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Last updated on Friday, September 04, 2015.

Bell Times

8:25 AM - 2:45 PM

EQAO

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Child Care

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Principal

Mark Degner - 905.628.8212 | Email Mark Degner

Superintendent

Michael Prendergast - 905.527.5092 x 2626 | E-mail Michael Prendergast

Trustee

Greg Van Geffen - 289.339.6328 | E-mail Greg Van Geffen

School Council Chairs

Tricia Gibson and Jocelyn Strutt

Administrative Office Staff

Mrs. Linda Cochlin

Our School

Yorkview School is located in historic Dundas.  Our school was opened in 1954.

Vision Statement

To work in partnership with the Yorkview community to foster caring, responsible, life-long learners who are socially conscious, independent problem-solvers and productive citizens.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to partner with the community to provide a safe and supportive learning environment wherein each student will achieve his/her highest academic and social potential.  The Yorkview staff and school community at large will work together to create this safe, positive learning environment.

Belief Statement

We believe that all students have the right to an environment wherein they are afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential.  We believe that students have the right to a safe, supportive environment.  We believe that the education of children involves the community.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Parent Volunteers
  • Area of Focus is a Comprehensive Literacy program with guided reading, shared reading, read alouds, and independent reading .
  • LLI -special program for Grade One students
  • Empower Reading- Special Reading Program for Grade Two students

Program Highlights

  • Student Learning Community
  • Focus on  Math and Literacy
  • cross country
  • track and field
  • chess tournament
  • Developmental reading Assessment
  • EQAO – staff are working to ensure programming matchs EQAO standards,as well as HWDSB targets.  “Teacher Moderation”,a collaborative marking process, based on Ministry standards
  • Home Reading Program
  • Character Education

Clubs

  • cross country
  • speed stacks
  • track and field
  • chess
  • ukulele
  • Junior students are offered leadership opportunities through Lunchroom and Kindergarten helpers, Bus Patrol Program and Reading Buddies.

Before/During/After School Program or Activities

  • YMCA Before and After School Program
  • Ukelele
  • School Wide Chess Tournament
  • Mad Science
  • Bus  Patrollers
  • Track and Field
  • Grade 3 – 5 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
  • Grade 3 – 5 Beach Volleyball
  • Talent Show for All Grades

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

    • Student Learning Community
      • Junior students buddied with primary students
      • Meet once a week for character building activities
    • Book Room
      • Room houses levelled books for all grade levels
      • Teachers use these books during guided reading,shared or read-aloud times
      • School Council provides yearly funds to add new books
      • A Comprehensive Literacy Program
      •  Home Reading Programs

Environment Focus

    • Community police officer
    • Students support various charities throughout the year ie. Terry Fox Run, Food Bank
    • Spirit Days – organized by students
  • Bus Patrollers
    • Training  provided to Junior students by Police Department and CAA
  • Peanut and Nut Sensitive School
    • Notification in school newsletter telling families we have children with life threatening peanut and nut allergies.Information is given to students, staff, and parents regarding appropriate  foods they may bring to school
  • Parent Involvement
    • School Council meets monthly
    • Volunteers
    • Fundraising Activities

Parent & Community Involvement

Community

  • Dundas Lions Club
  • Dundas Valley School of Art
  • SPCA
  • Dundas Library
  • Burlington Junior League
  • Dundas Salvation Army

PARENT

Yorkview School offers many opportunities for parents to become involved,depending on time availability.  Opportunities include…

From the Home…

  • ensuring students attend school on a daily basis and are punctual
  • ensuring students are “ready to learn” – well rested, well nourished,organized with essential materials
  • reading the student agenda on a daily basis,responding as needed
  • reading to and with their child on a daily basis
  • providing a quiet space for completion of homework

At School

  • volunteering in the school
  • assisting with special events – trips, fun days,pizza days
  • attending School Council meetings

We appreciate the many parents who enhance our learning environment.  Please note that a current Police Check is needed for adults volunteering in the school.

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