Prescott Learning Centre Fundraising Foundation: April Updates

Please note that all fundraising events listed are organized by the Prescott Learning Centre Fundraising Foundation.  For questions or comments regarding any of these fundraisers, please contact the PLCFF executive team at executive@plcff.com, visit the PLCFF website www.plcff.com for more information, or join the Prescott Learning Centre Fundraising Foundation Facebook Group for the most up-to-date information.

Fundraising Updates  – information related to past and ongoing fundraising initiatives!

Kiwi Nursery Fundraiser (OPEN until April 26, 2019): Kiwi Nurseries Ltd. is offering a selection of prairie hardy trees, fruits, shrubs, perennials, herbs & vegetables, as well as gift cards. Portions of each sale will go to PLCFF for the development of their playground. Last day for orders is this week – April 26, 2019.  You can order online @  kiwi-fundraising.myshopify.com
Please Note : Customers will be picking up their orders from Kiwi Nurseries – May 11 & 12, 2019.  

Booster Juice (OPEN until May 31, 2019):  You can order Booster Juice Vouchers for $5.50 (Size: Large) on the prescott.hotlunches.net  website. Orders will be accepted until Friday May 31st, 2019.

Wilhauk Beef Jerky (CLOSED): The Wilhauk Jerky fundraiser has now closed and all orders have been picked up!  The PLCFF raised nearly $1400 through this fundraiser! A huge thank you to those that participated as we nearly tripled our order total from last year!

Family Movie Night (CLOSED): Approximately 120 people joined us for our first Family Movie Night!  Families enjoyed pizza and snacks and a showing of the new Mary Poppins movie!  Congratulations to Avery N. from Mr. Anderson’s class who was the winner of $25 in books from the book fair!

Upcoming Fundraisers  – a little something to look forward to!  Here you will find information on fundraiser that are coming up  in the next few weeks!

Whimsical Vintage Creations – May 4, 2019: Join us for a Sign Making Workshop on May 4, 2019 from 6:30pm – 11:00pm.  Whimsical Vintage Creations will donate back 20% of the total purchase amount. Registration is open on prescott.hotlunches.net. A $10 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration and the price of the total project is dependent on the chosen project.

PLCFF Golf Tournament – May 31, 2019: The 2nd Annual PLCFF Golf Tournament will be hosted at the Ranch Golf and Country Club!  Golfers will play “Best Ball” with a dinner and silent auction to follow!  Registration begins at 1:15pm with a shotgun start at 2:15pm.  Registration fees include: Round of Golf, Power Cart, Steak Dinner, and Prizes/Silent Auction.  Registration deadline: Friday May 22, 2019 @ 12:00pm.  Registration fees for 1 Golfer: $150 / 2 Golfers: $300 / 4 Golfers: $550.  Please contact Leigh at: golftournament@plcff.com OR 780-904-2972 with any questions OR click here for a copy of this years registration form!

Vacation Raffle – Great Wolf Falls, Niagara Falls (Dates – TBD): Purchase a raffle ticket to win a trip to Great Wolf Falls Niagara! Only 1000 tickets will be sold at $10 each.  More details to come!

Freezie Fridays (Fridays between May 3, 2019 – June 21, 2019): Our PLCFF parents will be selling freezies on Fridays during the lunch hour (both recesses) between Friday May 3, 2019 and Friday June 21, 2019.  Students can purchase 1/2 of a JUMBO Freezie for $1.

Playground Update

The PLCFF has done an amazing job raising funds to build a playground for our Prescott Students and the greater community!  To date, the PLCFF has raised nearly $35,000 for a new playground and are working diligently to add to that total before the end of the school year! The first phase of the Prescott Playground project is expected to cost ~$400,000 and would include the play structure that has been posted on the bulletin board outside the large gym. The PLCFF executive are using the results from a 2018 Parent and Community Member survey to inform the work that they are doing.  If you are interested, you can take a look at the needs assessment: PLC Playground Needs Assessment Survey Results June 2018. Although there has been a tremendous amount of work that has been completed over the last few years, there is still much to be done! Although we do not yet have a date to “break ground” on the new playground, the PLCFF Executive Committee are always working to find new ways to engage our school community and are committed to sharing relevant information as things move forward!

