"We're in the Spirit" Christmas Concert (December 8)

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Please join us as we celebrate the festive season with our Pre-K to Grade 5 concert, "We're in the Spirit." This event will provide our Arcola community with an opportunity to join together, once again, in celebrating the holiday season.

There will be two performances on December 8th:

  • Afternoon 1:30 p.m. performance (doors open at 1:00 p.m.)
  • Evening 6:30 p.m. performance (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Families are strongly encouraged to choose one performance to attend (afternoon or evening), and we hope that students will perform at both.

Please note: our gymnasium can only hold a specific number of people due to fire regulations. If we are at capacity during the evening show we will unfortunately have to turn people away.

A few things to note:

  • Please do not park in the staff parking lot
  • Please drop your child off at his/her classroom before entering the gym
  • Please remain in the gym until all performances are complete
  • After the performances, families will need to pick up their children from their classrooms

 

We are looking forward to showcasing our many talented students! See you there.

In the spirit of giving, if you are able, please bring to the concert a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.

Welcome to Arcola!

Welcome to Arcola Community School

You can find registration forms here. You can also find forms that your child's teacher sends home at this link.

New to our school? You can identify which Regina Public School is closest to your home at this one easy link or at the RBE Our Schools tab.

Parents can also access information about their child's education and attendance using the Parent PortalTo obtain an access ID and Password for Parent Portal, you will need to come into the school to pick up the sheets in person.

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Holiday Happenings

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Our ALC has planned several fun "Spirit Week" events in December!

  • Monday, December 12: Festive sweater & clothing day
  • Tuesday, December 13: Candy cane day (wear red and white)
  • Wednesday, December 14: Sparkle day
  • Thursday, December 15: Pajama day Laughing
  • Friday, December 16: Snow flake day (wear blue and white)

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Other holiday happenings....

Lunchroom Update

Please note that our lunchrooms no longer have microwaves. If your child is staying for lunch, please send food that does not require re-heating. A thermos is a great way to keep food warm!

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Literacy and Oral Language Development

Literacy development begins at birth. It is supported by the stories, conversations, and experiences children have with their families through talking, singing, playing, reading and writing together.

Families, here are two brochures that give some suggestions about ways to support these important elements for young children. We are all teachers!

Supporting Children's Literacy Development - exploring literacy foundations

 

Talk Counts - supporting oral language

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Chocolate Milk Sales

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The Arcola Leadership Committee is now selling white and chocolate milk!

Milk will be sold for $1.00 each.

Milk cards can also be purchased for $10.00 or $20.00. Click here to log in to purchase milk cards online! Milk cards will be kept at the school.

Deliveries will be every Thursday. Thank you for your understanding if we run out of milk before our delivery day. Thank you for supporting the ALC!

Regina Public Library: Reading Buddies

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For grades 1-3 at the Regina Public Library.

Share the joy of reading! This reading program matches children with ‘big buddies,’ high school student volunteers who will share their love of reading with fun picture books and literacy games. Library staff are on hand to offer support, expertise and supervision. Buddies will meet once a week for 8 weeks and children should attend all sessions. Parents and caregivers are welcome to enjoy a good book on their own while they wait, but must stay in the library during the program. 

This takes place at the following libraries: Central Children's, Prince of Wales, Sherwood Village and Sunrise

 

Contact Sarah Bonish at (306) 777-6001 for information and to sign up!

You can also register online HERE!

 

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Changes to Hot Lunch Program and Noon Hour

Welcome back to another year at Arcola Community School!

There are a number of changes occurring at Arcola Community School for our lunch hour. As we have been charging money and selling food as a part of our HOT LUNCH program, the Regina Qu'Appelle Health District has identified that we must make an application for New Premises (Restaurant).

This application may take some time, and until we know that we meet the expected guidelines and standards, our HOT LUNCH PROGRAM WILL NOT BE OPERATING  at Arcola School. In addition, if the program does get approval, fees will go up to make sure that we have covered the costs of the food. We will continue to complete our application and determine menus and costs so that, if the application is approved, we will be able to continue with our HOT LUNCH program on a cost recovery basis.

Over the noon hour, we will also be making some changes to the lunch period. Students will be assigned to their homeroom if they are bussed or if parents identify that they will be staying for lunch. Indoor lunch will be 30 minutes - from 11:45am to 12:15pm. At 12:15pm, all students will go outside for recess for the second half hour. It is important that children bring lunches that may be eaten within the half hour period. Families are encouraged to send any meals that need to be heated in thermoses as lunchrooms do not have microwaves and students only have 30 minutes to eat their lunches.

Thank-you for your patience and assistance!

Informational Posters

Please see the attachments below for information about new Regina Public School initiatives.

Universal Lunchroom Program-Information for Families

Background Information

On December 14, 2015, the Regina Public Schools Board of Trustees approved a plan for universal lunchroom supervision.

[From 2008 to present], anecdotally schools have reported a substantial increased workload associated with organizing and maintaining the free lunch hour supervision program. Additionally, schools have reported an increase of pressure on school staffs. Finally, the associated costs with funding a free universal elementary lunch hour supervision program have increased.

(Review of Universal Lunchroom Supervision Program and Implementation Plan for the 2016-17 School Year, December 2015)

Implementation Plan

  1. Parents of all Grades 1 to 8 students staying at noon who do not qualify for transportation by the division will be required to pay a registration fee at the beginning of the school year.
  2. Parents of Grades 1 to 8 students whose child will stay at noon must complete a lunchroom registration form for each child who will be using the lunchroom services of the school.
  3. Parents will identify the following:
    1. Transported or qualify for transportation by the school division (bus/cab), or
    2. Not transported by the school division, full-time usage of lunchroom, or
    3. Not transported by the school division, part-time usage of lunchroom.
  4. Full-time is defined as 51% or more usage; part-time is defined as 50% or less usage.
  5. In the event that a student is not transported or does not qualify for transportation by the school division, the fee rate will be as follows:
    1. Full-time - $100 per year per child
    2. Part-time - $50 per year per child
  6. Students registered at a Regina Public school after January 31st, will pay the pro-rated rate of $50/$25 per child for that school year.
  7. Fees will be paid one time through the school office. A receipt of payment of noon-hour supervision fees will be provided to parents. Parents will be encouraged to pay in full at the beginning of the school year. To support families who may have financial need, there is the option of splitting the payments, half in September and half in February.
  8. If a family moves from one Regina Public school to another, the fee is transferable but is non-refundable.
  9. Where there is financial need, families may contact their school principal.
  10. The maximum paid by one family to supervise all of their children will be $200.  This applies to both full-time and part-time usage, as well as registrations after Jan. 31st.
  11. For further information, please contact your school principal.

 

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