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Speaker Series - Internet Safety expert Paul Davis

Date: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

"Unlike footprints on the sand that can be washed away by the ocean, a digital footprint can last for years."  Cyber security expert Paul Davis.

With more than 25 years of experience in the world of Information Technology, Paul Davis is our featured guest in January as part of our ongoing Speaker Series. He has spoken to more than 400,000 students in North America, along with the OPP, Department of Defense, Alberta RCMP and Canada Border Service. 

Paul spoke to our students about how to legally, safely and conscientiously navigate the internet and the ever-expanding field of social media. His presentations were so well received, we invited Paul back to speak with parents and alumni.

To register for the event before January 27th, please click here.

When:  Jan. 29th

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where:  J.T.M. Guest Theatre Moatfield Campus

Prep School Athlete Recognized for His Love of Sports

Date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

If you're looking for Grade 8 student Ryan Juurlink, if he isn't in class, chances are you'll find him on the turf or in the gym. Ryan plays on several athletic teams here at Bayview Glen including basketball, soccer, cross country, softball and track and field. He plays on a sport every season but it's basketball where he spends a great deal of his time.  He currently plays for the Canadian Basketball Academy and played two years with the Team Ontario Talent Identification and Development Program.

He was recently selected as a 2018 Team Under Armour Next Canada male youth athlete.  He recently had a unique experience participating in a photo shoot with the NHL's Drew Doughty.

Giving Tuesday Ignites a Discussion About Kindness

Date: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Celebrating all the unique ways to give of one's time, talent and acts of kindness were the focus of #givingtuesday at Bayview Glen. The students were asked a question to start the day. What are some of the ways we give to those in our community and to each other?  Students in the Lower School took their markers to a kindness wall and started a conversation. In the Prep and Upper Schools, it was also about conversation in mentor groups and highlighting the amazing giving around our annual Better Beginnings campaign helping those in need.

   

 

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.

BVG joins NEW Blue Schools intitative from the Toronto Zoo

Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Getting in on the ground floor, Bayview Glen has signed up for the Toronto Zoo's new environmental programme called Blue Schools. This exciting initiative has merged members of Young Round Square and the Prep School Green Team. (The environment is one of the six key pillars of Round Square) Both groups were in attendance for a special presentation by Melissa Bauch, a Blue Schools representative from the Toronto Zoo.

She highlighted the importance of greater awareness around water conservation and the need to think more carefully about our water usage. The students will work together throughout the year on plans for a full school water audit and recommendations for improved conservation on campus. The student group will be responsible for writing and presenting an action plan by April. The goal is to reach level one in the Blue School certification process. Stay tuned for more updates.

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.

    

Career Breakfast: So you want to be in media?

Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

"As soon as I started to be more authentic and true to myself, the brands started to come to me."  Ruby Benson - owner of Rags and Ruby - instagramer

 

Career hack; take risks, set goals and teach yourself new things.  That advice from our gracious Alumni who returned to speak to our students at the Fall Career Breakfast at Moatfield Campus.  Ruby Benson '09 and James Finlay '06 spoke to Prep and Upper School students and their parents about the Media and Entertainment industry. Ruby has worked in the world of fashion, marketing, photography and now instagram. Her entrepreneurial mind set has led her to a wildly successful career in the digital sphere. James Finlay began shooting short films while at Bayview Glen and imagined himself in the film industry.  He began his post-secondary journey in Global Affairs but his passion took him back to his first love - film.  He took an innovative programme at Centennial College and landed at a start-up called Juice Worldwide.  He's helped grow the company exponentially as the Director of Sales and Distribution. Both fielded questions from the audience and toured the new Moatfield campus after their presentations.

 

The next Career Breakfast on the Business industry takes place on Dec. 4, 2018 at 7:30 am.

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!

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