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Letter to parents from Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Deena Hinshaw,

November 05, 2020
Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers, the attached letter below has been sent out by your school principal. The first part is a letter from Alexander McDonald, Superintendent of Schools and attached after, is a written letter from Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health, explaining the changes made to the screening questionnaire...
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Remembrance Day 2020-2021

November 02, 2020
​This year at Parkside Montessori we will host a virtual Remembrance Day Assembly for our students.  New to Parkside for the 2020-2021 school year, we are going to create a Wall of Remembrance for Veterans who have served in various world conflicts.  This would also include individuals currently serving in a...
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Parent Portal Access

June 18, 2020
​Check out this video for instructions on accessing Parent Portal.     
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Report Card Instructions

June 18, 2020
Check out this video for instructions on accessing Digital Report Cards  
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Community Kindness Week, Feb. 18-21, 2020

February 10, 2020
​Parkside Community Kindness Week is February 18 th -21st.  Last year we were able to build relationships and support a number of different organizations in our community and we are excited to continue this initiative again this year.  Our staff and students are reflecting on the following questions in our planning,...
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Annual Fall Read-a-Thon is ON!

October 20, 2019
It's time for our annual Parkside Montessori Read-a-Thon! This is our once-a-year school based fundraiser. 100% of the monies raised goes to benefit all students with activities such as sporting events, school fun days, and special presentations (such as MALT Days, Alberta Opera, Science in Motion, Trickster), author visits, Practical Life...
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Terry Fox Run 2019

September 09, 2019
​ Parkside Montessori is once again proudly supporting The Terry Fox Foundation in its ongoing work to fund innovative and progressive cancer research programs by taking part in The Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Please support our team by joining, or sponsoring us . Your kindness will impact...
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Family Dance, Sept. 13

September 09, 2019
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OPEN HOUSE

August 20, 2019
Join us Thursday, August 29, 3-4:30 pm for our 4th annual Parkside Montessori Open house! This drop-in event will be an opportunity for our students and their families to tour the school, meet the staff and enjoy some cake as we celebrate the start of a new school year and Dr....
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Volunteer Lunch, April 17!

April 05, 2019
The staff and students of Parkside Montessori would like to invite all of our AMAZING VOLUNTEERS to join us for a special luncheon on April 17, 11-12:30pm. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 11 to Miss Nancy in the office, email: parkside.montessori@gppsd.ab.ca PM Volunteer Luncheon.png
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Fruit Order Pick-Up on APRIL 4!

April 01, 2019
The School Council Fruit Fundraiser orders from deSimone farms will​ be ready for pick-up at the school on Thursday, April 4th after 11 a.m.  Please plan on picking up your orders on that day.  Thank You!
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Parent Literacy Night!

February 07, 2019
Parent Literacy Night: Hands-on tips, strategies & more to support young readers! hosted by Parkside Montessori A child's first teacher is their parent. Children are often exposed to their earliest literacy skills by their parents. Literacy development is a vital part of a child's overall development.   It is the foundation...
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Parkside Montessori's GOT TALENT!

February 07, 2019
​TWO Shows! Thursday, February 14th, 2019 in the school gym. 9:45am & 12:45pm
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Book Swap! Collecting NOW until Jan. 23

January 14, 2019
Any time between now and January 23, we invite you to send in any gently-used books that are appropriate for children in preschool through grade 6.  Classroom teachers will keep track of how many books have been brought in by each child and on Jan. 23 & 24, students will receive...
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Literacy Week, Jan. 21-25, 2019

January 14, 2019
O n the agenda… ¨ Daily Read-Around-the-School times ¨ Special Guest Readers throughout the week ¨ Tuesday, Jan. 22 is dress-up for Figurative Language Day! ¨ Wednesday, Jan. 23 & Thursday, Jan. 24 is our Book Swap ¨ Friday, Jan. 25 join us for Family Reading Session at 8:40 a.m..  
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Celebration of Learning

