PC Activities

Grade Wide Coffee Mornings

Throughout the year, Parents’ Council will be hosting grade wide coffee mornings. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the parents in your class, learn about the new and exciting initiatives this year, sign up for volunteer opportunities and ask any questions you may have about the coming year.

DATE GRADE TIME LOCATION
Monday, January 28, 2019

Grades JK-3 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Wentworth FSC

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Grades 4-7 8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Wentworth FSC

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Grades 8-12

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Morven Library Classroom

PC: Parent Information Evenings

Wednesday, September 26th, 6-7pm in the FSC at Wentworth Campus

If you work in the day and cannot make your Class or Grade Wide Coffee morning, this is for you!

New this year, and by request of many parents, we will be hosting an Evening PC Information Night on Wednesday, September 26th from 6-7pm. All parents are invited to this event, but it is designed in particular to reach those parents working in the day who cannot make the Coffee Mornings. In addition to sharing information about our PC Team and events, there will be time for parents to ask questions and share ideas. We hope this evening time will help working parents to connect, feel informed, and give input for the year ahead. We will be happy to add subsequent evening dates (ie, winter, spring) if there is continued interest.

Parent Ambassador Training

If you are particularly proud of our school and want to share your experiences with prospective families, please consider attending this short training course to become a Parent Ambassador. Parent Ambassadors will assist with greeting and answering questions for prospective families at Open Houses. Parent Ambassadors will support one (or more) of our three Fall Open House events and may also attend Reception(s) for Parents of our NEW Students (in Sept 2019) and possibly other Admission events as required (such as Grade 3 Pizza Lunch; Morven Dinner & Show; JK or K Orientation, etc.).
You can choose to be part of the Wentworth Team or the Morven Team, or if you are especially keen, you can train to do both!

Wentworth Parent Ambassador Training: Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Wentworth Campus (FSC), 10:00am-11:15am

*Please be available to volunteer for at least one of the days/times for the Wentworth Campus as seen below

Morven Parent Ambassador Training: Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Morven Campus, 8:45am-10:00am

*Please be available to volunteer for at least one of the times for the Morven Campus as seen below

To register for a Parent Ambassador training session, please email Sylvia Tam, newfamilycoord@mycw.org.

Friday

September 21, 2018

Parent Ambassador Training: WW

WW FSC

10:00am-11:15am

Friday

October 5, 2018

Parent Ambassador Training: Morven

Morven - in room A262, the seminar room.

8:45am-10:00am

Wednesday

October 10, 2018

Open House JK & K

WW Campus

9:00am-10:00am

10:30am-11:30am

4:00pm-5:00pm

Wednesday

October 24, 2018

Open House: Grades 8-12

Morven

9:00am-12:00pm

4:00pm-6:00pm

Monday

October 29, 2018

Grades 1-7 Training
*This session has been added as the first session focused on JK/K

WW

10:15am-11:15am

Monday

November 5, 2018

Open House: Grades 1-7

WW

9:00am-12:00pm

4:00pm-6:00pm

Hot Lunch

PC Lunch Program Volunteer Coordinator helps to organize the many wonderful volunteers who deliver lunches for students in Kindergarten to Grade 7. These volunteers support Deanne Arnott who is the Lunch Program Coordinator for Wentworth. Volunteers deliver lunches 4 days per week, so please consider signing up for a day - your children will be thrilled to see you bringing lunches to their classrooms!

To volunteer, parents can hit the volunteer tab after ordering lunches online for their child, or email Jo-Anne Storey directly at lunchvolunteers@mycw.org

*For any nutritional questions about the food that is served, please contact Deanne Arnott at Collingwoodhotlunch@gmail.com

For more information, visit here.

English Corner

If you would like to improve your English, or help others improve their English, please join us for the English Corner.

These weekly meetings are a wonderful way to meet new friends, to practice your English (at any level) and to help others to improve their English and learn about Canadian Culture.

These fun meetings are hosted by parents in their homes or can take place in a variety of settings such as at a restaurant or on a hiking trail. New participants are always welcome!

Contact Sylvia Tam at newfamilycoord@mycw.org for more information

Wentworth Family Fun Night: Bingo

Come join us for a fun, family-focused event of Bingo on Thursday, October 25th.

Doors will open at 5:30pm. Bingo starts at 6:15pm sharp and will end at 8pm

Please note: a Parent or Guardian must be present - we hope the whole family will come!
No Fee!

