Welcome Back BBQ & Open House

Our Open House is on Thursday, September 29. We are very excited to open our doors and welcome you all into our great learning spaces! Join us for a classroom presentation from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. The BBQ will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Pre-orders have finished. However, limited tickets will also be available at the BBQ for $3.00 each.

Volunteers are welcome and appreciated! Please e-mail us if you are interested in volunteering

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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 many lunchrooms will not have microwaves and students only have 30 minutes to eat their lunches.

Thank-you for your patience and assistance!

 

Welcome to Arcola!

Welcome to Arcola Community SchoolOur newest monthly Newsletter may be found here.

We are accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 school year now.

Current registration forms may be found here.

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.

K-2 Family Literacy Day

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Dear Parents/Guardians of all students in Kindergarten, Grade One and Grade Two,

We would like to invite you to our Family Day to kick off at-home reading. At this Family Day we will meet in the Gym with all of the Kindergarten to Grade 2’s and create book boxes! The teachers have collected the boxes for you and we are asking you to bring a few fun supplies such as stickers, sequins, and feathers, etc. At the Family Day you will be given time with your child to create a treasure reading book box that will be the beginning of our at home reading. Within the box to start will be ABC flashcards, popcorn words, 2 Halloween books, and an at-home reading duo-tang. Throughout the year we will send home more fun literacy tools and books.

Where: Arcola School Gym

When: Thursday October 6th

What Time: 1:00 pm-3:00pm

Why: To kick off our at-home reading

Who: Parents/Guardians and students

Every family that attends receives a free book to add to your home library!

We hope to see everyone at the Family Day!!!

Picture Day is coming!

School pictures are coming! Lifetouch will be here for class and individual photos.

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Picture Day will be on Wednesday, October 5.

Retake Day is on Friday, November 4.

 

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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