Week 42 - June 18 to 22


Please take the time to share this information with your child/children.
It is a good way for families to connect with the school.

School Council Meets on Tuesday, June 26th.
All parents are welcome to attend.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 Early Dismissal in Elementary Schools

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.  On Thursday, June 28, 2018, an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.  These meetings will allow for school staff to engage in culminating activities regarding the review and revision of the School’s Improvement Plan as well as year-end and transition activities that support student success. 
As has been our practice in the past, students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 28, 2018 only.  Students will be dismissed early that day at 12 noon.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time.  Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.


Staffing Changes
Each year our Staff changes for a variety of reason. Change can be a hard for some of our students, so this is why we are letting the community know of the changes before the school year is finished. As always, we continue to appreciate your support in this process and know that we can count on your parenting expertise to assist your child with adapting quickly and positively to the changes. We are very appreciative of all the work our staff does to make students feel safe and for creating a warm and inclusive learning environment. Please extend warm wishes to our staff who are moving on or going on a leave, and welcome with open arms those who are joining us in September…

Retiring:
Sioban Karman – Teacher – Congratulations on a brilliant career with YRDSB, and for all the work you have done with students and families at BHES.

On the move:
Meiling Wong - Teacher
Antonella Vario - Teacher
Lora Jeffery – Teacher
Anna Gilliat – EA

Heather Schwartz - DECE
Toula Theoharis – School Secretary
Marc Halfin – LTO
Maria Pistritto – LTO
Paige Lowry – LTO
Sarah Fried – LTO
Mike Carlin – Principal

Returning from leave:
Anita Brant – Teacher
Stacey Goodman – Teacher

New staff:
Laura Hassell – Teacher
Connie Goldman – Teacher
Gabriela Horga – Teacher
Frank Franco – Principal

On leave for next year:
Erica Jacobs – Teacher
Yvonne Hart – Teacher
Katie Ferguson – EA

As always, we appreciate the temporary support staff who may or may not be returning in the Fall: Robin Rain, Kate Davidson, Ben Sanders, Arthur Kio, Nevrene Lindo

Lunch Programs
Thank you to all our Lunch Program volunteers for the work they did so we did not have to prepare a lunch every day! The pizza and milk programs are finished. The last day for Sub lunch is Monday, June 25th, and the last day for Swiss Chalet and Lunch Lady is Tuesday, June 26th. With this in mind, please ensure your child has snacks and lunch each day this week!

Yearbook
Yearbooks are an excellent way to preserve the memories of a school year. Our Yearbook committee, which is made up of students and staff, have been working diligently to put together a beautiful book. To order a yearbook, go to:
YBPay.lifetouch.com
Use Yearbook ID Code: 12398318.

A yearbook starts at $25. Apparently, there was a glitch in the system which has caused some online ordering difficulties. The deadline has been extended to June 27th.


Date
Event/Activity
Monday, June 25th
9:00 Primary Play Day
11:10 Kindergarten Splash Day
Tuesday, June 26th
9:00 Primary Craft Walk About
11:10 Kindergarten Splash Day (Rain Date)
7:00 School Council meeting in the Learning Commons
Wednesday, June 27th
9:20 K-3 Assembly
10:00 4-8 Assembly
Thursday, June 28th
11:55 Clap Out for grade 8s and departing students and staff
Early Dismissal at 12 noon
Report Cards go home
Friday, June 29th
P.A. Day
Ghambar Maidyoshem - Zoroastrianism



Week 41 - June 11 to 15




Please take the time to share this information with your child/children.
It is a good way for families to connect with the school.

School Council Meets on Monday, June 25th
All parents are welcome to attend.

PRIDE Day 2018
BHES celebrated Pride day on Monday, June 11th. Many students and staff wore colorful T-shirts to show their support of inclusivity in our school. The grade 7 and 8 hosted Youth Speak in the Learning Commons. The speakers shared their stories and stressed the importance of honoring all identities and ensuring that our schools are safe places for everyone.





