Back to School Screening Reminder

We look forward to resume in-person learning in the week ahead, and thank all Bayview Glen P.S. families for their support in keeping our school safe.  As shared by the board, parents and guardians of elementary students (or the students themselves depending on their age) will have to provide confirmation of a successful screening every day.

We’d ask that parents and guardians support this process for each child, every day.  Parents and guardians of elementary students are required to complete the updated Provincial on-line the COVID-19 school and child care screening, prior to their child entering the school each day.  Similar to the start of the year, students and families will also be required to complete the confirmation of screening before coming to school each morning.

We are grateful for your diligence in this matter.

Two Upcoming Parent Presentations

We’d like to share with our community information about two upcoming parent presentations.

Parenting During Challenging Times will cover areas including the importance of caring for our mental health, indicators of mental health, and how to help and support children and youth.  This session will be held on Tuesday, January 18 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  There is no cost to participate but registration is required.  Please view the linked flyer for more details.

Nurturing Healthy Self Esteem will cover how to create a supportive and engaging environment in developing and maintaining your child’s healthy self-esteem.  This session will be held on Thursday, January 20 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  There is no cost to participate but registration is required.  Please view the linked flyer for more details.

Join us to share, learn and build a school culture where
mental health and well-being is valued and promoted.

Kindergarten registration for 2022-2023 begins this Friday!

Kindergarten registration for September 2022 begins on January 14, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year.  Children who turn four or five years old during 2022, live within the school boundary, and whose parents or guardians are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for Kindergarten.

There are several ways you can register for Kindergarten:

  • Online – Families can access the online Kindergarten registration information at yrdsb.ca/kindergarten. It is recommended that families use a laptop or a desktop, rather than a mobile device to complete this registration.
  • By email – Families can download the Elementary School Registration Form at yrdsb.ca/Kindergarten and email the completed form to bayview.glen.ps@yrdsb.ca.
  • By mail or appointment.  You can mail completed applications to the school, or request an appointment to drop-off your completed paper application form.  Families are asked to follow all school COVID-19 protocols while on site.  All permitted visitors must wear a mask.

If you require support to complete the registration form or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office at 905-889-2448 or bayview.glen.ps@yrdsb.ca.  Please note, at this time, under our health and safety protocols, we cannot accept walk-in registrations.

Once you have completed your application, the school will contact you to make an appointment to review and verify the required documents.

Our Kindergarten programs are caring and welcoming where children learn through exploration, play and inquiry. You can learn more at www.yrdsb.ca/Kindergarten.  We look forward to welcoming new students and their families to our school in September!

Parent Presentation: Parenting Traps and Strategies

We’d like to share with our community information about an upcoming parent presentation: Parenting Traps and Strategies.  The webinar will cover areas including how to avoid escalations and power struggles with children, and develop age-appropriate strategies.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers are all welcome to attend.

This session will be held on Thursday, January 13 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  There is no cost to participate but registration is required.  Please view the linked flyer for more details.

Join us to share, learn and build a school culture where
mental health and well-being is valued and promoted.

Kindergarten Registration for 2022-2023

Kindergarten registration for September 2022 begins on January 14, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year.  Children who turn four or five years old during 2022, live within the school boundary, and whose parents or guardians are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for Kindergarten.

There are several ways you can register for Kindergarten:

  • Online – Families can access the online Kindergarten registration information at yrdsb.ca/kindergarten. It is recommended that families use a laptop or a desktop, rather than a mobile device to complete this registration.
  • By email – Families can download the Elementary School Registration Form at yrdsb.ca/Kindergarten and email the completed form to bayview.glen.ps@yrdsb.ca.
  • By mail or appointment.  You can mail completed applications to the school, or request an appointment to drop-off your completed paper application form.  Families are asked to follow all school COVID-19 protocols while on site.  All permitted visitors must wear a mask.

If you require support to complete the registration form or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office at 905-889-2448 or bayview.glen.ps@yrdsb.ca.  Please note, at this time, under our health and safety protocols, we cannot accept walk-in registrations.

Once you have completed your application, the school will contact you to make an appointment to review and verify the required documents.

Our Kindergarten programs are caring and welcoming where children learn through exploration, play and inquiry. You can learn more at www.yrdsb.ca/Kindergarten.  We look forward to welcoming new students and their families to our school in September!

