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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
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

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.

December 19
PRS Friday Half Day for Students
Hello parents and guardians of students of PRS.  This Friday, December 22nd is a half day for students.  Busses are scheduled to depart at 12:00 noon.  Classes resume January 8th for all students.
The Senior Class would like to remind you that Jimmy Flynn tickets are available for purchase and would make a great Christmas gift.  They can be purchased from any Senior Class Member, at the Main Office of PRS or through School Cash Online on our school website.
Fill the Tree Food Drive for SPOT has seen a total of 378 pounds of food donated thus far.  There is still one day remaining to donate.  Non-perishable food items can be sent in with students and placed under any Christmas tree at PRS.  Thank you for caring.
Enjoy your evening.

December 12
PRS Christmas Concert and Announcements
Hello PRS parents and guardians.  Tomorrow is a busy day at PRS.  The Elementary Christmas Concert is happening with two shows, one at 9:00 am and one at 6:30 pm.  Due to limited seating, students in grades 6-12 are not permitted to attend the morning show but are invited to the evening show. 
PRS is doing a food drive for SPOT.  Non-perishable food items and cash donations will be collected at the door of the Christmas Concert.  Students in grades 6-12 can leave their non-perishable food donations under the Christmas Tree in their hallway.  Cash donations can be given to homeroom teachers. 
Cookie dough from the Middle School Fundraiser will be arriving tomorrow afternoon.  Students will be bringing their orders home with them.  If your child had a large order, it can be picked up in the school cafeteria at 2:30 pm.
Tomorrow is Christmas Dinner in the cafeteria and no other food will be available.
One final announcement, the deadline for a deposit for the grade 8 trip to Ottawa in June is due this Friday, December 15th.  The $100 deposit can be made on-line or here at the Main Office of PRS.

December 11
Christmas Concert Reminder
This is a reminder that PRS' annual K-5 Christmas concert will be held this Wednesday, December 13th at 9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the school gym.  For the evening performance, students should arrive no earlier than 6:00 p.m. and should proceed to their homeroom.  The front door (facing Corey Ave.) will be the only entry point into the school and will not be open until 6:00 p.m.  While we do not charge admission to the concert, we will be collecting food and cash donations for SPOT.

December 07
Maggie's Toy Drive for IWK Operation Snow Pile
Hello Petitcodiac Regional School Community

There are a total of 8 days left to donate to Maggie’s Toy Drive in support of the IWK Operation Snow Pile. We are collecting new and unwrapped toys and gift cards for small amounts. Items of greatest need are gifts for adolescents and special needs toys. Items can be dropped off at the PRS Main Office.  For a full listing of toy suggestions for all ages please visit PRS Website
Thank you so much for those who have already donated to this very cause.

December 05
Christmas Dinner
The PRS cafeteria will be serving Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, December 13th. The cost is $6.75 for a turkey dinner, cookie, and milk. Tickets must be purchased from the school cafeteria or through school cash online by this Friday. There will be no other meal options available on the 13th.

December 04
Jimmy Flynn Ticket Purchasing Update

Petitcodiac Regional School Grad Class of 2018 presents
The Jimmy Flynn Show!
PRS Gymnasium, Thursday, January 18th at 7pm.  Tickets are $15 each.

How to purchase Jimmy Flynn tickets online:
Go to the Anglophone East Website:
Click the School Cash Online icon
Click “get started today” to register, or sign in to an existing account
Choose the ITEMS tab to find Petitcodiac Regional School – Jimmy Flynn Tickets!
Your tickets will be ready for you at the door on Jan. 18th
(Storm date will be Sun. Jan. 21st – check Petitcodiac Happenings on Facebook)
Contact Nicole at

November 30
Jimmy Flynn Show in Support of Grad Class
Petitcodiac Regional School Grad Class of 2018 presents Jimmy Flynn Comedian/Musician!
Performance will be on Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at 7pm in the PRS Gym (storm date Sun. Jan 21st -check Petitcodiac Happenings on facebook)
Tickets are $15 each. What a great Christmas gift idea! Please come enjoy the show, bring some friends, and support our grads! 
For further information contact
How to Purchase Jimmy Flynn tickets online: 
Go to
Click “get started today” to register, or sign in to an existing account
Choose the ITEMS tab
Under ANGLOPHONE EAST you will find …Petitcodiac Regional School – Jimmy Flynn Tickets!
With an online purchase, your tickets will be ready for you at the door on January 18th. 

November 29
Parent-Teacher Interviews
Hello Parents and Guardians.  This is a message from Petitcodiac Regional School inviting you to attend Parent/Teacher Interviews which will be taking place this Friday, December 1st from 8:30 until 11:30 am for all grades.  Elementary interviews are by appointment through homeroom teachers with some taking place Thursday evening.  Professional Learning will be taking place in the afternoon for teachers.  There is no school for students this Friday.

Also, on Thursday evening beginning at 7:00 pm, a Coffee House will take place in the PRS Theatre. High school students will perform a variety of musical acts for your entertainment.  The performance begins at 7:00 pm.  The cost of admission is $5 at the door.  All proceeds go to the Senior Girls Basketball Team. 

We hope to see you at these events.

November 27
Scholastic Book Fair
This is a reminder that PRS is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair this week.  Unfortunately, due to lack of volunteers, the fair will only open at 11:30 rather than 9 as previously advertised.  Thursday evening and Friday morning times have not changed.  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Silverthorn at the school.

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.

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
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.

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