May 22nd – May 26th

Monday, May 22, 2023

We hope our Parkview community was able to enjoy the long weekend with family and friends.  Last week our Grade 8 students returned from their overnight trip at Camp Muskoka!  By all accounts, students had a great time enjoying the outdoors with their classmates.  Thank you to the teachers who took their personal time to chaperone our students.  Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser this past Friday!  Students and staff exercised to raise funds for heart disease and stroke research.  Thank you to Parkview families who contributed to this worthwhile cause.  

There will be a number of events happening at Parkview this week.  On Tuesday, our Grade 1 students are off to Camp Green Acres for an exciting outdoor educational experience. 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.   Also on Tuesday, Grade 8 students will continue preparations for High School by visiting Unionville High School.  Wednesday, all students will be learning about environmental issues and conservation when Earth Rangers visit Parkview.  This Thursday there will be a Welcome to Kindergarten presentation for families of kindergarten students attending Parkview in September of 2023.  On Friday, there will be an immunization clinic for our Grade 7 & 8 students

Next week our grade 6 students will be participating in EQAO. Students have had an opportunity to explore the sample test in their classrooms. 

As we plan for the next school year, it is important that you inform the office via email at  if you are moving or if your child will be attending another school.  

We will also be hosting a Volunteer Tea on June 15th. More information will follow via email tomorrow. 

A reminder to families that students should not be bringing toys, loot bags, cards or outdoor equipment to school. At the end of the day, students are dismissed home, if your child is making plans with friends  this should be done once they arrive safely at home with parental permission. Thank you for your support with this which will help ensure student safety.

A Message from School Council:

Parkview Food Truck Fun Fair – June 8th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm

 There are only 5 MORE DAYS!! until school cash online closes for ALL Fun Fair Pre-orders! 

School Cash Online closes on Friday May 26th.

  • Order your PLAY ALL DAY wristbands for only $15.00 
  • Purchase Food truck meals to skip the lines! **
  • Buy your ticket packs, $5 for 5 tickets or $10 for 10 tickets (tickets can be used for games or snacks)

THANK YOU to all families who have donated items towards Parkview’s Fun Fair Baskets! Thanks to our families’ generosity, we created 12 over-sized Raffle Baskets, plus an extra Mystery Basket.

Want to take one home? Buy a raffle ticket! The more raffle tickets you enter, the better your chances of winning one of the following spectacular baskets: 

  • 2 Builder’s Dream baskets
  • 3 For a Rainy Day baskets
  • 3 Chef’s Special baskets
  • 2 Summer Holiday baskets
  • 2 Movie Night baskets

Click here to order NOW —-> school cash online 

**Note: Online FOOD TRUCK orders will be charged a 3% convenience fee.  You can also purchase items at the fair. Cash/Debit/Credit payments accepted.

Every Student Counts Survey for K to 3 Families:  

Dear Families,

The Every Student Counts Survey was scheduled to close on Friday, May 19, 2023.  In order to ensure families have enough time to complete the survey, we are extending the deadline for the Kindergarten – Grade 3 survey until June 23, 2023. 

During the week of June 5, families of students in Kindergarten – Grade 3 will receive another invitation letter to complete the survey. If you have already completed the survey, or do not wish to complete the survey, please disregard the invitation letter. 

Participating in the Every Student Counts Survey is a unique opportunity for you, as families, to voice your child’s experiences. Your input is crucial in helping us understand the diverse needs, strengths, and goals of our student community.

The information you provide will guide us in making informed decisions about programming, supports, and resources, ultimately benefiting your child’s learning experience.  By participating, you are directly contributing to the improvement of our schools and student success.

We appreciate your time and effort in helping us make Parkview a better place for all students!

Parent, Family and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC): 

Parents/guardians interested in serving as a member of PEAC are asked to submit an application by June 14, 2023

PEAC supports, encourages and enhances parent engagement at the Board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. It represents the collective voice of parents who have children attending public schools in York Region. Members are expected to attend a minimum of five meetings each year. The first meeting date for the new membership is November 9, 2023, which is a joint meeting with our Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee (EIAC). 

Interested parents/guardians are invited to submit an application using the online application form. For a copy of the application, please contact Leadership Development and Engagement via email at or by phone at 905-727-0022 ext. 3650

Information Session Interested applicants are invited to attend a virtual information session to learn more about this parent and community member engagement opportunity.   

Date and Time: 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Meeting Information: 

Online virtual ITS Webinar Event meeting link 

Support  If you need assistance to join this virtual meeting, please see How to access the virtual meeting link.  A recording of this information session will be available on the PEAC webpage. 

For more information, please visit the YRDSB PEAC website or contact

York Pride Fest Parade 2023:  Save the date! Join Inclusive Schools and Community Services  on Saturday, June 17, 2022 for the York Pride Fest Parade in Newmarket.  See link for details. 

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.

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 23rd:                                   Grade 8s Visit UHS

May 23rd:                                   Grade 1 trip to Green Acres

May 24th:                                   Earth Rangers visit Parkview 

May 25th:                                   Welcome to Kindergarten 

May 26th:                                   Grade 7 & 8 Vaccination Clinic 

May 29 – 31st:                            EQAO Assessments – Grade 6

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

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