Week Ahead April 8 – 12

Last week was a very exciting week – check out some of the pictures below!

This week we have

Monday

  • Permission form for the April 25 field trip will come home. Please sign and return. We will also need at least 2 volunteers to assist with the activities, please let me know if you are able to help.
  • Book Fair begins

Tuesday

  • Library

Thursday

  • Jr. ATB Bank open at lunchtime

Friday

  • PD Day – no school for students

On Monday we finished up March Book Madness with a videoconference with our friends from Parkland Village and Paul First Nation.  Congratulations to Finding Winnie for being the champion!

On Tuesday we met the amazing Jane Goodall and were completely inspired by her message.

It gave me goosebumps when our classes spontaneously began a chant to “Change the World”. Hopefully this link lets you experience it too.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wa6UmapidSZAJoLr7

On Wednesday we were fortunate to have a real life geologist (who also happens to be Breanne’s dad) visit us and teach us more about the rock cycle and different types of rocks.

On Thursday we had the chance to meet and hang out with scientist Gladys who is in Uganda studying the Mountain Gorilla. We learned about the life cycle of the Mountain Gorilla, and some very interesting facts. Did you know that gorillas can catch diseases from humans?

It was an incredible week!

 

Field Trip to the U of A for Rocks and Minerals – April 25

On Thursday, April 25, the Grade 3 classes will be participating in a University of Alberta museum trip. On this trip, the students will make several connections to our Rocks and Minerals unit in Science. Each class will have the opportunity to cycle through the two museums and garden to learn about our local rocks and minerals and history and geological significance. The venues we will be visiting are the Paleontology Museum, Mineralogy/Petrology Museum and the Geoscience Garden. We will then head to Hawrelak Park for a picnic lunch and physical activities to follow.

We are looking for at least 2 parent volunteers from each class to assist on this field trip to the U of A and Hawrelak Park. If you are interested in volunteering during this time, please contact your child’s teacher in person or by email.

In the event of inclement weather, we will return to Prescott after the U of A museum portion of the field trip. Please bring the following materials to have a successful day: a backpack, water bottle, backpack lunch, and sunscreen. Students will not require any devices or money during this day.

Permission forms will be going home Monday.

Green Shirt Day – Friday

Green Shirt Day | Humbolt Strong | Logan Boulet Effect

On April 6, 2018, Canadians were heartbroken to hear the news of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Of the 29 passengers, sixteen lost their lives and thirteen will all bear physical and emotional scars for life.

On April 7, 2018, Humboldt Broncos defenceman, Logan Boulet succumbed to his injuries, his parents, Bernadine and Toby Boulet offered to donate his organs so that six lives could live on. They did so, because Logan told his parents, he was registering as an organ donor, and that he was inspired by his coach and mentor Ric Suggitt. Ric passed on June 27th, 2017 and was also an organ donor and saved 6 lives.

Students may choose to wear a green shirt on Friday to support this important campaign.  Thank you.

Book Fair is Coming!

Hello Prescott Families!!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in your child’s reading.

Book Fair dates: Monday, April 8th – Thursday, April 11th

Shopping hours: Students will be able to shop at lunch recess only. The Book Fair will not be open after school.  If you do not wish to send money with your child please come to our event below. Debit and credit will be available.

Special activities: Open Late for Family Movie Night!! Thursday, April 11th 5-7pm

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school. If you have any questions please email me at hbriscoe@psd70.ab.ca.

Thank you!!

Hannah Briscoe

Librarian

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd: Playground Fundraiser

PLCFF Playground Fundraiser

Kiwi Nurseries Ltd. is offering a selection of prairie hardy trees, fruits, shrubs, perennials, herbs & vegetables, as well as gift cards. The following portions of each sale will go to Prescott Learning Centre for the development of their playground.

  • Trees : 25%
  • Fruits : 25%
  • Shrubs : 25-30%
  • Perennials : 40%
  • Veg/Herbs : 40%
  • Gift Cards : 10%

How to Order

Order Online @ kiwi-fundraising.myshopify.com : Go green, go paperless! Kiwi’s fundraising website makes ordering quick & easy, eliminating the need for all those paper forms.

1. Browse our Catalog of Kiwi’s most popular prairie hardy plants

2. Enter the Class you want to support at check out.

3. Submit Your Order and Pay Online.

Order on Paper : For those unable to order online, our printable PDF can be used.

Please Note : ALL orders must be submitted by April 24, 2019.

Plant Pick Up

1. Receive an Email Confirmation of your purchase. Please keep this email as proof of purchase and bring it with you at pick up.

2. Email Reminders will be sent out to every customer with pick up details one week prior to the pick up weekend.

3. Plant Pick Ups are scheduled for the weekend of May 11th & 12th. You will be notified by email if there are any changes to the pick up date due to weather.

Please Note : Customers will be picking up their orders from Kiwi Nurseries.

Kiwi Fundraising

Week Ahead April 1-5

I hope that everyone had a great Spring Break and returns back refreshed and ready for learning!

Monday

  • Final videoconference for March Book Madness with Parkland Village, Graminia and Paul First Nation as we pick our favourite between Finding Winnie or Not Quite Narwhal. Be sure to ask your child which is their favourite!

Tuesday

  • Library

Wednesday

  • Hydrogeologist presentation by Mr. Chalk

Thursday

  • School Council meeting @ 6:30 pm. Focus will be on Puma Athletics

Friday

  • 9-1-1 Education presentation
  • Prescott Pit Stop
  • Flashlight Friday

 

Clothing for Tomorrow

The soapstone can be dirty.  Please send your children in clothes that are older and darker.

Also…

Our playground is getting wet and muddy.  Students can bring a small bag of clothes that can stay here, hanging on their hooks.  If they have a wet recess they will have a change of clothes handy.  This is optional but might save you a run to the school in the middle of the day.

Week of March 18-22

Monday

  • Choir students will be away at the Choral Celebration
  • Celebration of Learning 4:30-6:30 pm

Tuesday

  • Celebration of Learning 8:40-10:30 am
  • Celebration of Learning 3:30-5:30
  • Library
  • Junior High performance of Oddball 2:00 pm

Wednesday

Rubble Road Soapstone Workshop 9:00-10:30 Thanks to Brianna Hamm for volunteering.  If you would also like to stop by and help out, please do!

Friday

  • Flashlight Friday
  • Last day before Spring Break!

Report Cards and Celebration of Learning

Report Cards

Your child’s report card is now available online through PowerSchool.  Click HERE to log in to the PowerSchool portal (https://powerschool.psd70.ab.ca/public).  If you have any issues logging in, you can access this information on the PSD website, or you can contact the school office.

Student Celebration of Learning
A reminder that you are invited to our “Student Celebration of Learning” next week, to give you the opportunity to conference with your children about their learning.  Please feel free to come by the school and visit your child in his/her class for 15 minutes during this time, and see the “learning in action”.
  • Grades 1-9 will host on Tuesday, March 19, from 8:40am-10:30am.
  • Kindergarten will host on Monday, March 18 from 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm, as well as on Tuesday, March 19 from 8:40am-10:30am.

If you are unable to make it during the day, we will also be opening our doors on Monday the 18th from 4:30pm-6:30pm and Tuesday the 19th from 3:30pm-5:30pm.  This will be the same format, so no appointments are necessary and students are required to attend with parents.

Hope to see you then