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In partnership with singer-songwriter Mae Janelle, the Glimpse team has written a book which they are selling with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Operation Smile Canada. At their book launch assembly, they accepted a special THANK YOU from Mark Climie, CEO of OPERATION SMILE CANADA.

Our book is being sold on the Smile Shop at the following link:



With her song, SMILE, singer-songwriter Mae Janelle's rich and melodic voice delivers a promise of hope and positivity in times that can often threaten to smother one's light and erase one's smile. The GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF A CHILD team will share her message with our community via a book that they are writing. The book will be available for purchase in the spring. 100% of the proceeds will be donated towards helping needy children obtain access to cleft palate surgeries via OPERATION SMILE CANADA. More details to follow.

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Charity Link:

Charity Link - Operation Smile Canada




In April, during the library program, the Grade 3 classes listened to books written and illustrated by Barbara Reid and watched her website showing how she creates her plasticine illustrations using different techniques.  During their art classes, the students then had the opportunity to use plasticine to create a seasonal tree based on the book,  Picture a Tree, by Barbara Reid.

Their art work was displayed in the library.





The Multi-Year Strategic Plan  

Parkfield JS 5 Day Calendar

Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum 


What’s a GLIMPSE? 

Turning to a dictionary, we know that a “glimpse” is a momentary or partial view.  A “glimpse” is also defined as to see or perceive briefly or partially.  What we will share here are “GLIMPSES” into the life of a child from that child’s perspective.  They are short and simple, but yet authentic and of great value.  They highlight and celebrate diversity between and within families, cultures, and communities.  They showcase interests, skills, goals, and opinions.  They are created by kids and for kids.  They are a platform for kids to reflect and express themselves.  They are evidence that kids have a voice that could and should be heard.  In short, “glimpses” allow kids to learn from kids via partnerships of reflection and expression.   We hope you enjoy them because there is joy and wonder everywhere when you see the world from the eyes of a child (Mr. Aguiar). 

A further explanation can be found here:

If you haven't heard by now, we launched our YouTube channel on October 3rd.  It's called GLIMPSE INTO THE LIFE OF A CHILD.  You can get to the channel by using this link:

We were notified this week that we reached our 38 000 total view milestone!  Awesome!


Article: Glimpse into the Life of Young People By Rob Aguiar