Royal Roar!

 

At Bayview Glen P.S. we emphasize the importance of our students demonstrating good character in their classrooms, the school, and the community at large. Our school is filled with citizens of good character. Every day we see students demonstrating respect, responsibility, honesty, empathy, fairness, initiative, perseverance, integrity, courage, and optimism. We also have students adopting growth mindsets –positive attitudes about themselves as learners, which recognize the importance of dedication, learning from mistakes, and hard work which nurture a love of learning and resiliency that contribute to their success.

When our students do great things, it makes our new school mascot, the lion want to let out a Royal Roar!  We’d like to acknowledge our students demonstrating good character by sharing a Royal Roar in our school displays, during periodic assemblies and on our daily announcements.

We’d like your help, though! We only see what our students do at school, but we would like to extend our emphasis on positive behaviours and attitudes beyond the school, recognizing our students’ good character at home and in the community. Is there something you know of that would make our mascot want to let out a Royal Roar for your son or daughter? Please send in your own Royal Roar messages to be read on the announcements or displayed throughout the school by emailing roar@bayviewglenps.com. (A permanent widget has been added on the right sidebar of this blog for parents to make future submissions.)

Consider some examples:

We are sending out a Royal Roar to Jennifer Smith for completing her yellow belt in Karate. She worked very hard over the last six months, practicing three times a week to reach her goal.”

We are sending out a Royal Roar to Kevin Lee for helping out at home when his mom and dad were sick. He showed tremendous initiative in making dinner for his siblings so his parents could rest.”

We are sending out a Royal Roar to Shelley Green for scoring her first goal in ice hockey. Six months ago she couldn’t even skate, but she was determined to learn, and we’re so proud of her perseverance.”

We are sending out a Royal Roar to Jeff Singh who volunteered all weekend at his temple to run programs for younger children. He took the role seriously and showed great responsibility.”

Help be our eyes and ears in the community and share your Royal Roar!

The People’s Pumpkin Choice Awards

Our staff and students have been showing some amazing seasonal creativity with our Bayview Glen P.S. Pumpkin Decorating Contest. But we now turn the job over to you! Review the photos of the pumpkins below (you can click for enlargements) and help by casting your vote for the People’s Pumpkin Choice Award for the Best Pumpkin. Voting will be open for the next two days and closes the morning of Friday, November 2 2018. The pumpkin with the most votes wins a special prize!

All pumpkins are on display in the school foyer (and if the weather permits, we’ll put them in our school’s front-side garden) if you’d like to take a closer look … before nature takes its course and they have to be composted!

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There’s Still Time to Order!

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Don’t forget!  QSP orders are due on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Support the school by ordering from QSP using the group online ID for Bayview Glen PS: 5257431.

 

What can you get?  Hundreds of magazines are available in both print and digital editions … gourmet cookie dough and tasty treats … Canadian Sports Team Tervis Tumblers!

And don’t miss out on the York Region Community Savings Pass with over $240 in instant savings and other discounts that can be used every day for an entire year!  Savings include:

  • $75 Off A Birthday Party at Glama Gal Tween Spa & 20% Off All Day Spa Packages
  • $45 Off A 6 Person Bullseye Axe Throwing Event
  • $10 Off at Lone Star, Montana’s & Kelsey’s
  • $20 BOGO Game Play at Dave & Buster’s
  • $10 BOGO Game Play at Dave & Buster’s – all year
  • $10 Off A Jiffy Lube Oil Change – all year
  • Free ½ Hour Extra Bowling at Stellar Lanes (value $22.59)
  • Free Shoe Rental at Stellar Lanes (value $4.00) – all year
  • $10 Off Regular Priced Hourly Bowling at Splittsville
  • 10% Off A Funville or Blastville Birthday Party at Splittsville – all year
  • 15% Off Freshii, Kelsey’s & Montana’s – all year
  • Double your time at Skyzone – all year
  • Plus, discounts at Booster Juice, Hero Burgers, Mucho Burrito, Cobs Bread, Firehouse Subs
  • And MORE – All for $25

We appreciate your support!

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews for students in SK through Grade 6 will be scheduled for after school on November 22, 2018 and on the morning of November 23, 2018.

Bayview Glen P.S. will continue to use an online process through Edsby to manage our Parent-Teacher Interviews scheduling.  Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.  More Edsby features will be rolled out in the month ahead.

If your already have an Edsby account from last year, there’s nothing you need to do at this time.  The Parent-Teacher interview schedule will open for bookings on November 7th at 10:00 a.m.

If you do not have an Edsby account, you will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for Parent-Teacher Interviews.  You will receive an email from York Region District School Board (within the next two days) with instructions on how to create an Edsby account. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss this opportunity.  Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened on November 7th will have access. For help with using Edsby, please be sure to visit https://www.edsby.com/help/parents/.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact our main office.

Important Timelines

Ongoing Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) to create Edsby accounts
Nov 7 Parent-Teacher Interviews schedule opens at 10:00 a.m. for booking, an invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby inbox with a notification to your email.
Nov 20 Parent-Teacher Interviews scheduler closes at 4:00 p.m.
Nov 21 Progress Report Cards sent home
Nov 22 (evening) and Nov 23 (morning) Parent-Teacher Interviews

Halloween Ahead!

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Each year, many students choose to show off their Halloween spirit by dressing up in costumes that meet our school’s dress code.  Students will be able to dress up on Wednesday, October 31st.

Please note that on October 31st, the focus of the day remains on instruction, any Halloween related activities are optional, and students will have a choice to participate in alternative activities.  Students will be allowed to dress up but they must follow Board Protocol.  York Region District School Board’s Safe Schools Policy #668.0 in accordance with the Ontario Safe Schools Act, includes the following mandatory expulsion criteria: “A student shall be expelled from school if the student commits one or more of the following infractions while at school or engaged in a school-related activity (as set out in the Ontario Code of Conduct): (a) possessing a weapon or replica weapon, including a firearm.” Students celebrating this occasion in costume at our school must comply with this policy.  Costume accessories including, but not limited to, toy guns, knives, axes, swords, etc. are not in compliance with York Region District School Board’s Safe Schools Policy #668.0.  Similarly, costumes should be respectful of others. For example, if something is representative of a person’s culture or religious beliefs, then it should not be worn as another person’s costume. We ask all students to reserve coming to school in costume to Wednesday, October 31st, only.

As always, we wish to promote healthy eating at our school, and strongly discourage students from bringing candies that are in abundance around Halloween to school.  We kindly ask our community to be especially mindful that nut and nut products —often found in Halloween candy—are not brought in to the school, as well.  Bayview Glen P.S. is planning to launch a healthy snacks program in the future, where preferred options for snacking, such as a fruits and vegetables, will be available for our students to enjoy.

We’re also planning for a special Fall Harvest Dance on November 9th hosted by Bounce Entertainment.  There will be no cost for students to attend the dance, though we will be asking students to kindly bring in non-perishable food items to support a local charitable organization (additional details will follow in the week ahead).

We hope all our students who celebrate have a fun, safe, and healthy Halloween!