April 3rd – April 7th

Sunday, April 2nd, 2023

We hope our Parkview community had the opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family this past weekend.  Students had fun wearing matching items with friends for Spirit Day last Friday.  This week, sports continue at Parkview with badminton tryouts and basketball practices taking place.  Also this week, our Grade 4 students will be visiting the Milne Outdoor Education Centre for a day of hands-on learning experiences outdoors! Our School Literacy Team will be hosting a parent tea on May 3rd from 8:45am t0 9:45am. The focus will be on building primary literacy skills. More details will follow via email. Our school has invested in recess bags which provide our students with various equipment such as balls, scoops, hula hoops, basketballs etc to use outdoors therefore students should not be bringing equipment or toys from home to use at recess. Just a friendly reminder to our families to park in designated street parking areas, the school parking lot is for staff parking. Please drive slowly when dropping and picking up your children in order to ensure safety for all our panthers.

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 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.

Another Message from Parkview School Council: Parkview P.S. School Council is looking for small business owners to be vendors at our 2023 Fun Fair Indoor Market on Thursday, June 8th 2023, 5:00-7:30pm. This is a fun filled afternoon with events, food trucks and games for over 500 students and their families. We will have ONLY 15 tables. Tables will be assigned on a first come first serve basis for the nominal price of $70.00 per table.  Please contact monica.law@gmail.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.

Sikh Heritage Month 

On April 1, 2021 Minister Bardish Chagger issued the following statement from Ottawa: “Canada is proud to be home to more than 500,000 Sikh Canadians, making it one of the largest Sikh diasporas in the world. Since the arrival of the first Sikh immigrants in the late 19th century, members of this community have contributed to Canada through their achievements in all areas of society and have helped shape the diversity found within it. Sikhism’s core principles include equality, generosity, openness, and compassion. 

Sikh Heritage Month is an opportunity to reflect on the pivotal role that Sikh communities have played, and continue to play, in building a stronger and consciously more inclusive Canada.” During the month of April, Sikh Canadians celebrate Vaisakhi, which marks the creation of the Khalsa and the Sikh articles of faith. Sikh Canadians widely celebrate Vaisakhi, also known as Khalsa Day, across Ontario. 

As we begin the month of April, the Parkview community is encouraged to join Canadians who will be coming together to celebrate how Sikh Canadians have made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario and Canada’s social, economic, political, and cultural fabric.

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


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.

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):

TVO Learn is an effective, free way for students, caregivers and educators to explore learning that aligns with the Ontario curriculum, from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Discover thousands of opportunities to support learning in a safe online environment. 

With TVO Learn mPower, free, creative online games support the development of foundational Kindergarten – 6 math and STEM skills while fostering positive attitudes towards math in the classroom.

TVO Learn Mathify offers seamless school-to-home math learning with an interactive classroom tool, and free 1:1, online math tutoring. Transform where and how Grade 4-12 students in Ontario learn math.

TVOkids shares safe and fun learning experiences that prepare children for school and life. All videos, series and games are advertisement free and developed in consultation with educators to support progressing through Kindergarten to Grade 6 in Ontario.

TVO Today provides insight and information about life in Ontario and beyond, with resources including animated video explainers and stories from Indigenous perspectives.

April Triple P Parenting Sessions: Please review the following link if you are interested in parenting sessions for this month.

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 onwww2.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. 

Upcoming Dates: 

April 6th:                                   Passover

April 7th:                                   Good Friday- no school

April 10th                                  Easter Monday- no school

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

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