2016-2017 News Archive

Books, Bears and Blankets Family Event


On the evening of March 31st, Parkdale families came to school to celebrate the much-anticipated closing event of I Love to Read Week: Books, Bears and Blankets!
Family favourites were the book tent, the bookmark station, the origami out of old books, and the letter-writing station. The Teddy Bear clinic was a huge success: Every stuffed animal came out good as new, under the care of Dr. Jeannette, Teddy Bear doctor extraordinaire!
A special thank you to our community partners:
Ville Saint Laurent Libraries
Canadian Parents for French
Write_On Campaign

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Virtual Choir

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For the second year in a row, Parkdale students participated in a province-wide virtual choir. They learned a song in French, and joined their voices to anglophones all across Quebec. Congratulations to our grade 5 students and their wonderful music teacher, Ms. Susie! A special thank-you to Marla from Canadian Parents for French, for making this project possible!

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March Break Camp... en Français!

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This year's camp was a great success, with 30 students from both anglophone and francophone schools of our community, coming together to play and practice their French!
This camp was a collaboration between Parkdale CLC and CARI Saint-Laurent, and was made possible with the help of our partners: Canadian Parents for French; Une École Montréalaise Pour Tous; Vert-Cité; Vanier College and Affordance Studios; Dawson College - CRLT program; Musée des Maîtres et artisans du Québec; FIFEM.

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Students in Action!

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Ever wanted to have a peek into a classroom and see what wonderful activities and projects take place at Parkdale? Click below to access the photo gallery for each room!

Room 1 Room 2 Room 12 Room 17 Room 19 Room 23 Room 29 Room 21

Celebration of Learning

What is the Celebration of Learning?
Students, families, and friends are invited to Parkdale, to circulate freely throughout the school, in order to see what is going in all of our classrooms. Please come and help us celebrate all of the wonderful learning that happens at Parkdale, each and every day!
THURSDAY, MAY 11th, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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Homework Zone


This year, our school partnered with McGill's SEDE Homework Zone program to offer tutoring and mentorship to students after school.
The program paired students in grades 4, 5, 6 with university students for homework help (45 min) and a variety of learning actvities (45 min).
To celebrate the end of the program, our students went to visit their tutors... at McGill!
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After-School Hip Hop Classes


Parkdale students are learning some new steps with the help of their new Hip Hop teacher, Miss Shawn!
Groups 1 and 2 have taken the stage, now it's up to group 3 to complete the set!
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CLC Family Outing: Musée Armand-Frappier


On March 18, Parkdale students and their parents put on lab coats and spent the morning making scientific discoveries about the five senses.
This outing was made possible by 'A Montreal School for All' and the Armand-Frappier Institute.

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Upcoming Workshops for Parents

Family Spaghetti Night & Workshop
April 20th, 5:30 - 8 PM
Discipline - part 2: How to use rewards and praises and how not to use them

Online Registration Here

Family Spaghetti Night & Workshop - Gerald McShane School (download for details)

EMSB Annual Report

Sports Equipment Rentals?

Your participation is important!

The community of Saint-Laurent is trying to find new and innovative ways to promote sports and physical activity. The objective is to find ways to encourage and mobilize young people and their families to adopt physical activity, in particular in overcoming obstacles in accessing to sports equipment.
This social economy project will involve the creation of a non-profit " Second-Hand Sports Store " where the residents of the Borough of St-Laurent, and surrounding neighborhoods, can come to access short, medium or long term equipment rentals, as well as buy used sports equipment at reasonable cost.
Click on the button below to start the survey.

Survey on sports rentals

Parkdale's Garden in the Media

The Parkdale garden has been getting a lot of press lately! You can read all about it in the latest edition of the Leaders and Learners magazine, on pages 26 and 27.
Click on the button below to read the article!

Magazine Article

Harvest Festival 2016

Thank you to all our special guests and our parent volunteers for making the Harvest Festival a huge success!
Click on the button below for some pictures of the event. Check back next week for more pictures!

