A Few Lunchtime Reminders

We wanted to remind all families that the final Sub Day of the Fall/Winter cycle was last Wednesday.  (Tomorrow is not a Sub Day, so be sure to pack your child a lunch!)  This Friday remains a Pizza Day –the final Pizza Day for the Fall/Winter Session will be on Friday, January 25, 2019.  Please note, all ‘food days’ can be found on the right-hand sidebar calendar on our blog.

Please stay tuned for some new and exciting food offerings in the New Year, too!

A Mountainous Success!


The incredible generosity of the Bayview Glen P.S. community speaks for itself as we donated boxes upon boxes of children’s toys last night to the Toy Mountain campaign!  We’d like to thank all the thoughtful families who contributed to this year’s initiative.  There will be many smiling faces this holiday season thanks to your efforts.  All of Bayview Glen P.S. deserves a Royal Roar!

We’d also like to thank all the students and family members who braved the cold last night to participate in the live-on-air Toy Mountain event at IKEA with CTV’s weather anchor, Tom Brown.  Bayview Glen P.S. not only demonstrated its goodwill, but it’s amazing enthusiasm and school spirit, as well!  There is a short recap of some of the coverage above.

Happy Holidays!

Final Reminder: QSP Order Pickup

As a final reminder, we wanted to share with everyone that that frozen items ordered from QSP will be available for pickup this Wednesday.  For those families who ordered cookie dough or frozen treats from QSP, we would kindly ask that you please come to the school on Wednesday December 12th between 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to pick up your orders.

All packages will be labeled and ready to be picked up from the front table in the foyer.  We would ask that all items be picked up on that day as we do not have storage facilities for frozen items.

Our continued thanks for your support of the school.


Is your child in grades four or five?  Would your child enjoy learning the Ontario Curriculum collaboratively through the Arts?

If so, the York Region District School Board offers an elementary integrated Arts Program at Baythorn Public School. Students currently in grades four and five may apply for the arts@baythorn Program, where they will have the opportunity to explore the disciplines of Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, and Music while meeting the expectations of the Ontario Curriculum in a cooperative learning environment.

To learn more about the arts@baythorn program, students and their families are invited to attend an information evening at Baythorn P.S. on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  Applications will be available online after the January 17th information night.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Please call Kate Kurek, Principal or Aileen Matrakoukas, Vice-Principal at Baythorn Public School (905) 889-7992 if you require further information.

You don’t follow us on Twitter?


Please do!

At present, we have almost a hundred more blog subscribers than Twitter followers and we’d like to encourage any of those who have yet to take the ‘plunge’ into Twitter to consider doing so.  We share many interesting school-related items on Twitter (sometimes several times a day) that don’t warrant a blog post which would email all subscribers.  In this way, Twitter provides a ‘window’ into the school and many smaller happenings that aren’t necessarily shared via the blog.  What’s more, there are a growing number of Bayview Glen P.S. staff members on Twitter (see the sidebar on the blog which lists them all) for additional insights into particular classrooms and program areas.  Similarly, the York Region District School Board is active on Twitter @YRDSB.

While Twitter may seem somewhat intimidating at first to new users, it has a quick learning curve … and signing up doesn’t require you to ‘Tweet’ any information yourself, rather you can simply follow those of interest to you.  Just be sure to follow @bayviewglenps1!

This is what it looks like …


… when a community cares.

Only a few days into the campaign, we’ve already managed to collect a remarkable number of toys which will be sure to help spread some good cheer to children in need across the region this holiday season.  Thank you, Bayview Glen P.S.!  If you have yet to bring something in, it’s not too late!  All you have to do is have your child drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the school any time on or before December 12th 2018.

As well, we’d remind all our families that they’re invited on Wednesday, December 12th 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to the North York IKEA (15 Provost Drive) where our Toy Mountain will be donated, and where CTV Weather Anchor Tom Brown will broadcast the event live during CTV Toronto’s News at 6.  It would be great to have a contingent of Bayview Glen P.S. students showing their support and maybe we could even get on to the news broadcast, so we encourage our community to come out and join the celebration!  The broadcast will be outdoors, so if you’re attending, be sure to bundle up.  (And if you can’t make it, be sure to watch CTV’s News at Six and maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of us!)