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2018

Job-Embedded Professional Development Day

Friday, October 12th the Parkdale Teachers have a job-embedded professional development day. School data drives the instruction in our school. Teachers are going to be looking at the Provincial Achievement Test Data and the Accountability Pillar Data…

Attendance Matters

Some attendance facts: Attendance improves with parent participation Excused and unexcused absences have the same negative effect on student academic performance When a student improves attendance, they improve their chances of graduating If your child…

Student Leadership Raises Money for Hope Mission

Parkdale School Student Leadership group sold pizza for the last two lunch hours in order to raise money for Hope Mission. The money is going to their programs to help feed people. We want to thank all of the students and families that supported the…

Thank You Indigo and Yoobi

We continue to be amazed at how lucky we are to receive the Indigo Love of Reading Grant. Not only have we been adding to our classroom and school library a great selection of books, this week a surprise arrived at the school for our students. Yoobi…

Mittens, Toques and Scarves

The Parkdale School student leadership group has started a Mitten and Toque drive. They will be collecting mitten, toque and scarf drive at the school until October 19th. They are collecting these items in hopes of supporting the homeless people in…

Professional Development

This Friday there will be no school as it is a Professional Development Day. The staff at Parkdale School will be working on developing school-wide plans for Literacy and Numeracy. The Division One teachers will be having a session on the Words Their…

Phone Line

Unfortunately, line one on our phone is not working properly. We have contacted maintenance and Telus and hope to have it fixed as soon as we can. If you call and do not get through please continue to call until we can talk to you. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Attendance Matters

Success in school starts with a student having regular attendance. Regular attendance must start in the early years right through to high school completion. Did you know that even as early as Kindergarten, chronic absenteeism makes it more difficult…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

PARENTS OF PARKDALE meeting today in the room 2 at 415pm.  All parents and guardians are invited to attend.  Childcare will be available. Parents of Parkdale meet once a month to share and discuss ideas for school fundraising and events, such as hot…

Tips to Support Good Attendance

Here are some practical tips that will help support your child to attend school every day on time. Keep a regular bedtime Establish a morning routine Lay out clothes and pack your backpack the night before Talk to the teachers or counselors for advice…

Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters at school. Poor attendance in elementary school can be an indicator of not graduating from high school. Poor attendance also impacts the student's ability to make friends as the friendships continue to develop when the student is away.…

Parkdale School Staff

We would like to introduce you to the staff at Parkdale School. Meet our staff

What a Great Week!

We have had a fantastic first week of school. The back to school carnival and family picnic was a huge success. The students lined up to see if they could send the teachers into the dunk tank, and when the teachers fell into the water the cheers were…

Back to School Family Picnic and Carnival

Tomorrow is a big day for us. It is our back to school family picnic and carnival. Our Junior High students are frantically working on the stations that students and their families can visit tomorrow. Parents of Parkdale will be hosting a dunk tank and…

We Can't Wait For Tuesday!

The staff has been working hard all week getting ready for school. The school is nice and clean, the bulletin boards are ready to go and the lessons are planned. The only thing that we are missing is the smiling faces of our students. There is supervision…

Office Closed

The office will be closed on Wednesday from 8:30 to 1:00 for staff meetings and professional development. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will be available as of 1:00 pm.

Welcome Back

We hope that everyone had a great summer. The office is open Monday at 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. We are excited to get the school year started. School starts on Tuesday, September 4th.

Airband 2018 - Have a Good Summer

Have a great summer everyone. See you September 4, 2018. Enjoy the staff Airband Videos STAFF AIRBAND VIDEOS

Canadian Professional Boxer Devin Reti

On June 21, 2018, Canadian Professional Boxer Devin Reti joined the students at Parkdale School to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. He shared his inspirational story while encouraging a growth mindset. He talked to them about resiliency and perseverance.…

Indigenous Northlands Princess Alicia Cardinal

Alicia Cardinal came to our school on June 21, 2018, to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. She spent time sharing her story with our students and was very inspirational. We were then privileged to have her perform a special dance presentation with our…

Grade 8 Farewell

On June 15, 2018 we will be saying goodbye to our Grade 8 students. The school will be having a short function in the gym from 6:30 to 7:30. At this event fun awards will be given and well wishes from the school, and a guest speaker. It will be followed…

Indigo Love of Reading Grant

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a  $50 000 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund grant. Parkdale School is one of 30 schools to receive a 2018 grant, part of the Foundation's annual $1.5 million commitment to high-needs…

Student Art Show and Sale

On May 31st from 4 to 6 pm in the gym, we are having a student art show sale. Student artwork will be for sale with all proceeds going to the Parents of Parkdale. Artwork will be for sale for $2.00 to $5.00. Stop in and support the Parents of Parkdale…

Something Exciting

Something excited happened at our school today! Wait for further news to come out on Friday!

