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 Wednesday, December 12th Twin Day!

All staff and students are invited to pair up (or triple up … etc.) and look alike!  Matching outfits, matching hairstyles and matching accessories … the twinnier the better.  We look forward to seeing our twins on Wednesday … and we hope we can tell all our students apart!

QSP Order Pickup

QSPLogoWe are excited to share that frozen items ordered from QSP will be available for pickup next week.  For those families who ordered cookie dough or frozen treats from QSP, we would kindly ask that you please come to the school on Wednesday December 12th between 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. to pick up your orders.

All packages will be labeled and ready to be picked up from the front table in the foyer.  We would ask that all items be picked up on that day as we do not have storage facilities for frozen items.

Our continued thanks for your support of the school.

Help Us Build a Toy Mountain

toy-mountainFThis holiday season, Bayview Glen P.S. is proud to be collecting toys to support Toy Mountain, a program in conjunction with CTV and the Salvation Army, which distributes gifts to children in need.  All you have to do is have your child drop off a new, unwrapped toy at school any time on or before December 12th 2018 and help build our Toy Mountain right in the school office!

As well, all families are invited on Wednesday, December 12th 2018 at 6:00 p.m. to the North York IKEA (15 Provost Drive) where our Toy Mountain will be donated, and where CTV Weather Anchor Tom Brown will broadcast the event live during CTV Toronto’s News at 6.  It would be nice 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.

Hour of Code … at Home!

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Today kicks off Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9, 2018) where many students from all over the world will be participating in The Hour of Code.  While computer programming–coding–is not yet 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.  Code using Minecraft!  Create your on Google logo!  Make your very own ‘flappy’ game!  There are activities geared for all ages, even pre-readers!  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!

French Immersion Information Session and Registration

Information sessions for Grade 1 entry into the French Immersion (FI) program will take place at French Immersion schools that have a Grade 1 program on January 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.  Please visit YRDSB’s website in January 2019 to find the FI program location for your elementary school location.

FI registration will begin on January 18, 2019. Parents or guardians of Senior Kindergarten students entering Grade 1 in 2019, and wishing to enrol in the FI Program, can visit or call their home school office and request an Office Index Card – short version. This Office Index Card must be signed by the principal of the home school. Parents or guardians then take this form, along with one piece of identification showing their address to the designated FI program location to register, between January 18 and February 8, 2019.  Registration during this period is not first-come, first-served.

Late registrations are those submitted after February 8, 2019.  Late registrations will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis and will be considered subsequent to registrations received during the registration period should overflow be necessary.

YRDSB’s FI Accommodation Plan provides long-term consistency and equity of access to all students in York Region and will enable YRDSB to continue to offer the FI program to all who wish to enrol. The FI program will be offered in Dual Track or Single Track settings, in a variety of configurations. In order to meet community needs and optimize available space in our schools, a community’s Grade 1-8 FI program may be provided over more than one school during the course of a student’s FI education. Space requirements at some schools may mean that siblings are in different schools for primary dual track French Immersion programs due to differing grade structures. Like any of our schools across the Board, changes to school boundaries, and/or the accommodation model for the French Immersion program may need to be considered when new schools open, a school experiences enrolment growth, and program changes occur. This will allow flexibility in addressing community needs and the opportunity to use existing space in schools.

More information is available on the Board’s website at www.yrdsb.ca. Please note: Some of the FI accommodation plans will require facility modifications or the development of new schools and will require short-term transition plans that might include overflow while we work toward the long-term vision. Overflow refers to situations in which the Board directs students to attend a school other than their community school or optional program for a specific period of time, as defined in Policy #108.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will commence on January 18, 2019 for the 2019-20 school year. Registration forms are available on YRDSB’s website: www.yrdsb.ca. Children who turn four or five years old during 2019, live within the school boundary and whose parents are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for kindergarten. A kindergarten information session for parents is being planned for this spring. For more information please visit the YRDSB website or contact the school.