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!

 

 

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

 

Màmawi Art Mural – Thank you for your support!

Please also view our list of volunteers for Aboriginal awareness activities.

Kizis (Sun) – $2000+
City of Ottawa & Crime Prevention Ottawa (Paint It Up Grant)
Pleasant Park P.S. Council pleasantpark.ca
Rideau Park United Church

Anangosh (Star) – $1000 – $1999
Ken & Debbie Rubin Foundation
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Windmill Green Fund L PV

Misànci (Golden Eagle) – $500 – $999
Dawn Campbell
Grandpa Tony Embleton
Rideau High School
The Fourney Family
Three Sisters Bakery

Kekek (Hawk) – $100 – $499
Alyce Dunnewold
André Charbonneau
Elmvale Loblaws
Fiona Blondin-Fiorini
Guido Ronci
Ivan Erdody
Jean-Guy Goulet
Lew McCall
Martine Vallée
Mary Keon
Ron Hallman
The Balkissoon Family

Ogishkimanisi (Osprey) – $1 to $99
Anonymous
Ariella Hostetter
Brigitte Lewis
Catherine Hughes
Diane & Tom Lagace
Elizabeth Bryce
Heather McAfee
Jennifer Davies
Kailey Probst
Marie Benak
Mary Box
Melissa Patricia McLetchie
Metro Walkley Road
MifAnne Bollman
The O’Loan Family

Bullying Prevention event

Parent Speaker Series: Bullying Prevention

Parent Bullying Prevention Event

Start Date:  Monday, March 30, 2015 6:30 PM
Address:  101 Centrepointe Dr, Nepean
Contact:  Youth Office
Phone:  613-236-1222
Email:  youth@ottawapolice.ca
Website:  www.ottawapolice.ca
Details:  Bullying: What Can Parents Do?

Brought to you by the Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition, hosted by Ottawa Public Health.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
– DR. Phil Ritchie (CHEO)
– DR. Tracy Vallincourt (University Of Ottawa)
– Representatives from Ottawa School Boards
– Representatives from Ottawa Police

Participants will be able to visit community information booths and hear from the above-mentioned experts.

Registration is not required.