PACeS is going to Kraay Family Farms

The Parent Committee for Activities invites you to join them at Kraay Family Farm  October 4, 2019 @ 10am.  Cost is to be covered by parents @ $13 per person on arrival with the farm (let them know you are with PACeS to receive group pricing). Ages 2 and under are free.  If the kids want to do TOKEN activities, these will be an extra cost.

To receive $13 per person pricing we need to have a group of 20 people or more.  Please RSVP to( and let us know if you can attend.

There will be a tent with tables available for lunch, from 12-1pm for those that choose to bring a sack lunch. There is a “canteen” available for those who would like to purchase food.

Wear your PACeS T-Shirt! (If you don’t have one yet we can give you one when you arrive!)


Google Map Link here

Take Exit 422B on QE2 – 4.8km (3miles) west of Lacombe. Go 1.6km (1 mile) west of the Hwy 2 overpass on Hwy 12, then 0.8km (1/2 mile) south on Range Road 27-3. Watch for the signs!

Planning for 2019-2020

Have you Started to think about your Home Education Program Plan for 2019-2020?

Here is a link to our sample plan and the Program Plan guide.  Soon you will find in your mailbox your child’s Program Plan Editable Document which will look like this.  Please, as you receive the document and think about what your plans are for your child’s learning this year remember that we are always here to help, contact our office for any questions you may have.

Other resources you may find helpful:

Home Education Regulations

Home Education Handbook

Funding Claims

As a home educator you have available funding for each student enrolled in the home education program. 

There are two ways to claim funding. (Please fill out one from per child)


  1. Download and fill out the Funding Claim Form (editable spreadsheet). 
  2. Scan the receipts ( here are some phone apps you can use to scan .pdf files: Adobe for apple and android,  Scannable for apple only, CamScanner for both apple and android)
  3. Email the receipts and the Funding Claim From to:


  1. Print and fill out the Funding Claims From (printable.pdf)
  2. Attach receipts and mail to:


c/o Mina Desjardins

5816 Highway 2A

Lacombe, AB T4L 2G5

Funding claims for the 2019-2020 school year will be excepted no later than June 4, 2020.

Funding claims will be approved according to the Home Education Reimbursement Standards.  

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions concerning funding claims at

Having difficulty downloading or printing the document?

Downloading the editable spreadsheet:

Go to File >>> download >>> Microsoft Excel 

Downloading the printable.pdf:

Click on the printer icon to the right of the screen (example circled in the photo below) >>> Print

Spoken Word Poems

This year in Mrs. MacDonald’s English classes (gr.9, 10, 11) students created spoken word poems. Many great poems were created; here are a few for you to reflect on.

I Am Letting Go by Madison


L-O-V-E by Danaë


Reality by Sarah


Stress by Matt


WIN by Kyle


Our very own Principal Heidi Morehouse along with Education Superintendent Ronda Ziakris recently completed their Masters of Education in Administration and Leadership through La Sierra University. We’re very thankful for the guidance and leadership they already provide and are inspired by their commitment to education.

Here’s a photo of Heidi and Ronda from the Alberta Conference facebook page.
Click to see the photo on facebook.

Picnic Potluck at Alberta Campmeeting

We are looking forward to seeing you at campmeeting for our annual Potluck Supper.


Monday, July 15 at 5:30 pm

Alberta Campmeeting – Foothills Camp

·        In the field by the horse barn

·        Bring your lawn chairs and food to share

·        Plates and cutlery will be provided


If you are planning to drop off your books at campmeeting, please be sure the sure to label the box you will be returning them in. You can drop them off at the EduBarn, Camp Office or bring them to the picnic.