It’s Summer!

Hello Families,

What a great start to summer! We had a fabulous last week or so celebrating our students and having fun together. We enjoyed seeing the accomplishments and uniqueness of each student at preschool awards, Gr 12 graduation and our awards ceremony. We also enjoyed seeing leadership and teamwork skills show up through sports, rock house building, games, and the pool. Thank you to all who joined us for the fun! Please see our social media accounts for some pictures.

Staff Changes

We are sadly saying goodbye to several staff members this year, most who are moving closer to family/friends. We will miss the contributions of Mr. & Mrs. McAfee, Pastor & Mrs. D, Mr. Scalliet, Mrs. King and Mrs. Landon. A big thank you to each of them for all they have done for our school over the years.

Thankfully, we are excited to say hello to new faces who will be joining our team. As mentioned previously, Miss Jones will be teaching Gr 5/6 homeroom, as well as French and some Art classes. She is multi-talented and we are looking forward to having her strengths come to our teaching staff.

Pastor Neil and Marlene Peralta are moving to Chetwynd in August. We are happy to have his experience with youth and talent with music joining our school as chaplain, as well as fill the Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor role.

We also have two more teachers, Mrs. Balane and Miss Villegas who are working through the paperwork process to join our team. They bring expertise in Science, Math, and PE, and we are looking forward to getting to know them better.

Letter from the Minister

Minister Jennifer Whiteside would like to thank everyone in the education system for their extraordinary efforts and accomplishments during the 2021/22 school year. Please see the Minister’s thank you letter to students, parents and caregivers.

Mental Health Resource
It can be hard for adults to know what to say or do to ease a child’s worries, especially during times of change and uncertainty. As the most important big people in their world, parents and caregivers can help children feel safer and soften the sharp edges of whatever is making their worries grow.

To help support learning across environments, EASE K–7 lessons have been adapted for use by parents and caregivers to help children manage worries and everyday anxiety at home.

See You in September

We are looking forward to seeing all our students (and a few new ones!) in September. Orientation is Thursday, Sept 1 with the first day of regular classes on Tuesday, Sept 6. Most other key dates can be found on our calendar.

Wishing you all the best for summer break 🙂
Mrs. Atherton

This Week

Hello Families,
Due to bus and weather constraints, our plans for this week are somewhat changed. On Monday and Tuesday, regular bus transportation will be provided by Standard Bus. Here is our revised activities plan:

Monday

– Events at school: yearbook signing, games by the SA, team activities and time by the creek (or potential hike up the hill for older students). Fruit and dessert will be provided by our parent committee but please bring/send a lunch and appropriate footwear/clothing for the various activities.

Tuesday (unchanged)

– Morning – Class activities
– 12:30 pm – Awards (elementary, then high school)
Wednesday
– Meet at the rec centre at 8:30 am for activities including photo booth, table or field games, playground (indoor & outdoor) and splash park, followed by swimming. Report cards will be handed out. Pickup at the rec centre at noon.
Please message us (or your teacher) if you have any questions.
Enjoy some sun today 🙂
Mrs. Atherton

Library Books

Hello Parents;

We are currently missing some Public Library books and would appreciate if you could

check with your student/s to see if the books are at your home. If we do not locate them we will have to pay for them. The list is below, thank you for your time.

Leslie Fowler

Tales from a not-so-happily ever after

Big Nate: Hug it out

United States: the culture

Spacesuits

Weird but true! Canada : 300 outrageous facts about the True North

Pikmi to be your Valentine!

Truth or lie: sharks!

Eleanor & Park!

Planting stories : the life of librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré

Curious George and the ice cream surprise

First big book of the ocean

I am number four

Thanks for looking!

Bus Changes

Hello Families,
A quick note to let you know that Standard Bus will be transporting our students to/from school tomorrow and likely next week. We may also need to make some adjustments to our lake day plans. We will let you know more details as soon as possible.
Mrs. Atherton

Moberly Lake Day

As many of you know, Monday June 27 is our day at the lake. The PCS Parent Committee are providing snacks and deserts on that day. Students still need to have a sack lunch on that day, but PAC will be providing fruit, chips and deserts to students who attend.

We are looking for some parent volunteers to provide deserts on the 27th. If you are able please contact Melissa McAfee.

Thanks in advance,

PCS Parent Committie

MOVE out those BOTTLES month!! Update

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..

Thanks to your efforts and a generous donation we are pleased to announce that we have surpassed our goal of $500 raised in the “MOVE out those BOTTLES” bottle drive.

Thanks to Mrs. Landon for updating the thermometer! And again thank you for your contributions to PCS!

Last Few Weeks

Hello Families,

Three and a half weeks of school remaining! Wow, it has flown by! We are happily planning the last few events of the year to be in-person and open to all. A few items to note are:

Fri June 10 – No school (Non-instructional Day)

Thu June 9 & 16 at 3-3:45 pm – Free yoga class – High school students and all parents are invited to join staff for two free introductory yoga classes by Kathy Swanson. Please wear comfortable clothes (and bring a yoga mat if you own one).

Fri June 17 – WAC Bennett Dam field trip

Fri June 24 – Gr 12 Graduation

Tue Jun 28 – Awards Day – All parents and/or family members are invited. We are planning for our elementary program to start at 12:30 with our high school program to follow.

We wish everyone an enjoyable weekend!

MOVE out those BOTTLES UPDATE

As many of you know May was “MOVE out those BOTTLES month!!”

To date we have raised just a little over $210!! A huge thank you to all who have been out collecting up to this point.

Even though May is over, we are still accepting donations from collected bottles, o continue to round up your recyclables that will fetch a dollar, and round up your extended family and neighbour’s recyclables (with their permission of course) …. and take those BOTTLES down to the Bottle Depot for a refund. Then, (please), bring that refund out to the school. ☺ 

Thanks to Mrs. Landon for updating the thermometer! The “pop can” thermometer is just outside of Mrs. B’s door, so we can watch our progress to meet our goal! When you bring in your receipts from the bottle depot, please give them to Mrs. Landon or Mrs. Siller. 

Winners will be announced soon, and don’s forget that the top COLLECTOR will win a prize!  

Happy Bottle Collecting 

Lost & Found & New Teacher

Hello Families,
With the warm weather we went through our Lost and Found bin. Attached are pictures of items not yet claimed by students. Please let us know if you recognize anything.
We would also like to extend our warm welcome to Candice Jones who will be joining our teaching staff next school year. She is passionate about young people, the outdoors, and the arts and we are looking forward to having her expertise at our school. She came for a visit this last weekend to learn a bit more about our school and community. Miss Jones will be teaching our Gr 5/6 homeroom, as well as our French classes and Visual Arts. We are grateful for all the time and passion Mr. Scalliet has dedicated to our students and will miss him as he moves to another school. We wish him all the best in his next steps!
Enjoy the lovely weather this week!
Mrs. Atherton