Daily Screening Reminder
“York Region Public Health is strongly recommending that all students, teachers, staff and visitors wear a well-fitted three-layer mask in classrooms, common areas, including hallways, and while using school transportation.
Students, staff members and visitors are to continue to review and adhere to the COVID-19 School and Child-Care Screening Tool (please click on Check for Symptoms Daily), prior to entering the school daily. The screening tool has been updated to reflect new masking and isolation requirements.
Additional information about what to do if you have tested positive or been exposed to a positive case can also be found at www.york.ca/safeatschool. Please note that close contacts of a COVID-19 case who are not required to isolate must self-monitor for 10 days (from last exposure) and wear a well-fitted mask in school and child care settings. This includes avoiding activities such as high-contact sports and where masking and/or physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Scholastic Book Fair is happening this week both online and in-person.
In order to deter large crowds in the library, the Book Fair will only be open during class time and the library will be closed during recess and lunch time. Only one class at a time will be visiting this year’s Book Fair.
At this time, Parkview is still closed to visitors. This means that families will be unable to come in person to browse at the Book Fair. Your child’s class will be visiting the Book Fair if they are in person, or they can also choose to visit the “Virtual Book Fair”
Each class will have a chance to visit the Book Fair in the library twice. The first visit will be to browse and create a wish list. Then, the students will bring home their wish list to discuss with families which books or other items that they might like to purchase. It is always up to each family whether or not your child will purchase any books or other items. If you choose to allow your child to purchase items from the Book Fair, please send money or a cheque made out to Parkview Public School when your child’s class comes for his/her 2nd visit. I am attaching a schedule in this message so that families know when their child is coming to browse or buy items at this year’s Scholastic Book Fair.
Families may also choose to use the Virtual link to shop from home. Items that are purchased online during this time, will be shipped to Parkview for free when Scholastic comes to pick up the “in person” Book Fair and then families can come by the school to collect items that were purchased online. If families of students that are “in person” shop online, items will be sent home with your child. If parents prefer, they can also choose to have items shipped to your home, but a delivery fee will be charged.
A portion of each sale will go back to the school library to help to raise money for the library.
Here is a link to the Virtual Book Fair: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5154851
The virtual link will not become active until May 2nd, 2022
Here is a schedule of when each class will be coming to the Parkview Scholastic Book Fair:
Between June 6 and June 10, in-person students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 will be taking part in the provincial Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This assessment is administered to all Grade 3 and Grade 6 students in Ontario’s publicly funded school system by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an independent agency of the Government of Ontario.
Students will complete the assessment in their regular classrooms with their regular teachers.
Just a friendly reminder that Kindergarten registration is open. A virtual Welcome to Kindergarten evening will take place on May 17th for families that have registered for the 2022-23 school year.
Are You Moving?
As we begin to tentatively plan for the year ahead, it is important that you notify the school if you are moving or planning to have your children attend another school in September 2022. You can email the office at Parkview.firstname.lastname@example.org with this information.
Families going on an extended vacation must inform the office at Parkview.email@example.com.
Students are reminded that items from home such as toys, cards, balls, etc., should not be brought to school.
Parents/guardians who are driving their child to school should not park in the school parking lot, this lot is designated for staff and their are limited spaces available. Please review the map below:
- Parents/guardians should not be stopping on the street (dotted red line on the map) where stopping is NOT permitted and letting their children out, this is unsafe and it blocks traffic.
- Parents/guardians should NOT park in the school parking lot or bus loop. The parking lot is for staff parking only.
- Parents/guardians should NOT be parking where there is a solid red line on the map during drop-off or pick-up
- When dropping off in the loop it is important that you pull up to the front and drive slowly and remain patient as we ensure student safety.
School Council News
Our parent presentation with dietitian and best selling author Liz Pearson is happening this Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 6:30p.m. Thank you to all families that have registered. If you are interested in joining us please click on this link to register. Registration will close on May 3, 2022 at 3:00pm. All registered families will be sent a zoom link prior to the presentation.
Community & YRDSB Events, News and Supports
Asian and South Asian Heritage Month
This month communities across Canada will be coming together to understand, affirm and appreciate the vibrant heritages of Canadians of the Asian and South Asian diaspora.
Jewish Heritage Month
Canada is home to the fourth largest Jewish population in the world. There are close to 400,000 Jewish residents in Canada, and almost half of that number reside in Ontario. Jewish settlers in Canada can be traced as far back as 1760. Jewish Canadians have proudly contributed to Canadian heritage in all of its facets including the military, the arts, government, business, academia, law, medicine, culture, and sports. Throughout the month of May, we celebrate the contributions Jewish Canadians make in communities across the country.
2022 Summer Learning Programs Available
During the summer, YRDSB continues to offer credit and non-credit summer school program opportunities for elementary, secondary and adult students. Registration is now open for the following programs:
Elementary Summer School (Grades 6 – 8 non-credit reinforcement)
Grade 8 Reach Ahead – Students in Grade 8
Summer Institute – Kindergarten to Grade 8
Adult Literacy and Basic Skills English as a Second Language
For more information about summer learning programs and registration please visit www.yrdsb.ca and follow us on Twitter@YRDSB .
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
May 23 – Victoria Day (No School)
June 2 – PA Day (No School)
Upcoming Faith Days
For faith observances this month, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar located on the new revised YRDSB School Calendar page.
All communication from the school comes via:
- School Website http://www.yrdsb.ca/schools/parkview.ps/Pages/default.aspx
- School Twitter Account @parkviewPS1
- School Blog https://parkviewpulse.org/
- Electronic Communication via email
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.