Summer Reading!

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Throughout the summer, students should keep their minds active, and one of the easiest ways for us to support this is by encouraging them to read for pleasure.

We wanted to remind our community that in addition to our sizable school library, Bayview Glen P.S. families have access to various on-line collections.  Bookflix is a sizeable online resource you can access with the user id dsbyork and the password dsby7692.  Also consider Rivet, a free reading app in the Apple App or Google Play Store, with over 2000 levelled books for students!  Please consider using these excellent resources when reading with your children at home throughout the year, or encouraging them to read independently on a computer or tablet (and of course, encourage them to read physical books too!)

Does your child speak a different first language?  Then read in that language, too!  Unite for Literacy is a free multi-platform website that contains dozens of early reading books across a number of themes, as well as a narration feature that will allow students to read or be read to, making it a worthwhile home activity for early readers.  While this is quite similar to other book repositories, Unite for Literacy also provides multilingual narration alongside the English narration, where your child might follow along the text with English narration and first-language translation, enabling them to work on reading skills and learn the language of instruction simultaneously.

If your child enjoys reading and learning on-line, here are some other popular early literacy related sites he or she can access: StarfallStoryplaceKidsreads, and Funbrain.  Happy reading!

End of Year Notices

We wanted to share with our community two information items.

The first is an end-of-year letter from our Director, Louise Sirisko, and the Chair of the Board, Corrie McBain.  The second is a message to families regarding the introduction of text message notices for emergency purposes beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

We wish all those in the Bayview Glen P.S. community a very happy and healthy summer!

End of Year Messages

We would like to thank all the students, parents, guardians and our hard working, committed staff who have made this year at Bayview Glen P.S. such a rewarding time.  Thank you to a wonderful group of individuals.  On behalf of the school, we would like to thank the School Council for their tireless efforts and continued support and encouragement of our students and the school.  The accomplishments of this partnership are immeasurable and we look forward to continuing this positive and collaborative relationship with the School Council next year.

To our grade sixes, best wishes as you head off to the next stop on your educational journey.  You have contributed greatly to our school and will always be a part of the Bayview Glen Public School family.  To the members of our community who are moving, thanks for your contributions to the school and best wishes in your new communities.

June is also a time for good-byes.  Ms. Marni Longo will continue to be on leave next year and we wish her all the best.  Ms. Michelle Chan, Ms. Anjelica Kotsopoulos, Ms. Amanda Soares, Mr. Matthew Tarek, Ms. Rachel Greenwald and Ms. Michelle Vernon will also be leaving Bayview Glen P.S.  We wish them the best of luck in their new schools.  A number of term staff complete their appointments this year including Ms Samara Ejchental, Ms. Hailey Finewax, Ms. Salima Halari, Ms. Jessy Izuka, Ms. Jessica Oh, and Ms. Lauren Ptasznik.  We thank them for their support of our school.  We look forward to welcoming some new staff to our school in September from other schools across the region.

The school year begins on Tuesday September 3, 2019.  Students are asked to congregate at the rear of the school where they will be met by the staff.  Parents and guardians will be invited to join the students on the tarmac to see who their child(ren)’s teacher is/are.  (On the first day, students in JK attend for the last 100 minutes only, beginning at 1:20 p.m.)  Please be advised that school starts at 8:30 a.m. sharp, our lunch hour will be 12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. and the scheduled end time is 3:00 p.m. for all grades.  On September 3 2019 if it is raining – only students will be brought into the gym (primary, junior) to be put into classes.  Please be reminded that due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, class lists cannot be posted. Please also note that the organization on the first day of school is a tentative organization and as enrollment changes we may have to reorganize our current classes.

Please note that we are encouraging our parents and guardians and their child(ren) to walk to school or park on one of the adjacent streets and walk to school.  Our parking lot is very busy at entry and dismissal times and safety is our primary concern.

In closing, we would like to wish all of our students and their parents and guardians an enjoyable and safe summer.  See you on September 3, 2019!

English as a Second Language Classes for Adults

York Region District School Board offers a range of free classes for adults through its Continuing Education department.  Program offerings include various English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) courses and courses improving on language and academic skills as well as citizenship preparation.

Registration for Summer English as a Second Language classes are now open for registration with locations in Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan and more.  Classes run July 2, 2019 through July 25, 2019.  Improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills!

For more information please see the flyer.

Tonight’s the Night!

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Just a reminder that the Bayview Glen P.S. Fun Fair is being held this evening (Wednesday, June 12th) from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The Fun Fair is completely free so we expect to see everyone there!

It’s going to be awesome!

 

Please note:

  • Food and Drink tickets for all those who pre-ordered on SchoolCash Online will be distributed to students today.  Be sure to bring those tickets to the event to redeem for your food items!
  • We have contacted the City of Markham seeking street parking from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the North-West side of Limbcombe Drive, the East side of Valloncliffe Road and the North-East side of Seinecliffe Road.  They remind all community members that vehicles cannot be parked within 3 meters of a fire hydrant or within 9 meters of any intersection, including T intersections;  you must not block any driveway or super-mailbox; all vehicles must be parked facing the correct direction with the right wheel not more than 15 cm from the curb.

Thank you and see you this evening!

More Than Just a Fun Fair!

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Bayview Glen P.S. Fun Fair on Wednesday, June 12th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  It’s going to be awesome!

The Fun Fair is completely free for all to attend, but don’t necessarily leave your wallet at home.  There is an amazing silent auction where you might pick up a fantastic deal!  Some of the fabulous items up for auction include:

  • Two Weeks of Camp at Adventure Valley ($1275 Value!)
  • Chu Martial Arts Free Birthday Party
  • Chu Martial Arts 2 Month Memberships (3 Available)
  • Weekend Pool Membership for Four at Adventure Valley
  • Homeopathic Medicine Assessment (3 available at $75 value each!)
  • Exceed Robotics Gift Cards (3 available at $200 value each!)
  • Rooks to Cooks Voucher ($75 Value!)
  • 1 Half Day for a Week at TAC Sports
  • 1 Half Day for a Week at Life Skills Academy
  • Family Fun Day at Earthbound Kids ($100 Value)
  • 1 Week Camp at Kidwhiz
  • 1 Week Camp at Active Kids Zone
  • Vibe Birthday Party ($255 Value!)
  • 1 Week Swimming at Zodiac Camp ($100 Value!)
  • Voucher for Zodiac Camp ($350 Value!)
  • Adult Weekend Survival Kit (Coffee and More!)

… and still more!  See you on Wednesday!

A Final, Final, Final Chance?!

We have had many calls to the office about families still wanting to order food for the Fun Fair, so we are briefly reopening School Cash Online one last time.  We must submit our absolute final order to our vendor tomorrow, so School Cash Online will remain open only through Friday, June 7th at 2:00 p.m.  We would ask everyone, please –don’t miss out and order asap!  Food from our amazing BBQ vendor Mr. Corn is only available for pre-order.

Remember … the Bayview Glen P.S. Fun Fair (Wednesday, June 12th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) is free for all to attend … so we want to see everyone there!