Dragon News is our weekly newsletter that families can read to find out all of the exciting things happening at École Morinville Public School.
Pride Week Activities
June 5th - 9th, 2023
Pride Week is an important event for our school community as it provides an opportunity for us to celebrate and honour the identities and experiences of students, staff, and families. Sturgeon Public School Division believes that all students have the right to feel safe, valued, and supported in our school. Education is the key to promoting greater acceptance and tolerance, building confidence and being proud to be ourselves and we believe that Pride Week is a valuable opportunity to do just that.
Our activities are aligned with SPS Board Policy 115 and with the Education Act, section 33(1) (d). Furthermore, we want to emphasize that celebrating Pride Week does not mean promoting any particular political or social agenda. Rather, it is a way for us to promote greater inclusivity and diversity in our school community.
We understand that not everyone may agree with or support Pride Week, but we hope that you can respect our decision to celebrate diversity and foster a sense of belonging during this week. Our school is committed to creating an environment that is respectful, inclusive, and welcoming to all students and families, and we believe that celebrating Pride Week is an important part of this commitment. The activities that students are taking part in are listed below and some classes will read books that include family diversity and gender stereotypes such as it is ok for both boys and girls to like and wear any colour they prefer.
At ÉMPS we will be participating in the following activities:
Monday, June 5th - PD Day - No School
Tuesday, June 6th - Celebrate Family Diversity
Bring in a picture of your family to share with class.
Wednesday, June 7th - I am Unique Craft
Students create an I am Unique Craft
Thursday, June 8th -Pride Week Display
Students create a paper rainbow with the student handprints.
Friday, June 9th - Pride Week School Picture
Children will be making a Rainbow Ribbon Display for the front of the school
Yellow: Grade 1
Green: Grade 2
Blue: Grade 3
Purple: Grade 4
Attention 2023 - 2024 Kindergarten Families
Please complete this survey to help us identify if we can offer both half-day and full day Kindergarten opportunities to families. We are collecting contact information so that we can contact families if we have questions.
**Please note: Half-day programming is not offered for French Immersion programming. If you would like your child in French Immersion programming, please only select the French Immersion programming option in this survey.
Please complete the survey before Monday, June 5th.
One of our school priorities is outdoor learning. We are starting to enhance the gardens at the front of the school, grow vegetables and we planted raspberry bushes, strawberries and blueberry bushes on Friday.
Our next goal is to plant some apple trees on the south side of our school.
Next year, we are looking for grants to purchase a large greenhouse that will allow students to take part in a longer growing season.
Be sure to watch social media for the Chicken Coop postings.
Cold Treat Days
Two more cold treat days have been added for June. Cold treat days are a kickstart to our playground fundraising.
Thank you for all of your support.
Watch for the purple hot dog order form coming home this week.
We will be having a family carnival on June 15th from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. We have lots of free, family fun planned.
Ms. Thomson updates Counselor Corner with Mental Health support and community events. Check this area out weekly for new partnerships and supports.
DRAGON FOOD MENU
Hello Dragon Families!
Welcome to June! There is no better way to kick off our last month of school then with a short week. 😉
Here is a look at what's being served…
Tuesday: Milk, Mini Muffins, Watermelon
Thursday: Yogurt Drink, Rice Cake, Cheese String
*items can change depending on availability
Coming up: Our Grade 4 Leadership kiddos have been working hard all year collecting bottles from the school. With the money we have decided to have another school-wide Pizza Party!! I am in the planning stages so if you have a little one who could use a substitution, please let me know. You can reach me at:
Some substitutions we can make are: Alfredo instead of Tomato sauce, No cheese, No sauce, Gluten Free crust.
Upcoming Events and Days
June 5 - PD Day
June 13 - Grade 4's visit Four Winds
June 14 - Grade 4 Track and Field
June 15 - Grade 2's to Prairie Gardens
June 15 - 2023 - 2024 Kindergarten Families to tour the school
June 15 - Family Carnival - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
June 16 - Grade 1's to Fort Edmonton
June 20 - School Wide Pizza Party
June 21 - National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 28 - Book Award Presentations
June 29 - Last day of school
School Volunteer Opportunities
Dragon Snacks Volunteer
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It was exciting to see new families online for the School Council meeting on Thursday! Our next meeting is on June 8th at 6:00 pm. We will have a hybrid meeting allowing families to join in-person or online.
Free babysitting is available for these meetings.
The School Council meeting is approximately one hour, and participants are welcome to leave or stay for the Parent Fundraising Meeting that occurs right after the School Council meeting.
Monday through Friday on School Days
8:00 am - 3:45 pm
Please leave a message if your call is not answered and we will call you back as soon as we can.
(780) 939 -3445