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Douglas Park School Announcements

Monday, February 13th Day 5

It’s the 100th Day of School!

*Read-A-Thon continues for one more day!

-8:00 AM Practice for Lead roles in the musical

-Safety Patrol Teams – TEAM #4

-Ensemble rehearsal at noon

-PreK conference day

-Boys Basketball practice at noon

-Students in the DC program are bowling in the morning

Tuesday, February 14th Day 1… Happy Valentine’s Day

-Wear Pink/Red/Purple today

-Last day for the Read-A-Thon

-TCBY sales for LC1 at noon $3.00 each

-Grades 6-8 Intramurals at noon

-Band sectionals here today

-Twizzler Tuesdays on sale at noon for $0.50 each

-Girlspace Program at noon

-Boys Basketball game at MacNeill… Go LIONS GO!

Wednesday, February 15th Day 2

*Please submit forms and money from the Read-A-Thon

-8:00 AM Practice for Lead roles in the musical

-TCBY sales for LC2 at noon $3.00 each

-Grades 6-8 Intramurals at noon

-ROAR at noon

-Skating at the Al Ritchie Arena in PM for Grade 4’s

-Pink Day Rally for Grades 6-8 at 12:30 to 2:00 (wear Pink Day t-shirts)

-Girls basketball game here vs. MacNeill School… Go LIONS GO!

Thursday, February 16th Day 3

Pink Day at Douglas Park School.  Please wear your Pink Day T-shirts and support the "Imagine No Bullying" initiative!

-TCBY sales for LC3 at noon $3.00 each

-Students in the DC Program are swimming in the PM

-Grades 6-8 intramurals at noon

-Ensemble rehearsal at noon

-Full Band in PM for Grades 6-8

-Mrs. Yuhasz’s Grade 1 on outdoor ed trip in PM

-Boys BB practice at 3:45

Friday, February 17th Day 4:

-LC3 Dance in PM

No School – February Break from Monday, Feb. 20th to 24th inclusively.

See you back on Monday, February 27th!

In the upcoming weeks…

Feb. 27th:  Skating at the Al Ritchie Arena in PM for Grade 7’s; Girls Basketball game at W. S. Hawrylak; new safety patrol teams to start  Feb. 28th: Girlspace Program at noon; Triple P Parenting Session for PreK and K Families at 6:30 PM; Learning Assembly at 2:30; Boys Basketball game here vs. W. S. Hawrylak; Twizzlers Tuesday  Mar. 3rd:  Mrs. Fraser’s Grade 3 class outdoor ed trip  Mar. 6th:  Girls Basketball Tournament here 3:45-8:00 PM Mar. 7th:  Triple P Parenting Session for PreK and K Families at 6:30 PM; Boys Basketball game here vs. Wilfrid Walker; Girlspace Program at noon  Mar. 8th:  Skating at the Al Ritchie Arena in PM for Grade 6’s; Girls Basketball game at Lakeview; Healthy Hunger DQ lunch pre-orders and payment are due today; SCC meeting at 6:30 PM; Speed Stack for Grades 3-8 at noon  Mar. 9th:  Grade 5’s outdoor ed field trip; Boys BB tournament here at DP; March 15th:  DQ Healthy Hunger lunch March 16th and 17th:  No School for students; March 23rdno school for kindergartens; March 24thno school for students – 3 Way Conferences; March 31st:  Learning Assembly at 10:45 AM

Triple P Parenting Workshops

We are pleased to offer the Triple P Parenting Workshops for our parents of students in PreK and Kindergarten.  Triple P Parenting is from the Early Years Family Centre and presented by Danica Escobar.  There are three continuous sessions to this program which will be held on Tuesday, February 28th, Tuesday, March 7th and Tuesday, March 14th at 6:30 PM here at the school in the library area.  Each session has separate information. There is no cost to this program. We will be sending home a note on February 6th Take your parenting skills to the next level.  For any of us that have children, we know that raising children can be tough.  Triple P is a parenting program that helps make raising children easier.  Triple P doesn't tell you how to be a parent.  It gives you a range of practical strategies and you choose the ones that fit your family.

Triple P helps you:

- Raise happy, confident children

- Manage child's behavior so everyone enjoys life more

- Set family routines and rules that everyone follows

- Get along well with your children and argue less

- Balance work and family without stress

Home Alone Course for Students Ages 10 and up

Home Alone Course:  Saturday, April 1st from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Douglas Park School Gym for Ages 10+   $30/participant.  Pre-registration required. Please contact the Laura Strem, Boot Hill Community Association Program Coordinator at laura.bhca@gmail.com or 306-565-1070 to register.  This 2-hour class is designed to provide children aged 10-14 years with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. Participants will learn how to deal with phone calls and visitors, recognize hazards and follow home safety procedures, first aid basics, healthy eating, fire safety and how and when to use 911 to obtain emergency help.

