We have had many amazing initiatives take place at PVS for this school year! In collaboration with School Council, We are looking forward to more great things next year and would appreciate parent feedback to make the most of the 2016/17 school year another success! Please take the time to complete this short survey in order to help us do that.
All questionnaires that are completed prior to June 15, 2016 will be entered into a draw for a $50 greenhouse gift card.
Check out what is happening in May by checking our our May 2016 Newsletter. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the school. Also, reminder that the most current calendar of events can be found on the website or on the app for your mobile device.
Parkland School Division is hosting the 2nd Annual Try-Me TryAthlon on Friday, June 10th.
If you’re 6-18 years old, love swimming, bicycling and running and want to try something new, sign up to give our Try-Athlon a try!
The Try-Me Try-Athlon is a Kids of Steel (KOS) triathlon, which will be held on Friday, June 10 at the Tri-Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. KOS Triathlons are designed to offer youth the opportunity to experience the sport of triathlon in a positive environment. The distances are much shorter than those in adult triathlons and change as participants mature.
This event is a district-wide celebration of physical literacy and movement in 2016 using these three skills: swimming, bicycling and running. All children ages 6 and up are welcome to register for this event with the support of their classroom or school-based teacher. The Try-Athlon will encourage students to train with their schools and at home in order to learn new physical skills and movements that will allow them to feel more competent and confident in multiple environments. All this for a small $30 registration fee.
We want to thank our School Council for generously supporting the opportunity to provide a Yoga activity for our students in PE. Beginning on May 2, our students will participate in six Yoga classes during PE. For more information you can click this link or view below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school.
As you are aware, Parkland School Division is opening Prescott School next year. With the new boundaries in Spruce Grove, all Spruce Grove K-9 Schools will be sending home letters of confirmation prior to end of April in order to ensure the appropriate placement of every child. Parkland Village Students’ letters are going home today so please look for it. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the school office.
Looking for some ideas and strategies to help your child self-regulate and manage their anxiety? We are excited to be offering Zen Den Parent Program in partnership with Dawn Marie Chalas R. Psych, Aspire Psychological Services Inc.
Zen Den is an psycho-educational program that helps children learn about self-regulation, management of anxiety, and mindfulness. The participants attend eight small group sessions to help them acquire skills that will help them their whole lives.
We are interested in offering the same information in a abbreviated format to parents who would like support their children in learning these skills and strategies.
Equip parents with knowledge about the purpose of anxiety, how it can become problematic, and how it is manifest in our minds and bodies.
Teach parents self-regulation and anxiety management skills that they can pass on to their children
Encourage parents to adopt the skills themselves so that they can model self-regulation to their children
This information will be presented in a four session series. Each session would be approximately 1 ½ hour in duration.
Each session would include a mindfulness component, a relaxation strategy, a ‘brain break’ exercise, and some theoretical information about managing anxiety. The information would parallel what children are learning in the school-based program; however your child does not have to be in, or have taken, the ZenDen program for you to participate.
What an exciting day it was at Parkland Village School today! We received a $2500 Safety Star grant from FortisAlberta to help support our wonderful school! This partnership was created thanks to Parker Harris, a grade 2 student at PVS, and his family’s work to connect with local businesses for our Micro Village MicroSociety. Parker entered a written contest for our school and we were luckily chosen as one of ten recipients! Parkland Village School is now a FortisAlberta Safety Star School. We look forward to building more connections with our community.
Parkland Village School would like to thank FortisAlberta for their commitment to our school and community.
written by Steven Schumacher, Grade 2 Teacher, Parkland Village School