Progress Reports and Parent/Teacher Conferences
Progress Reports will be posted on SchoolZone after 4pm on Friday, November 21. Individual Program Plans (IPPs) will also be posted at this time.
Parent/Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, November 27 from 3:30 to 7:30pm. Teachers will not be available from 5 to 5:30pm as they will be on a supper break. If you are not able to make the conferences, please do not hesitate to call your child's teacher and set up a conference for another time.
Inclement Weather Policy
EPSB policy states that students are outside in the mornings, recesses and lunch unless the temperature is below -23 degrees Celsius (including windchill). Please make sure your child is properly dressed accordingly for the day’s weather.
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.
The Obstacle in Our Path
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way.
Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one’s condition. When we face obstacles, we also face our responsibilities.
If we look at Stephen Covey’s “7 Habit’s”, this trait would be, “Be proactive.” Actions include doing what we say we will do, turning assignments in complete and on time, not blaming others, taking care of our belongings and the belongings of others, admitting our mistakes, asking for help when we need it, being prepared, and helping others.
We can tell the difference between proactive and reactive people by listening to the language they use:
Proactive people say:
- Let’s look at alternatives
- I can choose a different approach
- I prefer
- I will
Reactive people say:
- There’s nothing we can do
- They won’t allow that
- I can’t
- I must
- If only
Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
So which person are you?
Mr. D. Beharry