April 24th – April 28th

Sunday, April 23rd, 2023

Happy Eid-ul-Fitr to those families who recently observed a significant faith day.  This week will be a busy and exciting one for our Junior students.  In sports, the Junior Girls and Junior Boys Basketball teams will be participating at Area Tournaments. This Thursday the Intermediate Badminton team will be competing at Ashton Meadows.

On Tuesday, Junior students are off to the Royal Ontario Museum. Please remember to pack a lunch for your child if they are attending a field trip. Hot lunches will be distributed at the end of the day if your child is on a trip. 

Our School Council has planned a  Movie Night this Thursday for our students in Grades four to six.  Junior students will watch the movie RAYA and the LAST DRAGON in the Parkview Gym!  The movie is free of charge.  Families will be able to purchase food and drinks.  No outside food/drinks are permitted.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult in order to attend as supervision will not be provided.  

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

This is a friendly reminder to families- students should not be bringing toys, cards, loot bags or sports equipment to school. After school students are to go straight home, play dates can be planned at home and should not be organized at school. This is to ensure student safety.

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 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 School Council: Fun Fair Grade Raffle Baskets – Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Fun Fair Raffle Baskets already! Donation collection will continue this week until Friday, April 28th. Please consider donating any new, unused items and gift cards consistent with your child’s grade theme to help make these baskets as amazing as possible! 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). 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. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Brygidyr at lisa.b@rogers.com.  Thank you!

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

Spirit Day – Beach Day:  Brush off that beachwear in preparation for the warmer months around the corner!  This Friday, Parkview students are encouraged to wear fun beach clothing to school for Spirit Day!  Students can also choose to wear Parkview school colours for colour house points! 

Jewish Heritage Month Special Event:  On May 16th from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Richmond Hill Secondary School, Inclusive School and Community Services, in partnership with the Network of Educators Supporting Jewish Learners (NESJL) present a Periphery Film Community Screening for YRDSB students, families and staff.  “Periphery is an evocative photographic and film project that bears witness to ethnic diversity in the Jewish community. Sharing narratives from individuals of multiracial and multiethnic backgrounds, Periphery creates space to look, listen, and learn from participants as they share their experiences and explore ideas of representation, intersectionality, ethnicity, race, and sexuality.” 
More information regarding Periphery, the Short Film can be found on the Periphery webpage. Directly after the film screening, there will be a question and answer period hosted by Sara Yacobi-Harris from No Silence on Race.  Register through the Google Form by May 1.

NCCM May Workshops for Families and Communities:   YRDSB Families are invited to join NCCM & YRDSB for 2 virtual sessions in May.  May 10th for a virtual session about Building an Understanding of Anti-Black Islamophobia.  May 16th for a virtual session on Know Your Rights: Muslim Students and Families.  Please view the following link for more details. 

Sikh Heritage Month – Preserving Our Past:  YRDSB Inclusive Schools and Community Services will host an event on April 26 at Woodbridge College to commemorate our first Sikh Heritage Month Celebration with YRDSB. This event is open to all staff, families, students and communities.  For more information can be found here.

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.

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.

Upcoming Dates: April 28th:                     Spirit Day – Beach Day

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

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