Spring Lost and Found

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With warmer weather finally arriving, items accumulated over the Winter from our Lost and Found are now on display in our foyer.  We have asked classes to visit this collection of clothing and sundries, and we will make additional announcements encouraging students to claim any items belonging to them.  If you know that your child is missing any clothing, please encourage them to revisit the lost and found more carefully, as well.

We also welcome parents and guardians who wish to go through the Lost and Found. We will keep trying to ensure that items are returned to their owners. We will maintain this display of clothing until through Monday, May 27th.  Long-standing unclaimed items will be packaged and donated to charity. We thank you for your support.

We’re Building … Can You Help?

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Our Library Learning Commons has many hands-on activities for students, including coding with robotics, building with magnetic blocks, design challenges with K’nex, and a variety of other ‘maker’ materials including pipe cleaners, mini cups and popsicle sticks.

We are now looking to add a Lego Wall to our Library Learning Commons!  Do you have any old Lego blocks you that might wish to donate?  We are looking for a wide variety of Lego pieces and we are hoping the community might want to do some Spring cleaning of any unused blocks.  If you have any Lego you no longer want, please feel free to drop it off at the school office.

Our thanks for your support!

EQAO Primary and Junior Assessments

Primary and Junior Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments begin next week on May 21st and continue through May 31st.  During this period, we would kindly ask parents and families to minimize disruptions for all students by avoiding any unnecessary absences or otherwise arriving late to school.  There will be no morning announcements on EQAO assessment days.  EQAO is run during the first two blocks of each day, so announcements will be held after lunch.  We anticipate the Primary EQAO assessment to be administered to students in Grade 3 the week of May 21st through 24th and the Junior EQAO assessment to be administered to students in Grade 6 the week of May 27th through 31st.

Our thanks, as always, for your support.

School Agendas for 2019-20

As the end of this school year approaches, the staff at Bayview Glen Public School are already beginning to plan for next year.  One item that supports students to start off each school year on the right foot are school planners or agendas which provide a helpful link between the school and home.  The agenda can serve many purposes, including being a means for communication between teachers and parents, as well as being a place for students to organize themselves and keep track of their homework, assignments and tests.  For these reasons, it is especially helpful that students have their agendas from the very first day of school.  We are collecting agenda orders early so that students can receive their agendas immediately when school begins in September.  If your child will be attending Bayview Glen Public School next year in grades one through six, we would ask that you place your order no later than June 3, 2019.

School agendas are now available to order at a cost of only $5.00 each.  While we have traditionally suggested that all students going into grades one through six have an agenda, we recognize that a few of our older students are increasingly using digital means to record their homework and organize their calendars.  To this end, we recommend students having agendas, however they are not required.  Many students make regular use of their agendas in ensuring they are prepared for class each and every day.  Please note, as well, that there is a limited supply of agendas, and they may sell out.  We thank parents and guardians for supporting their children in purchasing an agenda and we look forward to another excellent year.

Agendas will be available to purchase using School Cash Online through June 3, 2019.  Please purchase agendas for each child under their respective School Cash Online accounts; agendas will be delivered directly to the students in September.  For information on registering for School Cash Online please contact the office.

Reminder: At Home On My Own

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You can still register for one more week!  Canada Safety Council’s At Home on My Own course will be offered as a P.A. Day Program for Bayview Glen P.S. on Monday June 3, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.    The program is geared for students ten years of age and older but is open to students turning ten (2009 birth year) as well.  Participants learn skills to support them in being home alone, including dealing with various situations without an adult as well as handling emergencies.  For more information and registration details, please view the flyer.  (Please note, a minimum enrollment will have to be met for the course to be offered.)  Registration forms are due to the office no later than May 20, 2019.