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Calendar Reminder

Posted on May 16 2022

Just a reminder to PSD families that school is in this Thursday, May 19th. When the 2021-2022 school calendar was first constructed, May 19 and May 20 were designated as Staff Planning & Development days.…

6th Annual Try-Me Try-Athlon

Posted on May 4 2022

May 4, 2022 - Parkland School Division is pleased to announce that the Try-Me Try-Athlon will make its long-awaited return this June. The 6th incarnation of this popular event will call back to its roots…

Hats On! For Mental Health

Posted on May 3 2022

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, Albertans are invited to take part in Hats On! For Mental Health and wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health. Schools can participate by encouraging…

Summer School @ CFL

Posted on May 2 2022

Parkland School Division offers Summer School for current and incoming high school students at Connections For Learning. Students over age 18 are also welcome to register, and select courses are open…

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Posted on May 2 2022

Today, on School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, Parkland School Division proudly recognizes the efforts of bus operators, whose commitment to safety is valued by staff, students and families. These individuals…

National Day of Mourning Observance - Flags Half Mast

Posted on April 27 2022

April 27, 2022 - Out of respect to the families who lost a loved one and for those who have been injured in the workplace, Parkland School Division schools will lower flags to mark National Day of Mourning…

Strong Families: On Their Best Behaviour

Posted on April 26 2022

April 26, 2022 - Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information series for local families. In our upcoming Strong Families series, Registered Psychologist Kelsey Wittebolle will…

2021-2022 Visual Arts Celebration

Posted on April 25 2022

The Visual Arts Celebration is a showcase of early years, middle years and senior high art work displayed for the enjoyment of students, parents, and community members of Parkland School Division. Typically,…

Stony Creek Core Spring Update!

Posted on April 22 2022

The Core program holds philosophies of cooperation, teamwork and project based learning as foundations for our program. Where possible, we love to collaborate with each other, across grades, classes…

CFL Family Dance & Fundraiser 2022

Posted on April 21 2022

Come join us at the PERC Building in Stony Plain April 29, 2022 from 7pm to 10pm! All proceeds will be split between the school selected charity and a community charity. There will be a concession and…

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Posted on April 20 2022

Earth Day, or Jour de la Terre for our French Immersion students and families, is a global annual event occurring on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection, sustainability and stewardship.…

Strong Families: The Truth About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum…

Posted on April 19 2022

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families. In our upcoming Strong Families session, Brittany Durant…

Happy Easter Weekend From All of Us at CFL!

Posted on April 14 2022

Wishing our CFL Staff, Students and Families a Wonderful Easter Weekend! 

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - April 12, 2022

Posted on April 12 2022

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. The adopted minutes will be…

LOST AND FOUND AT CFL!

Posted on April 11 2022

Good Morning CFL Families,   Just a quick note that our office has an abundance of clothing, water bottles and various items located in the front foyer of the school. We invite all familes to come take…

Spring Break March 21-March 25!!

Posted on March 18 2022

Please enjoy the nice break! Monday is a PD Day! See you all back Tuesday March 29!! Cheers to some spring fun and rejuvenation. 

Nutrition Month: Unlock the Potential of Food

Posted on March 17 2022

March is celebrated throughout Canada as Nutrition Month: A time to bring attention to the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. Nutrition Month 2022 aims to…

Strong Families: Anxiety & Mindfulness

Posted on March 16 2022

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families. In our upcoming Strong Families session, Kelly Pilkie…

Edwin Parr Nominees Announced

Posted on March 14 2022

March 14, 2022 - Parkland School Division is proud to announce its three nominees for the Edwin Parr Teacher Awards: Alyssa Bridgeman (Connections for Learning), Laura Kraus (Graminia School) and Taylor…

International Day of Happiness

Posted on March 14 2022

March 20, 2022 is the United Nations' International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of…

COVID-19 Notifications - Reported Case Counts

Posted on March 11 2022

March 11, 2022 -  School Cases Connections for Learning remains committed to keeping our parents/guardians informed as best we can by reporting the latest self-reported absences due to COVID-19: Latest…

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE! THURSDAY MARCH 10, 2022 VIRTUAL…

Posted on March 9 2022

Hello New & Returning Families! Are you interested in exploring Program of Choice? Please join us in a Virutal Open House!  At 6:30, each lead teacher of each program will provide a brief overview of…

K-9 PROGRAMS OPEN HOUSE ! WEDNESDAY MARCH 9, 2022…

Posted on March 9 2022

 Hello New and Returning Families! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN EXPLORING IN PROGRAMS OF CHOICE? Please join us in our Virtual Open House!  At 6:30, each lead teacher of each program will provide a brief overview…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - March 8, 2022

Posted on March 8 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The adopted minutes will be available…

Step 2 - Easing Health Measures in PSD

Posted on February 28 2022

February 28, 2022 - On Saturday, February 26th, the Government of Alberta announced that Step 2 of its three-step plan on easing public health measures will proceed.  “Effective March 1, Alberta will…

Grade 6 & Town Council Meet!

