May 02

Proud of our teachers at PWS

Recognizing An Outstanding Teacher:  Twenty-three teachers and two education partners from across the province recently received Education Week Awards for the important role they play in guiding students in the area of media literacy.  Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey presented the awards at a ceremony in Bedford.  This year’s theme for Education Week was Media Literacy: Empowering Critical Thinking in a Digital Media World. It recognizes educators who are helping students develop the skills they need to understand, create, and critically interpret text in print, on screen, and in digital format. These champions are also teaching students how to be respectful, ethical, and responsible digital citizens.  We are very proud to announce that one of our teachers, Ms. Lorna Bennett (grade 9 English teacher), was one of the teachers to receive this award.  Congratulations Ms. Bennett for your outstanding work. 


Ms. Bennett is in the middle.

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May 02


Classified AdsClassifieds:

  • We are seeking a wheelchair for our school to use when it is needed. Do you have one you’d like to donate? If so, please contact our school office (902-457-7800).

  • Please be aware: the speed limit for vehicles on our school grounds is only 15 km / hour. We are striving to keep our students and staff safe. Please obey the speed limit.

  • We have some surplus computer desks we are looking to sell for $20 each. They are sturdy and grey in colour. The top is 27 by 35 inches. They are 27 inches high (but the height is adjustable). They are suitable for student use. Please contact the school office (902-457-7800) if you are interested.

  • Students and parents are encouraged to use the sidewalks and crosswalks on our school grounds when walking to and from school. We are trying to teach our students good safety practices.





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May 02

Grade 9 Trip (Ottawa/Montreal) Meeting for Parents & Students

Grade 9 Trip Update:  There will be a final information meeting for ALL participating students and their parents on Wednesday, May 18 @ 8:00 pm, in the cafetorium.    Attendance is essential.  At this meeting lots of Ottawaimportant information will be shared, including:  flight details, the final itinerary, contact information, accommodations, what to bring, etc.  A reminder that the final payment for the trip was due on Friday, April 15.   The fee for the trip ($1300.00) should be paid in full for each student ASAP.  Please contact Ms. Beth Landers ( / 902-457-7800) in our school office if you require information about your trip account (i.e. balance due, etc.). 

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May 02

Welcome To Primary

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HRSB Welcome to Primary Booklet

New Primary Parents:  A meeting for parents of students entering grade primary in September 2016 will be held on May 11 at 6:30 pm in the cafetorium.  This meeting is for parents and guardians only. 

New grade primary students may participate in a Vision Screening here at the school on May 18 (by appointment) and in an in-class orientation session on that same date (2:45 – 4:00 pm).   More detailed information was recently mailed to parents. 

primary kidsIf your child lives within our school boundaries and will be five years old on or before December 31, 2016, then he/she is eligible to attend grade primary at Park West School next year.  Please make sure you register at our school office as soon as possible. 

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Apr 26

PTA Recognized for dedication to supporting education at PWS

PTA Resolution

Our PTA (Parent – Teacher Association) was recently recognized by the Honourable Diana Whalen (MLA for Clayton Park West) in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.   We appreciate the outstanding efforts of our PTA to support teaching and learning at our school.   They make a difference!  The next meeting of our PTA is on Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 pm in the cafetorium.  All parents/guardians of children attending Park West are welcome to attend and participate. 

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Apr 25

PWS recognized in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly

On May 11, 2015, Park West School was recognized in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by the Honourable Diana Whalen, MLA for Clayton Park West.   We received this resolution certificate at a recent presentation ceremony.   The resolution recognizes our efforts and success in hosting Hockey Day in Canada events in February 2015.

Resolution - Hockey

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Apr 22

No speeding on school grounds

15 km per hrPlease don’t speed when driving on our school grounds. 

Our students and staff are precious to us.   We want them to be safe.

The speed limit is 15 km / hour. 

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Apr 21

Scooters…..skateboards…..and bicycles at Park West

Scooter/skateboard/bicycle guidelines for Park West School:skateboard

  • Bicycles are never permitted to be used on our grounds during school hours.  Students who ride their bicycles to school should dismount as soon as they arrives on school grounds and walk their bicycles to the bike racks. 

  • 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 or skateboards on school grounds at recess or lunch time due to lack of safe space.

  • Students in grades 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. art 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. art room side).

  • Scooters and skateboards may not be used at the front of the building (main entrance, traffic loop, etc.).

  • Helmets must be worn at all times if using scooters or skateboards.

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Apr 11

Less then 40 Yearbooks left to be purchased! Going fast!!!

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They’re going fast. 

Only one book helps you capture this year’s incredible events and experiences at Park West School….and that is your 2015-2016 Yearbook.   Remember all the friends, trends, fashion, fun, favourite teachers and classes, music, art, teams, clubs, events, and everything in between.  Our professionally produced full-colour Yearbook includes all students and all grade levels (primary to nine).  Preserve your child’s memories for the 2015-2016 school year at Park West by purchasing a Yearbook for only $25.   You can order your Yearbook by completing an order form and dropping it off at the school office along with your payment.  Make cheques payable to Park West School.   Online ordering has closed.  Only a limited quantity will be produced, so place your order now before it’s too late. Orders will be processed  as they are received on a first come – first served basis.   Payment must accompany orders. 


Please Click link below for order form!!!!


 2015-2016 Yearbook ORDER FORM

* Return completed order form and payment to student’s homeroom teacher or the school office.  Make cheques payable to Park West School


Name:  First & Last Grade Homeroom/


Order Quantity

@ $25.00 each




Payment Information



Cheque: Park West School



Total  $

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Mar 23

21st Century Learning

thinking headsMemorizing facts and information is not the most important skill in today’s world. Facts change; information is readily available using technology. In the 21st century and beyond, learners need an understanding of how to get and make sense of information, concepts, and data. Through the process of inquiry, students learn to construct much of their understanding of the natural and human-designed worlds.

(Moss, Connie M. & Brookhart, Susan M. (2009) Advancing Formative Assessment In Every Classroom)

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