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March 27
Bootcamp Fundraiser this Saturday!
This Saturday, April 1st, the Village of Petitcodiac in conjunction with Petitcodiac Regional School and Anglophone East School District will be hosting a Bootcamp fundraiser to support the Imagination Library which provides free books to children up to age 5. The Bootcamp will run from 10-10:45 in the school gym. Class is offered by donation. Space is limited. For more information or to register, please contact Natalie Griffin at 756-0289 or email petitcodiac.rec@gmail.com

March 27
Free Pre-K Program!
The Petitcodiac Public Library is offering a 5-week Pre-K program, Next Step, Kindergarten! Children will explore skills such as reading readiness, letters, numbers, shapes, colours, and concepts. These sessions will take place every Saturday in April from 10:30 - 12. There are plenty of spaces available and it's free! For more information or to register, please call the library at 756-3144 or email Petitcodiac.publiclibrary@gnb.ca

March 22
After school activities cancelled
All after school and evening activities in Anglophone East School District have been cancelled today, Wednesday, March 22nd,due to the pending weather system.



February 22
Welcome to Kindergarten!
This is a reminder to all parents who have children registered to start kindergarten at PRS in September that we will be hosting our Welcome to Kindergarten event tomorrow (Thursday, February 23).  This event is an opportunity for parents to interact with their child while learning educational strategies for play at home.  The children will also receive a bag of with lots of tools to facilitate educational play.  We will meet in the cafeteria.  We will start at 2:15 and the activities take about an hour.



February 22
PRS Announcement
Hello parents and students of PRS, this is Mr. Cameron calling with two messages.

Firstly, this Friday, February 24th is a Professional Development Day for teachers and there is no school for students this Friday.

Secondly, Premier Brian Gallant visited Petitcodiac Regional School today and made an exciting announcement.  The provincial government is investing $1.1 million for an addition to Petitcodiac Regional School that will be constructed to allow automotive and metal trades courses to be offered to students.  The project is part of Anglophone East School District’s Capital Budget and is slated for completion in winter 2019. 

This announcement and the Premier’s visit to PRS will be televised on Global News tonight.

February 21
Will's Bus 601
Will Silverthorn's bus 601 would not start.  He is going to take all students home on the second run which leaves the school at 3:00.  Sorry for the inconvenience.



February 21
National Pink Shirt Day!
Wednesday, February 22nd is national “Pink Shirt Day”.  This year’s theme is “Kindness Begins With Me.”  Students are encouraged to wear pink tomorrow and will have an opportunity to sign a pledge to be kind to one another.  Also, we will have the Pink Panther in the cafeteria during the breakfast program doing face painting of pink panther paws.

February 20
K-5 Yearbooks
K-5 yearbook order forms were sent home with students on Friday. Please note this is a book of all students in each class in K-5, not a composite of your child as the picture on the order form indicates.  All orders must be submitted to your child's teacher by Thursday, February 23rd.



February 16
Boys basketball sectionals Friday and Saturday
PRS sports news:
The Petitcodiac Regional School Panthers senior boys basketball team won their regional tournament last week-end and will now host a "sectional" tournament this this week-end, Feb. 17 & 18. "Sectionals" are essentially the quarter- and semi-finals leading to the provincial championship.
The Panthers will take on McAdam at 8:15 Friday night Feb. 17, right after the 6:30 game between Minto and Fredericton Christian Academy. The two winners will meet on Saturday Feb.18 at 1 pm for the right to advance to the provincial championship game at Harbour Station in Saint John next Saturday, Feb. 25.

Come out and enjoy exciting basketball action tomorrow (Friday) night. Daily admission prices are established by the NBIAA: $5 adults, $2 students, free for children under 12 years of age.

Go Panthers!!



February 09
After-School Activities Cancelled for Today
Hello parents, guardians and students of Petitcodiac Regional School.  Due to the impending storm, all after-school and evening activities have been cancelled for today, February 9th.



February 07
Special offer for PRS yearbooks
The PRS Yearbook Team is spreading the love this month by extending Free Personalization (name embossed on the cover) with your purchase of a yearbook for $40 until February 22nd!

There will be no personalization offered after this date, so buy your yearbook today using school cash online (preferred method), or at lunch time in the high school T-hall.

Thanks for your support in making this year’s yearbook great!

