Thursday 28 January 2016

Additional Elementary and Secondary P.A. Days

As a result of provincial labour negotiations, a P.A. Day has been added for all York Region District School Board elementary schools on Friday, May 6, 2016 and secondary schools on Friday, June 3, 2016. You can see the full updated school year calendars on YRDSB’s website.

These additional P.A. Days are mandated by the Ministry of Education. On these dates, teachers will be taking part in professional development on provincial education priorities identified by the Ministry of Education. 

Thursday 21 January 2016

Field Trips

We would like to extend a thank you to School Council for the wonderful opportunity council is providing for ALL of our students to attend plays at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

The students in grades JK to 3-4 will be seeing Aesop's Fables on February 2 and the students in grades 4-5 to 8 will be seeing, The Spirit of Harriet Tubman on February 10. Both plays begin at 10:00 a.m.

The permission forms have already been sent home and if parents are interested in volunteering for these field trips, please fill out the bottom section of the field trip form and return it to your child's home room teacher.  

Please note that in order to volunteer, all adults must have a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check on file here in the school office.  As well, parents are asked to meet the school at the theatre on the day of the play.  Teachers will notify parents if they have been selected to attend the play.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Backgammon at Bayview Fairways

Many of our students have joined the backgammon club at lunch recess. The students are learning how to play this board game which helps to sharpen math skills.  The students are having a great time.  The students get a chance to play with different partners. The club takes place every Tuesday at lunch.

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Making Movies at Bayview Fairways

Many of our students our working on creating movies, for media literacy.  One such example consists of the students in the junior grades using the ipad to add in interesting backdrops against a green screen.  In this picture, you can see the green screen on the wall of the classroom and some students working at the computer to create their movie. 

We are planning to create a green screen space in our new Learning Commons so that all classrooms can use these exciting programs to create movies.

Green Screen apps technology allows students to superimpose themselves into many different backgrounds, so students can appear to be walking on the moon or they can appear in their favourite movie.

Sunday 17 January 2016

Year Book

The Yearbook Club has begun at Bayview Fairways P.S. and our intermediate students are hard at work designing and laying out the yearbook. The yearbook will include pictures and events to represent ALL grades. 

More information will be forthcoming on how to purchase a yearbook, so that all the students can have lasting memories of this year, 2015 - 2016.