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June 19
Sports Day and Friday Half Day
Tomorrow morning (Wednesday, June 20th), is Sports Day for K-5 students.  It is important that students wear sneakers that fit securely on their feet.
Friday, June 22nd will be a half day for students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45.



June 14
Food Trucks for Grades 3-5
Tomorrow (Friday, June 15th) Culinary Tech students will have "food trucks" set up in the main entrance as their final exam.  Students in grades 3-5 will be able to buy from the food trucks over lunch.  They will be selling smoothies for $1.50, waffles ranging from $3-$4.50 depending on toppings, ice cream cones for $1, ice cream sundaes for $1.50, banana splits for $3, hamburgers ranging from $3.50-$5.50 depending on toppings, and lemonade for $2.  Students should still bring a lunch as the food trucks may sell out.



June 13
Teaching K-2 Personal Safety
As part of the You and Your World curriculum, K-2 classes will be learning about personal safety with a focus on child abuse prevention.  This includes using proper terms for body parts and teaching children personal safety rules to help protect them from inappropriate touching and harm.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's teacher.



June 04
PRS Cafeteria
This will be the last week parents will be able to order online from the cafeteria. The cafeteria will be offering a limited menu next week (June 11th-15th) as cafeteria will not be open the last week of school (June 18th-22nd).



May 28
Yoyo Assembly
Today, Around the World Yoyo Entertainment presented the “School is Cool” assembly to PRS students in Kindergarten to grade 8. It was a fun, fast paced, motivational, educational, and interactive program.
For the rest of this week, yoyos will be available for students to purchase at lunch. There are three types of high quality yoyos in a variety of colors.
The Conventional Duncan ProYo Yoyo is $10.00
The Long Spin Plus Yoyo is $15.00
The Ball Bearing One Yoyo is $20.00
Around the World Yoyo Entertainment donates 10% of sales back to our school.

May 23
Welcome to Kindergarten!
This is a reminder to parents with children starting Kindergarten in the fall that Petitcodiac Regional School will be hosting our Welcome to Kindergarten sessions this Friday, May 25th.  Parents and children should have received an invitation in the mail which indicates the time they should attend.  If you have any questions, please contact the school.  We look forward to seeing you Friday!



May 23
3 Important Notices!
Jump Rope for Heart pledges are due to the school. Please send in any pledges as they are being delivered to the Heart and Stroke Foundation tomorrow.

Petitcodiac Regional School is once again participating in the Greater Moncton Dragon Boat Festival.  As part of the fundraising efforts for our Dragon Boat teams, we will be having a “Gum Rubber Day” (or wear your rubber boots to school day) this Friday, May 25th. 60% of the money our school raises will go to the Lions Sick Children's Fund which supports children and families throughout the tri-community and 40% will go to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
While donations of any amount are appreciated, we are encouraging students to donate at least a dollar to wear their best Gum Rubbers to school. Gum Rubber activities will include; The farthest Gum Rubber throw, The farthest Gum Rubber Kick, The Gum Rubber Three Legged Race and The Fill the Gum Rubber Relay.

Reminder to parents with children currently in Kindergarten that there will be no school for K students this Friday.  Current Kindergarten students will participate in "Gum Rubber Day" tomorrow, Thursday, May 24th.

May 15
No School
This is a reminder to parents that due to professional learning for staff, students in grades 6-12 will be dismissed tomorrow (Wednesday, May 16th) at 11:30 and students in grades K-5 will be dismissed Thursday, May 17th at 11:15.
Also a reminder that there is no school for all students this Friday, May 18th nor Monday, May 21st.



May 10
Jump Rope for Heart!
Petitcodiac Regional School elementary students are once again participating in the New Brunswick Heart and Stroke Foundation's Jump Rope for Heart. Until Tuesday, May 22nd, students can collect pledges online or in the envelope that was sent home. Students will celebrate being heart healthy with a special morning of jump based activities in June. Last year we raised over $1 000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and hope to do it again this year!



May 07
MDML Information Session
This is a reminder to Petitcodiac Regional School parents and guardians of the My
Device My Learning information session taking place at the school this Wednesday, May 9th at 6:00 p.m.



