Prescott Learning Centre Homepage News en-us Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:35:36 MDT Breeze for Teachers 5.0 Second Annual Parenting Conference: Living a Balanced Life September 5, 2017 - The tri-Regional community invites you to enjoy a special day of learning with other parents and guardians from the Tri-Area, facilitated by educators and medical professionals. Come and meet community partners! See what supports are available in your community. Enjoy a variety of sessions to support the mental health and wellness of your family so you can all “Live a Balanced Life”. Sessions are appropriate for allages and grade levels.   Please RSVP at the Community Compass. Date: Saturday, September 23rd Time: 8am-4:30pm Location: Memorial Composite High School, 50 Westerra Centre, Stony Plain, AB Sessions ADHD—A Day in the Life Back to Nature Physical Literacy The Teen Brain—Brain Development Yoga and Mindfulness Mindfulness for Stress Reduction Relationship Management Traditional Parenting Digital Citizenship Family Harmony The Home-School Connection Brain Development in the Early Years Grandparenting Reconnecting With Your Teen Nutrition…and much more! News News Book Fair & Meet the Staff - Monday Monday is the day for you to come and meet your childs' teacher and buy some books at our Book Fair! Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Where: Prescott Learning Centre Date: Monday, Septermber 18th, 2017 Book Fair Shopping Tips to Alleviate Long Waits: 1. We will have 2 lines, a cash line and a debit line...the cash line is likely to be faster 2. If the line is too long, you can send money with your child on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday as students will be welcome to shop during library or recesses We hope to see you there! News News Prescott Puma Wear Now Available! We are so excited to launch our Puma Wear! Please go to our online store to shop, shop, shop! Prescott Puma Wear Online Store News News School Picture Days School Picture Days @ Prescott - October 3rd and 4th News News September Edition of the 'Prescott Press' Welcome the the first edition of the 'Prescott Press'! This edition outlines the many ways that you can stay connected to your child's learning at Prescott.  September Prescott Press News News Important Online Forms/Information for Your Child Update Your Family Information in PowerSchool Parkland School Division and your school needs your most current contact information.  It is ESSENTIAL that we have your correct mailing address and accurate contact information in case we need to get a hold of you in an emergency.  It's now easier than ever for you to keep your own contact information current in PowerSchool.   Note: If you're making these changes on your mobile device, you'll need to launch PowerSchool from your preferred browser on your device rather than launching the Mobile App.  Once the changes are approved by your school, they will be reflected the next time you access PowerSchool through the Mobile App.   Change Your Own Contact Info With the Parent Portal The fastest and most convenient way to change the information your school has on file for you is by creating an account in PowerSchool and updating your own Family Information.  Check out this latest video for step by step instructions: Civic Address Changes in Parkland County The new functionality in the Parent Portal  is very timely as a number of civic addresses are changing in Parkland County.  Canada Post has begun transitioning some residents to civic addressing using a Parkland County municipal identifier.  For more of the civic address changes and for Frequently Asked Questions on the topic, visit Parkland County's website. Log onto Parkland School Division's Parent Portal to ensure your mailing address we have on file is correct. Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation/FOIP Consent/Tech Use Agreement While you're in PowerSchool's Parent Portal, make sure you check out the sections on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation and Freedom of Information & Privacy.  More step by step instructions can be found on those topics on this web page. The Tech Use Agreement located in your child's powerschool account must be checked off so that they can continue to use a device at school.  *Please note, all of these forms need to be checked off each year. For more information, please contact us at the office. News News Late Bus Pass Registration Update August 31, 2017 - Parkland School Division has changed the way families sign up for Transportation Services. In June, we requested ALL families (including those with $0 of Transportation Fees) to apply for bus passes prior to July 15, 2017 to ensure transportation on the first day of school. Thanks to all those that have taken advantage of the NEW online bus registration system.  Just a note to let all parents who registered online for bussing and received a call that your pass was ready to be picked up: all passes that have been processed and printed have been moved to their respective schools. Due to the high volume of registrants that came after the July 15th deadline, there has been a delay in printing all the passes. Parkland School Division Transportation Services staff are busy processing applications as quickly as possible. Once late registrations are processed, automated calls will follow, to let you know that your pass is printed and delivered to your school for pick-up. Thanks again for all your patience as we continue to improve our regional transportation system. Afternoon Parent Transportation May Be Required for Late Registrants It's very easy for a child to hop onto a bus in the morning and get to a transfer station. Staff can then direct children without a pass to the right bus to head to their correct school. The reverse is not the same. Staff won't know which bus to put a child on once they get to the respective transfer sites during the afternoon runs, if they DON'T have a pass that indicates which route goes back to their neighbourhood and which stop to get off including alternate stops for daycares, day homes, split custody or other guardianship arrangements for care after school. Routes have changed significantly, especially in the City of Spruce Grove, based on online registrations prior to July 15th and the implementation of a second bus transfer site on Spruce Grove’s west end. (A temporary bus transfer station at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic High School is being used until the permanent bus transfer site is ready later this fall). The bus they used to ride in previous years may not be going to the same transfer station. Each transfer station has specific connections.  In order to avoid children without passes riding an unknown bus and being stranded at the wrong transfer station in Spruce Grove, we strongly encourage parents who don't have their bus passes yet, to make arrangements to pick up their children at school at the end of the day until passes have been processed. All applications are expected to be processed by the end of the 3-week grace period Tuesday, September 26, 2017. For those families whose children require special needs busing, you will be receiving a call from your bus operator if you haven’t already done so.  