Kid’s Kitchen Is Returning!

Our School Council is excited to share that Kid’s Kitchen school lunch program will be returning starting Monday, March 21st, with ordering available Mondays through Thursdays.

Kid’s Kitchen is a family owned and operated business that serves nutritious meals to elementary school children throughout York Region and the Toronto area.  They take care of everything, from preparing customized menus and taking orders, to making the meals and delivering them directly to the school.

Ordering is easy!  Online orders can be placed up until 10:00 a.m. the previous business day.  For more details on setting up your Kid’s Kitchen account, see the flyer and visit the Kid’s Kitchen website.

We hope you and your children enjoy this convenient service for families.

Parent Presentation: Raising Responsible Teens

We’d like to share with our community information about an upcoming parent presentation: Raising Responsible Teens.  The webinar will cover areas related to teaching skills including taking part in family decision-making, being respectful and considerate, getting involved in family activities, developing a healthy lifestyle, being reliable and being assertive.  Parents, grandparents and caregivers of teenagers (13-18) and pre-teens (10-12) are all welcome to attend.

This session will be held on Wednesday March 2, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  There is no cost to participate but registration is required.  Please view the linked flyer for more details.

 

Join us to share, learn and build a school culture where
mental health and well-being is valued and promoted.

Thank You, Bayview Glen P.S. Community

We have received this letter of appreciation from the Terry Fox Foundation, thanking us for our continued support for cancer research.  Inasmuch as this acknowledgement was sent to the school, the real thanks go out to you.

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

Great job Bayview Glen P.S.!

Photo Retake Day Now Rescheduled

Our originally scheduled Photo Retake Day was cancelled due to the inclement weather day last week, and has now been rescheduled.

For those students who missed Photo Day in December or require photos to be redone, Photo Retake Day will be held this Friday, February 25 2022 with Edge Imaging.  As with the original Photo Day, hybrid students learning remotely are welcome to be photographed at the school on this morning, as well, and are asked to contact the school office to schedule their appointment if they wish to participate.

As a reminder, if you are having your photo retaken, remember to avoid wearing anything green (so you don’t blend into the background).  And don’t forget to smile!

We Need Your Help!

Bayview Glen P.S. has already begun planning for the 2022-2023 school year.  In many respects, the work we do now is especially important, because our accuracy with anticipated enrollment helps us better plan, and optimistically, minimizes the need to move students across classes (‘reorganize’) in September.  We are asking you for your help!

First and foremost, if you know you will be moving out of the area in the months ahead or you know your child will be attending a different school, please let the office know as soon as possible, to help us be accurate with our enrollment estimates.  Similarly, if you have a child who will be joining us at the school for the first time in junior kindergarten (or any other grade) and you have yet to register, we would kindly ask you to do so at your earliest convenience.  And if you meet someone moving into the community, or have a neighbour with kindergarten-aged children, please encourage them to register sooner rather than later!  To update any information or get the registration process started, simply email bayview.glen.ps@yrdsb.ca.

We aim to be as meticulous as possible in our preparations for for next year, so we thank everyone in our community in advance for their support with our school planning.

Bayview Glen P.S. Spirit Wear Ordering Extended

But only for one final week!

You haven’t missed your chance to purchase Bayview Glen P.S. Spirit Wear!  Show off your school spirit with a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, hooded sweatshirt, full zip hoodie, baseball cap or beanie.

Items can be still pre-ordered on SchoolCash Online for one more week-until midnight on Friday February 25th.  For families new to York Region District School Board or with children attending school for the first time, please contact the school office for any help in registering for SchoolCash Online.  (It’s simple to join.)

Order today … this will be the last chance!

Pink Shirt Day

Next Wednesday –February 23rd, 2022—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.)

Pink Shirt Day emphasizes the importance of lifting each other up.  “Today our diversity is becoming more visible than ever as people continue to embrace their cultures, identities, and true selves in more open and direct ways; making the need to Lift Each Other Up and have greater acceptance, respect, and inclusion for everyone so important.”

Please encourage your child to wear a Pink Shirt to school on February 23, 2022.  Let’s us engage in kindness and stand up to bullying next Wednesday, and every day.

Photo Retake Day

For those students who missed Photo Day in December or require photos to be redone, Photo Retake Day will be held on Thursday February 17 2022 with Edge Imaging.  As with the original Photo Day, hybrid students learning remotely are welcome to be photographed at the school on this morning, as well, and are asked to contact the school office to schedule their appointment if they wish to participate.

As a reminder, if you are having your photo retaken, remember to avoid wearing anything green (so you don’t blend into the background).  And don’t forget to smile!

Spirit Wear Ordering Temporarily Closed

Spirit Wear ordering has been temporarily closed, as we look to make some updates.  (Please note, already completed orders have been processed, though we may have to reach out to some families to confirm the order.)

We hope to have ordering fixed, and up and running in the next few days.  So don’t worry … you’ll still have plenty of opportunity to show off your school spirit with a t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, hooded sweatshirt, full zip hoodie, baseball cap or beanie!  You’ll receive a notice from SchoolCash Online indicating ordering is once again available.  For families new to York Region District School Board or with children attending school for the first time, please contact the school office for any help in registering for SchoolCash Online.

Our thanks for your support.

Upcoming Parent Presentation

York Region District School Board in a collaborative partnership with Women’s Support Network is hosting a virtual information session about sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.  Instances of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation are a growing concern in York Region.  Would you know it if you saw it?  What could you do?

Parents, guardians, caregivers, educators, staff and community members are invited to join this virtual information session on Tuesday February 8, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  There is no cost to participate but registration is required.  Please view the linked flyer for more details.