Welcome Back Letter – Important information

PCS Important Information – September 8, 2017

Dear PCS Families,

Welcome to another school year, the first week is done and the school is full of 117 smiling faces (might be because it is picture day!? 😉

We would like to communicate a few items of interest to you before the year gets away on us. Keeping up with information, new and ongoing, is always a challenge, so feel free to call the school if you have questions.

Introduction to PCS Staff:

Kindergarten/Grade 1: Mrs. Linda Berezowski (Elementary VP); Mrs. Melissa Nichols (Educational Assistant)

Grade 2/3: Mrs. Meghann Diminyatz (Secondary Art)

Grade 4/5: Mrs. Heidi McKibbin (Miss Mallard and Mr. McKibbin were married over the summer); Mrs. Penny Walker (Educational Assistant)

Grade 6/7 Homeroom teacher: Mr. Roland Scalliet (Home Ec, French, Math, Socials, Health&Career)

Grade 8: Homeroom teacher: Mrs. Corie Penner (English, Foods, Secondary VP)

Grade 9: Homeroom teacher: Mr. Patirck McKibbin (Health, Math, IT, Science)

Grade 10: Homeroom teacher: Mr. Devon McAfee (Math, PE, Mechanics, VP)

Grade 11/12: Homeroom teacher: Mr. Alastair Atherton (Socials, Drama, Career Ed, Law, IT Admin)

Jr/Sr Teacher: Mr. Joseph Arnesto (Biology, Science, Physics, Math)

Secondary Educational Assistant/Speech Assistant: Mrs. Lianna Hunter

Principal: Mr. Darren Shankel

Office Admin/Finance: Mrs. Stacy Siller

Secretary: Mrs. Laura-Lea Price

Chaplain: Pastor Donovan Diminyatz (“Pastor D”)

* We are pleased to welcome Pastor D to the school family as a full-time Chaplain. Pastor Erroll and Mrs. Kirsten Palipane have moved to Terrace to continue ministering there.

Music: Mrs. Cathy Astleford is volunteering her time to help with music programs at the school. She also teaches music lessons privately, so if you are interested in individual music lessons for yourself or your child, we would be happy to pass on her contact information.

Parent Committee AGM – Wednesday, September 20 @ 6:30. All parents welcome. We are looking to fill the position of Treasurer.

PCS T-shirts/Hoodies – You will have until September 25 to order/pay for school attire (T-shirts/Hoodies). Mrs. Price has the order forms at the front desk. Those who have placed orders, please send your cash/cheque in by the deadline. Cheques should be written to “PCS Parent Committee”.

Ghost Grunt – Sunday, September 17 Race start: 10AM Cost: $15/racer Registration: 9AM

NOTE: Family Discount of $10 if participating with 2 or more children, 8 years old or younger, (babies in backpacks – no charge).

Mark your Calendar – Back by popular demand – Family Fun Fair October 1 – This will be a school family event you won’t want to miss. Grades will host food and game booths. This is a great time to get to know your child’s classmates and other school families. More information will come home in the next couple weeks.

EMAIL Communication – if you did not also receive this letter in your personal email inbox, please sign up to receive school and parent committee emails on the website (Parents – Notes Home – Sign up your email – Follow). If you need help with signing up to receive the emails please contact the school. Notes home also appear on the website under “Parents” and “Notes Home”. We are making an effort this year to cut down on paper, therefore you will find that our website is continually being updated with current information. Also on the website, are FaceBook, Instagram, and Twitter media feeds that you can view without having personal accounts.

PCS/Parent Committee