Firewood & More for Parent Committee

Hello! Our elected parent committee is working hard to arrange programs and fundraisers for this school year. Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help with different things. Two items to note:

1. There will be a firewood fundraiser, likely near the end of Oct. If you will need wood or hear of others, spread the word and plan to purchase from PCS 🙂 More details to follow.

2. Volunteers are still needed for the milk program to run this year.

Happy weekend!

PC AGM minutes pdf form

Resending the minutes as copy & paste and attached in pdf format as the previous attachment could not be opened on cell phones. The year end summary report is attached below in pdf format as well. Hopefully this works better for everyone.

Peace Christian School Parent Committee


September 16, 2020

Parents present: Dori Shankel, Becca Widdicombe, Alastair Atherton, Melissa McAfee and Stacy Siller


Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes of June 25, 2019 Exec meeting

Reports: 1) Secretary – update on current school year

· 20/21 enrollment: 77 students, 48 families

· Staffing updates

o Stephanie King, grades 3/4

o Leslie Fowler, receptionist (Monday to Friday 8am-noon)

o Kristin Atherton, principal (half time)

· School just finished a successful 2019/20 Financial Audit

2) President

· Review of Constitution/mission statement – Accepted

· Parent Committee mission statement:

¨ Facilitate unity between students/staff/parents/school board

¨ Enhance the school program and facility

¨ Provide support to teachers

¨ Promote positive community awareness of PCS

3) Treasurer

· 19/20 Year End Report & June 30, 2020 Finance Reports Approved (summary report included after Minutes)

· Government grant application submitted (used for yearbooks)

o Sept – amount announced & Oct/Nov – receive funds

· Teacher Wish List – 19/20 whiteboards may be purchased 20/21

New Business/Discussion:

1. VOTED – Exec positions for 2020-21 exec:

a. President: Becca Widdicombe

b. Vice President: Melissa McAfee

c. Treasurer: Stacy Siller

d. Secretary/Teacher Representative: Alastair Atherton

e. Hot lunch Coordinator: (still needed)

f. Milk Coordinator: Janet Wark

g. Fundscrip Coordinator: Lianna Hunter

2. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Hot Lunch and Milk Programs

a. In order to run these programs this year we are in URGENT need of more volunteers.

b. 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 Mrs. Siller at the school (250-788-2044).

c. Hot lunch volunteers: (Wednesday)

i. 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. 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.

ii. ASSISTANTS (5 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 5-6 week rotation.

d. Milk Program volunteers: (Tuesday/Thursday) (2-3 more needed):

i. 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. The Coordinator for this program will do the schedule and the ordering. Typically, volunteers have been responsible for 1-2 weeks at a time a few times a year.

e. Thank you for considering whether you can be a part of these fundraising programs.

3. Discussion: PC plans for school year

Up Coming Events:

1. POW: Oct 2

2. Ghost Grunt: Oct 4

3. Thanksgiving Holiday: Monday Oct12

4. Picture Day: Oct 27 (retakes Nov 20)

Closing comments and prayer

Next meeting: TBA

Certified to be a true and correct copy of the Minutes of the Peace Christian School Parent Committee meeting held on

September 16, 2020

_____________________________________ _______________________________________

Stacy Siller, Secretary Dori Shankel, President

AGM Minutes Sep16 2020.pdf


Dates to Remember

Hello Parents,

We’re getting into the groove of school and hopefully your family is as well! Here are a few variations coming up. We hope to see you at one (or more!) of our events.

Mon Sep 28 – No SD59 Busses. Our shuttle bus between the high school and PCS will run at the regular time: drop off is from 8:10 – 8:20 am and pickup is at 2:50 pm.
Fri Oct 2 – POW at 7 pm. We are excited to be having worship as school families again. Please join us next Friday. Hand sanitizing and physical distancing measures will be in place.

Sun Oct 4 – Ghost Mtn Grunt is happening again! Come out for a 2 km or 10 km walk/run. Registration starts at 10 am at the Baldy parking lot. Race starts at 11 am. Great prizes to be earned! Our Active Living 12 class has been working hard to organize and make this a great event!

Daily Health Check

Hello Parents,

The attached document is an updated daily health check. Please keep your child home if they have:

– Fever

– Chills

– Cough

– Shortness of breath

– Loss of sense of smell or taste

– Diarrhea

– Nausea & vomiting

The attached document also outlines when your child can return to school if they have had one of these symptoms.

If your child has other symptoms not on this list, depending on the symptom and severity, they may attend school. If there is moderate to high risk their symptoms will spread to others in the class, we will ask you to come pick them up.

This is a confusing time to know how to best keep safe and be reasonable at the same time. Thank you for doing your best to follow these guidelines and for helping keep us all safe.

Mrs. Atherton


Bussing update

Hello Parents,

After school today we received notice that Standard Bus has room for all of our usual students. I know this will come as a relief to several of you (and maybe more!). We are thankful to be able to use their service. Unfortunately, it does come at a cost to you. For those of you who spoke with Mrs. Siller and asked to sign up for bussing, she will be sending out invoices so we can pass the funds on to School District 59.

A few items to note:
We still need to confirm availability for those only wanting to use the SD59 busses for an in-town transfer route and other unique situations. We will attempt to do this soon and contact you individually.
– Bus drivers will be handing out a registration form to all students. Please return this to them as soon as possible.
– Masks: our requirement is for Grade 5 and higher to wear a mask on the shuttle bus. Standard Bus requirements may be different than our shuttle bus for the middle school ages. Please ask the driver to confirm if desired.
– Please review the letter from SD59 regarding bussing for other details.

Thank you for your patience as we work through all the challenges that Covid has made us face. We appreciate the positive attitudes we have seen!

Kristin Atherton

Parent Committee AGM Reminder

Hi Families!!

Announcing the PCS Parent Committee AGM – Wednesday, Sep 16, 2020 @ 6:30PM at the school

The Parent Committee will be presenting the 2019/20 Year End Summary Report as well as nominating an executive committee for this school year. We’d love to see you there!

Bus Transportation

Hello Parents,

It was so good to see our student’s faces in school today. We learned and started to get used to the new procedures to stay safe at school.

Updates/info on bus transportation:
School District 59 Busses: Please read the attached letter for information on what the expectations on their busses will be.
PCS Shuttle Bus (from CSS to PCS & back): Expectations are similar to SD 59 busses. Seats have been assigned by family. We will arrange seats by learning cohort (group) if needed. Students in Gr 5 and older need to wear a mask when on the bus. Entry and exit will be orderly. No eating or drinking on the bus.

We hope to hear confirmation of seat availability by tomorrow and will let you know as soon as we can.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we work through the new details this year.


Kristin Atherton

SD59 Bus Transportation COVID-19-Letter-Sept2020.pdf