Carnival Volunteers Needed
Parent Council still needs volunteers to help make this year’s BHES Carnival a success.
If you are able to help for all or part of the event, please email karenmeg1@gmail.com.

Your support will be greatly appreciated.



Yearbook
The end of the school year is approaching, which means Yearbooks are now on sale. To order a yearbook, go to YBPay.lifetouch.com using Yearbook ID Code: 12398318. A yearbook starts at $25. Order deadline is June 22, 2018.




Date
Event/Activity
Saturday, June 16th
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji. (Sikism)
Monday, June 18th
6:00-11:00 Gr. 8 – Graduation at Le Parc
Tuesday, June 19th
8:30-6:00 Regional Track and Field Meet in Stouffville
5:00-8:00 Carnival
Wednesday, June 20th

Thursday, June 21st
National Aboriginal Day
Friday, June 22nd
Eco-Club – Yard Clean-up

On-going Events…

Regional Track and Field
Yearbook
CIA
Student Council
Eco-Club

Week 40 - June 4 to 8



Please take the time to share this information with your child/children.
It is a good way for families to connect with the school.

CIA Book Drive
The Children in Action (CIA) will be collecting used books from the BHES community from Monday, June 11th to Friday, June 15th.  Books can be sent to your child's homeroom and will be collected from each classroom on a daily basis. All used books will be sold at our upcoming Carnival on June 19th for $1. All donations will go to 360 Kids in Richmond Hill.

Some information about 360 Kids:
·         360 Kids is an organization that assists at-risk youths.
·         The organization recognizes that these at-risk youths need a wide range of supports to help them rebuild their lives.
·         360 kids now serves over 3,000 youth, each year from every municipality in York.
·         They have built a Richmond Hill Hub, which is a centre for youths and offers essential services to them.
·         Their mission statement is "To help youth overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety and stability".
·         Their vision is that "Every kid has access to a safe home".
·         Their website is https://www.360kids.ca if you would like to learn more.

Track and Field
Congratulations to all the Track and Field athletes who participated in the Area Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, June 6th. All the athletes and the staff who supervised had a great day. Go Bengals!
Congratulations to the following students who will represent BHES at the Regional Track and Field:
·         Kylie Y. who placed 1st in Triple Jump
·         Alice F. who placed 1st in Shot Put
·         Kiyaanne K. who placed 2nd in 200 meters

Parking Lot
Road safety is an important issue for all, and especially important in school zones where the increased number of children poses a significant safety concern. Please be sure to use extra caution as you approach the school, and follow all directional signage. Cars have been observed recently travelling in the wrong direction through both the bus loop and the parking lot. As a reminder, all vehicles must enter the school parking lot and/or kiss and ride from the south entrance and leave safely through the north exit.
The kiss and ride/bus loop is also our designated fire route, and as such is always a no parking zone. On occasion, a by-law officer or YRP will ticket vehicles parked in the fire route. Any time you pull up in front of the school and exit your vehicle (with or without the engine running) to drop off a lunch or pick up a child is considered parking in the fire route and you may find yourself ticketed. Also, double-parking your vehicle in the parking lot with the engine running is an unsafe practice. Please park your vehicle on the road and approach the building on foot. We recognize the inconvenience this causes, but the alternative ticket is probably more inconvenient.

Richmond Hill Public Library – Summer Programs



Date
Event/Activity
Monday, June 11th
PRIDE Day – Wear a colourful shirt today!
9:30-10:30 – Youth Speak for grade 7 and 8 in the gym
CIA – Book drive all week
Lailat-ul-Qadr - Islam
Tuesday, June 12th
Grade 6s to Camp Robin Hood
Grade 7s to Swan Lake
CIA – Book drive all week

Wednesday, June 13th
Grade 7s to Swan Lake
CIA – Book drive all week

Thursday, June 14th
2:00 – Skills Ontario for Grade 8s
Grade 7 to Swan Lake
CIA – Book drive all week
Friday, June 15th
CIA – Book drive all week
Eid-ul-Fitr - Islam

On-going Events…

Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field Club
Yearbook
CIA
Student Council
Eco-Club


Week 39 - May 28 to June 1



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It is a good way for families to connect with the school.