Pictures Video

Parent Workshop - November 23


Wednesday, November 23
1:45 to 3:30 PM

This workshop is designed to give you some practical strategies to help your child and your family use internet and social media in a safe way.
Discussion of strategies to monitor chil- dren’s activities on social media will also be included.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please return the reply form below.

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Public Consultation on Educational Success


Major consultations have been launched in order to lay the foundations for the first policy on educational success, which will support students, schools and school board in three broad areas of intervention:
All students achieving their full potential;
A favourable context for student learning, personal development and success;
Mobilization of partners and stakeholders in support of educational success

More information Complete Survey

Holiday Hamper


In order to help Saint-Laurent's less fortunate enjoy a more cheery holiday season, residents are invited to participate in the Magasin-Partage de Noël Campaign.
To be eligible for the program, you must be a resident of Saint-Laurent and call 514 855-6110, extension 4925, between November 7 and 18 to make an appointment for an evaluation meeting.

More information

Parkdale Open House

November 15th is our Open House. All are welcome to visit our school from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Invite a family member, friend, or relative.
Our staff, support staff, and students are looking forward to welcoming the new members to our Parkdale family!

Free Activities at the Library


There are tons of free activities for the entire family at the two libraries in Saint-Laurent. Click on the button below to download the fall program.

Autumn Program

Tennis in Ville Saint Laurent


Would you like to play tennis with your children or your friends, but you don’t have any rackets?
Head over to the YMCA (1745 Décarie) between 7AM and 7 PM to borrow some equipment, upon presentation of your carte-loisirs or your library card.
Have fun on the courts of Hartenstein and Cousineau parks!

Information Flyer

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Parkdale's Community Garden

We are looking for families to get involved with the school garden, from May to August. Learn tips for gardening, and bring home delicious, organic vegetables and herbs throughout the summer.

Sign Up Here

Homework Help

Tutoring and Homework Help from REAL Teachers! The tutors, all teachers in schools in Quebec, are available to help students with exam preparation, specific homework questions, or a general review and clarification.

Go to LEARN website

Cooking International Rice Dishes


In response to the CLC Nutrition challenge, the grade 1 students shopped for, prepared, and cooked rice dishes from all around the world. Their creations were delicious and nutritious!

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Cooking Club


The Cooking Club is the newest edition to Parkdale’s nutrition initiative. With the guidance of Ms. Anita, grade 5 students have the opportunity to cook and prepare healthy meals after school on Fridays during the month of May. Students cook larger portions to take home and to donate to community members in need. The ‘cuisine collective’-style classes were made possible with the National Bank Grant and the Green Apple Grant awarded by the local Super C on Marcel-Laurin.

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Live on the Radio!


An ordinary class was transformed as Parkdale’s sixth grade students produced and hosted a live radio show about Canada’s favourite sport and pastime – hockey. The full segment aired on channel 102.3 FM on April 27th, 2016.

Click on the buttons below to access the photo gallery and the interview:

Photos Interview

Cooking International Rice Dishes


In response to the CLC Nutrition challenge, the grade 1 students shopped for, prepared, and cooked rice dishes from all around the world. Their creations were delicious and nutritious!

Click on the button below to access the photo gallery:


2nd Annual Books, Bears and Blankets Family Event


See pictures of the 2nd Annual Books, Bears and Blankets Family Event, held on Friday, April 15th, 2016 at Parkdale School!

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CLC Family Outing to Musée Armand-Frappier


See pictures of the CLC family outing to the Musée Armand-Frappier.

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National Bank One For Youth Laureate

We are proud to announce that the Parkdale CLC has received a One For Youth grant from National Bank, for our community-based service learning nutrition project!

Go to official website EMSB Press Release

March Break - Camp - Semaine de Relâche

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What a wonderful week! Kids from Saint-Laurent's French and English schools gathered at Parkdale to practice their French language skills while playing games and participating in various activities and making new friends. / Les enfants des écoles anglophones et francophones de Saint-Laurent ont participé à un camp linguistique à l'école Parkdale. Ils ont pratiqué le français à travers plusieurs activités sportives et éducatives.

