October 3-7

Last week’s Curriculum Night was a huge success! Thank you to all families that were in attendance.  It was a great opportunity for us to share our plans to support student achievement and well being.  We look forward to building a strong home and school partnership!

Concussion Management
If your chid has experiences a severe head injury you will need to follow the concussion management protocol. Whether the injury was sustained at school or outside of school the most important step is to take your child to see the doctor as soon as possible.  Here is a link 2016-concussion-newsletter for  more information regarding head injuries and what to do if you suspect your child has suffered from one.

Parenting Workshop: “How to build a good relationship with your teens” (Mandarin)
If you are a parent of a child age 10+ you may be interested in this parenting workshop.  Guest speaker Judy Wu, Registered Psychotherapist and Individual, Couple and Family Therapist at the Living Water Counselling Centre will be speaking to families.
The workshop will be offered at the Markham North Welcome Centre on Oct 5 from 6:00-8:00pm.  For more information: flyer-parent-workshop-mandarin-how-to-build-a-good-relationship-with-your-teens-oct-5

International Baccalaureate Program Information Evening
The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is student-centred with a focus on developing intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills for students who live, learn and work in a rapidly changing world. The program emphasizes critical, compassionate thinking, community involvement and intercultural understanding. It is founded on international standards and assessment. Students who complete the program earn both an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and an IB Diploma.

We are pleased to announce the expansion of York Region District School Board’s IB Program offerings. In addition to Bayview Secondary School’s IB Program, YRDSB has four candidate school sites for the Diploma Program:

Current Grade 8 and Grade 9 students and families interested in YRDSB’s IB Program are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the program and application process. No registration is needed.

IB Information Evening – Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Location: Le Parc
8432 Leslie Street, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 7M6
Hall: to be announced

Families living EAST of Yonge St.       6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Families living WEST of Yonge St.     8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Students eligible for Grade 9 and Grade 10 in September 2017 may apply.
Assessment Dates – Saturday, November 19 or Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Admission to the York Region District School Board IB programs includes an assessment. At the time of application, students will select to write in either the a.m. or p.m. on Saturday, November 19 or in the evening on Tuesday, November 22.
There is a $35 fee to apply to this program.
For additional information, please visit www.yrdsb.ca/IB.

School Assistants
Do you have an hour of free time?  Do you want to get involved and support your child’s school?  We have the perfect opportunity for you!  We are seeking independent, caring and assertive individuals to help with our lunch time supervision.  This is a PAID position through our board.  If you are interested in joining our team please contact the school office and speak to Mrs. Khan.  We look forward to working with you.

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