March 6th – March 10th

Sunday, March 5th, 2023

We hope our Parkview families had a restful weekend and were able to recover from last Friday’s heavy snowfall.  Trustee Ed Law and Superintendent Kien Nam Luu visited Parkview last Thursday and were very impressed with our students and staff. Thank you to our staff and students for sharing their learning!  Parkview students and staff also showed great spirit last Wednesday as they wore their colourful pyjamas for Spirit Day! Thank you to our School Council for organizing our Primary Movie Night which will take place this Thursday. Just a reminder- Movie Night is not a drop off event. All students attending must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the evening. We look forward to a fun-filled evening with our Parkview families!

Picture Day: A reminder to the families of Grade 8 students that graduation pictures will be taken this Wednesday, March 8th.  Please prepare accordingly. 

Educational Supports from TVO: Families looking for additional ways to support learning at home are encouraged to review the following resources from TV Ontario (TVO)

Save the Date Reminders:  Parkview School Council would like to send a friendly reminder about upcoming activities for 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 K 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 for more information.

International Women’s Day:  YRDSB recognizes the significance of International Women’s Day as a key moment to elevate and amplify female empowerment worldwide and to celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural, academic, and political achievements locally and globally.  The theme this year is to Embrace Equity.

Centre for Black Student Excellence Newsletter | March 2023: The Centre for Black Excellence looks forward to continuing to develop opportunities for supporting Black students, families and staff within the York Region District School Board, in partnership with community partners. See newsletter for further information.

Black Mental Health Week 2023:  March 6-12, 2023 is Black Mental Health Week in Ontario.  This yearly event works to amplify the voices of Black communities and bring much-needed awareness to the historical and current effects of systemic, anti-Black racism on mental health and wellness.  Please review this link for more information.

After School and Evening Mental Health Supports:  Please review this link if you are interested in attending mental health support sessions in light of recent earthquakes in Syria and Turkey.  Sessions will be interpreted in Turkish and Kurdish.

Managing Negative Self-Talk:  This is a free Presentation for parents and community members. Topic for this virtual session on March 8, 10:00am-11:30am will be Managing Negative Self-Talk. Details for this event are here.

Upcoming Dates: 

March 6th:             Purim / School Council Meeting (virtual)

March 8th:             Grade 8 GRAD PHOTO & Holi

March 8th: International Women’s Day 

March 9th:              Primary & Junior Movie Night – ENCANTO

March 12th:            Daylight Savings Time 

March 13-17th:       March Break

March 20th:            Beginning of Spring 

March 21st:             Nowruz & Naw-Ruz  

March 22nd:           Ramadan Begins

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

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