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Online Grading Book

We have a new online grade book! As Engrade is no longer available, we are working on entering info into the MyEd system. Thank you for your patience with this. We will provide parent training sessions if needed. If you need more info, please see the parent email or contact a school staff member.

17 September, 2018 16:07

Temporary Bus Update – Until Further Notice – due to bus maintenance the school will be renting a bus to cover our shuttle bus routes (mornings & afternoons):

· Bus will not be available for pickup until 8:15 due to the driver doing another route first

· Please note that there is less seating capacity on this bus, so if possible please give your child a ride to and from school on the above dates.

Thank-you for your co-operation.

Sunday, September 17 – Ghost Mountain Grunt @ 9:00am Registration. The bus leaves @ 10:00. Meeting at the apartment parking lot across from The Red Lion Suites.

PCS Parent Committee Important Information – September 13, 2018

Parents & Staff: Welcome to another school year! Life is busy so we thank you for taking the time to read the letters that come home from the school and from the Parent Committee – we want you to know what is happening so you stay informed and can mark your calendars for events coming up.

Parent Committee AGM – Wednesday, September 19 @ 6:30. All parents welcome. We are looking to fill the position of Treasurer and Vice President.

PCS T-shirts/Hoodies – You will have until September 21 to order school attire (T-shirts/Hoodies). Mrs. Price has some order forms at the front desk if you need one. Cheques should be written to “PCS Parent Committee”. (Order forms are also available on the website under “Parents – Parent Committee – School Spirit”)

Ghost Grunt – Sunday, September 23 – Race start (bus leaves): 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).

Please Note – We will not be doing a firewood fundraiser this fall. We will tentatively plan for next fall.

PCS/Parent Committee

Important Bus Notice and Picture Day

Friday, September 14 & Monday, September 17 – Temporary Bus Changes – due to bus maintenance the school will be renting a bus to cover our shuttle bus routes (mornings & afternoons):

· Bus will not be available for pickup until 8:15 due to the driver doing another route first

· Please note that there is less seating capacity on this bus, so if possible please give your child a ride to and from school on the above dates.

Thank-you for your co-operation.

Friday, September 14 – Picture Day

Important Notices and Events

Parents please note:

The school has supervision from 8:40 until 2:40. If for some reason your child will need to be here longer please make prior arrangements.

Kindergarten to grade 5 is a peanut free zone.

Snow Day (PCS classes are cancelled whenever SD59 busses don’t run due to road conditions). Information will be posted on Facebook and the school website (peacechristianschool.ca). You can also sign up for SD59 emails for bus cancellation notices @ https://sd59.bc.ca. We will no longer be calling families on the morning of a snow day.

PCS sponsors Kalpana for an on going commitment of $39 per month. She lives in Dungarpur, India, with her parents and four siblings (2 brothers & 2 sisters). The funds support education, housing and food for Kalpana. Every Wednesday, we collect donations from PCS students & staff for Kalpana.

Thursday, September 13 – Temporary Bus Changes – due to bus maintenance the school will be renting a bus to cover our shuttle bus routes (mornings & afternoons):

· Bus will not be available for pickup until 8:15 due to the driver doing another route first

· Please note that there is less seating capacity on this bus, so if possible please give your child a ride to and from school on the above dates.

Thank-you for your co-operation.

Friday, Sept 28 – P.O.W. (Point of Worship) – 7PM @ PCS Chapel

POW is a mixture of music and performances by some of the PCS students & staff. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an evening of family bonding.

· Music by the Staff Band

· Drama class

· Worship Thought – Pastor D

Monday, Oct. 8Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

Board Chair Welcome

Dear Families,

The first week of school is under our belt! We start each year with excitement for the possibilities of each of your children and we are happy to be working with them. Our teachers have planned and prepared to provide great learning opportunities for your students and we look forward to seeing how they grow as we go through the year together.

A new school year often brings staffing changes and we’d like to update you on our new staff roles this year.

Kristin Atherton – Chief Administrative Officer

Mrs. Atherton is not new to our staff but is changing her role this school year. In prior years, she has worked with our finances and taught in our classrooms. Now she is taking on the new part-time role of CAO. This position is to assist with school administration, supplementing the role of Mr. Shankel as he dedicates time to our Haskap project. She reports to the school board and is in place to support our teachers and families. Mrs. Atherton is currently scheduled to work Mondays and Thursdays, as well as checking in with staff other mornings of the week. If you have questions or concerns not best addressed by your classroom teacher, feel free to contact her or another member of our administrative team.

Gilles Assigbe (“Mr. G”) – Homeroom Gr. 6/7

Mr. G comes to us from Dawson Creek, where he lives with his family and has taught for 13 years. He is originally from Togo, West Africa and his wife is from Indonesia. Together, they have a 7 year old son and 3 year old daughter and enjoy church, gardening, music, and eating tempeh. We are thankful to have Mr. G as part of our team this year.

Damien Hoffman – Athletics/Math

Mr. Hoffman is from Lacombe, AB, where his passion for teaching grew. He joins his mother in the profession and is primarily teaching math and physical education. Mr. Hoffman loves sports, particularly hockey and snowboarding, and is learning to play the guitar. He also enjoys working outdoors and has experience as an arborist.

We look forward to a good school year with you and your family. We are here to support you and your children in their learning, growth, and development. If there are ways we can better facilitate that, please let us know.

Regards,

Norm Bunker
Chair, PCS School Board

Registration Fee Amounts 2018/19

Welcome Back Families!

Just a little refresher of the 2018-19 fee amounts.

Registration Fees
K-5 $275, Grades 6-9 $320 & Grades 10-12 $350
Public Bus Fees – Increased
The annual bussing fees are $400 per student, $850 for a family of 3 or more.

We do recommend donations in addition to these amounts.

See you this Thursday, August 30 (10am-5pm).

Important Events & Notices

Hello Parents/Guardians,

We are looking forward to seeing each of you soon for the new school year.

Thursday, August 30th – Registration Day @ PCS – 10am – 5pm

Returning students please bring your care card. This will help update your files.

Tuesday, September 4 – First full day of school – 8:35 to 2:35

Bus Notice – No public school buses for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – September 4, 5 & 6.

Tuesday, September 4 – The PCS shuttle bus will start running for the school year.

Friday, September 7 – Public school buses will run as usual.