Movie Night This Friday!

We will be holding our first Movie Night since the Pandemic started and are excited to see you there.  Friday, November 18th – doors open at 6pm, movies start at 6:30pm.  We will be featuring Marcel – The Shell with Shoes On and Minions the Rise of Gru.  See poster here for more details. 

We could use a few more need volunteers on movie night to help the night run smoothly.  Please sign up on the volunteer form https://forms.gle/sX1KmTmnxfd3hSeYA.  Jobs will include ticket sales, security and AV support (if needed).  For more information please contact Hannah hannahwalhad@gmail.com.

Thank You for Making the PPPS Used Book Sale a Success!

THANK YOU for making the 2022 Pleasant Park used book sale and bake sale another great success!

We achieved our main goal to promote reading by giving our community access to thousands of high-quality books at very affordable prices. Watching kids discover new books has no price tag!

We can also be proud that we raised money for our school from the sale of used books and delicious treats made by our many volunteer bakers.

Together, the book sale and bake sale raised over $1,600 for students at Pleasant Park Public School!

Big thanks to:

  • Our hard-working book sale coordinators Melissa and Laleah;
  • 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 who picked up the generous donations of books from Steve Maclean Public School;
  • All the parents who sorted the books and set up the book sale – sorting all those books and setting them up on tables is a huge job, but all your help made it easy;
  • The Pleasant Park custodians for all they did to help us;
  • Principal Mark Cruise and the office staff for all their support with organizing this event;
  • Farm Boy for the donation of pumpkins sold at the sale;
  • Starbucks Elmvale for the donation of the coffee;
  • Our volunteers who served as cashiers during the sale and worked fast after the sale to clean up and deliver the leftover books to Rockcliffe Public School.

This event requires many hands to make it happen and there is no way it could happen without the support of our many volunteers!

We hoped you enjoyed this community school event!

Join Us for Our Fall Annual Pleasant Park Book Sale

Pleasant Park School Gymnasium

Saturday October 29th: 9am – 2:30pm

Promote Reading by Buying Used Books at Low Prices

Treat Yourself at the Bake Sale Table

We need lots of 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 BAKE for the bake sale, SORT books, SETUPSELL or CLEANUP after the sale at https://signup.com/go/zDXvPQK or contact melissaefaulkner@gmail.com.

The Outdoor Classroom Goal Is in Sight!

Our community can make change happen! We started our Outdoor Education Initiatives in 2020 to give our students a safer, more dynamic place to learn outside. Now, we are just $10,000 away from our $64,000 goal for a 30-person Outdoor Classroom at PPPS.

We reached out to our community and raised almost $30,000 so far, and the OCDSB will match us dollar to dollar up to $25,000

  • $15,000 grant from the Desjardins Ontario Credit Union
  • $1,000 grant from Walmart Canada
  • $4,234.57 from parent/guardian donations
  • $9,000 from School Council fundraising

We are aiming to install the Outdoor Classroom in summer 2023, and must secure funds by the end of March 2023. Our awesome classroom will include log and rock seating, a stage and blackboard and seating for 30 students. With our overcrowded school at 150% capacity and 9 portables, the outdoor classroom has the added benefit of increasing our learning areas at the school.

We are so close to our goal! Just $10,000 left to go. Please donate below or if you know a business that may want to help, please share this with them or contact us at pleasantparkcouncil@gmail.com

Together, let’s Enhance the Park!

Pizza and Fresh from the Farm are ready to order!!

If you are new to our Pleasant Park Community, our online Hotlunches store is where we handle sales for Pizza, Fresh from the Farm and Popcorn.
All profits from these sales are put right back into our classrooms and school community (i.e., buses for field trips, special events, science/math programs, student club supplies, equipment rentals, etc.).
 
If you participated in our fundraisers last year, the ordering system is the same. Note that for privacy and security reasons, all hotlunches account information from last year was deleted. So the first step for ordering will be for you to create a new Hotlunches account for 2022/23.
 
Steps for ordering

  1. Every year you need to make a new hotlunches account. The access code is PPHL https://pleasantpark.hotlunches.net/admin/?action=login-form
  2. In hotlunches under Profile, use Add Student to add your children attending the school. Please make sure you put the correct homeroom teacher for each student – this is how we know where to deliver your child’s order.
  3. Under Orders – Student Orders your child (children) will be listed where you can click the Order button for the item you wish to order.
  4. Payment. All our payments are done securely through PayPal with no fee to you.

PayPal allows you to pay:

  • With your credit card.
  • From your PayPal account.
  • With an electronic funds transfer from your bank account (a PayPal “eCheck”).


Please note: no exceptions will be made to online payment this year. However, if you have any questions, or issues with your order throughout the year, please email pleasantparkcouncil@gmail.com
 
Weekly Pizza MONDAY!

