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Important dates for Jan / Feb :

Zap! In school presentation on electrical safety from Fortis,Tuesday Jan. 16th.

Parkland Play – Jan 22 – skating & field

Play Parkland: Feb 5 –  swimming and Aerials.

Telus World of Science: Feb 15th – please send a container for electrical projects before (small lidded pencil boxes are perfect).  We would love some volunteers to help with chemistry and electric car building, please contact Mrs. Brownlee at if you are able to help out.  It is a full day with student’s bringing their lunches with them.


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Christmas Concert Information

Mrs. Gottenbos has begun Christmas Concert preparations and wanted to give parents some advance warning regarding their costumes for that day.
The grade 4-6 Christmas Concert will be on Thursday, December 21.  The Theme is “Christmas at the OK Corral” and all students are asked to please wear “old west, country” clothing.  This would include things like jeans, plaid shirts, button up shirts, bonnets & aprons, long simple dresses, bandanas, cowboy hats, cowboy boots.  You do not need to have all those items, but consider which things you might have or could borrow to add to the evening.
Grade 5’s are asked to wear RED or PINK shirts.
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Remembrance Day Ceremony


As a school we will come together to show respect for our service members with a Remembrance Day Ceremony.  If you would like to have your child place a poppy on a wreath in Remembrance please fill in the attached form.  All community members are welcome to attend on the 9th.

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Parent Teacher Interviews


The link here connects you to how to make parent teacher interviews.  I will be available the Wednesday night for extended hours as I have a university class on the Tuesday evening.  If you can not make Wednesday or there are not enough times, please contact me and we will make arrangements for another evening or morning.

Parent Teacher Interviews

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Field Trip &erry Fox Run


City Slickers Trip – Friday, September 22.  We go rain or shine.  Please send a bag lunch, appropriate close toes shoes, long pants and warm clothing as needed.  We are outside all day, and near animals and farm equipment.  Please discuss listening to the adults in charge and following safety guidelines.  Thank-you to the 5 super volunteers who are joining us for the day! We leave promptly at 8:30.

Leadership is selling shirts for the Terry Fox Run this year.  Watch for information to come home tomorrow (Spet. 19) after our kick off.

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Welcome Back!


If you are a parent from past years or one of our new members – Welcome back to school!  Feel free to unsubscribe if you no longer need this subscription, but you are welcome to continue enjoying our classroom events.

Heads up information (paper copy to follow)

Wednesday, September 13th – Mustang Kickoff – 5 – 7 pm  BBQ and Music.  Hotdogs are 2$, drinks are 1$.  After a bite to eat, teachers will in their classrooms to meet families.  There are some new activities planned for grade 5, changes to improve how we do our learning so drop by to check out what we are working on this year!

FRIDAY September 22 – All day City Slickers farm and agriculture trip.  More information will be coming home with permission and cost break down. All grade 4 & 5 classes will be attending that day.

Field Trips –  Information with permission requests, costs and the planned dates will come home next week.  We will also start the discussion shortly regarding the traditional grade five camp which occurs in June.  The trip’s cost is significant and it is important that parents have a voice in the decision to continue with camp experience.  Fundraising will be a discussion, if parents are interested in taking on the possibility raising money towards the trip.

I can be contacted at  or via voice mail by calling the school at 780-963-3535.  I do get the voice mail at the end of the day, and email try to get to at lunch time.

If you have any questions please do no hesitate to ask. It was a great start today with a fantastic, energetic group.  Looking forward to meeting all of you soon!

Mrs. Brownlee

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Last Week of School Events


Tuesday June 27 – Fun Day in the afternoon – our students are creating an obstacle course for the other students.  A group of students have offered to assist Kindergarten students through the activities and a group would like to participate in the other activities. Thank-you to our parent helpers, we’ll be busy keeping the kids going through our student created obstacle course!

Thursday June 29th – LAST DAY.  To celebrate Canada’s 150th and the end of school we are going to have a hallway birthday party (Grades 4 & 5.) For lunch we are having a pot luck – all students are encouraged to bring an item of food to share and par-take.  Red and White clothing and patrioit wear is strongly encouraged! NS-02463 - Proud to be Canadian and FREECreative Commons License Dennis Jarvis via Compfight

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WOW! What a Trip!


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Final Notes for Camp


Final Camp Information June 20-22, 2017

  1. Drop off time is 8:15 – 8:30 in the hall parking lot

Pick –up is 2:45 – 3:00 pm in the hall parking lot

  1. Medication – if your child requires medication administered please fill in the form linked here, unless there is a copy already available at the school, let the classroom teacher the form is available.  All medication will be administered by a registered nurse according to the prescription on the bottle or container. Please send in an original container with the child’s name clearly indicated. Tylenol, Advil and other over the counter medications will be given according to the WRITTEN parent instructions, with the accompanying PSD 70 medication agreement.
  2. Packing lists, students brought extra lists home last week as needed and the link to the gear list is here. Campers are reminded that gear that goes into garbage bags to camp rarely makes it to camp in one piece or dry.  Please don’t forget sunscreen, hats, raincoat and bug spray the weather is looking like it will be pretty variable!

Please contact myself at if you have any questions or on the Remind app, I will be checking email frequently until we leave, then enjoying our time outside!


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Wetlands Adventure!


Fantastic trip on Friday!  Thank-you to our parent helpers, for all your support.  The weather held out and we explored everything from plant identification, understanding our watershed, aquatic life identification and fish dissection.  Our trip on Wednesday morning to the Poole Boardwalk will be interesting to see another type of wetland with Ducks Unlimited.

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