To all of our amazing teachers…….We appreciate you EVERY DAY! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
🙂 Parent Committee
Hello Parents & Students,
Happy week of green leaves to you! The tinge of green always helps lift my spirits this time of year.
It is Teacher Appreciation Week in the US and many Canadian schools are celebrating this week as well (though Canada has a Teacher Appreciation Day in October). Just like many of you are struggling at times to make this current life a good one, our teachers also have their moments of struggle. I’m asking your help to encourage them this week and show them that their work is appreciated.
Please choose one way and send it directly to the teacher(s), if possible. Picture and video posts to our Fb page or @pcschetwynd tagged on Instagram, would also be great! Here are some ideas:
Teachers (and assistants) to recognize are:
Thank you so much for your time and effort to do this! Many of you have expressed appreciation to our teachers recently and it has made a difference. We all miss seeing you in our building 🙂
Every Thursday is pick-up and drop-off from 9 to 2
· Clarification for students unable to do online learning and in need of education packets with assignments.
· If your teachers have informed you they have made a packet for you please make sure you come and pick it up or make arrangements with Mrs. Price.
· When you have completed your work please drop it off on Thursday and exchange for your new packet.
Friday, May 1 – NID – No School
Monday, May 18 – Victoria Day – No School
Just For Fun in May
As the school sits quiet, we have been pondering what we can do to help you have some fun and know we care. So the idea was born to have a weekly family draw for Kindergarten to Grade 7 and Grades 8 to 12. There will be a family prize to bring a smile to your face!
Some of the prizes are:
Camping Fun Cookie Making
Vending Snack Attack
Popsicle Fun Game Night
We wanted to touch base and let you know we are thinking of you! Below is a collection of tips and resources that may be a helpful reminder or awareness as we continue through making the best of physical distancing and all the changes it has brought.
We wanted to share some incredible insights from a psychologist about how you can take care of your mental health and how you can support the families
How many of you are thankful for the sunshine and snow melt this week? I am so grateful! There are still a few snowflakes in the forecast but also warm days so I am hopeful for a true spring soon.
This has been an interesting week for our staff and I’m sure for you as well. We have started into our new normal and are adjusting as we go to make it a good learning experience. Several of you have reached out to me and our staff with thanks, concerns, and items to address, so thank you. Working together, we can make the best of this situation.
Particularly for our high school students, there are still several questions to answer about grades, graduation and transcripts. The Ministry of Education updated their FAQs and Section 4 now addresses these areas. I am attaching the full document here for your reference, as well as just the pages for Section 4.
Our teachers are on track to follow these guidelines. They have gone through the curriculum for the majority of our courses, determining the remaining key items for our students to be successful for future learning. We have a schedule and systems to provide instruction, practice and assessment for our classes. There will be bumps as we go along, and we ask for your feedback and patience as we do that, and together we can ensure our students have completed sufficient learning for the courses in which they are enrolled.
For our Grade 12 students, I will be in touch individually to review your specific requirements for graduation and ensure each of you has a solid plan for completion.
If anyone else has questions or concerns about what learning looks like right now, difficulties you are facing (with learning or otherwise), or anything else we can help with, please let us know. You can call the school on regular school days from 9 am – 2 pm or email us (office or katherton or dshankel at peacechristianschool.ca).
Thank you for the great participation in our classes this week. I know our teachers have been happy to see the faces of your children and look forward to more learning together. As we go into this Easter weekend, I encourage you to take a break from the craziness that is life right now and do something special with your family, like watch/participate in an online worship service, play a board game or make a craft together. If you’re looking for family resources or ideas, this website may be helpful: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/
May you be blessed this weekend and know that God truly loves you.
It’s the start of a new week in this different way of living. Courage to you as we face the uncertainties of the future! Below is a potentially helpful newsletter with a variety of resources for social/emotional support during this time.
If you are unsure of what is happening for school work for your child this week, or if there is anything else we can assist you with, please reach out by phone/text/email to one of our teachers, Mrs. Price, or myself.
Pastor D has a chaplain’s corner on Facebook and will be doing a live worship for our students and families every Monday morning, so feel free to join us there (https://www.facebook.com/groups/pcschaplain/). It was great to see some of your names there this morning 🙂
As we go toward this coming weekend of Easter to remember/celebrate Jesus’ gift to us, I wish you peace in knowing God’s love for you.
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Just a quick note to let you know that I am in the process of getting all of the Hotlunch/Milk Program refund cheques ready to send out. You should expect them in the mail early next week.
We will also have to cancel our scheduled Parent Committee Meeting for next week. An online meeting will be scheduled in May or June. Details will be sent out closer to time.
Stay healthy and happy 🙂
Picking Up Personal Belongings & Learning Materials
Thursday & Friday, April 2 & 3 – 9:30 to 2:30
· The school will have your children’s locker items and shoes set out front.
· Please bring a box or bag to put your child’s items in (please leave the crates).
· If these hours will not work for you, please call the school and make arrangements.
· We are practicing social distancing. Please keep your children in the vehicle and send only one person to retrieve items.
Please Note: The school will not be unlocked to get items. If your child needs something that was not in their locker please call the school and make prior arrangements so it will be ready for you.
It’s the last official day of spring break and so we wanted to give you a quick update on where we are at for next week.
A big thank you to the many of you who filled out our survey. If you have not yet had a chance, please do so here: https://forms.gle/BqppG2fr3B7H1rZ29. The information is helping us make plans as a school, as individual classes, and for you as a family.
On Monday, our teachers are going back to work full-time to adjust their plans and finalize how we will deliver educational opportunity to your students. We are committed to providing education for your children and meeting their needs, in spite of everything that is happening around us. We are working on catering to the unique needs of each family to make the best of this situation for everyone.
For students and families next week, we are planning to schedule a time to pick up your child(ren)’s belongings and some educational materials. You will receive direct communication from us on when. For our high school students, next week may also include an introduction on how to communicate with a class online using Zoom and/or Google Classroom. We plan to have more details figured out to start a focus on education for the week of Apr 6.
As information comes from the government, we are adjusting our plans as necessary. The Ministry of Education has given answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, which you may find helpful. You can find it here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/kindergarten-to-grade-12/safe-caring-orderly/bc-ministry-of-education-questions-and-answers-continuity-of-learning-k-12-education_system.pdf.
If there are other things we can help you with, please let us know. Best methods are to send us an email or call (phones will be answered during school hours next week).
Courage to each one of you!
We hope you are as well as can be in this time of uncertainty. I personally am trying to focus on the things I can be grateful for and am appreciating the beautiful sunshine streaming in the windows today. This is a time of change and we want you to know we are here to support you and your family, and to continue to support your children in their education as we go forward after spring break.
We want to reach out and give you an update from PCS. We are planning for continued learning for our students. Our teachers have taken time this week to do some training and participate in a staff meeting. We are continuing to connect with each other and work together as a team.
In order to do our best to meet the needs of each student, there is some information that would be helpful. If you would please complete the following short survey as soon as possible (less than 3 minutes), we would appreciate it!
Many of you will likely hear from a teacher during the next week as we continue our planning and begin to get started on what continued learning looks like. We will continue to follow government direction as it comes and communicate with you as plans come together.
Our staff are here to support you so please reach out if you have concerns, worries, or things we may be able to help you address.
Thank you for your patience as we figure out the details on how to best assist each student in his or her learning.
Praying for you and your family!