January 9th – January 13th

Sunday, January 8th, 2023

Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming back our students on Monday!  We hope you have had a healthy and restful winter break with loved ones.

School Reminders:  Please remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather and label all winter clothing items. Additional reminders:

1) students should not be arriving prior to 8:15am since there is NO supervision

2) student are to stay off the snow hills in order to avoid any injuries

3) if any of your contact information has changed please inform the office as soon as possible 

4) please remember to pack a lunch for your child next week since our hot lunch program will resume until next month

5) parents/guardians/caregivers should not park in the school parking lot, this is for staff parking only

6) please park in the designated city parking areas to help with student safety

7) please do NOT send your child to school if they are sick or feeling unwell

School Council:  Our School Council meeting will be taking place virtually on January 9th from 7pm to 8:30pm. If you would like to attend please complete the RSVP that was emailed out on Jan 7th.

Lunch Supervision:  If you are interested in supporting with Lunch Supervision please email the school at parkview.ps@yrdsb.ca for more information. This is a paid position.

Equity & Inclusivity:  At Parkview we continue to commit to Equity and Inclusivity. Over the years we have invested in many diverse texts written by diverse authors. It is important that Equity Work continues in partnership with home and school so our children are raised to be responsible global citizens who stand up in order to make the world a better place for all. Here are some excellent resources that we have shared over the years with our Parkview families:

 How To Talk About Race With Young Children                                                                                                 

Anti Racism Videos                                                                                                                           

Anti-Racist Baby Book (For K-8)

Other Resources:                                                                                                                                                                          

Dismantling Anti- Black Racism

Addressing Anti Asian Racism


Every Student Counts Survey 2022-2023:  The York Region District School Board will be conducting the Every Student Counts Survey with students (Grades K-12) to help us better understand our student population and school communities. 

The information will be used to inform Board and school planning that aims to improve student achievement and well-being, identify and eliminate barriers, and create more equitable and inclusive school environments. 

The surveys will include questions related to: 

  • engagement and learning
  • well-being and mental health
  • course pathways in high school
  • safety, discrimination and bullying
  • relationships with peers and staff 
  • equitable and inclusive learning environments 
  • student identity (demographics)

We ask questions about students’ identities (e.g., race and gender) to support understanding how learning experiences may differ among groups of students. 

In the Spring of 2023, students in Grades 4-12 will be invited to complete the student survey and will be provided with in-class time to complete it. Students from Grades K-3 will be invited to complete a survey at home with their parent, guardian or caregiver. Translated versions of the K-3 survey will be available.  

To ensure equitable access to the survey, accommodations will be made for participants with varying exceptionalities. For your reference, a copy of the survey will be available on the Board website prior to the survey implementation. 

Surveys are voluntary and confidential but not anonymous. This means that students will not be asked for their identifying information, such as their name.  Individual responses will not be reported. Storage and retention of data will follow Board Policy and Procedure #160.0 Records and Information Management.

This important initiative offers students and families an opportunity to share their experiences so the Board can understand the needs of various groups of students and identify barriers to learning. Results from the surveys will be shared with Trustees, schools, Board departments, and the public during the 2023-24 school year. 

Families will have the opportunity to provide feedback during the survey development phase. More information will be communicated to families when available.

In 2018, YRDSB conducted our first Every Student Counts Survey and the data from that survey is available on the Board website. 

If you have questions about the survey, please visit the Board website for more information or contact research.services@yrdsb.ca. 

Mindful Parenting Series: Parents, guardians, caregivers, and community members are welcome to attend virtual sessions on mindful parenting January 10th and January 17th from 10am to 11:30am.  Please view this link for more information.

NCCM Families & Community Event: Families and community members are invited to join the NCCM (National Council of Canadian Muslims) and YRDSB on January 25, 2023 for a session about legal rights and responsibilities within schools.  Please view this link for details.

The Rhapsody Film Screening:  YRDSB families, educators and students (Grade 9+) are invited to join the screening of The Rhapsody, a documentary about a Polish Canadian composer/Holocaust survivor, Leo Spellman.  More information about this event is provided here.

Three Part Series on Poverty: Parents and guardians are invited to join this 3 part series on poverty in York Region.  The following link provides more information.

Upcoming Dates: 

January 7th: Eastern Christmas

January 9th: School Council

January 15th-18th: Pongal

January 20th: Professional Activity Day

January 22nd: Lunar New Year

January 27th: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

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