Parents

School Advisory Council

Parents and guardians want the best education for their children. Our goal is to provide your family with a positive learning environment, with a variety of programs and services that promote outstanding student achievement.

 

Parents and guardians are children's first and life-long teachers. We value the partnership between home and school and know that parental involvement is the key to success in school. You can be involved by helping your child with homework, volunteering in our school, or joining our school council. By welcoming you and providing opportunities for you to be involved, we can work together to ensure that our students receive the very best education.

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Mountview School Advisory Council (SAC) News

Upcoming Dates

  • Mountview Virtual Open HouseNow on our website
  • SAC Meeting – Tuesday February 9, 7pm (via zoom)

Mountview Open House – Now on our website

Our annual Open House will be delivered in a virtual format this year. It includes a series of short videos about the school uploaded to our School Advisory Council website

If you know of anyone who is considering applying to Mountview for 2021/22, please direct them to our website.  Prospective families are welcome to contact school administration for further information about Mountview and the application process.  Application forms are available from the TDSB Mountview Alternative website.

Applications are being accepted until 4pm on Friday February 12.

Next SAC Meeting – Tuesday February 9, 7pm

The next SAC meeting is on Tuesday February 9 at 7pm.  The Zoom link and Meeting Agenda will be distributed by email closer to the meeting date.

We encourage all interested parents and caregivers to attend School Advisory Council Meetings.  It is a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in our school, Ward 7 and TDSB.  Anyone can attend, you don’t need to be a voting member of Parent Council.  All meetings are being held virtually at the moment due to COVID. 

Mountview SAC Website – Please sign up

The Mountview School Advisory Council now has its own website.  Please note, this website is separate to the school’s tdsb website and is maintained by SAC as an information resource for Mountview parents and caregivers.

https://www.mountviewalternativecouncil.com/

For safety reasons, you will require a login to access the website content.  We encourage all parents and caregivers to please register for a login, so you can keep up to date with SAC news and events.

Once you are logged in, you will see the site has a class noticeboard set up for each grade.  The class noticeboards are not an official communication channel with the school or your classroom teacher – rather they are a way for families to stay connected during COVID and share ideas and conversations (teachers and school administration are also most welcome to join!)  Please ensure conversations are kept kind and respectful and no personal/sensitive information is shared via this platform. 

Instructions to register for website access are as follows:

  • Go to https://www.mountviewalternativecouncil.com/
  • Click log in button at the top right of the screen
  • Click sign up (written in green next to New to this site?)
  • Click sign up with email at bottom of the page
  • Enter your email address and your chosen password (Note: you get to set your own password at this point)
  • This sends your sign up request to Council
  • For safety and security purposes, Council will email you back to verify that you’re part of the Mountview school community (you will be asked to please provide your child’s name, grade and their classroom teacher’s name). Please allow a day for this email.
  • Council will then approve your request and you will receive email confirmation that you’re good to go!
  • If you have any issues, please email mountviewalternative.secretary@gmail.com

The website is new (and we are learning as we go), so please bear with us as we get everyone set up.

Questions and Comments

For any SAC related queries or comments, please get in touch via the email addresses below.  We welcome feedback and encourage everyone’s involvement in developing our school community.

SAC Co-chairs (Diana Grimaldos and Theresa Casarin): mountviewco.chairs@gmail.com

Treasurer (Kevin Judge): mountviewalternativetreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary (Lauren Rowe): mountviewalternative.secretary@gmail.com

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Mountview School Advisory Council (SAC) News

https://www.mountviewalternativecouncil.com

Upcoming Dates

  • Equity and Social Justice Seminar – Thursday January 28 (see below to register)
  • Mountview Virtual Open House – Friday January 29 (more details to follow)
  • SAC Meeting – Tuesday February 9, 7pm (via zoom)

Equity and Social Justice Seminar

Bowmore's Social Justice and Equity Committee invites you to join us for our upcoming webinar: It's Bigger than Hip-Hop!

Join Hip-Hop scholar Dr. Francesca D'Amico-Cuthbert and Hip-Hop artist and educator Marcus Singleton as they discuss the cultural, educational, and commercial impact that Hip-Hop culture has on these institutions. We will also give a brief history of Hip-Hop and how it transformed from a culture to a commercialized commodity. We will also discuss the importance of utilizing Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy within school and classroom settings in order to better understand social identities in context, youth culture, and racialized specialties.

Register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_YT32mkrAQSWyhb08APoBBg

Mountview Open House – Friday January 29

Our annual Open House will be delivered in a virtual format this year on Friday January 29.  We are still working on the details, but it is likely to be a short video about the school uploaded to the Mountview tdsb website and our School Advisory Council website home page on January 29. 

If you know of anyone who is considering applying to Mountview in February, please share the Open House details with them.  Prospective families are welcome to contact school administration for further information about applying to Mountview and the virtual open house event.

Next SAC Meeting – Tuesday February 9, 7pm

The next SAC meeting is on Tuesday February 9 at 7pm.  The Zoom link and Meeting Agenda will be distributed by email closer to the meeting date.

