Important Bus Notice & Events

Sunday, February 24 – 2019 Grad Fundraiser: All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast @ PCS from 10am to 1pm.

· Families (2 adults & 2 children) $20

· Adult $10

· Student $7

· Children under age 5 eat free

Important Bus Notice

Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26 – Temporary Bus Changes – Due to bus maintenance the school will be renting a bus to cover our shuttle bus routes (morning & afternoon).

· Bus will not be available for pickup until 8:15 due to the driver doing another route first.

· Please note that there is less seating capacity on this bus, so if possible please give your child a ride to and from school on the above date.

· We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank-you for your co-operation.

Friday, March 1 – POW @ 7:00pm (Point of Worship)

IMPORTANT – No Bus Transportation for Tomorrow’s Ski Day

Hello families,

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide bus transportation for students to the ski hill tomorrow. Please do your best to arrange transportation for your students. If you have no other options, please let the school know as soon as possible and we will do our best to assist you.

At this time, we have no plans to have a shuttle bus from the high school to PCS Friday morning.

We apologize for the short notice.

20 February, 2019 19:02

Important Bus Notice

Thursday, February 21 – Temporary Bus Changes – due to bus maintenance the school will be renting a bus to cover our shuttle bus routes (morning & possible afternoon):

· Bus will not be available for pickup until 8:15 due to the driver doing another route first

· Please note that there is less seating capacity on this bus, so if possible please give your child a ride to and from school on the above date.

Thank-you for your co-operation.

19 February, 2019 15:00

Important Bus Notice

Tuesday, February 20 – Temporary Bus Change – due to bus maintenance the school will be renting a bus to cover our shuttle bus route for the afternoon.

· Please note that there is less seating capacity on this bus, so if possible please give your child a ride to and from school on the above dates.

Thank-you for your co-operation.

February Reminders

Wednesday, February 13 & Thursday, February 14 – Early Dismissal @ 1:30 (buses will be running)

Thursday, February 14 – Ski payment due.

· You should have received an email from Tuio to pay online.

· If you didn’t please let the office know.

· Paying by cash and cheque is still a payment option.

· If your child didn’t ski the first trip they will need a permission form from the office.

· If you, as a parent, would like to participate please obtain a form from the office.

Monday, February 18 – Family Day – Stat – No School

Wednesday, February 20 & Thursday, February 21 – Student Led Interviews – Watch for your email with the appointment time.

Friday, February 22 – Ski Day @ Bear Mountain.

New Payment Options

Dear Parents,

Peace Christian School is delighted to announce that we are modernizing our billing and payments infrastructure by partnering up with TUIO, a leading online platform for childcare organizations.

Effective January 15, 2019 our invoices will be generated through TUIO, and parents will be able to access them on their dedicated online space at any time. It will also be possible to pay the invoices online via eCheck (electronic cheque, similar to preauthorized debit) or credit card. For the time being, we will also continue to accept cash and paper cheques.

PCS Parent Committee programs (hot lunch, milk, fundraisers) will not currently be participating in this program.

What is TUIO?

TUIO is a billing and payment app used by day care centers, preschools and schools all across Canada.

Using TUIO provides the following benefits to families:

· Electronic alternatives to cash & cheques (direct debit & credit cards)

· Access invoices and make payments any time

· Emailed invoice notifications

· Responsive and friendly support team

How will this work?

You will receive an activation email (one per family) from TUIO within 24h, which will contain instructions to set your account password. If you do not receive any email within that time frame, please send a note to support@tuiopay.com to ensure that they have the correct email address on file. Once your account is activated, you will be able to change the name and email address on the account if necessary. You will also be able to set up your payment instructions for your next upcoming invoice(s). For detailed instructions to activate and set up your account under 5 minutes, visit https://tuiopay.com/parent-support/.

Please note: there is a $0.35 + 3.5% service fee to pay by credit card. Paying through your bank account is free.

Who will be processing my payments?

When it comes to processing payments, TUIO has partnered with the industry top players, including Versapay (publicly traded Canadian corporation, processes over $1 billion annually), PsiGate (15 years of experience, a wholly owned subsidiary of Peoples Payment Solutions, part of Peoples Group, a group with $7 billion of assets under management), and TD Canada Trust. Due to their extensive presence in the payment processing industry, it is highly likely that you have already experienced with any or all of those providers, sometimes without knowing it.

Where will my data be stored?

For data storage, TUIO works with the industry leader AWS (Amazon Web Services), which is Amazon’s branch for server infrastructure. AWS is used by organizations such as Netflix, the CIA, and many Fortune 500 companies. As an additional benefit, all of TUIO’s data is stored in Canada.

We hope many of you will find this a helpful addition to our school administration. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Kristin Atherton, CAO

February Events & Important Dates

Friday, February 1 – Mission Trip Fundraiser – Taco’s in a bag – Please make sure your prepaid order is in by tomorrow. $5 a bag.

Friday, February 1 – POW @7PM – (Point of Worship)

Wednesday, February 13 & Thursday, February 14 – Early Dismissal @ 1:30 (buses will be running)

Thursday, February 14 – Mom’s Pantry fundraiser packages are coming home today. Orders due February 14.

Monday, February 18 – Family Day – Stat – No School

Wednesday, February 20 & Thursday, February 21 – Student Led Interviews – Watch for your appointment time.

Friday, February 22 – Ski Day @ Bear Mountain