April 26
MDML Survey Reminder
This is a reminder to parents to please complete the My Device My Learning survey that was sent home last week.  The survey has 5 short questions.  We need as much data from our school community as possible. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/V8RK5XY



April 20
My Device My Learning
Hello Parent and Guardians of Petitcodiac Regional School,
Today your child will be coming home with a letter about a new program called My Device My Learning (MDML). This letter explains our new school initiative which will give students the option to bring their personal electronic devices to school and be able to connect to the internet for educational purposes. The letter includes a survey that needs to be completed by as many PRS parents as possible in order to get this program for the 2018-2019 school year. The letter has a link to the survey and a QR code. There is also a paper copy of the survey available in the office. Please complete the survey by Friday, April 27th. Thank you for your continued support.

April 19
Fundraiser Draw
The PRS Parents Who Care would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Scratch & Win Coupon Fundraiser. We want to be sure all students who participated are included in the prize draw so this is a final reminder that any outstanding money and/or coupons needs to be turned into the school tomorrow.  Again, thank you for your support and we look forward to announcing the prize winners Monday morning.



April 16
Enrichment Opportunity
Please see the attached if your child would be interested in an enrichment opportunity with Symphony New Brunswick and the Riverview Arts Centre.  While the prep sessions have started they would love to have more participation!

April 11
Jersey Day Tomorrow!
Tomorrow, April 12th, Petitcodiac Regional School, along with many other schools across New Brunswick will be having a special Jersey Day in support of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team from Saskatchewan.  If your child doesn’t own a sports jersey we would love to see school clothing or colors as well!  We will assemble students in the gym to take a school picture which will be put in a collage of all participating schools and sent to the team.  If you do not want your child included in the picture, please contact the school by noon.  If you would like to make a donation to the families of the victims, homeroom teachers will collect any cash donations which will be forwarded on behalf of the school.

April 03
2 Reminders
Our scratch coupon fundraiser finishes tonight. Students should turn in all money and any unscratched coupons to their teacher. Thank you again for your support with our fundraising efforts!
Mad Science starts this Thursday after school. There are still spots available so if you are interested please email monctonmadscience@gmail.com



March 23
Principal's Message
Hello Parents/Guardians,

As you know, PRS is a unique and wonderful school, so it is with mixed emotions that I inform you that I have accepted another job at District Office, beginning immediately.  I look forward to this new opportunity but will miss the warmth and kindness of PRS.

For the past eight years, I have been blessed to work with some amazing students and teachers. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the kindness displayed by your children.  I also want you to know that I have appreciated all your support as parents over the years.  PRS has extremely dedicated professionals that work with your children. They strive for excellence every day and bring the best out of your children.

For the remainder of the school year, Kent Howatt is the acting principal. Tracy Johnston-Lovely is the acting vice-principal for grades 9-12.  Annette LeBlanc-Dupuis remains vice-principal of grades 6-8.  Your children are in good hands with these educators.

I shall always remember my years at PRS with fondness. It has been a privilege to work with all your children.  All the best.


Ewen Cameron



March 21
PRS Closed Thursday
Hello PRS Families,

There is no school for students tomorrow, Thursday, March 22 because of teacher professional development.  Also all extra-curricular activities have been cancelled tomorrow due to the impending storm.  We look forward to seeing everyone Friday.



February 27
Pink Shirt Day and Pi Day
Hello parents and students of PRS.  Tomorrow, February 28th is Pink Shirt Day.  This year’s theme is Cyber Bullying.  Everyone is encouraged to practice kindness and wear pink tomorrow to symbolize you do not tolerate bullying. 

Also, PRS is planning a Pi Day Celebration for grades 6 through 12 on Wednesday March 14th.  Several engaging cross-curricular activities are being planned for that day.  One activity has a goal of collecting 314 cylindrical cans of non-perishable food items for our local food depot, SPOT.  Students may place donations in the castle in our front lobby in advance of Pi Day.

Thank you for your support and have a good evening!