BHES PRIDE Day on June 11

At Bayview Hill Elementary School, we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for all students, parents and staff, and work hard to build a learning community that is respectful, supportive and welcoming to all. June is Pride month, and while Pride events are focused on celebrating the LGBTQ community, it is also a celebration of diversity, equity and inclusivity.





On June 11th we will celebrate Pride as a school community in the following ways: 
·         The Grade 7/8 students will have a panel discussion hosted by speakers from an organization called Youth Speak and identify as members of the LGBTQ community. The speakers will share their stories and then answer questions from the students.
·         The Pride flag will be on display in the front hall
·         Students and staff will be encouraged to wear a shirt that is one or the colours of the rainbow

Library
Ms. Cooper is reminding all students, staff and families that:

School library books are due no later than June 14th
Did you know that you can now get free eBooks and audiobooks from the school library? It’s easy! Just visit http://yrdsb.lib.overdrive.com and borrow digital books by logging in with your student number – just remember to put a zero in front of it! (e.g. 0xxxxxxx) You can enjoy on all major devices, such as iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets, Chromebooks, laptops or desktop computers.  The collection has books like Big Nate and The Secret Path and thousands more.  Visit the York Region School District eBook library for more information or access the site 24/7 at http://yrdsb.lib.overdrive.com. Any questions? Just ask your school librarian.

Yearbook
The end of the school year is approaching, which means Yearbooks are now on sale. To order a yearbook, go to YBPay.lifetouch.com using Yearbook ID Code: 12398318. A yearbook starts at $25. Order deadline is June 22, 2018.




Carnival


Date
Event/Activity
Monday, June 4th
P.A. Day
Tuesday, June 5th
9:00-3:30 – Grade 8s at Bayview Secondary School
2:00-3:00 – Grade 7 VIP
3:45-4:45 – Volunteer Tea in the Learning Commons
Wednesday, June 6th
9:00-6:00 – Area Track and Field at Langstaff SS
6:30-7:30 – EcoCamp Parent Night
Thursday, June 7th
EcoClub – Yard Clean-up Day
2:00-3:00 – Grade 8 VIP
Friday, June 8th


Ramadhan continues

On-going Events…
Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field Club
Yearbook
CIA
Student Council
Eco-Club



Week 38 - May 22 to 25



Please take the time to share this information with your child/children.
It is a good way for families to connect with the school.

School Council Meets on the third Monday of each month.
All parents are welcome to attend.

BHES PRIDE Day on June 11

At Bayview Hill Elementary School, we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for all students, parents and staff, and work hard to build a learning community that is respectful, supportive and welcoming to all. June is Pride month, and while Pride events are focused on celebrating the LGBTQ community, it is also a celebration of diversity, equity and inclusivity.

On June 11th we will celebrate Pride as a school community in the following ways: 
·         The Grade 7/8 students will have a panel discussion hosted by speakers from Youth Speak
·         The Pride flag will be on display in the front hall
·         Students and staff will be encouraged to wear a shirt that is one or the colours of the rainbow

Bike to School Week

Did you know...
·         Increased physical activity on your way to school has found to increase alertness and attention during the school day.
·         Biking to school is good for student mental health, reducing stress, depression, and anxiety, and increasing happiness and positive emotions.
·         Air pollution that is caused by motorized vehicles hurts children’s heart and lungs.

From Monday, May 28th to Friday, June 1st BHES will be participating in Bike to School Week. Students who bike to school will be entered to win daily bike-related prizes!

Junior Track and Field
On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, our Junior students competed in our school’s annual Track and Field meet. The competition was intense, and all athletes work hard for the chance to represent BHES at the upcoming Area Track and Field Meet. A big thank you to all the teachers who volunteered their time to organize all the events, and tabulate the results. Also, thank you to the teachers who supervised both the students and an event over the two days of the meet. Go Bengal!