Virtual Programs for Children

We’d like to share with our community information about two free upcoming programs for children being offered by the Vaughan Community Health Centre.  Programs will be held in the New Year virtually on Zoom.  Blueprint is a program for children ages 6-8 and involves fun activities involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Details about the Blueprint program can be found hereKids Have Stress Too is a research-based program for children ages 9-12 designed to teach children how to recognize and manage stress.  Details about the Kids Have Stress Too program can be found here.

We thank you for your continued partnership with the school.

Winter Holiday Spirit Day!

Our Student Leadership Team wants to share with everyone that we will be holding a special seasonal Spirit Day next week.  They officially declare Wednesday, December 15th Winter Holiday Spirit Day!

All staff and students are invited to wear their finest, festive, winter wear.  Antlers are perfect for the occasion!  Ugly sweaters are welcome, too. Festive hats will fit right in.  Or even come to school in your comfiest holiday pajamas! Or simply display your spirit by wearing your most wintery apparel.  Let’s show off our Bayview Glen P.S. School Spirit this Holiday Season!

Parent Presentation: Raising Confident Competent Children

We’d like to share with our community information about an upcoming parent presentation: Raising Confident Competent Children.  The webinar will cover areas including encouraging respect and cooperation, learning to be independent and learning how to develop healthy self-esteem.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers are all welcome to attend.

This session will be held on Monday, December 13 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There is no cost to participate but registration is required.  Please view the linked flyer for more details.

Join us to share, learn and build a school culture where

mental health and well-being is valued and promoted.

Message From Our Trustee

With case counts remaining relatively stable, I want to take this opportunity to thank our students, families and staff members for continuing to adhere to health and safety protocols.  Your efforts are appreciated and important to protecting the health and safety of our school community members. As we have since the start of the pandemic, the school board continues to meet regularly with public health and follow their guidance.  Families looking for more information or resources on COVID-19 and our schools, including health and safety guidelines, frequently asked questions and mental health resources, please visit www.yrdsb.ca/school-reopening or York Region’s www.york.ca/safeatschool.

In November, we held the School Council Forum.  I appreciated the opportunity to participate in shared learning with School Council representatives on priority topics including the ABCs of mental health and actioning anti-racism practices.  Thank you to all of the participants and to all school council members for your partnership.  There are so many valuable ways families help to strengthen our schools and support student learning and achievement.  We value the partnership that we have with families, and thank you for your ongoing support.

As partners, we want to support you in supporting your child’s learning, achievement and well-being. The Family Resources page on the Board website provides quick access to online tools such as Google Classroom, School Cash Online, Edsby and more.  It also provides links to information to support you in engaging in your child’s learning – resources like translation tools, IT support for families and tips on protecting your child’s privacy online.  It also includes links to other information you may find helpful. Find it at www.yrdsb.ca/familyresources or from the link on the homepage.

Over the past few months, York Region District School Board has been conducting a review of its Trustee Areas. The boundaries of the areas that school board trustees represent change over time.  The goal of the Trustee Determination and Distribution Study is to ensure fair and equitable representation of all public school supporters.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation on the proposed options.  The final report will be presented at the Board of Trustees meeting on February 8.  You can find more information about the study and the recommendations on the Board website.

The upcoming winter season is a time of celebration for many, and I want to wish you and your families a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.  I hope that over the winter break, you find time to rest, relax and rejuvenate and we look forward to welcoming you back in January.

David Sherman, Trustee – Markham Ward 1, Vaughan Ward 5

December School Council Meeting

We want to share with our community there will be an upcoming School Council Meeting on Thursday December 2nd 2021 at 7:00 p.m. online.  We welcome everyone’s involvement and encourage those interested to attend.  Minutes from the previous School Council meeting can be found here.

Given some of the security, logistical and technological needs of the system, we will be using the Zoom platform for the meeting.  You will be able to join the meeting via computer (preferable), tablet or smartphone.  There is a browser-based version that can be run on most computers.  Zoom apps can also be found on the app stores for your tablets or smartphones.  You may wish to install these prior to the School Council meeting.

If you are interested in attending, please register using this short form.  The meeting link will be shared prior to the meeting with all registered participants.  We thank you for your continued support of our school.