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Nurturing a Global Mind Set

Date: 
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

"We are preparing our children for an inter-connected world where they don't just survive but thrive." Michelle Yarndley, Director of Global Education.

Listening to guest speakers and learning more about the school community is a major focus of the BVG Parent Association general monthly meeting. The new Director of Global Education, Michelle Yarndley, made a presentation at the November gathering on the many ways our students are exposed to global thinking. In fact, Michelle told the group, global education is part of the fabric of everything we do at Bayview Glen.

To learn more about her approach, click on this slide show presentation here.

Take Me Outside Day

Date: 
Friday, October 26, 2018

Exploring the forest, listening for animals and collecting leaves was all part of Take Me Outside Day on Oct. 24th in the Lower School. Our urban campus backs onto the lush Duncan Mill Green Belt. The Don River, which straddles our backyard, is home to countless habitats and native trees. Students spent time foraging for twigs and rocks to turn into crafts and special class projects.

It was seven years ago when Colin Harris ran across the country as part of a campaign to encourage more outdoor play and exploration. His mission is to motivate young people to put down their screens and get outside to enjoy the beauty of our neighbourhoods.

Check out our photo gallery here.

 

Viewpoint hitting shelves mid-November

Date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The latest edition of our much anticipated annual school-wide magazine is about ready to launch.  Each November, Viewpoint is mailed to the Bayview Glen community as a way to celebrate the many remarkable accomplishments of our alumni, students, faculty and parents. The theme of the 2018 publication is Whole Child - the foundation of our school philosophyYou'll find inspirational stories such as Lenny Valjas; a mighty Gryphon who went on to taste World Cup glory and represent Canada at two Olympics in cross country skiing. Read about how a trio of Upper School students are taking the APP world by storm one coding sequence at a time while another spends her free time dabbling in artificial intelligence.  Viewpoint is known for its stunning photography and cutting-edge design.  We can't wait for you to see our latest edition. 

Previous publications are available online.

    

BVG student authors take part in Toronto's Word on the Street

Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Emaan Ali has always been passionate about fantasy books so when a doodle of a fictional character took shape on her worksheet, it wasn’t a surprise that Mrs. Smafpaf came to life. The grade 6 student wove a story of an old, magical woman who, not only is an expert gardener but also happens to be good at fixing people’s hearts. Her enchanting tale captured the top prize in the Ripple Foundation Kids Write 4 Kids contest. 

As it turns out, Emaan is not the first published author in the family. Her older sister Safaa won the same contest five years ago (in Gr 4) for her book Why Peacocks have Coloured Feathers.

Both Emaan (now in Gr 7) and Safaa (Gr 10) took part in  Toronto’s Word on the Street book festival on Sunday, September 23rd.  Prep School teachers Mr. Clark and Ms Iafrate dropped by to show their support.

Watch Safaa's reading here.       

 

Join us for Fall Fest and Fun Run 2018!

Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2018

Sunday, September 30th from 10 am - 3pm.

It's a BVG tradition to welcome Fall with a massive community celebration.

It all starts with our 3km FUN RUN at 10 am at the Lower School.

The festival begins at 10:45 am behind the Upper School by the turf and runs until 3 pm.

Join us for bouncy castles, BBQ, games, crafts, raffles, dance contests and so much more.

10am run start — 9:45 warm up activities

3km — walk or run, strollers welcome - the whole family is invited to participate! The 3 Km Fun Run & Walk starts at the Lower School Field (on Duncan Mill) and follows the Betty Sutherland Trail - Rain or Shine!

We are looking for used games/puzzles/children’s books/video games – including Wii games – and used sports equipment for our big “Sidewalk” Sale.

Used games can be dropped off at The Shops starting Monday, September 24, until Thursday, September 27.

Children’s books & games on Friday morning, September 28 during morning Parent Bench drop off at both the Lower and Prep School locations. (Please try to ensure that any games being donated are complete sets.)

Used sports equipment can be brought to the Turf on Saturday, September 29 between 12 and 4 pm and on Sunday morning, the day of Fall Fest, at 8:30 am.

Fall Fest is organized by the Bayview Glen Parent Association and is run by parents, staff and student volunteers for the benefit of the entire Bayview Glen community. Volunteers are still needed for the Run/Walk and for the Fair set up in the Turf Parking area.

For parent volunteering: pavolunteer@bayviewglen.ca

For student volunteering: pastudentrecruit@bayviewglen.ca

Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Fall Fest and the Fun Run!

Back to School Guide 2018/2019

Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Welcome  to the 2018/2019 School Year

The Admissions team has put together this comprehensive guide to help with back-to-school questions for the new year. It's loaded with info on school times, curriculum nights and so much more! Click on this link for an on-line version or stop by our reception desks at both campuses for a hard copy.

We're looking forward to seeing all our friends and families again on September 4, 2018!

Teachers shine in Art Crawl

Date: 
Friday, July 20, 2018

It’s often said art should be seen and enjoyed not tucked away in a studio. Toronto’s Gallery City certainly believes so. The local organization is running a summer showcase of over 35 artists across Eglington Avenue in street-side galleries.  Gallery City partnered with local non-profit art organizations to find unique contributions for the exhibition. Art work by two of our talented Lower School teachers was recommended for the show. Melissa Lende and Alexandra Iorgu will have their pieces featured in the Crosstown Art Crawl until September 3.

The Gallarycity.ca website has an interactive map and more detail about the event.

Melisa Lende

                         

 

Alexandra Iorgu

               

Leadership Club Inspires with Water First Initiative

Date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

          

This year, the Junior Leadership Club partnered with  Water First, a nonprofit organization that focusses on bringing clean water to communities within Ontario. Approximately two out of every five First Nations communities within the province have contaminated water. The students spent the spring learning about the importance of clean drinking water and lack of understanding around this issue. In an effort to raise more awareness, club members created and sold water droplet pendants for two dollars. Word spread quickly there was something special happening in the cafeteria!  Enthusiastic students gathered to pick their favourite craft while student leaders spoke about the importance of clean drinking water for all.

  

 

 

 

Annual Town Hall looks to the future

Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bayview Glen's Lower School will undergo a transformation that will unify our two campuses for generations to come. Our facilities committee updated the community on the latest developments in the Campus Master Plan at our annual Town Hall.  The goal of the build is to support excellence in learning and create the look and feel of one campus. The exterior of the renovated Lower School will match the outside of the Prep and Upper School  campus with a new entrance that will open onto Moatfield.  Duncan Mill will be closed to traffic. Other highlights of the new Lower School include:

*A new athletic complex to replace the bubble with an indoor pool and viewing area

*Refurbished interiors to enhance student learning

*New reception area

*New windows, heating and air conditioning

*Re-landscaping of exterior spaces

We are currently awaiting permits from the City of Toronto and a review of the construction tender process is underway.

Several members from the Board of Directors also made presentations on year-end financials, governance and risk management. The chair of the Advancement committee spoke about the importance of legacy and community as we move forward with our innovative plans.

 

 

 

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