PSS Daily

Friday, September 20, 2019:

Parents/Guardians: Hope to see parents/guardians at the first PSS PAC Meeting of the year on Tuesday September 24 at 6:30pm!  Rumour has it there may be pizza!  Principal Brynjolfson will be discussing the new education plan and how it impacts PSS. The agenda is attached.

  • Congratulations PSS, you raised a total of $688 for the Terry Fox Foundation – just by bringing your Twoonies for Terry! Way to go Breana F – you raised the most money for the cause and  have won a very snazzy Terry Fox t-shirt! Wear it proudly! Breana will also be entered into a BC wide draw to win a bike. The Red Team was the House Team winner for this challenge.
  • Gr 12 Students: Does one or more of your parents/guardians work for Vail Resorts (Whistler Blackcomb)? If so, you are eligible to apply for the Vail Epic Promise Scholarship. There will be an Epic Promise Scholars Information Session on Monday September 30th from 4pm to 7ish at the Legends in Creekside (Conference Room). Don’t miss it!!
  • Are you crafty or artsy? The organizers of the annual Pemberton Christmas Bazaar are setting aside a room of tables for students who want to sell their creations! Tables will be $25 each. Please contact Clare at clare_priestland@live.com if you are interested.

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019:

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library. Drama is canceled today – sorry! Please use the extra time to practice your scripts.
  • The Terry Fox Run is happening tomorrow – come to school prepared to go out and run or walk the route! Bring in your Twoonies for Terry to your CLE teacher and help support cancer research! Middle School students should bring their twoonies into their humanities teachers.
  • Are you crafty or artsy? The organizers of the annual Pemberton Christmas Bazaar are setting aside a room of tables for students who want to sell their creations! Tables will be $25 each. Please contact Clare at clare_priestland@live.com if you are interested.
  • Diversity Club will begin on Friday, October 12th – all students are welcome!

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019:

Parents/Guardians: Today is a  Teacher Collaboration Day and school is in session for a half day only. School will be dismissed at 11:44am.

  • Middle School Students – today is the last day to submit your permission forms for the fieldtrip this weekend – get them in!
  • Attention Mr. Evans’ Middle School Outdoor Ed rotation. We are meeting today in the Commons at 11:00 dressed to go outside for a walk. A jacket is recommended. Don’t be square, see you there.
  • The Terry Fox Run is happening this Friday! PSS is having a CLE Class competition this week to see which class can donate the most to the Terry Fox Foundation – all we ask of each student is a twoonie so check your pockets and the couch cushions. Bring A Twoonie for Terry to your CLE teacher and help support cancer research! Middle School students should bring their twoonies into their humanities teachers.
  • Are you crafty or artsy? The organizers of the annual Pemberton Christmas Bazaar are setting aside a room of tables for students who want to sell their creations! Tables will be $25 each. Please contact Clare at clare_priestland@live.com if you are interested.
  • Diversity Club will begin on Friday, October 12th – all students are welcome!
  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019:

Parents/Guardians: Tomorrow,  Wednesday, September 18th is a Teacher Collaboration Day and school is in session for a half day only. School will be dismissed at 11:44am.

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • The Terry Fox Run is happening this Friday! PSS is having a CLE Class competition this week to see which class can donate the most to the Terry Fox Foundation – all we ask of each student is a twoonie so check your pockets and the couch cushions. Bring A Twoonie for Terry to your CLE teacher and help support cancer research! Middle School students should bring their twoonies into their humanities teachers.
  • UBC is coming for a visit today! All interested grade 10-12’s should come to the Library at 10:00am. Get information for your future!
  • Book Club will be starting up in the Library today during Silent Reading. Interested students should come for a cup of tea and help us choose our next book club read – all grades are welcome!
  • Diversity Club will begin on Friday, October 12th – all students are welcome!
  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

Monday, September 16, 2019:

Parents/Guardians: This Wednesday, September 18th is a Teacher Collaboration Day and school is in session for a half day only. School will be dismissed at 11:44am.

