Spirit Day Ahead

Pajama Day

Our Student Leadership Team wants to share with everyone that our next Spirit Day of the year will be held next week.  They officially declare Thursday, December 19th Pajama Day!

All staff and students are invited to wear their finest sleepwear!  Come to school in your comfiest pajamas and bring along your favourite plush or stuffed animal.  Let’s show off our Bayview Glen P.S. Spirit!

Toy Mountain is Next Week!

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Thank you to everyone in the Bayview Glen P.S. community who donated a toy in support of Toy Mountain, a program in conjunction with CTV and the Salvation Army, which distributes gifts to children in need.  We’ve now managed to collect over 100 toys!  Families can still drop off new, unwrapped toys to the school office until Tuesday.

As well, all families are invited on Tuesday, December 17th 2019 starting at 5:00 p.m. to the Pride of Canada Carousel (8080 Birchmount Road, Markham) where our Toy Mountain will be donated, and where CTV Weather Anchor Tom Brown will broadcast the event live during CTV Toronto’s News beginning at 6:00 p.m.  There are live performances scheduled, the skating rink will be in operation (weather dependent), there will be carousel rides, BeaverTails, and hot chocolate!

It would be great to have a contingent of Bayview Glen P.S. students showing support and maybe we could even get on to the news broadcast, so we encourage our community to come out and join the celebration!  The broadcast will be outdoors, so if you’re attending, be sure to bundle up!

Help us build a mountain of good cheer for children in need this holiday season … one toy at a time.

An Important Spirit Wear Update and Reminder!

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We want to remind our school community that there’s one week left to order Bayview Glen P.S. Spirit Wear items such as  baseball shirts, t-shirts, zip-ups, hoodies, sweatshirts and toques.  We want to see our students, staff and community show off their school spirit with some amazing BGPS Gear!

An important note: The posting on SchoolCash online incorrectly identifies the Black and Navy Vinyl Logo Hooded Sweatshirt as ‘Full Zip w/Pocket’.  The Black and Navy Vinyl Logo Hooded Sweatshirts (priced at $24 for youth sizing or $28 for adult sizing) do not have a zipper or pocket.  The Black and Athletic Grey Sweatshirts are full zip with pocket (priced at $29 youth sizing or $32 for adult sizing) and have an embroidered breast logo.  Unfortunately, we are unable to update our SchoolCash posting once it’s active so the listing still reads incorrectly.  We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused.  If you wish to change your order, please contact the school office before December 19th and we’re more than happy to help.

Items are made specific to our school’s order and cannot be exchanged.  We invite and encourage our parents and students to visit the school office during regular office hours to look at actual product samples for the purposes of sizing correctly.  (Depictions above are renderings and may vary from the final product.)  As well, sizing will be available for parents to see after the Winter Concerts on Wednesday, December 18th.

Items will be available for order on SchoolCash until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 19th 2019.  (Please note, no late orders can be processed.)  Items will be distributed early in the New Year.

Treat yourself and slip in to some Bayview Glen P.S. Spirit Wear!

Winter/Spring Lunchtime Programs

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

With program registration now open, flyers are available for In the Mix Hip Hop (Mondays, Grades 1-6), Bryst Soccer Jr. (Tuesdays, Grades 1-3), Mad Science Brixology (Wednesdays, Grade 1-6), Bryst Soccer Sr. (Thursdays, Grades 4-6) and Created By Me Art (Fridays, Grades 1-6).

We hope you enjoy these program offerings.  We thank our School Council for their efforts in planning for these programs.

Coding at home, too!

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Tomorrow kicks off Computer Science Education Week (December 9-15, 2019) where many students from all over the world will be participating in The Hour of Code.  While computer programming–coding–is still not a prominent part of the Provincial curriculum, many students at our school take part.  While coding may seem intimidating, at first, the Hour of Code is intended for even the earliest beginner –no experience is needed whatsoever!

This may be a wonderful opportunity to try something new with your children at home, too!  If you want to get involved, simply visit code.org with your child and find an appropriate activity … there are over 500 different computer science related activities geared for different ages, from pre-readers through high school students!  What’s more coding activities feature various themes of interest from Frozen to Star Wars to Minecraft.  While many students may get a small taste of coding in the weeks and months ahead, don’t hesitate to bring coding into your own home.

Happy Coding!

Supporting Your Child in Mathematics

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At several points throughout the year, we share a range of on-line resources and web-based libraries, aimed at encouraging students to maintain good reading habits at home and over school breaks. Similarly, authentic opportunities to make mathematics meaningful for children at home also abound. Indeed, “helping your children be successful in math can be as simple as talking about the math around your daily life” (Ontario Ministry of Education, Doing Mathematics with Your Child: A Parents’ Guide). The York Region District School Board has updated its math landing page with expanded sections on resources for supporting children in mathematics. Within these sections are links to numerous parent resources, activities, books, games and websites for students, divided into Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-10.

Some highlights of possibilities for fun on-line learning at home for students in math include TVO’s mPowerMathies, and Math Before Bed (and there are many, many more!) By encouraging your child to engage in fun, math-oriented activities (at home and throughout the year), you help build confidence and positive attitudes toward math, as well as nurture your child’s gradually developing mathematical understandings. “When you find ways to engage your child in thinking and talking about mathematics, you are providing an important key for unlocking his or her future success” (Ontario Ministry of Education, Doing Mathematics with Your Child: A Parents’ Guide).

We hope you find these resources helpful in providing additional points of departure for supporting your child in mathematics!