Stronger Together

Welcome to our newsletter for parents of students in Parkland School Division. Inside you will find information, opportunities and strategies to help you and your family connect with us on your child’s educational journey. Each month we will provide you with information about mental health and ways we can work together to support your family. Simply click THIS LINK to view the newsletter.

If you have any questions about parent information and supports in Parkland School Division, please don’t hesitate to contact Vicky Mamczasz, Community Support Worker 780-668-7422 or vmamczasz@psd70.ab.ca

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Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed

 we need you

As most of you know, and hopefully your children have enjoyed, our Hot Lunch program runs from November to the end of April each year and we offer a hot and healthy lunch to the students four days a week. We hand make and cook everything on site and include a fruit, vegetable, and either a real fruit juice box or milk with each meal for an incredibly low price and a variety of soups. The reason we can keep the price so low is because of our amazing volunteer pool.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our program, your commitment can be as small or large as your schedule can handle. There are many different positions in the Hot Lunch program like cooking, money count, data entry, shopping, and menu planning. We cook Tuesday through Friday generally from 9:00-1:00. You don’t need to be a fancy cook or commit to coming each week. All menu items, recipes, and preparation details are provided. If you are only able to help one day a month, every other week, or each week, we can schedule you into a group with a team leader on the day of your choosing.  We understand that being a parent it can be sometimes hard to add more to your plate with volunteering; but here are some of the benefits of volunteering with the Hot Lunch program. On your cooking day you will enjoy a free lunch, as a thank you for your help we also provide lunch vouchers that can be used for free lunches for your child(ren), at the end of the year we take you for a wind up luncheon, and also at the end of the school year we are invited to the volunteer tea put on by the students and staff. While you spend your time in the school you get to know the teachers, office staff, other parents, and not to mention being able to see your children in their own environment.

We will be hosting an information meeting about Hot Lunch for new volunteers (date to be announced). If you are interested in receiving more information about volunteering this year please contact Dawn Willoughby at 780-910-4765 or email her at dawnwilloughby123@gmail.com. Thanks in advance for checking out our program.

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