Sep 13

Web Page Updates Coming Soon!!!

Thank you for your Patience!!!!

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Sep 29

School Photo Day


School Photo Day is Friday, October 7.   Photos will be taken of all students in grades primary to nine.  

*Photo retake day is October 25.  

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Sep 29

Volunteers Needed

Hallowe'enPark West’s Family Halloween Dance will be held on Thursday, October 27th from 6 to 8pm. We are in need of some volunteers to work at the dance and donations of cupcakes, candy apples and door prizes. If you are able to help out with any of these things, please contact Ulanda by email at

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Sep 28

School Board Election – October 15th

voteUnder the Education Act, an elected school board is accountable to the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) and responsible for the control and management of the public schools within its jurisdiction.

Some of the main responsibilities include developing an annual business plan and budget, establishing policies and ensure that its schools adhere to the provincial program of studies.

The elected Governing Board hires a superintendent who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of schools and the supervision of staff.

The duties and responsibilities of  elected Governing School Boards is covered under Section 64 of the Education Act.

The elected Governing Board of the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) is comprised of ten elected members (including one African Nova Scotian representative and one Mi’kmaq representative). 

School board elections occur every four years in conjunction with municipal elections. The next election will take place on October 15, 2016.

 Park West School is located in school board district 6.  The four candidates seeking election for the position in district 6 are:

  • Laura Claridge

  • Linda MacKay

  • Karen Saweczko

  • Charlene Tasco

Are you on the voters list?  Do you know where to vote? Do you know how to e-vote?  Do you want more information about the candidates? 

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Sep 28

Tasty Food From Our Cafeteria

The Park West School cafeteria serves a variety of hot and tasty healthy meals for our students to purchase at lunchtime. Daily specials include: grilled cheese and tomato soup; beef & macaroni bake; baked chicken with rice and veggies; meatloaf with mashed potatoes; sloppy joes; roast beef dinner; sweet & sour chicken balls with rice and egg roll; chicken cacciatore; lasagna; mini hamburgers and taters; chicken fajitas; meatballs with rice; baked ham and scallop potatoes; shepherd’s pie; and chicken fingers. Lots of other choices are available. Hot lunch specials are from $5.00 to $5.75. Other cafeteria offerings include: cheese pizza ($3.75); garlic fingers with donair sauce ($3.75); nachos and dip ($3.50); hamburgers ($3.00); cheeseburgers ($3.50); chickenburgers ($3.50); veggie plates ($2.75); fruit cups ($1.25); and chicken ceasar wraps ($3.75). An assortment of freshly made sandwiches are available daily (egg salad, chicken salad, ham & cheese, and tuna salad) for only $3.75, and salads (garden or ceasar) for $3.75. During the cold winter months hot homemade soups will be served daily for only $3.75. Drinks include: bottled water ($1.25); 100% pure fruit juice (.55/$1.50); milk (.40); and chocolate milk ($1.30). A variety of snack for sale include: baked chips ($1.50); Crispers ($1.50); Rice Krispie squares (.60); and cookies (.60). The cafeteria opens at 8 am for pre-ordering and for breakfast. Toast, bagels, and bacon/ham/cheese on toast are available for those who didn’t get to eat at home. Two copies of the menu are sent home to all students in grades primary to three every month; one to keep and one to use as an order form. Menus will soon be available on our school website. To request a menu, place an order, or if you have any questions please contact our cafeteria operator, Jane Scrymgeour, at 440-7352 between 8 am and 12:45 pm daily.

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Sep 28

Thanksgiving Dinner

turkey dinnerA Thanksgiving turkey dinner is available to purchase for your child for lunch from our cafeteria on Wednesday, October 5th.   For only $9.50 the dinner includes:  oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade dressing, vegetables, gravy, and apple crisp for dessert.   You may pre-order in person or by contacting Jane at 902-440-7352.

