Congratulations to the Bayview Glen Class of 2020
June 17, 2020
The Bayview Glen Parent Association would like to congratulate the Graduating Classes of Grade 5, Grade 8 and Grade 12.
Here are some memories from our special home delivery to the Grade 12 graduates last week!
What to do this Summer Part 2 – Staying Active!
June 10, 2020
Looking for ways to stay active now that the weather has warmed up?
Visit our BVG Gryphons YouTube channel HERE to see a variety of exercise playlists from our Athletics Directors:
Free, high-quality recreation, active living, arts and culture activities for all ages to enjoy while staying, playing, and learning at home.
This city initiative to provide more space for people walking, jogging, and cycling.
- Home gyms, At-Home Video Workouts, Online Exercise Programs: For various ages and levels
You can work on strengthening your cardio fitness and strengthening your core. Bodyweight workouts are great for maintaining strength without equipment (e.g., burpees, squats, lunges, pushups, yoga, etc.) Many fitness clubs, studios, and organizations offer both free and subscription online workout classes and various levels of fitness. There are also lots of free apps and YouTube channels now featuring online workout programs. See some links HERE.
Let's keep moving, Gryphons!
Things to Do with the Kids this Summer
June 3, 2020
As summer is fast approaching, we would like to provide our parent community with a list of resources outlining activities, virtual camps and other programmes to keep kids busy this summer. These include virtual camps, summer school, activities, as well as opportunities for older kids and teens.
Bayview Glen Edu-Fun Online Summer Programme:
- This virtual learning experience is exclusive to new and returning Bayview Glen graduating Grade 2 to graduating Grade 8 only. All programming will be facilitated online through Microsoft Teams. Two-week registration maximum. For those who choose two weeks, the curriculum will build upon learning from the initial session. Materials for each session will include household items or be provided online through Edu-Fun. For more information, please click here and check out the video below from Mr. Denison. Online registration: https://fs27.formsite.com/bayviewglen/sltguzpp2y/index.html
Bayview Glen Summer Online Learning Acceleration Programme:
Bayview Glen will be offering online summer courses for students who wish to reach ahead or expand their range of studies beyond the courses that are typically available during the school year. All courses provide credit towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, just like courses conducted during the year, and will be taught by current Bayview Glen teachers. Classes will run Monday-Friday (except Canada Day, Wednesday July 1) from Monday June 29 until Friday July 24. Registration deadline: Friday June 19. Please click here to learn more: https://www.bayviewglen.ca/schools/summer-online-learning-acceleration-programme
Summer Resources for All Ages:
- CTV: How to keep your kids busy (and learning) during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Kids Out and About: Online camps from across North America – a benefit of these virtual opportunities!
- Toronto4Kids: toronto4kids.com/Calendar/
- Child's Life: childslife.ca
- Help We've Got Kids: helpwevegotkids.com - also includes at-home ideas like movie theatre night, camp out, virtual sleep over, spa day, etc.
- Second City Comedy Courses: secondcity.com/courses/toronto/general-information/
- Our Kids Programmes: ourkids.net/camp/virtual-programs
- Northern Karate Online: http://www.northernkarateschools.com
Summer Resources for Teens/Older Children:
- ToDoCanada: Things to Do With Teens During COVID-19
- iD Tech Minecraft Camps: idtech.com/minecraft-summer-camps - these virtual programs are run for kids aged 7 to 19
- Smithsonian Museums virtual tours: naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour
- Volunteer Toronto opportunities: volunteertoronto.ca
Summer Resources for Outdoor Activities:
- Ontario Parks: ontarioparks.com/en
- Parents.com: parents.com/fun/activities/outdoor/free-virtual-summer-camps-2020/
- Good Housekeeping: goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/g4339/summer-activities/
Thank You to Bayview Glen Parent Volunteers
May 27, 2020
The Bayview Glen Parent Association participates in the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards run by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Citizenship. This award recognizes volunteers for providing committed and dedicated service to an organization.
We are grateful for all the time that our parent volunteers dedicate to Bayview Glen. Congratulations to Kate Hammond, Margo Jeschke, Catherine Sun and Angela Zaccak (pictured above; left to right) for being recognized for five years of continuous service for their volunteer work on the PA Executive and various committees. They will attend a Ministry-hosted ceremony where they will be presented with their awards.
We would all like to thank Kate, Margo, Catherine and Angela for their ongoing gift of time and service to the Bayview Glen community.
