School Council Meeting and Elections

We’d like to remind our community that our first School Council meeting and elections will be held on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.  Those wishing to serve on the School Council as chair or co-chair, secretary, treasurer, or as an executive member need to complete a School Council Nomination Form contained within the School Start-Up Package.  Those seeking a position must be in attendance at the first meeting.  It is expected that School Council Executive members attend all regularly scheduled School Council meetings and events. Please note that there can be many parents and guardians who consistently attend School Council Meetings and strongly support School Council events who are not executive members.  Everyone is welcome to attend and support the work of the school.

We look forward to working with the School Council this year!

Curriculum Night Meet and Greet

We look forward to our 2019-2020 Curriculum Night Meet and Greet on Thursday September 19th 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  We’d like to thank our School Council for their support in organizing this event.  A schedule for the evening follows:

5:30 – 6:30 Meet and Greet on the Tarmac (food items available for purchase, cash and carry)
6:30 – 7:00 Curriculum Visit – Session 1
7:00 – 7:30 Curriculum Visit – Session 2

Please attend one curriculum session for your child.  All drop-in sessions are repeated.

Grade Staff Presenting Location
Kindergarten Ms. Lam Room 122
SK-Grade 1 Ms. Potok Room 103
Grade 1-2 Ms. Haas Room 118
Grade 2 Mr. Ackerman Room 117
Grade 3-4 Ms. Colangelo Room 116
Grade 3-4 Ms. Curci Room 104
Grade 4-5 Ms. Kemp Room 112
Grade 5 Ms. Hanks Room 111
Grade 6 Ms. Ptasznik Portable 1
Community Class Ms. Ejchental Room 113
Support Centre Mr. Singh Room 110

And please don’t hesitate to say hello to our other support staff including Ms. J. Huynh, Ms. R. Huynh, Ms. Fox and Ms. Khazrai!

Bayview Glen’s Annual Terry Fox School Run

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“I’m not a dreamer, and I’m not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles. I have to.” — Terry Fox, 1979

 

On September 1st 1980, Terry Fox was forced to abandon his run across Canada in Thunder Bay Ontario, when the cancer that had taken his leg returned, spreading to his lungs.  Refusing to be defeated, his charged Canadians with continuing his quest.  “Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue.  It’s got to keep going.”

While it seemed that Terry Fox’s dream of raising $1 for every Canadian was in jeopardy, the nation responded.  The CTV network organized a telethon in support of Terry’s cause and helped raise over ten million dollars.  By February of 1981 the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope fund eclipsed twenty-four million dollars, the (then) national population.  Less than five months later, Terry would lose his battle to cancer.  He was 22 years old.

Though thirty-nine years have passed since the original Marathon of Hope, Terry Fox is honoured and recognized across Canada and internationally for his heroic quest to eradicate cancer and his trailblazing attitudes toward disability.  With close to three-quarters of a billion dollars raised in Terry’s name to date, schools across Canada honour him by participating in an annual school event.  This year, the National School Run will be held on Thursday, September 26 2019.

Over Bayview Glen Public School’s twenty-two years of participating in the annual event, the school has raised an incredible amount–over $50,000–and we’re hoping to continue this year.  Please help our fundraising efforts by sending a contribution with your child by September 26th.  Donations can be dropped off in our collection box in the office at any time.  As each student brings in donations for Terry, we will continue to contribute in an important way to the ongoing effort to eradicate cancer in our lifetime.  Online donations in the name of the school can also be made online, directly to the Terry Fox Foundation at http://www.terryfox.ca/BayviewGlenPSThornhill.

We thank you for your support.

Fall Lunchtime (and other) Programs

Our School Council is distributing information about a number of lunchtime programs that will be offered at Bayview Glen Public School in the weeks ahead.

With program registration now open, flyers are available for Electric Moon Theatre (Tuesdays, Grades 1-6), Chess and Math (Wednesdays, Grades 1-6), Elite Camps Basketball (Thursdays, Grade 1-6), and Master Chef Kids (Fridays, Grades 1-6).

Program registration is also open for a longstanding after school Tae Know Do Program  (age 6+) which runs on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.

We hope you enjoy these program offerings.

We thank our School Council for their efforts in planning for these programs.

Lice Screening

Each year cases of pediculosis (head lice) are found throughout York Region schools. Head lice do not spread disease though they can be a nuisance.  In an effort to reduce the numbers of cases found and decrease the inconvenience to parents, guardians and students, we are seeking your assistance.  We would ask that you please inspect your child’s hair and scalp for pediculosis.  Periodic inspections during the year will help prevent the spread of head lice.  Resources for families, including how to detect and treat head pediculosis be found at the Canadian Pediatrics Society.

As a convenience for families we will be offering professional head lice screening services for those who wish. Nurse Shelley is a pre-approved service provider in our school board. Each participating student will be screened using individual screening sticks in a discreet and friendly manner.  Nurse Shelley will be conducting three checks throughout the school year, with the first check on (tentatively) October 2nd, followed by January 30th and April 3rd. If you wish for your child to be screened, a payment of $5.00 is required on SchoolCash Online by Wednesday, September 27th, 2019. The payment covers all three lice screenings.

For families new to York Region District School Board or with children attending school for the first time, please contact the school office for any help in registering for SchoolCash Online.

Our thanks for your continued support.