We encourage all interested parents and caregivers to attend School Advisory Council Meetings.  It is a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in our school, Ward 7 and TDSB.  Anyone can attend, you don’t need to be a voting member of Parent Council.  All meetings are being held virtually at the moment due to COVID. 

Mountview SAC Website

The Mountview School Advisory Council now has its own website.  Please note, this website is separate to the school’s tdsb website and is maintained by SAC as an information resource for Mountview parents and caregivers.

https://www.mountviewalternativecouncil.com/

For safety reasons, you will require a login to access the website content.  We encourage all parents and caregivers to please register for a login, so you can keep up to date with SAC news and events.

Once you are logged in, you will see the site has a class noticeboard set up for each grade.  The class noticeboards are not an official communication channel with the school or your classroom teacher – rather they are a way for families to stay connected during COVID and share ideas and conversations (teachers and school administration are also most welcome to join!)  Please ensure conversations are kept kind and respectful and no personal/sensitive information is shared via this platform. 

Instructions to register for website access are as follows:

  • Go to https://www.mountviewalternativecouncil.com/
  • Click log in button at the top right of the screen
  • Click sign up (written in green next to New to this site?)
  • Click sign up with email at bottom of the page
  • Enter your email address and your chosen password (Note: you get to set your own password at this point)
  • This sends your sign up request to Council
  • For safety and security purposes, Council will email you back to verify that you’re part of the Mountview school community (you will be asked to please provide your child’s name, grade and their classroom teacher’s name). Please allow a day for this email.
  • Council will then approve your request and you will receive email confirmation that you’re good to go!
  • If you have any issues, please email mountviewalternative.secretary@gmail.com

The website is new (and we are learning as we go), so please bear with us as we get everyone set up.

Questions and Comments

For any SAC related queries or comments, please get in touch via the email addresses below.  We welcome feedback and encourage everyone’s involvement in developing our school community.

SAC Co-chairs (Diana Grimaldos and Theresa Casarin): mountviewco.chairs@gmail.com

Treasurer (Kevin Judge): mountviewalternativetreasurer@gmail.com

 

Secretary (Lauren Rowe): mountviewalternative.secretary@gmail.com

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Mountview School Advisory Council (SAC) News

Upcoming Dates

  • Mountview Virtual Open House – Friday January 29 (more details to follow)
  • SAC Meeting – Tuesday February 9, 7pm (via zoom)

Next SAC Meeting – Tuesday February 9, 7pm

The SAC meeting scheduled for January 12 was cancelled.  We apologise for not communicating this prior to the meeting time.  The February meeting will be going ahead as planned on Tuesday February 9 at 7pm.

We encourage all interested parents and caregivers to attend School Advisory Council Meetings.  It is a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening in our school, Ward 7 and TDSB.  Anyone can attend, you don’t need to be a voting member of Parent Council.  All meetings are being held virtually at the moment due to COVID. 

The Zoom link and Meeting Agenda will be distributed closer to the meeting date.

Mountview Open House – Friday January 29

Our annual Open House will be delivered in a virtual format this year on Friday January 29.  We are still working on the details, but it is likely to be a short video about the school uploaded to the Mountview tdsb website and our School Advisory Council website home page on January 29. 

If you know of anyone who is considering applying to Mountview in February, please share the Open House details with them.  Prospective families are welcome to contact school administration for further information about applying to Mountview and the virtual open house event.

Mountview SAC Website

The Mountview School Advisory Council now has its own website.  Please note, this website is separate to the school’s tdsb website and is maintained by SAC as an information resource for Mountview parents and caregivers.

https://www.mountviewalternativecouncil.com/

For safety reasons, you will require a login to access the website content.  We encourage all parents and caregivers to please register for a login, so you can keep up to date with SAC news and events.

Once you are logged in, you will see the site has a class noticeboard set up for each grade.  The class noticeboards are not an official communication channel with the school or your classroom teacher – rather they are a way for families to stay connected during COVID and share ideas and conversations (teachers and school administration are also most welcome to join!)  Please ensure conversations are kept kind and respectful and no personal/sensitive information is shared via this platform. 

Instructions to register for website access are as follows:

  • Go to https://www.mountviewalternativecouncil.com/
  • Click log in button at the top right of the screen
  • Click sign up (written in green next to New to this site?)
  • Click sign up with email at bottom of the page
  • Enter your email address and your chosen password (Note: you get to set your own password at this point)
  • This sends your sign up request to Council
  • For safety and security purposes, Council will email you back to verify that you’re part of the Mountview school community (you will be asked to please provide your child’s name, grade and their classroom teacher’s name). Please allow a day for this email.
  • Council will then approve your request and you will receive email confirmation that you’re good to go!
  • If you have any issues, please email mountviewalternative.secretary@gmail.com

The website is new (and we are learning as we go), so please bear with us as we get everyone set up.

Questions and Comments

For any SAC related queries or comments, please get in touch via the email addresses below.  We welcome feedback and encourage everyone’s involvement in developing our school community.

