FAMILY FUN NIGHT - WHAT A HUGE SUCCESS OUR FAMILY FUN NIGHT WAS!! Our Perley families and visitors had a great time. Thank you to all the parents and staff who helped make this all possible - we could not have done this without you! A HUGE THANK YOU to our Perley PAC who organized this whole evening of fun games and events. We appreciate all that you do for our school. Also, thank you to our local businesses who made donations to our silent auction. We are still tallying up our total and will let you know how we did!
SKI/SNOWBOARD PROGRAM - CANCELLED - ski refunds will go home with students next week.
EARLY YEARS FAIR - Perley School is hosting an "Early Years Fair" on Thursday, March 12th in the Perley School gym from 10:00 - 12:00. This is an opportunity for parents, grandparents, caregivers and preschool teachers to meet service providers and find out what programs are available for children in our area. Please click here to see all the service providers who will be attending. There will be free take away bags with a book and craft supplies for every child!
PAC MEETING - The next Perley PAC meeting will be held on Monday, March 16th at 6:45 pm in the Ab.Ed. Room. New members are always welcomed!
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.
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 February are: Acina Nichols-Lawrence, Julie Chursinoff, Briseis Finstad, Reece Edgington, Georgia Asling, Marissa Gorman, Spencer Gunn and Dreyden Salter. 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.