Transfer Site Maps Greystone Centennial Middle School Memorial Composite High School St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School Bus Pass Payments Members of our Transportation Services staff continue to process online applications. As soon as applications are processed, your fees will be visible on the Acorn online payment system. If you do not see your fees listed in Acorn, your payment has yet to be processed. Please keep checking Acorn for your payment details. We are processing as fast as possible but this will carry into the start of the new school year. Registration Continues If you have yet to register online, please do so on our homepage. Parkland School Division families should use the Bus Registration Quick Link for PSD families using the snapcode provided to you at the end of last school year. For those non-PSD families, any families new to Parkland School Division or for those who forgot or did not receive a snapcode, simply use the Bus Registration for non-PSD families Quick Link and register as soon as possible. Bus Registration (for PSD families) Bus Registration (for non-PSD famlies, all Kindergarten students and students new to PSD) For detailed instructions on how to register for busing online, visit Online Bus Registration Instructions page of our website. Change/Cancellation Requests Due to the high volume of bus registration applications being processed, requests for changes or cancellations to online submissions will be considered once the Bus Pass Pick Up and Online Registration Process is complete. This will likely be no earlier than September 15, 2017. Any cancellations will take into account the date you submit your initial request to stop transportation services. For more information, contact: Parkland School Division Transportation Services 4603 - 48 Street Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2A8 Phone: 780-963-8452 Email: News News Class Walks to Jubilee Park 2017/2018 School Year Welcome Back! This is just a quick note to let all parents know that our teachers often walk their classes over to Jubilee Park to play on  the playground, explore in nature and to get some exercise. Getting the kids outside and taking advantage of our beautiful weather is important. As well, this Thursday is "Outdoor Classroom Day" and many of our teachers are excited to participate which may include a walk to Jubilee Park.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher. News News Become a Trustee August 31, 2017 - If you are passionate about education, you should consider running for your local school board and be a leader in your community.  The Parkland School Division 2017 School Board Election Handbook provides information about Election 2017 along with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of a School Board Trustee, wards, school year calendars and board and committee meetings.  Parkland School Division has partnered with Parkland County to conduct the 2017 election. Parkland County’s Elections webpage provides information, links to election forms and documents and updates for candidates.  Click on a topic to read more about it: Nomination Requirements Advance Vote Election Day & Voting Stations Voting Requirements More Information Nomination Requirements Nomination Day is Monday, September 18, 2017. For all wards of Parkland School Division in Parkland County, Town of Stony Plain and City of Spruce Grove, nomination papers are only received by the Returning Officer between 10am and noon on Monday, September 18 in the Parkland County Administration Building (53109A Hwy 779, Parkland County). The Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance Form can be accessed on the Parkland County Elections page. Every nomination must be accompanied by a cash deposit of $100.00 (personal cheques will not be accepted). To be nominated as a candidate in the school board election under the Local Authorities Election Act, a person must be eligible under section 21 of the Local Authorities Election Act and section 44(4) of the School Act (if applicable) to be elected to the office, and not otherwise disqualified under section 22 or 23 of the Local Authorities Election Act. Back to Top Advance Vote Advance vote will be held on the following dates for Parkland County, the City of Spruce Grove and the Town of Stony Plain: Thursday, October 5, 11am-3pm Tuesday, October 10, 4-8pm Thursday, October 12, 4-8pm Saturday, October 14, 10am-2pm Advance Vote Locations Municipality Location Parkland County Parkland County Centre 53109A Hwy 779 Parkland County, AB City of Spruce Grove Pioneer Centre 301 Jespersen Avenue Spruce Grove, AB Town of Stony Plain Stony Plain Town Office 4905-51 Avenue Stony Plain, AB Back to Top Election Day & Voting Stations Election day is Monday, October 16, 2017.  Municipality Polls Open Where to Vote* Parkland County 9am-8pm Designated voting station for your division Use the app to find your voting station (Coming Soon) City of Spruce Grove 6:30am-8pm Any voting station Town of Stony Plain 9am-8pm Any voting station *A list of voting stations can be found on each municipality's website. Back to Top Voting Requirements In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Authorities Election Act, a person must: be a least 18 years old, be a Canadian citizen, and have resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day and the person’s place of residence is located in the area on election day. In accordance with Section 44 of the School Act, where a separate school district is established, an individual residing within the boundaries of the separate school district who is of the same faith as those who established that district, whether Protestant or Roman Catholic, (a) is a resident of the separate school district, and (b) is not a resident of the public school district. Back to Top More Information Check the Alberta School Boards Association website for online information sessions and resources to gain an understanding of the rewards and challenges of serving on a school board and the eligibility requirements of becoming a school board trustee. Forms, regulations and the 2017 School Board Elections Information Package can be accessed at the Alberta Education website. Alberta School Boards Association - Become a Trustee Brochure Contact the Returning Officer For more information regarding the nomination and election process, please contact: Doug Tymchyshyn Returning Officer for Parkland School Division No. 70 Legal and Legislative Services 53109A HWY 779 Parkland County, AB T7Z 1R1 Phone: 780-968-8888 ext. 3234 Email: Back to Top News News CitizenRad - School Supplies For the 2017-2018 school year, you have the option of purchasing your child's school supplies from CitizenRad. 15% of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of outdoor play equipment for the school. Visit to complete your order, which will be shipped directly to your door. Please note - not all supplies are available through citizenrad.   The only thing better than trendy back to school products is knowing 15% of your purchase will help initiatives at our school! #ShopWithPurpose at News News