June 28, 2018

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

As our school year comes to a close today we have much to celebrate and happy memories to reflect upon. Our students enjoyed a successful year of learning. Students continued to follow their passions in academics, sports, music, sewing, coding, and so much more.

Thank you to our parent community for the hours you have put in volunteering, chaperoning, helping with hot lunch, organizing, donating, helping your child with reading and school projects…and so much more. Special thanks to our PAC who went above and beyond to provide support for student learning, and to add to a rich school experience for all of our students.

In September we will have a Vice Principal!  I would like to welcome Mr. Loosemoore to the Pacific Heights community.  I would also like to welcome our new staff members: Ms. Gill, Ms. Rawlyns, Ms. Fadum, Ms. Champion, and Ms. Burrell.

I would like to wish you all a great summer break. I look forward to welcoming you back for another exciting school year.

Sincerely,

Ms. Chohan

Class Placements

The first week of school is a busy week as we are getting to know our students.  The students will be working in their grade groups, providing them the opportunity to work with different teachers and peers. These interactions will help teachers determine class placements and go over class/school routines.  We are thoughtful and deliberate as we review the educational and social emotional needs of each child as we make our class lists.  The most suitable placement your child based on the following criteria:

  • Student intellectual, social and emotional development
  • Learning styles and strengths of students
  • Degree of independence
  • Social compatibility
  • Gender balance
  • Maintaining appropriate teacher-student ratios

In the first week of school we are figuring out our class configurations as things change regarding enrolment numbers.  For this reason, we are unable to concretely answer which teacher is teaching which grade.  However, we can tell you that we have 21 divisions for September, and we can tell you which teachers are teaching primary classes  and which teachers are teaching intermediate classes:

Primary Teachers:
Ms. Andrews
Ms. Horvat
Ms. Tavares
Ms. Gill
Ms. Beare
Ms. Rawlyns
Ms. McIntyre
Ms. Hall
Ms. Fadum
Ms. Darby
Ms. Beale
*TBA – Ms. Shears has accepted a position in Langley

Intermediate Teachers:
Ms. Banbury
Ms. Burrell
Ms. Champion
Ms. Chamberlayne
Ms. Holmes
Mr. Loosemoore
Mr. Henderson
Mr. Unruh
Ms. Song

Portables and Construction

Many of you have asked how many portables we are getting for the 2018-19 school year. At the moment, we will have three portables added.  Two portables will be placed next to the portables on the intermediate playground.  The other portable will be in the parent parking lot behind Ms. Chamberlayne’s portable.  The portable will have barriers around it, so that students are safe and are not in the parking lot.  Furthermore, this will change our parking situation. The current parent parking lot, will be the teacher parking lot.  The current teacher parking lot will become the parent parking lot.  We will have more information for you by the first week of September.

Construction vehicles used for the addition will not be accessing the site through the roundabout.  Instead there is a back road being built behind the school.  Construction will start in July.  More information about student play zones will be provided by the first week of September.

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