School Council Elections

On the evening of September 26, 2019 we hosted our first School Council meeting of the year.  Elections were held at the meeting and Voula Kladis and Maris Langer were elected as co-chairs, Jennifer Leung was elected as treasurer and Mandy Stenzler was elected as secretary.  Other elected executive members include Homa Alammanesh (Lunchtime Food Chair), Sabrina Costa (Community Chair), Adelaide Nguyen (Lunchtime Program Chair), Vaz Qazi (Outdoor Classroom Chair) and John Wong (Fundraising Chair).

We wanted to thank all the parents who attended yesterday’s meeting, and we encourage everyone to consider becoming involved in School Council –you needn’t be an elected member of the School Council to get involved.  In particular, School Council would appreciate support from interested parents supporting areas including lunchtime food programs, fundraising, and community events.  For more information on any of these committees, don’t hesitate to contact the School Council co-chairs.  All parents and guardians are welcome to attend meetings at any time.  We have set (tentative) dates for subsequent meetings as follows: October 24, November 28, January 30, February 27, March 26, April 30 and May 28.  All meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. in the school library.

We look forward to working with you to support our students!

Orange Shirt Day

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We are encouraging all students and staff at Bayview Glen P.S. to wear an orange shirt to school on Monday September 30th.

The Orange Shirt Day movement started in 2013 to highlight the pain and suffering of thousands of Indigenous children who were sent to residential school throughout the last century.  The colour of the shirt is connected to the experience of Phyllis Webstad who was sent to Cariboo Residential School near Williams Lake, BC, in 1973.  Six-years old at the time, Phyllis went to her first day of school wearing a new bright orange shirt. New clothes were a rare thing for the young girl, who was being raised by her grandmother.  However, upon arriving at the school, she was forced to remove her orange shirt and wear the school’s institutional uniform instead.

The shirt has since gone on to become a symbol of a national movement that recognizes the suffering of Indigenous children at residential schools across the country and to show a renewed commitment to ensure that every child matters.

Across the York Region District School Board, staff and students will wear orange shirts on September 30th to recognize the resiliency and bravery of Residential School Survivors.

EQAO: Release of School and Board Results

Each Spring, students across Ontario complete province-wide assessments of their reading, writing and math skills at key stages in their elementary and secondary school education.  At Bayview Glen P.S. students in grade three have Literacy and Math tested at the end of the primary division and in students in grade 6 gave Literacy and Math tested at the end of the junior division.

The tests are administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an arm’s-length agency of the Ministry of Education.  EQAO distributes an individual report to each student who writes the tests and posts schoolschool board and provincial results on its Web site.  EQAO results for 2018-19 province-wide assessments are now available.

The briefest synopsis of results can be found below, reflecting the percentage of students at or above the provincial standard in 2018-19.  The full School Report provides significantly more detail about many other areas of importance.

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EQAO assessment data is used by the school as an additional source of information to support the improvement of student learning.  Improving student learning is an ongoing, gradual process and we will continue to look for sustained growth in achievement over time.  Please note that our Board does not support the use of results to rank or compare schools.

We look forward to working with our school and community partners to understand the results from this assessment and other classroom assessment data in an effort to move the improvement planning agenda forward on behalf of all our students.

Our thanks for your ongoing support.