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Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Two of our award-winning robotics teams have qualified to take part in the second annual Ontario Innovation Celebration (OIC) hosted by FIRST Robotics Canada and ventureLAB.  The FLL competition has several elements.  Designing, building and programming a robot is one aspect but teams are also challenged to identify a real-world problem related to a theme and propose an innovative solution.   This year, FIRST LEGO League‘s theme is ANIMAL ALLIES and the challenge is to improve our interactions... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
"My goal was to put this guitar in people's hands so they truly understood the essences of citizenship. It's actually a piece of history that you play." - Jowi Taylor, February 15, 2017 Canada's most famous guitar was held, played and celebrated in three separate Bayview Glen assemblies to the delight of hundreds of our students. More than two decades in the making, Six String Nation is the legacy project started by award-winning writer and CBC broadcaster Jowi Taylor. On an invitation from... Read More
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017
The year of the Rooster! Every culture has special traditions and celebrates significant events. The Chinese culture is no exception. The most important of these events is the Lunar New Year. As the name suggests, Lunar New Year follows the Lunar calendar. This year,  January 28 will mark the year of the rooster. To celebrate this special occasion, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 the Mandarin club teachers and the team from Yu-Shan Chinese culture organized several activities for the students... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017
Two of Bayview Glen's robotics teams had outstanding results at the FIRST LEGO League (FLL)  East Provincial Championships this past weekend at UOIT/Durham College campus in Oshawa. Ctrl Z won top prize winning the Champions Award first place and will now move on to the FIRST Championships in St. Louis. Team RED won the core value award for inspiration for their performance.  Both teams were two of seven to be invited to the prestigious Ontario Global Innovation Celebration to be held next... Read More
Upper School student reading to younger child
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Bayview Glen has an amazing reputation for its outstanding support for the MS Read-A-Thon, and was once again recognized as the top fundraising school in Canada for the 2015-2016 campaign, raising $14,000! This year’s MS-Read-A-Thon will commence with the kick-off assemblies for Gr. 1-5 students at the Lower School on Friday, January 13, 2017. Students are already excitedly awaiting the announcement of prizes and class contests for this year’s campaign. Please support your child’s efforts to... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016
Bayview Glen began its partnership with Adventure Place- Better Beginnings as it was just launching its Holiday Hamper Programme in 2001.  The charitable organization works with young, vulnerable families to ensure healthy development of children up to six years of age. These families may be new to the country and having difficulty learning a new language, finding work, coping with a restricted budget, or finding it challenging accessing community services. Each class and mentor group at... Read More
Students dressed in costumes
Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016
The largest newsletter yet is available online. The November edition is bursting with school news and spectacular photography.  
Picture of QR codes on locker
Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Thanksgiving weekend can be a key benchmark for students at the start of a new school year. Why? Well, it's widely believed five to six weeks is about the right amount of time for routines to settle and for classmates to connect with each other.  A unique project in a grade 5 classroom helped with the connecting part of the story thanks to a high-tech twist.  Enter QR codes.  Instead of simply writing down a paragraph about themselves, Ms Civan had each of her students voice a story about... Read More
Man holding preschool bag
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016
Douglas Armour was on a mission.  He wanted to surprise his brother, who lives in Vancouver, with something special for his birthday.  A drive by Bayview Glen was all the inspiration he needed.  Douglas had an idea.  He remembered that his brother was extremely fond of his little red bag he received as a young child from the Bayview Glen Day camp.  (the bag is now officially a Preschool must have item). After his parents downsized from their Toronto home, Douglas says the red bag disappeared... Read More
Volunteers at Fall Fest table
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2016
Thanks to brilliant blue skies and comfortable temperatures, it was a quintessential fall day for the annual Fall Fest and Family Fun Run on Sunday.  Families poured into the turf lot at Moatfield campus to take in the bouncy castle, music, games,food and so much more.  Thanks to the hard work by the Parent Association Committee and dozens of student volunteers, the event was a massive success.  A popular spot again this year - the dunk tank! A special thanks to our Parent Association... Read More

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