May 15th – May 19th

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happy Mother’s Day to those who are celebrating. Today, we honour all the dedicated mothers, aunts, grandmothers, caregivers and caring adults who touch our lives in so many ways.  Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! 

This week at Parkview, the Grade 8s will begin their week at Camp Muskoka!  Students will be leaving Monday morning and returning Wednesday afternoon. Have a great trip! If parents/guardians of grade 8 students would like to pick up their child’s hot lunch on Monday or Tuesday since their child will be at Camp Muskoka – it can be picked up between 12:30 to 2:30. 

 On Friday, our students will be practicing healthy habits while raising money and awareness for Heart and Stroke research by participating in Jump Rope for Heart!  Please read the following message from Parkview Students:                                                                       

Our school is taking part once again in the Heart & Stroke Jump Rope for Heart event this year on Friday May, 19 2023 (our 33rd year at Parkview). Students participate in a variety of physical activities (e.g., skipping, jumping). Leading up to our event day, kids are encouraged to raise funds. Through this, students will earn thank you prizes for their individual fundraising efforts.

Students learn the importance of giving back as they collect donations to help fund critical research that saves lives, prevents heart disease and stroke, and supports survivors and their families. 

So far we have raised just over $1000 and are at 50% of our goal.

Join our school and help Heart and Stroke save lives by jump-starting our fundraising. Here’s is the link to the Parkview Page:

Thank you for your support, Parkview Students

A Message from YRDSB:

Dear families, 

As you may know, York Region District School Board is currently engaging students in the Every Student Counts Survey

On April 24, 2023, families received an email notifying them that the survey period is open. Families of students in Kindergarten-Grade 3 will have now received an invitation letter from their school, which includes a survey link and survey code to complete the survey at home. 

We thank everyone who has already completed the survey. We have made the decision to extend the survey deadline. If you have not yet completed the survey, please consider doing so by May 19, 2023. We appreciate you taking the time to help us better understand our students and their experiences in school.

If you didn’t receive the survey invitation letter or have misplaced it, please contact your child’s school.

Student Mental Health & Addictions Newsletter – June 2023:  June’s Mental Health Newsletter for families and caregivers has a focus on “Stepping into Summer.” Newsletter translations available on

Parenting Sessions – May 2023:  All parents, guardians, caregivers and community members are invited to attend virtual parenting sessions offered by York Region District School Board in collaboration with York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families.  Please see this link for more information.

Celebrating East-Asian Heritage:  A century of reflection, celebrating East-Asian Heritage and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act.  Join the event on Wednesday May 24 to honour East-Asian cultures.  Click here for more details.

Nurturing Your Teen’s Emotional Well-Being:  Carr SS presents speaker Sara Westbrook. In this presentation, parents and guardians will learn 3 Strategies to help develop resilience and emotional well-being. Time: 6:45 – 8:00 pm.  Please register ahead of time.

Supporting Students of the Tamil Diaspora:  Join YRDSB Social Worker, Nijatha Subramaniam and YRDSB Psychoeducational Consultant, Thanara Rajakulendran for a Supporting Our Children’s Well-Being Workshop June 1, 2023 (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm). This is a free virtual event. Any parent/guardian of students of the Tamil Diaspora may attend.  Tamil interpreters will also be available.  See flyers in English or Tamil for more details.

Upcoming Dates:

Month of May:                            South Asian Heritage Month 

Month of May:                            Jewish Heritage Month

Month of May:                            Dutch Heritage Month

Month of May:                            Asian Heritage Month

May 15 – 17th:                             Grade 8 Trip to Muskoka

May 19th:                                     Jump Rope for Heart

May 22nd:                                    Victoria Day (school is closed) 

May 23rd:                                     Grade 8s Visit UHS

May 25th:                                     Welcome to Kindergarten 

May 26th:                                     Grade 7 & 8 Vaccination Clinic

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

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