April 17th – April 21st

Sunday, April 16th, 2023

Happy Vaisakhi and Holy Friday to those families who recently observed significant faith days and hope our Parkview community had the opportunity to enjoy the warmer weather this past week!  Junior Girls and Boys Basketball continues this week along with Boys Badminton. Our students are enjoying community walks and field trips! If your child attends a field trip, it is important that families pack a lunch – hot lunches from that day will be distributed at the end of the day.  A reminder that 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.  Also a reminder to families to ensure students are dressed appropriately as lower, more seasonal temperatures are expected this coming week.  

Students should not bring toys, cards, loot bags or outdoor equipment to school.

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.

Fun Fair Grade Raffle Baskets:  A note was sent home last week with information about our Fun Fair Grade Raffle Baskets including each grade’s theme and suggestions for donations. This year’s basket themes include: A Builder’s Dream (Kindergarten), For A Rainy Day (Grade 1 & 2), Chef’s Special (Grade 3 & 4), Summer Holidays (Grade 5 & 6) and Movie Night (Grade 7 & 8). We are looking to the generosity of our Parkview families to donate any new, unused items and gift cards consistent with your child’s grade theme to help make this fundraiser as exciting and successful as possible! Cash donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase additional items for the baskets. These baskets will be raffled off at our Food Truck Fun Fair on June 8th. Thank you in advance for your donations!

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2023:  Each year, Ontarians mark the first full week of May as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. This important week is about: 

● Increasing awareness of the signs of child and youth mental health problems 

● Decreasing stigma 

● Understanding that help is available and it works!

One in five Ontario children and youth have a mental health problem – That is about 500,000 kids. Disorders range from anxiety, depression and conduct disorder to eating disorders, schizophrenia, and bi-polar disorder. Left untreated, mental health disorders can lead to school failure, family conflicts, drug abuse, violence, and even suicide. The 

good news is that help is available and treatment works! 
For more information on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, please see CMHA Mental health Week.  Information can also be found in the YRDSB Student Mental Health and Addictions Newsletter for May 2023.   Newsletter translations available on https://www2.yrdsb.ca/student-support/mental-health

Racial Literacy Workshop:  Families of YRDSB students who self-identify as Black are invited to gather together for a master class in racial literacy for resolving racial encounters with the internationally renowned psychologist and author, Dr. Howard Stevenson.  Please use this link for additional details.

Earth Day:  Earth Day is upon us and it is a time to reflect. Earth Day is one of the largest participatory environmental movements in the world and will be celebrated on April 22, 2023. The global organizer of Earth Day and the largest recruiter of environmental movements worldwide has announced that the theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet.”  Organizers are encouraging the partnership of citizens, businesses and governments from around the world to act boldly to protect our planet, our health and our livelihoods. 
Visit Earth Day Canada for more information. 

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 21st:                                    Ridvan 

April 21st:                                    Eid-ul-Fitr

April 22nd:                                Earth Day

April 28th:                                   Day of Mourning – Work Related Death or Disability

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

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