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November 17
Grade 7 vaccinations
Dear Parent / Guardian,

SUBJECT: Reminder - Vaccination clinic for grade 7 students
The immunization clinic will be held at school on November 24 for vaccines against:
•Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus;
•The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) (1st dose).
 
On the day of the clinic, make sure your child:
•has breakfast;
•wears a short sleeved shirt.
If you have not yet returned your child’s consent form, please do so by Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

If your child is absent the day of the vaccination clinic, you can contact your local Public Health office to make an appointment for another date.
Thank you for your cooperation.

November 16
Jersey Day and Christmas Concert
Jersey Day in Canada is on Friday, November 24! It is a national day to show your love and support for sport by wearing a jersey, team or club uniform to school.
Our K-5 Christmas concert is scheduled for Wednesday, December 13th.  There will be performances at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
We would also like to survey interest in having the concert professionally recorded with the option to buy a DVD or Blu-ray.  Please use the following link to answer one yes or no question.  https://goo.gl/forms/1ENt1HmrCl7yDwAI2



November 16
Friday at PRS
Friday is school spirit day and also national jersey day.  PRS students are encouraged to wear school colours or their favorite team jersey tomorrow.  Have a good evening.



November 16
Community Ski Program
Please see the attached if you are interested in registering your child in the Petitcodiac Community Ski/Snowboard program.  The program takes place at Poley Mountain and runs for 6 weeks beginning January 9th.  Registration and payment must be received by Friday, December 15th.

November 09
No School Friday and Monday
This is a reminder from Petitcodiac Regional School that there is no school for all students, grades kindergarten through twelve, on Friday, November 10th and on Monday, November 13th. 
We would also like to inform you that we are very proud of the respect shown by our students today at our Remembrance Day Service.  The Veterans presented our school with a plaque expressing their gratitude.  
Enjoy your long weekend.



November 07
Parent Teacher Interviews
Hello parents and guardians of PRS students.  Parent – teacher interviews will be held this Thursday evening, November 9th for students in grades 6 through 12 in the school cafeteria from 6 pm until 8 pm.  Another parent –teacher interview session is scheduled for December 1st from 8:30 am until 11:30 am.  High school report cards will be distributed tomorrow, November 8th.  Middle school report cards will be distributed November 24th.
There is no school for students this Friday, November 10th.

November 01
Popcorn!
The popcorn from the popcorn fundraiser has arrived and will be given to students tomorrow.  Large orders can be picked up in the hall near the school office tonight from 7-8 pm.  If you are not available tonight, other arrangements can be made with your child's homeroom teacher.



October 26
Carve For The Cure on Friday
All students from K-12 at Petitcodiac Regional School will be participating in the “8th Annual Carve for the Cure” on Friday October 27th.  For years, PRS students have joined together in a pumpkin carving contest with proceeds going towards the Canadian Cancer Society.  Today homeroom classes of students 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 17
Reminder for the week!
Picture retakes are tomorrow Wednesday, October 18th.
Tomorrow is a half day for Petitcodiac Regional students in grades 6-12. Students will be dismissed at 11:30.
The cafeteria will not be open tomorrow.
Thursday, October 19th will be a half day for Petitcodiac Regional students in grades K-5.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15.
School clothing orders are due Friday, October 20th.  Payments can be cash, cheque, or schoolcash online.



October 13
PRS Cafeteria Menu Revised October 13, 2017
Please find attached a revised cafeteria menu

October 12
Fundraiser and K Registration
The PRS Parents Who Care Popcorn Fundraiser finishes this week.  All orders and money must be turned into your child's teacher.  Thank you again for your support!

If you or someone you know has a child that will be starting kindergarten in September 2018 please register at the school as soon as possible.  This will allow pre-k students to participate in a variety of activities that occur throughout the year leading up to kindergarten!



October 06
Thanksgiving Weekend
Hello parents and guardians of PRS students.  This is a reminder there is no school on Monday, October 9th.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend.



