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  • Transportation

    Transportation

    "FIND MY BUS" on SCHOOLZONE - if you are looking to see if your bus is late / on time and when it will arrive, the "Find your Bus" program is available on SCHOOLZONE. Go into the Student Profile, under Transportation to find the link. Call the school for more information if needed.

    EPSB YELLOW BUS INFORMATION click the link for information on passes, routes, safety, late bus and more...

    SHORT TERM OCCASIONAL RIDER SLIPS - The ability for families to access the “Occasional Rider Slip” to make short term changes for their child(ren) for emergent situations is also important to meet the emergency needs of families. This set of short term changes should only be used when critical events are occurring as the change does create issues for making this critical transportation system work.

    For this reason we ask that the “Occasional Rider Slip” only be used in emergency situations and where possible, with at least 24 hour notice to the office by phone and/or written note to the office staff or to the assistant principal.

    We ask that if children are going to another location for other, non-emergent reasons that they have transportation arranged after their arrival at their usual bus stop. This will allow the system for the yellow bus to work more effectively and efficiently here at the school.

    MAKING CHANGES TO BUS ROUTES - Yellow bus routes may require slight changes throughout the year for new or cancelled riders. A few days before the change takes effect, school staff will send home new schedules with the riders or notify parents via SchoolZone.

    REQUEST A YELLOW BUS ROUTE CHANGE - To request changes to a yellow bus route, contact your child’s school. Bus drivers are not authorized to take bus route change requests.

    REQUEST A ROUTE CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE CHILD CARE - Service request changes to accommodate a change in child care may be approved if:

    • the school has sufficient notice
    • the new location doesn’t change your child's eligibility.

    DEADLINES TO REQUEST A ROUTE CHANGE - 2017-18 Deadlines to Request a Special Education Needs Bus Route Change

    CHANGES IN EFFECT - Route changes must consider the impact on all riders and may take time to be considered or implemented. If a route change is approved, all riders must be notified before the change takes effect. You can help by submitting requests to your school as soon as possible.

    If a request is approved, it will take effect on the next change date. Parents can find bus rider information updates on SchoolZone the Saturday before the change takes effect.

    NOTIFYING THE BUS DRIVER IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK OR AWAY - If your child is sick for a short period of time contact the bus driver or bus company directly at First Student Bus Co. - 780-473-7670

    If your child will be away for an extended period of time (e.g illness, vacation) contact your child's school. The school will notify Student Transportation and the bus company. Depending on the length of your child's absence, the route may be adjusted to accommodate the change.

    For more information: http://www.epsb.ca/schools/gettoschool/

    Parking in the bus drop-off zone may result in a fine by Edmonton City Bylaw officers, and negatively affects our students’ ability to safely and quickly disembark.

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  • Other Programs

    Other Programs

    Fine Arts Programming – Guitar and Fiddle, Music, Art, Christmas Concert

    Physical Activity Programming – Daily Physical Activity, Daily Walk and Run Club, Sportball, Terry Fox Run, Alien Inline Skating, Ringette, Skiing (grade 5 and 6), Tennis, and Intramurals

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  • AWASIS Program

    AWASIS Program

    AWASIS Program - "Awasis" means child in the Cree Language. The Awasis Program is the Edmonton Public School Board elementary program which provides students with Cree Language instruction and cultural teachings and activities. 

    Cree Language and cultural activities include: Cree Language curriculum of study, daily Cree prayer, seasonal Feasts, Pipe Ceremonies, Smudge, Awasis Day celebration, music study which integrates song and drumming, Traditional and Pow Wow dance, Metis jigging at guitar and fiddle, field trips to cultural sites, and the annual Aboriginal History Quiz.

