Students say thank you to parents during PRSD's week-long "Parents Matter Appreciation Week"

Students say thank you to parents during PRSD's week-long "Parents Matter Appreciation Week"

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November 18, 2019 - Thousands of students in Peace River School Division (PRSD) are celebrating their parents and guardians next week during PRSD’s Parents Matter Appreciation Week. The special week unique to PRSD allows students and staff to thank and highlight parents and guardians for the vital part they play in student learning, success and well-being.

“It’s incredible to see the excitement as thousands of students express appreciation for their parents and guardians during this high-spirited and significant week of recognition,” says Board Chair Darren Kuester. “Our latest government survey results show that PRSD continues to exceed provincial averages in the area of parental involvement and this is a fantastic opportunity to thank them for all they do.” 

Pancake breakfasts, video messages, bring your parents to school for a day, family fun nights, sports games, musical performances and various treats and crafts created for parents and guardians are a few ways students are showing their appreciation to their parents.

“PRSD thanks students and staff for their time, enthusiasm and creativity in planning Parents Matter events,” says Board Chair Darren Kuester. “A special thank you goes to parents and guardians for their important role in educational success. We hope that you enjoy this week dedicated to you.”

Parents Matter Appreciation Week was created in 2012 because of the overwhelming response of students during PRSD’s online engagement initiative that asked: “How can parents be involved in student success?”  Hundreds of students responded with messages of appreciation for the ways their parents and guardians support and provide for them. 

In addition, every PRSD student will be given class time to reflect and write messages of appreciation on specially created “Parents Matter” cards to give to their parents and guardians.


View the listing of Parents Matter Week in PRSD schools below and watch for photos of school events on PRSD’s facebook page and Instagram.  Links to PRSD’s social media sites can be found on the PRSD website at


Bear Canyon Colony School

Nov 22: 1:00  pm Bear Canyon Colony School will be hosting an afternoon tea and an open house.


Dixonville School

Nov.28: 5-7 pm Parents will be treated to chilli dinner in the school gym prepared and served by students and staff.


EE Oliver Elementary School

Nov 27: EE Oliver will be hosting a pancake breakfast.

Nov 29: Student Council will be hosting an evening dodgeball competition, students vs parents.


Fairview & Area Learning Store

Nov.27: Noon-The school will be hosting a Parents Matter luncheon for parents/guardians, students and staff.


Fariview Jr/Sr High School

Fairview Jr/Sr High School will keep the tradition of students creating a video of why their parents matter, this year the students will be both starring in and creating the video.  The video will be played during parent-teacher interviews during the week.


Grimshaw Public School

Grimshaw Public School students will be busy throughout the week with various activities including, quotes for why our parents matter, #hashtag campaign, math games during parent-teacher interviews and making cards for our parents/guardian.


Hines Creek Composite

Nov 26: Parents will be treated to hot chocolate and donuts at the drop off loop.

Nov 29: Family dinner and dance. 


Lloyd Garrison School

Nov 26 & 27: Student-led conference and book fair which includes Tim Horton’s coffee and treats from 4-7 pm.

Nov 28: “Pasta with the Parents” lunch will be provided by the LGS and served by the students.


Manning Elementary School

Nov 27: Chillin’ with parents! Chili and bun for parents and children.

Nov 29: Parents are invited to come and read with their children during the monthly reading assembly.


Nampa Public School

Coffee and muffins served from 8 am-9 am.


Paul Rowe Jr/Sr High School

Chili and buns during parent/teacher interviews, which will also be an open house night which takes place from 4-7 pm.


Peace River Outreach

Nov 13: The school will be hosting a hot lunch for Parents Matter Week.


Peace River High School

Peace River High School’s Visual Communications class is putting together a video to present and share that week with parents.


Red Earth Creek School

Nov 28: Pancake breakfast.


Springfield Elementary School

Nov 26th: Timbits and coffee provided to parents

Nov 29th:  Dress like your parent day!


TA Norris Middle School

Nov 28: TA will be hosting "Student for a Day."


Worsley Central School

Nov 28:  “Bring your parents to school day”, Student Council will be hosting a lunch for parents, along with showcasing a video that was made for the parents.