Fall Movie Night – November 16

Come join us on Friday November 16th for our first fun filled Movie Night of the year!!

Bring your blankets and pillows and cozy down to watch family favourites Ferdinand the Bull and Paddington 2.

Movies start at 6:30pm, though we invite you to come at 5:45pm for a hot dog dinner before we dim the lights.

Popcorn, drinks and all sorts of goodies will be available at the concession stand throughout the evening. We look forward to seeing you there!!

When: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: Doors open at 5:45pm, BOTH movies start at 6:30pm

Where: PPPS Gym

Movie Tickets: $3/person, tickets sold at door

Hotdog Dinner: $4/person

Refreshments: sold separately (while supplies last)

Ferdinand & Paddington 2

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thank you for supporting another successful book sale!

A message from Diane Lagace, organizer of the Used Book Sale:

THANK YOU for making our booksale sale and first chess tournament another great success.

We achieved our main goal to promote reading, and watching the children discover new books has no price tag!

We can also be proud that from the sale of used books we recycled many great books and raised $2166.30, so Pleasant Park School and Hawthorne School each raised $1,083.15.   

Once again we are very fortunate and thankful for the hard work of Margaret-Anne our librarian who ran voluntarily the Fesitval du livre sale in the library. The sales from this were ~$1800, which provides us with $900 worth of new French books for our library collection.

We also made $517.40 as a result of the delicious treats made by many volunteer bakers and chili made by the Thompson and Govenlock family.

So in the end this event raised for Pleasant Park School ~$2,400.00!

The chess tournament was run in collaboration with Chess’n Math was also a big success with 19 players.  We had many winners including: Max Sutherland, Caitlin Irwin, Daniel Weinstein, Domenic Avanesov, Brian Melachenko, Charlie Mortimer, Oliver Last, Joanna Feggans, Roan and Isaac Tatham.  Thanks to all our players!

Big thanks also to:

  • All the people that attended the event and bought books;
  • The many families that donated books at the school drop off, the best books always come from these private collections;
  • The drivers (Karen, Graham, Liz), that helped me picked up the generous donations of books from Kanata United Church and Steve Maclean Public School;
  • The many families that distributed the flyers around their neighborhood;
  • The parents (especially the many new faces this year) that sorted and lifted all our books during the week of the sale – just to sort that pile takes about 80 hours;
  • An efficient group of parent volunteers that set-up the book sale on Thursday – moving and getting all those books from a portable to the gym and on tables is a huge job;
  • The Allo family for cooking the hot dogs and serving lunch;
  • The Pleasant Park custodians for all they did to help us;
  • Principle Thibeault for all the support and helping with planning and attending this event;
  • Mary Gean and all the teachers that brought their classes through on Friday and collected books for their classrooms;
  • Starbucks at the Trainyards for the donation of the coffee, and Sue for picking up the coffee;
  • Many high school volunteers, few parents and grandparents that hung in there to do the painful, but fast effort at the end to get the gym empty by 4pm;
  • Our cashiers, as well as Angela our treasurer, who counted and organized credit card sales;

This event requires many hands to make it happen and there is no way it could happen without a main core of about 30 volunteers!

We hoped you enjoyed this community school event!

 

 

Updating our Principal Profile

Our Principal Profile must be updated every year and submitted to the School Board. Deadline for submissions is: October 29.

The goal of the profile is to provide feedback on the qualities, skills, attitudes, and training/education for the Board and administration to consider in the selection of school principals. You can read our current profile here.

Please send your comments or changes to the Council Co-Chairs: https://pleasantpark.ca/contact-cochairs/

Book sale, Bake sale, Chess tournament – October 26 & 27!

The Pleasant Park and Hawthorne Schools Used Book Sale is back!

Promote Reading by Buying Used Books at Low Prices

Support Getting New Books for our Library and Classes by Purchasing at the Festival du livre Scholastic Sale

       Treat Yourself at the Bake Sale

Sign-Up for Our First CHESS Tournament (Sat. 11-2pm, $5)

Join Us for Chili / Hotdog Lunch (Sat. 11:30-1:30)

Gather any BOOKS that you want to donate and bring them to the school: Books can be dropped off at Pleasant Park School (day or night 6:30-8:30) Oct. 15th till Oct 25th. We will need gently used books of all kinds, for all ages (toddler to adult, especially children and youth) and in any language especially in FRENCH.  Please no textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines.

