November 18, 2018

Important Dates

November 19               Last day for Purdy’s orders
November 21               PAC meeting at 6 pm in Library
November 22               Theme Day:Movember Moustache Day
November 28               Boys Volleyball Play Day @ Pacific Heights
November 29               Girls Volleyball Play Day at Pacific Heights
December 10-14         Communicating Student Learning to share with parent this week
December 14               Winter Breakfast and Pajama Day
December 18               Early Dismissal for Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:27 pm
December 19               Winter Concert Parent Audience(parents of st. in odd divisions)
December 20              Winter Concert Parent Audience(parents of st. in even divisions)
December 21               Last Day of classes before Winter Break
January 7                   Schools open

fund-raiser-clipart-logo.gifPacific Heights Savings Card Fundraiser

Why Are We Fundraising?
We have a number of items that the school really needs this year, including:

  • Portable soccer nets so that the kids have more space to play during recess and lunch;
  • Approximately 30 Tables that will be used for events like the Maker Faire and the upcoming Winter Pancake Breakfast (we have been renting and/or borrowing these tables – this is not something that is feasible as our school continues to grow); and
  • 15 new laptops to both (a) keep our technology current, and also (b) ensure that we have enough laptops to provide access to technology for our growing student population.
The Pacific Heights Savings Cards fundraiser has officially launched — most students received their preorder sheets on Friday (or will be bringing them home on Monday).  The Savings Cards are our major fundraiser for the year.  These are discount cards for various retailers in South Surrey, White Rock and online.
We are selling the cards for $20 each (and we earn $10 per card!).
The idea of the cards is that people will easily get discounts to cover the cost of the card after only 1 or 2 uses, and will save a ton of money for the entire year since the cards can continue to be used for discounts over and over again.  In addition to the annual discounts, there are 19 break off coupons that offer fantastic discounts which can be used at Freshii, The Chopped Leaf, A&W, Boston Pizza, Wok Box, Papa John’s, Localz on Main, Fatburger, Primo’s, Jan’s on the Beach, Marble Slab, Dew Drop Inn, Warehouse One, and M&M Food Market.
Please hand in your preorder sheets and payments on or before November 30th.  The cards are ready to go now – so you can always bring in the preorders/payments early and get the cards delivered to your purchasers sooner.  If you would like the extra preorder sheets, they are available at the office.
If you have any questions or need further information please contact Hayley at

Student Leadership News

we_scare_hungerWe Scare Hunger Update 
Thanks to the generous donations from Pacific Heights Students and families, we were able to exceed our fundraising goal of 800 non-perishable food items and collected an amazing 926 items! Because of your efforts, the Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank will now be able to help several families in need. Way to go, Pacific Heights!

Theme Day: knírMovember
Show your school spirit and support for men’s health awareness by wearing a moustache to school on Thursday, November 22nd. Movember is a yearly event where many people around the world grow a moustache during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health and also to support the Movember Foundation. This event has been run since 2004, and Pacific Heights students and staff are being asked to carry on this important tradition. We can’t wait to see all the creative moustaches!

Written by: Kara Jahanashir

Winter Concert

Winter ConcertOur Winter Concert  this year will be held two days so all parents are able to attend and so we are able to accommodate seating. On Wednesday, December 19th we will have parents of students in odd numbered divisions to watch the concert.  On Thursday, December 20th, we will have parents of students in even numbered divisions to watch the concert.  The concert time will be 12:45 pm start on both days.

If you have children in both odd or even numbered divisions – choose one day to attend. Remember, the reason we are doing this is so we can accommodate parent seating.

The Winter concert will have all of our music classes performing.  Please talk to your child about the performance his/her class is practising for the concert.

Gravity Track

This past Friday, we had students from Divisions 1, 2, and 4 doing some woodworking as they worked on their gravity cars. Student were sanding, sawing, and drilling (all with adult supervision, of course) to make a car that will go fast and look good.  Take a look at the pictures below along with some video interviews on what our students are learning:

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