October 31st-November 4th


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. 

A SPOOKTACULAR snack will be sold at morning recess for students in grades 1-8 on October 31st for $3. 

Thank you to our Parkview Families for supporting our We Scare Hunger Food Drive! We will be donating the non perishable food items to Markham Food Bank, Please feel free to send additional non perishable food items tomorrow with your child. Thank you for making a positive difference for others in our community!

Take Our Kids to High School Day:  Reminder to parents that this Wednesday is “Take Our Kids to High School Day (TOKHSD) ”.  Families should have received permission forms.  Grade 8 students will be visiting Unionville High School (UHS).  While it is recognized that some Grade 8 students may be planning to attend a different high school for 2023-2024, TOKHSD should be viewed as a transition opportunity, giving students the chance to explore high school with their classmates and Grade 8 teacher.  During their visit, students will: 

  • Be given a tour of the school;
  • Visit a variety of classrooms; 
  • Meet with Grade 9 teachers who will discuss compulsory and elective courses;
  • Learn about the various programs, clubs and teams offered at UHS;
  • Have the chance to participate in a Q & A session with present UHS students

Parents and guardians are reminded that they are responsible for safely dropping off and picking up their child.

Parent Teacher Interviews and Progress Report Cards:  Interviews will take place the evening of November 17th and the morning of November 18th.  Families will book interview times using Edsby.  More information about interview bookings will be shared shortly.  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.  Progress Report Cards will be distributed electronically November 23rd – 25th, 2022.  

Tutoring Supports for Students:  As a part of the Province’s efforts to support learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional funding has been allocated for the first term of the 2022-23 school year (ending on December 15, 2022) for Tutoring Support Programs. 

Project funding will provide small group tutoring supports for students. The purpose of this funding is to offer programs that will support learning recovery and renewal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. YRDSB has included an opportunity to partner with community organizations who can provide tutoring supports to students. These tutoring programs will prioritize math, literacy and other foundational learning skills and are intended to promote learning recovery and to help address achievement and skills development gaps. In addition, these programs will support learning in a trusted environment grounded in the language, culture and community norms for students. 

Details for tutoring programs outside the school day can be found on the Tutoring Support Programs Through Community Partners site. Please contact community partners directly and inquire about tutoring services as soon as possible. Funding and spaces are limited. 

Triple P Parenting Sessions:  York Region District School Board in collaboration with York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families continues to provide free parenting presentations for community members through the month of November.  Review this link for more information.

“Like Me First” Program:  Please review this link to learn more about an upcoming program being offered by the York Regional Police – Community Safety Village department.  This program is specifically designed for students who identify as female in grades 6 and 7.

Upcoming Dates: 

November 2 – 9: Holocaust Education Week 

November 6 – 12: Treaty Recognition Week

November 6th: Daylight Savings TIme

November 17 – 18: Parent/Teacher Interviews

November 18th: PA Day – No School 


Upcoming Faith Days:  For faith observances this month, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar

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