Jun 30

Have a Safe , Enjoyable Summer!!!!!!!

Remember to be back for Sept. 3, 8:25!!!!!!

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Jun 26

New Schedule for September 2015

Effective September 3, 2015, our new schedule at Park West School will be:

8:25 – entrance bell for all grades
8:30 – national anthem / attendance / announcements (students must be in classrooms by this time or will be considered late)
8:35 – classes commence
11:35 – lunch begins
12:35 – lunch ends
12:40 – attendance (students must be in classrooms by this time or will be considered late
2:15 – dismissal (grades P – 2)
2:45 – dismissal (grades 3 – 9)

 

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Jun 26

School Supply Lists for 2015-2016

School supply lists for all grades will be posted on our school website (click on the PARENTS tab above) and on the school office window during the summer months. Please don’t stress if you can’t find specific brands, colours, sizes, etc. requested on the supply lists. Just do the best you can. School supplies in quantities for the entire year do not have to be brought to school on the first day.

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Jun 26

First Day of School

The first day of school for the 2015 – 2016 school year is Thursday, September 3. School starts at 8:25 am.

When students and parents arrive at school on September 3 check the signs on the exterior doors for directions for students in each grade level. Class lists will not be posted.

When the entrance bell rings at 8:25 am students will proceed to:

• Grade Primary: primary playground on right hand side of building (teachers will meet you there)

• Grades 1 & 2: cafetorium (through main doors)

• Grade 3 – 5: gymnasium (through main doors)

• Grade 6 and 4-Walsh: meet outside chalets

• Grades 7 – 9: upstairs (class lists will be posted on classroom doors)

• All new students (not on class lists, lost, or newly registered): library

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Jun 26

Registration for 2015-2016

Registration for the new 2015-2016 school year will be held at Park West School on Tuesday, August 25, 8:30 am – 12 noon and 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm.  Children who live within the Park West School boundaries are eligible to attend this school. Proof of address, a birth certificate, and a Nova Scotia health card number are required to complete registration.  Other documentation may be required for international students/students from outside Canada. 

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Jun 12

June Report Cards

June report cards will be issued to students on June 30th (the last day of school this year). Report cards will not be issued early to any student. If students are absent on the last day of school parents have several options:

1. Provide the teacher with a self-addressed stamped envelope for the student. The report card will be mailed on June 30.

2. Teachers will forward all unclaimed report cards to the office on June 30 following student dismissal. They will be available that day ONLY for parents to pick up in person from the office until 2:00 pm. After that date and time report cards will not be available to be picked up in person at the school until the last week of August. School personnel are not available to provide report cards during the summer months.

3. Parents may provide a teacher with a signed letter of consent authorizing an individual (a sibling, family member, friend) to claim a report card for an absent student on June 30 before 2:00 pm. Without this letter report cards will NOT be issued to any person other than the student or parent.

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Jun 12

Canadian Student Leadership Conference coming to Clayton Park West!

Canadian Student Leadership Conference coming to Halifax West High School:

Every September, provinces take turns hosting the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC). This coming September, Halifax West High School will be home for close to 900 visitors from all across the country. It’s an amazing experience for these students and their advisors, who bring so much enthusiasm, energy, spirit and positivity to the conference. They return to their schools brimming with ideas of how to better their schools and their school communities. The visiting students (including some from our own province who live outside of HRM) are billeted with host families. We’re hoping to find these families (who will be responsible for giving these students a bed, breakfast and transportation for the 5 days of the conference) among our schools’ staff, the families of our student participants, and community members. Our School Board requires that we request a Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check for every person in the billet household who is 18 years and older in order for them to be eligible to host these students. Those checks will be performed free of charge. How can you become a billet family? Simply complete the “CSLC Volunteer Billet” form, along with a Criminal Records Check form for every person 18 years and older who will be in the household at the time of the conference and return it to Halifax West. The Criminal Records Check form must be submitted with 2 pieces of ID (one of which is photo ID). Visit the following webpage for more information: http://cslc2015.studentleadership.ca/volunteer/billeting/ Halifax West and the CSLC organizing team – especially the Billet Co-Chairs! – look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Moulton at Halifax West (lmoulton@hrsb.ca, 902-457-8900 ext 6) or Megan McCormick (Megan.McCormick@hrsb.ca).

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Apr 29

DIVERSITY Statement

Park West School has a new Diversity Statement. This document is a statement of our beliefs and values, and is intended to guide our daily practice. It’s a definition of what we, as a school community, believe we are and aspire to be. Cultural competence is enabled when we institutionalize cultural knowledge. This occurs when practices, policies, and programs change. Here at Park West School we continue to nurture a culture of acceptance. We not only celebrate diversity….we embrace it. Diversity presents itself with many different faces. Those different faces are represented in our students, their families, our staff, and our community.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Diversity is a significant part of the fabric of Park West School. Our school’s mission is to build a school community where we learn from, celebrate, and embrace our diversity, creating a culture of acceptance. Park West is strongly committed to ensuring a sense of community in which every member is safe, valued, respected and treated with dignity. We believe that a broad range of experiences and viewpoints enhances learning and enriches life where knowledge generates understanding and understanding generates acceptance. We envision a school that welcomes everyone regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, family structure, socioeconomic level, culture, age, sexual orientation, language, and physical or mental abilities. We want Park West students to emerge “culturally proficient,” equipped to thrive in a rapidly changing world with open hearts, open minds, a sense of their own value, and a commitment to affect positive change.

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