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




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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


Week 35 - April 30 to May 4




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.


Badminton
Congratulations to the Badminton Team on their outstanding performance at the Area Badminton Tournament on Tuesday, May 1st.  Our students represented our school very well and they consistently demonstrated their sportsmanship, hard work, game play, perseverance and teamwork.  Their efforts led to the team winning the Overall Championship banner as well as the Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles Championship banners.  Three of our teams will be participating in the Regional Badminton Tournament on Thursday, May 10th.

Every person on the team contributed to the team's success.  The results are as follows:

Boys Doubles:    Daniel and Tommy - 1st Place - going to Regionals
Ammar and Jerry - 2nd Place - going to Regionals

Girls Doubles:    Dianna and Jocelyn - 5th Place
Olivia and Anna - 6th Place

Mixed Doubles: Michelle and Chance: 1st Place - going to Regionals
Henry and Gloria - 4th Place

Good luck at the Regional Tournament next week! Go Bengals!

Arts Night
Guest Blog Entry from Hannah – Closing Remarks from Bayview Hill Arts Night 2018 – True Colours
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde.
Hi, my name is Hannah and I am currently an eighth grade student. Throughout this show, you all have probably heard about showing your “true colours” multiple times. After all, it is the theme of the entire performance. But, what really does it mean to “show your true colours?” Being who you are, who you really are, and not succumbing to the pressures of society is difficult, and requires a great amount of courage. At the end of the day, we all seek love and the sense of belonging. We change our personalities, the way we dress, even out taste in music, in hopes of being accepted by our peers, [and]our families. However, by being yourself you are already giving the greatest gift of all. Embracing who you are and everything that comes with it is the first step to welcoming others into your life. As Dr. Seuss once said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” I hope all of you, whether it be today, a month from now, or in 10 years, will find and take pride in your true colours.

We would like to take the time to thanks everyone involved in the performance:

Ms. Jacobs, Ms. Yap, Ms. Myers, Ms. Jankelow, Mr. Carlin, Ms. Galpin, The Office and Caretaking staff, Ms. Bowman, Ms. Seehra, The CIA student leaders, Ms. Matthews, Mr. Malarcyk (TC), Ms. Cantar (TC), Ms. David, Ms. Armstrong, Daniel and Kamyar (slide show), Ms. Sagardia, Ms. McConkey, Ms. Miller, Tech Crew, Ms. Steenburgh, all the student performers, and their parents!

PEAC




Date
Event/Activity
Monday, May 7th
8:00 a.m. – Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field. Meet at the Rock.
Tuesday, May 8th
Gr. 3 Soils Workshop
Wednesday, May 9th
8:00 a.m. – Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field. Meet at the Rock
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Welcome to Kindergarten
Thursday, May 10th
Regional Badminton Tournament – Richmond Hill High School
Ascension Day – Christianity (Western)
Friday, May 11th
8:00 a.m. – Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field. Meet at the Rock.

On-going Events…

Grade 7 and 8 Track and Field Club
Grade 6-8 Boys’ and Girls’ Badminton
Yearbook
CIA
Band
Choir
On-line Chess club on Day 4
Grade 6-8 Dance Fitness Club
Student Council
Grade 4-5 Dance Club
Eco-Club


Week 34 - April 23 to 27


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.

Junior Girls’ Area Basketball
Congratulations to the Junior Girls’ Basketball Team. They placed 2nd at the Area tournament. They worked hard, played really well as a team and made Bayview Hill so proud! Go Bengals!









CIA Together We’re Better
The York Region District School Board hosted the 23rd, student conference on equity and inclusivity for intermediate students (grades 7 and 8) on April 26, 2018. Last year, approximately 1,000 intermediate students participated in the program, which included a keynote presentation, speakers and a wide variety of interactive workshops. This year, the Together We’re Better Conference was a collaborative event in partnership with the Harmony Movement. The Harmony Movement is engaging schools across Canada in a youth conference called: Voices of Canadian Youth. We are collaborating together to achieve the following learning goals for our school district:
·         Explore the roles of personal and social identity;
·         Enhance understanding of the lived experience of discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes;
·         Increase awareness of cultural diversity, or cultural/racial/ethnic/religious issues affecting the full participation in Canadian society and the economy; and
·         Take action to promote inclusion, diversity and social change.
7 members of CIA attended this year’s conference, and are in the process of creating a plan of action for BHES.

