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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.

October Events and Important Dates

Wednesday, Oct. 25Retake Picture Day

· This will take place first thing in the morning.

Wednesday, Oct. 25 – Thursday, Oct. 26 – Parent/teacher interviews

· Grades k – 5 by appointment

· Grades 6 – 9 drop in from 2:45 – 6:00

Friday, Oct. 27 – P.O.W. (Point of Worship) – 7:00 pm @ PCS Chapel

· Music by the Junior Band

· Drama presentation by the Drama Class

· Everyone is welcome

PCS Jr Flag Football Tournament – Kelowna Oct 19-22 (CASA – Canadian Adventist School Athletics)


Thurs, Oct 19

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm Teams start to arrive (Note: soup and buns supper provided from 6:00- 8:00 pm)

7:30 pm OCS (Okanagan Christian School) Student Association Welcome

8:00 pm Coaches and Officials Meeting (OCS Meeting Room)

11:00 pm Good Night All!!

Fri, Oct 20

7:00 am Breakfast (self-serve; please clean up after yourself)

8:00 am Depart for Rutland Sports Fields (see map for directions)

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Junior Tournament Starts

– note no noon hour break

– teams will be provided with a pizza lunch (3 slices per player)

– YMCA/YWCA near by for showering

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Supper at OCS

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Praise and Worship (Speaker – Pastor Abraham Samudio)

11:00 pm Night All!!

Sat, Oct 21

8:00 am – 9:30 am Breakfast (self-serve; please clean up after yourself)

10:30 am – 11:45 pm Worship Service (Speaker – Phil Hudema)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch at OCS

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Activities (hike, ice breaker activities, etc)

4:00 pm – 4:30 Song and Praise Service (Speaker – Pastor Abraham Samudio)

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Supper at OCS

6:15 pm – 11:00 pm Junior Tournament Resumes

(Mission Recreation Park – see map for directions)

11:30 pm Night All!

Sun, Oct 22

7:00 am Breakfast (self-serve; please clean up after yourself)

8:00 am Junior teams depart (sack lunches provided upon previous arrangement)

8:00 – 9:00 am Gym will need to be cleaned up (renters coming in at 9:30 am)

9:00 am – 11:00 am Junior Tournament Resumes (if required at OCS field)

**Please call PCS 250-788-2044 for more details on locations and game schedules, if needed.

Important Dates

Thursday, Oct. 19 – There will be no PCS shuttle bus in the morning or afternoon on Thursday next week. We apologize for any inconvenience. The public school buses will run as usual.

Friday, Oct. 20 – NID (No School)

Wednesday, Oct. 25Retake Picture Day

Firewood and Bottle Fundraisers

PCS Parent Committee Note – October 6, 2017

Dear PCS Families/Staff/Board,


1) FIREWOOD FUNDRAISER: 9:00AM Sunday, October 15. ***If you have a portable gas wood splitter please bring it with you. We need lots of volunteers at this fundraiser…bucking (chainsaws and their operators), splitting, loading. It is a busy but fun day for families to work together. Thank you for your help! Thank you to the Sawchuk family for their generous donation of the wood. See attached map with specific directions to the work site.

2) Keep collecting Canadian Tire money – can be turned in to the school any time.

New Information:

BOTTLE FUNDRAISER: Each family is asked between NOW and the end of April to bring in to the school the money from taking in bags of bottles to the recycling Depot. We are asking each student to donate the money from 2 large bags of bottles – up to a max of 4 bags per family. Last year we raised $1013.75. With 100% participation we could double that this year!! J

Thanks for your support!

Dori Shankel (PCS Parent Committee)


October Upcoming Events/ Important Dates

Wednesday, Oct. 4 Flag Football permission slip and fees are due.

Monday, Oct. 9Thanksgiving Holiday (No School)

Wednesday, Oct. 11Picture orders are due, please give to Mrs. Price or place your order online. Please note the deadline has been extended.

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

Sunday, Oct. 15 – Firewood Fundraiser – Save the date and watch for more information from Parent Committee.

Friday, Oct. 20 – NID (No School)

Friday, Oct 27 – POW (Point of Worship) Watch for more info.

Notes Home /Emails – We are working on making communication easier for our families so please visit the school website and sign up for our e-mails at 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.

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