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.

Get Involved With The After School Evolve Program!

As you are aware, Parkland Village School “After School Programs” are part of the Evolve Program and are just getting ready to start. Thank-you to our program coordinator Cindy Van Beers for organizing this and to all of our volunteers who are making this happen. It truly is phenomenal to see the community dedication to make a difference in our students here at Parkland Village School. The programs running this fall are Creative Movement, Drama Club, Cooking Club, and Homework Club.

If you would like to contribute and volunteer in some capacity either this fall or after Christmas we would love your help! Currently we are looking for parent volunteers to assist with Creative Movement on Mondays.

  • Nov 3 – Drums Alive
  • Nov 17 – Drums Alive
  • Dec 1 – Yoga
  • Dec 15 – Yoga

If you are interested in helping out with any of these or have an interest in volunteering in an Evolve After School Program, please contact the school office at 780-962-8121 or Cindy at 780-918-7825.

 

September 2014 Newsletter

We had a great first day with lots of excitement from our staff and students. We also sent a hard copy of our September newsletter home but here is the digital version.

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Click here to view the Parkland Village School September 2014 Newsletter in your browser.