Monday, Nov 4 — Newsletter

November 4th, 2013

Calendar of Events

November 4th: Photo Retakes
November 8th: Remembrance Day Assembly 10:45am
November 8th: Family Fun Night (Quebec Trip Fundraiser)
November 11th: Remembrance Day (No School)
November 15th: Heather Park Evening Dance
November 20th: School Assembly
November 20th: PAC Meeting 6:45pm
November 22nd: Theme Day (Backwards Day)
November 22nd: Pizza Lunch
November 29th: Non Instructional Day (No School)

The next newsletter will be November 18th, 2013.

School Bus- Carry on Items

For safety purposes, the Motor Vehicle Act does not permit equipment such as skateboards, rollerblades, hockey/football equipment or any other large luggage items on a regular school bus. Roller blades cannot be worn on the bus. All items other than school books must be of a size that can be comfortably carried on the passenger’s lap and must not interfere with fellow passengers.
School buses are not permitted to travel with instrument stowed under seats, at the front of the bus, or in the aisles. Only musical instruments that fit safely on the student’s lap or in their backpack may be transported by bus. Bus students with large instruments should make alternate arrangements for the transport of their instruments.
Students shall ensure they have nothing in their possession such as knives, matches, lighters, etc., that may cause injury to others. Animals are never allowed on the bus.
Please be aware that school bus privileges will IMMEDIATELY BE WITHDRAWN for any student involved in dropping or throwing any object out a bus window.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the Transportation Department at 250-561-6802.

Heather Park Evening Dance

On Friday November 15th from 7 to 9pm students in Grades 5-7 who attend Heather Park will be welcome to attend a dance. The cost of admission will be $10 per student and will include a drink. Students from other schools and students not in Grades 5-7 will not be admitted.

Family Fun Night

This Friday November 8th is the Kids Carnival Fun Night! Come to the school gym from 6:00-8:30pm to participate in carnival games, win prizes, and visit the concession. Come and have some fun! All proceeds go to the Grade 6 and 7 students attending the Heather Park Quebec Trip in February 2014.

Pizza Day

The PAC will be serving pizza for the School Lunch program on Friday November 22nd. For $2.00 per slice students may purchase pepperoni, Hawaiian, or cheese pizza, to a maximum of two slices. No pre-orders will be done; students will just come and purchase their pizza on the November 22nd.

PAC Fundraiser Coming Soon

This week students will be coming home with two letters for the Purdy’s and Regal PAC Winter Fundraisers. Please keep your eyes out for these letters which contain important information on how you can participate in some fundraising for your school PAC.

Canucks Raffle

LAST YEAR THE CANUCKS RAFFLE RAISED OVER $15,000 FOR AN INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND… Now wouldn’t you want to be part of that?! The PAC needs a volunteer (coordinator), or a group of volunteers to organize the February 2014 raffle in order for it to go ahead. This is a concentrated commitment over a few weeks in January and February, with some additional prep earlier. We have some great people with experience from past raffles who will be there to help. For this fundraiser to go ahead, a need a group of volunteers signed on by the November PAC Meeting on November 20, 2013. Please email Gina at envirogirl@shaw.ca if you are interested.

PAC Meeting

The next Heather Park PAC Meeting is November 20th at 6:45pm. Come out and meet School Board Trustee- Brenda Hooker and ask any questions you have about the School District #57 Board of Trustees. Also at the meeting we will be having a Principal and Teacher’s Forum where it is your chance to ask Steve Fleck and Tanya Goodwin and Rebeca Dougherty any questions you might have about the school, curriculum, or anything else that you have been wanting to ask or discuss.
A THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO SPENT TIME IN THE SCHOOL THIS MONTH. YOUR TIME AND ENERGY MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!

Movie Night Fundraiser

The Movie night Fundraiser was a huge success! Below is a personal thank you from the Saulters Family.

To our incredible school community:
Thank you so much for the outpouring of love and generous support of our family. Thank you for coming beside us and carrying us along as Audrey continues her journey to health. We are so grateful for all of you!! Please don’t forget to donate blood … and then don’t forget to do it again 56 days later. By doing so, you are saving the lives of our friends.
With love, The Saulters Family

YMCA MEND Program

Mind Exercise Nutrition Do It! MEND empowers children and families to become fitter and healthier. This free program is fun and interactive and supports children in two age groups: 7-13 and new for Prince George, children ages 5 – 7 and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle. MEND is for children who are above a healthy weight (body mass index (BMI) of 85 per cent or higher). Parents/caregivers join their children in each session to learn about how to choose healthier foods and spend more time being physically active. Twice-weekly MEND sessions begin in January and are held at the YMCA. Call Cheryl at 250 562 9309 x 213 to learn more!