Halloween is Next Week

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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 Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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. has a very popular a healthy snacks program, where preferred options for snacking, such as a variety of fruits and vegetables, are widely available for our students to enjoy.

We’re also planning for a special Fall Dance on Friday, November 8th 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!

 

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher Interviews for students in SK through Grade 6 will be scheduled for after school on November 14, 2019 and on the morning of November 15, 2019.

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.

If you already have an Edsby account past years, there’s nothing you need to do at this time.  The Parent-Teacher interview schedule will open for bookings on November 4th 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 with their child’s teachers for Parent-Teacher Interviews.  Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened on November 4th will have access.  If you need help setting up your account for the first time, please contact the school office.

For help with using Edsby, please visit https://www.edsby.com/help/parents/.

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

Important Timelines

On or before Nov 3 Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) to create Edsby accounts
Nov 4 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 12 Parent-Teacher Interviews scheduler closes at 4:00 p.m.
Nov 13 Progress Report Cards sent home
Nov 14 (evening) and 15 (morning) Parent-Teacher Interviews

 

October School Council Meeting

We wanted to remind our community of the upcoming School Council Meeting on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the library.  We welcome everyone’s involvement and encourage those interested to attend.  You needn’t be a member of the Executive Council to get involved.  Simply come out and lend a hand!

We thank you for your continued support of our school.

Polling Station at Our School

We’d like to share with our community that our school will serve as a polling station for the upcoming Federal elections on Monday, October 21, 2019.  Please note that Monday, October 21, 2019 is also a P.A. Day.

We are pleased to host members of our community who will come to vote at our school.  The election provides a great opportunity to discuss the democratic process with students. We would encourage you to talk to your children about the important role voting plays in our democratic society.

As we will have community members attending our school to vote, you may see increased traffic around the school, as well as reduced parking in the area. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

Final Chance: Lunchtime Programs!

It’s the final chance to sign up for lunchtime programs that will be starting next week at Bayview Glen Public School.

With program registration still open, flyers are available for Electric Moon Theatre (Tuesdays, Grades 1-6), Chess and Math (Wednesdays, Grades 1-6), Elite Camps Basketball (Thursdays, Grade 1-6), and Master Chef Kids (Fridays, Grades 1-6).

We hope you enjoy these program offerings.  We thank our School Council for their efforts in planning for these programs.  Sign up before it’s too late!

Lunch Lady, Pizza and Subs

In the event of a school closure next week, Lunch Lady has shared that no lunches will be delivered to the school and the orders would be automatically cancelled with a credit back to parents’ accounts that could be used towards a subsequent order.

Similarly, we will adjust any other school lunchtime offerings such as subs and pizzas, to extend the program for any missed days, if needed.  Additional details will be shared out if this happens.

Our thanks for your support.