Sunday, October 16th, 2022
Thank you to all our Parkview families for supporting our Indigo online fundraiser for the past year! Our school was able to raise approximately $1500, these funds will be used to purchase books for our school library and classrooms. Thank you to our School Council for organizing this online fundraiser.
Please remember to label your child’s items that are sent to school such as jackets, hats, bags etc.
A reminder to families that this Friday, October 21st is a PA day and there is no school for students.
Our school board aims to operate guided by the Human Rights and the Ontario Human Rights Code which recognizes the importance of equity, inclusion and human rights. As families, we encourage you to speak to your children about the fact that there are many cultural, religious, socio-economic and personal beliefs that may prevent many from celebrating Halloween. We need to respect those that do and do not celebrate this day. Costumes should be respectful of others. For example, if something is representative of a person’s culture or religious beliefs, then it should not be worn as another person’s costume.
Halloween costumes as always, are NOT mandatory and there should be no pressure to purchase a costume. Students may choose to: *Make a costume which promotes creativity and imagination * Wear the Spirit Day colours (orange and black) * Wear their Parkview house colours.
No Replica Weapons –Students celebrating Halloween in costume at our school must comply with the Safe School’s policy. Costume accessories including, but not limited to, toy guns, knives, axes, swords, etc. are not in compliance with York Region District School Board’s Safe Schools Policy #668.0. Please DO NOT send these accessories to school with your child. Please note that this policy applies to all students at all levels, including Kindergarten. Please do not send masks or food/treats to school, this will help ensure student safety. Thank you for your ongoing support. Each classroom will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Markham Foodbank. Please ensure items sent for the food drive are NOT expired or open.
Thank you for your support for such a worthwhile cause as we continue to share in Terry’s dream to find a cure for cancer. If you have not had a chance to donate as of yet, we will continue to collect donations until the end of October. All donations can be made at http://www.terryfox.ca/ParkviewPSUnionville.
Grade 8 Open House Information Nights
Grade 8 Information Sessions with dates, times and specialized programs are listed here.
School Immunization Clinics
As you know, York Region Public Health is offering in-school immunization clinics this fall. Eligible students are immunized against Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal ACYW-135. Please see details here. Parkview’s clinic date is Wednesday, October 26th.
Community & Partnership Developers
Take some time to review this link highlighting some of the supports provided by the Inclusive School and Community Services’ Community and Partnership Developers team.
Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee
A reminder that YRDSB is calling on community members to apply for membership on the Board’s Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee (EIAC). The committee advises and supports the Board in fulfilling its commitment to ensuring that YRDSB schools and workplaces are equitable and inclusive places to learn and to work. Membership requires a commitment to attend meetings six times a year. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2022. More information about this volunteer opportunity, including how to apply, is available here.
Triple P Parenting Sessions
York Region District School Board in collaboration with York Hills Centre for Children is providing a free virtual parenting session entitled ‘Raising Confident Teens’. This session will run Thursday, October 19th. Please review this link if you would like to register.
Islamic Heritage Month In-Person Event
(Reminder) The in-person exhibition covering a wide variety of aspects of the Golden Islamic Scientific Era will be held on Friday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Tahir Hall Community Centre. View this link for more details.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
The United Nations (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year. It is an event to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide. More information about this important day can be found here.
October is Islamic Heritage Month
October is 2SLGBTQI+ History Month
October 21st- PA Day (no school for students)
October 24th – Municipal Elections
October 26th – Vaccination Clinic @ ParkviewOctober 31st – Halloween
Upcoming Faith Days
For faith observances this month, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar.
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- 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