CIA Walk for Water
Bayview Hill students participated in our Walk for Water Event on Friday, April 27th! They had the opportunity to simulate what it is like to walk and carry water. Our school has raised over $7000 dollars, and provided clean drinking water for 290 people for life. Thank you to our school community for supporting the CIA's initiative and for your generous donations! We will announce the winning class on Monday. Thank you to our Children in Action committee for all the work they did in promoting this very worthwhile event. Our community is extremely generous and supportive of initiative that help others. Go Bengals!



Boys and Girls Badminton
Congratulations to the Badminton Team who participated in the Ashton Meadows P.S. Invitational Badminton Tournament.  Our students represented our school very well. Their sportsmanship, hard work, game play, perseverance and teamwork led to the team winning the Overall Champions banner.
Every person on the team contributed to the team's success.  The results are as follows:
Boys Doubles:  Ammar and Jerry - 1st Place
                           Daniel and Justin - 2nd Place
Girls Doubles:  Michelle and Jocelyn - 2nd Place
                           Olivia and Anna - 4th Place
Mixed Doubles:  Henry and Gloria: 5th Place
                             Star and Alice - 8th Place

Good luck at the Area Tournament next week!  Go Bengals Go!

Dance-a-thon



Date
Event/Activity
Monday, April 30th
Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, May 1st
Autism Awareness Month – Wear Blue on Tuesday
Scholastic Book Fair
9:00 a.m. – Richmond Hill Fire safety inspection
Area Badminton Tournament at Langstaff Secondary School
Wednesday, May 2nd
Scholastic Book Fair
Grade 7 vaccinations – Hep B, HPV, Menactra (Meningitis)
Thursday, May 3rd
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Scholastic Book Fair
6:30 p.m. – Arts Night Primary Showcase
7:30 p.m. – Arts Night Junior and Intermediate Showcase
Friday, May 4th
Scholastic Book Fair
9:00-3:30 School Council Dance-a-thon

On-going Events…

Grade 6-8 Boys’ and Girls’ Badminton
Yearbook
CIA
Band
Choir
On-line Chess club on Day 4
Grade 6-8 Dance Fitness Club
Student Council
Grade 4-5 Dance Club
Eco-Club




Week 33 - April 16 to 20


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.

Talent Show Performers
On behalf of all the parents, students and teachers who were entertained by your unbelievable talent, we would like to extend a huge Bengal congratulation! Your hard work and dedication paid off! As always, I would like to thank our dedicated staff who volunteered their time to make bring the talent show to the stage.

Junior Girls’ Basketball
Our Junior Girls’ Basketball team represented Bayview Hill at the area tournament this week. The girls played well and developed their basketball skills. Congratulations to the girls, and a big thank you to Ms. Sawchuk and Ms. David for volunteering their time to coach. Go Bengals!








Children in Action – Walk for Water
Every day women and children must walk hours to collect clean water, often from unsafe sources. This affects their health, livelihood and education. We’re the generation that’s out to change this. Because when communities have access to clean water, girls can attend school, parents can run sustainable farms and families can break the cycle of poverty. We are helping to raise money to provide clean water in communities that need it.

Did you know... $25 gives one person water for life?

On Friday, April 27th students will be walking in support of this cause. Classes are competing to raise the most money and to earn a pizza party for their class. 

Donations: Cash donations can be sent to the homeroom teacher, if you wish to donate online and receive a tax receipt check out our donation website (visit - https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/we-walk-for-water-bayview-hill-es) Please note, if you donate online make sure to write in the Comment section whose class the money is going to or print off a copy of the donation email with your student so we are able to keep track easier for the competition!

YRDSB Town Hall Meetings
We want to hear from YOU!
What matters most when it comes to your children?