Sign Up your children for CHESS:  Sign up any children (JK-Grade 6) that know what checkmate is and enjoy chess to play in a friendly non-rated tournament run by the Chess’n Math Association that will happen at Pleasant Park School Sat Oct. 27th from 11am-2pm. Sign up in advance at https://goo.gl/forms/Cz4OkIDkvjuTlTmE3 and pay $5 entry fee/player at the event.       

Volunteer to help us: There are jobs of all sorts that need a helping hand. We also welcome any high-school students who need volunteer hours.  Sign up to WALK around your street and distribute flyers, BAKE for the bake sale, SORT books, SUPERVISE the chess games, SETUP, SELL or CLEANUP after the sale at http://signup.com/go/AozpdJN or email dlagac@me.com or call Pleasant Park School at 613-733-5253.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to enjoy

Friday October 26th 5PM – 8PM and  

Saturday October 27th 9AM – 2:30PM

 

A note from Parent Council

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our first meeting on September 26 and welcome to all the new parents around the table.

Your Executive members are:

Co-Chairs: Carolyn Kropp and Melissa Faulkner
Treasurer: Angela Campbell
Secretary: Jen Gallant

We would like to thank outgoing Treasurer Rick Wirthlin for his years of service to Parent Council as well as all of his time and efforts for our many fundraisers and activities over the years.

Our next Council meeting is set for Wednesday, October 17 at 6:45pm in the school Library.

Thank you to the parents who have stepped up to take on open Coordinator positions for this year and to those who are remaining as Coordinators of special events and fundraisers. We couldn’t do anything we do without all of you!

If you think you might be interested to take on a position, please send us an email and read up a little on what each role consists of on our Council website.

Book Sale

Our first fundraiser and annual event will be the Book Sale. Friday, October 26 after school and Saturday, October 27 during the day.

Information on book collection and drop off dates will come soon along with sorting nights and a volunteer list for the dates and times of the event itself. We need many hands to help!

Last day of school – from Carolyn Kropp

On this last day of school, on behalf of the Executive, we would like to thank all of the parents who have helped out over the course of this year for any and all Parent Council events. Thank you to those who attended our monthly meetings. Parent Council doesn’t work without a strong parent base and PPPS is very lucky to have great parents who volunteer countless times.

A big thank you to those parent volunteers who are leaving the Pleasant Park Family – especially Crystal Orlik, BBQ & Multicultural Night Coordinator and past Movie night and Games Night Coordinator extraordinaire!   Sarah Pipe – Coordinator of the Yearbook. You will be missed!

Posting pics of the Parent Council trees that started off our year and ended the year.
We made it! Enjoy your summers! See you in September!

 

 

And Matthew took some photos of the teachers waving to students leaving on the school buses for the last time this school year.

 

 

 

BBQ & Cake Auction 2018 photos

Big thanks to Crystal Orlik, Colleen Shanahan and the vast posse of volunteers.  There are too many to keep track of but here are some of them from our volunteer signup:

Allison Merz, Anna Krieg, Annie Paquette, Aresky Estrada, Athena Bleeker, Becca Mann, Brandy Murdock, Brendan Hickey, Carolyn Kropp, Catherine Hughes, Cecilia Lee, Charlene Dunn, Charlie Levine, Chris Donald, Damay Gagnon, Dawn Miller, Diane Lagace, Emily Kadantseva, Francoise Denize, Izabela Uscinowicz Valdivia, Jennifer Christie, Jennifer Wintle, Julie Mitchell, Kathleen Russell, Kristy Shortall-Cain, Laura Thompson, Liz Kacew, Ly Ha, Lynea, Mary Gean Giammaria, Mary Raths, Megan Murray, Melissa Faulkner, Melissa Ledgerwood, Michelle Turner, Mila Kiwan, Miranda Layton, Noah, Pina Arecchi, Rick Wirthlin, Ruth Richardson, Sarah Estabrooks, Seline HF, Shelley Henderson, Shelley Rennie-Bryden, Sophie Foster, Stacey Kaazan, Stephanie Simonelli, Sue Govenlock, Wendy Overend, Will Humphries

Click on any photo to see larger version.