This edition of our newsletter features stories that celebrate the people and schools of Pembina Hills Public Schools. Have a story to share or a typo to report? Email
Message from Superintendent David Garbutt
I am hopeful that all our students, staff and partners will find time for rejuvenation during the winter break. 
Given that the work of staff is both rewarding and challenging, it is important that you are able to spend quality time with those closest to you. I acknowledge and appreciate the ongoing work you undertake to improve student learning and I am convinced that your efforts will be reflected in your legacy.
Thank you and happy holidays!
BCHS students fill boxes for Operation Christmas Child
Caring and Sharing in our schools
Throughout the year, our schools have a tradition of giving to those in need. Read about the intiatives by students and staff at Barrhead Composite, Barrhead Elementary, Busby, R.F. Staples and Pembina North Community School. 
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NPCS Grade 2 students donate Bibles for Uganda
More stories of Caring and Sharing
The caring and sharing continues—read these stories from Neerlandia Public Christian School, Fort Assiniboine School, Westlock Elementary School, and Barrhead Elementary School.
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Ken Ebeling with Westlock Rotary Club hands out dictionaries to grade 3 WES students
Westlock Rotary Club donates dictionaries
Ken Ebeling and Don Scott from the Westlock Rotary Club have been busy this December delivering close to 170 dictionaries to Grade 3 students at Westlock area schools. Thank you for this wonderful intiative. 
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Man holding tablet with 2019 on it
2019-20 School Calendar Released
Check out next year's school calendar. Significant changes include the eliminiation of early dismissal days as well as days in lieu of parent-student-teacher interviews. 
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Eliise Jeffers presenting Bentley School's Stephen Lush with  Exemplary Community Partner award
Celebrating our people
This fall, we recognized four exemplary individuals with the PHPS recognition awards program—read about Community Partners Jon Kramer and Stephen Lush, Teacher Kyle Laughy and Parent Volunteer Jessica Stevens. Thank you for all you do for our schools and students.
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Snipping of PHPS annual education results report summary 2018
Find out how we did last year
Each year, the provincial government gives each school board a report card describing how it performed on 16 key measures. Read our two-page Annual Results Summary
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Student citizenship conversation with group of Swan Hills School students
What we heard: Student Citizenship

This fall the school board consulted with parents, school councils, students, principals, staff and community members on how to recognize student citizenship. See the results of the Thoughtexchange. 

Visit the results website →
Important dates for 2019
Christmas Break - Dec 24 - Jan 4
Students return to school - Jan 7
No school - Teachers' Convention - Feb 7 and 8
No school - Family Day - Feb 18
No school - PD Day - Mar 8
No school - In Lieu of P/T/S Interviews - Mar 15 
No school - Spring Break - Mar 25 to 29
Early Dismissal Days - Feb 27 and Mar 20
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Pembina Hills Public Schools
5310 - 49th Street Barrhead, Alberta T7N 1P3
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