Empower Reading School

We are excited to announce that Parkdale School is an Empower Reading School. Empower Reading is an intensive reading program developed by researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. The program is based on more than 30 years of reading…

Professional Development

There is no school for students on Friday as it is the teacher's professional development day. We have many different activities that the staff are working on this day. Our division one teachers are working on finalizing and putting together the necessary…

Thank You

We would like to thank all of the families that attended our Mother's Day Tea and Market. On Friday, the student leadership team was not expecting the overwhelming response that we had to our Mother's Day Tea. It meant a lot to our school community that…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

This Thursday at 4:15 pm we will be having our Parents of Parkdale Meeting in room 2. At this meeting we will be discussing the upcoming Mother's Day Market, staffing for next year, bell schedules and timetables, SLIC conference and the May Student Art…

Create and Learn Field Trips for ECS, Grade 1B and Grade 1/2B

We are excited to have Create and Learn come to our school tomorrow. Create and Learn have customized their activities to support the curriculum at each grade level in a fun way.  Brick building is a great way to help students be fully engaged while…

Wolfpack Wear

Wolfpack Wear is now being ordered. You can order a t-shirt, hoodie, or backpack. The orders are being accepted until Monday, May 7th. Sizing samples will be available at the office later this week. Thank you for supporting the Parents of Parkdale.

Big Thank You

We would like to take this moment to thank Mrs. Breitkreuz for everything she does for us at Parkdale School. Everything from answering the phones, getting ice packs, helping us find the right person to talk to, making photocopies and so many more things.…

Leaders of Tomorrow

Parkdale School would like to congratulate our Leaders of Tomorrow. Praise, Hailey, and Eva have worked hard, volunteering at the school and getting involved. They have worked to not only support the staff and the students at the school but to make a…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

On Thursday at 4:15 we will be hosting a Parents of Parkdale Advisory Meeting. There will be babysitting available. At this meeting, we will be working on providing input into the new school Mission and Vision, review budget information and the plan…

March Attendance Madness

March Attendance Madness continues. There is one week left to see which will be the last class standing. It is important for students to come to school on time, every day. School attendance is an indicator of students reading at grade level, graduating…

Parkdale Family Cookbook

The student leadership group is working with the Parents of Parkdale Advisory Committee to create a Parkdale Family Cookbook. We are asking that all students bring a recipe to school that can be shared in the cookbook. The leadership students will type…

Parent Teacher Interviews

On Tuesday, March 20th from 4 to 8 pm we will be hosting Parent Teacher Interviews. This is a great time to come and discuss your child's progress in the school year. We believe strongly that we are a team and must work with our parents in order for…

NO Pizza Sales tomorrow

We have had to cancel the Pizza Sales to support the sports team tomorrow. The next Pizza sales will be on Wednesday, March 21st. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused.

ECS Registration

On Tuesday, March 13th at 6:30 pm we will be having our ECS Registration evening. Come to our school and meet Miss Marquardt our ECS teacher. We will be discussing our ECS program as well as all of the activities that Parkdale has at the school.  Our…

Celebrating Great Attendance

Mrs. Ouellette and Mrs. Wilson were in the 1B class this week doing the Egg Smash Challenge. 1B students had the most improved class attendance and this is cause for celebration. Attendance is very important for student success at school and the school…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

Thursday, March 8th at 4:15 pm we will be having a Parents of Parkdale Meeting. All parents are welcome to attend and babysitting is provided. This meeting we are talking about staffing for next year, planning for next year, reviewing the student-generated funds…

March Attendance Madness

For the next five weeks, the homerooms at our school are competing against each other in the March Attendance Madness challenge. Each week the classes will be facing off against each other to have the best attendance. The class at the end of five weeks…

Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday, February 28th we are asking all staff and students to wear Pink Shirts. This is a day in which we are bringing awareness to bullying. We want to give people strength and show support to work together to end bullying and encourage people…

STEAM Camp

Parkdale is excited to let you know that the Grade 6 class will be participating in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Camp on February 20th to February 22nd. During the 3 day camp, the students will be introduced to the…

100th Day of School

This Friday marks a special day at school, it is the 100th Day of School. In our Division One classes, they have spent time working on counting to 100, recognizing numbers to 100 and adding and subtracting the numbers. On Friday we plan on celebrating…

Teacher's Convention - No School

This Thursday and Friday there will be no school. All of the teachers will be attending Teacher's Convention in Edmonton. This is a time when we are lucky enough to go and listen to presenters that can help make us better at our job.  There are many…

Basketball Fees Due

Just a reminder that Basketball Fees are now due. Parents you can log onto ACORN to pay your account. Please contact the office if you need to arrange a payment option or need help with your fees. We can support you filling in the Jumpstart Form if needed…

Student Leadership Program

At Parkdale School, we have wonderful students that are willing to get involved. The leadership program consists of students in grade 6,7 and 8. The students have planned a variety of activities this year to build school spirit and to get involved in…

Family Movie Night

On Friday we will be showing Where The Wild Things Are. The doors will open at 6:00 pm with the movie starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a concession and bannock dogs will be available. We hope to see everyone there. Students in grades K to 6 must have…

Parent Input

Welcome back, everyone. We hope your break was filled with lots of memories. January is the time of year where the Alberta Government begins surveying school stakeholders in order to get feedback on how the school is doing. At Parkdale School, we value…

