February 6th – February 10th

Sunday, February 5th, 2023

Scholastic Book Fair:  We would like to thank the Parkview community for supporting our annual Scholastic Book Fair!  Many of our students walked away with new books, which of course has a positive impact on reading at Parkview.   A portion of the funds earned will be used to purchase additional books for our learning commons and classroom libraries.

A Few Reminders…

  • Hot lunches resume this week;
  • Dental Screening will take place on the following dates – February 13th, 16th and 17th; 
  • Families are asked to park in areas designated for city parking and not in the school parking lot.  The lot cannot support both staff and community vehicles;

Save the Date Requests from School Council:

Thank you  to  our School Council for organizing the following activities for our students and families! Please save the following dates:

  • Movie Night for our Primary & Junior Divisions. On March 9th, Parkview will be showing the movie ENCANTO to our students in Grades 1 to 3. 
  • On April 27th, students in Grades 4 to 6 will watch the movie RAYA and the LAST DRAGON. Movies are free of charge.  
  • On May 4th, psychologist Dr. Merry Lin will be sharing valuable parenting tips in a presentation entitled LOVING OUR KIDS TOO MUCH – Healthy Parenting Strategies. The 1 hour presentation will begin @ 7pm. More details to follow via email 
  • School Food Truck Fair on June  8th! More details to follow in the upcoming months!

If you are  interested in volunteering or are able to support with henna please email our School Council Chairs at parkview.ps@sc.yrdsb.ca for more information.

Black History Month: During the month of February, we deliberately reflect upon the legacy of African history in all its diversity, and we join all Canadians in celebrating Black History Month.  

The celebration of Black History Month has been a part of Canadian society since the 1950s. Lieutenant Governor Hal Jackman declared February as Black History Month in Ontario in 1993, and in 1995, the Honorable Jean Augustine made the same declaration in the House of Parliament in Ottawa. These declarations set the stage for acknowledging the contributions of Black people of African Heritage to the cultural, economic, political and social fabric of Canada dating back to the early 1600s. They have also increased our awareness that people of African and Caribbean Heritage are an integral part of Canadian history. 

During this month we are able to appreciate the significance of African people in world history by centering people of African, Caribbean, and Canadian heritage, famous and not so famous, who have influenced the nation and the world through their ideas, words and actions.  

Toonies for Tummies- Gift Cards and Vouchers: If you’re able, please donate a toonie at your local grocery store and help buy a child a healthy breakfast. Our sponsor and retailer partners enable the campaign so that 100% of your donations go towards feeding hungry children. To learn more, visit https://groceryfoundation.com/pages/toonies-for-tummies

Autism Information Series – Chinese:  These two sessions will be delivered in Chinese to help parents, guardians and caregivers learn about Autism. In-person February 17 at Aldergrove PS and Virtual February 24.  Please view this link for details.

Autism Information Series – Tamil:  This session will be delivered in Tamil to help parents, guardians and caregivers learn about Autism.  View this link for more information.

Family Cookout with Chef Maxine Knight:  Open to all students and families. The in-person experience, happening at Thornlea Secondary School. Further details will be provided upon registration.  Please view this link for more information.

Triple P Parenting Sessions:  Kids don’t come with an instruction manual!  Many familiar parenting problems have practical solutions that have been shown to help families in all types of situations.  This link lists Triple P sessions for the month of February.  Parents, guardians, caregivers and community members are invited to attend these virtual sessions. 

GIVE – Get Involved.  Volunteer in Education:  Research shows parent and community engagement increases student achievement, wellbeing and success!  Register for these free sessions in February to learn more about parent and community engagement.

Go Girls!  Programs for Female-Identifying Youth –  The Big Brothers Big Sisters of York Region Sessions is offering free virtual sessions for girls in February and March:

➢ Facilitated by trained female-identifying volunteer mentors aged 18+. 

➢ Fun and interactive discussions and activities from the comfort of your home

➢ The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence and stress management. 

➢ Delivered once a week during the evening for six to seven weeks.
Click here for registration details.

In Conversation with MARTK’D:  Presented by the Centre for Black Excellence, Self-Identifying Black students in Gr. 7 -12 are invited to join a conversation with Dion Walcott and Dr. D’Wayne Edwards at York University Keele Campus.  Dr. D’Wayne and Dion will share their inspirational journeys in merging their identities, passion and creativity to develop and lead established careers in the sneakers, art and education industry.  Additionally, students will have the chance to explore York University.  More information can be found here.

Sex Trafficking Presentation:  Instances of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation are a growing concern in the York Region. Youth as young as 12 are being recruited!  Would you know it if you saw it?  What could you do?  York Region District School Board in a collaborative partnership with Women’s Support Network is hosting a virtual information session about sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.  Virtual session presentations will be on February 22, 2023. Two different times available.  Register today!

Newcomer Youth Program: YRDSB is offering programming for youth who are newcomers to Canada.  Sessions begin in March of 2023.  Review the following link for details.

Upcoming Dates: 

All February: Black History Month 

February 20th: Family Day

February 22nd: Pink Shirt Day 

February 22nd – 24th Grade 7 trip to Lake St. George

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

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