Reminders for Tomorrow

**Please have the students bring what they need for an afternoon at Jubilee, including items for the spray park.

**I will decide around 11:00am if we will go to Jubilee.  Dependent upon the weather.

**There will be a hot dogs and watermelon for lunch.  This will happen regardless of the weather or whether we go to Jubilee or not.  If we do not go to Jubilee we will have the hot dogs here at the school during our regular lunch time.

**Students need a waterbottle for Jubilee

**Students will still need a morning snack

**Students are welcomed to bring other items in their lunch to eat instead of hotdogs are in addition to the hotdogs.  Microwaves will not be available if we are at Jubilee.

**There will be enough for each student to have 2 hotdogs if they choose.

Please let me know if you have questions.  And please keep your fingers crossed for good weather.  I know…does not look promising.

Thanks, Shannon Matsuba

Some Changes and Request for Help

Dear Parents;

With the recent absence of Mrs. Holden, some changes have been made.  Although there are substitute teachers in her classroom, all of the event planning and programming is now being done by myself alone.  In consultation with and with support of our Admin team, I have had to make some changes in classroom events and plans.

I am also in need of some parent support in order to continue with other events and activities.

First of all, the changes.

  1. The global luncheon scheduled for June 26 has been cancelled. I am truly sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience this causes.
  2. Secondly, we will still go to Jubilee on June 19th. However, this day’s activities have been scaled back.  We will be going over to Jubilee at around 11:30. We will continue with the hot dog lunch.  Children will be given a hot dog and watermelon.  They are welcome to pack and bring any other lunch items including a drink, that they will want.  While at the park students can choose to play at the playground but may also bring a swimsuit and towel in order to use the spray park.  If the weather is not favorable we will stay at the school but still participate in the hotdog lunch and watermelon.

Help Requests

  1. Students have done a great job in creating their animal habitat dioramas. We are still wanting to make the green screen videos.  This is not something I can do while also teaching my class.  If you have a morning, afternoon or dayJ to help out please let me know.  The technology is fairly easy to use and I am confident that all parents can handle this task.  It is mostly just a time concern.  Please let me know if you have some time to help.
  2. I could really use some help in getting hot dog lunch supplies to Jubilee park. I will cook the hotdogs and put into crock pots.  The watermelon would need to be cut up and then all would need to be transported over to Jubilee.  Again please let me know if this is something you can help with.
  3. Both classes are in need of supervisors for the June 24th field trip. I have heard from one parent for Mrs. Matsuba’s class and I am unaware of any parents from Mrs. Holden’s class.  Please email me if you are able to help out.

Thank you for your patience, support and assistance.

Shannon Matsuba

Wild North Animal Rehabilitation and Rescue

Yesterday we had a presentation from a representative from Wild North.  Afterwards they sent me some information that may be of interest to our families.


The Edmonton Wildlife Festival celebrates our wild neighbours. FREE event held on June 15th, 2019 from 10:30am-6pm at Queen Mary Park Community League, this second annual family festival features live entertainment, a kid’s zone, displays and presentations from organizations committed to helping Edmontonians live in harmony with local wildlife.

http://Edmonton Wildlife Festival:



Give your children the opportunity to become involved in their community, to develop leadership skills, and to define themselves as WILDKids! Gear generously contributed by: WILD Kids Camps are wildlife themed camps, teaching participants outdoor skills, leadership skills, and extending it to educate participants about the importance of wildlife in the community.

Bird House Building Tomorrow

Students will be building tomorrow.  Mrs. Holden’s class will go first probably starting quite early in the day.  Not long after announcements and O’Canada.  Please send your child in older clothes as it can  be a little messy and we are sitting on the ground.  If you have some time to spare please come out and give us a hand.  We will be at the front of the school.

Diorama Building Tomorrow

Students will be working on their animal habitat tomorrow.  The following items are from the last blog post.  Please refer to this and help your child to be ready for tomorrow.  The most important items at this time are;

Do they have a shoe box sized box\?

Do they have the needed supplies that the school will not be able to supply. eg specialty paper, plastic animals(if they choose), natural items(pebbles)?  We can supply typical school type supplies(paint, paperclips, construction paper, popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, etc)

Please check in with your child and see if they have completed enough research to have the information needed to write a small report/script for when they make their movie. As well so that they will have a good understanding of what items are needed in their animal habitat diorama.  What goes in the diorama should reflect an understanding of the needs and care of their chosen animal.  

If you have questions please email Mrs. Matsuba.




Science Project – Life Cycle Dioramas

The students are working on a science project that will focus on the needs and care of this animal.  They are investigating an animal using resources located within the division protal.   Other sources than the one provided may also be used.  They will compile information needed and then use that information to create a diorama of their animals habitat.  We are hoping to green screen the dioramas and make videos of the students “inside” their dioramas. Students will have to have a written script ready so that they know what they will say about their chosen animal and their diorama.

Here is an example we discussed today:


What you can do at home to help:

  1. help your child with the research
  2. help your child to prepare what they will say in their movie
  3. help your child to practice what they will say in their movie
  4. help your child to plan their diorama – how will it demonstrate an understanding of the needs of the animal
  5. find a small box to bring to school
  6. help your child to gather the materials that are needed, we have some supplies here but specialty items will need to come from home. I have told students that if it something that I usually have then they are welcome to use it.  For example no need to bring string, colored paper, paper clips, paint, glue, popsicle sticks.  Only bring speciality items like figurines.  Natural items should be gathered at home (pebbles, branches, etc).
  7. The provided link on the google classroom assignment only works at school.  If you try to log on and it asks for a password, then please use other sources, websites and books for the research.

Students are not to build their project at home. We will spend Wednesday, June 12, designing, building and filming.

Boxes and gathered materials can be sent in at any time before Wednesday, June 12.

Please email me about questions you may have.

Current Fundraisers

Write-On Stationery
Order next year’s school supplies at Deadline to order is July 15.

Krispy KremeOrder Krispy Kreme doughnuts on  for $12 a dozen until June 6. Pick-up June
14th just in time for Father’s Day!

Freezie Fridays
Our PLCFF parents will be selling freezies during the lunch hour until Friday June 21. Students can
purchase 1/2 of a JUMBO Freezie for $1.

Our raffle for a trip to Great Wolf Lodge is up and running. Order your tickets on
before June 7.

Important Links
Check out all PLCFF important dates on this calendar.
Orders for the following can be placed at
● Great Wolf Lodge Raffle
● Krispy Kreme fundraiser

Next School Council Meeting: June 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Next Fundraising Foundation Meeting: June 13 – 6:30 p.m.

Elementary Track and Field Day May 28

Our students were very excited to learn today that Grade 3’s will be part of this year’s Elementary Track and Field Day! Please see more information below.

Also, thanks to the Fundraising Foundation for the following:

Grade 3-6 Families,

Prescott Learning Centre is hosting a grade 3 to 6 track and field day on Tuesday May 28, 2019. PLCFF will be having a concession from 11:30-2:00 for those participating students. Items will range in price from $1 – $2 (see attached price list for prices). We will also be offering hot dogs for $2, but as a pre-ordered item only (onsite ordering will not be available). Please visit to order for your student. Ordering will be open until Friday May 24 at 6 pm.

Please contact us at with any questions about the concession.

Thank you!

Prescott Learning Centre Fundraising Foundation executive