Pacific Way School - September 2016
2330 Pacific Way, 
Kamloops, BC, V1S 1Z3 
Phone: (250) 851-0632 Fax: (250) 377-2255
Principal: Mr A. Rempel
Safe Arrival Phone Number  1-844-350-2647 or ktsd.schoolconnects.com

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    Public Feedback on School Calendar
    by Anthoney Rempel - Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 10:05 AM
     

    Today I am sending out a synervoice message regarding the attached letter.  This is your opportunity to provide feedback to the school board regarding the proposed school calendars for the 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2019-20 school years, which include a one week spring break.


    http://pacificway.sd73.bc.ca/pluginfile.php/3/mod_forum/post/542/Public%20feedback%20on%20school%20calendar.pdf

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    Community Meeting on Report Cards
    by Anthoney Rempel - Thursday, 26 January 2017, 1:38 PM
     

    Attention Kamloops-Thompson area parents:

    Be sure to mark Monday, January 30th on your calendars to drop-in to a casual open house to share your thoughts on student progress reporting, including report cards.
    B.C. Education and Literacy

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    Attention Kamloops-Thompson area parents: Be sure to mark Monday, January 30th on your calendars to drop-in to a casual open house to share your thoughts on student progress reporting, including report cards. B.C. Education and Literacy (facebook.com) Parents in the Kamloops-Thompson area can mark Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, on their calendars to share their thoughts on student progress reporting, including report cards.


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    Celebration of Reading Week
    by Anthoney Rempel - Monday, 23 January 2017, 9:05 AM
     

    In celebration of books, reading, and finding alternatives to screen time, the library is hosting a special week of literacy activities!


    Monday - "The Unplug and Play Challenge begins".  Trying to reduce screen time at home?  Fill in your form each day and bring it back the following week to your classroom teacher to win special prizes.  Forms will be sent home today.

    Tuesday - Class Poster Day - each class will vote on a favourite book, book series, book character, or author, and will design a poster to hang outside on a bulletin board.  Prizes will be awarded to any parcitipating classroom!

    Wednesday - "Read me!" Day - try to wear all sorts of clothing with words, words, words!

    Thursday - Book Swap Day - Did you bring in some "gently used" books to swap?  See you at the library at recess and lunch for this annual popular activity.  Leftover books will be donated to the "Heap the Honda" city-wide event.

    Friday - "Reading rocks, so wear funky socks" Day - Wear your coolest, fuzziest, most colourful socks in celebration of the joy of reading.  Friday is also our Book giveaway day!  Listen to the announcements for your chance to win a free book or a coupon to use at the next Scholastic Book Fair in the spring!  Winners will be drawn from each classroom.

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    Parking, Pick up and Drop off
    by Anthoney Rempel - Thursday, 19 January 2017, 6:32 PM
     

    Good day to you all! I am posting this photo as a reminder to all adults who are dropping off or picking up students before or after school. As I observe the parking lot and loop area on a daily basis, one of the biggest safety concerns I have is occurring when people leave their vehicles unattended in the loop area. This creates numerous problems, often resulting in traffic backing up onto Pacific Way, as vehicles cannot get past those cars or trucks who end up blocking the passage and flow of traffic. If you need to leave your vehicle to get your child, please park in one of the upper lots or on the street. This will require planning on your part as well, perhaps meaning that you would need to arrive at school 10-15 minutes before dismissal at 2:30. If your child is older, another suggestion would be to plan to pick them up at 2:45, so that you are arriving when the main traffic is already dispersing. Please also tell your children not to walk across the loop area for any reason, and that would also mean even if you are walking with them. I am going to continue to monitor this issue and will continue to look for solutions. Please know that if I approach you in the loop or parking area that my solitary purpose is to keep everyone safe. As the weather improves, I suspect that there are a number of you who live close enough to school that you could simply walk to school to pick up your child. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation with this!parking sign

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    Upcoming District Information Sessions
    by Anthoney Rempel - Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:07 PM
     

    Kindergarten Registration and Schools of ChoiceThis is taking place earlier than in previous years, to help with planning for September.  Schools of Choice registration dates are taking place from January 30 to February 3, from 9 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 3 pm.  Regular kindergarten registration dates for neighbourhood schools takes place from February 14-20 (same times apply).  If you are interested in finding out more about Schools of Choice, there will be an information night at the Henry Grube Education Centre on Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30.  Our school district is also hosting a Kindergarten information night on Thursday, February 9 at HGEC at 6:30.  This is for all parents of children who are entering kindergarten and is an opportunity to learn more about Kindergarten and Child care.   


    Assessment/Reporting Open House: The Ministry of Education is hosting a Public Engagement Presentation on Student Reporting from 5 - 8 pm on the evening of Monday, January 30 at the Henry Grube Education Centre. BC’s new school curriculum is making sure students are ready to succeed in our changing world.  The Ministry of Education wants parents to share how they want to learn about their child’s progress from kindergarten to Grade 9.  Everyone is welcome!  For more information, please visit engage.gov.bc.ca/yourkidsprogress/