Mark your calendars: Firewood Fundraiser

Firewood Fundraiser has been set for October 15.

To place orders call the school at 250-788-2044.

Wood is cut to 16inches and is split and delivered in 2 cord dump truck loads. (Not stacked). Cost per dump truck load is $400.

We would like to sell 20-24 cords.

Detailed information about this fundraiser will follow.

Thank you!

Update on Fun Fair

Update on Oct 1st Fun Fair (3-6PM):

Look for a note coming home soon (or a “verbal note” from your older grade student) from their classroom providing the item that your child has been asked to bring to the Fun Fair for their food or game booth. As well, they will be assigned a certain time in which they are scheduled to help at one of their booths.

Reminder: Tickets will be sold at the door for $0.25 a ticket.

The classroom game and food booths will be raising money for the “GYM FLOOR FUND”.

There will also be a table of donated craft items/gifts that will be sold to help raise money for the gym floor. As a special outreach project 50% of the proceeds from the craft sales will go to purchase “Education Kits” for children in Cambodia through ADRA (Adventist Disaster Relief Agency). **If you have homemade craft items you would like to donate for this event, please drop off at the school anytime from now until the Fun Fair.

Thank you for your support!

Events and Important Dates

Friday, Sept 22 – P.O.W. (Point of Worship) – 7PM @ PCS Chapel

· Music by the Junior Band

· Music by the Staff Band

· Readers Theatre – Drama class

· Worship Thought – Mr. McAfee

· Everyone is welcome

Sunday, Oct. 1 – Family Fun Fair – Watch for more information from our Parent Committee and check out the school web site.

Monday, Oct. 9 -Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

Thursday, Oct. 19 – 22 Flag Football Tournament in Kelowna. More information to follow.

Friday, Oct. 20 – NID ( No School)

Special Interest Clubs – The teachers at PCS have created some special interest clubs outside of school time:

· Runners’ Club Monday @ 2:45 – 3:30 (Meet at the school) Gr. 5-12

· Art Club Tuesday @ 2:45 to 3:30 (Mrs. D’s classroom) Gr. K-7

· Bike Club Wednesday @ 6PM – (Meet at Mr. McAfee’s House) Gr. 7-12

· Bible Club Tuesday @ 3PM – Library (Mr. Scalliet) Gr. 8-12 Watch for start date.

· Bible Club Wednesday @2:45 to 3:30 (Mr. Scalliet’s classroom) Gr. 4-7 Watch for start date.

Notes Home /Emails – We are working on making communication easier for our families so please go to the school website and sign up for our e-mails. The steps are as follows (Parents – Notes Home – Sign up your e-mail – Follow). If you need help in signing up please contact the school. Please check the website frequently for Upcoming Events and Notes Home. The calendar is a great place to see the overview of activities for the month.


Families: Help needed for Hot Lunch Program and Milk Program

In order to run the hot lunch and milk programs this year we are in urgent need of more volunteers.

Basic descriptions of the volunteer jobs are provided below. If you did not sign up to be a helper on registration day, and you feel this is something you could help with, please call and give your name to Mrs. Price at the school (250-788-2044) BY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.

Hot lunch Volunteers: (Wednesday)

A) COORDINATORS (4 more needed): Are responsible for a set meal. Bulletin board in kitchen will have the number count for your meal to aid you in buying the groceries needed at Super Valu. You are also responsible for sending a text reminder to your assistants and dessert makers on your hot lunch day. You are also asked to ensure that the kitchen is clean and all hot lunch materials put away. Typically, you would be on a 6-week rotation.

b) ASSISTANTS (8-10 more needed): Are responsible to assist the Coordinator for that meal. Be at the school by 8:30 on the day that you are assigned. Help clean up after the meals have been served. Ideally, you would be on a 4-5 week rotation.

Milk Program Volunteers: (Tuesday/Thursday) (4-6 more needed):

The milk program runs Tuesday/Thursday. The volunteer would need to pick up the pre-ordered milk from A&W Tuesday morning – and deliver to school. The milk is then labeled with the child’s name and put into baskets for each classroom on Tuesday and Thursday morning. Janet Wark is the Coordinator for this program and will be doing the schedule and the ordering. Typically, volunteers have been responsible for 1-2 weeks at a time a few times a year.

Thank you for considering whether you can be a part of these fundraising programs. Last year the hot lunch program raised over $6,000 and the milk program $1,000.


Dori Shankel

Parent Committee President

Ghost Mountain Grunt/POW

MEMO – September 15, 2017

This Sunday, Sept 17 – Ghost Mountain Grunt

– Race Day Registration 9AM at 46 Ave (across the street from The Lion Inn & Suites)
– Race Start 10AM (racers ride a bus to pullout on top of Moberly hill for race start)
– Two options; 5KM or 18KM – Mountain Trail Walk/Run
– Cost $15/racer
– Family Discount of $10 if participating with 2 or more children, 8 years old or younger (babies in backpacks – no charge)

One Time Fee for All Races
* Previous school years, PCS students have had the option at the beginning of the school year to pay a one-time fee for all race events. However, this school year that option will not be available until May or June. At that time, the Ghost Mountain Grunt fee can be applied towards the one-time payment. If you have any questions in regards to this, please call Mrs. Price at the school.

Friday, September 22 – POW (Point of Worship) 7PM at PCS Chapel
* For those of you who are wondering what POW is, it is a family get-together/worship program for all ages that will include upbeat singing accompanied by a live band. The main program will vary from time to time but it will include mimes, skits, drama and/or children’s stories/talks, etc. We welcome everyone to join us.

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

Events & Reminders

Tuesday, June 27 @ 12:30 – Awards Day. Families’ welcome.

Wednesday, June 28 – Sports Day. Everyone welcome. Bbq provided. Please send water bottle and sunscreen.

Thursday, June 29 – Last Day of school. Noon dismissal. No busses in the afternoon. Students will need to be picked up at PCS.

Lost and Found is very full. Please check for your children’s items. If you are missing a fidget spinner or jewelry please ask Mrs. Price at the front desk.

Thursday, August 31 – Registration Day – To confirm times please check the school website @

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017- First full day of school.

Have a wonderful summer.