School Council Meeting & Blanket Exercise Tonight

Dear Parents,
This is just a reminder that tonight at Prescott Learning Centre, some of our grade 7 students will be leading a Blanket Exercise for parents @ 6:30pm in our Drama Room. Click here for more information.
Our School Council Meeting will start at 7:40pm tonight in our Collaboration Centre after the Blanket Exercise. Please click here to view the agenda.
We hope to see you there!

World Read Aloud Day & Pajama Day February 16

Thursday, February 16 is World Read Aloud Day, a special day that marks the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.

A number of activities will be taking place at Prescott to celebrate.  There will be special guests reading to each class, some in person and some via videoconference.  Students will be sharing some of their favourite books with their classmates and buddies.

Everybody loves getting comfy with a good book, so Thursday will be Pajama Day! We will be creating forts to enjoy some special reading time to end our day with.  Students are welcome to bring a small pillow, a flashlight and light blankets/sheets to build their fort with.

 

Valentines Day

Watching this movie, Honk If You Love Someone is sure to bring a smile to your face.  We know that it made our students smile!  Seeing how these small actions brought positivity to others inspired Millgrove students to do their own Honk for Kindness. Check it out here http://www.psdblogs.ca/184/2013/02/27/day-107-josh-and-zack-students-millgrove-school/

Rather than just being Youtube consumers, our students want to make a difference! They are excited to create signs and work collaboratively to help our community feel good and come together.  

On Tuesday, February 14 we will celebrate Valentine’s Day in several ways:

  • Students are encouraged to wear their favorite red/pink clothing.
  • We will be passing out valentines earlier in the day. Students know that they can use our Class Blog roll on the right side of our blog to check that they have included everyone in the class.  
  • To add some sweetness to our day, we will enjoy some yummy ice cream sundaes.  I will supply ice cream, bowls and spoons.  If you are able to contribute some sundae toppings (fruit, sauces, sprinkles, etc.) they would be greatly appreciated. It would be a good idea to send an extra drink or juice box in your child’s lunch that day as well.
  • Grade 3 and 4 classes will head out at approximately 2:00 pm and walk over to Jubilee Park.  We will be waving our signs from the sidewalk west of the Park entrance. We would love to see you drive by!

 

Power of Ten Tonight

I am so excited that Prescott is offering a ‘Power of Ten’ Parent Night with Trevor Calkins!  I have had several opportunities in the past to work with Trevor Calkins, and no that any parents who can make it tonight will not be disappointed.  You’ll leave thinking about Math in a whole new way, and much more equipped to help your child. We’d love to see you there.

When: Monday, February 6, 2017

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Prescott Learning Centre – Collaboration Centre

Who: All Parents K-8 are encouraged to come and learn strategies to help your children develop number sense in Math.

What: This workshop will focus on recent brain research:

 Why do students still need to know their basic facts?

 What, if anything is different now than it was when most parents went to school?

 Why are some of the methods for teaching basic facts and multidigit operations

changing (+, –, x, ÷)?

 Are there any new ideas in learning how to do ‘long division’?

 How can parents help at home (the three BIG ideas)?

 What is the role of praise in developing mathematical ability?

 How do games help?

 What does this new word ‘subitize’ mean and why should I care?

Please RSVP to prescott@psd70.ab.ca if you are able to attend…We would LOVE to See you there!

Grade 3’s Showcased at Parent Council Meeting

Hi all,

We invite you all to come join us tomorrow evening at the Parent Council evening to hear about our Grade 3 playground design and building project. One student from each grade 3 classroom will be voted to represent the learning process that took place in order to complete the assignment and present our wishes for a Prescott Playground. We encourage you and their peers to come in support of the hard work all of our grade 3s have put into these projects.

All of the grade 3 students will be posting their completed projects and videos to their blogs by the end of this week so they can share their learning directly with you.

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 @6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Prescott Learning Centre’s Collaboration Centre

Who: All parents/guardians of Prescott Students

Why: To have an opportunity to co-create our learning culture….and there will be SNACKS!

We hope to see you there!


 

Global School Play Day

On Wednesday afternoon (February 1), we will have the opportunity to participate in an afternoon of tech-free play to grow our creativity, collaboration and communication skills. As a huge supporter of technology for connection and learning, I am also an advocate for hands-on learning and communication away from screens. Using imagination and creativity to problem solve and build strong peer relationships is becoming scarce and incorporating moments like this is vital for child development.

GSPD is  integral in student development and is being celebrated at schools globally. You can learn more about the benefits of unstructured play by visiting the official GSPD website: www.globalschoolplayday.com I am inviting all of our students to bring in things like this to use:

  • Non-Violent Toys (no weapons)
  • Legos, blocks, cardboard boxes, etc.
  • Knitting, crocheting or  similar items
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
  • Colouring books
  • Playing cards
  • Social games (Charades, Pictionary, etc.)
  • *no electronic devices, or anything requiring electricity*

We will be reflecting on what we learned following our activities and sharing as part of our health curriculum.

Winter Walk Day February 1

On Wednesday afternoon (February 1), we will participate in the annual Winter Walk Day. We will spend one block (roughly 30 minutes) walking around the community.

You can help promote both safe habits and fitness by making sure your child is well dressed for tomorrow. Please make sure they bring a toque, gloves, snow pants and a winter jacket.

Winter Try-Me Try-Athlon

Does your child love to be active and try new things? If yes, sign them up for the Winter Try-Me-Try-Athlon! This is the first ever winter triathlon put on by PSD70. Equipment can be borrowed by the district, so be sure to let them know when you sign up what you require!

Below is the link for you to sign up your child for this amazing opportunity.

http://www.psd70.ab.ca/Winter%20Try-Athlon.php