Hero Walk For Cancer

This afternoon we had our Hero Walk For Cancer in support of Mrs. Gerhardt and her family. I am sitting here in my office reflecting on the event and wanted to take a moment to say how honoured I am to be a part of this amazing community. The way our community has come together in this event to fight back against cancer is an amazing testimony to the impact Mrs. Gerhardt has had on our community. It is also testimony to how one small idea beginning with one student can spread, inspiring many to rally behind a cause.

This Hero Walk For Cancer was started around the idea of being a hero. The message was simple. Ordinary people united together can accomplish extraordinary things. Today was an example of exactly that. What started as a small event with a goal to raise $3000 to fight back against cancer, ended with our community generously donating over $13,500.00!!! This community is truly full of heroes.

Thank-you, Mrs. Gerhardt for being so strong, optimistic, hopeful and positive in this fight. You truly are a hero and inspiration to many.

I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people. – Maya Angelou


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April 2015 Newsletter

Here is our April newsletter. We hope that you have an amazing Spring Break and get some quality time as a family!

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Raffle for Team Gerhardt Fundraiser


Parkland Village School has been given a wonderful donation for the fundraiser for Mrs. Gerhardt. Keagan Puddester (grade 4) and his family raised enough money to get a bike from the Jump Rope for Heart campaign. They decided that they would like to donate the bike to Mrs. Gerhardt’s fundraiser.  Along with the bike, there will also be a few other prizes we will draw for, such as a gift card to Menchie’s. There will be raffle tickets sold at the office for $2 each. At the end of Mrs. Gerhardt’s walk around Parkland Village, we will pull tickets and announce the winners. It will be a great opportunity to donate to the cause and possibly win an awesome prize!


Download Our School App!

One of the priorities in Parkland School Division is Engaging Our Community. At Parkland Village School we value parents and community engagement greatly. We strive to continue to grow in making learning, communication and information transparent and easy to access for our parents and community. This is why we have created our school app. The Parkland Village School App collects all of our online content in one place for you to access from your mobile device. Our hope is that this will be one more way for you to stay easily connected, up to date and engaged in the important work that is happening in our school with our students and your children.

App Features

  • School Blog – View the latest school blog posts in text format. To view full post and embedded media click the title.
  • Class Blogs – Access all classroom blogs to see the learning that is happening in our different grades. Engage in the learning by leaving your thoughts and comments on the posts.
  • Events – Stay current with upcoming events. Click the specific event for more details and even add the event to your personal calendar if you wish.
  • Website – View the website from within the app.
  • Social Media – Check out our latest posts on all of our different social media platforms.
  • Video – Check out the latest videos that we have shared.
  • Hot Lunch – Order Hot Lunch from within the app.
  • Book Interview – When parent/teacher interviews are approaching you can book your appointment right from within the app.
  • Feedback – Your voice matters. We value your feedback. Share your thoughts, share a positive story or experience, or tell us how we can improve.

Download The App

Our app is available on the following platforms.

  • Android – Search Parkland Village School in the Google Play store or click the link.
  • Apple – Search Parkland Village School in the Apple App Store or click the link.
  • Kindle – Search Parkland Village School in Amazon or click the link.
  • Blackberry – Coming soon.

If you would like to make a request to have the app available on any other device please contact the school and submit your request.

Walk For Cancer (Post by Kayla – Gr.4)

Hi my name is Kayla Gerhardt, and I am a student here at Parkland Village School. As you know my mom, Mrs. Gerhardt is a teacher here. In January, we received news that my mom was diagnosed with cancer.  I decided to make a fundraiser in my mom’s honor.  On March 26th, we are having a Walk for Cancer to raise money for Cancer Research.  I am asking my fellow PVS friends to help join my cause.  Mr. McNaughton has also agreed to support my cause by shaving his head for cancer if we as a school community, raise $3000. 00!

So I am asking all of you to please join me and get as many donations as you can for this great cause!

On the day of the event students can also pay $2.00 to spray paint their hair (washable) pink for the day or to wear a hat.

I’m very excited to organize this fundraiser. Thank you in advance for your participation.


Kayla Gerhardt

Click the link Mrs. Gerhardt’s Walk for Cancer Event Sponsor Form

Donations can also be made at Mrs. Gerhardt’s Walk For Cancer Webpage directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. If you would like a donation receipt this would be the best way to donate to the cause.