March 2, 2020

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March 5                           Reading Link Challenge (am)
March 9                           CSL reports to go home this week
March 11                         Early Dismissal 1:27 pm Led Conferences
March 12                         Theme Day: Jersey Day
March 13                         Last day of classes before Spring Break
March 30                         First Day back after Spring Break
March 30                         Portable Classes move into new wing!
April 3                             New Addition Open House 8 – 8:45 am
April 8                             PAC meeting 6 pm
April 9                             Class and Panorama pictures
April 10                          Good Friday holiday – classes not in session
April 13                          Easter Monday holiday – classes not in session
April 20                          Book Fair this week
April 22                          Grade 6 immunizations
May 1                              Pro D – classes not in session
May 4                              Variety Show Auditions this week at lunch
May 18                            Victoria Day holiday – classes not in session
May 21                            Variety Show at 12:45 pm for parent audience
May 25                           Pro D – classes not in session

Coronavirus Update:

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

As you are aware, the COVID-19 outbreak has continued to impact countries around the world with a rising number of confirmed cases. Given this evolving situation, we wanted to send an update to parents and staff on the current situation, including how it could potentially impact the many families who are looking forward to travelling this spring break.Understandably, there is a good deal of concern with respect to international travel,
including international field trips and personal vacations. Regarding out-of-province travel, public health officials are advising the public to reference Government of Canada travel health notices to inform decision making regarding upcoming travel. Situations are changing quickly in some regions, so please check the Government of Canada travel advisory site frequently for updates.

With respect to international field trips, we have received a number of inquiries from parents. Please be assured that the safety of our students and staff is always our first priority. There are a number of trips planned across the district and we have been carefully considering every trip on a case by case basis. We understand the concerns parents have, and we are not only coordinating our messaging with health experts, but we are also in regular communication with other school districts across the province. We are aware that there is an updated warning to avoid non-essential travel to Iran, Northern Italy and some areas in South Korea, we are aware of school closures in Japan, as well as restrictions on public gatherings in France. We are also very concerned about the situation just next door in Washington state where King County has been declared to be in a state of emergency.

We will continue to work closely and take direction from our provincial health experts at the Ministry of Health and Fraser Health to ensure the continued safety and well-being of students and staff. If there are trip cancellations by the district, we will work directly with those schools. For more information on COVID-19, including ways to reduce your risk of infection, please refer to the following resources:

  • Novel Coronavirus Q&A from HealthLinkBC: Click here
  • BC Centre for Disease Control: Click here
  • Government of Canada Travel Health Notices: click here

If you have any questions or concerns please contact your school directly.

Sincerely,

Jordan Tinney
Superintendent of Schools

downloadBasketball Season

A big congratulations to our both our boys and girls basketball team! Both teams had a successful season as they developed their skills and learned about teamwork.   A big thank you to our coaches – Mr. Henderson (boys team), Ms. Champion (girls team), Ms. Chong (parent coach for the girls team).

Our boys team won their Play Day in a thriller of a game against Sunnyside in the finals.  Pacific Heights was down by one point with 3 seconds left, and Ethan Morphy put up one last final shot that hit the front of the rim, then it hit the backboard, and sank beautifully into the net. All the boys played a pivotal part towards the victory and should be proud of themselves. This will will surely go down as one of the best comebacks in Pacific Heights history.

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The Girls Basketball team had an exciting season. There were 15 girls who signed up to learn the sport, develop their skills,  and display positive sportsmanship. Some of the girls had never played basketball before and worked hard to learn the skills and rules of the game. Each week, they had shown improvements and more confidence.   Our girls ended the season earning a solid second place. They all played with heart and determination. Our two Grade 7 girls, Kaelynn and Kianna, provided the team with leadership and support. Both Kul Chong and Ms. Champion, team coaches, were very proud of this team. They represented Pacific Heights well. Go Phoenix go!!

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Student Leadership

IMG_3143Our Grade 7 Student Leadership Team has done an  amazing job this term with paying it forward.  We started our January with a sock drive – our goal was to collect 250 pairs of socks.  We exceeded that goal and collected over 600 pairs!  A shout out to Molly G. – this was her idea and she was so passionate about helping the homeless in Surrey during these cold months.

cupcakeIn the month of February our Leadership Team participated in WE Bake for Change (we baked cupcakes).  The students had fun as they iced the cupcakes and sold them.  We raised $800.  All proceeds from our cupcake sales go to India in supporting clean water initiatives through the ME to We organization.  Below is a short movie Charlie Z. (division 1) made to promote our bake sale.

 

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We are all excited for the addition to be completed – only 3 more weeks to go and we are in!  Our teachers that are out in portables will be settling into the building on the first day back from Spring Break.  The plan is to have 7 portables removed from our school site during Spring Break.  The only remaining portables left on our school site will be the two modulars, Ms. Chamberlayne’s portable, and the two portables that are on the grass field.

We will have an open house on Friday, April 3rd from 8:00 am to 8:45 am for any parents who would like to see the new addition.