Your Last Chance for QSP!

QSPLogoQSP orders are due this Friday, November 16, 2018!  Support the school by ordering from QSP using the group online ID for Bayview Glen PS: 5257431.

What can you get?  Hundreds of magazines are available in both print and digital editions … gourmet cookie dough and tasty treats … Canadian Sports Team Tervis Tumblers!  And don’t miss out on the York Region Community Savings Pass with over $240 in instant savings and other discounts that can be used every day for an entire year!  Savings include:

  • $75 Off A Birthday Party at Glama Gal Tween Spa & 20% Off All Day Spa Packages
  • $45 Off A 6 Person Bullseye Axe Throwing Event
  • $10 Off at Lone Star, Montana’s & Kelsey’s
  • $20 BOGO Game Play at Dave & Buster’s
  • $10 BOGO Game Play at Dave & Buster’s – all year
  • $10 Off A Jiffy Lube Oil Change – all year
  • Free ½ Hour Extra Bowling at Stellar Lanes (value $22.59)
  • Free Shoe Rental at Stellar Lanes (value $4.00) – all year
  • $10 Off Regular Priced Hourly Bowling at Splittsville
  • 10% Off A Funville or Blastville Birthday Party at Splittsville – all year
  • 15% Off Freshii, Kelsey’s & Montana’s – all year
  • Double your time at Skyzone – all year
  • Plus, discounts at Booster Juice, Hero Burgers, Mucho Burrito, Cobs Bread, Firehouse Subs
  • And MORE – All for $25

We appreciate your support!

Scholastic Book Fair

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The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to our library at Bayview Glen P.S.!

From Monday November 19th through Thursday November 22nd the Book Fair will be open for class visits.  It will also be open after school until 4:30 p.m. on Thursday November 22nd.  This is an especially exciting time in our school library as the room is being reconfigured and we are in the process of developing a Library Learning Commons!  All proceeds from the Book Fair support our purchasing of technology, Makerspace materials and resources for our Library Learning Commons.

Drop by and support the school … books make great holiday gifts!

Every Student Counts Survey

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In the week ahead, all students will be coming home with information from the Board about the Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS). The purpose of this census survey is to better understand YRDSB’s diverse student population as well as students’ experiences in school and outside of school. The survey results will be used to help improve our schools and to:

● Identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success;
● Create more equitable and inclusive school environments; and,
● Improve student achievement and well-being.

Families with a child in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are invited to complete the survey online with their child at home.  Please expect a school letter to be sent home with a link to the online survey along with instructions.  Families with more than one child in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are asked to complete one survey per child. The online survey will be available in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hebrew, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese.

As one of the main purposes of the survey is to identify and eliminate barriers to student achievement there will be a unique code on each survey for YRDSB to link the survey data with student achievement data. To ensure confidentiality, no directly identifying information (such as your child’s name) will be on the survey. A summary of the results (grouped data only) will be available at schools and on the Board’s website in Spring 2019.

This important initiative will help us work together to create equitable and inclusive school environments. Parents and guardians are our strongest partners in education and we thank you for your support.

Parent-Teacher Interviews Open Today

Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held on November 22nd and 23rd for students in Year 2 Kindergarten to grade 6. Today by 10:00 a.m., an invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby inbox. For support with Edsby, such as signing up for Parent-Teacher interviews, please be sure to visit https://www.edsby.com/help/parents/.

Please note that only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened will have access. If you are experiencing difficulty activating your Edsby account, please contact the school for assistance.

Important Timelines

Nov 7 Parent-Teacher Interviews schedule opens at 10:00 a.m. for booking, an invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby inbox with a notification to your email.
Nov 20 Parent-Teacher Interviews scheduler closes at 4:00 p.m.
Nov 21 Progress Report Cards sent home
Nov 22 (evening) and Nov 23 (morning) Parent-Teacher Interviews

Fall Dance and Food Drive

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We will be having a school-wide Fall Dance this Friday, November 9th featuring Bounce Entertainment.  There is no cost to attend the dance, though we are asking students to bring in non-perishable (mainly food) items to support a local holiday assistance program.  Started by local churches almost thirty years ago, the program provides a measure of support to Thornhill residents on the basis of need and without consideration of religious belief or practice.  This program gives assistance to local residents specifically, so your donation will be helping someone in our own greater community.

Among the items appropriate to donate include any unopened (a) canned food items such as meat, fish, soups, fruit, vegetables, juices, pasta sauces, etc., (b) dry items such as cereals hot & cold, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, biscuits, crackers, cookies, cake mixes, pancake mixes, soup mixes, pudding and jello powders, etc., (c) toiletry items such as hand soap, dish soap, laundry detergent, disposable shavers, hair shampoos, paper hand towels, hair creams, cosmetics, etc., (d) Kraft dinners and all types of pasta, (e) glass items such as pickles, sauces, jams, relishes, salad dressings, etc., and (f) baby diapers and formula.

We will collect items during the first week of November and throughout the remainder of the month; items can be sent to school with your child or dropped off in the school foyer, at your convenience.

Together we can work to help local families in need!