News

Our Students Say Thank You

Posted on Dec. 11, 2018

The students at Parkdale School would like to thank First United Church for coming to the school and providing them the opportunity to Christmas Schop for their family members. You could see the excitement…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on Dec. 5, 2018

Tomorrow night from 4 to 8 pm there will be Parent Teacher Interviews in the gym. This is a great time to meet with your child's teacher and discuss your students progress in the school year. We hope…

Thank You Parkdale for Secret Santa Donations

Posted on Dec. 4, 2018

Thank you to the Parkdale School community for all of the donations for Wetaskiwin's Secret Santa. The donations were picked up today and will be delivered out to the community this holiday season. Parkdale…

Cookie and Candy Grams

Posted on Nov. 28, 2018

Parents of Parkdale is once selling Cookie and Candy Grams for the Christmas season. Cookie grams will cost $2.00 and Candy Grams will cost $1.00. They will be sold Thursday and Friday of this week, and…

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on Nov. 28, 2018

Report cards will be going home this Friday. Thursday, December 6th from 4 to 8 pm there will be Parent Teacher Interviews in the gym. The teachers look forward to the opportunity to talk to parents so…

Toy Drive Ends on Friday

Posted on Nov. 27, 2018

Student leadership would like to thank everyone who had donated toys to their toy drive. Friday will be the last day that we will be collecting toys. The toys will be donated to support families in Wetaskiwin…

Mitten and Toque Drive - Thank You.

Posted on Nov. 16, 2018

Student leadership would like to give a special thank you to everyone that donated mittens, toques, and scarves to the school for the leadership initiative. When everything was said and done we were able…

Career and Technology Foundations

Posted on Nov. 14, 2018

"Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) builds student understanding of the world around them as they explore their interests and passions to learn about various career possibilities, and occupational…

Student Leadership Helping Families at Christmas

Posted on Nov. 14, 2018

The student leadership group is wanting to support the community of Wetaskiwin and has organized a toy drive. They are asking our families to donate a toy that they will donate to Wetaskiwin's Secret…

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Posted on Nov. 7, 2018

Thursday, Parkdale School will be honoring the men and women that have served Canada. We will be starting our Remembrance Day Ceremony at 10:45 in the morning. Our Drummers will be playing an Honor Song…

Thank You for Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on Oct. 29, 2018

The teachers at Parkdale School would like to thank all of the families that attended our first Parent Teacher Interviews of the year. You shared valuable information with us which will help us to better…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on Oct. 22, 2018

On Thursday, October 25 Parkdale School will be having our first Parent/Teacher Conferences of this school year.  Even though we have not sent out a Report Card, we feel it is important to speak with…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

Posted on Oct. 17, 2018

We will be having a Parents of Parkdale meeting Thursday, October 18th at 4:30 in room 2. We had a spectacular turn out for our first Parent of Parkdale meeting and are very excited about the possibilities…

Job-Embedded Professional Development Day

Posted on Oct. 11, 2018

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…

Attendance Matters

Posted on Oct. 9, 2018

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…

Student Leadership Raises Money for Hope Mission

Posted on Oct. 3, 2018

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…

Thank You Indigo and Yoobi

Posted on Sep. 30, 2018

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…

Mittens, Toques and Scarves

Posted on Sep. 27, 2018

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…

Professional Development

Posted on Sep. 26, 2018

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…

Phone Line

Posted on Sep. 21, 2018

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…

Attendance Matters

Posted on Sep. 18, 2018

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,…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

Posted on Sep. 13, 2018

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…

Tips to Support Good Attendance

Posted on Sep. 12, 2018

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…

Attendance Matters

Posted on Sep. 10, 2018

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…

Parkdale School Staff

Posted on Sep. 7, 2018

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

What a Great Week!

Posted on Sep. 7, 2018

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…

Back to School Family Picnic and Carnival

Posted on Sep. 5, 2018

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.…

We Can't Wait For Tuesday!

