Welcome to the Home of the Panthers!
Parkview is a school with a population of about 550 students. Our reputation is one of academic excellence combined with extensive complementary options and an ever growing athletics program. We are a district site for a variety of programs such as English Language Learning, Interactions and Community Mental Health. Here at Parkview School, we are committed to the academic and personal success of all students. The success of our students depends on the cooperation and extreme dedication of school staff, teachers, students, parents and the community. The high expectations we set at school lead to excellent results for all our students, both in school and in the community.
A wise person once said, “Good parenting can often take the place of poor education, but good education can rarely take the place of poor parenting.” This statement rings so true. ParkviewSchool understands, values, and appreciates the parental help and support at our school. Parental involvement is essential.
ParkviewSchool is home to several “program of choices” for Edmonton Public School Board. This means that parents have an option to select the programs’ educational philosophy for their children. When parents have the opportunity to choose the kind of education they prefer, they will find the necessary energy, time, and resources to devote to their children's education.
Regardless of program, ParkviewSchool believes that parents want to play a strong role in their children's education. We anticipate that parents want to be directly engaged in tutoring, coaching, and providing other necessary and invaluable assistance. The family naturally provides the most influential and effective context for basic life long learning and teaching.
Regardless of educational level, cultural diversity, religious beliefs or income, parents of all backgrounds can come together and provide support to our “community.”
For this reason, and at the discretion of the classroom teacher, parents are invited to assist the teacher depending on their interests, availability and expertise. Parents are also encouraged to spend time reading aloud to children at school and/or in the home, coaching them in skill development, and otherwise contributing time and talents in a variety of ways.
ParkviewSchool encourages every adult: parents, step-parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles—to take a special interest in the lives of our students, to act as mentors and tutors, and to instill in every student a love of learning. Parents should work in conjunction with the staff to ensure the most effective education possible for their children.
To this end, parents will be responsible for knowing and understanding the school rules found in our agenda books, and be encouraged, but not required, to participate on school committees and provide other volunteer services as they are able. Parents will respect the authority of the teacher in the classroom. Parents are encouraged to understand from their child's teacher the rationale behind the way things are done.
We are confident that our teachers are doing everything possible to develop a strong academic foundation for your children, including learning opportunities leading towards instilling civic and social responsibility. We are extremely grateful for the support and contribution of the parents in the educational process, and ongoing success of our school. Thank you for being actively involved in the education of your children and thank you for being a part of our “COMMUNITY.”
Mr. D. Beharry