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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    Humboldt Strong jersey day on Thursday, April 12
    by Anthoney Rempel - Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:12 AM
     

    The students in Mr. Sandhu's class wanted to do something to show support for the community of Humboldt in response to the terrible tragedy that took place over the weekend. You have probably heard about the incredible fundraising effort taking place with the help of a GoFundMe site and maybe even the Humboldt Jersday Day idea that has been trending on social media over the last few days. The students thought it would be great if our school participated in the jersey day and they also wanted to have a two-day bake sale with the proceeds being added to the GoFundMe site. If you wish to make a monetary donation you can also visit the GoFundMe site by clicking on this link: https://goo.gl/tYWzT4.

    It was wonderful to see the students showing so much enthusiasm and drive to organize this event. We are hoping to have a good amount of baked goods to sell over the two days. Thank you for supporting this cause, as it is our class's (and school's!) way of helping the community of Humboldt. Below you will find detailed information about the bake sale and the Humboldt Strong jersey day.

    Humboldt Strong Jersey Day
    Thursday, April 12th
    Wear a hockey jersey or any sports jersey.
    Don't have a jersey? Wear green and yellow (Broncos team colours)

    Bake Sale for Broncos
    Wed & Thurs (April 11th and 12th)
    Cupcakes, Cookies, Squares
    Cost: 50 cents to $1
    Located in the hallway by the library
    Please remember that homemade baked good could potentially have cross-contamination with peanut, tree nut, and other potential allergens.

     
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    Orange Shirt Day Friday, September 29
    by Anthoney Rempel - Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 9:48 AM
     

    ORANGE SHIRT DAY- Friday, September 29 - All Children Matter

    Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

    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 also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.

    Orange Shirt Day is also 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.

     
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    Bear Spotted in Aberdeen Area
    by Anthoney Rempel - Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 10:54 AM
     

    Bear Alert
    A mother bear and cub was spotted this morning on Fleming Avenue below Aberdeen Elementary. Staff and students have been informed.

    If You Encounter a Bear
    Report aggressive or threatening bears: 1 877 952-7277 (RAPP)
    Do not feed bears. It's against the law to feed dangerous wildlife.

    Remain calm. Do not run or climb a tree. Slowly back away, talking to the bear in a quiet, monotone voice. Do not scream, turn your back on the bear, kneel down or make direct eye contact.

    Keep away from the bear. Do not try to get closer to it. If the bear gets too close, use pepper spray (within 7 metres) or something else to threaten or distract it.

    Stay together. If you are with others, act as a group. Keep children close – pick up and carry small children.

    Go indoors. Bring pets indoors if possible.

    Watch the bear until it leaves. Make sure the bear has a clear escape route. After the bear is gone and it's safe, make sure there is nothing in the area that will attract bears back again.

     
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    Air Quality Letter - SD73
    by Anthoney Rempel - Thursday, 7 September 2017, 2:16 PM
     

    Please see the following attachment as a letter of direction regarding air quality in our school district as it pertains to our school and others during this season of ongoing smoke issues.


    http://pacificway.sd73.bc.ca/pluginfile.php/3/mod_forum/post/548/Air%20Quality%20letter%20SD73.pdf

     
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    School Start Up in September
    by Anthoney Rempel - Monday, 28 August 2017, 9:51 AM
     

    First day of classes is Tuesday, September 5.  On the first day, school goes from 10:30-12 pm.  Students will go to their last year's classes on that morning, except for students who are new to the school.  They will be meeting in the library.  Our full day schedule begins on Wednesday, September 6, 8:30-2:30.  We are looking forward to meeting and being reunited with all of our students!