Pizza is either ordered for the Full Year or per “Term” (Term 1 is for 18 weeks starting Monday, Oct 17th to Monday, Feb 27th), will be supplied by Pizza Pizza, and delivered to your student’s classroom during 2nd nutritional break at 1:15 pm.
Pizza options to be offered:
Individually packaged large slices: Term 1 (18 weeks) = $59.40, or Full Year (34 weeks) = $112.20

  • Cheese $3.30/slice
  • Pepperoni $3.30/slice
  • Vegan/dairy free cheese $3.30/slice

Or
10″ gluten free whole cheese pizza $11.00/pizza – Term 1 (18 weeks) = $198.00, or Full Year (34 weeks) = $374.00

For your student to receive pizza on Monday, Oct 17th, your order and payment have to be in by Thursday, Oct 13th at 11pm.

Students cannot bring money into school to buy pizza since we have no ability to make change, we want to ensure that they have parental permission to buy pizza, and we have to preorder the pizza.

When there is a holiday or snow day on a Monday we will do “Pizza Tuesdays”. No refunds, replacement lunches, or pick up options will be given for missed days due to sickness or vacations.
 
Fresh from the Farm!

Fresh from the Farm provides schools the opportunity to raise funds by selling fresh, Ontario-grown fruit and vegetables to the community, while promoting healthy eating and supporting Ontario farmers. School delivery of the fruits and vegetables will be scheduled for a date in November through to early December. Your order and payment have to be in by Monday, Oct 10th at 11 pm.

Vegetable Bundle contains: 5 lb white potatoes, 3 lb orange carrots, 3 lb yellow onions, and 3 lb sweet potatoes.
Apple Bundle contains: 8 lb Ambrosia apples

Options to Purchase:

  • Vegetable Bundle = $22.00
  • Apple Bundle = $24.00
  • Food Bank Donation of Vegetable Bundle = $22.00
  • Food Bank Donation of Apple Bundle = $24.00

The School Council thanks you for your support!
If you or someone you know is hungry and in need of a little help, please contact our principal Mark Cruise mark.cruise@ocdsb.ca to discuss options for participation in these programs.

Welcome to a New School Year!

On behalf of the School Council Executive, welcome to new families and welcome back to returning families! We hope that all of you had an enjoyable, safe summer and you were able to disconnect and take some time away.  Hopefully the first week of school has gone smoothly for you and your children.

Did you know that simply being a parent or guardian of a child at Pleasant Park means you are already a part of School Council?  The meetings are open to all parents, guardians, and care givers of children at Pleasant Park and you can choose to get involved a little or a lot, but either way, we hope you will participate and be a part of the conversation.

School Council meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:45. We keep things friendly, focused and fun. Attending the meetings is a great way to meet other parents, guardians, care givers and school staff and to hear of all the exciting things going on in the school.

We’re very excited to be returning to in person meetings this year, however if you’re unable or uncomfortable coming in person we will have a virtual option available as well (link to be sent out with agenda prior to meeting).  

This school year’s first meeting will be held on Wednesday September 28th, in the school library at 6:45 where we will hold elections for any contested and unfilled positions on School Council. You can find the self-nomination form here, and use this form to nominate somebody else. Please submit them to Principal Cruise by September 23rd.  

If you are wondering what the role School Council plays in the school community as well as what the roles of the Executive and Coordinators are, they can be found here.  Or, find out more about what we are doing here on the Pleasant Park School Council website, the School Council private Facebook page or sign up for the School Council mailing list sign up here.

On behalf of the current council Executive, a big thank you for your participation and support over past years and years to come.  Best of luck to your children in their future endeavors.

Meet the OCDSB Trustee Candidates Zoom Meeting

UPDATED INFORMATION FOR TRUSTEE MEET-AND-GREET: NEW DATE (OCTOBER 6) AND ZOOM LINK

Come and meet the candidates for Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Trustee for Zone 9 (Capital/Alta Vista)!  We will be hosting the three registered candidates in an informal hybrid format on THURSDAY October 6 from 7 to 8pm.  The in-person event will take place in the gym at Pleasant Park Public School.  A Zoom link is given below for those who wish to attend virtually.  This friendly meet-and-greet will allow parents to get to know the candidates before the upcoming municipal election to be held on Monday, October 24.  Hope to see you there!

Topic: PPPS Council Meet the Candidates Zoom Meeting

Time: Oct 6, 2022 19:00 Eastern Time

Join Zoom Meeting

https://uottawa-ca.zoom.us/j/92968027895?pwd=azZJa0lCYUhiRy91WnJiK25WMzVHdz09

Meeting ID: 929 6802 7895
Passcode: yh2ZBp 

PPPS received a $15,000 grant from Desjardins. You can help us win $5,000 more!

The PPPS School Council is excited to announce that our Outdoor Classroom Project has received a $15,000 grant from Desjardins Ontario Credit Union.

