End of Second Term 2022 Update

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Dear Parents,

As we come to the end of our second term and prepare for our third and final term of this school year, I wanted to give you a quick update.

Currently our Athletics Programme is up and running across the school. The arrival of three visiting CISAA Teams provided a long-awaited buzz for our Gryphon Athletics.

Looking to the Spring, it is our plan to have all Gryphon Athletes competing in interschool sporting competition as Spring Sports are mostly outdoor. For athletes from Grades 4 to 6, CISAA participation rules require vaccination.

Hybrid and online learning has served its purpose and we intend to have all students back in class for the third term. This will position the students for a strong start to the school year in September. We will follow-up with those students with accommodations before then.

Our enrollment season is now complete and I’m happy to report that the demand for Bayview Glen is at an all-time high. As many of our new families come from referrals, I want to thank you for your continued support.

In the Robotics arena, Ctrl-Z won the Ontario Championship this past weekend and will be going to the World Championship in April. Also, TransporTech is going to the Ontario Innovation Celebration and Canada Cup with a focus on taking their invention to the next level. This entrepreneurial approach to learning is clearly both a strength and a focus at Bayview Glen. 

Bayview Glen was recognized by the M.S. Society as the lead donor in their reading campaign to raise funds and appeared on City News this week. (https://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2022/02/23/students-read-hundreds-of-books-to-support-ms/)

Prom has been booked, much to the delight of the Grade 12s, as has the Grade 8 Graduation Social.

Graduation ceremonies for our Grade 5, Grade 8 and Grade 12 students are planned to be in-person this year with a back-up virtual option. At this moment, given the restrictions in place for schools, we will only be in a position to accommodate parents of the graduates, but we will update you as we are advised by the Ministry of Education on our capacity limits.

We will distribute Rapid Antigen test kits before March Break to Grades 7 to 12 so that all students can be tested prior to their return from the break to ensure a safe start to the term.

Have a wonderful March Break Holiday.

Career Breakfast on Social Justice and Advocacy

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Alumni Speakers at Career Breakfast March 1, 2022

On Tuesday, March 1, Olivia Nightingale ’08 and Christina Crisostomo ’09 joined as alumni speakers at our last virtual Career Breakfast of this school year and shared their insights in the Social Justice and Advocacy industry with our current students and parents from the Prep and Upper School community.

Olivia shared her career trajectory with us. It’s inspiring to see the impact that she is making with civil political rights and humanitarian response internationally. We particularly liked the advice that she would like to pass onto our current students – say yes, ask for help, disrupt the status quo and rest to avoid burnout. Thank you, Christina, for showing us that advocacy can come in many forms, including corporate responsibility. As Christina encouraged the students – start right now, take advantage of opportunities, align your skills/interests with your passions, take care of yourself, and use your values/passions to guide you both in and outside of work.  No matter what profession our students decide to pursue, these are great tips for everyone to keep in mind.

Thank you to Olivia and Christina for their involvement and support of our school community. All three virtual Career Breakfasts were great successes and featured inspirational alumni speakers.

If you are interested in being an alumni speaker at future Career Breakfast events, please contact alumni@bayviewglen.ca.

Founder’s Day 2022

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A quick look through the past 60 years for Founder’s Day 2022! Ms. Daunt and students from each division shared their birthday wishes to our school. From the beginning as a small nursery school and day camp in 1962 to growing to our two campuses, our school community continues to be as connected and supportive as ever. 

Don’t forget to save the date for our 60th-anniversary celebration on September 25, 2022! We will be sharing more details shortly.