Science Fair, PD Day Cancelled, Newsletter

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Just a few notes:

The Provincial Science Fair has been moved to Thursday, April 3rd. Students participating are asked to be there by 8:30 AM and the fair will conclude by 1:00 PM.

Also, the professional development day that was scheduled for this coming Friday, April 4th has been cancelled. There will be regular classes  this Friday.

The April school newsletter has been added.

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P.E.I. Home and School Federation AGM & Conference

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Register for AGM & Conference by Friday, March 28th.

The meeting will be held Saturday, April 12. 2014, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Dutch Inn

 Minister Alan McIsaac and deputy minister, Sandy MacDonald, will present the education department’s new plans for improving students’ success; Doug MacDougall will present the English Language School Board’s new Strategic Plan on Student Achievement.

 All Parents and Teachers  are welcome to attend the AGM with each Home and School Association designating five (5) as your voting delegates; registration fee of $30 per person applies which includes the buffet luncheon.

Reserve a hotel room for your Home and School Association’s delegates to stay overnight Friday, April 11th; call the Rodd hotel at 894-7371. Following the early registration date, March 28th, the Federation will draw for one complimentary night’s accommodation.

 Three  afternoon workshop  presentations  will be offered 1:45 – 2:30 p.m.  Please sign up in advance.  Click here for session topics preview:

 Business and Non-Profit displays will be set up for viewing between 8:15 a.m. and 12 noon.  A number of great door prizes are being donated by Island businesses.  Your Home and School Association may also donate a door prize; bring the item with you to the meeting.

 Learn more about the new initiatives in education at the PEIHSFAGM & Conference 2014.  For more information, call 620-3186 / 1-800-916-0664 or visit our website at:

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March Newsletter, Parent/Teacher Conferences

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The March newsletter has now been posted.

We look forward to discussing the progress of your children during parent/teacher conferences which begin tomorrow evening. Please ensure your conference time is appropriate, and if not, be sure to contact the school to make other arrangements. Remember, there is no school this Friday, March 7th due to these conferences.

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End of Month Updates

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Pink Shirt day will take place on Wednesday February 26th, this event not only happens in PEI, but all across Canada and world wide. Each year thousands if not hundreds of thousands take the opportunity on this day to stand up and speak out against bullying and to encourage a more empathetic, tolerant and inclusive society and to stop bullying in our schools, communities and workplaces. Pink shirts have been ordered and are arriving Monday. Assembly will take place at 10:45 with further information to follow.

Science fair will be held in the building on February 26. Projects will be set up for the morning in the music room. Judging will take place during this time as well.

February 28 is a professional development day for teachers. Therefore, there will be no classes on this day.

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Newsletter & Notes

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The February newsletter has been posted. Sorry for the delay. Here are some notes for this month:

Parkdale has traditionally had mandatory Heritage Fair and Science Fair participation for grades 4-6. This year, we would encourage participation, but  it is strictly voluntary on the part of the students. We are running both as clubs after school and at lunch time. This  also allows time for research and computer use in the school

The Science fair has started in the building. Mr. McQuaid is overseeing this with students from 4 to 6. The provincial science fair will be held on April 2.

The 2014 Provincial Heritage Fair will be held at Confederation Centre of the Arts on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Mr. Goss and Ms. Harris will be overseeing the projects here. More information will follow at a later date.

The Friendship meet for gymnastics will be held Tuesday, February 11. Thanks to Mr. McQuaid for his efforts here.

Pink Shirt day will take place on Wednesday February 26th, this event not only happens in PEI, but all across Canada and world wide. Each year thousands if not hundreds of thousands take the opportunity on this day to stand up and speak out against bullying and to encourage a more empathetic, tolerant and inclusive society and to stop bullying in our schools, communities and workplaces.

A Terpstra’s sleigh ride will be held on February 19. Details to follow.

This week, Feb. 9th – 15, is also Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. Thanks so much for your kindness.


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Dental Clinic / Breakfast Program

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The Dental Preventive Clinic will be starting at Parkdale school starting the week of February 17th/ 2014.

Purpose of Dental Clinic: Screen children to assess risk of oral disease; provide oral health education, topical  fluoride, scaling/polishing and sealants, according to your child’s individual needs.

Screening:  All children will be seen for a two-minute screening to determine their risk of oral disease.  If you do not wish your child to have this dental screening, please notify the school secretary or classroom teacher.

Consent: After the screening, all children will be given a consent form which will be necessary for you to complete and return before services are provided.

Fees: There is no cost involved as the preventive services are covered by the Children’s Dental Care Program.

Contact: If you have any questions about the program, please contact the dental staff at the School or the Dental Public Health Clinic in Charlottetown at  368-4918.

Further Information:  Please note that only preventive services will be provided and the screening is not a substitute for an annual dental examination.  It is strongly recommended that parents take their children to a dentist for regular examinations and treatment.  The Children’s Dental Care Program assists with the cost of basic dental care delivered in private and public dental offices for children from ages 3 -17.  For more information, please visit

Also, as you may be already aware,  Parkdale has started a breakfast program which runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week. We are currently feeding approximately 100 students during these days, and any assistance in order to continue implementing this program would be much appreciated. If you are available between 7:45 and 8:45 am on these mornings could you please consider volunteering. Simply call the office (368-6945), leave your name, and further details on the process will be provided to you. Thanks in advance for your consideration with regards to this worthwhile endeavor.

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Happy New Year

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Welcome back everyone! The January newsletter has been posted.

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Winning Lotto Tree Number

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The lotto tree prize was not yet claimed from the night of the Christmas concert, so please check to see if you have this winning number > 655014. A huge thank you to Ms. Harris and all her efforts for a very enjoyable night of entertainment on Wednesday. The children performed wonderfully as they certainly got everyone into the holiday mood. Thank you to those parents, grandparents, siblings, and guardians for attending and supporting our school. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Christmas Concert Update

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There is a note to parents under the “Parent” tab regarding the format for this year’s Christmas concert.

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Newsletter Uploaded

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The December newsletter is uploaded. Also, on the hard copy that went home with students, there is an error on the newsletter. On the calendar, it states that the school is going to the “Wizard of Oz” at the Confederation Centre but we are not. There is also information regarding inclement weather and early closures posted under the “Parents” section.

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