Parents and students who are interested in the Grade 8 Pre-IB

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					                      Parkside Centennial Elementary School
                      3300 – 270 Street, Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 3H2
                      Telephone: (604) 856-7775 Fax: (604) 856-3727

             At Parkside we work together to develop a literate, numerate
                     and socially responsible school community.

Principal: Mr. Greig McArthur                       Vice Principal: Mrs. Paula Howe
Secretary: Mrs. Kelly Bridgen                       Counsellor: Mrs. Gail Markin

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Calendar of Events

      19th     Provincial Pro-D Day. No school for students.
      19th     StrongStart Closed
      22th     Ache Brazil Performance (9:00am)
      25th     Everything for a Dollar Sale 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
      26th     Gr. 1’s to Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch (AM)
      26th     K’s to Willowview Farms (AM)
      31st     Halloween House Team Points – Dress in a costume or orange and black

     2nd       Design, Assessment and Report Card Prep Day – No school for students
     2nd       StrongStart Closed
     6th       Picture Retake Day
     8th       Remembrance Day Assembly
     9th       School not in session due to altered calendar
     12th      No School – Remembrance Day Holiday
     30th      Report Cards go home

     4th     K’s Vision and Hearing Screening
     5th     1 hour Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Interviews
     6th     1 hour Early Dismissal – Parent/Teacher Interviews
     20      StrongStart Closed
     21st    StrongStart Closed
     21      Last day of school prior to Winter Break
     22nd to Jan. 6/13 School Closed for Winter Break

                 Get in on our Electronic Newsletter
                 While the newsletter might not be any more exciting, you may now
                 receive it electronically rather than the paper format. If you would like
                 the school to send you an electronic version, please send your email to
me at the following address:
After School Reading Club Begins Oct 15th!
We are excited for Term 1 starting on October 15 and would like to remind everyone a
couple of key items. Children need to enter through the outside gym doors, the club runs
from 2:30pm - 3:30pm on Mondays only, pick up by an adult is via the outside gym
doors - we will open the door at approximately 3:30 to check the children out. If an
alternate adult is picking your child up please ensure we are aware of this before the
appropriate Monday session. You would have received a confirmation email by now if
your child is in term 1. If you have any further questions, please contact Arlene
Kautzman at Thank you again to all of our Parent volunteers
and student leaders who are giving their precious time, without you this club would
not happen!

 After School Reading Club Fundraiser: What’s happening now.
The After School Reading club is in need of money for us to continue for this school
year. We have come up with a fundraising idea that will be a fun, easy and beneficial way
that YOU can help us and we can help YOU. We are asking you to collect gently used
clothing, household items, toys and books that you no longer need. We are accepting
these items at the school now until Oct 24 in the hallway outside the office by the
Information board. On Oct 25th we will hold an "Everything for a Dollar Sale" where
every item is $1 each. Everyone is welcome to shop at the sale, bring your own re-usable
bags to tote your items home. The sale will be from 2:30 - 6pm on October 25th, please
enter from the outside gym doors.

Collections of items have begun and we are seeing some great things coming in....from
clothes, Halloween costumes, books, and toys.....keep them all coming we really
appreciate it and look forward to seeing YOU at the sale!!

Many hands make light work. We will need help on Oct 24 from 2:30 - 4:30 and Oct 25
from 8:45am - 12:30 to help set up. We will also need help to clean up and bag up any
leftovers on Oct 25th at 6pm. If you are available to volunteer at any of these times for
this fun and worthwhile event, please contact Arlene Kautzman at or 604 856 4393. We Thank You in advance for your donated
items and/or precious time. All proceeds will be used for the After School Reading Club

If you are in the Aldergrove area and have items that need to be picked up for this sale,
please contact Arlene as well and we will arrange to help you.

Club Mama still on, meeting weekly every Monday morning in the library at 8:45am. We
apologize for the last minute cancellation on Monday, October 1st due to our organizers
being either out of town on business, starting the school lice checks or having sick kids at
home.....ahhh, the life of a parent at Parkside [Image] Hope to see you again on the
morning of October 15!! Every adult at Parkside is more than welcome to drop in, no
committment required, just an opportunity to meet others - new and existing to the
school, connect socially, network your business if you would like and have fun.

Remember that the morning walking group starts at 8:45am outside the front doors every
Tuesday - Friday. Every day has a variety of people up when you can
and just start walking!
  Canada's Grade 4 & 5 Students Can Ski and Snowboard Free
                       Across Canada

                       It's Canada's best ski and snowboard deal... and for the first time,
                       it's accessible across the country. The Canadian Ski Council's
                       SnowPass provides FREE skiing and snowboarding for Canadian
                       kids in Grade 4 and Grade 5. New this winter, kids can use their
                       SnowPass at participating ski areas anywhere in Canada.

                        "This is so exciting for us," explains Patrick Arkeveld, Canadian
                        Ski Council (CSC) President and CEO. "In the past, SnowPass
holders could only use it in the region in which they lived. Now they can use it anywhere.
Which means, if they live in Ontario and are vacationing in Quebec, Alberta or B.C., they
can ski or ride free there, too."

How It Works: The Canadian Ski Council's SnowPass gives kids in grades 4 and 5 (born
in 2002 or 2003) up to three free coupons for lift tickets at each participating ski area...
all for a one-time administration fee of $29.95, including taxes. There are 149
participating ski areas across the country. If a child skis three times at each participating
resort... that's a lot of free skiing.

Applying is Easy: Online applications are now available at In
November, SnowPass applications will also be distributed inside Sport Chek stores
across Canada. Or, if you're bound for the Toronto Ski, Snowboard and Travel Show
(October 11-14, 2012) your child can sign up on the spot (be sure to bring proof of age
or grade). Once an application is complete, a SnowPass will be sent straight to you
starting mid-November. The SnowPass season starts December 1, 2012.

Now in its 16th year, the CSC's SnowPass program has given more than 500,000
Canadian kids opportunities to ski or snowboard free. This season, the CSC is pleased
to work with its 2012/2013 sponsors: Sport Chek, Ripzone and Powder Room. For more
information, visit


For more information on the Canadian Ski Council's SnowPass, contact Canadian Ski
Council President and CEO, Patrick Arkeveld, tel: 705-445-9140, e-mail:, web:

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