|May Newsletter||http://por.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/65||May Newsletter||<p>Here is a link to our May Newsletter. Our newsletter is a great way to see all of the amazing things that are happening at ur school! <a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/may2017.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />may2017.pdf</a></p>|
|Bake Sale Donations Needed!||http://por.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/64||Bake Sale Donations Needed!||<p>Our School BBQ will include a fundraising
Loonie Bake Sale and we need your help!
If you can donate cookies, cupcakes, candy, etc.
please send an email to <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Bake%20Sale%20Donation%20Request%20Flyer%20BBQ%20(1).pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Bake Sale Donation Request Flyer BBQ (1).pdf</a></p>|
|School Council Meeting||http://por.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/57||School Council Meeting||<p>Portage View School Council will meet again on Monday, May 1st at 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. Come and hear about all of the great things happening at our school. Minutes from the last meeting are posted under the Parent tab on our website <a href="/parents/school-council">http://por.scdsb.on.ca/parents/school-council</a> </p>|
|PAWS to Celebrate||http://por.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/56||PAWS to Celebrate||<p>Our PAWS to Celebrate assembly and pack meetings will take place on Wednesday, May 17th. Students are invited to get "pizzazzie" in their den colours. </p>|
|Volunteers needed||http://por.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/34||Volunteers needed||<p>We are looking for volunteers to help with special lunch days and the breakfast club. Please contact Mr. Prouty in the office if you can help us. Without the volunteers, we are unable to offer these programs.</p>|
|Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians||http://por.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/71||Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians||<div>Recently there has been significant media coverage of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional account of one teen’s suicide and the factors leading to it. <br><br>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has advised staff that they are not to use the series as a teaching tool. This decision is based upon the advice of mental health professionals from across the province, who have stated that the material is graphic and potentially triggering for vulnerable young people. While the themes in this series may not pose a risk or potential harm to most students, for those struggling with mental health issues and/or suicide ideation, this series includes graphic content, glamourizes suicidal behaviours and portrays helpers (school guidance counsellors) in a negative way. <br><br>We recognize that your children may watch the series on their own. If they do, we encourage you to talk with them about their thoughts and feelings. The SCDSB has supports in place for students and staff, and there are many community resources you can access as well. More information and contact details are available on the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Safe-and-Healthy-Schools/Pages/Mental-Health.aspx">SCDSB website</a>. <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators">information regarding the series</a>. You may also find this helpful in discussions with your children about suicide and mental health. <br><br>If you have questions or concerns please contact your principal.</div><div><br></div>|
|Chapter's FUNdraiser||http://por.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/62||Chapter's FUNdraiser||<p>Wednesday April 12th PVPS had a very sucessful fundraiser at Chapters. Thank you to the students, parents and staff who supported this event! 20% of the purchases made that night will be
donated directly back to Portage View! </p>|