The Final Countdown

It’s so close now!  As we get ready for our comfy PJ day tomorrow, we were hoping that a few parents would be able to volunteer to help make pancakes for our special brunch tomorrow.  You would need to be at the school by 11 to start flipping those pancakes.

Thank you!

4 More Sleeps!

It is an exciting week for our students as we enter the final countdown.  We will have a number of activities this week preparing for the season.  Your child has been hard at work crafting some beautiful surprises for you.  Please send 2 small gift bags/wrapping paper with your child by Wednesday so we can wrap these up to take home.

Class Party and Polar Express Afternoon – Friday Dec.23

It will be PJ day, so come wearing your comfiest jammies/clothes. We will be doing lots of fun crafts and activities on Friday morning and at lunch, the grade 1, 2 and 3 teachers will be cooking a pancake lunch for the kids. (Students may still bring a regular lunch and snacks.) Following our pancakes, students will be watching The Polar Express together in the gym and enjoying some hot chocolate with marshmallows and a candy cane.

We are looking for a kind parent(s) to donate some napkins, paper plates, utensils and cups. If you are able to help provide one of these items, we would greatly appreciate it. Please email me

Cribbage Party!

What a wonderful afternoon!  Our Grade 3s spent a fabulous 2 hours spending time with some very friendly volunteers. They all practiced their Math, enjoyed some good food and good times and were very gracious hosts. You can see the huge smiles on their faces in the pictures below.

A huge thank you to all the parents, grandparents and friends who joined us.  Teaching this many children the game of cribbage takes time and patience, and would be impossible without this many volunteers.

Some of our comments:

  • I can’t wait until I get to teach my mom and dad (Devi)
  • You taught us well, so I think that means you were the best player in the class (Brady)
  • I’d LOVE to play cribbage again and again with you! (Raynen)
  • Thank you for taking time off work.  You are AWESOME! (Camryn)
  • It was really fun playing cribbage (Logan)
  • Thank you, we couldn’t play crib without you! (Kira)
  • Mrs. Howarth was nice and kind (Josh)
  • It was funny I did not realize I did Math the whole afternoon (Hung)
  • I enjoyed when I learned to play crib (Wyatt)
  • I loved that stylish board, it was so groovy (Hannah)
  • Crib is my new favorite game now (Ayla)
  • Ting, ting.  That’s the sound of the pegs on the board. (Blake)
  • My favorite part was when we seen how many points we got (Avery)
  • Thank you for helping me when I got stuck (Jubilee)
  • If you have any stories about crib I want to hear them next time (Jordan)
  • I love crib! (Emma)
  • If you really like playing exciting  card games then you can buy a lot of cards and play crib all the hours of the shining sun! (Violeta)
  • I am wondering can you play crib with just the cards? (Shyann)

In addition to gaining fluency with our facts, we got some extra practice with skip counting as Mr. Peitsch gave us a quick lesson in auctioneering.  We were all impressed with his skills – check it out for yourself:

Now that we know the basics of cribbage, I know that all the students would enjoy playing more.  It’s a great way to spend some family time during the upcoming holiday!


Just a few quick reminders

  • We are hoping to play Cribbage on Thursday afternoon but are still in need of 3 volunteers to help and cribbage boards.  Please let me know if you or a family member are able to assist with a quick email to
  • Student Learning Conferences are tonight, Wednesday and Thursday.  Please sign up here
  • Given the shifts in weather, students will be outside whenever possible.  Please check that your child is dressed for the weather.  There have been a number of missing mitts!  Brrrr!
  • We are all excited about our candygram sales.  If you are able to watch the table for a half hour shift during Conferences, please sign up here Thanks so much to Mr. Wickstrom and Mrs. Bartley for their assistance!


In Grade 3, students spend the year thinking about quality of life in Canada and around the world.  To support this theme of global citizenship and allow us to participate in projects that improve our community, the Grade 3 classes are organizing a candygram project for Prescott Learning Centre. The money collected will be going to a charitable organization to be determined by the students.

During Student Learning Conferences next week, a table will be set up outside the Collaboration Centre to collect parent and student orders.  Orders will also be taken during over the lunch hour and recess.  For $1 you may order a candy cane with a special Christmas message attached.

We will need some assistance supervising the order table during interviews as all the teachers will be otherwise occupied.  If you are able to help us, please sign up on our schedule here.

We will be taking orders the week of Dec. 12 th – Dec. 16 th and then deliver the candygrams the last week of school.

If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to one of the Grade 3 teachers.

Thank you for your support of such a great project!

Pajama Party Tomorrow

We have finished reading the BFG and all of the grade 3-4 classes will be celebrating with a BFG party tomorrow – Friday Dec. 9.

Students may come to school in PJs and bring a stuffy, but we please ask no pillows or blankets. Those who may not want PJs can just come dressed in comfy clothes if they wish.

We will be watching the newly released BFG film and enjoying some Snozzcumbers ( mini cucumbers) and some Frobscottle (fizzy cream soda). Students may bring their own snacks to enjoy as well.


Due to water line repairs that need to occur after school today, we will post-pone our Student Learning Conferences until next week.

We will host our Student Learning Conferences, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Teachers will post their interview schedule on their classroom blogs later this evening with information on how to schedule your conference.

Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or the office with any questions.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.


IMPORTANT – Student Learning Conferences CANCELLED Tonight

Dear Parents,

Due to a building deficiency, we are unable to host Student Learning Conferences tonight. We will provide further details as they become available.

Please stay tuned for more information.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

Please email me at to let me know you received this message if your conference is tonight, as I will be contacting parents.

Thank you!

Student Learning Conferences Tonight and Tomorrow!

We are excited for our Student Learning Conferences tonight and tomorrow, and your child has been working hard to share a number of things with you.Please ensure you have signed up by going here, sign in and click on the 3:45 time for either Dec. 7th or Dec. 8th. Once you have done this, you will be able to select your child’s teacher and choose a time. Your children are so excited for the opportunity to share and show what they are learning.
*If you need an alternate time, please contact your child’s teacher via email so alternate arrangements can be made.
Also, a reminder that student report cards were shared earlier this week.  Prescott Learning Centre is embracing Electronic Report Cards!  In order to be good stewards of our resources and to reduce our environmental impact, we are inviting all parents to access their children’s report cards via the Parent Portal through PowerSchool on Monday, December 5th, 2016 after 4:30 pm.

*Important: If you have not created your PowerSchool account yet please follow these instructions.  Please contact the school office if you need the access codes.

If you require a printed report card, please contact the school office.