Up to $200,000 was awarded to support meaningful projects in Ontario communities and our efforts to increase outdoor education for our students caught their attention. The funding brings our fundraising total to almost $30,000 so far and we are well on our way to building a 30-student outdoor classroom on the grounds of the school in 2023. 

Thank you to Desjardins, for recognizing the merits of our project and supporting organizations working hard to have positive impacts in their community.

Help us win $5,000 more! Desjardins announced the winning projects today and invites the public to vote for their favourite project. The project with the most votes at the end of the week wins an extra $5,000. Pleasant Park Public School could win! Please help by voting and sharing with your friends and family.  

Please click here and “Like” our the photo of our PPPS project and share with friends and family!

Join Us for End of Year Pleasant Park School Celebration – Thursday, June 23 4pm-7pm

(Rain date Friday June 24th)

All families. staff and friends of Pleasant Park School are invited!

Pre-order food by Thursday June 16th at: 
https://pleasantpark.hotlunches.net/ 

Sign up to bake a cake or volunteer for 30 min – 1 hr to help us make this event at success at: https://signup.com/go/BUOxGeu 


Bring your lawn chairs and plan on coming to play outdoor games, and enjoy/join in for some live outdoor performances: 

  • Bert from Bubble Birthdays (~4:30pm);  
  • Luv2Groove Dance Group (~5:30pm); and
  • Ottawa Magician Chris Pilsworth (~6:15pm). 

We welcome you to also bring your own picnic dinner or pre-order food. There are a variety of food options to order including BBQ burgers, hotdogs, Halal chicken, and some fancy ice cream/freeze treats. We are only accepting orders in advance this year since we do not want to waste food and to reduce the line up for food.  You can order online at our website, or if you can not order online visit the office of the school anytime during school hours to get a paper form to fill in and make a payment at the main office (through either exact cash, or cheque made out to Pleasant Park School Council).  Food orders are available up to midnight on Thursday June 16th and there are no refunds, including if the weather necessitates the use of our rain date on Friday June 24th 

BAKERS AND CAKE LOVERS: CAKE AUCTION! See the attached flyer below for more details on this school tradition.  Sign up here to bake a cake: https://signup.com/go/BUOxGeu  

TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AND A FEW ITEMS TO BORROW (sign here here: https://signup.com/go/BUOxGeu :  If you can offer 30min-1hr of your time on the day of the event, we could really use help to make this event happen.  There is a job for everyone and it is fairly easy work with lots of rewards given by smiling kids.  High school students who are also looking to get credit for volunteer hours, just bring your form to be signed to the event.  If you have a larger cooler with wheels to store drinks or a portable outdoor tent that you are willing to lend us for the event, please sign up and we will be in touch.  

WHO IS COVERING THE COSTS OF THE EVENT?  When ordering online for food there is the option to add a donation of $5 per family to help cover the costs of the event (performers, rental of games etc).  School council has a very tight budget since all our pizza/popcorn sales went to the outdoor classroom fundraising account, so if you do not order food, but wish to donate please use this website.  

STUDENTS CAN NOT STAY AT SCHOOL IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE EVENT:  There will be a regular dismissal on the day of the event and aside from students attending Aladin, all students will need to leave the school in order for the volunteers to set up the event for a 4pm start.   

We have not been able to host our annual year-end celebration for 2 years and are delighted that we can come together outside following Ottawa Public Health and OCDBD guidelines.Any questions, please email pleasantparkcouncil@gmail.com or call the main office to leave a message for a parent volunteer to call you back.

YEARBOOKS SALES CLOSED

Waitlist started…

We had to close sales for yearbooks since the school had to order in advance and we have had great sales and sold out for this year!

Hope everyone got one ordered that wanted a book.  If you are disappointed, we have set up this waitlist in case we have a big need and are able to obtain more yearbooks.

Sign up for to be on the waitlist at this website: https://forms.gle/4hZNCMXfEyxRt9qG8

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ARABIC

– إغلاق مبيعات الكتب السنويّة.

 -إعلان عن بدء قائمة الانتظار للطَّلب من جديد.

لقد اضطررنا إلى إغلاق مبيعات الكتب السنويَّة لأنّ المدرسة كانت قد عمدت إلى الطلب مقدَّماً، و من ثمَّ حققنا مبيعات كبيرة، لذلك نفد رصيدنا منها هذا العام!

آمل أن يكون الكلّ قد حصلوا على الكتب التي طلبوها.

في حال كون البعض قد شعروا بالخيبة لعدم تبقّي المزيد من الكتب، فقد قمنا بإعداد قائمة الانتظار هذه في حال كانت الطلبات كافية لنتمكَّن من الحصول على المزيد من الكتب السّنوية.

بإمكان الراغبين بالحصول على الكتب، أن يقوموا بالتسجيل ليكونوا في قائمة الانتظار على هذا الموقع:

https://forms.gle/4hZNCMXfEyxRt9qG8