January 29 to February 2

Message From Our Trustee: Mr. Billy Pang

With report cards coming home, this is a good time of year to review your child’s progress and to set goals for the rest of the school year.

As trustees, our goals are set out in the Board Multi-Year Plan. In the coming months, trustees will be reviewing and updating this plan. This process will include opportunities for public input, and trustees will be out in the communities talking about this. More information will be shared about this in the spring.

Developing and reviewing the Multi-Year Plan is just one of our responsibilities as publicly elected officials. Trustee responsibilities also include hiring the Director of Education, setting Board policies and the annual budget, and communicating with the public.

This is a good time to learn more about the role of trustees with the next municipal election taking place later this year on October 22, 2018. York Region District School Board has 12 trustees, elected by ratepayers. As a trustee, listening and communicating with families is an important part of my role. Students, families and members of the public are welcome to attend and observe any public Board, Advisory or Board Committee meetings and to share their views with us on policy and Board governance.

As we move into the second half of the year, I hope that you are seeing evidence of your child’s learning and progress, and finding opportunities to get involved in their learning and the life of the school.

I wish you all the best for a successful second term.

Greensborough PS Mental Health Workshops

  • Understanding Anxiety and Stress in order to Support Student Achievement and Well-Being 
    • Presenter: Michelle Cassidy, Mental Health Lead, YRDSB
    • Thursday, February 1, 2018. 7:00 pm -8:30 pm
    • One hour presentation for parents to learn valuable strategies to reduce anxiety and increase resiliency
    • Please see this flyer for additional details
  • Fostering Confidence in Our Children; A Workshop for Parents and Guardians
    • Presenter: Shyamala Kiru
    • Date: February 22, 2018. Time: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    • In this 1 hour workshop, Dr. Shyamala Kiru will provide parents with some psycho- education on confidence as a key part of emotional intelligence, discuss the correlation between confidence and anxiety, and share strategies that parents can use with their children to increase confidence and decrease anxiety.
    • Please see this flyer for additional details

Welcome Centre: York Region 2018 Summer Activities Info Session (JK-G8)

Please see this poster (available in Chinese 中文)

The summer break usually begins in early July to August. Are you one of thoseparents who are working full time or studying and looking for programs and activities to keep your child busy during the holiday season? Did you have difficulty finding summer programs for your child?  As a newcomer parent, do you know most summer programs would accept early bird registration starting the end of January or beginning of February?

Join us for the “Summer Activities Info Session” specifically designed for families who have child currently enrolled in JK to G8. In this session, you would get to meet representatives from City of Markham, York Regional Police, York Region District School Board and Public Library.

Content will include:

  • Learn more about what are the available summer activity resources in York region.
  • When will be the best time to plan for your child’s summer activities.
  • Why is it important to enroll your child in a summer program.
  • Learn how to choose the right program for your child and how to register.

You would also have the opportunity to ask questions and get the heads up info to plan for this summer. Amanda Yeung, Markham City councillor will be our  special guest speaker for this workshop and to share her experiences as a parent and an immigrant.

Session Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Location: Welcome Centre Markham South, 7220 Kennedy Road, Unit 8, Markham, ON L3R 7P2
Language: English (Mandarin and Cantonese interpretation upon request)

Please bring your PR card/Landing Paper for Pre-registration.
For enquiries, please call: 905-479-7926, or email: minnie.wang@welcomecentre.ca