All classes cancelled- January 9

All PSB Classes Cancelled

Due to the expected weather and travel conditions, all classes in the Public Schools Branch have been cancelled for Wednesday, January 9.


Aqua-Abilities at the CUP

Aqua-Abilities- CUP – the next session of Aqua-Abilities will begin on Monday, January 14th, 2019.  It will run every Monday from 6:00-6:45 PM for 8 weeks.  Cost per child is $30.00.  This program is open to any child with a disability, ages 5-17.  Spaces are limited. Please call Credit Union Place if interested.

Crazy Hair Day – Friday January 11

This Friday is crazy hair day! There will be a class prize for the class with the most participation and a prize for the craziest hair. A dollar donation will be asked for participation with the proceeds going to support a Parkside Student.

Thank you!

THANK YOU to the students, parents, and Parkside staff members who gave of their time today to help with our grocery bagging/Christmas carolling fundraiser today at Sobeys. Together you helped to raise over $2100.00 for our school! Wow!! This money will used to purchase instruments for our music program and sensory materials for our peace room/sensory room. Thank you Sobeys for giving us this opportunity, and for hosting us for the day!

School Skate at the CUP

Our first skate will go at 9:30-10:30 at the CUP (warm rink). This group includes: KA, KC, KD, 1A, 1F, 2Y, 1X. These students will need to be ready to leave Parkside at 9:00.

The 10:30-11:30 group will be in the cold rink. This group includes:
2A, 2F, 3A, 3F, 4A, 4F. They will be leaving by 9:30 and may get on the ice a little earlier than 10:30

The 10:45-11:45 group will be in the warm rink. This group includes: 5A, 5F, 5X, 6A, 6F. This group will be leaving at 10:15

Parents wanting to help tie skates are welcome to meet us at the CUP.

Grocery Bagging Fundraiser at Sobeys

Just a reminder of our Parkside Grocery Bagging fundraiser happening this Saturday, December 22nd at Sobeys in Summerside. Information about this fundraiser was included in our most recent school newsletter as well as displayed in the school lobby at both parent-teacher interview days. 
We are looking for a few more students to help for the 2:00-4:00PM shift. If your child is able to help, please email Mrs. Arsenault at
For those are are helping – here’s some info for you:
If possible, please have students arrive about 10 minutes prior to your scheduled shift so that we can give them some instructions/information about how they will be helping customers with their groceries.
Students will also gather periodically with Mrs. Arsenault in order to sing Christmas carols to the customers who are waiting in line. The songs will be:
* Jingle Bells
* We Wish You a Merry Christmas
* Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
* Santa Claus is Coming to Town
* Star of Christmas (Sobeys Christmas Theme Song – video link here:
Mrs. Arsenault will have copies of the lyrics available for those who need them.
Thank you for supporting our school! Merry Christmas!

Flea Market Update

Parkside’s Christmas flea market will now be held tomorrow Thursday, December 20th.  We would like to thank all of our volunteers who have previously offered to help with the flea market.  It would be fantastic if you are able to help out tomorrow!  However, we understand that this may not be possible due to work schedules and other commitments.  We would appreciate you letting us know if you are no longer able to volunteer.  We will also gladly welcome any new volunteers that are available to assist tomorrow.  Volunteer time slots are as follows:

1)   8:35am – 10:20 am

2)   10:30am – 12:10 pm

3)   12:50 – 2:40pm


Our flea market requires many volunteers in order to run smoothly and we are very appreciative of the help of our Parkside community.  Please email Melanie MacDonald at regarding any volunteer changes/information.  Thank you!