Join Us for Our Year End Celebration- Tuesday, June 28th

On Tuesday, June 28th,  all families are invited to join us to celebrate the end of this fantastic year of learning!

The halls are buzzing with excitement about the Fun day Celebration!  Round up your child and dress them up as Cowgirls and Cowboys and join the challenging Wild West Activities. The morning will be full of Wild West fun activities for the students. The afternoon is for the whole family consisting of a FREE Barbeque, Fun entertainment and a Community Run/Walk.  Here is the schedule for the day along with some details.

9:30 – 12:00 – Wild West Activities for Students

12:00 – 2:00 – Free Barbeque, Activities & Entertainment

  • Families arrive. Meet your child’s teacher to pick up your child so that you can participate in the activities as a family. If you are unable to attend, your child will still participate in the activities with their teacher. (Click the links for more information)
  • 12:00 -1:15 – Bare’ n Von Hair
  • 1:15 – 1:50 – Fun and Magic (Magic Show)  
  • 12:00 – 2:00 – Dan the Balloon Man
  • 12:00 – 2:00 – Balloon Artist Russ
  • 12:00 – 2:00 – Fun and Magic (2 airbrush stations and 2 glitter tattoo artists)

2:00 – 2:45 – Fun Run/Walk

  • You and your child have the option to run/race or walk
  • Every child will receive a freezie

2:45 – 3:00 – Return to teacher

  • Please return to your child’s teacher to receive a farewell gift prior to leaving
  • Have a wonderful summer!

*** Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on during the picnic and performances. ***

We are anticipating this to be a fantastic community celebration to end the year. Thank-you to School Council and all of our volunteers for your support in making this a successful celebration for all!
We hope to see you there!

June 2016 Newsletter

It is already June!  Where does the time go? It is going to be a busy and exciting finish to our school year. Check out the June Newsletter!

PSD Try-Athlon

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.

Click on this link for more information:

Try-Me TryAthlon

Zen Den Parent Program

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.

Objectives:

  • 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

Format:

  • This information will be presented in a four session series. Each session would be approximately 1 ½ hour in duration.

Content:

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.

Dates & Times

  • March 16 at 6:00-7:30
  • March 23 at 6:00-7:30
  • April 6 at 6:00-7:30
  • April 13 – 6:00-7:30

Location – Parkland Village School 

If you are interested in attending the Parent Zen Den program please complete this registration form.

Food For Change Event

Parkland School Division’s Wellness Initiative in partnership with Alberta Health Services is hosting a Food for Change Event on March 9, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., for schools, students and parents groups who organize snacks/canteens, lunch programs, and fundraising activities. If you are interested in attending or are interested in getting involved in this capacity here at Parkland Village School contact the school office and let us know. You can find more details below or by visiting the Food For Change Event link.

Public Information Open House Tomorrow

Relief is in sight for our Spruce Grove schools that are bursting at the seams! Thanks to our parents who have been patiently waiting to find out what’s happening with future attendance areas. The big picture involves enabling growth and ensuring equitable access to Spruce Grove and Area schools for years to come.

After listening to our stakeholders, an extensive analysis of enrolment data and a detailed look at existing and future schools in Parkland School Division, the Attendance Area and Program Location Review Working Group is pleased to share its proposal to be considered by the Board of Trustees.

Open House

Parkland School Division will be hosting a Public Information Open House to give all members of the community an opportunity to provide input on the proposed solution to our current space issues. The Spruce Grove Attendance Area and Program Location Working Group will be on hand to answer any questions on the information that you can find on the Parkland School Division website.

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: Spruce Grove Composite High School

Members of the public are also encouraged to provide their feedback via an online form that will be posted until Wednesday January 20, 2016.

The Board of Trustees will vote on the Attendance Area Proposal at their Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday February 2, 2016.

Christmas Fun Night

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We are so excited about our Christmas Fun Night on Thursday, December 17 from 6-8 p.m! It is going to be a fun night of crafts, decorating Christmas Trees, photo with Santa and a Sleigh Ride with Hot Chocolate.  Thank you to all of the families that have returned the forms to the school. We have quite a few families that have requested 6-7 p.m. in order to accommodate the overwhelming response for the early shift we are hoping some of the families can come a little closer to 7 p.m. This will help with the numbers and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to take in all of the activities that will be provided for you that evening. See you on December 17!

After School Extra-Curricular

We are exploring the possibility of offering some after school extra-curricular opportunities for our students. To help determine the interest level for this and to guide us in our planning, we are asking all parents to take a moment to complete this short survey. If you are interested in volunteering to support after school extra-curricular programs for our students you can also indicate this on the survey. We appreciate your feedback. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.