Shortly before the Pedal for Hope team’s main entourage arrives, typically students who are participating in the assembly are brought outside to cheer the team on as they pull up. At most schools, students and staff have taken the time to craft posters, banners – and even t-shirts! – to help celebrate the event. After arrival, students file into the gym, where the show starts.
The high-energy assembly with students brings home the message of cancer prevention and living healthy lifestyles through video presentations, head shaves, bike races, ice-cream eating contests and other fun activities.
Parkdale School, the school by the park, is located in northwest Belleville and serves approximately 350 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. The school is within walking distance for all of its students.
Our goal at Park Dale is to provide quality instruction for all students in a safe, caring, respectful and inclusive learning environment. We use a variety of resources to develop the literacy and numeracy skills of our students. We create a strong foundation of respect for ourselves and others and our school using our school wide respect agreements. We value our partnerships with parents and our community which contribute to our school being a great place to learn. We believe in the potential of our students to be successful learners and members of their school community.