A Message from Administration
It is hard to believe that the 2021-22 school year is coming to an end. Although this was a challenging year with a new hybrid model of learning, it was so wonderful to have all our Panthers back together as a school community. The pandemic has reminded us how important relationships and strong community connections are. We have continued to support each other by demonstrating skills such as perseverance, resiliency and optimism. We have seen how connected we are as a global world and that each individual action has an impact. Together we can make the world a better place by caring about others. As a school, we would like to thank our students for all their hard work and positive attitude. We would also like to thank our Parkview families for your ongoing support and understanding. With the easing of restrictions, our children have enjoyed extra things such as Primary Playday, Junior Field Day, Intermediate Electives, Fitness Fridays, Kindergarten Play Day, Jump Rope for Heart, Hot Lunches, Freezie Fridays, Community Walks, Student Grad Planning Committee, Grade 8 Grad trip etc. It has warmed our hearts to see how happy our students have been to have some extra curricular activities return. We hope that the fall brings back all things that have been missed or taken for granted pre-pandemic. Thank you to our staff for taking time out of their busy days to plan and organize activities in order to ensure that our students have experiences that support their academics and well-being.
Congratulations to our Grade 8 Graduates! We are proud to have been part of your journey. As you move on to a new chapter of your life remember to use what you have learned to be a positive change agent in the world.
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.
Thank you to the following staff for all the contributions they have to our school community over the years, as they leave Parkview for new opportunities next year: Ms. M Lee, Ms. Gatsos, Ms. Coutinho, Ms. McShane, Mr. Spano, Mr. Jo, Ms. Kruchak Ms. Kathuria Ms. Lakhani Ms. Meya. We would also like to wish Ms. Birtch all the best on her retirement; your dedication to the Parkview community will not be forgotten! Thank you!
A Message from Administration (continued)
Thank you to Ms. La Marca for all her hard work this year, we wish her all the best at her new school as she continues in her role of Vice-Principal. A warm welcome to Mr. Spencer who will be joining our Parkview community as the Vice Principal in September.
We would also like to welcome the following teachers who will be joining our Parkview Community next year: Ms. Nadarajah, Ms. Mo and Ms. Bogdan.
Elementary schools will be closed in July and August. Please email the school at Parkview.firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will respond to your inquiry once the offices reopens on August 29th, 2022. Please continue to visit www.yrdsb.ca, Instagram @yrdsb.schools, Twitter @YRDSB, YouTube channel YRDSBMedia, the Board app YRDSB Mobile, TuneIn YRDSB, the Board’s podcast, available on most podcast platforms over the summer. You can also continue to read our blog for reopening updates and follow us on Twitter @ParkviewPS1
We look forward to welcoming students and staff back to school in September. You can find the calendars for all of our schools on our board website. Please be reminded that for all of our elementary schools, the first day of school is Wednesday, September 7, 2022. We expect to reopen with the public health measures we currently have in place, however, if this should change over the summer months, the board will provide an update. I would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe summer and we look forward to welcoming you back in September.
Shelley Anand, Principal
June 30, 2022 – Early Release Day
Thursday, June 30, 2022, is the last day of school. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time. Parents/guardians whose children attend after-school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.
Term 2 Report Cards will be distributed electronically by the board following the same process as previous reports starting on June 28, 2022.
Hot Lunch Program – Ended
Thank you to all of the families that have participated in our hot lunch program. Our hot lunch program has now ended. Please remember to send a lunch with your child.
Loaner Technology – return
If you have received a loaner Chromebook and or internet hotspot to support remote learning, please return this equipment, including all power adaptors, to the school by June 28, 2022. This equipment should be placed in a plastic bag with your child’s name on it. If you have any other school items such as library books, textbooks, or instruments please also return these items to the school.
Freezies will be sold on Thursday for $1.00. Please bring a loonie!
Over the summer feel free to use the resources listed below:
At Parkview, we are committed to equity and inclusive education. Together we have the power to make our world a better place by understanding our own power, privilege, and advocating for others. Every student, staff, and community member has a responsibility to create an equitable world. We can do this together by understanding that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’. – Martin Luther King
Have a safe and healthy summer!
We are so thankful once again for your support and partnership. Parkview PS is a place where the students and families are so incredibly special. We look forward to seeing you in September 2022! Wishing you good health and happy moments.