Open House Dates
Parkview School will be hosting the Open House events on the following dates:
- March 4, 2014 from 6 to 7 pm, we will be hosting a Jr. High Pre-Advanced Placement information session
- March 6, 2014 from 6 to 8pm, we will be hosting our Gr.1 to Gr. 9 General Open House
- March 11, 2014 from 6 to 7pm, we will be hosting our Kindergarten information session
- April 8, 2014 from 6 to 7pm, we will be hosting another Kindergarten information session for those who were unable to attend the March 11 evening
Kindergarten and Gr. 1 to Gr. 9 Registrations
Parkview School will start accepting Kindergarten registrations and Gr. 1 to Gr. 9 registrations for the 2014-2015 school year, in accordance with EPSB regulations, on March 3, 2014. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.
It’s that time of year again. For
your information the School Board regulations state that children do not go
outside for recess when the temperature reaches –23 degrees C (-10 degrees F). Please make sure that you send your child to school
with clothing appropriate for the weather.
Parents, Parents, Parents
Realtors have a saying that goes like this: the three most important things in real estate are location, location, and location. I would like to borrow the premise of that phrase and state that the three most important things in education are parents, parents and parents. I have heard it said before that good parenting can sometimes make up for bad education, but good education can never make up for bad parenting. How true this is. Parental involvement in a child’s life is critical to the success of the child at every level… social, emotional, and intellectual.
We at Parkview School believe that the role the parent plays in the child’s educational We realize that the family naturally provides the most influential and effective context for basic life long learning and teaching. Parents are encouraged to read aloud to their children, coach them in skill development, and contribute time and talents in a variety of other ways.
William J. Bennett in “The Educated Child” reinforces these ideals. He states “parents are children’s first and most important teachers. Raising your child is your number one job. Seeing that they get a good education is, in many respects, the crux of that task. For good or ill, you are always your child’s most influential teacher. Even when they reach school age, you are still the dean at home, the chief academic officer.
The more involved you are, the better your child’s chances of getting a good education.” Bennett
goes on to list several principles for parents of educated children, and here are a few:
1. Parents are the first and most important teachers.
2. Your teaching must not stop when schooling starts.
3. The early years build the foundation for all later learning.
4. Learning requires discipline; discipline requires values.
5. Follow your common sense.
6. Content matters: What children study determines how well they will learn.
7. Excess television or computers is the enemy of good education.
8. Aim high, expect much and children will prosper.
Thank you for your involvement with your child’s education. Parkview School appreciates all the hard work you do for your children. Keep up the great work!
Mr. D. Beharry