February 02
PRS Report Cards
Hello high school parents and guardians.  This is PRS calling to inform you high school report cards were sent home with students today along with an accompanying letter for students in full year courses.
We also wish to inform parents of grade 9 students that students are now allowed off campus at lunch time any day but Friday.  Rules that were explained earlier about this privilege remain in effect.
Today was the first day for second semester and most students have settled into their new courses.  Course changes can be made through the guidance department again tomorrow.  Course changes will close after Monday.
Thank you for listening and have a good evening.



February 02
PRS Seeks Host Families
Hello parents and guardians of PRS students.  PRS is currently seeking homes for two Colombian boys, grade seven age for approximately eleven weeks, beginning March 17th.  These students can speak basic to intermediate levels of English and come with impeccable references.  Host families receive a monetary allowance to off-set costs during the stay. 
To be eligible to be a host family, the student would need their own room and there has to be other children of similar age in the house.  The stay runs from March 17th until May 28th.  There is also a program for girls from Columbia that takes place this fall.
For more information please contact Malcolm Stewart at home 372-9275 or by cellular phone 229-2892 or by e-mail at malcolmstewart8884@yahoo.com



February 01
Free Opportunity for Parents of 3 Year Olds
If you or someone you know is the parent of a 3 year old, please see the attached invitation from Family and Early Childhood Anglophone East Inc.

January 25
K-2 Skating Reminder!
This is a reminder that K-2 students will be going skating tomorrow (Wednesday, January 25th).



December 22
Kindergarten Support Worker

Anglophone East School District is now accepting applications for Kindergarten Support Workers. All applications are to be submitted online.

https://aesd.simplication.com/Applicant/AttJobPosting.aspx?JOB_POSTING_ID=b48b0c65-6c34-4ec6-9ffb-42fa68dccced&PAGE=1&locale=en&MAF=0



December 21
Dismissal Friday
PRS students will be dismissed at 11:45 this Friday.  K-5 students should pack a lunch as students will eat before leaving.  The cafeteria will be closed.  Students return Tuesday, January 10th.  Have a safe and happy holiday!



December 19
2017-18 Grade 6 Program Registration
The following is a reminder for parents who have children in Grade 5.  Tomorrow (Tuesday, December 20th) is the deadline for registering your child in either the Grade 6 English or Late Immersion Program. All parents must complete the electronic registration form on the Anglophone East website.  Parents without access to the internet can contact Cindy Mitton (506-364-4785) for assistance. Collect calls will be accepted.



December 13
Christmas Concert and Dinner
For those that purchased tickets, the cafeteria will begin serving Christmas Dinner to K-5 students at 10:45.
Our Christmas Concert will be presented in the gym at 9:00 a.m.  The evening performance will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The school doors will be open at 6:00.



December 07
K-12 announcements
Santa’s Elves will be visiting PRS this Friday.  K-5 parents are reminded to send in a new or gently used male and female item for the sale.
Report cards will be sent home with K-8 students this Friday, December 9th.
The cafeteria will be serving Christmas Dinner next Wednesday, December 14th.  Tickets cost $6.75 and must be purchased by this Friday.  The cafeteria will not be serving any other menu items on the 14th.  Family members are welcome to purchase a ticket to attend!
The Village of Petitcodiac will be hosting the 2nd Annual Skate with Santa at the arena on Sunday, December 18th from 1-2:30 p.m.  Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Lorna Hicks Youth Culture Centre.
Friday, December 23rd will be a half day for students.  Dismissal times will be announced once transportation finalizes bussing.

November 23
PRS Events This Week
Hello parents and students of PRS. Here are a couple of reminders of events happening this week.

This is Addictions Awareness Week and we have had guest speakers in the last two days speaking with students in grades 8 through 12.  Tonight, you are invited to a panel discussion with youth experts to discuss issues surrounding addictions.  A reception will follow.  The panel discussion will take place in the PRS Theatre beginning at 6:30 pm.

The Panther Prowl takes place tomorrow for high school students.  In order to participate, students need to have collected a minimum $10 pledge.  Donations can be made through School Cash On-Line on our school website at http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-E/schools/prs/Pages/default.aspx


Parent-teacher interviews take place this week On Thursday November 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm. The Scholastic Book Fair will be open during parent teacher interviews in our library if you want to stop by.

There is no school for students on Friday.