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Sep 28

Happy Rosh Hashanah

Apple and honey - a snack eaten by jews in Rosh Hashana..Shofar - A horn used in the jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Some of our Park West families will be observing Rosh Hashanah on October 3rd.  Rosh Hashanah is one of the most important Jewish holidays.  It is the Jewish New Year and marks the first day of the 10 Jewish High Holy Days, with the themes of peace, happiness, and future success.  On this day Jewish people celebrate by reciting a special prayer, eating special foods, and blowing a horn (called a shofar) at the temple, which marks the beginning of the New Year.  Eating apples dipped in honey is often part of the celebrations.  This symbolizes one’s wish for a sweet new year.  Yom Kippur follows ten days from Rosh Hashanah.  This is the most holy of days in the Jewish calendar.  Penitence, prayer, and fasting are important components of this day.  To all members of the Park West School community who are observing Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we extend to you our best wishes.

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Sep 28

Medical Awareness Form


Does your child have a medical condition of which we should be aware? Does he/she take medication at school? Does she/he use a puffer or epi-pen?

We are currently updating health care plans for students who have a medical diagnosis that the school needs to be aware of.  If your child has a medical condition and you have not received an emergency health care plan form, please contact Ms. Aucoin (guidance counselor)  at 457-7800 (ext.5271005) or 

All completed forms should be returned to the school by October 7.  


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Sep 21

Relocation Site for Park West

Relocation Site: In the unlikely event it is necessary to vacate our school building during a school day all students and staff will be evacuated to the Canada Games Centre on Lacewood Drive. We would walk there in classes using paths, accompanied by teachers and school staff. Parents, guardians and our community would be informed of the relocation (via telephone and media) and instructed to pick up children at that site. We strive to be prepared for all emergencies and urgent situations

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Sep 16

Scooters…skateboards…and bicycles

skateboard• Students are not permitted to ride bicycles on school grounds during school hours.
Scooters and skateboards should not be used on the school grounds in the morning as students are arriving for school (8:00 – 8:25 am) due to congestion caused by pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
• Students in grades P – 3 may not use scooters and skateboards on school grounds at recess or lunch time due to lack of space.
• Students in grade 4 – 6 may use scooters and skateboards during recess at the back corner of the parking lot on the south side of the building (i.e. music room side).
• Students in grades 4 – 9 may use scooters and skateboards during the lunch period at the back corner of the parking lot on the south side of the building (i.e. music room side).
Scooters and skateboards may not be used at the front of the building (traffic loop, etc.).
Helmets must be worn at all times if using scooters or skateboards.

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Sep 14

Curriculum / Meet the Teacher Night

parent silouhettesWe invite parents and guardians to attend our upcoming Parent Information Assembly and Curriculum/ Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 pm. A Parent Information Assembly will be held in the gym beginning at 6:30. Mr. Carter, Ms. Foster (our new VP), and Ms. Masih will take this opportunity to introduce our staff members (including those new to our team), share our plans for the year, our vision for the school, and introduce some new initiatives and policies. This will be followed by Curriculum/Meet the Teacher Night sessions with homeroom teachers in their classrooms. The first classroom session is at 7:00 – 7:30, with a repeat session at 7:30 – 8:00. The evening has been structured with repeat sessions to accommodate those of you with more than one child attending our school. This evening is not intended to discuss individual student progress, but rather to allow you the opportunity to get to know your child’s teacher, classroom routines and procedures, expectations, grade level curriculum topics and outcomes. You will hear about outcomes for the various grade levels and subject areas, assessment, mental math, math manipulatives, reading and writing, teacher expectations, homework, projects, report cards, etc.   If you have specific concerns about your child or the teacher’s program/expectations you are encouraged to discuss these with the teacher privately at another time. Specialist teachers (Resource, French, Music, Band, Phys. Ed., Guidance, Tech Ed., EAL, etc.) will be available throughout the evening in their classrooms and offices to answer any questions and to discuss their programs.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

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