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Harry Balfour School
Peace Wapitit Pulic School Division No. 76

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28
Mar
PWSD Spring General School Councils' Meeting
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
29
Mar
International Food Fair
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
31
Mar
Dress Like a Celebrity Day
All Day
03
Apr
Early Out
2:45 PM- 2:45 PM
06
Apr
PSBAA Campaign School
All Day
06
Apr
2017 Languages Without Borders (LWB) conference
All Day
07
Apr
JH Spring Dance
8:00 PM- 10:30 PM
10
Apr
JH Team Bengals Activity
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
11
Apr
JH Band Local Festival
All Day
12
Apr
Gr 5/6 Band Festival
All Day
14
Apr
Good Friday - no classes. PWSD offices are closed.
All Day
17
Apr
Spring Break - no classes
All Day
17
Apr
Easter Monday - no classes. PWSD offices are closed.
All Day
26
Apr
Deadline to submit a name to the RCMP "Name the Foal" contest
All Day
Deadline to submit a name to the RCMP "Name the Foal" contest
Apr 26, 2017
All Day
NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
 
Kids: Help name 14 RCMP Foals for Canada 150!
OTTAWA – March 1, 2017 – Hey kids, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a contest just for you! This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the RCMP needs your help to name 14 foals born this spring at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario.  A winner will be selected from each of the 13 provinces and territories in Canada. In addition, for the first time, an entry submitted by a school class will be selected. 
 
“Here’s a chance for kids to be a part of history, by coming up with a name for one of the 14 foals,” says Inspector Patrick Egan, Officer in Charge of the Musical Ride. “This year with adding the school class entries, it gives a great opportunity for students to work together and come up with a name. Wouldn’t it be cool if your class submitted the winning name and the foal becomes part of the world-famous Musical Ride some day?  It’s possible if you send in an entry to the 2017 RCMP “Name the Foal” contest.”
 
To qualify, entries must meet the following criteria:
 
• names must begin with the letter “O”;
• an individual entry must include a child’s first name only, school, city, province or territory and email address;
• school class entries must include the teacher’s name, school, city, province or territory and email address;
• entrants must be 14 years old or younger;
• only one entry per child will be eligible; and
• online entries must be received no later than April 30, 2017. 
 
In the event of duplicate winning names, the first entry received will be accepted.
 
Winning names will be chosen by instructors of the RCMP Musical Ride Branch. Contest winners will be announced in May, along with the foals’ names, on the RCMP website. Winners will receive a number of great RCMP prizes such as a 2017 Musical Ride pennon, a framed picture of the foal, a t-shirt and pins.
 
If you prefer, send your entry by mail (including school entries), but ensure it is postmarked no later than April 26, 2017 to:
 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Musical Ride Branch
c/o RCMP Name the Foal Contest
PO Box 8900
Ottawa, ON     K1G 3J2
 
“We look forward to meeting some of the winners during this year’s cross-country tour in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary. The tour will include visits to all ten provinces and one territory,” says Inspector Egan. “Get your entries in and you can play a role in the Musical Ride of the future.”
 
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For more information on the contest, please contact:
Lysette Beaudoin, Musical Ride Branch
(613) 998-0754
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations
(613) 843-5999 
28
Apr
ASCA Annual Conference and AGM
All Day
01
May
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
All Day
01
May
Early Out
2:45 PM- 2:45 PM
02
May
Mighty Peace Day
9:00 AM- 2:15 PM
04
May
JH BAND TRIP
All Day
05
May
EdTech Team PWSD Custom Google Summit
All Day
EdTech Team PWSD Custom Google Summit
May 05, 2017 - May 06, 2017
All Day
PWSD staff - Plan to attend the EdTech Team PWSD Custom Google Summit
 
Sessions will be provided at both the beginner and the intermediate/advanced levels! Whether you know nothing about Google, are ready to take your Level 1 certification, or just want to get geeky... this is the event for you!
 
Step 1: Mark May 5th & 6th on your calendar
Step 2: Head over to
http://pwedtech.weebly.com/google-summit-2017.html to register
Step 3: Do this BEFORE April 1st to get the early bird discount of $50!

Reasons to attend...
• Amazing sessions by awesome presenters
• Pancakes made by the 3D pancake printer
• A robot/coding 'playroom'
• Google swag- each participant gets their own Google Cardboard!
• Demo Slam fun!
• Amazing keynote speakers
• EdTechTeam Press bookstore
• Amazing food from Marlene (The Lunch Bag)

Wonder if it's worth giving up a Friday & Saturday? Here are just two of the many wonderful things that last year attendees had to say:
 
"This was the best PD I've been to in 11 years. I found it not only engaging, but having so many breakout sessions at all experience levels, it was easy to find sessions to go into." ~April L.
 
"Overall, the energy and enthusiasm of the summit was just amazing. Everyone was so positive, encouraging, and inspiring. It was without a doubt, the best PD I've ever had the pleasure of joining. Thank you for hosting this event with such spirit of collaboration." ~Jackie B.
 
Already feeling geeky? Join Emily on May 4th for a Level 1 Bootcamp! She'll walk you through the lessons, and give you the confidence needed (as well as a voucher) to take the exam. Use the link above to sign up!
 
The countdown is on... We can't wait to see you there!
 
Memorese & Leah
Education Technologists
Peace Wapiti Public School Division
http://pwedtech.weebly.com
11
May
Gr 6 PAT (LA Part A)
All Day
12
May
Gr 6 PAT (Math Part A)
All Day
12
May
Fred Fox Visit (Gr 1-6)
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
16
May
GR 6 HONOUR BAND TRIP
All Day
16
May
Staff Appreciation Lunch
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
19
May
Day off in lieu of Parent/Teacher Interviews - no classes
All Day
19
May
JH MARITIMES TRIP
All Day
22
May
Victoria Day - no classes. PWSD offices are closed.
All Day
31
May
Gr 6 Crimson Lake Trip
All Day
05
Jun
Early Out
2:45 PM- 2:45 PM