The March Break Linguistic Camp at Parkdale School was a collaboration between the CARI St-Laurent, Parkdale CLC, with the help of Canadian Parents for French. 

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Prêt à Négocier


Grade 6 students had the opportunity to pilot a new video game, "Prêt à Négocier" created by Affordance Studio, in collaboration with student volunteers from Vanier College. Students, volunteers, and staff navigated a series of online and off-line activities to prepare for the final step - negotiating for the pirate ship of their dreams! What a fun way to practice speaking French!
Special thanks to Canadian Parents for French for facilitating the partnership. 

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Parent Survey

Parents play an important role in the intellectual, social and emotional growth of their children. A short, online survey has been developed to evaluate & update the services/resources available through LEARN to parents in Québec's English school system.

Deadline: February 19th, 2016
Click on the link below to access the survey:

Go to Survey

Winterfest this weekend!

Winter will be celebrated in high style in various neighbourhoods in Saint-Laurent, February 5-7, during the 23th edition of the Féerie d'hiver. All throughout this coming weekend, kids and grown-ups are invited to take part in the many entertaining activities outdoors, and all free of charge. Regardless of the weather, come to Parc Cousineau this Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Event Pictures

The pictures from the CLC Museum Outing in the Photo Gallery.

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Better Breakfast, Better Learning

On January 13, 2016, parents joined the school nurse for a presentation and a discussion about what it means to prepare a "healthy breakfast." Afterwards, parents participated in a hands-on cooking workshop, hosted by the CARI St-Laurent, our community partners. The children joined in to help (and eat!) all the delicious meals they prepared. 

You can download the workshop documents and recipes from the Download Center on the CLC page.

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Winter Workshop

The Maison des Familles de Saint Laurent is hosting a Winter Workshop on January 22, to help families make the most of the winter season in Quebec. The workshop will be bilingual, and daycare is available. The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required. See the flyer for more information.

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Little Lending Library

Be sure to stop by our Little Lending Library near the office. We have lots of books for kids of all ages.
You can bring a book your child no longer reads and exchange it for another one.
Don't have a book to donate? That's OK - you can borrow a book to read and return it for another one when you are done.

Kids Learning Code

Kids Code Jeunesse and LEARN are offering two remote beginner computer programming courses for children between the ages of 7-12.
Children will require a computer and Internet connection at home to access the virtual classroom where a trained computer programmer will teach a small group of children to code. A headset is also recommended.
Register now for the winter session beginning January 16, 2016.

Register here

Event Pictures

The pictures from the Garden Harvest and the Arboretum are now available in the Student Life section, under Photo Gallery.

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Spirit of Giving

The annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive begins this month, and ends on Friday, December 11th.
Thank you in advance for your generocity and thoughtfulness as we collect non-perishable items for charities in our community.

Early Childhood Resources

You have children ages 0 to 5? You would like your child to participate in stimulation workshops and to meet friends their age? You would like to talk to other parents? Check out the Maison de l’Enfance for a wide range of free activities!

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Virtual Choir

45 students participated in a virtual choir: They practiced traditional french songs, then they were recorded and video-taped. In the end, the recordings were compiled with those from other schools all around Quebec, and here is the result:

Watch the video

(Parkdale students sang in the second part, "l'eau" that starts around 3:30 in the video.)

Parkdale Open House

Join us for our open house on Tuesday November 25 for prospective parents for the 2015 - 2016 school year.

The staff and administration will be happy to answer any questions about our curriculum and guide you through our school community.

Outstanding Principal of Quebec

Canada’s Outstanding Principals recognizes outstanding contributions of principals who demonstrate innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and who have done something truly remarkable in public education. Congratulations Mme Perron for being awarded the title of Outstanding Principal in Quebec!

Anti-Bullying March Video