CHRISTMAS CONCERT - The theme this year for the Perley Christmas Concert is "December in Our Town: A Multicultural Celebration of the Season". Concert dates are Tuesday, December 8th at 2:00 pm and Wednesday, December 9th at 10:00 am. Dress rehearsal is Monday, December 7th at 8:30 am.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Perley School and we're excited about sharing the joy of reading to our students. In order to make this event a success we always appreciate the help and support of our Perley families. Please call the school at 250-442-2135 if you can help. All money raised from the Book Fair will stay in the Perley Library. The Book Fair schedule is as follows:
Monday, December 7th - 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, December 8th - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 9th - 8:00 am -12:20 pm and 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
POINSETTIA FUNDRAISER - If you placed an order for a Poinsettia, it will be ready for pick up at Perley School on December 10th.
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - The next Board of Education Meeting is being held at the School Board Office on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:00 pm.
PASSPORT TO THE KOOTENAYS - The Perley PAC is once again selling the Passport to the Kootenays books. These books are $45.00 each and can be used all over the Boundary and Kootenays. There are hundreds of coupons for restaurants, shops, hotels, golfing, skiing etc. - these books make excellent gifts! These books can be purchased at the school office. Check out www.passporttothekootenays.com.
Please help support our Perley PAC!!
GRADE 6/7 VOLLEYBALL -
Thursday, December 3rd, the District Playday will be held at GFSS from 2:00-6:00pm.
WINTER BREAK - Schools in the District will be closed Friday December 18th for the winter break and will re-open on Monday, January 4th.
CITIZENSHIP AWARDS - Citizenship awards for the month of October were given to: Bodhi Sands, Carthew Haslam, Tai-Kun Mark, Tao Kuromi, Sage Kuromi, Summer Austin, Brooklyn Sterling, Jay Blade and Briseis Finstad. These are students who did a "good deed" at Perley School.
GRADE 4 & 5 SNOWPASS - All grade 4 & 5 students have received a Snowpass pamphlet to ski three times at B.C. ski hills for $29.95. Check out www.snowpass.ca for more information and the participating ski hills.
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. 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.