January 11, 2017

Upcoming Eventsdont-forget

January 16-20       Tennis Lessons

January 18               PAC Meeting 6:30 pm in library

January 24               Grade 7 Parent Meeting 6:30 pm in library

January 25         Open house for  Grandview area secondary school 5:30-7:30 PHE library

January 25&26       Maker Faire

January 27             Bullying and Internet Safety Workshops in classrooms

February 1              Bullying and Internet Safety Workshops in classrooms

February 6-10       FSA’s for grade 4 and 7 students

February 10           Jump Rope for Heart

February 13           Family Day: classes not in session

February 17          Pro D: classes not in session

Open House: Grandview Area Secondary School

Surrey Schools is hosting an open house for a new secondary school in the Grandview Heights area.  The open house will be held Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30- 7:30 pm at Pacific Heights Elementary.  The public is invited to this drop-in information session to learn more about the new secondary school being built in the area.

Architects and representatives from the Surrey School District will be on hand to answer questions.  Members of the City of Surrey’s Parks, Recreation, Culture departments will also be available to discuss future changes int eh area.

The open house will feature maps, floor plans and renderings of the new school.

Additionally, those who can’t make it can view resources and leave comments on the new school through the online consultation platform PlaceSpeak.  Visit placespeak.com/topic/1484/ for more information

Student Leadership

Winter Hampers

Our Me to We team would like to thank our parent community for being so generous.  We received money, toys, and clothing donations for our two sponsor families this winter.  Our Me to We student leaders put in much thought, time, and effort in shopping for these families. Student leaders shopped for each member of our sponsor family and wrapped the gifts.  Please take a look at the pictures below:

Ruben’s Shoes

For the last two years we have been asking families to donate shoes their childrenruben-shoes have outgrown.  These shoes go to a non-profit organization called Ruben’s Shoes.  Without shoes many children in third world countries cannot go to school.  The donated shoes allow for children in these countries to go to school.  For more information click here.

We will also accept adult shoes (high heels, snow boots, etc.). Adult type shoes that children in third world countries will not use will be donated to local shelters.

We will be collecting shoes until January 19th.

Maker Faire

Maker Faire is coming soon to Pacific Heights on January 25th and 26th!

What is Maker Faire?  Maker Faire is part science fair, part country fair and part something entirely new.Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation acrmakerfaireoss the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft. Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists,engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, and students. All of these “makers”come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and share what they have learned. It’s a chance for students to show others an area they are really interested in. It can be anything from baking to robots, exploding volcanoes to doll dresses. If you can make it with your hands and it’s something original, then it fits in Maker Faire.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, January 25th: students will be given the opportunity to create theirproject. Please ensure your child has the supplies he/she needs to build his/her project.

Thursday January 26th: students will be displaying their work in the gym, multipurpose room and throughout our halls. In the morning, students will be viewing each other’s projects.

Parents are invited to view our projects in the afternoon from 1 – 2 pm.

**Note: If there are any parent “Makers” who would like to display their work as well, please contact Ms. Chohan by email or phone.

Parent Volunteers:

Please contact your child’s classroom teacher if you would like to volunteer on Wednesday, January 25th to assist student makers in the class. Please note, that if you are volunteering it is to assist all other students not only your child.

If you have any other questions, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

Athletics

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Tennis

Next week we have the TennisXL program in our school.  We had this same program at our school last year and the students enjoyed it…for this reason we asked Tennis XL to return.  Students will be learning and developing fundamental movement skills related to the sport of tennis, and increase student knowledge and appreciation of the sport.

In order to pay for the program and instructors coming in, we are asking each students pay $4.00  Notices are being sent home this week to provide further information.  For more information about the program click here.

Basketball

bball-picOur basketball season has started!  Boys games will take place on Wednesdays after school and girls games will be on Thursdays.  A BIG thank you to our coaches: Mr. Henderson, Mr. Thompson, and Ms. Kent-Snowsell.

All students who are interested in playing will be participating in the lunch time basketball intramural league.

We still need a parent coach for the girls basketball team.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Henderson at the school.

Schedule:

Jan. 18: PHE vs. Rosemary Heights (home game)
Jan. 25/26: PHE vs. Semiahmoo Trail (away game)
Feb. 1/2: PHE vs. Rosemary Heights (boys home game) vs. Ocean Cliff (home game for girls)
Feb. 8: PHE vs. Peace Arch (boys away)
*Feb. 6 (girls)PHE vs Peace Arch (home game)
Feb. 15/16: PHE vs. Laronde (away game)
Week of Feb. 22/23: Celebration Tournament (TBA)

Photo Gallery

We have some amazing clubs at our school where students are having fun while learning.  Below are pictures of Lego Club, , Boys Leadership Group, and learning happening in our classrooms.

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