Next Steps: 

  • The PLCFF is currently awaiting a response from Revenue Canada regarding their application for charitable status.  This process is expected to take a minimum of 6 months.
  • The PLCFF will continue to meet with a grant writer to assist in finding and applying for available grants.
  • Ongoing fundraising!  Please consider supporting PLCFF fundraisers as they lead the initiative to build a Prescott Playground!

The PLCFF is always looking for team oriented and motivated individuals to work closely with their executive in planning and organizing the various fundraisers that occur throughout the year.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the PLCFF executive team: executive@plcff.com

Book Fair

Hello Prescott Families!!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in your child’s reading.

Book Fair dates: Monday, April 8th – Thursday, April 11th

Shopping hours: Students will be able to shop at lunch recess only. The Book Fair will not be open after school.  If you do not wish to send money with your child please come to our event below. Debit and credit will be available.

Special activities: Open Late for Family Movie Night!! Thursday, April 11th 5-7pm

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school. If you have any questions please email me at hbriscoe@psd70.ab.ca.

Thank you!!

Hannah Briscoe

Librarian

Report Cards & Celebration of Learning

Report Cards

Your child’s report card is now available online through PowerSchool.  Click HERE to log in to the PowerSchool portal (https://powerschool.psd70.ab.ca/public).  If you have any issues logging in, you can access this information on the PSD website, or you can contact the school office.

Student Celebration of Learning
A reminder that you are invited to our “Student Celebration of Learning” next week, to give you the opportunity to conference with your children about their learning.  Please feel free to come by the school and visit your child in his/her class for 15 minutes during this time, and see the “learning in action”.
  • Grades 1-9 will host on Tuesday, March 19, from 8:40am-10:30am.
  • Kindergarten will host on Monday, March 18 from 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm, as well as on Tuesday, March 19 from 8:40am-10:30am.

If you are unable to make it during the day, we will also be opening our doors on Monday the 18th from 4:30pm-6:30pm and Tuesday the 19th from 3:30pm-5:30pm.  This will be the same format, so no appointments are necessary and students are required to attend with parents.

Hope to see you then!

Waste Management Centre Field Trip

On March 11 & 13, of next week, we will be embarking on a trip to the Edmonton Waste Management Centre as a Grade 4 group. The Grade 4s will be split into 3 groups total for this event. Your child will only attend ONE of these days, depending on the group that they are in. Our class will be split and joining the other Grade 4 teachers as Mr. Cote remains at Prescott with the ones who do not attend that day. If you’d like to volunteer on your child’s day, please let me know!

  • All Groups (Both Days):
    • Departure at 8:40 am from Prescott
    • Return to Prescott by 12:15 pm

The groups/days will be as follows:

 

Rafiki Bracelet Sales

 

                                          

The students from the We Team are excited to let you all know that they will be selling beaded Rafiki bracelets.  Did you know that “rafiki” is the Swahili word for “friend”? Bracelets will be selling for $10 each. This will take place on February 11-15 at lunch. The money that we make will all be donated to Local and Global charities.

Tech Free February at Prescott

What is “Tech Free February”?

  • No student mobile/personal devices (phones, iPods, tablets) out during the day (unless directed by teacher for learning)
    • Students may bring devices to school
    • Devices put in lockers from 8:15 to 3:00
    • If device is out during the day, students will be asked to put them in their lockers
  • No student tech at all (personal devices/chromebooks) during break times (lunch, snack, recess, before school)
    • Use the time to eat, play, talk, imagine,…

Why “Tech Free February”?

    • Social Wellness – Building Community
    • Physical Wellness – Being Active
    • Emotional Wellness – Being “Present”
    • Responsible Use of Technology Agreement – tech is to be used as tool for learning

Communicating to Students

  • Teachers are communicating this plan to students today.  We would appreciate your support by also having the discussion with your children.
  • Our goal, as always, is to ensure the academic, social and emotional well-being of our students.
  • Feel free to send any school appropriate board/card games for kids to play during breaks.