We are so grateful for the endless support of our parent volunteers. Here are some memorable moments from the 2019-2020 academic year. Thank you! #BayviewGlen_toronto #StrongerTogether #BVGPA #parentassociation #parentvolunteer #BVGSchool #bvg2020 #cais #independentschool #teambuilding #schoolspirit #bayviewglenschool #bvgnews #inthistogether
May 20, 2020
Working and learning from home during the pandemic has increased screen time exponentially for both adults and children alike. Find out the symptoms of “Quarantine Vision” and learn how you can avoid some of the concerns related to digital eye strain.
Oral Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 13, 2020
A Bayview Glen Community friend and supporter, Clearly Orthodontics, has put together a short video on the importance of regular brushing and flossing while we are at home.
Although dental offices are closed due to the pandemic, our enemy plaque still thrives in the mouths of all our school aged children. With COVID-19 throwing many of us off our routine, proper brushing and flossing may have decreased for many. Not only could this lead to cavities and gum disease, studies show that oral health is linked to overall health.
Watch the short video on practising good dental habits with your family:
Wellness Info and Resources for Bayview Glen Parents
May 6, 2020
Here we are eight weeks into isolation/shelter at home, and some of us may be looking for resources to help with distance learning, keeping our young ones active and other reference materials during these unprecedented times:
- Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Lower your standards, and other parenting tips to help you in this time of crisis
- Fostering Resilience in the Time of COVID-19: Tips for Helping Your Child
- Working From Home With Children During COVID-19
- COVID-19 resources: Self-care, working from home, and tips for parents
Congratulations to the Parent Association Earth Day 2020 Challenge Winners
April 29, 2020
Thank you to all the families for their participation in the Parent Association Earth Day 2020 Challenge. We enjoyed seeing your Earth Day projects and chalk art.
Congratulations to our winner, William C. (L2C) and our runner up, Karina R. (P6A). We hope you enjoy the creativity as much as we did.
Parent Association Earth Day 2020 Challenge
April 22, 2020
Join the Parent Association as we celebrate Earth Day with a special photo challenge happening Sunday, April 26. We want to see what you are doing in your home or backyard to help the environment and save energy. Send us a photo, short video, drawing or story: what is your family doing to help the planet? Bayview Glen students: we want to see your CHALK ART! Show us what being a “Friend of the Earth” means to you with a chalk drawing on your driveway or sidewalk - ideas include a rainbow, mother earth, or furry forest friends. Although we are apart, we can all share Earth Day together! Please submit your photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured on Bayview Glen's social media. We can’t wait to see your creative entries.
Message from the Bayview Glen Parent Association President
April 14, 2020
Today, more than ever, I hope that this message finds you and your family well. I find it both ironic and interesting that we have spent the past few years debating the pros and cons of technology and social media, yet today, we are grateful for how our hand held devices and digital media are allowing us to stay connected and be together. As long as we try to keep the 20-20-20* eye health rule shared by Amy Chow, Registered Optician, we should embrace this opportunity to connect with old and new friends, learn a new skill or language, or take your children on a virtual tour of an art gallery or museum.
Although the school campus is currently closed, our Bayview Glen community is open. We are doing our best to adapt to the “Stay Home” lifestyle and social distancing, as we work, study and shop from home. It is important to our physical and mental wellbeing to stay connected and active during this time and to check in with family members, friends, peers and classmates. I heard a great quote on the radio the other day: “Although right now it is really important to stay at home and practice social distancing, we are hoping that at the end of this experience, we will all be closer together”.
Stay well and stay safe,
President, Bayview Glen Parent Association
*20-20-20 Rule: every 20 minutes, look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Infographic Source: Healthy Set Go
A Warm Welcome to Our Exceptional Parent Community
We are truly fortunate here at Bayview Glen to have such an inclusive and connected group of families who care deeply about our remarkable school. There are daily signs of this connectedness all around us. It is not uncommon to see a collection of parents and extended family chatting with each other in our lobby, exchanging emails or catching up at school events.
A sense of community is one of the most valued attributes here at Bayview Glen and we, the Parent Association, are here to help. We strongly encourage all our parents to participate in the Parent Association’s events and activities for the upcoming school year, and get involved in our various fund and friend raising events. For our new parents in the Bayview Glen community, volunteering is a great way to meet Bayview Glen parents and help promote school spirit.
Stay connected with us on social media:
If you have any questions about our events, how to volunteer or you are not sure who else to ask, we are a quick email away.
All the best,
President, Bayview Glen Parent Association