PSS Daily

Thursday, February 20, 2020:

Parent/Guardians and Students: This Monday, Feb. 24th is a District Pro-D Day and there is no school in session. Enjoy the long weekend!

Parents/Guardians: We will be hosting a Parent/Guardian Information session for next year’s Gr.10-12 program on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30pm in the Library. We will review the Graduation program, course selection process and our specialized programs – Ski, Board and Bike Academy (SBBA), Grade 10 Outdoor Education Program, and the Gr.8-12 French Immersion Program. The next PSS PAC Meeting will be taking place immediately after the Course Selection Meeting at 7:00pm.

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help will be in Rm 107 and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • The Library will be closed all day due to a meeting. Sorry for the inconvenience – see you tomorrow!
  • Book Club will be canceled today. See you next Thursday!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving grilled cheese sandwiches and fruit crisp for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • Link Crew is meeting at lunch today in rm 209 and Art Club is meeting in Rm 205.
  • PSS is beginning the 2020/21 Course Selection process. Yesterday, students had their Course Presentation Day. Students will begin their course requests next week on the computer. This information is important as it will be collected and used to build a timetable which students will select from after Spring Break. Please look at the following links to the Course Selection Handbook and the Course Select Sheet. Graduation requirements can be view at the following link https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation as well as post-secondary admission requirements for some BC schools.  https://hquamme.wixsite.com/pembertonsecondary/post-secondary-info

Parents are invited to an Course Selection Information Night at 6:30 pm on Feb.25th at PSS.

  • If you missed the PSS Theatre Company’s production, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this past weekend, the play is still performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler on Feb  21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite (tickets will be reserved and payment will be taken at the door).
  • It’s Mr. Treadway’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Model UN is a great opportunity for students to debate global issues, represent a country of the world, and make a few new friends.  The deadline for registration is approaching quickly (Feb 29) and any students who are interested in attending the Canadian High School Model UN in Vancouver on the weekend of April 4-6  who have not yet registered should come to a meeting in Ms Jean’s room on Tuesday Feb 25.  She will explain in more detail how a Model UN works and how to register.  Late registration fee is $240 for the conference and two nights accommodation at the Sheridan Wall Centre in Vancouver.  We will be leaving at noon on April 4th and returning late Sunday afternoon.
  • International students: There will be a meeting for international students tomorrow at lunch with Steve regarding an overnight field trip taking place over the March break.
  • Scholarship News:

Grads – it’s time to be on the look out for post-secondary scholarships and bursaries that apply to you. Check the bulletin board outside of the Drama Rm for scholarship information. Our website is also a wealth of info: https://hquamme.wixsite.com/pembertonsecondary/scholarships

In early March grads will receive and review the booklet of available scholarships and bursaries that will be offered internally this year and begin the process of applying – please start working on your application letters!

Parents/Guardians – Please join us for a special Sea to Sky speaker event – Bridging Function in School and Home with Sarah Ward. This is a live streaming event being held at PSS on Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm (see poster below):

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020:

Parents/Guardians: We will be hosting a Parent/Guardian Information session for next year’s Gr.10-12 program on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30pm in the Library. We will review the Graduation program, course selection process and our specialized programs – Ski, Board and Bike Academy (SBBA), Grade 10 Outdoor Education Program, and the Gr.8-12 French Immersion Program. The next PSS PAC Meeting will be taking place immediately after the Course Selection Meeting at 7:00pm.

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Pizza and Brownies for lunch today for $5.
  • Leadership is meeting at lunch today in rm 102.
  • If you missed the PSS Theatre Company’s production, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this past weekend, the play is still performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler on Feb  21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite (tickets will be reserved and payment will be taken at the door).
  • It’s Mr. Treadway’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Work Experience Opportunity

Grade 11 and 12 students have an opportunity for a paid work experience at Sea to Sky Plumbing and Heating. The work will be related to plumbing in the new buildings being constructed in Pemberton and Whistler. They will be looking into the future for possible apprenticeships if the work experience goes well. Please contact Heather Quamme at hquamme@sd48.bc.ca if you know a student who may be interested.