November 27, 2018
​Our Celebrations of Learning will take place Monday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 4th. Instead of traditional parent-teacher interviews, you and your child will be able to participate in our Celebration of Learning- a student-led conference! In the Celebration of Learning, your child will be the facilitator of the conference.  This...
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Winter Extravaganza! Dec. 14

November 27, 2018
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Annual Fall Read-A-Thon, Oct. 3-17, 2018

October 01, 2018
​It's time for the annual Parkside Montessori Read-a-Thon! This is a 100% profit fundraiser with monies raised goign to benefit all studetns with extra experiences such as sporting events, MALT Days, field trips, special presenters (ie. Alberta Opera, HOJA, Science in Motion, Trickster), author visits, Practical Life cooking, S.T.E.A.M. challenge materials...
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Terry Fox Run

September 04, 2018
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Run starts at 11 a.m. Location: Muskoseepi Park Free BBQ to follow. Route is bicycle, wheelchair, rollerblade and dog friendly. Route distance: 8km Check out our team page to sponsor or join:  http://www.terryfox.ca/parkside
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Back-to-School Family Dance!

September 04, 2018
WELCOME back Parkside Montessori!  Let's start the year off with a fundraising event brought to you by Parkside Montessori, School Council. Join us in the gym on Friday September 14th starting at 6pm for a FAMILY FUN DANCE! Everyone is WELCOME as we celebrate the start of the year with our...
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OPEN HOUSE!

August 28, 2018
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Summer Break!

June 27, 2018
Our school office will be closed for the summer (June 30-August 20). ​The school will be open for registration on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 8:30 AM. We look forward to seeing you in September!
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The Great Book Swap 2018

January 15, 2018
Send in your gently used children's books because we're having a Book Swap! Our book swap is on January 17th & 18th so send books in before these dates.
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Halloween Parades!

October 28, 2017
We will be celebrating Halloween with our annual parades!  Wear your creative costumes and enjoy the fun! *Casa ONLY Monday, Oct. 30 will be ​at 9 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. parading around the library. Tuesday, Oct. 31 @ 9 a.m. in the gym Casa & ELMO 1-6 seating will be placed...
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Oct. 2 @ 6 p.m. School Council Meeting!

October 02, 2017
​Join us for our October School Council Meeting. FREE Childcare provided!
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Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 29th

September 24, 2017
Wear an orange t-shirt on Friday to show that Every Child Matters.   Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SIM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis Webstad's account of having her shiny new...
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Crazy Hat/Hair Day is Sept. 28th!

September 24, 2017
​Everyone is encouraged to wear their craziest hat or try out the craziest hair style for our Crazy Hat/Hair Day on Thursday!
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Science in Motion @ Parkside

September 24, 2017
Science in Motion will be at Parkside Montessori all day on Wednesday, September 27.  Students will get to do some hands-on learning wtih these fantastic scientists!​
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Join Club Moo!

September 24, 2017
​Our school milk program is up and running!  Students may buy milk cards & tickets at the office. Milk Card-$8.50/10 milks or individual milk tickets, $0.85 each.
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School Office is closed from July 1- August 21, 2017

June 30, 2017
Reminder that our school office will be closed over the summer.  We will re-open on August 22, 2017​
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Summer Registrations

June 27, 2017
Our school office will be closed from June 3 through August 22, 2017. Anyone seeking registration information over the summer should contact the GPPSD Central Office, ​780-532-4491.  Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30-3:30.  Please visit the "About" section of our school page to find out more about registration requirements for our...
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It's Staff Appreciation Week!

May 07, 2017
May 8-12 take a moment to show your appreciation to the AWESOME staff at Parkside Montessori.
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Are You Returning in 2017-2018?