Drinks, snacks and prizes for Bingo winners!

Grade 8/9 Movie Night

We are excited to offer our first ever in-house Movie Night for all grade 8 & 9 students!

Showing: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Morven Commons)
Thursday, November 15
Doors Open at 6pm with Trivia at 6:15pm
Movie: 6:30pm - 830pm
Tickets: $5 (includes a drink, popcorn and candy).
Pizza will available for $2/slice
Students are welcome to bring a comfy pillow, camp chair or yoga mat!
Register Here: Grade 8/9 Movie Night

Tickets will also be sold over lunch on November 5, 6, 13 and14th (Mon/Tues)

If you register online, please have your child pay for their ticket during the above dates.

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."...so don't forget to get your movie tickets, and come, enjoy a fun night with friends!

Workout in the Woods

A new PC initiative this year…. a chance to connect with others, get outdoors, and get fit!

We have changed this group's name, by popular demand of our parents...

Come and join our Workout in the Woods, to enjoy some fresh air in our wonderful west coast surroundings and great company!

All Fitness levels and all Collingwood parents welcomed!
This class is led by a trained (and awesome! :) instructor.

We are "Colling-you-to-the-woods!"

Meet at the trailhead below the Morven campus on Glenmore Dr. Come prepared with appropriate footwear and a water bottle. Classes will run rain or shine!

Next session begins on November 21 for 8 weeks with a break from December 19- January 9.
Session dates will be: Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5, 12, Jan. 16, 23, 30 and Feb. 6.

Cost is $130 for 8 sessions.

Sign up here & pay online.

Contact Nicole McLeod at cwconnection@mycw.org if you have any questions.


Here's what some of our parents (moms and dads!) have had to say about this new club:


"I was hesitant at first thinking it wouldn’t be “enough” of a workout for me but was pleasantly surprised by the individualized challenge"

"It forced me outside of my comfort zone which is being outside in the rain." (only sometimes! :)
"I love meeting other parents, being outdoors and the fact that I can be part of this group even if I am power walking instead of running."

"I noticed some people had injuries and some were at different levels. Karl (the instructor) easily modified their workouts. For example, some could not do the push-ups on the picnic bench so he had them do lunges instead. Some could sprint hills while others hiked flat trails." So great that everyone can join regardless of fitness level or injury!

"I really enjoy connecting with the parents and getting to know more about my children’s peer groups."

"It’s so much easier for me to hear news by word of mouth than read all the emails from Collingwood."

"More closer to nature, more fresh air to breath, and more persistent of me. Let's go!"

"At first I thought the price was too much, knowing I could not make every Wednesday. Now that I’ve tried it and love it so much that I try to schedule my appointments around Wednesday mornings so I don’t miss out on one!"

"It’s a nice way to see our gorgeous area."

Book Clubs

This is another new PC initiative this year, as we work to find new ways for parents to connect! Rich and interesting conversation can spring from books on a wide range of topics, and it is a wonderful way to learn about and get to know others!

Book clubs will run in the day or evening, and will generally be set up with parents in the same grade.

Please fill out the form below and include your child(ren)’s grade(s) and whether you would be interested in a daytime or evening club (or either). Parents will then be connected, with the suggestions to run meetings once per month, rotating the hosting house between members. Book suggestions and templates for organizing a book club will be provided. Groups will be limited to approximately 12 people unless otherwise requested.

Contact Nicole McLeod at cwconnection@mycw.org with any questions.

Unishop

The Unishop gives Collingwood families the opportunity to donate gently worn uniforms that their child/children have outgrown and to purchase those extra pieces you know your child/children might lose or misplace during the school year.

Our team of dedicated volunteers and “personal shoppers” is knowledgeable and will be on hand to help you find the right item and size for your child.

At the Unishop, we pride ourselves in selling high quality garments at a fair price that is often a fraction of the cost of new uniforms. In cases where donated items are not in a condition to be resold or are no longer part of the uniform policy, they will be donated to appropriate charitable organizations.

For more information please contact Rachel Doe, unishop@mycw.org


Unishop Collection Dates 2018

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Drop-off during school hours.

Collection boxes at both campuses.


