safety. 

Here’s what children need to know:

  • Their name, age, telephone number, address, city and province.  This can be done through rhyme or song.
  • How to contact their parents at any time, by memorizing cell or work numbers.
  • How and under what circumstances to call 911.
  • To never approach or enter a stranger’s vehicle.  A responsible adult would never ask a child for directions or any other question for that matter.
  • Make sure they know they have a right to say “no” to an adult, especially when the adult is asking them to do something they have been taught is wrong or feels uncomfortable.  Reminding children of this right is important because children are taught from a young age to respect adults.
  • To always tell parents where they will be and to never enter someone’s home without their parent’s permission.
  • If home alone, never admit it when answering the phone. Never answer a knock at the door or speak through it.  Adults can be very persuasive.  Teach your child to call you if there is a knock at the door and if they fear for their safety, teach them to call 911.  Make sure they know that police officers are there to help them and would not get mad if it were a false alarm.
  • If they think they are being followed or are in danger they should run home or to a public place.  If someone grabs them, they should try to get away, yelling and screaming while doing so.
  • It is important to play in safe areas, never take shortcuts and stick with a buddy whenever possible.

It is never too early or too late to teach children the importance of personal safety.  Common sense, communication and consistency are the keys. Remind children to alert a responsible adult if something strange happens that makes them feel uncomfortable. Remember, crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

For more information on this subject, visit www.yrp.ca.

Here are some general safety reminders for families to help us keep everyone safe at school:

  •  Ensure that you complete the daily screening and follow the guidelines prior to sending your child to school 
  • Students should not be bringing toys or trading cards (e.g., Pokemon cards) to school
  • Parents, guardians and caregivers should wear a mask on school premises
  • Please drop off your child at 8:15 am and say goodbye in order to ensure that there is no congregating on school property
  • Please ensure that your child goes home upon dismissal
  • No pets are permitted on school property
  • No nuts or nut products should be sent to school due to severe allergies throughout the school 

Parent/Guardian  contact information – Index Cards

Index verification cards were sent home on Thursday, please ensure that the information listed is up to date.

Please return the index card to school with parent/guardian initials once the information has been verified. If there are changes please make these on the index card.

Please return the cards back to school by October 4th. It is important that the school has the correct contact information on file.

School Start-Up Forms

Parents/guardians received an email from YRDSB Update with important school start-up forms to complete. It is important that these forms are completed as soon as possible, as they contain important information and permissions. 

The forms can be found at https://startupforms.yrdsb.ca/

Please note: 

  • You must be signed in to your child’s student GAPPS account to complete the form. Please remember to sign out of one account before signing into another. Additional information is available on the Board website on how to login to the student account to complete the forms.
  • Please ensure you log out of one student account before logging into another. You will not be able to submit the form twice logged into the same student account. 

Terry Fox Run

We are excited to announce that our school will be proudly taking part in the 2021 Terry Fox School Run, scheduled to take place on Friday, October 8, 2021. This year is the 41st Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and Parkview Public School is proud to be continuing the legacy of one of our greatest heroes.

Please join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to: http://www.terryfox.ca/ParkviewPSUnionville

Cohorts will be going outside during their scheduled time on October 8th to safely participate in an activity to commemorate the 41st anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope.  Unfortunately, parents/guardians/caregivers will NOT be able to attend due to COVID protocols in order to ensure student safety.  

During the time that classes are outside,  remote students will engage in asynchronous activities.

Fanny Packs

In order to ensure that student masks are stored properly at school, please purchase a colour coded cohort school fanny pack for $5.00 on school cash online.

School Council Meeting

Our first School Council meeting of the 2021-2022 School year will be held on October 4th at 7:00pm.  If you would like to attend please complete the RSVP form.

Parent, Family and Community Engagement Newsletter

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Community Events, News and Supports

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Upcoming School Holidays

Monday, October 11, 2021 – Thanksgiving Day

Upcoming Faith Days

For faith observances this month, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar located on the new revised YRDSB School Calendar page.

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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.