Oct 20

Grade 9 Trip Registration

To register for the grade 9 trip to Toronto & Niagara Falls the following is required by Thursday, October 27:

  • Parental/Legal Guardian Consent Form for School Trip (completed and signed)

  • Participant Information (completed and signed)

  • Participant Information for Airline Ticket (completed)

  • $300 deposit 

Information regarding trip insurance and financial assistance is available upon request.  

Niagara Falls 1

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Oct 20

Order your 2016-2017 Yearbook today!

Yearbook 1We are now taking orders for this limited edition publication, featuring all our students in grades primary to nine, and the highlights of our school year.  It will be filled with lots of memories. 

Order your Yearbook today at:


You can pay by cash or cheque (payable to Park West School).

$25.00 only until December 21st.  $30.00 after December 21st. 

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Oct 20

Introducing our School Advisory Council (SAC)

“The School Advisory Council (SAC) is a legally recognized body composed of the principal and representatives of teachers and support staff, students, parents, and community members who work together in an advisory capacity to increase the quality of education being provided by the school. The fundamental purpose of the school advisory council is to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning opportunities by engaging all partners in an ongoing process of problem solving and shared decision making.” 

SACThe Park West SAC meets six times per school year on the third Wednesday of the following months:  September, October, November, January, April, and May.  All meetings are at 6:00 pm in the library.  Meeting are open to the public as observers only. 

Our SAC members are:

Parents:  Karen Saweczko (chairperson), Glenn Anderson, Ingy Halouda

School Staff:  Christa Bennett, Patricia Morine, Wendie Poitras

Community:  Waseema Nizam, (one vacancy)

Junior High students:  one each for grades 7, 8 and 9

School Administration:  Mr. Carter, Ms. Foster, Ms. Masih (non-voting members)

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Oct 18

Community International Pot-Luck Dinner @ PWS

potluck 2We have lots to celebrate at Park West School.   As a united community let’s all gather together here at our school on Thursday, November 3, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, to celebrate our diversity, our accomplishments, our friendships, our blessings, and good fortune.   The centre of many holidays and celebrations is the sharing of a meal with family and friends. In conjunction with our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) we are hosting a Park West Community International Pot-Luck Dinner for our families and members of our community.

Each family is asked to bring a “pot luck” family-size dish of food to share. It can be a salad, casserole, entrée, or dessert…hot or cold. If it is served hot, please bring it warmed up and ready to serve. Include a serving utensil. Label the dish and utensil with your name so they get returned to you.

We are hoping for a huge smorgasbord of tasty food to share from countries all around the world. Please be sure to include a label with a list of ingredients in the dish you bring in consideration of those with allergies and food sensitivities.Pot Luck dinner

Food can be brought with you to the event (by 6:00 pm), or dropped off in advance between 4:40 and 5:30 pm. Cutlery, plates, napkins, and water will be provided by our PTA.

There will be multi-cultural entertainment throughout the evening. You are encouraged to wear your ethnic clothing to represent your cultural heritage.

  pot luck 3Last year over 300 people attended this event. We hope to see you this year. Please bring your family and friends. This event is for everyone. If you have questions or wish to help out please contact Lynn Anderson (443-1942 / glennanderson@ns.sympatico.ca) or Melissa Spencer (457-7800 / spencerm@staff.ednet.ns.ca)


pot·luck     ˌpätˈlək/      noun

noun: pot luck; noun: potluck; noun: pot-luck

  1. used in reference to a situation in which one must take a chance that whatever is available will prove to be good or acceptable.
    “he could take potluck in a town not noted for its hotels”
    • North American

      a meal or party to which each of the guests contributes a dish.

      “a potluck supper”

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Oct 13

Safe Arrival

safe arrivalOur Safe Arrival phone number is

902-457-7800 (extension 1)

Please call this number anytime (it’s operational 24 hours a day) if your son or daughter will be absent from school (for part day, full day, or more than one day).  You will be requested to leave the name of your child, his or her class, and the date(s) and time(s) of the absence in voice-mail.  This program is operated by the school  for the safety of our students.  If your child is absent, and we receive a message from you informing us of the absence, we know your child is safe and accounted for.  Please call the Safe Arrival line rather than the school office, or other school personnel, to leave absentee information.

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Oct 12

No Child Without

No Child Without:  The Canadian MedicAlert Foundation is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces.  They are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without program at Park West School.  The financial support of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for FREE.   For more information and to register your eligible child visit www.nochildwithout.ca  

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Oct 12

We love our volunteers.

volunteersWe Love our Volunteers:   Many parents like to support their children’s schools by volunteering their time and services.  These opportunities include:  chaperoning a class trip, reading with students, assisting a teacher in the classroom, and coaching a sports team. Prior to volunteering with the Halifax Regional School Board, all volunteers must provide:

  1. A completed Child Abuse Register Search or completed Child Abuse Register Request for Search (Form A) which can be found at: http://www.gov.ns.ca/coms/families/abuse/ChildAbuseRegister.html This search must be updated every three years;

  2. A certified and true copy of a criminal records check completed in the three months preceding volunteering. This check must be updated every three years.

Copies of both documents must be on file in the school office.   

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Oct 12


TwitterThe Halifax Regional School Board is on Twitter.  The account is managed by HRSB Communications and is used to share important information about the HRSB, school cancellations, great stories about our schools, etc.   They can be found at Twitter.com/HRSB_Official.  You don’t need a Twitter account to view what’s posted.  You can also view latest postings on the right hand side of the HRSB website (www.hrsb.ca).   Park West School also shares messages using Twitter.  We can be found at Twitter.com/@ParkWestHRSB  You can also see our Twitter posts on our school website (www.parkwest.ednet.ns.ca ). You can receive our Park West Twitter feed via text on your cell phone.  Send to 21212 and type the message “follow ParkWestHRSBnbnf”. 

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Sep 30

We need some important information from you….

media - early dismiss formsWe need some important information from you (parents and guardians) about our students. On Tuesday, October 4, all students in grades primary to nine will be bringing home to parents information and forms to read, complete, and return to school by Friday, October 7.

These include the following:

SCHOOL CANCELLATION/EARLY CLOSURE FORM: Please review the information provided and complete the form you receive (providing important information requested) in the event that school is closed during the day due to extreme weather or other urgent reason. You will receive this form on October 4. Due back to classroom teachers by October 7.

• STUDENT MEDIA RELEASE FORM: From time to time the media (tv, newspaper, etc.) wants to cover a story here at Park West, and will often feature some of our students in photos, news clips, and interviews. Sometimes we like to include students names, photos, artwork, writing, etc. on your school website or in our newsletter. You will receive this form on October 4. Due back to classroom teachers by October 7.

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 taucoin@hrsb.ns.ca, or contact the school office. Please complete the form and return it to the school by October 7.

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Sep 29

Family Hallowe’en Dance

Hallowe'enOur PTA is presenting a Hallowe’en Family Dance on Thursday, October 27, at 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  There’s no school on Friday (Oct. 28).  Students in grades primary to 6, and their families are invited to attend.  Admission is $10 per family if you register by Oct. 25 or $15 per family at the door.  Admission will be $5 each for child/student attending with a family other than their own.  All students must be accompanied by an adult.  Don’t forget to wear your costumes.  Lots of yummy treats (such as cupcakes, candy bags, ice cream, and popcorn) will be available for purchase for only $1 each.  There will be door prizes and 50/50 draw too. 

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 ug.sunshine@gmail.com

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