A Taste of Pleasant Park

Event Posters: English French Arabic

Pleasant Park Parent Council invites you to the 9th Annual Family Pot-Luck Dinner on Friday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Please bring a favourite food or dish to share! We provide the drinks, cutlery and plates (or feel free to bring your own as we strive to be environmentally responsible). Let us know what you’ll be bringing as we will have recipe cards ready in advance to list possible allergens.

Come out and meet the amazing families of Pleasant Park while sharing in delicious foods from around the world! We welcome any special or traditional clothing to be worn. At 6:30 p.m., children are welcome to come on stage and tell us why the clothes they are wearing are special.

Please RSVP online with recipes at: http://bit.ly/ATasteofPleasantPark2019

Pleasant Park Movie Night

Come join us on Friday November 22nd, 2019 for our first fun filled Movie Night of the year!! Bring your blankets and pillows and cozy down to watch family favourites Toy Story 4 and Detective Pikachu. 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: November 22nd, 2019
· Time: Doors open at 5:45pm, BOTH movies start at 6:30pm
· Where: PPPS Gym (please remove your shoes!)
· Movie Tickets: $3/person, tickets sold at door
· Refreshments: sold separately (while supplies last)
· Hot Dog Dinner: served at 5:45 – $4/person
· All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Toy Story 4 (running time: 1 hr 40 minutes)

Detective Pikachu (running time: 1 hr 44 minutes)

Thank you for helping to make our book sale a success!

Message from David Vlasblom, 2019 book sale co-ordinator:

THANK YOU for making the 14th annual 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 $1,361.32 from the sale of used books and $247.35 from the delicious treats made by our many volunteer bakers.

Together, the book sale and bake sale raised $1,608.67 for students at Pleasant Park Public School!

Additionally, we are very fortunate and thankful for the hard work of Margaret-Anne our librarian who once again voluntarily ran the Festival du livre sale in the library during our event. She sold around $800 of books, and a portion of these sales are returned to us to buy new French books for our library collection.

A big thank you to Diane Legace, who co-ordinated six very successful book sales from 2013 to 2018, and who was a core volunteer and an indispensable resource to us again this year.

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 (Jessey and Jeremy) who helped me picked up the generous donations of books from Steve Maclean Public School;
  • Lisa for making the big signs for the sandwich board;
  • 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 Thibeault, Vice Principal Rassi and the office staff for all their support with organizing this event;
  • All the teachers who collected books for their classrooms;
  • Starbucks in the Trainyards for the donation of the coffee;
  • Our high school volunteers and parents who served as cashiers during the sale and worked fast after the sale to get the gym empty by 3:30pm 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 more than 30 volunteers!

We hoped you enjoyed this community school event!

Used Books, Bake Sale, New French Books

14th Annual Pleasant Park Book Sale


Pleasant Park School Gymnasium
Pleasant Park School Library

Saturday October 26th: 9am – 2:30pm

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 (in the Library)

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, SETUP, SELL or CLEANUP after the sale at https://signup.com/go/JFPumXu or email david.vlasblom@outlook.com.