     

     

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  • Student Leadership

    Student Leadership

    Leader In Me – Student Lighthouse Team – School, Community and Global Initiatives

    Bus Monitors

    PALs - Playground Activity Leaders

    Snack/Lunch Leaders

    Each classroom has a leader-board where students apply for and hold positions of leadership within their grade.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities

    Cree Language and Culture, Seasonal Feasts, Pipe Ceremonies, Mini Round Dance, Pow wow Dancing and Awasis Day

    Literacy Supports – Reading Recovery, Leveled Literacy, Middle Years Literacy Intervention, Literacy Night, Web-based programs for students Reading A-Z, RAZ Kids, Fast ForWord

    Numeracy Supports – PC Math Lab, Math Games Night, Web-based supports – Mathletics, Sumdog

    Leader In Me – Student Lighthouse Team – School, Community and Global Initiatives, Bus Monitors, Playground Activity Leaders

    Apple Schools – focus on healthy eating and wellness

    Future Casting – U School for students in grade 6

    Fine Arts Programming - Guitar and Fiddle, Music, Drama (Spring Production), Christmas Concert, Spring Concert

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    Physical Activity Programming – Daily Physical Activity, Daily Walk and Run Club, Sportball, Terry Fox Run, Rocks and Rings curling, Skiing (grade 5 and 6), Tennis, Intramurals

    Coyote Pride Mentorship Program

    RAINBOWS - Peer Support Groups

    Field Trips – Telus World of Science (Alternate years sponsorship), School wide presentations from Authors,  Theatre, Bennett Centre Curriculum related – Science and Social Studies, Grade 6 Birch Bay Ranch Team Building

    Family Support Workers – Auntie Gwen and Kohkum Ruby provides support to students through RAINBOWS and to parents as needed. They also collect clothing and household items for school-wide giveaways and emergencies.

     

    School Elders - Gisele Wood is available Tuesdays and  Linda Letendre is available on Wednesdays.

    Success Coach - Jacky Lam is at school everyday

    School Therapist - Ryan Hoard is at PC on Fridays.  Please contact school administration or your child's teachers to access this support.

    Student Leadership - Snack Shack Team, Golden Feather MCs

    Leader In Me –  School, Community and Global Initiatives

    We also provide a wide variety of opportunities to encourage students to become involved in extracurricular activities.

    These include: APPLE School Daily Physical Activity, School-wide Walk/Run ClubChoir – Nikamosisak meaning ‘songbirds’ in Cree, Coyote PrideDrama Club, Guitar & Fiddle ProgramIntramural ProgramsTraditional DanceBus MonitorsPALs (Playground Activity Leaders), Snack/Lunch Leaders

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At Prince Charles School we believe that:

    • every child can learn and will be successfulall children learn at different rates and in different ways
    • learners are responsible for their own behavior and achievement
    • education is a shared responsibility involving the parent, the student, the school and community
    • school is a safe, positive and caring environment that maintains the dignity and self-worth of all

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Welcome

Welcome to Prince Charles School!

We look forward to building a warm, nurturing and respectful relationship between home and school. We invite you to be an active part of our school community.  It is only as a team working together that we can accomplish all that we dream for our children.

The Code of the Golden Feather is the foundation of our community.  We practice Respect, Humility, Honesty and Integrity each and every day in all that we say and do. We are also a Leader In Me School and support all of our students to be leaders.  Staff strive to support each child to find and develop his or her strengths to be positive change agents in their school, their family, and their community.

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Prince Charles School!  

Our theme for the 2017-2018 school year is:

“Grit + Perseverance = Life-Long Success" (Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind)

At the beginning of the year we always focus time in reviewing and setting routines and high expectations with our students and of course our parents.  Starting the year with open communication will get us off to a great start.  

Building positive partnerships between the school and our families directly impacts how successful our students will be – academically and socially.  We know that all children learn differently and that they bring many learning strengths to the classroom.  In developing your child’s bright future, PC staff will be striving to build on your child’s strengths while supporting them to stretch and develop new skills that will guide them in the 21st Century.  We cannot do this work on our own - our students continued success relies heavily on parents supporting their children, encouraging them to do daily home reading and talking to them about what they are learning!  (Habit 4 – Think Win-Win)

We will continue to follow the Code of the Golden Feather – treating others with Respect, acting with Integrity and Humility and being Honest. Our Positive Behavior Program is directly linked to the Code of the Golden Feather.  It provides the foundation for student behavior.  We strongly believe that all students are capable of following the Code of the Golden Feather and being role models to their peers! Please read the school handbook in your child’s student agenda.

We strongly encourage parents to connect with their child’s teacher and bus driver.  The strength of these relationships is what makes our school a great place to be!

It is critical that the office have up-to-date contact and emergency information.

Sincerely,

Judy Toews