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!

Student Presentation at the Board Meeting

At the recent Parkland School Division Regular Board Meeting, Grade 3 Team-Teachers Kyla Ward and Cherie Lovsund brought along some of their students to share some of their real-life learning in a Team Teaching Environment.   The presentation covered topics from a science unit on rocks and minerals, a social studies unit on travel and world trade, literacy and numeracy work being done. There was also a sneak peak into the MicroSociety that’s coming to Parkland Village School next year.

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In our classroom we have two teachers all of the time!  This is really great for us because:

  • it helps create more chances for real-life learning and differentiated instruction
  • we develop even more respect for differences
  • it helps us build more friendships
  • it provides lots of opportunities for peer models

Part of the presentation was an iMovie created by Paige Eastwood, Gabriella Miller and Miya Esak showcasing learning experienced in their Science Mineral and Rocks unit.
Click the link to view this post on the 184 Days of Learning blog.

#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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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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