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  (250) 434 3067 or email

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    Thought exchange
    by Anthoney Rempel - Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 10:01 AM

    Please see the letter attached here regarding a virtual conversation that is being launched next week by School District #73.  This is a great opportunity to provide feedback regarding our school district's plans for the future.

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    Scholastic Book Fair - October 18-20
    by Anthoney Rempel - Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 2:21 PM

    Students will get to preview the Book Fair with their classroom teachers on Tuesday, October 18 for a 'Sneak Peak" day.

    Book Fair runs Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 at recess and after school on our early closure days from 12:30 - 3:30.

    Debit, credit cards, cash and cheques accepted!  A wireless debit/credit machine will be available.

    Please note:  We are not able to help your child count small coins during the busy book fair! Please do not send baggies with pennies, nickels and dimes!  Thank you!
    Scholastic book fair

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    Parking and Drop-off before and after school
    by Anthoney Rempel - Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 11:00 AM

    To keep everyone safe and things running smoothly, please keep your stops in the loop in front of the school to 30 seconds or less.  If you do need to park your car for any length of time, there is always room in the upper parking lot.  Thank you!

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    Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 30
    by Anthoney Rempel - Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:31 AM

    Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself. It brought together former students and their families from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and St’at’imc Nations along with the Cariboo Regional District, the Mayors and municipalities, School Districts and civic organizations in the Cariboo Region.

    The events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Chief Justice Murray Sinclair challenged all of the participants to keep the reconciliation process alive.

    Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of this project. As spokesperson for the Reunion group leading up to the events, former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told her

    story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl, and we came to the realization that all survivors had similar stories.

    The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind: a discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day is a day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on!

    The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

    It all started right here in the Cariboo, and as a result, Cariboo Chilcotin School District No. 27 has been chosen by the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) to pilot curriculum changes for all Grade 5 and Grade 10 students reflecting the residential school experience, to be implemented province-wide.

    Resolutions have been passed in support of Orange Shirt Day by local governments, school districts, and First Nations in the Cariboo and beyond. Most recently the AFN Chiefs-in-Council passed a resolution declaring Orange Shirt Day “a first step in reconciliation”, and pledging to bring the message home as well as to the government of Canada and the churches responsible.

    On this day of September 30th, we call upon humanity to listen with open hearts to the stories of survivors and their families, and to remember those that didn’t make it.
    We encourage all to post pictures of your event or activity, share your story, or simply enjoy others sharing theirs.

    Two videos on the St. Joseph Mission activities held in Williams Lake:
    Phyllis’s Story:
    The Commemoration Project:

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    Terry Fox Run
    by Anthoney Rempel - Thursday, 29 September 2016, 9:26 AM

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our run last Thursday, and for the contributions to the
    Terry Fox Foundation.  Altogether we raised $501.00  Bravo!