Buttonville P.S. is named after John Button, a landowner of some 300 acres in 1808. Major Button was a supporter of law and order, who demonstrated his loyalty by leading the Markham Dragoons in the War of 1812.
His leadership in both the community and the cavalry earned him the honour of having his family name remembered in the name of Buttonville.
Our school colours are black and red, and our mascot is the Bulldog. Our school motto is: "Learning and Growing Together".
Buttonville P.S. was officially opened in September 1991.
A child care centre, Buttonville Child Care, owned and operated by Upper Canada Child Care is located at Buttonville P.S. Buttonville Public School also works in partnership with nearby Chapel Place Day Care.
Buttonville P.S. supports student learning through the curriculum standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education and through many co-curricular activities.
- promotes a safe and supportive learning environment through its support and compliance with the Board's Safe Schools Policy and Procedures, Equity Policy and the Character Matters! Initiative;
- provides Special Education programs;
- encourages field trips as an integrated part of the curriculum; and
- offers students a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
We are also very proud to offer the following programs to our students:
- Anti-Bullying programs
- Guest speakers and workshops
- Ongoing and informal social skills counseling
- Progressive Discipline model
- Student Council
- VIP program
- Positive Climates for Learning Team
- Junior Achievement Program
Safe and Supportive Schools/Character Education/Equity Education
Every student has the right to learn in a safe and supportive environment. The York Region District School Board has a Safe, Caring and Supportive Schools policy with defined procedures to implement this important policy. Both the policy and the procedures support the view that student discipline involves a continuum of support including prevention, intervention and appropriate consequences. Buttonville P.S. has its own Code of Behaviour that outlines expected behaviour for students and staff, inappropriate behaviour and consequences for inappropriate behaviour. Our Code of Behaviour is consistent with the policy and procedures defined by the Board. The school also supports and complies with the Board's Equity and Inclusivity Policy to provide equal educational opportunities for all.
Buttonville P.S. participates in the Character Matters! program developed by the York Region District School Board by using:
- Good News Assemblies
- Character Matters Certificates
- Morning Announcements
- Classroom Posters
- Large posters in the office area and hallways
- Painted Murals throughout the school