March 06, 2017
​All of our current Parkside Montessori Families are asked to complete the online intent form for each student currently attending the school.  To finalize registrations, all forms that were sent home in the package need to be completed and returned to the school office and the registration fee ($50/Casa; $70 ELMO)...
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Lunch Orders are DUE on Wednesday

March 06, 2017
Our first March Hot Lunch will be Panago pizza and salads.  Orders are due on Wednesday, March 8.  Lunch will be delivered to students on Wednesday, March 15.​
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No School for students on Thursday & Friday

March 06, 2017
It's Teachers' Convention week!  There will be no school for students on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10. Classes resume on Monday, March 13.
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LIteracy Week, Jan. 23-27

January 20, 2017
We are excited to share our Literacy Week schedule with you! Parkside Montessori students have selected all of the special days/themes for the week.  Students are encouraged to dress up and/or bring books that go with each day's theme.  Parents are welcome to join us for the designated "Family Reading" sessions. ...
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Influenza Clinics

November 02, 2016
Alberta Health Services will not be offering in-school influenza clinics.  Please see the attached for details of AHS flu clinics being offered throughout the months of November and December at the Health Unit.  AHS_InfluenzaClinics.pdf
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Halloween 2016

October 17, 2016
​Parkside Montessori will be celebrating Halloween on October 31! Please check out the attached Halloween letter for more details.
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Parkside Fall Read-a-Thon, Oct. 5-14

October 05, 2016
Beginning October 5th, your child will have the opportunity to participate in Parkside Montessori's first Fall Read-A-Thon.   This is a 100% profit fundraiser, with monies raised going to benefit all students with activities such as sporting events, school fun days, and special presentations (MALT Days, Alberta Opera, Science in Motion,...
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Parent Council Establishment Meeting: Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

September 19, 2016
Please join us Monday, October 3rd, 2016 for our Parent Council Establishment meeting hosted by Parkside Montessori in collaboration with the Alberta School Councils' Association.  The outline for the evening will be as follows and refreshments will be provided: 6:00 -A representative from the ASCA (Alberta School Councils' Association) will present...
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Join us for the Terry Fox Run!

September 12, 2016
Team Parkside Montessori is participating in the community Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 18.  We encourage staff, students and families to join us for this event.  It's a quick online process of joining the team &/or sponsoring.  See the links to join &/or sponsor. ​​The event begins at noon in...
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Sign Up to receive our school newsletter!

September 12, 2016
It's a simple process of adding your email to our list and you will automatically receive our monthly newsletter. Parkside Montessori newsletters are published the first school-day Monday of each month.​
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Open House!

August 11, 2016
​ In conjunction with Maria Montessori's birthday, please join us, August 31st from 3:o0-4:30 for our Parkside Montessori Open House!  This drop in event, will be an opportunity for our students to tour their school for the first time!  Thank you to our Parkside Montessori Student Ambassadors who will be helping...
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Help Us Choose Our Team Name!

July 05, 2016
​We are looking for some help to decide our team name.  The "Parkside........." What: we are looking for your input into some ideas that will shape the identity of our sports teams, clubs, and the school as a whole Who : this call is open to all future Parkside Montessori students...
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We Have A School Logo!

July 05, 2016
​Mohammad Haidar, our District Design and Art Specialist, worked very closely with the Parkside Montessori team to create a logo that is unique and has been designed to tell the story of our school.  The staff and Administration of Parkside Montessori are eager to start this new journey as part of...
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Congratulations Parkside Montessori giveaway winners

May 12, 2016
We'd like to thank everyone who participated in our Parkside Montessori Facebook giveaway! Congratulations to the following winners: ​ Dee Sayles Miranda Retzler  Renée Bruno​ Each winner will receive a reward valued up to $250 to go towards their child's registration for the 2016-2017 year. 
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Welcome Fort McMurray Families

May 12, 2016
In this time of need, we want to share that the doors of our Grande Prairie Public Schools are open to you and your children. Engaging with our community is an essential priority at each of our schools, and if you have made your way to the Community of Grande Prairie,...
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Now available: Registration Packages and 2016-2017 School Calendars

March 24, 2016
Please   click here  to view:  Registration packages The 2016-2017 school calendars  P lease contact us if you have any questions or concerns.  ​