Posted on February 28 2022

The Grade 6 Stony Creek Parent Partnership kids had the opportunity to speak with Councilor Anderson from our local Stony Plain town council. Mr. Anderson is also a teacher with Connections for Learning!…

Acknowledgement of Jumpstart Contributions...

Posted on February 25 2022

Remuda is an equine assisted social skill development program in which participants are encouraged to develop pro-social skills through interaction with horses. The program concentrates on traditional…

Local Business Spreads Kindness to CFL Students

Posted on February 24 2022

  Stony Plain Dental Centre, owned and operated by Dr.Zahra Gangji, is a local business that goes beyond dentistry when caring for smiles in our community.  They have always been an organization that…

Strong Families: The Teen Brain

Posted on February 21 2022

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families. In our upcoming Strong Families session, Parkland School…

Stony Creek Parent Partnership Olympics!

Posted on February 15 2022

Stony Creek Parent Partnership has been enjoying a month of afternoon Olympic studies!  Divided into their own Olympic Teams, Mighty Moose, Olympinators, and Chicken Nuggets, they have been learning…

Easing Health Measures in PSD

Posted on February 9 2022

February 9, 2022 - As announced by the Government of Alberta on Tuesday, February 8th, the province will begin it’s phased plan to eliminate health restrictions that have been in place during this COVID-19…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - February 8, 2022

Posted on February 8 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. The adopted minutes will…

Let's Talk About Mental Health with CMHA Edmonton

Posted on February 1 2022

The following was shared by the Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA Edmonton): You may have seen lots of talk on the news or on social media about mental health. Bell Let's…

Strong Families: Stress, Trauma & Addiction Workshop

Posted on January 27 2022

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families. In our upcoming Strong Families session, Professional…

Regular Board Highlights - January 18, 2022

Posted on January 18 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. The adopted minutes will…

Online Registration for 2022-2023

Posted on January 18 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - Parkland School Division's annual online registration/verification process is coming soon. All Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 registrations for both new and returning students…

Winter Storm Warning - Buses Cancelled Tuesday

Posted on January 17 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022 - The Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm warning which will bring snow, freezing rain, strong winds, blowing snow and a rapid drop in temperatures to Central Alberta.…

PSD Students Return to In-Person Learning - UPDATE

Posted on January 7 2022

January 7, 2022 - As previously announced by the Minister of Education, Parkland School Division students will join the rest of the province in returning to in-person learning Monday, January 10th. We…

2021

Minister's Return To School Announcement

Posted on December 30 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021 - The Minister of Education, Adriana LaGrange made an announcement Thursday to support a successful return to school after the Christmas Break. The return date does not affect…

Strong Families: ADHD Series

Posted on December 21 2021

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present three more FREE sessions for local families. Our upcoming Strong Families sessions will examine the following…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - December 14, 2021

Posted on December 15 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. The adopted minutes will…

International Travel Considerations

Posted on December 7 2021

December 7, 2021 - Parkland School Division families who are considering international travel during the upcoming Winter Break are advised to frequently check the latest border restrictions and measures…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - November 30, 2021

Posted on November 30 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. The adopted minutes will…

Strong Families: Bedtime Yoga for the Whole Family

Posted on November 17 2021

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present two more FREE sessions for local families. In our upcoming Strong Families sessions, parents/guardians and…

Rural Buses Not Running - All Day Tuesday November…

Posted on November 16 2021

November 16, 2021 -  Rural bus service has been cancelled due to the severe weather conditions and will not be running for both morning and afternoon runs. Parkland School Division’s regional transportation…

Mask Reminder

Posted on October 29 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021 - Unfortunately, the pandemic is not over and this is a friendly reminder that health measures remain in place while the province is still in a state of public health emergency.…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights, October 29, 2021

Posted on October 29 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held virtually on Friday, October 29, 2021. The adopted…

Vaccinations In PSD

Posted on October 28 2021

October 28, 2021 - Parkland School Division will take additional steps to protect students and staff in this global pandemic in the form of a Vaccine Protocol for adults connected to the school system. …