Parents/Guardians – Please join us for a special Sea to Sky speaker event – Bridging Function in School and Home with Sarah Ward. This is a live streaming event being held at PSS on Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm (see poster below):

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020:

Parents/Guardians: We will be hosting a Parent/Guardian Information session for next year’s Gr.10-12 program on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30pm in the Library. We will review the Graduation program, course selection process and our specialized programs – Ski, Board and Bike Academy (SBBA), Grade 10 Outdoor Education Program, and the Gr.8-12 French Immersion Program.

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy today. Homework Help is in the Library. There will be no Drama practice today – enjoy the break!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Pizza and Dessert Squares for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • Interact Club is meeting at lunch today in rm 209.
  • If you missed the PSS Theatre Company’s production, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory this past weekend, the play is still performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler on Feb  21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite (tickets will be reserved and payment will be taken at the door).
  • It’s Mr. Treadway’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Work Experience Opportunity

Grade 11 and 12 students have an opportunity for a paid work experience at Sea to Sky Plumbing and Heating. The work will be related to plumbing in the new buildings being constructed in Pemberton and Whistler. They will be looking into the future for possible apprenticeships if the work experience goes well. Please contact Heather Quamme at hquamme@sd48.bc.ca if you know a student who may be interested.

Parents/Guardians – Please join us for a special Sea to Sky speaker event – Bridging Function in School and Home with Sarah Ward. This is a live streaming event being held at PSS on Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm (see poster below):

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Friday, February 14th :

Students & Parent/Guardians: A reminder that this Monday, February 17th is BC Family Day and there is no school in session. Enjoy the long weekend with your friends and family !!

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Fruit Crisp for lunch today for $5.
  • Don’t miss the opening weekend of the PSS Theatre Company’s production, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler beginning this weekend. Feb 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite (tickets will be reserved and payment will be taken at the door).
  • International Students – there is a Cross Country Ski trip at the Callaghan happening next Wednesday evening, Feb 19th. Please come to the office to pick up a permission form if you are interested in going.
  • PSS Families – As we get into the second semester, we are beginning to look towards next year’s availability for our International Student Homestay Program. We are always looking for more host families. Students come from around the world to study here in Pemberton for a year, and to have a cultural exchange with their host families. The students arriving here are looking to experience the beautiful nature of Pemberton, and of course Whistler mountain. They are also looking to live with a Canadian family and learn more about our culture. We hope as well that you can learn more about their culture, and where they’re from. Additionally, host families will be renumerated to the amount of $1,200.00 monthly per student in their home. We are looking for caring homes with a room available. Pemberton has done an amazing job with our international students in the past, and we hope to continue this awesome program

If you are interested, please contact Steve at 1-604-966-8797, or at smccullough@sd48.bc.ca

  • It’s Ms. Tomlinson’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Work Experience Opportunity

Grade 11 and 12 students have an opportunity for a paid work experience at Sea to Sky Plumbing and Heating. The work will be related to plumbing in the new buildings being constructed in Pemberton and Whistler. They will be looking into the future for possible apprenticeships if the work experience goes well. Please contact Heather Quamme at hquamme@sd48.bc.ca if you know a student who may be interested.

Parents/Guardians – Please join us for a special Sea to Sky speaker event – Bridging Function in School and Home with Sarah Ward. This is a live streaming event being held at PSS on Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm (see poster below):

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020:

Students & Parent/Guardians: A reminder that this Monday, February 17th is BC Family Day and there is no school in session. Enjoy the long weekend with your friends and family!

