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Mom’s Pantry Fundraiser Update

Thanks to all who have placed their orders to support this fundraiser. At present we are short about 10 orders and as a result, the Mom’s pantry Fundraiser is being extended for 5 more days.

Orders are still being accepted online, but only for 5 more days.

Your Parent Committee

Playground Update + More

Hello Families,

A big thank you to the families who came out to help on day 1 of our playground installation. It was tiring but productive. Day 2 is tomorrow and we are still looking for at least one more person to help, particularly in the later morning/afternoon when the concrete will be put around the posts and a couple of volunteers will need to be going to work. Help on Tuesday for final touches and to assist equipment spreading gravel around the structures will also be appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

And it’s October! A few items to note are:
Wed Oct 5 – 1pm: Gr 11/12 Post-Secondary Institutions info field trip

Fri Oct 7 – Picture Day – If there is a parent who would like to volunteer to help with pictures, Lifetouch offers a coupon towards the purchase of your child’s portrait package.
Mon Oct 10 – No School – Thanksgiving
Thu Oct 13 – Sun Oct 16 – Gr 5-10 Flag Football Tournament
Mon Oct 24 – No School – Non-Instructional Day
Tue Oct 25 – No SD59 busses (we will have a shuttle bus). Gr 4-7 students will have a field trip to the Rec Centre to learn how to curl. Watch for a permission slip coming home this week.

We praise God for beautiful fall weather, particularly during the work on our playground. We hope you were able to enjoy the fall colours this weekend!

Blessings on your week,
Kristin Atherton

Wednesday Orange Shirt, Playground + More

Hello Families,

We have been loving the beautiful fall weather and spending a little extra time outside learning. A few items for this week and next:

Wednesday (tomorrow) – We are acknowledging Orange Shirt Day. We request as many students as possible wear an orange shirt to recognize the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and that every child matters.

We will also be taking a field trip in the afternoon with our elementary students (and a few others). Please return the permission form so your child can participate.

Friday, Sep 30 – No School

Sunday, Oct 2 – Tuesday, Oct 4 – Our new playground equipment is being installed by you! We are actively looking for more people to join in helping so please let us know if you’re able to spend even a few hours assisting.

Friday, Oct 7 – Picture Day

Enjoy the colours while they’re here ๐Ÿ™‚

CORRECTED DATE – PCS Parent Committee AGM – Wednesday, Sep 28 @ 6:30PM

Hello Families,

PCS Parent Committee needs YOU on our team!

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend our annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 6:30PM at the school.

At this meeting, we will nominate this year’s executive committee, discuss fundraising ideas and decide whether we can run our hot lunch and milk programs again this year. Please attend and share your ideas with us.

We look forward to seeing YOU there!

PCS Parent Committee AGM – Wednesday, Sep 29 @ 6:30PM

Hello Families,

PCS Parent Committee needs YOU on our team!

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend our annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, September 29, 2022 @ 6:30PM at the school.

At this meeting, we will nominate this year’s executive committee, discuss fundraising ideas and decide whether we can run our hot lunch and milk programs again this year. Please attend and share your ideas with us.

We look forward to seeing YOU there!

Terry Fox Run + Playground + More

Hello Families,

It’s the second week of school and we are settling in well. Last week, house teams were chosen and each student is on the black, green, white or grey house team. We will be having one Friday a month to wear team colours so we hope to see as many students as possible wear their team colour. And if students have their team colour in PCS attire, an extra bonus! We hope to have a PCS t-shirt/hoodie order happen in the early part of the year.

This Friday afternoon, our students will be participating in a Terry Fox Run in the Dokkie Subdivision (assuming improved air quality). A poster advertising the event is attached. If you are able, we would love to have your family join in.

The air is extra smoky today. Our hearts go out to all who are evacuated and fighting the fires in our area and across BC. We kept all our students inside today and will continue to do so until the air quality improves. If your child has a specific health concern, please ensure we are aware so we can do our best to keep them safe at school.

Our new playground structures are arriving soon! We are looking for three volunteers for Oct 2 – 4 (or a part of that time) to help with the installation (alongside a licensed supervisor). We also likely need some help with the removal of the old structures the week prior. Please let us know if you are able to lend a hand during this time. We are looking forward to our playground being renewed for the years to come.

Our students are digging into their learning and stretching their capabilities. We are already seeing some growth which is fun. We appreciate family feedback so let us know what’s working (or not) for you.

Kind regards,
Mrs. Atherton

Terry Fox Run 2022 PCS.pdf