Strong Families November Sessions

Posted on October 26 2021

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present these upcoming FREE information sessions for local families. Emotional Regulation In this Strong Families…

2021 Election Results

Posted on October 18 2021

October 18, 2021 - The unofficial results are in from the 2021 Municipal Election and Parkland School Division will have a new look Board of Trustees. Heading into election night, two trustees retained…

Fair Notice - Violent Threat Risk Assessment

Posted on October 8 2021

September 8, 2021 - The goal of Violence/Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) process is is that every incident of youth violence in our communities be addressed. VTRA is early intervention – which is quite…

World Mental Health Day

Posted on October 7 2021

October 10, 2021 marks World Mental Health Day, as recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and countries all around the globe. It also marks nearly 19 months since the start of the COVID-19…

Outbreak Reporting in Schools

Posted on October 6 2021

October 6, 2021 - Further to the Government of Alberta's announcement on changes to Managing COVID-19 in Schools, one of the more pertinent changes to point out is that the definition of a COVID-19 ‘outbreak’…

Close Contacts In a Cohort Outbreak to Learn From…

Posted on October 5 2021

October 5, 2021 -  Dear Parents/Guardians of Parkland School Division, Parkland School Division will be implementing additional measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 in classroom settings. As…

Strong Families October Sessions

Posted on September 28 2021

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present these upcoming FREE information sessions for local families. Nourishing Your ADHD Child’s Full Potential…

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Posted on September 28 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021 - Parkland School Division will observe the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021.  The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was created…

School Board Trustee Candidates Revealed

Posted on September 20 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021 - The race for public school board trustee has officially begun. The deadline to submit nomination papers passed revealing the following candidates who have put their name forward…

Public Health Emergency Declared - Additional Measures…

Posted on September 15 2021

September 15, 2021 - Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency and new measures have been announced by the Government of Alberta. These new measures for schools come into effect starting…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - September 14, 2021

Posted on September 15 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held virtually on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. The adopted minutes will be available…

PSD COVID-19 Measures Update

Posted on September 15 2021

September 15, 2021 - Parkland School Division has updated its PSD COVID-19 measures. The Division remains committed to closely monitor the most current situation in our respective communities in order…

Become a Trustee - Call for Candidates

Posted on September 10 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021 - Alberta school boards help shape the future of local communities by governing the education of young people. The provincial government, through the Minister of Education,…

Special Board Meeting Highlights - September 7, 2021

Posted on September 8 2021

September 8, 2021 - Masking will remain strongly recommended in Parkland School Division following a Special Board Meeting called by the Board of Trustees. The Board defeated a motion by a vote of 4 -…

Strong Families: Family Communication in the Time…

Posted on September 8 2021

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families. In our upcoming Strong Families session, registered…

Community Funding Available to Support Student Success…

Posted on September 7 2021

As part of our Ultimate Goal of promoting Student Success and Well-being, Parkland School Division works with several diverse business, recreation and social service partners to support students who want…

Special Board Meeting Scheduled For September 7

Posted on September 3 2021

A special meeting of the Parkland School Division Board of Trustees has been called for Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 6pm. The Board will be meeting to discuss COVID-19 protocols in schools. A motion…

Transportation Services Update

Posted on August 26 2021

August 26, 2021 - Parkland School Division's Transportation Services department is busy working on processing all the last minute new bus registrations that come in this time every year. In addition,…

PSD COVID-19 Guidance For Schools

Posted on August 18 2021

August 18, 2021 - Parkland School Division (PSD) has updated our COVID-19 Protocols prior to welcoming students back to school on August 30th. We recognize there are varying levels of concern when it…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - June 15, 2021

Posted on June 15 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held virtually on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The adopted minutes will be available on…

Honouring Kamloops Residential School Students

Posted on May 30 2021

In Parkland School Division’s Land Acknowledgement that is used to begin formal celebrations, gatherings and meetings it ends with: We respect all cultures with an open heart and an open mind. We ALL…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - May 25, 2021

Posted on May 25 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held virtually on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The adopted minutes will be available on our…

Career Explorations Summer Institute

Posted on May 18 2021

Parkland School Division students in Grades 8* and up can start thinking about their future careers now. If students are still undecided about which direction they may want to head, the Career Explorations…

K-12 Students Shift to Online Learning For Two Weeks

Posted on May 4 2021

Alberta has entered a critical stage of the pandemic - the arrival of highly transmissible variants have put pressure on our health care system. Public health measures are required to protect the health…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - May 4, 2021

