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Bell Times

8:25 AM - 2:45 PM

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Child Care

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Principal

Mark Degner - 905.628.8212 | Email

Superintendent

Jane Macpherson - 905.527.5092 x 2626 | E-mail Jane Macpherson

Trustee

Paul Tut - 905.515.2473 | E-mail Paul Tut

School Council Chairs

Majdi Qutob (Chair)

Brian Gauthier (Vice-Chair)

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 .
  • 0.5 FTE Reading Specialist to work directly with some students and to consult with teachers in the development of reading programs
  • 1.0 FTE Learning Resource Teacher (LRT) teaches Empower Reading to small groups of selected students. Also, LRT consults with and supports staff in teh development and implementation of Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for some students in the school who are Identified or who need access to a special education program in order to be successful.
  • Yorkview is a learning community and partners with colleges and universities to provide placements for student teachers, early childhood education workers, and nurses. These placements support professional development and afford students with new learning opportunities and additional supports.

Program Highlights

  • Student Learning Community
  • Focus on  Math, Literacy, and Student Well-Being
  • Strong emphasis on the Arts
  • cross country
  • track and field
  • chess tournament
  • Specific skill development in reading and math using evidence-based strategies
  • Staff work in collaborative teams using the Continuous Learning Improvement Process to improve student learning and identify professional development needs.
  • Home Reading Program
  • Character Education

Clubs

  • cross country
  • speed stacks
  • track and field
  • chess
  • Eco Club
  • 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
  • HWDSB Strings Program provides violin and cello  instruction to students (instruments are provided for students)
  • School Wide Chess Tournament
  • 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

Continuous Improvement Focus

The principal collaborates with the staff to development an annual school improvement plan. The plan addresses learning needs within the school in reading, math, and student well-being. It is shared with school council at each monthly meeting.

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.

Updated on Monday, November 12, 2018.
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