One hour delay

Due to secondary road conditions and on-going cleanup, all schools in the Public Schools Branch will open following a one hour delay. There will be no further announcement.

Any Parkside students that are walkers or who are being dropped off this morning, cannot be dropped off prior to 9:30 a.m., as there will not be any supervision until that time.

Happy Holidays!

The end of day Friday, December 18th marks the beginning of the winter break. We wish everyone a safe, happy, and healthy holiday. Please follow Dr. Morrison’s guidelines during this period, which for many of us is a time when family and friends gather to celebrate the season. We look forward to seeing all students and staff back at school on Monday, January 4, 2021.

Polar Bear Campaign – Pyjama Day Thursday, December 3rd

We are gathering non-perishable food items to help families in need. Please send in food items this week. This is our “Polar Bear Campaign” to help Parkside families.

On Thursday, December 3rd we will have a pyjama day in support of the Polar Bear Campaign. Students are asked to bring in $1.00 with all funds going towards the campaign.

Thursday will also be a reading day at the school and we will be tracking how many minutes students and staff spend reading.

In addition, ADL will be supplying free milk to all students on Thursday and Home & School will be providing cookies.

Thursday will be a busy day at Parkside!

No Classes – Friday, November 20th

There will be no classes for students on Friday, November 20th due to parent-teacher interviews. If you haven’t already booked an interview time, please use the following links to do so on Sign-Up Genius:

Dates for Interviews will be Thursday, November 19:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0544A9AA23A4F58-parkside2

Friday, November 20:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544a9aa23a4f58-parent2

As mentioned in an earlier post, due to Covid-19 the Chief Public Health Officer and Department of Education and Lifelong Learning recommend the following guidelines for interviews:

All staff and parents are required to wear non-medical masks, except when seated a minimum of 6-feet apart during the interview.

Only one parent/guardian per child should be in attendance and no students or other children should be in attendance.

Parents are expected to sanitize hands at a sanitizing station and sign in with every teacher they meet.

The Book Fair Begins!

We have one more day of previews for students and then sales will begin at our in-person Book Fair that is available for students and staff.  We will be able to accept cash and cheques made out to “Parkside School Library.”  Your child’s teacher will let you know when their class is scheduled to visit the Fair.

Just a reminder, that the Fair will not be open to parents this fall, however, on Monday, November 16th, our virtual Scholastic Book Fair will open to parents and others wishing to shop. 

Beginning on Monday, please use this link to access Parkside’s virtual Fair: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5139133

The virtual Fair will have the same books and products that are available at our in-person Fair and so much more!  All purchases benefit Parkide’s library.

Orders that you place online will be shipped directly to you.  There is a charge for shipping.  However, there is free shipping for orders that total $35.00 or more AND, there will be a FREE SHIPPING EVENT!!!

Free shipping will be available for TWO hours on Wednesday evening, November 18th between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. ONLY.  Please take advantage of this.

Also, please share the link above with everyone you know who might be looking to buy some books for your child or someone else’s child.  This is a great way to do some secret shopping for Christmas or “just because.”  Spread the word and let’s make our first virtual fair a huge success!

Parent-Teacher Interview Sign-up

Next week teachers will be holding Parent Teacher Interviews.
For those of you that preferred an in person interview, please go to the links below to sign up.

Due to Covid-19 the Chief Public Health Officer and Department of Education and Lifelong Learning recommend the following guidelines for interviews:

All staff and parents are required to wear non-medical masks, except when seated a minimum of 6-feet apart during the interview.

Only one parent/guardian per child should be in attendance and no students or other children should be in attendance.

Parents are expected to sanitize hands at a sanitizing station and sign in with every teacher they meet.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Dates for Interviews will be Thursday, Nov 19:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0544A9AA23A4F58-parkside2

Friday, Nov 20:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544a9aa23a4f58-parent2

The Book Fair Has Arrived!

Previews began today and will continue until next Monday. Sales begin at the school for students and staff on Tuesday, November 17th. As stated in the October newsletter, due to Covid restrictions, the Book Fair will not be open to parents, however, parents will have access to a “virtual” Book Fair beginning Monday, November 16th. More details to follow. Keep checking the posts!

6X Book of the Month – Princess Princess Ever After

Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill

Dawn chose Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O’Neill as the class Book of the Month because it is “different than regular princess stories.  There is no knight in shining armour saving the princess in this book, but a princess saving a princess.”  It is a love story between two princesses.  Dawn says that this short graphic novel is really good with “a little action, a little romance, a little fun…a bit of everything.” Another great selection by a student reader.