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Merry Christmas!

A few items of note:
1) Bottle drive is winding down… can take your bottles in to the depot and have the money put into the PCS account right there!! This may make it easier for you. We are still aiming for $1500. Every bottle refund counts!

2) Our recent Fundscrip order was $6170 which means a profit of $274.40 for the Expanding for Tomorrow project (Gym and new classrooms loan). Thank you so much for your support!! To all parent, and extended families of PCS students: Please consider purchasing gift cards regularly with individual orders (see PCS Website for instructions or call the school for info). Every card bought gives a certain percentage back to the school – groceries…hardware…fuel etc. can be bought using the gift cards. Participation in this program will really help in paying back our loan for the gym and classrooms that we are thoroughly enjoying.

3) Our last meeting minutes are posted as well as attached below. Please read them over. There are a few items that require some volunteer help. Mrs. Astleford needs some help in January with her sewing class – please let Mrs. Price know if you or anyone you know can help with this ASAP. Mrs. D needs something fixed in her classroom…again please let Mrs. Price know if you can help out.

Thank you for your awesome support!!

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Upcoming Events

Thank you for your participation in carolling at the lighting of the Christmas tree downtown. Mrs. A. and the choir students did a wonderful job in leading the singing.

Silent Auction

There will be a silent auction of beautiful wreaths the students have made. There will be bidding sheets and opportunity to bid until after the concert. The payment options are as follows:

· Cash/Cheque

· Master card/ Direct purchase through this link

Christmas Trees by donation

Please come & choose a fresh cut Christmas tree at the choir program. They were donated by the Widdicombes and may become your lovely tree by a finacial donation. Payment options the same as above.

Grads are offering Purdy’s Chocolates. Please bring cash.

Please note there is no bake sale this year, at the choir program.

Wednesday, Dec. 11– Hot Lunch Forms Due

Friday, Dec. 13 – Wear Mono Chrome Day

Friday, December 20 – Noon Dismissal – Christmas Break begins.

Monday, January 6– School back in session.

Friday, Feb. 14 – Ski Day at Bear Mountain – Parents are welcome to attend.

Giving Update


Together we raised $739.40 for the Uganda family and school project. Thank you to the K/Gr 1 class who gave out a challenge to exceed their donations. Most of the classes succeeded in meeting the challenge. A special thank you to a few key students and families who made our total this significant.

Merry Christmas!

Important Dates for November & December

Wednesday, November 27 – Scholastic book orders due

Friday, November 29 – No Public School Bus (Shuttle bus runs as usual)

Friday, November 29 – School Colors Day

Friday, November 29 – POW (Point of Worship)

· Please come enjoy a light supper @ 6:30pm

· POW starts at 7:00pm

· Come & support the PCS students in their drama presentation.

· Staff Band will be leading the praise time

· Media class PCS Highlights

Friday, December 6 @ 6pm – Carolling at the lighting of the Christmas tree downtown. Mrs. A would appreciate her choir students (K to grade7) to come and sing. All other grades are welcome to participate.

Thursday, Dec. 12 Christmas Concert @ 7pm

Friday, December 20 – Noon Dismissal – Christmas Break begins.

Looking Forward to January Events:

Monday, January 6 – School back in session.

Challenge from K/Gr 1

Hello Parents,

Our K/Gr 1 class raised over $40 for the students and their families of the Batwa people in Uganda. They are encouraging our other classes to raise more than them. This challenge is open until tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov 26. If every child brings $2-$3 (or more!), other classes have a great opportunity to be victorious. Thank you for encouraging your child to participate in this Christmas giving project.


Important Information for November

Thank You

We would like to thank each of you for your dedication to your child’s educational success by attending the student led interviews. We appreciate the high number that attended.

Notices have been sent out for students who are struggling to pass their subjects. Please check your postal box for updates.

Bottle Drive Update

We have raised $631.10 of our goal of $1500.00. Please keep bringing in the funds from your recycling. The funds are used to help buy special items for our classrooms.

Wednesday & Thursday, November 20 & 21 – Early Dismissal @ 1:30

PCS shuttle bus will be running 1 hour earlier in the afternoon to make the connection with the public school buses. PCS shuttle bus students who do not ride the public school buses must be picked up at the high school by 1:55 pm. If your child does not ride the PCS shuttle bus please pick him/her up at PCS at 1:30 pm.

Thursday & Friday, October 21 & 22Bussing – The school will be renting a bus to cover our shuttle bus routes (morning & afternoon). Our shuttle bus will be busy taking our Volleyball team to Alberta for a tournament.

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

Tuesday, November 19 – Fundscrip orders due

Wednesday, November 27 @ 6:30PM – Parent Committee Meeting at PCS. Everyone welcome.

Lost & Found

Please check out the Lost and Found as it has an assortment of hoodies & other items that may belong to your child. Unclaimed items in the Lost & Found will be donated (click on link to see items).

Please pick up your child’s cleats as they will not be needed until spring.

Christmas Giving Project

Dear Family,

Every Christmas, we like to encourage our students (and families) to share the Christmas spirit of giving to those who have much less than we do. This year, we have chosen a project in Uganda for our focus. A group of young p eople from BC, organized by our school authority, is going to Uganda to help a school and improve conditions for students of the Batwa people. A pamphlet with more details is attached and will be coming home to you. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be issued for amounts of twenty dollars or more. All funds collected for this will be applied directly to the project. Please consider helping these people.

For logistical reasons, we are only collecting monetary donations for this project. Donations must be brought to the school by Nov 21. In addition to the Uganda project, there are a few classes taking part in the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, so your child may also have information regarding that project.

Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping students around the world to have an opportunity to read.

Kristin Atherton