November 1 – 5

Treaties Recognition Week

The first week of November is officially Ontario’s Treaties Recognition Week. During  the  week  of  November  1-7,  2021,  we  recognize  the  importance  of  treaties  and  bring  awareness  to  the  treaty  relationships  between  Indigenous  and  non-Indigenous  people  in  the  province. There are 46 treaties in Ontario and we all have a responsibility to honour the treaties.

November 11 – Remembrance Day

 We will be honouring veterans in class, there will be no community assembly due to Covid-19 safety measures and protocols.

Food Drive – Nov. 1 – Dec. 10

We will begin collecting non-perishable food items (canned food, pasta, etc.) for families in need beginning this Monday.  Our food drive will run until December 10, 2021.

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews

Progress Reports will be distributed electronically the week of November 15, 2021. Further communication about this process will be shared at a later date.  Virtual interviews will take place the evening of November 18 and on November 19.  Families will book interview times using Edsby.  More information about interview bookings will be shared in the coming weeks.  If parents/guardians would like to request a translator please inform your child’s teacher as soon as possible so that the school can make arrangements.

November 19 – No School -PA Day

Safety Reminders 

  • Parents/guardians/caregivers are asked to wear masks on school property when picking up or dropping off their child
  • Students need to go directly home to avoid congregating on school property

Students should know:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

York Region Public Health Backpack Health Chat Newsletter

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Renewed Computer Technology Information

As part of a partnership between YRDSB and Renewed Computer Technology (RCT), families with children enrolled in our Board have the opportunity to purchase quality refurbished computers at a reduced cost. Applicants must live in Ontario, have a student enrolled at the school and either receive government assistance payments or qualify as a limited income earner under the limited income cut-off standards*.

Below is a limited income grid for your reference.

Family sizeAnnual income*
2 people$30,286
3 people$37,234
4 people$45,206
5 people$51,272
6 people$57,286
7 people +$64,381

This year, there are multiple purchasing options for laptops and desktop computers. There are desktop computers available for between $150 – $300 and laptops are available for between $150 – $350. Please note that there are two options for delivery. If you would like for the computer to be delivered directly to your home, there is a $40 charge for laptops and a $50 charge for desktops. Families who choose this delivery option will have their order shipped when it is ready. If you would like the device shipped to your child’s school there is a $20 delivery charge and  you will need to wait to receive your computer until after the application period closes and it will be delivered to your child’s school. 

Parents and legal guardians may apply for one computer per student, with a limit of two per household. Please see below for a full list of device specifications.


●      Basic Desktop Package ($60) – Duo Core, with 6 GB RAM and 250 GB HD

●      Basic Desktop Package Bundle ($175) – Duo Core, with 6 GB RAM and 250 GB HD, comes with webcam, and WIFI card

●      Upgraded Desktop Package Bundle ($250) -i5, with 8 GB RAM and 500 GB HD, comes with webcam, and WIFI card

**Desktop packages come with Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, and Sound Card.


●      Basic Laptop Package Bundle ($200) – i3, with 6 GB RAM and 250 GB HD, comes with webcam

●      Upgraded Laptop Package ($300) – i5, with 8 GB RAM and 500 GB HD

**Please note that all computer packages are based on the inventory RCT has received from donations, and while specific requests can be made, they cannot always be fulfilled.

If you are interested in applying, please complete an online application at using the group code on the attached program flyer. The application period is from October 18, 2021 – November 19, 2021 with delivery to schools taking place prior to the winter break.

Please note – There are sections in the RCT Online Application that are no longer applicable:

·     Requirement of Proof or Documentation of Income

·     Requirement to participate in training prior to receiving your computer/laptop

The Section on Course of Study can pertain to elementary or secondary. If you do not have access to a computer or the Internet, please contact the administration team at your school for assistance.

For inquiries related to the RCT application process, devices and delivery, please contact Alexander Oliver ( and for inquiries related to support from YRDSB, please contact Yvonne Kelly (

For more information, including complete application and payment instructions, please refer to the attached program flyer and checklist. 

Student Mental Health and Addiction Newsletter

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Community Events, News and Supports

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Upcoming School Holidays/PA Days

PA Day – Friday, November 19, 2021

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.