French Immersion Growth Meeting – Wednesday night at 6:30pm

The meeting for the French Immersion Growth Meeting has been rescheduled for tonight in the Library at 6:30pm.

French Immersion teachers are holding a parent meeting Wednesday, November 24th, 6:30 – 7:30 in the library.  This is to discuss ways in which to continue to strengthen the programme in the Hart. Childcare and goodies will be provided!

School Updates through PAC website

We’re pleased to announce that the PAC is working in partnership with the school to provide parents with more regular updates through email and the PAC website.

For those people who gave their email address to the “Subscribe to Heather Park e-Newsletter”, you will now be receiving regular updates when posts are made to the PAC website, both by the PAC and by the school administration. As many of the school updates will be time sensitive, these emails will be sent on a daily basis (but only once a day at most).

Note: there is the ability to send weekly emails with this system – please email if this is something that you’re interested in, and we can see about setting it up.

For those interested in the technical details, we’re using RSS to email through MailChimp, which is an email service.

Please email if you have any comments, concerns, or suggestions for the future!

Around the Schools – November 22, 2010

The Christmas spirit of giving hope and joy to those less fortunate can be found in the classrooms at École Heather Park Elementary School. The students from Mrs. Harms, Mr. Laupitz & Mr. Frost assembled 38 shoeboxes for a very worthwhile cause: Operation Christmas Child.  Each filled shoebox included school supplies, age-appropriate toys, toiletry items and a personal note that will be given to children throughout the world. A major focus for OCC this year is to give to Haiti.
The PAC of our school invites students and their families to join them for a movie night in the multi-purpose room on Friday, November 26th. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7pm.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will be projected on the big screen with stereo sound.  Popcorn and other concession goodies will be sold as well. Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family.
During the surprise power outage last week, students from Mme. Lane, Mr. Franz and Mr. Frost were enjoying their much anticipated field trip to the Aquatic Centre.
We will also be hosting another Volleyball Playday on Nov.25th—lots of positive sportsmanship, volleyball skills and fun to be demonstrated by all involved.
Other dates to remember—report card writing days are coming.  Intermediates (gr. 4-7) do not attend school on November 26th and Primaries (gr.K-3) do not attend school on November 29th.
Nadine Trifunovich Allen                        &                           Dan Watt
Counsellor-Resource Teacher                                             Vice principal
Heather Park Elementary School
SD#57, Prince George

Principal/Vice-Principal’s Weekly Message to Teachers – November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010
Steve and I had several meetings last week with Property Maintenance, PAC Exec, and KRSS admin to air our concerns re: snow removal and lodge our priority list with the various “powers that be”. To that end, we hope to coordinate snow removal so that our two walkways from the parking lots, and the walkway from the Elksentre down past the blacktop, will be cleared earlier on those days when we receive a snowfall. FYI, the rest of the property, including parking lots,  is cleared in prioritised phases by an outside contractor, along with other SD properties in our zone.
Please continue to wear your “ice grippers”, as several of the sidewalks approaching the building are sloped. Also, please continue to wear the orange vests while on supervision to let our students and parents know we are “out there”.
Sliding on the hills in the back of the school will become more of an issue, now that we have snow. For now, please use your discretion to guide “safe sliding” while we identify and work on the hot spots.
Have a great week!
What’s happening this week?
• Intermediate Assessment meeting, 3 pm in Lab 1060
• Team Volleyball practise at 2:45 in the gym
• SBT, 3 pm in the Conference room
• Volleyball Fun Day, 12:15-2:30 in the main gym
• Team Volleyball practise at 2:45 in the gym
• Intermediate choir, 2:45 in the Band room
• Report Writer Workshop, 9 am in Lab 2023
• Intermediate Report Writing Day
• Primary Hot Lunch

Hot Lunch Days for the Year

Here are our planned hot lunch dates for the rest of the school year:

Feb 4 – Intermediate (grades 4 to 7)
Feb 18 – Primary (K to 3)

Apr 15 – Intermediate
Apr 29 – Primary

May 13 – Intermediate
May 27 – Primary

Family Movie Night – November 26

On Friday, November 26th, the PAC is pleased to present a family movie night, featuring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The movie will be shown in the gym, and the concession will be open in the multi-purpose room. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7pm.

Tickets are $3 per person, or $10 per family.

The movie was rated PG in the United States, and G in Canada.

Website changes

The website is being updated, and moved to a different platform. There may be a few issues with things not working as they should, which will be fixed very soon.

If you’d like technical details, please email, and I’d be happy to go into details about the new hosted WordPress platform. 🙂