Teachers were very pleased to meet with parents this past Thursday and Friday during Parent/Teacher interviews. Parkview would like to thank parents for making time in their schedules to discuss the academic progress of the students. We would also like to thank the teachers who spent many additional hours at school to ensure they met with all the families of their students! A reminder to families that PDF copies of Progress Report Cards will be distributed electronically November 23rd – 25th, 2022.
Chromebooks and Chargers If your child took home a Chromebook and Charger please ensure that it is returned to your child’s teacher tomorrow,
Warm in Winter Drive Our Warm and Winter Drive will begin on November 14th. We will be collecting new winter items such as hats, mitts, scarves, socks, winter coats and snowpants. These items will be donated to children in need. Thank you for helping make a positive difference in our world for others!
Reminders: Please remember to label your child’s belongings and ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Students should not come to school prior to 8:15am there is NO supervision. A friendly reminder that the school parking lot is for STAFF only.
ALL parents/guardians/visitors must sign in at the office.
Parent/Caregiver Series Supporting Students of Chinese Heritage: This series will provide a number of parent/caregiver in-person and web events to build community, support mental health, and promote healing.
The first session in the series is offered for any parent/guardian of students of Chinese Heritage. Parents and caregivers are invited to come together to hear encouraging words about positive mental health and wellness. This will be a free virtual event. Here is a flyer for the upcoming event. Registration is available in both Cantonese and Mandarin.
Masking in Schools and Preparing for Severe Weather: With yesterday’s announcement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health regarding masking and winter weather approaching, we want to provide families with an update on masking and the steps we take to keep students safe when severe weather occurs.
Masking in Schools
Yesterday, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health strongly recommended that individuals wear masks in indoor settings. We continue to consult with York Region Public Health, who are strongly recommending masking in indoor settings. York Region schools and workplaces continue to be mask friendly environments and masking is strongly encouraged in YRDSB schools and buildings, and on all forms of school transportation. All students, staff, families and visitors who choose to wear a mask, or who are advised or required to wear a mask will be supported in doing so. A limited number of masks are available; children who wish to wear a mask but do not have access to one, may contact their school.
School Transportation Cancellations
School transportation (buses and taxis) may be cancelled due to extreme cold or inclement weather. On these days, schools will remain open unless otherwise stated. If school transportation is cancelled in the morning, it will also be cancelled in the afternoon. Any special or hot lunch days and field trips will also be cancelled.
Families should use their best judgment to decide whether to send their children to school on extreme cold or inclement weather days. Students will not be penalized for missing school on those days. For safety reasons, please let the school know if your child will not be attending school that day.
Emergency closures will be considered when conditions may not be safe for students and staff members to attend school for the full day. This may include events that significantly limit school operations or access to the school site (e.g., widespread, prolonged power failures or downed power lines).
In keeping with our current practice, we will continue to keep our schools open as much as possible. However, it is important that families have alternate childcare arrangements
planned for the rare occasions when schools may be closed. Before and aftercare programs will not operate if schools are closed.
Communication to Families
Decisions about school transportation and school closures will be made as early as possible and no later than 6:00 a.m. We will do our best to notify families in advance when we may be considering closing school and Board offices. Transportation cancellations or school closures are communicated through:
– Student Transportation Services – www.schoolbuscity.com or 1-877-330-3001
– Board and school websites
– @YRDSB Twitter account
– Radio and TV media outlets
Trans Day of Remembrance – November 20, 2022: Trans Awareness Week culminates into Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) to honour the lives taken due to anti-trans violence. On TDOR, we also call for better protection from all levels of government for those in the trans community. To learn more about the Transgender communty, please refer to the following resources:
- EGALE Trans Awareness Week Activities
- GLAAD Tips for Allies of Transgender People
- What Are Trans Rights?
Student Mental Health & Addictions Newsletter: November’s Mental Health Newsletter for families and caregivers has a focus on the Student Mental Health and Addiction Strategy: Within Us, Between Us, and Around Us – a closer look at “Within”.
Parent/Caregiver Mental Health Series- Supporting Students of African Caribbean Canadian Heritage: Parents are reminded of the upcoming series, Moving Forward Hand in Hand, which will provide a number of parent/caregiver in-person and web events to build community, support mental health, and promote healing. The first session in the series focuses on “Understanding the Impacts of Anti-Black Racism on Children and Youth Mental Health” and will be offered in person on November 23rd and repeated on November 30th. These sessions are offered to any parent/guardian of students who identify as Black.
For more information on event registration, dates and locations, please review the flyer. Register by November 20th, 2022
November 21: Intermediate Boys Areas Volleyball Tournament
November 23 – 25: Progress Report Cards E-mailed
Upcoming Faith Days: For faith observances this month, please see the YRDSB Multifaith Calendar
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