Please note, in addition to school uniforms, we will also be collecting pieces for outdoor school and the Explore Program:
  • gently used (clean) hiking shoes
  • waterproof pants and jackets for outdoor school or simply for outside time for the younger grades
  • -12 rated adult sized sleeping bags
  • adult sized thermarests
  • 60L multi-day packs

Unishop Sale Dates 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am
Foundation Student Centre (FSC), Wentworth Campus
(Wentworth & Morven sizes)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
8:45am - 10:15am
Foundation Student Centre (FSC), Wentworth Campus
(Wentworth & Morven sizes)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
8:45am - 10:15am
Foundation Student Centre (FSC), Wentworth Campus
(Wentworth & Morven sizes)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:45am - 10:15am
Foundation Student Centre (FSC), Wentworth Campus
(Wentworth & Morven sizes)

Unishop Fast Facts

  • On average, items are sold at 75% off the retail price!
  • We have pieces from Junior Kindergarten all the way up to grade 12!
  • We have lots of grade 8 to 12 sizes so please come and see us!
  • UniShop takes ALL Collingwood logo'd and tartan pieces (whether it is wearable or not).
  • If items can't be resold we make sure they are donated overseas. The company that we use will take wearable pieces to Africa to those in need. If an item isn't wearable they recycle the fabric. So, if you have any old Collingwood logos kicking around or a sweater with a giant hole ... please bring it to the drop off! We will ensure that it is disposed of correctly. Some items may also be donated for the school play for costumes, as well as pieces to make the American Girl Doll outfits.
  • As an important part of Parents’ Council, the money that UniShop earns goes back to the school and helps make it possible for our kids to enjoy the amazing extras that make a Collingwood education so exceptional.

Teacher Appreciation Lunches

On behalf of all of the Parents, Parents’ Council organizes a festive lunch for both Wentworth Campus and Morven Campus to thank the teachers for all of their commitment and care of our children.

It is a much-loved tradition to bring home-baked goodies for a dessert buffet. Please contact Naz or Parishad at pchospitality@mycw.org if you would like to contribute home-baked goodies on either day for the Teachers’ favourite day of the year!

Wentworth Teacher Appreciation Lunch: Tuesday, February 12th.

Morven Teacher Appreciation Lunch: Wednesday, February 13th.

Annual Event Details

Welcome Back BBQ

Friday, September 7th, Klahanie Park, 5-7pm

All students and parents are invited to the Welcome Back BBQ on September 7th at Klahanie Park (1910 Glenaire Drive) from 5-7pm. Many of the faculty and staff will be there serving hotdogs and hamburgers. You can meet your PC Team at our PC Welcome Table, where you will find loads of information on all of our events and how to get involved! This is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and for our new families to meet other parents. Your children will be thrilled to introduce you to their newest friend from school, or watch the much anticipated entrance of the Graduating Class of 2019. This is a really fun evening, so be sure to mark your calendar!

Parent Conference

Friday, October 12, 2018

Mark your calendar for this fabulous all day event at Morven. This day is offered free of charge to all parents from JK-12.

Organized by the school with support from Parents' Council, this event is packed with current information on a variety of topics for parenting all age groups, you will not want to miss this opportunity. The day begins with a Keynote Speaker, then continues with a variety of small sessions so you can choose those which are most relevant to your family.

Watch for further information on how to register as this special event books up fast!!

Festive Craft Day

November 23, 2018

Festive Craft Day allows students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 the opportunity to make a special craft to take home and present to their parents, family or someone special in their life. For further information please email festiveday@mycw.org.


Scholastic Book Fair

Our Annual Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Wentworth Library:

Monday, December 10th to Thursday, December 13th!

This year's theme is the "Enchanted Forest" and everyone is invited to let their imagination grow!

Our yearly Book Fair coincides with our School's Holiday Concerts, making it easy for parents to shop, for their youngsters, for friends, or for our school's classrooms! This event serves as a great opportunity to connect with other parents and children.

Please consider volunteering to help! We need parent volunteers to staff this event.
Please sign up here.

Sale Hours:
Monday (Dec 10): 12:30 pm- 3:00 pm; 4:15 pm-7:30 pm

Tuesday to Thursday (Dec 11-13): 8:00am - 3:00 pm; 4:15 pm-7:30 pm

*Please note, with intention we have closed the Book Fair from 3:00 - 4:15 pm each day as this is a slow time for sales and a busy time for parents with pickups & drop-offs.

Spring Fair

SAVE THE DATE - SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Campus

The Collingwood Spring Fair is Parents’ Council's biggest community and fund raising event of the school year.

Gala

….coming Fall 2019