SKI/SNOWBOARD - Our ski/snowboard program is starting next Monday, January 15th. Parent volunteers are welcome to come to the hill and help our students. Ski/Snowboard days are as follows:
Monday, January 15th, 22nd and 29th - Garrison, Gross and Nordman
Tuesday, January 16th, 23rd and 30th - Mace, McKinlay and Dowswell
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - If your child will be five years old before December 31, 2018 they are eligible to start kindergarten for the 2018/19 school year. Please come into the school office with your child's Care Card and Birth Certificate to register.
READY, SET, LEARN - Bring your preschool children to Perley Elementary School for Ready, Set, Learn on January 16th from 9:00 -10:30. Please meet at the StrongStart Family Centre at 9:00 am and then take a tour of the school. Visit the library, the gym and then the Kindergarten classroom to create, play, have story time and a snack.
STUDENT SAFETY - This year at Perley we will be locking our outside doors during instructional time. Student safety is paramount and the Perley staff feel that due to our location on the highway, and due to a few incidents in the spring (stolen bikes) it is time to keep our doors locked during the day. This is a very common practice in many schools around the province.
At 8:30 we will lock the exterior doors except for the front door at the office. We have always asked visitors to report to the office and this will make that easier. The doors will be open from 8:00 – 8:30 to allow you to pop in and touch base with your child’s teacher. We will open the doors after school to allow for this as well.
We do not want to impact your ability to touch base with your child’s teacher, we simply want to focus on student safety. As this is a new routine, there may be some kinks to work out, and we ask for everyone’s patience and understanding. As always, if you have any questions, please call the office. Thanks in advance!
Our morning routine will remain the same with the east (gym) door being open so children can come in and have some breakfast and the rest of the exterior doors will be open at 8:00. If your child walks to school, we ask that they arrive no earlier than 8:00 am (if possible) as we have limited supervision until then each morning. If your child is riding a bike to school, please ensure they lock them up.
HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER - Click here for the November 2017 Healthy Schools Newsletter
.NEW PAC EXECUTIVE:
President: Melissa Ganzeveld - new
Vice-President: Angela Popoff - new
Secretary: Sherry Poste
Treasure: Leanne Haslam
DPAC: Jaime Massey - new
Fundraiser: Bethany Thate - new
UP-TO-DATE CONTACT INFORMATION - Please make sure that the school has your proper contact information. If you have moved, changed your phone number or your family circumstances have changed, please let the school know, as this is important information to have on file in case of an emergency.
PAC FUNDRAISER - PLEASE KEEP BUYING GIFT CARDS - If you shop at Overwaitea buy a gift card to purchase your items and our Perley PAC receives 5% of the gift card. Just say the gift card purchase is for the Perley PAC - what a great way to help Perley School raise money!!
STUDENT ABSENCES - We ask parents to please call the school when students are going to be absent at 250-442-2135. If calling before office hours please leave a message on the answering machine. Thank you for your assistance.
VOLUNTEERS - Thank you for volunteering in your child's classroom, or around the school. However, in keeping with district policy and in order to keep our students safe, we must ask those who are assisting in the school with our students to obtain a Criminal Record Check. Criminal Record Checks can now be obtained online free of charge. Please come to the school office for more information.
COLOURED SCHOOL BUSES - The District school buses will now display specific colours for each route. The colour bars will be displayed immediately to the rear of the entrance door and under the first passenger window. The colours are as follows:
GREEN - Route 1 (Eholt, Carson, Reservoir) - Rick Kost
WHITE - Route 3 (North Fork, Brown Creek, Granby) - Pete Kootnekoff
BROWN - Route 4 (Almond Gardens) - Gabe Warriner
BLUE - Route 2 (Almond Gardens, Gilpin, Nursery, Hardy Mountain) - Joanne Rooke
RED - Route 5 (East Christina Lake, Grand Forks) - Debbie Dierckens
PURPLE - Route 6 (Valley Heights, Christina Lake, Ponderosa) - Kim Fehr
HEAD LICE - Please check your child's hair on a weekly basis, and if necessary on a daily basis, for head lice. Click here to get to Interior Health's website for information on how to check and treat head lice. There are also some great videos on youtube on head lice.
PERLEY STRONGSTART at the Glanville Family Centre - StrongStart is a free program and available to children not yet eligible for Kindergarten. A parent or care provider must be in attendance. Phone the Glanville Centre at (250) 442-2267 or Perley School at (250) 442-2135 for more information. Click here for more information on StrongStart BC.
Perley StrongStart times are:
Monday - 12:30-3:30
Tuesday - 8:30-11:30
Wednesday - 12:30-3:30
Thursday -8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30
AIR QUALITY ALERT - If our school receives an Air Quality Alert, parents can request that their children remain indoors on those days. The school will declare these days "in-door choice days" for students. Contact your child's classroom teacher if you have any particular requests for your child on these days.
BUS PERMISSION SLIPS - A reminder to parents that if their child will be riding a different bus or getting off at a different stop, other than their assigned stop, the Office must receive a note from a parent or guardian with full details. The Office Administration will complete a "Bus Permission" slip for the student to give to the bus driver for that particular day.