Our Monday Pizza and Friday Popcorn fundraisers are back!

THE ORDER SYSTEM FOR PIZZA AND POPCORN IS READY TO GO FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR

Thank you for considering to participate in this fundraiser that the parent council does to support the many activities that Parent Council provides for all children at Pleasant Park School.

YOU CAN ORDER PIZZA OR POPCORN ONLINE AT: https://pleasantpark.hotlunches.net/admin/?action=login-form

WEEKLY Pizza MONDAY!

Pizza is ordered per “term” and you can order for 13 weeks starting Monday Sept 23rd to Monday Dec 16th for Pizza Pizza pizza to be delivered to your student’s class room during 2nd nutritional break at 1:15pm.

We offer slices of either cheese or pepperoni and cheese at a cost of $2.50/slice.

We also are offering on a trial basis the ability to order a small gluten-free or dairy-free whole pizza. This pizza will come in the box to your student so that they can take any leftovers home.  We are only offering these options as a whole pizza to avoid any contamination issues.

For your student to receive pizza on Monday Sept 23rd, your order and payment have to be in by Sunday September 22nd at noon.

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 or replacement lunches will be given for missed days due to sickness or vacations.

BIWEEKLY Popcorn FRIDAY!

We also are offering popcorn every other week on Friday for $2/bag.  Our first popcorn day will be Friday Sept 27th.

You do not have to order for the term and can order for each Friday up to the day before Popcorn day.

Popcorn is popped locally by Papa Jacks just a couple kilometers from our school. Flavours are listed on the online form.

Student can bring in $2 on Popcorn Day to buy at the school instead of ordering online.  However cash sales on popcorn Friday are limited to what is left over, so we strongly encourage you to pre-order to reduce the amount of disappointed little faces.

If there is a holiday or PD day, we will do Popcorn Thursday as listed online.

Popcorn will be left in the classroom for any student who are away and missed Popcorn Friday due to snow day, sickness, vacation, etc.

PAYMENT ONLINE THROUGH WEBSITE

All our payments are done securely through PayPal with no fee to you.

PayPal allows you to pay:

(a) With your credit card.

(b) From your PayPal account.

(c) With an electronic funds transfer from your bank account (a PayPal “eCheck”).

We use this site to save paper, save your time, and allow us to easily track our fundraising that is supporting Pleasant Park School!Â

If you have any questions, or issues with your order throughout the year, please email pleasantparkcouncil@gmail.com.

FINAL PARENT COUNCIL MEETING – MAY 15

Please join us for our last Parent Council meeting of the year tonight at 6:45pm in the School library.

If you are a Committee Chair, we would love you to come so we can say thank you for all the work you have done throughout the year.

A big thank you to all parents who have attended meetings and helped out at all of our events. It takes a village!

Tonight’s agenda can be found here, and the minutes from our last meeting can be found here.

May Parent Council Update

May is OUTDOOR sand toys month (a staff request) so while you are spring cleaning, hold onto any good condition sand toys/outdoor toys that our students can use and that you no longer need. Drop off is in the bins inside the foyer of the main doors or to the Principal if it is a bigger item. Buckets, shovels, trucks etc are all needed.

A promise is a promise: May 14

May 14: Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre presents “A promise is a promise” to all students. This event is made possible thanks to funding from your Parent Council.

Next Parent Council Meeting: May 15

Our next Parent Council meeting is this Wednesday, May 15 at 6:45pm in the School Library. If you can’t attend, think about calling in.

Cyberbullying Presentation – May 30 6:30pm
Parent Council has been successful in bringing in Paul Davis as a speaker on cyberbullying and how to keep our children safe with technology thanks to our PRO grant. Mark your calendars for May 30 at 6:30pm at the school. Please see the attached flyer. Feel free to invite family and friends and the general community.
PPPS is Turning 60!

