Parents Matter Appreciation Week - PRSD students express their appreciation to parents and guardians in week-long celebration

Parents Matter Appreciation Week - PRSD students express their appreciation to parents and guardians in week-long celebration



For immediate release
November 10, 2016
- Next week, Peace River School Division (PRSD) students are expressing their appreciation to their parents and guardians during PRSD’s Parents Matter Appreciation Week.

The special week unique to PRSD gives students and staff the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the important part parents and guardians play in student learning, success and well-being.

“Parents Matter is a very special and high spirited week in the division” says Board Chair Darren Kuester. “It’s awesome to see the excitement in the schools as thousands of students express their gratitude to their parents and guardians. Parents are a very important part of the education system and having a week to celebrate them is a way for all of us to say thank you for their involvement.”

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

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.

“Parents Matter Appreciation Week is a way for the students, and for the division to say thank you to our parents and guardians for their involvement in student learning and success” says Kuester. “Our latest government survey results show that PRSD exceeds provincial averages when it comes to parental involvement and we are grateful for their involvement. On behalf of the board of trustees and all staff, thank you to parents and guardians for your involvement and support. To our students, we wish you a wonderful week celebrating your parents and guardians.”