Welcome!

On behalf of Parent Council, Welcome! This school year’s first virtual meeting will be held on October 7 at 6:45pm. We hope to see you then! The meeting will be held on Google Meet. Check your Pleasant Park PS Weekly Update email from Friday, October 2 for the link to the meeting. Please make sure you have downloaded the app before trying to sign in. The Agenda for the meeting is posted on the Parent Council website here, along with the Agendas, Minutes and Financial Reports from our past meetings.

Simply being a parent or guardian of a child at Pleasant Park means you are already part of Parent Council. Congratulations!  You can choose to get involved a little or a lot, but either way, we hope you will come out and be part of the conversation.

Parent Council meetings run once a month. We keep things friendly, focused and fun. Participating in the meetings is a great way to meet parents, school staff and hear of all the exciting things going on in the school.

At our first meeting on October 7, we will hold elections for any contested and unfilled positions on Parent Council. You can find the self-nomination form here, and use this form to nominate somebody else. Please submit them to Principal Petrie before October 6.

Roles on the Executive include: Chair/Co-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary.  Their roles can be found here. We also typically look for Parent Coordinators to help with on-site meals (pizza and popcorn), community building, fundraising, special events etc. The list can be found here: School Council Members

In addition to our website, Parent Council also has a very active private Facebook page. Please consider joining to keep up to date on the latest news and events.

If you haven’t signed up for the Parent Council mailing list yet, you can sign up here

Parent Council is focused on fundraising and organizing events that enrich the school experience and school community, such as our Book sale, year end BBQ, Movie Nights, Math/Science nights and special speakers. We also contribute to school and classroom needs that cannot be budgeted by the school such as robotics supplies for the Robotics club, the school Play, Kindergarten special events, French and English reading books, sports equipment, field trip bussing and much more. If you have any questions at all, please send a quick note or drop into a meeting.

We hope to see you October 7!

Pizza/Popcorn Refunds

Thanks to the many families that contributed to this school fundraiser this year.

For your refunds:

  • If you requested a cheque: As per the email you should have received this morning, all cheques for families with students in JK-grade 5 were mailed today to the address that you provided and you should receive them within 2 weeks.
  • Grade 6 parents: Your cheque were not mailed since they will be hand delivered to your mailboxes with the yearbook within the next 2 weeks.
  • If you made a donation: Thanks to all of you that donated. Your donations raised a total of $977 for the Food Bank and $1072 for the Parent Council.
  • If you replied that you wanted a credit for next year: Thanks for your reply and your refund amount will remain in your account for next year.
  • If you did not get a chance to reply and tell us what you wanted done with your refund, as noted earlier the amount of your refund will remain in your account for next year.

If you have any questions, you can reach out within the next 2 weeks through email to pleasantparkcouncil@gmail.com, or call Diane at 613-421-8722. Otherwise we will be happy to sort things out in September.

Thanks again for your support and have a good summer.

Diane (Parent volunteer)

Pleasant Park Movie Night *Rescheduled to March 6, 2020*

Come join us on Friday March 6th, 2020 for our second fun filled Movie Night of the year!! Bring your blankets and pillows and cozy down to watch family favourites UglyDolls and Abominable. 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!!

**Please note that all children MUST be accompanied by an adult.**

· When: March 6th, 2020
· 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

Featuring:

UglyDolls (running time: 1 hr 28 minutes)

Abominable (running time: 1 hr 37 minutes)

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.

Featuring:

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

at

Pleasant Park School Gymnasium
and
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.