Did you know that Pleasant Park was built and opened 60 years ago? We think that’s something to celebrate so John Marshall, a parent has agreed to spearhead celebrations in 2019/2020. Parent Council will be organizing various activities this school year and next year to celebrate the school’s 60th. We need your help to spread the word; especially to school Alumni. We also need a few volunteers to help plan out the year. Please send any information about Alumni or if you want to help organize to John Marshall at pppsottawa2020@gmail.com.

BBQ: June 15 

Plan for the Pleasant Park PS BBQ are underway and volunteers are needed. This is a really great social event for our school community. Please contact Liz Kacew at ekacew@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Can you help us move some books to clear the stage?

A call out for Volunteers to help transport boxes of books to drop off locations!

Following the great success of our Annual Book Sale, the organizer had a guaranteed pick up of all leftover books. However, a few days after the sale it became apparent that the agreement had fallen through. Now there are close to 100 boxes of books left on the school stage in the gymnasium and we need everyone’s help to move them out before the Arts in the Park showcase in December.

We are asking every family of the school to consider picking up a box or 2 every day/every week and delivering to various locations within the city. Whether you drive in the am to drop children off, pick up at night from Aladin child care or walk to school with a wagon, hopefully, we can count on you! It’s as simple as walking in, explaining what you are getting at the Office and grabbing what you can off the stage in the gym.
Please note that we cannot drop off more than 2-3 boxes at a time so if you happen to be driving all over the city, think about dropping off to different locations to help spread the wealth instead of all of us heading to the nearby locations. Here are some addresses of organizations who accept used books:

Value Village
1824 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7Y6
1221 Cyrville Rd, Gloucester, ON K1J 7S8
4345 Strandherd Dr, Ottawa, ON K2J 6E5
1651 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2G 3K2
4220 Innes Rd Unit 3, Orléans, ON K4A 5E6

St Vincent de Paul Stores
1620 Merivale Rd. Nepean, K2G 3K3
1273 Wellington Street, West Ottawa K1Y 3A6

Salvation Army Thrift Stores
2659 Alta Vista Dr Ottawa, ON K1V 7T5
2339 Ogilvie Rd Ottawa, ON K1J 8M6
1010 Belfast Rd Ottawa, ON K1G 4A2
1616 Merivale Rd Ottawa, ON K2G 3K3
1490 Richmond Rd Ottawa, ON K2B 6S1
333 Montreal Rd Ottawa, ON K1L 6B4

Buy a gift card, raise money for Pleasant Park

By now you should have found a package in your child’s backpack with details of our new fundraiser (links to the forms below if you need a new copy).

How does it work?

When you and your friends and family purchase gift cards through this program, a portion of the sale will come back to Pleasant Park Public School.

Simply look through the list and select gift cards you need for holiday gift-giving or stores you use regularly. Ask friends and family to let you know if they need gift cards and mark those down as well.

Once you have all your orders, collect the money (cash and cheque are accepted – but cheques are easiest to manage) and send in your order form and payment with your child by November 30. The gift cards will be sent home in your child’s backpack on December 14.

Why can’t I order online?

We know, it seems strange to do this the old-fashioned way with pen and paper and cash and cheques. However, if we used the online ordering system, we would get a smaller return from the purchases. As this is a fundraiser, we wanted to maximize the funds coming back to the school.

What if I don’t want my child to be responsible for the cash and the cards?

Order forms and payments can be dropped off to the office until November 30th. If you don’t want your child to carry the cards home at the end of the day, let us know and we will arrange a pick-up time on December 14.

Where will the money go?

As you are hopefully aware, the Pleasant Park Parent Council raises money throughout the year to fund a long list of things for the school. From buses for field trips to readers for classrooms, equipment for the gym, and special resources to enrich the school experience. Most recently a large portion of money raised went toward new furniture and equipment for the library.

For a detailed update on the Council’s finances, please join us at our next Parent Council meeting this Wednesday, November 21.

Here are the forms:

Fundsript cover letter

Order form & List of gift cards

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.