November 29 – December 3

It’s hard to believe that December is already here.  With the colder weather please ensure that your child/children are coming to school dressed appropriately (hats, mitts/gloves, boots, winter coats, snow pants, etc.).  Also ensure that your child has a pair of indoor shoes and a change of clothes, including extra socks. Please remember to label all items.

Grade 3 Gifted Screening 

Grade 3 gifted screening will be taking place this week.  Any remote students that will not be participating should inform the office via email.

Food Drive – Nov. 1 – Dec. 10

We are currently collecting non-perishable food items (canned food, pasta, etc.) for families in need.  The items will be donated to our local food bank.  Our food drive will run until December 10. Thank you to families that have already donated.

Warm in Winter Drive – Dec 1-10 

The Warm in Winter Drive will begin December 1 and run until December 10.  During this drive we will collect new winter hats, mitts, scarves and gloves and donate the items to elementary students in need.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

Picture Day – Friday, December 10

We are excited to announce that we will be having picture day on Friday, December 10, 2021.  At this time only individual pictures will be taken, no class group photos will be taken.  Face-to-Face learners will have their picture taken during the school day.   Remote learners will be given a scheduled time to come and get their picture taken after regular school hours. If your child is a remote learner and you are interested in this opportunity please email the school at and more details will be provided.

Inclement Weather

When an inclement weather day is declared, all elementary and secondary schools will be closed to students.  Please have alternate childcare arrangements planned for inclement weather days. All student learning will be remote and asynchronous. School closures will be announced by 6:00 a.m. and information will be communicated through:

Message From Our Trustee – December 2021

With case counts remaining relatively stable, I want to take this opportunity to thank our students, families and staff members for continuing to adhere to health and safety protocols. Your efforts are appreciated and important to protecting the health and safety of our school community members. As we have since the start of the pandemic, the school board continues to meet regularly with public health and follow their guidance. Families looking for more information or resources on COVID-19 and our schools, including health and safety guidelines, frequently asked questions and mental health resources, please visit or York Region’s

In November, we held the school council forums.I appreciated the opportunity to participate in shared learning with school council representatives on priority topics including the ABCs of mental health and actioning anti-racism practices. Thank you to all of the participants and to all school council members for your partnership. There are so many valuable ways families help to strengthen our schools and support student learning and achievement. We value the partnership that we have with families, and thank you for your ongoing support. 

As partners, we want to support you in supporting your child’s learning, achievement and well-being. The Family Resources page on the Board website provides quick access to online tools such as Google Classroom, School Cash Online, Edsby and more. It also provides links to information to support you in engaging in your child’s learning – resources like translation tools, IT support for families and tips on protecting your child’s privacy online. It also includes links to other information you may find helpful. Find it at or from the link on the homepage. 

Over the past few months, York Region District School Board has been conducting a review of its Trustee Areas. The boundaries of the areas that school board trustees represent change over time. The goal of the Trustee Determination and Distribution Study is to ensure fair and equitable representation of all public school supporters. Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation on the proposed options. The final report will be presented at the Board of Trustees meeting on February 8. You can find more information about the study and the recommendations on the Board website

The upcoming winter season is a time of celebration for many, and I want to wish you and your families a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. I hope that over the winter break, you find time to rest, relax and rejuvenate and we look forward to welcoming you back in January. 

Ron Lynn

Trustee – Markham Wards 2, 3 and 6

Student Mental Health and Addiction Newsletter

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Parent Engagement Panel

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Community Events, News and Supports

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This year we are fundraising to support the following initiatives:

  • Technology- purchasing more iPads and Chromebooks for students 
  • Literacy- investing in diverse books and levelled books to support guided reading
  • Well Being- indoor recess activities and more outdoor recess equipment 

Since we are limited with the type of fundraising we can engage in,  we are asking that families consider making a donation through School Cash Online.  The donations collected will go directly to supporting our students this year. Donations of $20 or more are fully tax-deductible and receipts will be provided through School Cash Online.  

All amounts are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your ongoing support! 

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Upcoming School Holidays/PA Days

Winter Holidays: December 20-31

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.