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, Mount Currie and D’Arcy today. Homework Help is in the library and Drama will be happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Book Club is meeting in the Library during Silent Reading.
  • Link Crew is meeting at lunch today in rm 209 and Art Club will be getting creative in Rm 205.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Fruit Crisp for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • Don’t miss the opening weekend of the PSS Theatre Company’s production, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler beginning this weekend. Feb 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite (tickets will be reserved and payment will be taken at the door).
  • International Students – there is a Cross Country Ski trip at the Callaghan happening next Wednesday evening, Feb 19th. Please come to the office to pick up a permission form if you are interested in going.
  • PSS Families – As we get into the second semester, we are beginning to look towards next year’s availability for our International Student Homestay Program. We are always looking for more host families. Students come from around the world to study here in Pemberton for a year, and to have a cultural exchange with their host families. The students arriving here are looking to experience the beautiful nature of Pemberton, and of course Whistler mountain. They are also looking to live with a Canadian family and learn more about our culture. We hope as well that you can learn more about their culture, and where they’re from. Additionally, host families will be renumerated to the amount of $1,200.00 monthly per student in their home. We are looking for caring homes with a room available. Pemberton has done an amazing job with our international students in the past, and we hope to continue this awesome program

If you are interested, please contact Steve at 1-604-966-8797, or at smccullough@sd48.bc.ca

  • It’s Ms. Tomlinson’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

Parents/Guardians – Please join us for a special Sea to Sky speaker event – Bridging Function in School and Home with Sarah Ward. This is a live streaming event being held at PSS on Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm (see poster below):

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020:

Students & Parent/Guardians: We would like to remind all students about the importance of packing enough food for their day at school. PSS is able to supply minimal snacks and lunch to students in need and those who occasionally forget their lunch. Lately, however, this service (“Food for Thought”) is in frequent use by many students and PSS is not able to support the amount of students using it each day. Please plan ahead and ensure your student packs a sufficient amount of food.

  • Leadership is meeting at lunch today in rm 102
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Pizza with dessert squares for lunch today for $5.
  • It’s Candy Gram Time! Celebrate Valentines Day and send a sweet surprise to your friends, classmates and teachers. Candygrams will be for sale in the Commons at lunch today. Today is the last day to purchase them.
  • The PSS Theatre Company presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler beginning this weekend. Feb 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite (tickets will be reserved and payment will be taken at the door).
  • International Students – there is a Cross Country Ski trip at the Callaghan happening next Wednesday evening, Feb 19th. Please come to the office to pick up a permission form if you are interested in going.
  • Hey PSS – Jack Chapters (Jack.org) is coming to Pemberton Secondary and starting TODAY after school in rm. 103. Join the cause to bring better mental health to our school and community! Everyone is welcome.
  • PSS Families – As we get into the second semester, we are beginning to look towards next year’s availability for our International Student Homestay Program. We are always looking for more host families. Students come from around the world to study here in Pemberton for a year, and to have a cultural exchange with their host families. The students arriving here are looking to experience the beautiful nature of Pemberton, and of course Whistler mountain. They are also looking to live with a Canadian family and learn more about our culture. We hope as well that you can learn more about their culture, and where they’re from. Additionally, host families will be renumerated to the amount of $1,200.00 monthly per student in their home. We are looking for caring homes with a room available. Pemberton has done an amazing job with our international students in the past, and we hope to continue this awesome program

If you are interested, please contact Steve at 1-604-966-8797, or at smccullough@sd48.bc.ca

  • It’s Ms. Tomlinson’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

Parents/Guardians – Please join us for a special Sea to Sky speaker event – Bridging Function in School and Home with Sarah Ward. This is a live streaming event being held at PSS on Sunday, February 23rd at 5pm (see poster below):

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020:

Students & Parent/Guardians: We would like to remind all students about the importance of packing enough food for their day at school. PSS is able to supply minimal snacks and lunch to students in need and those who occasionally forget their lunch. Lately, however, this service (“Food for Thought”) is in frequent use by many students and PSS is not able to support the amount of students using it each day. Please plan ahead and ensure your student packs a sufficient amount of food.

