What Do You Think Of Parkview?
Please take a look at this video to see what students think about Parkview School!
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.
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. Parkview School understands, values, and appreciates the parental help and support at our school. Parental involvement is essential.
Parkview School is home to a program of choice 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, Parkview School 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.
Parkview School 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