December 2014 Newsletter

Here is our December newsletter. There is lots going on so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Do You Love Mornings, Exercise & Some Extra Spending Money?

We are looking for someone who is interested in shovelling the sidewalks of Parkland Village School. The position offers $25 an hour. The snow will need to be shoveled on an as needed basis based on how much snow is falling; however, snow removal needs to be completed prior to 8:15 am when it snows overnight. There is a snowblower available for you to use, but if you love exercising in the morning, this is a great plan for you to get in your workout while picking up some extra spending money! Please contact the school for more details or if you are interested.

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Position: Snow Shoveling

Requirements: Remove the snow of the sidewalks prior to the start of school when it snows. If it is snowing throughout the day, remove the snow on an as needed basis.

Pay: $25 per hour.

Rainbows Program Starting Soon

Parkland Village School is excited to continue the program Rainbows this year. Rainbow has been successfully offered here and a number of schools in Parkland School Division the last number of years. This program is meant to provide additional support, build skills and hope for children who have experienced loss or significant change in their lives and is being made available to grade 1-4 students in our school.

When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected. The Rainbows’ program helps children who are grieving the loss of a parent or guardian due to death, divorce, deployment, or trauma. Even though death, divorce or loss appear to be only grown up problems, they have a profound effect on the children touched by these experiences. If a parent dies, or a divorce occurs, not only do the parents grieve, the children do also. Due to their age and short life experience, children can find it extremely difficult to verbalize their feelings of grief.

If your child is part of a single, combined, or stepfamily, or has experienced a death or permanent loss of a loved family member, this experience will be an opportunity for him/her to share their feelings with a peer support group and a trained facilitator in a safe non-judgmental confidential setting.

If you feel this program would benefit your child or if you would like more information about the program, please call the school at 780-962-8121 or email tmcnaughton@psd70.ab.ca. We will strive to offer this program to all students who would benefit if at all possible but please contact us as soon as possible to help with the logistics.

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Cold Lunch Counts

Although we have had some families taking advantage of the Cold Lunch Counts program, we just wanted to give you a reminder about the Cold Lunch Counts program. This program aims to provide another healthy lunch alternative for our students. This program is separate from the Hot Lunch program offered here at Parkland Village School and is being offered through the partnership between Parkland School Division Youth Resiliency Initiative and Spruce Grove Save on Foods.

We hope that this partnership will be a benefit to our students and your family. All of the ordering and payments are done online. Below are the instructions on how to place an order. If you would like to access this program for your children but are having difficulty in anyway we would love to hear about it. Please contact the office so we can be of assistance.

Click the link to view the instructions and participate in the Cold Lunch Counts program.

Parenting Seminar

On Saturday, November 29th, Graminia school will be welcoming renowned guest speaker Jacqueline Green, hosting a FREE seminar based on the very successful book “Hold On to Your Kids” by Gordon Neufeld. Neufeld is a phychologist and an expert in child development.

We are pleased to welcome parents from other schools within Parkland School Division. If you would like to join us, please contact graminiafoundation@gmail.com as soon as possible to register and confirm your spot as space is limited.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Cameron (Grade 4) – Friday Dance Days

Today we are going to talk about Friday Dance day. It’s a time when you get to spend time with the entire school. Grade 4s can dance with grades grade 2s, grade 1s and kindergarteners. It’s a fun way to start school on a Friday morning. It gets our blood pumping in the morning, increases our health and wakes up our brains. What it`s really meant for is to help us start our day. This is a video I made about Parkland Village School’s Friday Dance Days.

Cold Lunch Counts Program

A letter was already sent home, but in case you haven’t heard…

Parkland School Division Youth Resiliency Initiative and Spruce Grove Save on Foods has formed a partnership and are pleased to introduce the “Cold Lunch Counts” program, providing a nutritious cold lunch option for our students, if they wish to participate. Parents will be ordering online for the cold lunch to ensure accuracy and to make the process as easy for everyone as possible. If you have any questions or problems with the ordering process, please contact the school and make us aware.

Click the link to view the instructions and participate in the Cold Lunch Counts program.

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