Dear Parents, Guardians and members of the community, On behalf of the staff of Parkdale Elementary School, I would like to welcome you to our school.
At Parkdale, we are striving to offer our students a caring and nurturing environment that embraces the differences of our student population. Through various programs and activities tailored to the needs of our community, we help our students to take ownership of their learning and their behavior in order to be responsible for their school success.
In the end, it is our goal, with your support, to empower students to develop the tools necessary to become confident, motivated life-long learners and responsible citizens. As our school motto says, at Parkdale, we are Educating for the Future.
By working together with open communication between the parents, the school staff and the many other school stakeholders we can provide an environment that will better ensure success for the students entrusted to our care. I look forward to working with you all for the continued success of the students.
Ms. Marylène Perron
Principal, Parkdale School
Canada’s Outstanding Principals recognizes outstanding contributions of principals in publicly funded schools. It honours principals from every province and territory in Canada who demonstrate innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and who have done something truly remarkable in public education. This is what they had to say about our principal:
"Marylene believes that schools must maximize every student’s learning. She has instituted a Balanced Literacy approach with uninterrupted blocks for guided and shared practice and Parkdale Elementary School has seen literacy rates doubled. Grade 6 student success rates on the end of cycle assessments increased from 68% to 81%. Teaching and learning strategies at Parkdale Elementary School consistently employ evidence-based practices and Marylene has placed an emphasis on building, reinforcing, and monitoring collaborative relationships with staff, which has re-energized them. Under her leadership, there is more embedded technology, tutoring, and consultant support. A renewed transition to high school was developed to scaffold success and build confidence in Parkdale’s students. Marylene’s academic optimism towards her students has made lasting impacts on their future learning and success."