BHES Carnival


Date
Event/Activity
Monday, May 28th
EQAO
Grade 8 trip to Quebec City – Departs at 7:30 a.m.
Bike to School Week
Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i Faith)
Tuesday, May 29th
EQAO
Bike to School Week
Grade 8 trip to Quebec City
Earth Rangers Presentation
Wednesday, May 30th
EQAO
Bike to School Week
Grade 8 trip to Quebec City
Thursday, May 31st
EQAO
Bike to School Week
Grade 8 trip to Quebec City – Returns around 7:00 p.m
Friday, June 1st


On-going Events…

Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field Club
Yearbook
CIA
Student Council
Eco-Club

Week 37 - May 14 to 18




Please take the time to share this information with your child/children.
It is a good way for families to connect with the school.

Students of Differing Abilities (S.O.D.A.) Track and Field Meet
On Wednesday May 16th, several BHES students attended the S.O.D.A Track and Field Meet. All participants had a great day with many athletes walking away with several ribbons. We would like to thank our staff and parent volunteers for ensuring the day went smoothly. Go Bengals!

EQAO
The Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division and Junior Division tests the reading, writing and math skills students are expected to have learned by the end of Grade 3 and 6. Students write this test during a two-week testing window in May/June each year. Our grade 3's will be writing next week and our grade 6's will write the following week. Our students and teachers have been working hard to prepare for this assessment. We wish them all the best. Go Bengals!




Yearbook
The end of the school year is approaching, which means Yearbooks are now on sale. To order a yearbook, go to YBPay.lifetouch.com using Yearbook ID Code: 12398318. A yearbook starts at $25. Order deadline is June 22, 2018.


Edsby
This week, on Tuesday, May 15th teachers began a new attendance process. The new web based platform is called Edsby. At the moment, only our teaching staff will be using Edsby, but in September, we will be rolling out a version that will allow parents to report absences electronically. Information will be sent home before the end of the school year explaining how to set up and Edsby account. In the meantime, please remember to write notes or call the school to report all absences as you normally would.



Date
Event/Activity
Sunday, May 20th
Shavuot (Judaism)
Pentecost (Christianity – Western)
Monday, May 21st
Victoria Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 22nd
Day 1
EQAO
Junior Track and Field
Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i Faith)
Wednesday, May 23rd
Day 2
EQAO
Junior Track and Field (Rain date)
Thursday, May 24th
Day 3
EQAO
Camp Muskoka information Night for grade 6 Families (trip is in October of Grade 7 year)
Friday, May 25th
Day 4
EQAO

On-going Events…

Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field Club
Yearbook
CIA
Student Council
Eco-Club


Week 36 - May 7 to 11


Please take the time to share this information with your child/children.
It is a good way for families to connect with the school.

School Council Meets Tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons.
All parents are welcome to attend.

Asian & South Asian Heritage Month
May is Asian and South Asian Heritage Month. The YRDSB is calling upon staff, students and the community to join Ontarians and Canadians to celebrate the rich and spirited heritage of people of Asian and South Asian background and their contributions to Canada and the world.

Badminton
Congratulations to the Badminton Team on another successful badminton tournament.  On Thursday, May 10, 2018, three of our teams competed in the Regional Badminton Tournament at Richmond Hill High School.  The level of competition was impressive and our teams met the challenge with a positive attitude, outstanding teamwork, excellent sportsmanship and fantastic game play.  Bengals, we are proud of you!!!  Thank you for a successful season!

The results are as follows:

Boys Doubles:    Daniel and Tommy - 3rd Place
Ammar and Jerry - 9th Place

Mixed Doubles: Michelle and Chance: 2nd Place

Date
Event/Activity
Monday, May 14th
6:30-7:30 p.m. – EcoCamp Orientation Meeting
7:00-9:00 p.m. – School Council
Tuesday, May 15th
9:00 – 3:00 – Special Need Track and Field
Wednesday, May 16th
Ramadan (Islam)
Thursday, May 17th
Team and Club Yearbook Pictures
Friday, May 18th


On-going Events…

Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field Club
Yearbook
CIA
Student Council
Eco-Club