  • 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.
  • Interact Club is meeting at lunch today in rm 209.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Pizza with dessert squares for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • It’s Candy Gram Time! Celebrate Valentines Day and send a sweet surprise to your friends, classmates and teachers. Candygrams will be for sale in the Commons at lunch today.
  • The PSS Theatre Company presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler beginning this weekend. Feb 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite (tickets will be reserved and payment will be taken at the door).
  • The PSS Library is challenging all of our readers to Read 20 Books in 2020! Come to the Library and get a sign-up sheet, and log all the books you read for a chance to win a prize from our library and the Pemberton Public Library. Join the challenge – read 20 in 2020!
  • Hey PSS – Jack Chapters (Jack.org) is coming to Pemberton Secondary, starting tomorrow, Wed, Feb. 12th  after school in rm. 103. Join the cause to bring better mental health to our school and community!
  • Grads – Portrait Retakes are happening today. Please come to the office if you are not sure which time you booked for your retake.
  • PSS Families – As we get into the second semester, we are beginning to look towards next year’s availability for our International Student Homestay Program. We are always looking for more host families. Students come from around the world to study here in Pemberton for a year, and to have a cultural exchange with their host families. The students arriving here are looking to experience the beautiful nature of Pemberton, and of course Whistler mountain. They are also looking to live with a Canadian family and learn more about our culture. We hope as well that you can learn more about their culture, and where they’re from. Additionally, host families will be renumerated to the amount of $1,200.00 monthly per student in their home. We are looking for caring homes with a room available. Pemberton has done an amazing job with our international students in the past, and we hope to continue this awesome program

If you are interested, please contact Steve at 1-604-966-8797, or at smccullough@sd48.bc.ca

  • It’s Ms. Tomlinson’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Monday, February 10, 2020:

Students & Parent/Guardians: We would like to remind all students about the importance of packing enough food for their day at school. PSS is able to supply minimal snacks and lunch to students in need and those who occasionally forget their lunch. Lately, however, this service (“Food for Thought”) is in frequent use by many students and PSS is not able to support the amount of students using it each day. Please plan ahead and ensure your student packs a sufficient amount of food.

  • Diversity Club will be meeting at lunch today in the Counselling Rm – everyone is welcome.
  • Dungeons and Dragons (the Scrats Club) is meeting today after school in the Art Rm and Aboriginal Leadership will be meeting in the Istken Rm.
  • The Devils Diner is serving Chili-Stuffed Baked Potatoes with Chocolate Chip Cookies for lunch today for $5.
  • It’s Candy Gram Time! Celebrate Valentines Day and send a sweet surprise to your friends, classmates and teachers. Candygrams will be for sale in the Commons at lunch tomorrow.
  • The PSS Theatre Company presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler. Feb 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite.
  • The PSS Library is challenging all of our readers to Read 20 Books in 2020! Come to the Library and get a sign-up sheet, and log all the books you read for a chance to win a prize from our library and the Pemberton Public Library. Join the challenge – read 20 in 2020!
  • Hey PSS – Jack Chapters (Jack.org) is coming to Pemberton Secondary, starting this Wed, Feb. 12th  after school in rm. 103. Join the cause to bring better mental health to our school and community!
  • Grads – Portrait Retakes will be happening tomorrow Tuesday, Feb. 11th. If you need to have a retake done or missed the January sessions, please come to the office to sign up. Don’t forget your time if you have already signed up!
  • PSS Families – As we get into the second semester, we are beginning to look towards next year’s availability for our International Student Homestay Program. We are always looking for more host families. Students come from around the world to study here in Pemberton for a year, and to have a cultural exchange with their host families. The students arriving here are looking to experience the beautiful nature of Pemberton, and of course Whistler mountain. They are also looking to live with a Canadian family and learn more about our culture. We hope as well that you can learn more about their culture, and where they’re from. Additionally, host families will be renumerated to the amount of $1,200.00 monthly per student in their home. We are looking for caring homes with a room available. Pemberton has done an amazing job with our international students in the past, and we hope to continue this awesome program

If you are interested, please contact Steve at 1-604-966-8797, or at smccullough@sd48.bc.ca

  • It’s Ms. Tomlinson’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Thursday, February 6th:

Parents/Guardians & Students – Tomorrow Friday, February 7th is a Teachers’ Day in Lieu and there is NO school in session. Enjoy the long weekend!

