Millgrove School

Dear Parents,

Throughout the year we teach our children about helping others.  UNICEF is one of the charities that the school supports and the children can relate to.  If you choose to help with this charity please have your child ask friends and family for contributions rather than going door to door to ask strangers for money.   UNICEF strongly suggests online donations.  If you choose to donate by cash or cheque send it to school with your child. Please make cheques payable to UNICEF Canada.  Donations over $25 will receive a tax receipt.   All contributions need to be in by October 31st.

For efficiency purposes, online donations are strongly encouraged.   Go to


Donating through this website takes you to the Millgrove UNICEF account.  Students are able to set up a personal fundraising page to keep track of all of the people who have donated through them.  These contributions will be added to the Millgrove School donation total.

Thanks for your support of this charity.


The UNICEF Committee at Millgrove

City of Ember

A Family Friendly Adventure for all to enjoy!

A Family Friendly Adventure for all to enjoy!

In 4C we have been reading every day to complete the novel City of Ember written by Jeanne DuPrau. We have been wrapped up in  a story about Doon and Lina-two 12 year olds-determined to find a way out of Ember. Students have been very engaged in the story and are upset when we have to put it away at the end of the day. Starting on Monday, we are going to watch the movie during our lunch eating times. It will be interesting to compare the similarities and differences between the novel and the movie. I cannot wait to hear about which one they like the like more.

Read about a doomed city and the two children determined to escape it.

Read about a doomed city and the two children determined to escape it.

It is the most wonderful time of the year!!!



Dear Parents:


I welcome you on board for this year of learning, building character and striving to be the best that we can be.  I invite you to join me in making this year the best one yet for your child.  I am looking forward to embarking on a new journey with all of my students.


Parents are the most important people in a child’s life.  As your child’s educator, I want your child to know that we are working together as a team to ensure the safest and best educational environment possible.  I am only a phone call away and ready to work together to find a solution to whatever arises.


Most grade four students are in continual motion, so they eat a lot in a day.  Please ensure that your child is bringing a healthy snack and lunch to school.  Candy, chips and other sugar or fat-laden snacks are not appropriate and can even make it more difficult for your child to learn.  If a student does not eat part of their lunch, I ask them to take it home so that you are aware of what your child is actually eating and food is not going to waste.


Students fill in daily agendas at the end of every day.  Important notes from teachers may also appear in the agenda. Please initial the agenda every day to ensure all communication is shared.  Comments and notes are always welcome.


Homework is a part of daily life for a successful student in grade 4 (30 to 40 minutes should be an average per evening).  Class time is provided for students to begin working on assignments, and many students are able to complete most of their work during the day.  Larger projects and assignments will be spread out over several days.  If your child claims to have “no homework”, then they should be spending their time reading or working on math skills.  It is important to keep up with the work on a daily basis to reinforce the learning happening in the classroom


Assessment is measured in many different formats, some of which include:  tests, quizzes, daily assignments, projects and oral presentations.  I look forward to discussing your child’s progress at Parent Teacher Interviews on October 7th and 8th.


As you strive to ensure that your child comes to school well rested and ready to learn, know that I will do my best to instill in them a passion for learning.  To each and every one of you:  Happy New School Year!  It’s going to be SPECIAL!




Mrs. S.  Constantin




Pet Parade and Carnival

Friday, June,27th 2014

Millgrove’s 14th Annual


The pet parade will take place from 8:50 – 9:30 a.m. in the field south of the school.

Please NOTE that if it is raining (more than a sprinkle) the event will be CANCELLED!

Please take care in following the few simple rules of participation:

  • assemble in the south field along the fence between 8:40 – 8:50 a.m.
  • if you know that your pets have trouble making friends… be sure to have them on a     leash/harness/in a cage/in a bowl
  • provide / use your own pooper scooper supplies, as Millgrove Carnival Day will be held             in the same area
  • have all pets return to their home by 9:30 a.m.

The Carnival Day will be starting at 9:45-11:30 a.m.

Your child will receive 1 freezie and 1 bag of popcorn once they have completed a certain number of activities.

School Council will again provide a FREE HOT LUNCH DAY!!

(hot dog, veggies with dip, bag of veggie straws, water bottle)

Please be sure to send your child with appropriate clothing, NON aerosol sunscreen/bug spray, hat, and most importantly a WATER BOTTLE.

The year end assembly will be in the gym at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Note: All students are to return to their classrooms, after the Pet Parade, where they will be preparing for the Carnival Day activities.

This will give the animal handlers plenty of time to come back and enjoy the morning…………..PET FREE

Volunteers Needed!

We will need help with  Carnival activities

and/or Hot lunch

Please contact your child’s teacher or the school at 780-962-6122

Bennett Centre

4C will be going to the Bennett Centre on April 7, 2014 (the first day back after Spring Break). We are looking forward to learning more about the lifestyle of Alberta’s Natives and Metis. Please remember to pack a waste free lunch and dress in outdoor clothes for the weather!

I am looking forward to having a fun filled learning experience with the students!

Cold Lunch Counts Project

                      Brought to you by the PSD Youth Resiliency Initiative in partnership with PSD Facilities Department, Alberta Health Services, and Spruce Grove Save on Foods

Learn more at http://bit.ly/1koBiG9

March 26, 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians:

  • Millgrove School has the opportunity to participate in the Cold Lunch Counts Project which is a pilot project in partnership with Spruce Grove Save-On Foods in which students will have the opportunity to purchase a cold lunch.  Each lunch will consist of either a whole grain wrap or sandwich made of whole grain bread, 100% juice box and fresh fruit.   Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available for students.  The Cold Lunch Counts program will run for 8 weeks and the total nutrition information for each lunch will be made available and posted on the registration site.  Millgrove lunches will be delivered on Wednesdays.

On-line registration for this exciting pilot project will begin March 3, 2014 for the weeks of April 7th-June 6th.  Use your Save On Foods 10-digit customer code to order your lunches and your school will earn DOLLARS for health and wellness-related projects.  

Here’s How:

  1. Go to millgrove.coldlunchcounts.com
  2. Click the “REGISTER” menu at the top right hand corner to sign up.
  3. Enter your name, email address and phone, then a user id that you will use for access to the hot lunches application.  Enter a password and then enter it again to verify that it is correct.
  4. Once registered, you will be logged into the website

Please add your students by clicking on the “STUDENTS” button below or the “PROFILE” menu tab in order to proceed. Once your students have been added to the system you will be able to place lunch orders immediately by clicking the “Order” button below each child’s name. Deadline to order for the first lunch this term is April 4, 2014. IT’S THAT EASY!

Not participating in Cold Lunch Counts?  We encourage you to register even if your child does not participate so that you are able to receive emails and reminders from the PSD Youth Resiliency Initiative about other exciting health and wellness initiatives.

This pilot project has been designed in partnership with PSD Facilities Department (delivery) and the AHS Children and Youth Nutrition Guidelines to help increase the amount of nutritious food being consumed within our school communities.  If you have questions, ideas, or comments, please email PSD Youth Resiliency Coordinator, Felicia Ochs, at fmochs@psd70.ab.ca

Honk if You Love Someone!

Beigha and Madison hold up their sign for passing motorists!

Beigha and Madison hold up their sign for passing motorists!

After watching the video “Honk if you Love Someone”, students were inspired to create their own messages of caring and kindness for others. Grade four students encouraged passing motorists to honk or wave in response to their signs. The participation by motorists and passengers exceeded the grade four students expectations. Everyone went home with a good feeling in their hearts.

 You can view the original video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EwYLZmkUxo