Monday, March 27th, 2023
We hope Parkview students and families had a great weekend as we move into the last week of March and look forward to warmer temperatures in April! Although warmer temperatures are on the way, we ask families to remind students the importance of keeping jackets on for entire recess periods.
September 2023: As we begin planning for next year, please inform the office if you are moving or if your child will be attending another school in September.
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:
- 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 email@example.com for more information.
World Autism Acceptance Month: This year on April 3, 2023, the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) is officially launching a month-long World Autism Acceptance campaign alongside our community partners from Autism Ontario, a member of our Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC).
The purpose of Autism Ontario’s Celebrate the Spectrum campaign is to bring attention to the triumphs, contributions and experiences of people from the Autistic community. By fostering acceptance we can build stronger and more inclusive communities and learning environments for students with Autism.
Moving From Awareness to Acceptance – We continue to move away from raising awareness for Autism to increasing acceptance. Awareness seeks to highlight how dissimilar we are and emphasizes the differences and distance between our ways of being. Acceptance looks at commonalities we share and at the strength inherent in diversity. (Autistic Self Advocacy Network, 2014)
Some students self-identify as an Autistic person as part of their social identity. At the YRDSB, the way we recognize World Autism Acceptance Month is through consultation with our students with Autism, their families and by using our professional judgment. You are invited to watch this Ted Talk, Dear Society…Signed, Autism from the point of view of a self-advocate to learn more about Autism Acceptance. The most important thing to remember is that when you’re talking about Autism, you’re talking about a person.
This Friday is Matching Day! Have you been waiting for a chance to match? For Spirit Day this Friday, students are invited to wear an item that matches with someone else at school! Students may also choose to wear Parkview House Colours or school colours for Colour House points!
Learning Together Conference: The York Region Child and Family Collaborative in collaboration with the EarlyON Child and Family Centres in York Region invite families of children eligible for Kindergarten in September 2023 to join us for this 2-Part Conference! Part one is a virtual evening session on Wednesday, April 19, 2023. Part two is a face-to-face session for parents, caregivers and their kindergarten children. There are two dates to choose from: Saturday, April 22, or Sunday, April 30, 2023. Register through Eventbrite.
Student Mental Health & Addictions Newsletter – April 2023: April’s Mental Health Newsletter for families and caregivers has a focus on “Celebrating Neurodiversity”. Translations are available on www2.yrdsb.ca/node/3599
The Centre for Black Excellence Newsletter – April 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 this newsletter for further information.
Federal Housing Benefit for Renters Who Qualify: The Federal government has introduced a one-time, $500 tax-free benefit for low income renters who:
- Have an Adjusted Family Net Income (AFNI) for 2021 of $35,000 or less for families, or $20,000 or less for individuals.
- Spent at least 30% of their adjusted family net income on renting their principal residence in Canada in 2022
To be eligible you do not need to already be receiving other housing benefits.
● Applications are open until Friday March 31, 2023.
● For eligibility and additional details please visit:
One Time Canada Housing Benefit for Renter
April 6th: Passover
April 7th: Good Friday
April 14th: Vaisakhi
April 14th: Holy Friday
April 21st: Ridvan
April 21st: Eid-ul-Fitr
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