Happy Friday! Report cards are on their way home today. Please sign the outside of the brown envelope and return the envelope for us to use next term. Thank you!
School pictures ordered with the initial group ordering went home with students yesterday. Order sheets from retake day also went home. We highly recommend ordering these pictures online. Because the order was a little delayed in getting to us, the group order deadline (to save shipping costs) will be this Sunday, Dec 5 (not Nov 29 as in the info). These pictures will hopefully be here before our Christmas break on the 17th. You are also welcome to order anytime and have pictures shipped to your home.
We have so many beautiful students and it’s been fun to see all their pictures!
Hello, our shuttle bus will be running this morning (as the route is almost all highway) and school will be open today, for those able to come. We hope to see you for great learning and hot lunch 🙂
We have a few new things added to the next couple of weeks and an addition to Christmas break. Please see them below. Our grads will also be doing a couple of activities for our students so info will be going home soon for those as well.
Fri Dec 3 – Team Colour Day: Friday will be team spirit day and so students are asked to wear their team colour this Friday. Team colours are black, red, green or blue and your child should know which is their team colour.
Now until Christmas vacation – Food Collection for Christmas Hampers: We encourage families that are able to send dry or canned food items to school to support the food hampers that will be given out this holiday season. Our house teams will be competing for team points for the largest pile of goods contributed.
Tues Jan 4 – Non-Instructional Day: Our teachers will be participating in a workshop and professional development activities as part of Ministry of Education guidelines.
And as usual, you can find our calendar on our website for any reminders: Calendar | Peace Christian School. Happy holidays!
A few reminders as we enter this last stretch until Christmas break.
Tomorrow & Thursday (Nov 17 & 18): School is dismissed early at 1:30. Our shuttle bus will still run, arriving in town about 1:50 and students can transfer to SD59 busses as needed. Also, Gr 11/12 semester mid-term report cards are going home.
Thurs Nov 18: PAC Meeting at 6:30 pm via zoom. All parents are welcome.
Nov 26: End of Term 1. Report cards will be going home on Friday, Dec 3.
Dec 17: Noon dismissal for Christmas break.
More about Christmas: We will be having a Christmas presentation and are watching the guidelines closely to make final plans. Our current plan is to once again have an online presentation. We hope this is a way we can show some of the work your children have been doing and enable you to join in celebrating their achievements.
The opening of the U.S./Canada border and the upcoming Christmas break may have families considering international travel. Families should be aware of the federal travel guidance around COVID-19, especially the restriction in attending school for unvaccinated students for 14 days following the international travel, including travel to the U.S. We ask you keep these guidelines in mind when planning your vacations. We do our best to support students at home during quarantines, but some material is limited. Please let us know if you have plans that will require your children to not be at school for an extended period of time.
Enjoy the sunshine out there!
The Class of 2022 is selling Purdys Chocolates as a Graduation fundraiser. You can check out the catalogue and order at the link below:
Orders need to be in by November 20th
Hello again parents,
We have spread out our lost & found for students to look through and these are the items still unclaimed. There is also still a tent from our campout on the school grounds. If you see something that belongs to your family, please let us know and we will do our best to help it come back home. Items not claimed by early next week will be donated to the thrift store.
Tomorrow afternoon, our Gr 6-12 students will be participating in a survey about their faith, values, school life, and mental health. Part of our parent organization, the NAD Department of Education is conducting the project. All responses are completely anonymous; no risks or discomfort are expected and all information students give will be strictly confidential. The benefits of this research include: (a) understanding the students’ perspectives on faith, school, and personal life and (b) enhancing our student services and improving our education. Parents have the right to exempt their students from the survey without any harm or disadvantages to the students.
A letter from the organizers is attached. If you have any concerns regarding the survey, please call the school.
Have a great weekend!
Thank you for your wonderful participation in parent teacher conferences. We feel better able to help our students achieve their best.
Here are a few reminders for the beginning of November:
Tomorrow (Tues Nov 3) – Picture orders are due
Wed Nov 4 – First hot lunch day
Mon Nov 8 – Picture Retakes (9 am)
Thurs & Fri Nov 11 & 12 – No school
Mon Nov 15 – Mom’s Pantry orders due
Wed & Thu Nov 17 & 18 – Early dismissal (one hr early)
We are enjoying the sunshine and dry ground out there. Let’s make the most of it!
Just a reminder that tomorrow (Wed) and Thursday we have parent teacher conferences scheduled. Appointments will be by zoom, unless otherwise arranged. If you have not received your time(s) and zoom link(s) by email, please let us know as soon as possible. You can email our office or call the school to verify the time, or make other arrangements.
We recognize your time is important and appreciate you making these appointments a priority. For everyone’s benefit, we will do our best to keep on schedule. There is a small amount of time allowed for technology difficulties but please do your best to be on time and we ask for your patience if you are in the zoom ‘waiting room’ for 5-10 minutes.
We are looking forward to collaborating with you!