Grades 6-8 Balfour Area Band Students Clinic and Noon Hour Concert

This is an invitation to...

All friends and family of the Grades 6-8 Balfour Area Band Noon hour Mini-Band Concert

On Wednesday, February 8th at 12:15-12:45 PM at the Balfour Collegiate Auditorium

Student schedule:

-9:30 AM bus pick up

-9:45-11:00 AM Clinic with guest teacher

-11:30-12:15 Pizza lunch

-12:15-12:45 PM Concert

-12:45-1:00 Clean up

-1:00 PM Bus return to school

All students need to bring $5.00 for pizza lunch Or bring a bag lunch

Please email deborah.skoczylas@rbe.sk.ca with questions

Grade 8 Farewell 2017

Please note that the Grade 8 Farewell Ceremony is now on Monday, June 26th at 6 PM here at the school.

No School for students on the following dates...

Please note the days that students do NOT have school.

Friday, January 27th - Professional Development Day for Staff

Friday, February 10th - Professional Development Day for Staff

Monday,  February 20th to 24th inclusively - Winter Break

Thursday, March 16th - Professional Development Day for Staff

Friday, March 17th - Teachers' Convention

Friday, March 24th - Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences all day

Friday, April 14th to 21st inclusively - Good Friday and Easter/Spring Break

Friday, May 19th - Professional Development Day for Staff

Monday, May 22nd - Victoria Day

Friday, June 9th - Professional Development Day for Staff

Friday, June 30th - Teacher Preparation Day

An Invitation to Join… The Douglas Park Polar Bear Club (Grade K – 5)

During the winter months, we are required to have recess indoors when the wind chill is -25o C or lower. If students are adequately dressed, they don’t mind this temperature to get outside for a few recesses.  Days spent entirely indoors are long and difficult for many students who enjoy playing outside. It is a great brain break for some fresh air too!

This winter at Douglas Park, we invite students in Grade K - 5 to join the Polar Bear Club.  With parental permission and warm clothing, including hat, mitts, face covering, jacket, snow pants (or two layers of pants) and boots, students will be able to be outdoors at recess to enjoy our winter weather. If students feel too cold while being out, they will be allowed to go in the boot room to warm up for a few minutes. Playground supervision will be in place for all the ‘Polar Bears’ and students who do not wish to participate will remain indoors with supervision as well.

A permission note will be sent home on December 12th. Those who return it to school (with parental permission for theire child to participate in the Polar Bear Club for the Winter of 2016-17), will go outside starting on Dec. 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Frei or Mrs. Duke. Thanks!

Book Swap

Douglas Park School will be having their 2nd Annual Book Swap on January 31st.  Bring any books to school that you would like to trade, starting January 24th - January 31st.  Give the books to your teacher.  The books will be displayed  on January 31st for the student’s selection(s).  They will be able to pick one book for every book that they bring.  

Thank you

SSC

Before and After School Program

Dear Parents/Guardians of the Before and After School Program,

Thank you for your continued use of our Before and After School Program operated at Douglas Park School.  We trust you have found this program to be beneficial to your child's development, convenient for your family schedule and provided at a reasonable cost.

In order to ensure the continued viability of the programs, the CommunityAssociation will be raising the program rates effective August 2016.  We will be taking our program in a new direction in the fall and with the closure of our program at St. Andrews, we need to make up for our losses in order to keep our program running.

Starting August 2016, the fees will e $190 for the first child and $140 for each additional child (up to three children in attendance). To ensure you have a spot in the fall, please submit your postdated cheques to Deborah by the end of the school year.

Although we understand such increases provide additional strain on family budgets, such increases are necessary for the continued provision of this program. We feel our programming; even with this increase is still offered at a substantially lower cost than comparable programs in Regina.

We WILL be taking new names on our wait list this coming fall, the easiest way for parents to do that is by emailing us at boothillca@gmail.com

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Boot Hill Community Association at boothillca@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as we are able.

Our kindest regards,

Boot Hill Community Association

Kindergarten Registrations for Fall 2017

Children who will be 5 years of age by December 31st, 2017 and live in the Douglas Park School boundaries (please see the RBE website for boundary changes:  http://www.rbe.sk.ca/our-schools/attendance-boundaries) are eligible to attend Kindergarten in September 2017. Registrations will start in February 2017. Please call the School board office at 306-523-3000 or stop by to get a registration package. The Kindergarten informational evening will take place in late May or early June (date TBA).

 

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