February 22
Varicella
Hello Parents and Guardians of Petitcodiac Regional School.  This is Mr. Cameron calling to inform you that we have several confirmed cases of Varicella commonly known as Chicken Pox in our school population.  Symptoms include headaches, loss of appetite, tiredness followed by a rash and then blisters.  Anyone experiencing these symptoms should see a physician.  The Department of Health has published a fact sheet on Varicella.  We have added the link on our website   http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/h-s/pdf/en/CDC/FactSheets/Varicella.pdf

February 21
Welcome to Kindergarten Reminder
Parents with children registered to start kindergarten in September are reminded of our Welcome to Kindergarten event scheduled for tomorrow Thursday, February 22nd at 2:15. This event takes about an hour and allows children accompanied by a parent or guardian to rotate through activities that promote their development. All children who attend will receive a Welcome to Kindergarten bag which includes many great items to help continue your child’s learning at home. We look forward to seeing you!

February 12
Chapters Moncton PRS Fundraiser Tuesday Evening
Chapters Moncton will be holding a fundraiser for Petitcodiac Regional School on Tuesday February 13th from 6 to 9 pm at their store located at 1 Bass Pro Drive in Dieppe.  20% of all book sales will go to PRS.  Proceeds will be used to buy new books for our classrooms and library.  Please stop by the store on Tuesday evening and support PRS by buying yourself or your Valentine a new book. 

Also this Wednesday is a half day for students in grades 6 to 12 and Thursday is a half day for students in grades k to 5 as teachers participate in professional development activities.



February 06
Program Registration for 2018-19
Students in Kindergarten and Grade 5 were given a yellow paper today confirming the program they are registered for in the fall.  If the information is accurate, please sign and return the form.  If you had intended to register your child in French Immersion, please register through the district website and return the form indicating you have done so.  All forms must be returned by Thursday, February 8th.



January 30
Grade 1 French Enrollment
This is a reminder to parents and guardians of Kindergarten students that tomorrow, January 31st is the deadline if you would like to enroll your child in Grade 1 French Immersion.  To register, go to the Anglophone East website, under the Programs tab select French Second Language then click on the French Immersion Registration link.




January 16
Early Dismissal
This is a reminder to parents and students of Petitcodiac Regional School that there will be early dismissals this week to facilitate professional learning. Students in grades 6 to 12 will be dismissed Wednesday, January 17 at 11:30 AM.  Students in kindergarten to grade 5 will be dismissed Thursday, January 18 at 11:15 AM. The cafeteria will be open both days.



January 15
PRS January 17th Half Day
Hello parents and guardians.  This is a message from Petitcodiac Regional School reminding you that this Wednesday, January 17th is a half day for students in grades 6 through 12. Dismissal time is 11:30 am. Teachers will be engaged in professional development in the afternoon.



January 10
Back to School Everyone
Hello parents and students of PRS.  We are ready for the return of students in grades 6-12 tomorrow, Thursday, January 11th. Students are asked to go directly to the cafeteria or gymnasium when they arrive in the morning.  We will begin the morning at 8:25 in the school gymnasium with an assembly instead of Flex Block.  All the temporary changes will be explained at that time.  We would like all students present for the assembly.  We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.



January 09
Jimmy Flynn Comedy Show
This fundraiser is sure to make you laugh. The Jimmy Flynn Comedy Show will take place at PRS on Thursday, January 18th at 7pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $15 and are being sold at the school office or online through the Anglophone East Website and the School Fees Online link.  For online purchases, please bring your receipt to the show. Storm date is Sunday, January 21st and can be checked on Facebook Petitcodiac Happenings. Tickets purchased at the door will be $20. Twenty percent of the profits will go to the IWK and the remainder to the Grad class of 2018. Thank you for your support.



January 08
PRS Closure Update
Petitcodiac Regional School will be open tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9th for Kindergarten to grade 5 students only.  Students in grades 6-12 will return on Thursday, January 11th as work continues in the high school and middle school areas. The front entry will be open tomorrow to allow parents and others access to the office and elementary areas.  Work will continue for the next few weeks in the affected classrooms.  This area will be cordoned off and classes will be relocated.  The school is safe for students and staff and all systems are functioning properly.  We look forward to seeing everyone back.



January 07
PRS Closed January 8th
Hello parents and students of Petitcodiac Regional School.  On January 5th our school experienced a water line break that caused damage to our school.  Due to the extent of the damage PRS will be closed to students tomorrow, Monday, January 8th.  There is a possibility that this closure may be extended.  An update on the status of the repairs will be sent out again tomorrow.



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