November 22
K-8 notices
The pamphlet A Parent's Guide to New Brunswick Provincial K-8 Report Cards was sent home with all students.  Please review this pamphlet before parent teacher interviews as teachers may use some of the new terminology at that time.
Parents are reminded of the Learning French as a Second Language presentation happening tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at the J.M.A. Armstrong High/Salisbury Middle School auditorium.  For more information please see the attachment or visit the Anglophone East website.  While all are welcome to attend, this is most applicable to grade 5 parents as we will continue to offer the Grade 6 Late Immersion program at PRS.
We would also like to remind families that the Scholastic Book Fair is open this week in our school library.  Hours of operation are 9-2 Wednesday, 9-2 and 6-8 Thursday, and 8:30-11:30 Friday.

November 21
PRS Week of Nov. 21st to 25th
November 21 to 25 is “Addictions Awareness Week” and Petitcodiac Regional School is planning educational activities all week long.  Assemblies are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday with grades 8-12.  A poster contest on “Healthy Lifestyle Choices” is being held with grades 6 and 7.  On Wednesday evening, parents and community are invited to a panel discussion with youth experts to discuss issues surrounding addictions and educating our youth.  A reception will follow.  The panel discussion will take place in the PRS Theatre beginning at 6:30 pm.

Parent-teacher interviews take place next week On Thursday November 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and on Friday from 8:30 am until 11:30 pm.

The Scholastic Book Fair will be taking place in the PRS Library next week at the following times:
Tuesday, November 22nd - 9:00-2:00
Wednesday, November 23rd - 9:00-2:00
Thursday, November 24th - 9:00-2:00 & 6:00-8:00
Friday, November 25th - 8:30-11:30

The Panther Prowl for high school students will take place on Thursday. Donations can be made through School Cash On-Line on our school website.

Christmas is coming! 
Purchase a 6-12 yearbook for yourself or as a gift for someone else! 
Yearbooks can be purchased for $40 using your credit card on School Cash Online.  Free Personalization of your yearbook is offered until December 23rd.
Don’t delay!  Buy your Yearbook Today!  Questions can be directed to Wanda Jones at PRS 756-3104.

University de Moncton will be hosting its annual Parent Information Night Wednesday, November 23rd, at 7p.m., at the Leopold-Taillon Pavilion in room 136, on the first floor. Parents of future
FI graduates are welcome!

November 01
Parents Who Care Fundraiser Orders
The PRS Parents Who Care would like to thank our students and families for supporting this year's fundraiser for Tools and Tech for our school.  All orders have been handed out to the students.  If you haven't already, please check that you received everything ordered and let us know if something is wrong or missing.  November 4th is our deadline  to submit any changes or additions. Please contact the fundraiser coordinator Sherry Beaman on Facebook or call 756-2587.



October 31
EYE-DA Reminder
This is a reminder to parents that the Early Years Direct Assessment is tomorrow (Tuesday, November 1) at times that were scheduled when you registered your child to start Kindergarten next September.



October 27
Carve for the Cure
All students from K-12 at Petitcodiac Regional School will be participating in the “7th Annual Carve for the Cure” on Friday October 28th.  For years, PRS students have joined together in a pumpkin carving contest with proceeds going towards the Canadian Cancer Society. Homeroom classes of students have carved a pumpkin to be showcased in the cafeteria tomorrow morning.

Students vote on their favorite pumpkin by donating change to their favorite pumpkin.  It is suggested students make a minimum donation of 25 cents.  Any size donation is greatly appreciated.  Pumpkin winners will be determined by the carving that receives the most donations.

This contest has become extremely competitive over the years and is sure to produce some creative works of art once again this year.  Thank you parents and students for your support of The Canadian Cancer Society through “Carve for the Cure”.

October 26
Mad Science Thursday
This is a reminder that there will be Mad Science after school tomorrow in the cafeteria.



October 25
Picture Retakes Tomorrow!
This is a reminder to PRS parents that picture retakes are tomorrow (Wednesday, October 26th).



October 24
Kindergarten Kick-Off 2017!
Parents, Guardians and Caregivers are invited to attend the Kindergarten Kick-Off parent meeting in the school library tomorrow (Tuesday, October 25)at 6:30 p.m.  This meeting will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about the Transition to School program and the planned activities and events throughout the pre-school year. There will be suggestions of activities that could be done at home and other information to encourage your child’s learning as he/she gets ready to go to school in September 2017.

October 20
K-2 Cafeteria Orders!
In an effort to decrease the amount of time students are waiting in line at the cafeteria, beginning tomorrow (Friday, October 21), K-2 orders will be collected in the morning.  K-2 students must have a note with their name on it detailing exactly what the student is to buy.  If you have misplaced your cafeteria menu, it is posted on our school website or you can request another one from your child's teacher.



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