Update and a New Lunchtime Program Offering

Bryst Soccer, originally scheduled to run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, has had low enrollment and aims to merge its programs on Thursday (or if need be, cancel the program altogether).

In a fit of optimism, we’re bringing back a perennial program favourite Chess ‘n Math (Tuesdays, Grades 1-6) which will run from January 21st through March 20th.  If you’re interested, please register your child!

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

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021

Kindergarten registration for September 2020 begins on January 17, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year.  Our school will continue to offer online registration for Kindergarten for those families that wish.  Children who turn four or five years old during 2020, live within the school boundary, and whose parents or guardians are public school tax supporters will be eligible to register for Kindergarten.

If you, or someone you know, is registering a child for Kindergarten at our school, you will be able to access the online registration information beginning January 17, 2020 at bit.ly/KindergartenYRDSB. Please note that for online registration, a laptop or desktop computer is strongly recommended, rather than a mobile device.

Families are still more than welcome to register in person in the school office.  Additional registration information (including registration forms) can be found on the School Board’s website at http://www.yrdsb.ca/schools/Kindergarten/Pages/default.aspx.

We look forward to welcoming new students and their families to our school in September!

We Need Your Help: Our Winter Wonderland Fundraiser!

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The Bayview Glen P.S. School Council is excited to launch our annual fundraiser … Winter Wonderland!  Your child will be coming home this week with a fundraising envelope for this year’s School Council Fundraising effort.  Make no mistake –our school’s commitment to fundraising supports our students.  Last year’s fundraising effort allowed us to purchase and subsidize many things, including:

·    New Chromebooks ·    iPads ·    Indoor Recess Games
·    Outdoor Recess Kits ·    Community Events ·    And much more!

Your contributions make a genuine difference directly for our students!

This year we hope to continue to invest in our school, raising funds for additional technology items, new athletic team uniforms, an outdoor learning space, community events and other school enhancements.  The week of February 17th, 2020 students will participate in a variety of Winter Wonderland activities culminating in a Winter Wonderland Dance and celebration on Friday, February 21st, 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:

·    Raptors Tickets ·    Oculus Go VR Goggles ·    A Galaxy Tablet
·    Drones ·    Smart Speakers ·    Lego Sets
·    Robotics Kits ·    Puzzles and Games ·    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 passes to numerous attractions such as climbing gyms, movie theatres, indoor playgrounds, bike parks, art galleries, museums 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 Winter Wonderland donation envelope by Friday, February 7th.  We thank you for your generous support of the school!

We Get the Mail …

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… but you deserve the thanks!  We have received a letter of appreciation from the Thornhill Christmas Assistance Program, thanking the school for our Fall food drive effort in support of local families in need.

We happily share this letter with you, and extend our own thanks to our students and staff for supporting this worthwhile campaign, and of course, our generous Bayview Glen P.S. community.

Great job Bayview Glen P.S.!

Dental Screening Program 2019-2020

York Region Public Health has forwarded us information regarding the Dental Screening Program for 2019-2020.  They have shared with us an anticipated visit date on February 11th, where they will be seeing students in JK, SK and Grade 2 (and possibly Grade 4 and others, as required).  For more information, please see the attached letter.

Tae Kwon Do After-School Program

Program registration is now open for a longstanding after-school Tae Kwon Do Program (ages 6+) which runs on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.  Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art combining various techniques in the interest of helping student improve their physical strength and build confidence through self-control, discipline and respect.

We hope you enjoy this program offering.

Last Chance: Winter/Spring Lunchtime Programs in the New Year

Register today, before they close … some programs begin the first week back in the New Year, and it’s not too late to join!

With program registration still 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 thank our School Council for their efforts in planning for these programs.