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Whispering Ridge Community School
No school: Monday, February 17 is Family Day. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend.
17
Feb
Family Day - No school. PWPSD offices and shops will be closed.
All Day
19
Feb
First "I Read Canadian Day"
All Day
First "I Read Canadian Day"
Feb 19, 2020
All Day
A new nationwide initiative that celebrates the richness, diversity, and breadth of Canadian literature, was announced in fall 2019. The I Read Canadian Day, taking place for the first time ever on February 19, 2020, will empower families, schools, libraries, bookstores, and organizations to host activities and events by reading Canadian books for just fifteen minutes. “The purpose of this event,” says Rose Vespa, Executive Director of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, “is to raise awareness of Canadian books and to celebrate the excellence of Canadian literature.” This initiative was created as a collaboration between the Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC); children’s author Eric Walters; Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP); and the Ontario Library Association (OLA.). “We want people to buy, borrow, read and talk about Canadian books – whether they are in English, French, or Indigenous languages, and can be in print, e-format and accessible formats,” says Sharon Jennings, president of CANSCAIP. “The target venues in the inaugural year are schools, public libraries, and bookstores. We hope parents, caretakers, educators, and others will join in!” The social media campaign, using the hashtag #IReadCanadian, and the website, Ireadcanadian.com/day will launch October 28 on Canadian School Library Day. Registration will open December 1. Key activities will take place February 14 to February 21 with February 19 as the official I Read Canadian Day. “We want the entire nation to be excited about reading Canadian books,” says Meredith Tutching of the OLA. “We encourage everyone to take some time out of their day to read for fun and share their experiences.” For more information, please contact: Karen McMullin, National Publicist Nimbus Publishing 647-461-3824; kmcmullin@nimbus.ca
20
Feb
PWPSD Board Meeting
10:30 AM- 4:00 PM
21
Feb
School Spirit Day
All Day
26
Feb
Pink Shirt Day
All Day
26
Feb
Community Pride Time
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
26
Feb
School Council Meeting
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
26
Feb
Participarent Meeting
7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
27
Feb
Art Extension Field Trip
11:45 AM- 1:45 PM
28
Feb
CSW
All Day
28
Feb
Accountability Pillar Parent Survey due
All Day
28
Feb
ASCA 2020 Awards of Recognition nomination deadline
All Day
29
Feb
Participarent Family Fun Fest
4:30 PM- 7:00 PM
01
Mar
Alberta Rural Education Symposium
All Day
02
Mar
Early Dismissal (Staff Meeting)
2:50 PM- 3:50 PM
04
Mar
Term 2 Report Cards
All Day
05
Mar
Mighty Peace Teachers' Convention - no school
All Day
08
Mar
Daylight Saving Time starts - set clocks ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM
09
Mar
Substitute Teachers' Week - March 9-13, 2020
All Day
10
Mar
WRCS Ski Trip (gr 5-8)
9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
10
Mar
Band Spring Fling Concert (gr 7-8)
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM
12
Mar
Fine Arts Night
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
13
Mar
Spirit Seekers Youth Conference
All Day
14
Mar
Pi Day
All Day
17
Mar
Online Kindergarten Registration Opens
All Day
18
Mar
Deadline for applications to the Minister's Youth Council
All Day
19
Mar
PWPSD Board Meeting
10:30 AM- 4:00 PM
19
Mar
Parent Teacher Interviews
3:30 PM- 8:30 PM
20
Mar
School Non-Operational Day - no school
All Day
25
Mar
School Council Meeting
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM