FAMILY FUN NIGHT - Perley PAC is planning a "Family Fun Night" on Wednesday, February 25th from 6 pm - 8 pm. If you can help volunteer in any way please fill out the Volunteer Form that went home with your child, or phone the school and lets us know. We need lots of volunteers to make this fun event happen.
BASKETBALL - Intermediate basketball practices have started, with all practices being held during the lunch hour. Mr. Vanlerberg is coaching the Grade 6/7 boys with practices on Monday and Thursday. Grade 6/7 girls are being coached by Mr. Chapman and Mrs. Thatcher with practice on Tuesday. Mr. McKinlay is coaching the grade 4/5 boys and girls with practice being held on Wednesday.
SKI/SNOWBOARD PROGRAM - Our intermediate students will once again be heading up to the Phoenix Ski Hill for our Ski/Snowboard Program. Mrs. McKinlay/Ms. Shaw and Mr. Vanlerberg's classes will be going up on February 10th, 16th and 23rd. Mrs. Garrison, Mr. McKinlay, Mrs. Thatcher and Mr. Nordman's classess will be going to the hill on February 11th, 17th and 24th.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION - It is that time of the year to register your child for kindergarten if they will be five years of age on or before December 31, 2015. Please bring in your child's birth certificate and care card when you register.
FUNDRAISERS - Passport to the Kootenays - Our Grade 7's and PAC are selling "Passport to the Kootenays" booklets for $45.00. There are hundreds of coupons that can be used in this booklet locally and all through the Kootenays. If you would like to purchase a book, please see a Perley Grade 7 student, or you may purchase (view) one at the office.
CITIZENSHIP AWARDS - Students who received Citizenship Awards for the month of January are: Ethan Laktin, Annika Katasonoff, Garrett Koftinoff and Vlad Tanasescu. These are students who have been outstanding citizens at Perley School.
PAC FUNDRAISER - PLEASE KEEP BUYING GIFT CARDS - If you shop at Overwaitea or Buy Low buy a gift card to purchase your items and our Perley PAC receives a percentage of the gift card. Just say the gift card purchase is for the Perley PAC. We have received over the summer months $1,068.25 from Overwaitea and $740.00 from Buy Low, for a total of $1,808.25 from these gift card purchases - 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. Thank you for your assistance.
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.
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) - Debbie Dierckens
BLUE - Route 2 (Almond Gardens, Gilpin, Nursery, Hardy Mountain) - Joanne Rooke
RED - Route 5 (Texas Point, Christina Lake, Grand Forks) - Darryl Hunt
PURPLE - Route 6 (Valley Heights, Christina Lake, Ponderosa) - Tamara Clark
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 - 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.
SCHOOL GROWTH PLAN - At Perley this year we are focusing on trying to reduce the anxiety some students have at school. It is difficult to focus on learning when students are anxious or struggling emotionally, so we are working as a staff with several programs and strategies to help more students feel regulated and happy at school.
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.