Petite Riviere Elementary School is the Recipient of National Recycling Prize

Hello Petite Riviere Elementary,

 Thank you for participating in the 2017 Plastic Bag Grab challenge. This year, 541 school from across Canada collected 2,339,717 plastic bags for recycling, and engaged their communities on the importance of the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, recycle.  

 By collecting 2096 bags, Petite Riviere Elementary diverted 16.8  kilograms of plastic from landfills and waterways. The plastic bags will be recycled domestically into new products, such as plastic lumber and outdoor furniture through TREX.  As part of the challenge we also asked schools to creatively show off their efforts through photos and videos on social media.

Congratulations are in order! Petite Riviere Elementary is a Community Engagement/Social Media prize winner in Nova Scotia for the 2017 Plastic Bag Grab challenge! Your school will be awarded  $1,000  that can be used toward an environmental project or initiative. Prizes will be distributed in early September and we look forward to hearing how your school will apply the winnings!  

 We truly appreciate your participation and dedication to the environment. Have a great summer vacation, and we hope Petite Riviere Elementary will participate again in 2018!  

 Plastic Bag Grab challenge Team
Recycling Council of Ontario

Spring Fair 2017

Thank you one and all for coming to PRES's Spring Fair last Saturday. It's always a joy to see the community come together for fun, food and fundraising.
We would like our donors/supporters to know their contributions are very much appreciated. Thank you for your generous support of our small, community school. 
P.S. A bright blue windbreaker was lost during the fair.  If you accidentally picked it up, please call the school at 688-3200. Thanks.

The Home and School Association (H&S)

The Home and School Association (H&S) is a volunteer organization that consists of both parents and school staff.  The first meeting is scheduled for October 15 at 2:15 p.m.  These meetings are open to all parents and/or guardians.  We encourage your participation and input. We talk about everything and anything that is important to the Petite Riviere Elementary School community. 


Meetings generally include updates from the members organizing current or upcoming events, a financial overview and discussions of plans for future activities.  Our goal is to use our funds to enhance student life at our school.  Our events may include our Christmas Theatre/Dinner, Nutrition Week and Spring Fair (held in May).  In recent years, the H&S was instrumental in providing extra funding for Art Workshops, Visiting Performance Artists as well as extra items such as musical instruments, sports jerseys, field trips and technology upgrades.  Meeting dates and time will be announced in the weekly newsletter and on the website.



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