PK Blues News
November has been an eventful month! We have been packing and preparing for our big move. We also hosted our last major events in the school. Our Celebration of Excellence took place on November 17th and 18th where we recognized student achievements and awarded scholarships from the 2021-22 school year. In addition, our greater school community had the opportunity to visit Paul Kane for “One Last Look” on November 23rd. Alumni staff and students walked the halls, reminisced with old friends, and said goodbye to the Home of the Blues for the past 50 years. It was an emotional evening for our community.
You should have also received an email from Erin Steele regarding our upcoming plans for online learning December 19th - 22nd, and our new school opening on January 9th. Please take time to familiarise yourself with these important details and the map of the new building.
We wish all of you a fantastic December as we get closer to our holiday break! Go Blues!
Your Paul Kane Administration,
Erin Steele, Colleen Anderson, Kris Horb and Ruby Solomon
SOCIAL MEDIA USE
A reminder about social media use…
As we near the mid-way mark of the semester, we want to remind parents about the responsibilities students have when using social media platforms, especially those that are video-based:
Obtain appropriate consent from individuals - peers AND teachers - who appear in video, audio recording and images before forwarding them to other people or posting them to online spaces.
Before recording, be transparent about the purpose of the video, audio recording or images. Recording things with underlying motives and posting them out of context is not appropriate.
Respect others and communicate in a supportive way. Never participate in harmful, inappropriate or hurtful online behaviours.
We encourage you to have conversations with your children about social media regularly. Supporting them as they transition through adolescence and into adulthood will only help them become the best version of themselves.
For more information about our division policy about Acceptable Use of Technology, please visit the division website.
The Grad Bake sale is on at lunch time from December 5th - December 9th. A big Thank you to all the parents that have donated baking goods to support the Class of ‘23.
Reminder of these yearlong fundraisers:
Recycle for PK Grad 2023 Gather up your recyclable bottles. Drop them off at the Campbell Park Bottle Depot (95 Corriveau Ave, St. Albert). Let them know you are supporting PK Grad 2023. This fundraiser will run until June 2023.
Tupperware Fundraiser: This is a full year fundraiser. Please click on the link to place your order. Orders will be delivered to your home and 15% of all sales will be donated to Paul Kane Grad. Here is the link that you can share with anyone in Canada: PK Tupperware Event
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES
- Dec. 19 to 23 - Online learning from home
- Dec. 23 - Early Dismissal
- Dec. 24 to Jan. 8 - Christmas Recess No School
- Jan. 09 - School Resumes - at our new school!
- Dec. 01 - Annual Toy Drive
- Dec. 15 - One Act Play Night
- Dec. 16 - Rock and Pop Concert
The January exam and diploma exam schedule can be found on the Paul Kane website http://pkhs.spschools.org.
Please ensure that your child is aware of dates and times for all diploma and school-based exams in January. All diploma exams start at 8:30 a.m.
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
There are a vast amount of scholarships and awards available to students at Paul Kane. Check out the Student Handout: Detailed Scholarships and Awards section on our website for a list for this year.
To check credits, diploma marks and to order transcripts your child needs to register on myPass. You can find your child’s Alberta Student Numbers (ASN) on PowerSchool.
School fees will be applied in early October and can be paid through your PowerSchool Parent account. Click above for the direct link to the PowerSchool Parent Sign In screen.