 

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, Mount Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • The PSS Library is challenging all of our readers to Read 20 Books in 2020! Come to the Library and get a sign-up sheet, and log all the books you read for a chance to win a prize from our library and the Pemberton Public Library. Join the challenge – read 20 in 2020!
  • Link Crew is meeting today at lunch in rm. 209 and Art Club is being creative in Rm 205.
  • The PSS Theatre Company presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler. Feb 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite.
  • Hey PSS – Jack Chapters (Jack.org) is coming to Pemberton Secondary, starting next Wed, Feb. 12th  after school in rm. 103. Join the cause to bring better mental health to our school and community!
  • Trades and Apprenticeship Opportunity:

There is a local business who is interested in looking to sponsor individuals into an apprenticeship program. If any student in grade 11 or 12 is interesting in exploring the plumbing trade please contact Heather Quamme hquamme@sd48.bc.ca and she will put them in contact with the local business.

  • Grads – Portrait Retakes will be happening next Tuesday, Feb. 11th. If you need to have a retake done or missed the January sessions, please come to the office to sign up.

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 5:

Parents/Guardians & Students – This Friday, February 7th is a Teachers’ Day in Lieu and there is NO school in session. Enjoy the long weekend!

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Grilled Cheese with Coleslaw and Applecrisp today for lunch for $5.
  • Grads – there is a mandatory Gr 12 meeting TODAY at 2:00pm in Rm 209. We will review the scholarship letter process and discuss Capstone.
  • The PSS Library is challenging all of our readers to Read 20 Books in 2020! Come to the Library and get a sign-up sheet, and log all the books you read for a chance to win a prize from our library and the Pemberton Public Library. Join the challenge – read 20 in 2020
  • Leadership is meeting today at lunch in rm. 209.
  • The PSS Theatre Company presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, performing at the Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler. Feb 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought at the PSS office or at the door, or reserve them online at Eventbrite.
  • Hey PSS – Jack Chapters (Jack.org) is coming to Pemberton Secondary, starting next Wed, Feb. 12th  after school in rm. 103. Join the cause to bring better mental health to our school and community!
  • Trades and Apprenticeship Opportunity:

There is a local business who is interested in looking to sponsor individuals into an apprenticeship program. If any student in grade 11 or 12 is interesting in exploring the plumbing trade please contact Heather Quamme hquamme@sd48.bc.ca and she will put them in contact with the local business.

  • Grads – Portrait Retakes will be happening next Tuesday, Feb. 11th. If you need to have a retake done or missed the January sessions, please come to the office to sign up.

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Tuesday, February 4:

Parents/Guardians & Students – This Friday, February 7th is a Teachers’ Day in Lieu and there is NO school in session. Enjoy the long weekend!

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Interact will be meeting at lunch today in Rm 209.
  • The Devils Diner will start serving again tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 5th   for lunch! Stay tuned for the new menu.
  • Grads – there is a mandatory Gr 12 meeting at 2:00pm this Wednesday, Feb. 5th in Rm 209. We will review the scholarship letter process and discuss Capstone.
  • Hey PSS – Jack Chapters (Jack.org) is coming to Pemberton Secondary, starting next Wed, Feb. 12th  after school in rm. 103. Join the cause to bring better mental health to our school and community!
  • Trades and Apprenticeship Opportunity:

There is a local business who is interested in looking to sponsor individuals into an apprenticeship program. If any student in grade 11 or 12 is interesting in exploring the plumbing trade please contact Heather Quamme hquamme@sd48.bc.ca and she will put them in contact with the local business.

  • Grad Portrait Proofs have arrived – please come to the office during breaks and lunch to pick them up! The Grad group pictures are not included in the package – they can be viewed online. Access for group photos:

Online at http://www.lifetouchportraits.ca/ [lifetouchportraits.ca]

Password will be:  pemberton2020

Grad Portrait Retakes will be happening on Feb 11th.

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Monday, February 3, 2020:

Parents/Guardians & Students – This Friday, February 7th is a Teachers Day in Lieu and there is NO school in session. Enjoy the long weekend!

