November 30, 2017 

Dear Parents and Guardians of Broadview Public School,

Hurray! The last day of November is upon us and we are facing three busy weeks of December. I have a few updates for you - please know how appreciative I am that you take the time to read these messages!

Broadview Snowsuit Donations

Thank you to our amazing community for sharing clothing for those children in need. Our school is generously supporting York Street Public School this year as well. Many thanks to everyone who shared.

OCDSB Speaker Series - TONIGHT

November 30, 2017 — Dr. Susan Hopkins of The MEHRIT Centre
Parents will be introduced to Self-Regulation, a powerful method for understanding and responding to their children's (and their own) stress, energy, and tension.

Sir Robert Borden High School
131 Greenbank Road
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy these free information sessions - sponsored by the District's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and supported through grant funding from the Ministry of Education.

Parking Lot

Finally, we have signage in our parking lot!!  Thank you for your patience with this. Please be mindful of the following parking lot guidelines:

  • Our parking lot has a single entrance and a single exit. The entrance is between the Tower building and Nepean High School and the exit is at Avondale. There is no entry to our parking lot from the Avondale/Broadview intersection. This decision was made in consultation with our school council to ensure safety of our children.

  • The parking lot is reserved for staff between 8:30 and 4:30 - please park your vehicles on a side street, respecting the local parking rules as posted.

  • The drop off loop in the parking lot is reserved for OSTA vehicles (School Vans).

  • Parents/Guardians may not drop children off in the parking lot

I’ve been hearing quite a bit from parents and guardians about inappropriate use of the lot. The concern is obviously for the safety of children arriving at and leaving our school. At the end of the day, all I can do is trust that our community will respect these guidelines because it’s the safe thing to do for our children. I’ve spoken to many in our parking lot about safety for our kids. I thank you for being respectful, kind and understanding. I’ve also spoken with several grandparents who don’t have the benefit of receiving these messages. Please pass this info along to grandparents so they can avoid a conversation with me in the parking lot!

Construction Updates

Mr. Joe and I spent 3 hours today walking the school and grounds with the contractor. Deficiencies were noted and plans put in place to put finishing touches on the building. Our bike racks arrived today and were anchored to the ground. Paving is complete and most of the landscaping is done. Our school council is looking to support the addition of exterior furniture for students to use while on break. This is a long term project that will require some fundraising, and certainly very exciting for our students.

Holiday Concerts and Celebrations

At Broadview Public School, all faiths and walks of life are appreciated and celebrated. As we move into December, students who celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa will be encouraged to share their family’s traditions with their school friends if they are interested in doing so. We are looking forward to fun learning activities as well as a few concerts and the Snow Ball for intermediate students on December 15. Details will be following.  Should your family have any concerns about participation, please feel free to share these with your homeroom teacher or myself.

Red Cross Babysitting Course (a message from the community)

Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course
Tues Jan 2, 2018,

Real Canadian Superstore Westboro
8:30 - 4:30

Promo Code: HHFIRSTAID to be shared in the schools to save 10%

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact:

Jordan Turcotte, Director of Training
Helping Hands First Aid Training


Dennis Paré

Principal - Broadview Public School

Upcoming Events - these events can be found on the school calendar. Consider adding our school’s Google calendar to your own as it will be the most up to date source of information about Broadview events:

Tuesday, December 12: School Council
Thursday, December 14, Friday, December 15: Immunizations

Friday, December 15: Snow Ball (evening school dance for intermediate students)

Friday, December 22: Last Day of School before Winter Break (yay!) / PJ Spirit Day

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