Parent Presentation: Reflective Listening

We’d like to invite all parents, grandparents, guardians and caregivers in the Bayview Glen P.S. community to a free presentation, Reflective Listening: Reflecting, Content, Feeling and Emotion.  This session will provide participants with the tools to become a more skilled listener, better able to reflect content, feelings and emotions of a child, that will help give focus to challenging situations in order to more fully understand them.

This free presentation will be held at Bayview Glen Public School on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  This presentation is brought to you by the school in partnership with York Hills Centre for Children, Youth and Families and York Region District School Board.  For more details, including details on how to register please see the flyer.

Winter Wonderland Event

Given Provincial teacher job action scheduled for tomorrow, the culminating Winter Wonderland Dance and celebration hosted by Bounce Entertainment has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 25th.  We look forward to celebrating with our students following this very successful fundraising campaign!

Our sincerest thanks go out to our School Council for their hard work over the last several months and the generous Bayview Glen P.S. community.

Pink Shirt Day!

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Next Wednesday –February 26, 2020—is Pink Shirt Day.  The origins of this day trace back to 2007, when Nova Scotia secondary students David Shepherd and Travis Price saw a grade nine student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.  In an effort to stand up for the student, they purchased 50 pink shirts and distributed them to other students, who wore them in solidarity.  Since David and Travis’ act of kindness in 2007, the spirit of their effort has grown each year.  Over the past number of years, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.  (For more information, visit the official website for Pink Shirt Day.)

This year’s theme is Lift Each Other Up, “a simple but powerful message encouraging us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique. When we lift each other up, we see past the things that separate us and see instead the things that unite us as people.”  We expect our students to say ‘no’ to bullying behaviours and will be asking them to say ‘yes’ to encouraging, supporting and uplifting one another.  This is a great opportunity to discuss with your child, how might kind words and small actions have meaningful impacts in our community on this day … and all year long?

Please encourage your child to wear a Pink Shirt to school on February 26, 2020.  Let’s promote kindness and stand up to bullying this coming Wednesday, and every day.

Your Absolutely Last Chance … and Some New Prizes!

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We’ve had a few last minute prizes donated to our fundraising campaign, including four $50 Gift Certificates to Yorkdale Shopping Centre!

We wanted to thank the many families who have already sent in donation envelopes. We are genuinely grateful!  We wanted to remind everyone, though, that the final day to submit donation envelopes to the office is tomorrow –Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  (If you’ve misplaced your envelope, you can simply send in the donation with the student indicating clearly who the donation came from and the amount of the donation.)

We are thankful for your generous support of the school.  Your donations make a real difference –they directly support investments in technology, resources, events and enhancements for our students!