Join us at a town hall meeting to share your thoughts about education. Your input will help inform our plans for improving student achievement and well-being.
Trustees are revising the strategic plan that sets the direction and priorities for the Board. Family and community input is an important part of this process.
Trustees invite you to attend one of the following town hall meetings that are taking place across the region. A light meal will be served. Child care is available. Please register at www.yrdsb.ca/myp

The next available sessions are:

Sir William Mulock Secondary School
700 Columbus Way, Newmarket
Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Maple High School
50 Springside Rd., Maple
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Bayview Secondary School
10077 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill
Saturday, April 28, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Asian Heritage Month Celebration




eBooks 
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video from our school collection. Read them anytime, anywhere on your phone, tablet or computer. visit http://yrdsb.lib.overdrive.com
If you are new to ovverdrive, use the following steps to borrow digital books:
1. Go to http://yrdsb.lib.overdrive.com
2. Sign in with your student ID or school login
3. Borrow a book
4. Go to you checkouts page (under your account). From there click the 'Read' or 'Listen' button to open the book in your browser.

Note: Borrowed titles will automatically return at the end of the lending period. You can also return titles to free up space in your account.

Questions???
Visit help.overdrive.com to learn more about getting started and for help troubleshooting.

Date
Event/Activity
Monday, April 23rd
Grade 3 – Dairy Farmers presentation
Tuesday, April 24th
Wear Blue for Autism
Grade 3 – Willowgrove Farm visit
Wednesday, April 25th
9:00 a.m. – We Assembly: Walk for Water Grade 3-6
Thursday, April 26th
3:45 – 7:00 p.m.: Badminton Tournament
Friday, April 27th
Walk for Water Event
Saturday, April 28th
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Town Hall Meeting at Bayview Secondary School.
Sunday, April 29th
Asian Heritage Month Celebration

On-going Events…
Grade 6-8 Boys’ and Girls’ Badminton
Yearbook
CIA
Band
Choir
On-line Chess club on Day 4
Grade 6-8 Dance Fitness Club
Student Council
Grade 4-5 Dance Club
Forest of Reading
Eco-Club

Week 32 - April 9 to 13



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.


Talent Show
On Tuesday, April 17th, Bayview Hill will be hosting a Talent Show. We are looking forward to seeing all the acts. Students have been working hard since December to get their acts perfected. I would personally like to thank all the staff who have volunteered their time to work with the performers and to ensure we have an entertaining show.

Diversity Night
This is a reminder that our School Council is hosting a diversity night on Thursday, April 19th. We have many countries being represented. Please register through School Cash On Line for this free event. There will be food, performances and crafts. Hope to see you there!






Earth Day
Earth day will be taking place at Bayview Hill of Friday, April 20th. Many classes will be engaging in a yard clean up as well as reducing the number of lights being used in the hallways and classrooms. There are also some great Earth Day activities happening in the Learning Commons Makerspace for all students to engage in.







The Week Ahead…

Date
Event/Activity
Monday, April 16th

Tuesday, April 17th
9:00am to 10:40am - Talent Show Rehearsal (gym)
11:15am to 12:30pm – Talent Show for Grades K to 4
2:00pm to 3:15pm – Talent Show for Grades 5 to 8
Wednesday, April 18th
1:30pm to 3:30pm – Grade 7/8 Author Visit – Kenneth Oppel (Gym) 
Thursday, April 19th
8:00am to 6:00pm - Junior Boys Basketball Tournament
6:00pm to 8:00pm – Diversity Night
Friday, April 20th
BHES Earth Day & Monthly Yard Clean-Up
9:00am to 11:30am – Grade 2/3, 3 and 3/4 Tree Planting
Saturday, April 21st
Rivdan (Baha’I Faith)


On-going Events…
Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball
Grade 6-8 Boys’ and Girls’ Badminton
Yearbook
CIA
Band
Choir
BHES Talent Show
On-line Chess club on Day 4
Grade 6-8 Dance Fitness Club
Student Council
Grade 4-5 Dance Club
Science Fair
Forest of Reading
Eco-Club