SAC Co-chairs (Diana Grimaldos and Theresa Casarin): mountviewco.chairs@gmail.com

Treasurer (Kevin Judge): mountviewalternativetreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary (Lauren Rowe): mountviewalternative.secretary@gmail.com__________________________________________________________________________________

Mountview School Advisory Council (SAC) News: December 2, 2020

Upcoming Dates

  • RCI Virtual Open House for Grade 8’s – Tonight, 6pm
  • Bowmore School Council Webinar: Talking to Children About Gender and Sexual Diversity – Tonight, 6:30pm
  • Mountview Holiday Mix & Mingle Virtual Event – Wednesday December 9, 7pm (via zoom)
  • SAC Meeting – Tuesday January 12, 7pm (via zoom)

Government of Ontario COVID 19 Support Payment for Parents/Caregivers

The Government of Ontario is offering one-time funding for parents to help offset costs during the 2020-2021 school year. Eligible parents or guardians will receive a one-time payment of:

  • $200 for each child up to age 12
  • $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs

You are eligible to apply if you are a resident of Ontario and a parent or guardian to a child:

  • up to age 12
  • up to age 21 if they have special needs

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021.

Please visit the Government of Ontario website for further information - https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-students-and-parents

Scholastic Reading Club Book Orders

Just in time for the holidays – the latest Scholastic Reading Club flyer is available. 

If you are interested in ordering books from scholastic.ca and use your class code, we can get “rewards” for the classroom.  They will now ship directly to your home for orders over $35 and use the class code for free shipping.

Here a link to the flyer:

https://editions.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?i=683597&p=1&pp=1&view=issueViewer

Class Code: RC202310

SAC Committees – We need more volunteers!

If you are able, we need a few more parent/caregiver volunteers for the following committees:

  • Eco Schools Committee - The Eco Schools Committee will promote a meaningful path towards improving the environmental footprint of a school, a change which inevitably leads to a more sustainable, less costly and more responsible school environment by creating activities that lead environmental change.
  • Community Engagement Committee – The Community Engagement Committee will seek and manage opportunities to build an inclusive and engaged school community through events, supporting local charities etc.
  • Virtual School Liaison – The Virtual School Liaison’s role is to help promote ways to maintain a sense of connection between virtual and in-person students and families within Mountview this year. 

For further information about the committees or to register your interest, please get in touch with Theresa and Diana (SAC Co-Chairs) at mountviewco.chairs@gmail.com

RCI Virtual Open House

Runnymede Collegiate Institute is hosting their Virtual Open House for Grade 8 students at 6pm tonight.

The Gr. 8-9 Transition is an exciting and important stage of life filled with exploration, planning, opportunities and decision making.

To attend the RCI Open House please visit: https://sites.google.com/tdsb.on.ca/rci-virtual-open-house/home

Questions and Comments

For any SAC related queries or comments, please get in touch via the email addresses below.  We welcome feedback and encourage everyone’s involvement in developing our school community.

SAC Co-chairs (Diana Grimaldos and Theresa Casarin): mountivewco.chairs@gmail.com

Treasurer (Kevin Judge): mountviewalternativetreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary (Lauren Rowe): mountviewalternative.secretary@gmail.com

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Mountview School Advisory Council News: November

Upcoming Dates

 

●        School Advisory Council AGM – Tuesday December 1, 7pm (via zoom)

●        Bowmore School Council Webinar: Talking to Children About Gender and Sexual Diversity – Wednesday December 2, 6:30pm (Open to all schools)

●        Mountview Holiday Mix & Mingle Virtual Event – Wednesday December 9 (via zoom)

Virtual Welcome/Social Event Postponed to Wednesday December 9

Please note that we have had to postpone the Virtual Welcome/Social event planned for tonight due to a conflict with the TDSB Ward 7 Meeting.  We apologise for the short notice. 

We will be hosting a virtual Holiday Mix & Mingle on Wednesday December 9 instead.  This will be a fun family event held over zoom to welcome new families to Mountview and provide everyone with an opportunity to catch up socially (without masks!).  All are welcome to attend.

More information and the zoom link will be provided soon.

School Advisory Council Meeting Dates for 2020/21

Please note the following dates for School Advisory Council Meetings.  

       Tuesday, December 1, 7pm

       Tuesday, January 12, 7pm (TBD)

       Tuesday, February 9, 7pm

       Tuesday, March 9, 7pm

       Tuesday, April 13, 7pm

       Tuesday, May 11, 7pm

       Tuesday, June 8, 7pm

We encourage all interested parents and caregivers to attend School Advisory Council Meetings.  It’s a great way to keep up to date and get involved with what’s happening at our school, Ward 7 and in the TDSB. 

Anyone can attend, you don’t need to be a voting member of Parent Council. 

All meetings are being held virtually at the moment due to COVID. 

A zoom link and Meeting Agenda will be circulated to parents/caregivers by email prior to each meeting. 

 

Theresa Casarin & Diana Grimaldos