January 23th – January 27th

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023

Lunar New Year:  Sunday January 22nd is the beginning of Lunar New Year.  Lunar New Year is a significant and meaningful cultural celebration for many people of East and Southeast Asian heritage including Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Indonesian communities, to name a few.  It is celebrated across the Asia-Pacific and diaspora communities around the world.  This holiday commemorates the first day of the Lunar Calendar.  The date is determined by the appearance of the moon and usually takes place between late January to early February.  For some, this occasion has religious significance as well. Lunar New Year is celebrated where families come together, enjoy traditional foods and activities.  

Many countries also have their own unique ways of celebrating the event. These could include families coming together to spend time with one another, sharing of traditional meals, and engaging in traditional activities such as cleaning the house and performing ceremonial rituals to elders and ancestors. For example, in many Chinese communities, customs may include: cleaning houses, paying off debts, settling old arguments, and other means of making a “fresh start.” In the Korean community, the ceremonial ritual of seh-bae (deep bow) is performed to the elders and ancestors. Families share the traditional meal of rice cake and dumpling soup and play traditional games such as yut-nori. 

We wish all staff, students and community celebrating Lunar New Year a happy and joyful celebration in the company of family and friends!

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.

French Immersion Information Night: 

Dear Senior Kindergarten Families,

Due to inclement weather, the French Immersion Information Sessions scheduled for Thursday, January 19th at 7 p.m. at all French Immersion program locations were cancelled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, however, the safety of our families, staff and communities remains the board’s priority.

In place of the in-person information session, a pre-recorded French Immersion video session is available on the YRDSB website. In addition, you can also hear all about the French Immersion program on the Tune In YRDSB: French Immersion Podcast. Program locations and additional information is also available on our website.


FI registration began on January 20, 2023. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2023, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can email or call their home school office and indicate their intention to enrol. The home school will notify the French Immersion school, and the French Immersion school will contact you by phone or email to collect any necessary information.  You are asked to register by February 6, 2023.  Registration during this period is not first come, first served.

Late Registrations

Late registrations are those submitted after February 6, 2023. Late registrations will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis and will be considered subsequent to registrations received during the registration period should overflow be necessary.

Let’s Talk Day:  One of the biggest hurdles for anyone dealing with a mental illness is overcoming the stigma attached to it. The annual Let’s Talk awareness campaign and day (January 25th), aims to help reduce this stigma and promote awareness and understanding.   Talking is an important first step toward lasting change.  YRDSB has collated some supportive mental health resources for families.

The Power of Positive Parenting:  Free Parent Presentation. Triple P- The Power of Positive Parenting. January 24 10:00am to 11:30am.  Please review 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.

SAAAC Autism Centre Presents Caregiver Orientation: New Autism Diagnosis:  In collaboration with York Region District School Board SAAAC Autism Centre Presents “Caregiver Orientation: New Autism Diagnosis”.  To be delivered in both English and Tamil.

Guardian & Parent Engagement Event:  YRDSB is hosting a 3 part Information series that looks at how to engage and help build shared solutions. Families will build on knowledge about discrimination, racism, bias, stereotypes and how to advocate and become an ally.  More information about the event can be found here.

Learn About Federal Benefits & Tax Credits:  This Wednesday, January 25  the Canadian  Revenue Agency (CRA) is hosting an interactive online webinar for modest income households. The CRA will share information on: child benefits, workers benefits, ways to do your taxes and more.  Please review this link for more details. 

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 27th: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan. 30th – Feb. 2nd: Scholastic Book Fair @ Parkview

February 3rd: Professional Activity Day

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

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