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September 28
News and Reminders Sept 29-Oct 1

Lots of important news and reminders for this week!

- KD Wednesday is still happening at the Petitcodiac Baptist Church at lunch for high school students.  As per provincial regulations, students must show proof of being fully vaccinated before entering the church.

- Reminder of the vaccination clinic at the school tomorrow for students in grades 9-12.  Students must have a completed consent form and if they have already received 1 dose of the vaccine, they must bring a record of that as well.

- September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  All students and staff are encouraged to wear orange on Thursday in honour of this day.

- School picture orders must be returned by this Friday.  After Friday, parents will need to order directly through Harvey Studios and a late fee will apply.

- Our grads will be having a bottle drive this Saturday from 9-4 at the school.  More details will be sent out by Friday but please get your recyclables ready!

- The PRS Parents Who Care are pleased to be able to offer their annual fundraiser in support of tools and tech for Petitcodiac Regional School.  This week all K-8 students will bring home a package for fundraising including a beautiful catalogue of gifts and wrap, a paper order form, prize information, and information on how to set up your child to raise funds online.  Great prizes are also offered by the PRS Parents Who Care committee; for every student that participates in this fundraiser, their name will be entered into a draw for some amazing items.  All online orders have option to ship to school or ship to the customer’s address.  All online orders also get to shop from a lot more catalogues and a free gift at checkout.  If your student is in High School and would like to participate, please see the office for extra fundraising packs.  Please contact Sherry Beaman at beamans@live.ca or 756-2587 if you have any questions.
On behalf of the school and the PRS Parents Who Care, we thank you for your support of this fundraiser for tools and tech for PRS!

- Please be sure that your child has a water bottle and at least 1 extra mask for school.  We are getting a lot of requests for these at the office.

- Parents are reminded that we have been asked to limit the number of visitors in the school.  If you need to drop something off or pick your child up, please buzz the office from the main door and we will send your child out to meet you.

- We have been receiving a number of last minute calls asking us to notify students of a change in after school arrangements.  Dismissal is a very busy time especially for grades K-2.  If a change must be made we ask that you contact the school at least 15 minutes before dismissal.​

March 11
Scholarships and Bursary Information

 

Scholarships and Bursary applications are available on the GRAD Microsoft TEAMS site in electronic form. Some of the applications will be fillable forms for electronic mailings. Paper copies can also be found in the guidance office.

Please note that this list only contains scholarship applications that have been shared with the school and should not be considered an exhaustive list.  There are many more scholarships that students may qualify for, including those offered by post-secondary institutions, that we are not aware of.  Grads are encouraged to check the website of the post-secondary institutions which they are applying for information regarding possible scholarships and bursaries.   

Students should also complete the local scholarship survey found in GRAD TEAMS or by using this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=318rTdLEEUmHCWjML0Zcn__iWnQjdKRJiH4w9B-IOoJUNEdDTDRBSzVYMERROE1YTlI4QUZCTkM1Ry4u

Grads must include a 250-word essay and a letter of recommendation delivered the guidance office once the LOCAL scholarship survey is completed.​ 

February 17
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

You are invited to our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair! Petitcodiac Regional School Library is hosting a Virtual Scholastic Book Fair from March 15th – March 24th, 2021 and we would love for you to join us. Visit our school’s Virtual Book Fair site using this link:  https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5156201

Before our Fair begins, click the link to save it to your browser, and to preview a few of our featured books. FREE STANDARD SHIPPING on orders over $40! 

Our school’s virtual family nights will be Wednesdays, March 17th & March 24th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. All purchases during this time are free shipping! ​

February 03
Semester 2 Start Up

With this second snow day, the start of Semester 2 has once again been moved forward one day to Friday, February 5.  Just a reminder that unexpected school closures, like snow days, do not impact our Blended Learning Calendar. Students who follow TRACK A will kick off Semester 2 with their In-Person Learning on Friday.  Students who follow Track B will be at PRS for In-Person Learning on Monday, Febuary 8. ​

February 02
High School Semester 2 Updates

First Day of Semester 2

Due to today’s snow day, the High School Turn Around Day and the beginning of semester 2 have been moved forward one day.  The first day of Semester 2 is Thursday, February 4.  This is a Track B, in person learning day.

