April 10th – April 14th

Monday, April 10th, 2023

We say happy Easter Sunday and Happy Passover to those who observe and hope our entire Parkview community had an opportunity to enjoy the extended weekend with family and friends!  This Tuesday, the rest of our Grade 4 students will be visiting Milne Outdoor Education Centre, with the Grade 2 students attending Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your children bring a lunch and dress appropriately for the weather.   Boys Basketball continues this week, along with Girls and Boys Badminton. Our literacy committee will be hosting a Parent Tea on May 3rd from 8:45-9:45 am. The session focus will be on developing literacy skills in the primary grades and how to support the learning at home. More information will be sent out via email this week. 

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.  Families can purchase food and drinks this evening. No outside food/drinks are permitted. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult in order to attend. Supervision will not be provided. 
  • 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 this week. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. 
  • 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.

Also 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.

Fun Fair Grade Raffle Baskets

In addition to our annual Fun Fair Silent Auction, we will be creating themed gift baskets to be raffled off at our upcoming Food Truck Fun Fair on June 8th!  Every grade will be given a theme.  We are asking upon the generosity of our Parkview families to donate any new/unused items towards the baskets to help make this fundraiser as exciting and successful as possible!  More details will be sent home this week along with each grade’s theme. We thank you in advance for your donations!

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.  

International Day of Pink:  The International Day of Pink is a day when communities across Canada and across the world unite to celebrate diversity and raise awareness about the need to stop homophobia, transphobia, discrimination and all forms of bullying.  

International Day of Pink is intended to create a more inclusive and diverse world.  Everyone has the right to learn and work in environments that are free from hate, discrimination, and harassment. Positive acts of advocacy, allyship and solidarity have an impact on our culture and society. Show your support by wearing pink on April 12, 2023 to celebrate the International Day of Pink and engage in inclusive learning for, with and on behalf of the students and staff you serve.

South Asian Heritage Month Event:  Community members are invited to join Yrdsb staff to network, share and learn about ways to affirm and create positive spaces for students of South Asian Heritage. May 4, 2023 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm. See flyer for further information.

The South Asian & Tamil Women’s Collective Annual Well-Being Conference:  Families of self-identifying South Asian & Tamil female and gender non-binary students in Grades 7-12 are invited to experience a day of culturally relevant well-being at our Annual Youth Conference. This event qualifies as a SHSM Experiential Learning opportunity.  Please see this link for details.

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.

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

Upcoming Dates: 

April 10th                             Easter Monday- no school

April 11th                             Grade 4 students (Gatsos/Chan) to Milne 

April 12th                             Grade 2 students (Busby/T. Lee) to Milne

April 12th                             International Day of Pink

April 13th                             Grade 2 students (Rainford) to Milne

April 14th:                            Vaisakhi

April 14th:                            Holy Friday

April 21st:                             Ridvan 

April 21st:                             Eid-ul-Fitr

April 22nd:                            Earth Day

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

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