2017

Christmas Concert

Parkdale will be having it's Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 20th. There will be two performances with the afternoon performance starting at 1:15 pm and the evening performance starting at 6:30 pm. The doors for both performances will be open…

Thank You

We would like to thank all of the parents and guardians that came to Parent Teacher interviews on Thursday night. The partnership between the parents and school is very important to us at Parkdale. We enjoyed the chance to share all the good things that…

Parent Teacher Interviews and Bookfair

Parent Teacher Interviews are on Thursday, November 30th. They start at 4 pm and they go to 8 pm. We hope to see all families come out as we are hoping to continue to form a supportive relationship with you as the parents. The team of parent and teacher…

Keeping up with the School News

We are trying to make it easier for everyone to stay up to date with what is happening at Parkdale School. We not only have a Facebook account but today we started a Twitter and Instagram account.  We will be making posts to keep you up to date with…

Family Movie Night

The Parkdale Parent Advisory Council is hosting a Fundraiser on Friday, November 24th. They are having a family movie night. The Parent Advisory Council raises funds to support school events such as Field Trips, and performances at the school. The cost…

Parents as Important Team Members

At Parkdale School we believe that the team that is developed between the Parents and the Teacher is vitally important. That is one of the reasons why Parent Teacher Interviews are so important. We can work together to best support your son or daughter…

Rock Your Mocs

On November 15th we are asking that you wear your mocassins or mukluks to school!

Enjoy the Long Weekend

Would just like to remind all families of your long weekend. Tomorrow is a PD day so the teachers are going to be learning about MindUp, Literacy in the classroom (using what the teachers learned from Miriam Trehearne) and some technology. Remember that…

Miriam Trehearne Visits Parkdale School

We are feeling very lucky as a staff today because we have literacy specialist Miriam Trehearne at our school to support our teachers. Today and tomorrow she will be observing all of our teachers in grades ECS to 3 as they deliver their literacy program.…

Pizza Sales to Support the Sports Teams

This Wednesday the girls' volleyball team will be selling pizza for $2.00 a slice. All money raised goes to the cost of operating the sports teams. The pizza will be sold one slice to each student until it is gone. If pizza remains, students may have…

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Our school is participating in the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program. Each year thousands of shoeboxes are filled by families across North America and sent to children around the world who receive very little for Christmas. This is an opportunity…

Remembrance Day Ceremony

We would like to invite our families to attend our Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 9th at 10:45 am. We are asking that our students and staff wear red or black that day.This is the day that we choose to remember all of the people who have served…

Partnership with Sunrise Village

Our school partnership with Sunrise Village is continuing this year. Tomorrow the grade 1B class will be heading to Sunrise Village to share some Halloween Spirit. We are excited about this partnership and all the opportunities that we have to work…

Halloween Activities

On Tuesday, October 31st starting at 1:00 pm Parkdale school will be having Halloween Activities for the grade 1 to 6 students. The student leadership group has planned fun activities in the gym for the classes to participate in. We are asking that students…

Thanks to Wetaskiwin Family Chiropractic Clinic

We would like to thank Wetaskiwin Family Chiropractic Clinic for their donation of school supplies. The staff appreciated the bins that we received and the fact that they would be able to support students in our school. Thank you to Doctor Zara and the…

Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention (RTI) in Parkdale School is a plan that is devised by the school Administration, Learning Support Teachers and Classroom Teachers. The plan is to support student learning by meeting students' needs. In order for us to meet students…

Parent Teacher Interviews

We had the first round of Parent Teacher Interviews on Thursday, October 5th. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents that were able to attend that night. If you were not able to attend, please give the school and talk to your…

Like Us On Facebook

We have a new Facebook Page! You can find a link to our Facebook page on our Parkdale School Page. Please like us so we can keep you updated with all of the events that are happening at our school. We will be posting events on Facebook regularly to keep…

NAIT Trip a Huge Success

The grade 7 and 8 students went to the NAIT Open House today. They were able to visit many different faculties and see what kinds of careers are available to them. Some of the careers that they checked out were Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Paramedic,…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

Once a month we have a Parents of Parkdale Meeting. We meet as a group to set up events for the students, fundraise for activities, but also to help with the schools strategic plan.  We are meeting on Thursday, October 12th at 4 pm. At this meeting,…

Parent & Teacher Interviews at Parkdale School

Reminder that Parkdale School will be holding Parent and Teacher Interviews on October 5th 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hope to see you there.

Volleyball Season Starts

The Parkdale Wolfpack Junior Girls Volleyball Team starts their season this week. They play their games on Tuesday and the schedule is: October 3rd - playing at Father Leduc Catholic School October 10th - playing at Warburg School October 17th - home…

Literacy is Important

The Literacy Fairies introduced classes a reading contest. The students are being encouraged to read as many books as they can. Once they read a book they will fill out a book spine and hand it into their teachers. The class that reads the most books…

Parkdale School News September 25th to September 29th

An important reminder to all of our school families to ensure that the school has current contact information. If something was to happen we need to be able to contact a family member to support the student. Please just call the office to notify us of…