October 06
PRS Shopping Trip
This year PRS will be submitting 2 Dragon Boats for the high school in the annual competition at Jones Lake.  The Dragon Boat Race raises funds for local charities as well as the Sick Kids Foundation which supports families in our area who have children who are sick and need of medical care.

This year as a fundraising event we have decided to take a shopping trip to Bangor.  The cost of the trip is $55 and a bus will pick you up at the school (early morning Nov 18th) and drive you to Bangor.  We will shop all day at various locations in Bangor and arrive home late Nov 18th. You must have a passport and children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian due to boarder regulations. This event has a closing date of Oct 20th and is on a first come first serve basis as there is limited seating. 

To book your seat or for more information, please contact the school at 756-3104 and leave a message for Ms. Patterson or Mrs. Rideout.  Your spot will only be held with your payment.  Please support the PRS Dragon Boats!



October 05
PRS Security Buzzer Entrance
Petitcodiac Regional School had a new security feature installed over the summer.  It is now fully functional and will be operational immediately.  A buzzer entry system has been installed at the Main Doors off Corey Avenue.  These doors will now also be locked along with all other entrance doors during instructional time.  To gain access to the building you will have to buzz the buzzer located to the right of the Main Doors.  You will be asked to state your name and who you are here to see.  All visitors are to report directly to the Main Office.  Thank you for your cooperation.



September 25
Popcorn Fundraiser
The PRS Parents Who Care committee are pleased to be fundraising this year in continued support of technology needs at PRS along with a bursary for a deserving graduate of 2018. In addition, our fundraising will support our school's athletic programs and physical education essentials for our students.
 
QSP Popcorn (of various flavors) is this year's fundraiser and we need your help! The campaign runs from September 25th through to October 12th. Order forms were sent home today so be sure to look out for them. A pizza party will be awarded to the class with top sales at the elementary, middle and high school levels.  A free sniffy pencil and a chance to win cash hidden inside will be given to every participating student, the top seller will receive a Poley Mountain prize package, and movie passes will be awarded during a random draw for participating students.
Looking to find out what our committee is up to next? Follow us on Facebook at PRS-Parents Who Care.



September 20
A Few Reminders
K-5 students will be dismissed tomorrow at 11:15. Bus students will be taken to their regular after school location.
Picture orders are due tomorrow. If you would like your child to get a retake, the signed order form must be returned.
Power-Up PRS is tomorrow evening from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the school cafeteria.  Parents and guardians are invited to meet the teachers and learn about student classes, activities and clubs at the school and in the community.  PSSC elections will take place at 6:30 pm.



September 15
3 Messages for K-5
Thursday, September 21st will be a half day of school for K-5 students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:15.  Buses will take students to their regular after school locations.

The cafeteria will not be open Wednesday, September 20th.

The province of New Brunswick has designated Saturday, September 16th as Becca Schofield Day. To honor Becca and her message, we encourage all staff, students and their families to commit an act of kindness tomorrow.  Our school district is collecting the number of acts of kindness to share with Becca so with a brief note to your child's teacher please let us know how many acts your family performed.



September 15
Power-Up PRS
Hello parents and guardians of PRS.  You are invited to Power-Up PRS on Thursday September 21st from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the school cafeteria.  It is an opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about student classes.  Activities, clubs and services will be showcased that evening.  PSSC elections will take place at 6:30 pm. The Senior Class will be holding a bake sale as well that evening and ask for your support.  A "Class of 2018" parent meeting will be held at 7:00 pm in the teaching theatre. We hope to see you next Thursday.



September 13
School Calendar Changes for Grades 6-12
Hello PRS Families.  This is Mr. Cameron calling to inform you of an important change in our school calendar.  This year Anglophone East School District implemented a number of half day professional learning days for teachers.  The schedule for these days has changed for high schools and some 6-12 schools, PRS being one of them.  These half days have been moved ahead one day to Wednesdays for our 6-12 students. 
This means students in grades 6 to 12 will be dismissed at 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 20th. This does not apply to Elementary students.  Their half day remains on September 21st as originally scheduled.
This change was implemented today by Anglophone East School District to help facilitate transportation of students on these half days.



