September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.
At Parkland Village School we are asking all students to wear an orange shirt on September 30th.
We had our Terry Fox kick off assembly on Friday, Sept. 16. Terry had a goal to find a cure for cancer and to have each Canadian donate $1.00 to cancer research. This year we are asking each student to write their goal on a running shoe which will be placed on the Terry Fox Poster in the front Lobby. The staff are challenging the students to raise $500.00 for Cancer Research and if they are successful the staff will participate in a pie eating contest. We would like to thank Save-On-Foods for the pies they have donated for this activity on Sept. 29, 2016 at 1 p.m. Start bringing in those Toonies to help Terry continue his Marathon of Hope at our school. See you on the 29th!
We would like to thank Mr. T for coming to our school and talking to us about bus safety. We learned the rules that we need to follow when riding the bus and how to evacuate the bus by using the back door when there is an emergency on the bus. Remember to stop when you see the red flashing lights on the bus so that we get to and from school safely!
Welcome Back to another amazing year!
We are starting the year off with a Pirate Unit which ties nicely with our Boats and Buoyancy Unit!
I would like to thank the White Spot Restaurant for donating the pirates ships for our first day back!
On November 24, 2015 Teacher’s Pet came to work with the Grade 2’s to teach them about the Inuit Families and Communities. Each child worked through a booklet and took home an Inukshuk.
On Thursday, November 5, 2015 we finished up our Pirate and Boat Building Unit by making Vegetable Soup and Biscuits in the morning. The students gobbled up the soup and biscuits at lunch. In the afternoon, we tested our boats that we created using various buoyant materials. What a great day!!
We are starting to collect “Toonies for Terry”! Our challenge this year is to raise $500 for the Terry Fox Foundation. We will be collecting funds until Tuesday, September 29. We will be participating in the Nationwide School Run Day! You are welcome to come and join in our walk/run at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30.
I would like to welcome everyone back to Parkland Village School. We have had an exciting 5 days of school thus far and are starting to learn the routines, make class mission statements, and meet many new staff and friends. On Thursday, Sept. 10 come on out and meet the staff at P.V.S. from 6-7 p.m. Remember to visit the gym on your way out and get a scoop of ice cream!!! We are so excited about our Micro-Society and other interesting things happening at P.V.S. this year. We hope to see you at “Get the Scoop 2015!”
As part of our Science Unit on Animals we have researched different animals and bugs. Check out the animal and bug books that we made with Book Creator. Hope you enjoy them!