Changes to the Blended Learning Expectations for Semester 2

During the 2nd semester, teachers will be working to provide more online synchronous learning for students while they are learning at-home. Synchronous learning involves students and teachers connecting at the same time. This includes in person learning and live on-line classes with some students learning in person, while some students are learning from a distance at home.

Each day, students need to be prepared to participate in this online synchronous learning. Classroom teachers will outline the expectations for this participation at the beginning of the course, including times that students need to be logged in and connected while learning from home.  Our daily schedule for both students learning in person and learning from home is:

Period 1                                             8:25-9:35AM

Period 2                                             9:40-10:40 AM

Break                                                  10:40-10:55 AM

Period 3                                             10:55-11:55 AM

Period 4                                             12:45-1:45 PM

Period 5                                             1:50-2:50 PM

 

When a student attends the online synchronous learning while at-home, their attendance will be recorded as DL for Distance Learning. If a student does not attend this online synchronous learning, they will be marked absent. Please email the classroom teacher if you have any questions about your child’s attendance on a specific day.

Daily attendance and engagement in learning is one of the best predictors of student success.  A day missed, whether in person or learning from home, is a day of missed instruction, curriculum content and connection with teachers and peers. If there are any barriers to your child engaging in the synchronous learning expectations on their home learning day, please reach out to Tracy Johnston-Lovely by telephone, 756-3104, or email, tracy.johnston-lovely@nbed.nb.ca

First Day of Classes

All students should proceed to their Semester 1, first period class to collect their semester 2 schedule.

Report Cards

Reports Cards will be distributed for students in grades 9-12 on Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5. 

Cell Phone Use in Class

The Department of Education has stated that tablets and computers are the preferred learning tool, and that cell phones are not an appropriate substitution.  Cell phone use in the classroom is at the discretion and direction of the classroom teacher.  Therefore, we would kindly ask for your support in speaking with your child about keeping their cell phones away while in class.  Teachers will be reviewing this expectation during the first days of classes.

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November 25
Sock Campaign

Mrs. Gillies' homeroom class is organizing a sock campaign from Nov. 30-Dec 11. The students recognize that many people struggle to stay warm during the winter months and want to do their part to help out. If you would like to donate a pair of new socks to the class' campaign, please drop them off at the school or give them to a student to deliver to Mrs. Gillies' class. All socks will be donated to SPOT and to Helping Hands in Salisbury.​

October 02
Oct 2 Talk/Email

Our cafeteria will be open on Monday.  Anything students in Kindergarten – Grade 8 would like to purchase including milk and treats must be ordered and paid for online.  Orders must be submitted by 7:45 a.m. but can be placed up to 2 months in advance.  Orders for K-8 will be packaged and delivered to the students.  Students in high school may still purchase in person at the cafeteria but must wear their mask and socially distance while in line.  A letter on how to register is posted in the documents section of our school website.  The cafeteria menu and a link to the CafZone website can also be found on our school website homepage, is posted on our twitter page @prspanthers, and our newly created facebook page @petitcodiacregional!

 

We would like to remind parents that nuts and nut products are not permitted at school.  We would also like to notify parents that we have a student in our school that has a life-threatening allergy to eggs and pure egg products like mayonnaise.  While eggs and mayonnaise are not banned at this time (except for in the child’s class), we would ask that parents be sure that if their child has a contact with one of these products in the morning or in their lunch that they know to wash their face and hands with soap and water immediately after eating.  With everyone’s cooperation we can continue to ensure a safe environment for all students.

 

We are entering our first weekend of the PRS Parents Who Care fundraising program.  This is a time to call up family and neighbours to see if they would like to support PRS through this fundraiser.

The JOY catalogue is loaded with Christmas Wrap and cards, as well as handy house hold gadgets and jewelry.  A great place to shop before Christmas.  All items will be back to the school around mid-November.

Online ordering is so easy, just a few clicks to register your child with their classroom and a message with ordering link will be generated to share with friends and family.  A low flat rate shipping rate will apply when they request to ship to home.  A free gift for all those who shop online.   Details on the white form in your child’s fundraising package.  If you have any questions or need a little help setting up, please email Sherry Beaman at beamans@live.ca or call 756-2587.  Thank you for your continued support of our school fundraisers!  Have a great weekend!

 

Stephanie Prosser

Principal

Petitcodiac Regional School

 

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