We Need Your Help: Our Spring Fling Fundraiser!

springflingThe Bayview Glen P.S. School Council is excited to launch our annual fundraiser … Spring Fling!  Your child will be coming home today with information and a fundraising envelope outlining this year’s fundraising effort.  Make no mistake –our school’s commitment to fundraising supports our students.  Last year’s fundraising effort allowed us to purchase many things, including:

·     41 Chromebooks ·     5 iPads ·     Indoor Recess Games
·     Robotics Kits ·     Technology Resources ·     And much more!

Your contributions make a genuine difference directly for our students!

The week of March 25, 2019 students will participate in a variety of Spring Fling activities culminating in a Spring Fling Dance and celebration on Friday, March 29th, hosted by Bounce Entertainment.  Our goal this year is for every student to raise a minimum of $25 in donations.  (Donations may be collected from family members, extended family members or friends; no door-to-door solicitation is permitted.)  For every $10 donated, students will be issued a ticket which they will place into a draw to win a prize.  The more money the student raises, the more tickets he or she accumulates giving them more chances to win!  In the interest of maximizing the number of winners, students are limited to winning only one prize each.  And we have some amazing prizes, including:

·     A Drone ·     Lego Kits ·     A Karaoke Microphone
·     Nintendo Switch ·     Mastermind Merchandise ·     And Many Other Prizes!

All items were chosen based on focus groups of primary and junior students.  As well, aside from the larger prizes that students can try to win, all non-winning tickets will be entered into a consolation draw for even more prizes –including official sports merchandise; gift cards from Glama Gals, Kids Kitchen, and Pizza Nova; passes to Hub Climbing, Air Riderz, Funtastic Forest, Splitsville Bowling, Museum of Illusions, Just Bounce, and Reptilia; vouchers for Battle Sports, Sportball, Joyride 150 and Playtopia; and much, much more!  The prizes are fantastic … and the money raised goes to the best cause of all, our students.

Please help the school and submit all cash and/or cheques inside your child’s Spring Fling donation envelope by Friday, March 8th.  We thank you for your generous support of the school!

Yearbook Cover Contest

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Calling all students!  Are you looking for something creative to work on this Family Day long weekend?  Would you like to see your design on the cover of our 2018-2019 Bayview Glen P.S. Yearbook?

Your Cover Must:

  • Include the school name Bayview Glen Public School or (Bayview Glen P.S.)
  • Include the school year 2018 – 2019.
  • Be submitted on standard 8.5 x 11 white paper, portrait orientation.
  • Be original work created by you! (Or you and your friends. You may work with a partner to create a cover!)

Tips For A Great Cover:

  1. Design a cover that embodies the amazing spirit of Bayview Glen P.S.
  2. Be bright and colourful!  Colour your submission using markers, paint, or brightly coloured pencils, including the background! Your design will be scanned so the colours must be bright!
  3. Use the whole sheet of paper.

Submit your entries to Mrs. Longo or the office by Monday February 25, 2019.  Don’t forget to label the back of your design with your full name.

A Valentine’s Day Treat!

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Our School Council has arranged a treat for all our students this Valentine’s Day, Thursday February 14th –a heart shaped cookie!  We have gluten-free cookies available to students, as well.  If you have any other dietary concerns, please don’t hesitate to let the office know.

As always, our thanks go out to our School Council!

Spirit Day Ahead!

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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 Tuesday, February 19th Sports Team Day!

All staff and students are invited to cheer on their favourite sports teams by wearing their jerseys or other sports clothing!  The Raptors, Leafs, Blue Jays, TFC or any other team you might like are all welcome!  Let’s show off our Sports Team pride!

Toward a More Inclusive School

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Several of our classes have been working on a Design Thinking Project this year focusing on raising awareness about the importance of accessibility in our school and community.  The classes involved have been generating ideas and themes to support their goal and are now ready to put their plans into action.

They will be starting with a presentation by Joshua Dvorkin, an Ambassador from the Rick Hansen Foundation, on Monday, February 11th from 2:05 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.  Some of the key messages of the presentation will include:

  • The importance of physical accessibility and inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Rick Hansen as a great Canadian and the mission of Rick Hansen Foundation
  • Joshua’s inspiring personal story of how he has overcome barriers and his personal beliefs that anyone can make a difference, and
  • A call to action for students to promote accessible and inclusive schools

For parents and community members who may wish to join us, there will be limited seating available.

We thank you for your support.

Lunar New Year Ahead!

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This Tuesday, February 5th will be the Lunar New Year!  We welcome all those who celebrate the holiday to dress up in traditional New Year clothing, if they wish. And we welcome all our students to get into the spirit, even in the absence of traditional clothing, by dressing in red on Tuesday.  The colour red is thought to symbolize good luck, so please help us usher in the Lunar New Year with some colourful good fortune!