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!

November 2015 Newsletter

Here is our November 2015 Newsletter. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the office or comment below.

Halloween Family Dance – October 30, 2015

We are excited to share that our School Council is hosting a Family Community Halloween Dance! This will be a fun time for the whole family. Come wearing your halloween costumes and we hope to see you there! Details are below.

PVS HALLOWEEN DANCE

Hosted by PVS School Council

Join your school in a frightening family dance!!

Date: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

Time: 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Location: Parkland Village School Gym 

Cost: $5/family includes entrance and an automatic chance to win 2 Oiler Club tickets (courtesy of Edmonton Trailer) – November 20th Game!!

Please come dressed in your costume or wearing black & orange. School rules apply to all costumes. (No play weapons or covering your face)

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all timesChildren are not to be dropped off.

There will be a concession with drinks & snacks for a small fee so bring spare change!

Extra Oiler Club raffle tickets available for sale separately – $2 for one/$3 for five.

For more information or to volunteer please contact Gina @ 780-965-4232 or Rochelle @ 587-989-0664

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“Get the Scoop”

Come on out and meet our staff that are working with your children on Thursday, September 10, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.   Bring your family and pop by your child’s classroom to meet the teacher and staff who are excited about working with your child this year.  You will receive a copy of the highlighted portions of the curriculum that your child will be learning throught the year.  Don’t forget to end your visit at the gym where our principal, Travis McNaughton will greet you and our fabulous Parent Council will be serving up some yummy ice cream! Hope to see you there!

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Welcome Back!

Remember what the first day of school was like when you went to school? Today we asked our staff and students what they liked best about their first day of school this year and would like to share with you a few things that we are excited about this year. We hope you enjoy our welcome back video we created.

MicroSociety Partnership Opportunities

PVS MicroSociety

We continue to be excited as we plan for our first year of implementation of MicroSociety during the 2015-2016 school year. We are beginning to look to build powerful partnerships between our school and the community that will have a powerful impact on our students’ lives. If you or someone you know would be interested in partnering with us please click the links below to learn how you can make a difference.

Parkland Village School MicroSociety Partnership Brochure

Parkland Village School MicroSociety Partnership Request Letter

Parkland Village School MicroSociety Student Letter

Parkland Village School MicroSociety Partnership Commitment Form

Parkland Village School MicroSociety Partnership Online Commitment Form

We are also happy to provide a paper partnership package for anyone who is interested. If you have any questions please contact tmcnaughton@psd70.ab.ca.

Hudson Family House Fire

The Hudson family tragically lost their home to a house fire this past weekend. As you can imagine, this is a devastating loss and difficult time for them. As a community, we want to come together to show our support for the Hudson family. If you wish, you can support the Hudson family in two ways.

1. Financial Donation

Donations are being received in a couple of ways. First, donations are being coordinated by Tanya Horton at 780-919-8387. Also, a friend of the family has set up a “GO FUND ME” electronic account for those who wish to make online donations to the families home re-building efforts. The link for those direct donations is:  http://www.gofundme.com/vg2kcc

2. Barbecue & Bottle Drive

Volunteer drivers and participants are needed to assist with the bottle drive on June 6th. Details are in the poster below.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the school. Thanks in advance for all of your support for one of our families in their time of need.

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.

Merry Christmas Green Screen Fun

We had an amazing night at our Family Fun Night last night. Thanks to everyone who attended, organized and participated to make our event such a wonderful success.

One of our stations last night was Green Screen Family Christmas fun. Below are some of those fun Green Screen moments captured wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

From all of us at Parkland Village School, we wish you and your family an amazing holiday season, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

#KindEverytime

Our students are participating a in 21 days of kindness challenge. Thanks to a generous donation, this challenge was launched with a special presentation by the organization “Be The Game” for our students that focussed on empowering students to believe that they can make a difference to help make our world a better place through simple acts of kindness. Since then I have seen many students latching onto the phrase “Kind Everytime” and really trying to make a difference. I am extremely encouraged and proud of our students who are working together and as individuals to help make our school a better place.

We interviewed some of our students about the Kind Everytime Challenge and put together this short video of what they had to say.

Participating in this project has again reminded me how the smallest acts of kindness can have a large impact on the environment, culture, and those around us that we interact with everyday. Sometimes, it is easy to forget to recognize the value that each person has and show appreciation for them in an intentional way and on a consistent basis. In this spirit, I would like to take a moment to thank the many people in our community (students, staff, parents, volunteers, etc.) who through their own acts of kindness help make our school awesome. As we head into the busy Christmas season, I would like to invite us all to join our students in being extra intentional about being kind and showing our appreciation for our loved ones around us.

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