September 07
Petitcodiac Fall Registration Night
Petitcodiac Fall Registration Night

Tuesday, September 12th & Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 @ the Petitcodiac Arena. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Registration will take place for:

* Petitcodiac/Salisbury Minor Hockey
* Petitcodiac & District Figure Skating Club
* Petitcodiac Fit Camp (REGISTRATION WEDNESDAY ONLY)
* Jackie Rousselle Zumba, Yoga & Kids Zumba/Yoga Registration (TUESDAY ONLY)
* Petitcodiac Basketball & MKMB (REGISTRATION WEDNESDAY ONLY)
* Heather Mann Yoga
* AKA Dance Studio

In addition to the registration, there will be information available from variety of groups and organizations sharing on what other programs are available within the community of Petitcodiac and surrounding areas for Fall 2017-Winter 2018

For more information please contact Natalie Griffin at 756-0289 or email petitcodiac.rec@gmail.com



September 06
Bus 614 45 minutes late
After school bus 614 driven by Robert Keith will be 45 minutes late getting students home.



September 05
K-5 message
Students in grades 1-5 are required to have a homework agenda.  The cost of an agenda is $6 and can be paid with SchoolCash Online.  Students will not receive their agenda until it has been paid for.

K-2 students will be eating in the cafeteria rather than their classroom.  Students will not be permitted to use the microwaves due to time limitations and safety concerns.

Kindergarten parents are reminded to please return your child's Creating Connections document which was included with the letter you received over the summer.



June 20
Last day & Alternate Bussing 2017-18
The last day of school for students is Friday, June 23rd and it will be a half day for students.  Students will be dismissed at 11:45.  Students leaving before 11:45 must be accompanied by a parent.
For the upcoming school year, if your child will require bussing from and/or to an address other than home, an Alternate Conveyance form must be completed.  This form is attached, can be found on the Anglophone East website, or can be picked up at the school office.  These should be returned to the school by Friday.  Requests that are received at the start of the school year may take 2 – 3 weeks to process.

June 18
K-5 Field Day
Monday morning, K-5 students will be participating in track and field activities outside. Students need to dress appropriately for physical activity, bring a water bottle, and wear sunscreen and securely fitting outdoor sneakers.



June 12
PRS Middle School Celebration Ceremony
Hello parents and guardians of PRS Middle School students.  This is Mr. Cameron calling to invite you to our Middle School Celebration Ceremony on Monday, June 19th at 1:00 pm at the Petitcodiac Baptist Church.  This year's ceremony will have a different look due to new assessment practices and our new marking system with the Provincial Report Card.  We will not be ranking students with top academic awards.  This year we will celebrate all the diverse accomplishments of our students.  We hope you can join us on the 19th and celebrate with us.



June 05
PRS Cafeteria Service
The last day the cafeteria will be open is next Friday, June 16th.
The last day for ordering online will be this Friday, June 9th.
The menu may vary a bit over the next 2 weeks as we will be working with available stock.



June 01
No school for Ks on Friday
This is a reminder that due to orientation for next year's students, there will be no school for our current Kindergarten students this Friday, June 2nd.



June 01
Kindergarten Orientation!
This is a reminder that PRS will be having Kindergarten Orientation for our Pre-K students Friday, June 2nd.



May 26
Jump Rope for Heart!
Elementary students at Petitcodiac Regional School are once again participating in Jump Rope for Heart.  Donation envelopes were sent home with students on May 15th and must be returned to the school by Monday so students eligible for a prize will receive it before the end of June. Last year we raised almost $1500 dollars for the Heart & Stroke Foundation and we hope to do so again this year! We will celebrate by having a Jump Day at the school in June.  Your support is greatly appreciated!



May 24
Kindergarten Orientation Reminder
Petitcodiac Regional School's Kindergarten Orientation will be happening next Friday, June 2nd.  If you have not received your child's invitation, please contact the school 756-3104 as soon as possible.



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