My apologies – our WAC Bennett Dam field trip is scheduled for June 17. Still a Friday and parents are still welcome 🙂
Happy long weekend to all our families! Here are a few items to note:
Mon, May 23 – No School
Wed, May 25 – Last swimming day (a fun day!) for K-Gr 6
Thu, May 26 – Garbage pick-up day – We encourage all our students to participate and are looking for parent volunteers as well, particularly for K-2 & Gr 3-4. Service is an integral part of our educational program as we develop young people to be great community citizens.
This is an important day for us to give back to our community, making our environment healthier and prettier for us and for others. Our staff are thankful for this opportunity to serve alongside our students and have fun while doing it!
Fri, Jun 3 – Field trip to WAC Bennett Dam – This will be a school-wide field trip and parents are invited to participate.
Tue, Jun 28 – School Awards Day – Parents are invited to attend our awards ceremony. More information to come.
Full accreditation for six more years – In addition to our BC Ministry of Education evaluation completed this past fall, we recently completed our full school evaluation by the Seventh-day Adventist Education system, which has over 900 schools in North America. The accreditation team found we showed high quality student learning and demonstrated goals and plans for continuous school improvement. We are thankful to have received full accreditation for another six years and appreciate each staff member for a great job done! Thank you also to our parents and students who participated in the surveys and interviews for the accreditation team. They said our students represented the school well.
Plans for high school students – We are reviewing goals, classes and plans with our high school students for next year and future years. More details to come about an information session for Gr 6-8 parents and individual appointments for Gr 9-11 students.
We hope each family has an enjoyable long weekend and wishing our Grade 12’s well on their class trip!
Isn’t it great to see hints of green coming on our trees? Such a great part of spring!
A quick reminder that this coming Monday is the last day for the discount on the costs for next school year.
|Discounted if paid by May 16, 2022||$270||$315||$350|
We have a great group of Kindergarten students joining us and we are looking forward to having each one of our students remain as part of our school community.
Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend!
Monday is the start of our Week of Prayer and so we’ve chosen to make the day special with a free pizza day! Please send snacks and/or whatever else your child may want to eat along with the pizza (fruit, veggies, etc.).
Pizza is jointly sponsored by the Chetwynd Public Library (as a thank you for participating in their card project earlier this year) and our Student Association.
Have a great weekend!
Did you know this week is teacher appreciation week? We encourage you or your child(ren) to write a note of thanks to his/her/their teacher(s) for all the effort they put into our program. They are what make the program at PCS so special.
Did you know our senior football team achieved third place in the tournament? We are proud of them for working well together as a team and representing our school well in their attitudes and actions. A big thank you to our sponsors who made it happen: Mr. McAfee, Mrs. King and Pastor & Mrs. D.
Did you know we still have covid tests at school? If you need any, please let us know. As always, we encourage those who are not feeling well (from any kind of bug) to stay home until symptoms are better.
Did you know we are completing a full school evaluation? Some of our students participated in student interviews today. Thank you to those students and to all who filled out surveys prior to this week.
We are thankful for warmer temps today and for the Burman choir coming to present in our building this evening. We invite all who are able to come out and listen to their performance!
We currently have many of our older students on our senior flag football tournament in Aldergrove. So far their travels are going well so we’re praying for a safe and fun weekend for them. A few reminders of upcoming events:
Tomorrow (Fri) – No School
Tues May 3 at 7:00 – Burman University choir is visiting us and will be having a performance that is free for all to attend. A freewill offering will be taken. A great opportunity for good music and an uplifting experience.
Wed May 4 – First swimming day for K-Gr 6. Pickup will be at the pool at 2:35 for most students. Please let your homeroom teacher know if your child needs to be walked to the bus transfer stop to meet an older sibling or go home on a SD59 bus. Swimming will be every M/W/F with the last day on May 25.
Mon May 16 – Last day for registration discount for 2022/23
We also have several guests visiting the next few weeks:
– Members of our school evaluation team will be here next week
– ICBC, police, and fire will be presenting to our students on Thurs May 5
– Sven Tornlov, a guest speaker for our Week of Spiritual Emphasis will be here May 9-13
We are looking forward to the value and input that the guests will bring!
Here’s to warmer days showing in the weather forecast 🙂
Due to poor road conditions, all busses are cancelled today and we will not be having classes. If you have a ride for your children and need them to be at school today, please let your home room teacher know. The sun will shine again soon!–
Our evaluation team gave us feedback that there are not a large number of surveys submitted so we’re giving families one more week to complete them. We would love your input to help guide our program moving forward.
As mentioned before, the information collected from these surveys goes directly to our outside evaluation team. The feedback will help guide their recommendations. They may provide us with the results, after removing any information that would identify a particular student or family.
Please complete the appropriate survey by April 24.
Thank you for your time and effort to provide input!
Just a note that we will be doing CAT4 testing with our Gr 3-9 students this week. These are a set of standardized tests that show how each student is doing compared to Canadian student averages. Later this year a report of your student’s progress will be sent home and the school will use class wide data for planning purposes.
For your child(ren) to show their best work, we encourage you to ensure they get enough sleep, eat breakfast and get physical activity outside of school hours. Any students who are ill or miss testing for another reason will complete the tests next week.
Also, our student association is hosting a spirit week this week. Here is a reminder of the days:
Tuesday – Pajama day
Wednesday – Twin day
Thursday – Formal day
Friday – Wacky hair day
We encourage all to participate and have fun with us 🙂
Enjoy this brief period of whiteness again and look forward to warmer days later this week!
Hopefully the snow this morning didn’t convince you winter is back 🙂 We are well into April and there are a few key dates for you to be aware of. As always, feel free to check our calendar online for dates for the remainder of the year.
Mon Apr 11 – Registration documents for 2022/23 are going home
Fri Apr 15 – No School for Good Friday
Mon Apr 18 – No School for Easter Monday
Apr 19-28 – CAT4 Testing for Gr 3-9. This is a set of standardized tests that help show areas of strength and need for each individual student and classes as a whole.
Apr 27 – May 2 – Sr Football Tournament
Fri Apr 29 – No School (Professional Development Day)
Mon May 2 – Start of K-Gr 6 swimming lessons
If you have questions about any of these items, please let us know.
Happy week to you all!