Posted on May 4 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held virtually on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The adopted minutes will be available on our…

Visual Arts Celebration

Posted on May 3 2021

The Visual Arts Celebration is a showcase of early years, middle years and senior high art work displayed for the enjoyment of students, parents, and community members of Parkland School Division. Typically,…

Update on COVID-19 (April 30)

Posted on April 30 2021

On Thursday, April 29th, the Government of Alberta announced additional health measures targeted by regions that included some Alberta schools temporarily shifting to at-home learning. This DOES NOT include…

Youth Internship Incentive Program

Posted on April 19 2021

Parkland School Division has partnered with CAREERS: The Next Generation to bring their Youth Internship Incentive Program (YiiP) to the Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County area. The Youth Internship…

PSD Update on K-6 Draft Curriculum Pilot

Posted on April 15 2021

On March 29, 2021 the Government of Alberta launched a new draft K-6 curriculum and invited teachers and schools to participate in piloting that curriculum in the fall of 2021. PSD staff took time to…

Provincial Achievement Tests Update

Posted on April 8 2021

Dear teachers, students, parents, guardians and families,  As you may be aware, each year our grade 6 and our grade 9 students write Provincial Achievement Tests at the end of June. The Provincial Achievement…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - April 6, 2021

Posted on April 6 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held virtually on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The adopted minutes will be available on…

Land Acknowledgement - Contest Winners

Posted on March 10 2021

Parkland School Division (PSD) recognizes the historical significance and contributions of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and their cultures and understands the important role that the Indigenous communities…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - March 2, 2021

Posted on March 2 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held virtually on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. The adopted minutes will be available on…

ThoughtExchange 2021

Posted on February 22 2021

At Parkland School Division, we are committed to engaging with our community of behalf of the students we serve. Meaningful Engagement is one of our Enduring Priorities you’ll find in many parts of…

Virtual Learning Options for 2021-2022

Posted on February 18 2021

There is certainly a good portion of the school year remaining but Parkland School Division is already busy planning and preparing for the 2021-2022 school year, which can be challenging, considering…

Feeling Sick? Here's What to Do - UPDATE

Posted on February 18 2021

There are many questions swirling around when it comes to student illness and COVID-19. There may be some confusion as to when parents should keep their children home from school or when parents are allowed…

Online Registration for 2021-2022

Posted on February 8 2021

Parkland School Division's annual online registration/verification process is coming soon.  All Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 registrations for both new and returning students will be conducted online…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - February 2, 2021

Posted on February 2 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The adopted minutes will be available on our website…

School Calendar Feedback Requested

Posted on January 28 2021

Parkland School Division would like some additional feedback on the draft calendar for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. This draft includes feedback from the previous calendar survey that was available…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - January 12, 2021

Posted on January 12 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The adopted minutes will be available on our website…

2020

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - November 24, 2020

Posted on November 25 2020

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The adopted minutes will be available on our website…

Enhanced COVID Measures Announced

Posted on November 24 2020

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across Alberta, the provincial government announced a series of enhanced public health measures to combat the surge putting a strain on the healthcare system. The…

Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw

Posted on October 28 2020

In response to being placed on “watch” status by Alberta Health Services, both the city of Spruce Grove and the town of Stony Plain have activated their Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw. This…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - October 27, 2020

Posted on October 27 2020

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The adopted minutes will be available on our website…

Nutrition in Parkland School Division

Posted on October 15 2020

Parkland School Division believes that healthy students are better learners. We use a comprehensive school health approach to foster student and staff well-being. For this reason, we are proud to partner…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - October 6, 2020

Posted on October 6 2020

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. The adopted minutes will be available on our website…

Fall Youth Programs

Posted on September 30 2020

Parkland School Division is proud to work with amazing community partners across Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County.  We know that healthy students are better learners. For this reason, we…

COVID-19 in Schools

Posted on September 15 2020

Parkland School Division staff acknowledges that anxiety levels increase and more questions are raised when a positive case of COVID-19 appears in a school. Even more questions will arise if multiple…

Regular Board Meeting Highlights - September 1, 2020

Posted on September 1 2020

The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. The adopted minutes will be available on our website…

Educational Options for 2020-2021

Posted on August 4 2020

Parkland School Division will be offering a number of options to meet the needs of our students and families as we return to in-person classes. We understand that many families are concerned about a full-return…

2020-2021 Plan for School Re-entry

Posted on June 30 2020

The Parkland School Division 2020-21 Plan for School Re-entry will guide our schools when it comes to our COVID-19 response and operations for the 2020-2021 school year.  All of the measures implemented…