Posted on Aug. 31, 2018

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…

Office Closed

Posted on Aug. 28, 2018

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

Posted on Aug. 27, 2018

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

Posted on Jun. 29, 2018

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

Canadian Professional Boxer Devin Reti

Posted on Jun. 26, 2018

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.…

Indigenous Northlands Princess Alicia Cardinal

Posted on Jun. 26, 2018

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…

Grade 8 Farewell

Posted on Jun. 6, 2018

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…

Indigo Love of Reading Grant

Posted on May. 25, 2018

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…

Student Art Show and Sale

Posted on May. 24, 2018

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…

Something Exciting

Posted on May. 23, 2018

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

Empower Reading School

Posted on May. 22, 2018

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…

Professional Development

Posted on May. 17, 2018

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…

Thank You

Posted on May. 13, 2018

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…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

Posted on May. 9, 2018

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…

Create and Learn Field Trips for ECS, Grade 1B and…

Posted on May. 1, 2018

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…

Wolfpack Wear

Posted on Apr. 30, 2018

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…

Big Thank You

Posted on Apr. 26, 2018

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…

Leaders of Tomorrow

Posted on Apr. 19, 2018

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…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

Posted on Apr. 9, 2018

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…

March Attendance Madness

Posted on Apr. 6, 2018

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…

Parkdale Family Cookbook

Posted on Apr. 4, 2018

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…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on Mar. 16, 2018

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…

NO Pizza Sales tomorrow

Posted on Mar. 13, 2018

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

Posted on Mar. 12, 2018

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…

Celebrating Great Attendance

Posted on Mar. 7, 2018

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…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

Posted on Mar. 6, 2018

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,…

March Attendance Madness

Posted on Mar. 2, 2018

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…

Pink Shirt Day

Posted on Feb. 27, 2018

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…

STEAM Camp

Posted on Feb. 20, 2018

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…

100th Day of School

Posted on Feb. 13, 2018

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…

Teacher's Convention - No School

Posted on Feb. 5, 2018

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…

Basketball Fees Due

Posted on Feb. 2, 2018

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…

Student Leadership Program

Posted on Feb. 1, 2018

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…

Family Movie Night

Posted on Jan. 15, 2018

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…

Parent Input

Posted on Jan. 8, 2018

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…

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Christmas Concert

Posted on Dec. 11, 2017

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…

Thank You

Posted on Dec. 5, 2017

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…

Parent Teacher Interviews and Bookfair

Posted on Nov. 28, 2017

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…

Keeping up with the School News

Posted on Nov. 20, 2017

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…

Family Movie Night

Posted on Nov. 17, 2017

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…

Parents as Important Team Members

Posted on Nov. 16, 2017

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…

Rock Your Mocs

Posted on Nov. 14, 2017

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

Enjoy the Long Weekend

Posted on Nov. 9, 2017

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 Visits Parkdale School

Posted on Nov. 7, 2017

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…

Pizza Sales to Support the Sports Teams

Posted on Nov. 6, 2017

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…

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox

Posted on Nov. 4, 2017

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…

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Posted on Nov. 1, 2017

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…

Partnership with Sunrise Village

Posted on Oct. 30, 2017

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…

Halloween Activities

Posted on Oct. 27, 2017

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…

Thanks to Wetaskiwin Family Chiropractic Clinic

Posted on Oct. 25, 2017

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…

Response to Intervention

Posted on Oct. 18, 2017

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…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on Oct. 16, 2017

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…

Like Us On Facebook

Posted on Oct. 15, 2017

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…

NAIT Trip a Huge Success

Posted on Oct. 13, 2017

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…

Parents of Parkdale Meeting

Posted on Oct. 10, 2017

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…

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Parent & Teacher Interviews at Parkdale School

Posted on Oct. 4, 2017

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.

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Volleyball Season Starts

Posted on Oct. 2, 2017

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…

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Literacy is Important

Posted on Sep. 28, 2017

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…

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Parkdale School News September 25th to September 29th

Posted on Sep. 28, 2017

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.…