  • The Terry Fox Run is happening this Friday! PSS is having a CLE Class competition this week to see which class can donate the most to the Terry Fox Foundation – all we ask of each student is a twoonie so check your pockets and the couch cushions. Bring A Twoonie for Terry to your CLE teacher and help support cancer research! Middle School students should bring their twoonies into their humanities teachers.
  • UBC is coming for a visit! All interested grade 10-12’s should come to the Library, tomorrow, Tueday, Sep 17th at 10:00am. Get information for your future!
  • Book Club will be starting up in the Library this Tuesday during Silent Reading. Interested students should come for a cup of tea and help us choose our next book club read – all grades are welcome!
  • 9/10 Girls Volleyball starts today at 3:30 – be ready to go with knee pads and gym strip!

Sr Girls Volleyball try-outs start tonight at 5:00.  See Miss Walden if you are planning on playing but can’t make it

X-Country Running starts today at 3:30.  Please meet in Miss Walden’s room at 3:30, changed and with appropriate running shoes and a water bottle

  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

Friday, September 13, 2019:

Parents/Guardians: Next Wednesday, September 18th is a Teacher Collaboration Day and school is in session for a half day only. School will be dismissed at 11:44am.

  • Book Club will be starting up in the Library next Tuesday during Silent Reading. Interested students should come for a cup of tea and help us choose our next book club read – all grades are welcome!
  • Girls Volleyball starts next Monday.  Practice times are:

Monday/Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 Grade 9/10 Girls

Monday/Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 Senior Girls (first week is tryouts)

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 Grade 8 Girls

  • For any students interested in Cross-Country Running, there will be a meeting/first practice run this Monday, September 16th after school (3:30 – 4:30).  Please meet in Miss Walden’s room at 3:30. If you can’t make it or have any questions please see Miss Walden.
  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019:

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the library and Drama is meeting in the Drama Rm.
  • Girls Volleyball starts next Monday.  Practice times are:

Monday/Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 Grade 9/10 Girls

Monday/Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 Senior Girls (first week is tryouts)

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 Grade 8 Girls

  • PSS Club Day is happening this Friday! All students will meet in the Gym for Assembly where all the clubs and sports of PSS will have information tables. Start thinking about what clubs you’d like to be a part of this year!!
  • For any students interested in Cross-Country Running, there will be a meeting/first practice run this Monday, September 16th after school (3:30 – 4:30).  Please meet in Miss Walden’s room at 3:30. If you can’t make it or have any questions please see Miss Walden.
  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019:

  • Girls Volleyball starts next Monday.  Practice times are:

Monday/Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 Grade 9/10 Girls

Monday/Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 Senior Girls (first week is tryouts)

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 Grade 8 Girls

  • PSS Club Day is happening this Friday! All students will meet in the Gym for Assembly where all the clubs and sports of PSS will have information tables. Start thinking about what clubs you’d like to be a part of this year!!
  • For any students interested in Cross-Country Running, there will be a meeting/first practice run this Monday, September 16th after school (3:30 – 4:30).  Please meet in Miss Walden’s room at 3:30. If you can’t make it or have any questions please see Miss Walden.
  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019:

The PSS Family Welcome BBQ is happening TODAY  from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Come on out to PSS for a Burger/Hotdog and meet the staff at PSS!

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie, and D’Arcy today. Homework Help is happening the Library and Drama Club is starting today! Please meet in the Drama Rm at 3:20.
  • For students who missed having their picture taken today, Retake Day will be Wednesday, October 23rd.
  • Girls Volleyball starts next Monday.  Practice times are:

Monday/Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 Grade 9/10 Girls

Monday/Wednesday 5:00 – 7:00 Senior Girls (first week is tryouts)

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 – 5:00 Grade 8 Girls

  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

 

Monday, September 9, 2019:

  • Picture Day is TOMORROW, September 10th – Bring your smiles to school!
  • PSS Welcome BBQ! All students and their families are invited to our PSS Back to School Barbeque TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Come out for a Burger/Hotdog and meet the staff at PSS!
  • The Late Bus begins today! Late Buses will run every Monday to Thursday to the communities of New Site, Mt. Currie, Birken and D’Arcy allowing students who live in these areas to participate in after school sports, clubs and Homework Help. The bus leaves PSS at 5:00pm.
  • The Sign-Up sheets for Girl’s Volleyball for all grades are posted outside of Rm 102 (opposite the Gym). Please come and sign up if you are interested in playing!
  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
  • There is a Back to School Dinner for all Lil’wat Nation Students at the Ts’zil Learning Centre TODAY starting at 5pm. Come have dinner, collect school supplies and enjoy the drumming and singing!

