May 1st – May 5th

Sunday, April 30, 2023

We hope our Parkview community was able to enjoy this past weekend, wet weather and all!  It was great to see families of our Junior students participate in last Thursday’s Movie Night!  Students shared that they enjoyed watching the movie with friends at school.  Thank you to School Council for organizing the evening and to Parkview staff for assisting with setting up the gymnasium.

There will be a number of events happening this week at Parkview.  Many of our students will be participating in our Healthy Schools Play Program Student Workshop this week. In addition, Grade 8 students will be learning about post-secondary education on their visit to Centennial College and students who participate in Badminton will be competing in the Area Finals at Bill Crothers.  A reminder that the 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.

Our Welcome To Kindergarten evening will take place on May 25th, Information was sent out via email to families who will have a child attending JK in September.  Thank you to our staff for organizing this evening! 

Our School Council Meeting will take place on May 1st at 7pm. Please RSVP to the link in the email if you plan to attend.

Just a friendly  reminder that if your child is attending a field trip, you must pack a lunch for your child, the hot lunches will be distributed at the end of the day. Students also should not be bringing toys, cards , loot bags or outdoor equipment to school. Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather each day.

September 2023 

As we begin the process of organizing classes for September 2023, it is valuable for parents/guardians to understand the procedure used in student placement decisions. The ultimate goal in all our efforts at Parkview P.S. is to enhance student achievement and well-being. We attempt to place students in the most positive learning environment possible given each individual pupil’s skills, knowledge, attitudes, work and social habits. A great deal of time is spent ensuring that each student’s academic and social needs are met. Classes at each grade level are formed using the following criteria: class sizes consistent with Ministry and Board guidelines, a gender balance in each class, a range of performance levels within each class, promoting positive social relationships

If you have any information about your child that you feel would be pertinent in the placement process (e.g., learning styles, twins’ placements), please inform the principal Ms. Anand  in writing by Friday, May 5th 2023. In order to assist us in our efforts to create balanced classrooms and to create the optimum learning environments, we respectfully ask your assistance in not making requests for specific teachers or specific friendship groupings. While your input is carefully considered, the final decision about a child’s placement rests with the school team. We appreciate all your ongoing support. To all of our families, we would like to thank you for your partnership and support as we work together to build a strong community for 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: 

  • This Thursday, 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.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you on May 4th!
  • School Food Truck Fair on June  8th

If you are  interested in volunteering or are able to support with henna/mendhi please email our School Council Chairs at for more information.

Also From School Council – Order Online to Skip the Lines

This year, the Parkview Fun Fair will feature a food truck EXTRAVAGANZA!!! 

Poutine! Burgers! Hot Dogs! Tacos! Mac & Cheese! Rice Bowls! and more…

Plenty of delicious options to choose from at any or ALL of the food trucks coming the fair:

Sumo Seafood  

Spring Loaded  

Gangster Cheese

*See Fun Fair Food Truck menu for detailed selections *Vegetarian and Halal options available.  To avoid waiting in line, we recommend that you pre-order via School Cash Online between April 21st -May 22, 2023 (Note: Online orders will be charged a 3% convenience fee).  You can also purchase items at the fair. Cash/Debit/Credit payments accepted.

Fun Fair Baskets 

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated items, gift cards or cash to help us create themed gift baskets to be raffled off at this year’s Food Truck Fun Fair which will be held on Thursday, June 8th.  We are extending the donation collection deadline until Monday, May 1. For anyone still interested in donating any new, unused items or gift cards consistent with the theme of their child’s grade please do so by Monday morning. Cash donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase items for the baskets.  

This year’s themes for each grade are: Kindergarten = A Builder’s Dream  Grade 1 & 2 = For a Rainy Day  Grade 3 & 4 = Chef’s Special  Grade 5 & 6 = Summer Holidays  Grade 7 & 8 = Movie Night  Raffle baskets will be on display in Parkview’s library at the end of next week for students to see. Raffle tickets are currently on sale through School Cash Online until Friday, May 26.   If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Brygidyr at

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

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.

Centre for Black Excellence Newsletter – May Edition:  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.  Review this link for more 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.

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. 

Upcoming Dates:

Month of May:                            South Asian Heritage Month 

Month of May:                            Jewish Heritage Month

May 1st:                                       School Council Meeting                

May 3rd:                                      Parent Literacy Tea

May 5th:                                      Area Badminton Finals @ Bill Crothers

May 8th:                                      Trip to McMichael Art Collection (7A – Mullett)

May 10th:                                    Trip to McMichael Art Collection (7B – Trivelli)

May 11th:                                    Trip to Ripley’s Aquarium (Junior Students)

May 12th:                                   Tribal Vision Prologue Performance (Students K-3)

May 14th:                                    Mother’s Day

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

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