Melanie Lee makes Park Dale a Great Place to be!
Congratulations to Melanie Lee (bottom row 2nd from left) who was a recipient this year for the HPEDSB Great Place Award!
Celebrate the summer with savings when you plan a trip to Ontario’s attractions with the 2018 Fun Pass.
The 2018 Fun Pass coupons provide free admission for up to two elementary school-aged children at 18 popular attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents can also save $5 on a daily parking permit at selected Ontario provincial parks. Simply bring a coupon to any participating attraction. Visit Ontario.ca/funpass for more information about the program and to download the coupons.
Happy Spring from Food for Learning
Fresh local produce will be ready soon including: Asparagus, Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Cucumber, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Rutabaga, Spinach, Sprouts, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Apples, Rhubarb and Strawberries!
Food for Learning serves vegetables/or fruit with each meal/or snack provided at school! Be sure to encourage your kids to eat at school with Food for Learning – everyone is welcome!
Kids need at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruit each day to make sure they get all the fibre, vitamins and minerals to stay healthy! What spring vegetables and fruits will you serve this season?
I know it's a little early to think of the new school year but September 2018 will be here before you know it!
Click here to find out about the May Home School Connections!
Do you ever wonder what Trustees do?
Click here to find out more about their roles!
Do you have a child born in 2014?
It's time to register for Junior Kindergarten
Amazing Artwork created at Park Dale
On March 28th, Park Dale hosted a celebratory Art unveiling with local artist Emebet Belete. Emebet worked with our students in Grades 1 & 2 to create some beautiful mixed media artwork that is now proudly displayed in our library. Many thanks to our students, parents, teachers and community members that attended. Along with Emebete, the guests included a representative from MP Ellis' office, Melissa Davis, Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher and Director of Education Mandy Savery-Whiteway. What a fabulous night!
(L to R) P. Longhurst (VP), E. Belete (Artist), T. Christopher (Mayor), M. Savery-Whiteway (Director), T. Douglas (Gr. 1), D. Walker (Gr. SK/1), A. Petrick (Gr. 2), Missing - T. Belanger (Gr. 2)
Click here to get your April Home School Connections Newsletter!
A reminder that those April Showers that bring May Flowers can create lots of puddles and mud too! Please make sure to dress for the weather.
Wednesday April 11th is PINK shirt day! To learn more about the
origins of Pink Shirt day, go to: https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/about/
School Cash Online
Families will be able to pay online anytime, anywhere for all school related fees! Online payments will automatically be transferred to our school bank account without any manual intervention. If you haven't yet registered go to: http://hpedsb.schoolcashonline.com
To learn more about the roles that School Board Trustee has, click here.
School Cash Online in now LIVE!
Families will be able to pay online anytime, anywhere for all school related fees! Online payments will automatically be transferred to our school bank account without any manual intervention. To register go to: http://hpedsb.schoolcashonline.com
Chocolate sales start March 23rd!
Click here for the March Home School Connections newsletter.
March Break is from March 10th - 16th. Be safe and have fun!
In Park Dale Art News... Local artist, Emebet Belete’s Artists in Communities and Schools project grant from the Ontario Arts Council allowed us to provide approximately 24 hours of art workshops for over 75 students in Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. Emebet worked with 4 of our classes over a period of approximately 4 weeks. Students learned about techniques, elements, and materials as they represented and expressed themselves in a multi-media abstract collage using objects and images that had personal meaning and significance. This collaborative art project will now become a permanent art installation in our school library!
We would like to invite you to attend our Celebration/Unveiling event to be held on Wednesday, March 28th at 5:30 p.m. in our school library.
MARCH IS NUTRITION MONTH...CHOOSE SOME HEALTHY OPTIONS AND GET PREPARED FOR THE SCHOOL-WIDE 'BIG CRUNCH!'
Click to learn about the role of a School Board Trustee.
Winter Edition Newsletter
|Please visit our winter edition newsletter by clicking here to stay up to date with all the exciting events happening at Park Dale School.|
If you are looking to help out, the school needs donations of band-aids for our classroom first-aid bags and plastic spoons for our snack bins. Thank you for considering our request!
To stay up to date with the exciting events at Park Dale, please visit our school calendar by clicking here.
HPEDSB Strategic Plan
The vision of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is that all students will be prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow. For more information on the HPEDSB Strategic Plan click here.
Home School Connections
Check out this month's home school connections for ideas to support your child's literacy skills.
Lions Club Vision and Hearing Screening Program Coming Soon
The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to ensuring the success of each student and working with community partners to support student learning. Local Lions Club members have been trained to screen Senior Kindergarten to Grade 1 students for vision and hearing concerns. The results of these screenings are shared with parents/guardians. Information regarding where to obtain further examination by an appropriate eye care professional is also provided.
Park Dale School is proud to continue this partnership with the local Lions Club on November 28th and 29th. Please look for the Lions Club Consent Form in your child’s backpack with regard to which grades are being tested as well as what screenings will be provided. Should you choose to have your child participate, please sign and return the form as soon as possible.