 

Friday, September 6, 2019:

  • The Late Bus begins next Monday, September 9th. Late Buses will run every Monday to Thursday to the communities of New Site, Mt. Currie, Birken and D’Arcy allowing students who live in these areas to participate in after school sports, clubs and Homework Help. The bus leaves PSS at 5:00pm.
  • The Sign-Up sheets for Girl’s Volleyball for all grades are posted outside of Rm 102 (opposite the Gym). Please come and sign up if you are interested in playing!
  • Arts Whistler is thrilled to announce the world premiere of “Utszan”, a new Canadian Indigenous play at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Gr 10-12 students have been invited to attend Thursday, Sept. 19’s matinee performance and there will be a bus taking students to and from Whistler. Permission forms will be available in the office and the Ist’ken Rm. There are limited spots available so be sure to pick up your forms and submit them asap. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
  • The Pemberton Youth Soccer Association is proud to announce a NEW U15 age group for those players who do not want to travel or join a Rep team. Come out and try it! Please see the attached poster for more information.

 

Thursday, September 5, 2019:

  • Boys Soccer is starting TODAY after school from 3:30 – 5:00.  Please meet in room 102 at 3:20.  See Miss Walden if you are planning on playing but cannot make today’s practice, or if you have any questions.
  • The Sign-Up sheets for Girl’s Volleyball for all grades are posted outside of Rm 102 (opposite the Gym). Please come and sign up if you are interested in playing!

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019:

  • Boys Soccer is starting on Thursday (tomorrow) after school from 3:30 – 5:00.  Please meet in room 102 at 3:20.  See Miss Walden if you are planning on playing but cannot make Thursday’s practice, or if you have any questions.
  • The Sign-Up sheets for Girl’s Volleyball for all Grades are posted outside of Rm 102 (opposite the Gym). Please come and sign up if you are interested in playing!

Parents & Guardians:

Please find attached a Welcome Back to School Letter from the BC Minister of Education.

Thank you to all those families who have already submitted all of the forms that went out this week at school and online!!

During the first week of school, we need to have the necessary “paperwork” completed for all students. If you haven’t already done so, The following forms have been handed out to your student and are due this week:

  1. Verification Forms Verifying the correct current contact, emergency and medical information for your student/s.
  2. FOIPPA (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Annual Consent). This form is required by BC law before a student can access school technology.
  3. SD48 Aboriginal Education Program To be completed & returned if your student wishes to self-identify as being of aboriginal descent. Please see the attached SD48 Aboriginal Education Brochure for more information.
  4. Walking Fieldtrip Permission Form  This form enables students to partake in local walking fieldtrips throughout the entire school year.
  5. G-Suite Permission Form This form can be found online on School Cash Online and is necessary in order for all students to access Google Suite for Classrooms. G Suite provides online collaboration and productivity tools, as well as unlimited file storage space, to be used strictly for educational purposes. Each student will have their own secure login and password to access their files. The instructions to create a School Cash Online account are below (there is no fee for signing this permission form).

A $25 Student Fee is also due before the students can be issued a locker. It is strongly recommended that the Student Fee be paid online with the school district’s new program School Cash Online. Not only will the $25 Student Fee be available for purchase through this system – our school will post items and activities throughout the year (fieldtrips, yearbooks, Devil’s Diner Cafeteria passes, permission forms, etc) and assign the relevant fees to your child. You can then purchase online through three different methods, including your credit card. Once registered, you will receive email notifications when a payment is available for your child and you can keep track of which school fees require your attention. You are now able to register – it will take less than two minutes! All you need is your child(ren)’s first name, last name and date of birth. You can then promptly pay the Student Fee. Should you encounter any difficulties, please click here for support.