  • Dungeons and Dragons or “Scraps!” will meet today after school in the Art Rm.
  • Aboriginal Leadership will be meeting after school today in the Istken Rm.
  • The Devils Diner will hopefully start serving again next Wednesday, Feb. 5th   for lunch! Stay tuned for the new menu.
  • Diversity Club will be meeting today at lunch in the Counselling Rm – everyone is welcome!
  • Grads – there is a mandatory Gr 12 meeting at 2:00pm this Wednesday, Feb. 5th in Rm 209. We will review the scholarship letter process and discuss Capstone.
  • Hey PSS – Jack Chapters (Jack.org) is coming to Pemberton Secondary, starting next Wed, Feb 5 after school in rm. 103. Join the cause to bring better mental health to our school and community!
  • Grads – there is a mandatory Gr 12 meeting at 2:00pm on Wednesday, Feb. 5th in Rm 209. We will review the scholarship letter process and discuss Capstone.
  • Grad Portrait Proofs have arrived – please come to the office during breaks and lunch to pick them up! The Grad group pictures are not included in the package – they can be viewed online. Access for group photos:

Online at http://www.lifetouchportraits.ca/ [lifetouchportraits.ca]

Password will be:  pemberton2020

Grad Portrait Retakes will be happening on Feb 11th.

  • It’s Ms. Jean’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Friday, January 31, 2020:

• The Devils Diner will hopefully start serving again next Wednesday, Feb. 5th for lunch! Stay tuned for the new menu.

• Hey PSS – Jack Chapters (Jack.org) is coming to Pemberton Secondary, starting next Wed, Feb 5 after school in rm. 103. Join the cause to bring better mental health to our school and community!

• Grads – there is a mandatory Gr 12 meeting at 2:00pm on Wednesday, Feb. 5th in Rm 209. We will review the scholarship letter process and discuss Capstone.

• Grad Portrait Proofs have arrived – please come to the office during breaks and lunch to pick them up! The Grad group pictures are not included in the package – they can be viewed online. Access for group photos:
Online at http://www.lifetouchportraits.ca/ [lifetouchportraits.ca]
Password will be: pemberton2020
Grad Portrait Retakes will be happening on Feb 11th.

• It’s Mr. Hargitt’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ . Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently. We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games. If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020:

  • The late bus runs to New site, Mt. Currie and D’arcy today.  Homework help is in the library and Drama is happening in the Drama rm.
  • Book Club is happening in the library during Silent Reading – our new book has arrived!
  • Link Crew meets in Room 209 and Art Club meets in Room 205 today at lunch.

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020:

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site,  Mount Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the library and Drama is practicing in the Drama Rm.
  • The gym will be closed all day today for a special Health Canada presentation on Vaping. All classes will take turns visiting this interactive presentation throughout the day.
  • Interact will meet today at lunch in Rm 209.
  • Diversity Club has changed days – we will be meeting on Mondays at lunch now instead of Fridays.
  • The Devils Diner will not be serving this week as there is a new crew of chefs in training. Please bring your lunches to school.
  • Grad Portrait Proofs have arrived – please come to the office during breaks and lunch to pick them up! The Grad group pictures are not included in the package – they can be viewed online. Access for group photos:

Online at http://www.lifetouchportraits.ca/ [lifetouchportraits.ca]

Password will be:  pemberton2020

Grad Portrait Retakes will be happening on Feb 11th.

  • It’s Mr. Hargitt’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Monday, January 27, 2020:

  • Grade 10-12 Students – Today is the start of Semester 2! All grade 10-12’s will have CLE FIRST thing on Monday morning. In CLE you will receive your new timetable before heading to Block A. Congratulation on completing Semester 1!
  • Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering Club is happening today after school – see you then!
  • Aboriginal Leadership is meeting today after school in the Istken Rm.
  • The Devils Diner will not be serving this week as there is a new crew of chefs in training. Please bring your lunches to school.
  • Grad Portrait Proofs have arrived – please come to the office during breaks and lunch to pick them up! The Grad group pictures are not included in the package – they can be viewed online. Access for group photos:

Online at http://www.lifetouchportraits.ca/ [lifetouchportraits.ca]

Password will be:  pemberton2020

  • It’s Mr. Hargitt’s CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Teen Mentorship

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sea-to-Sky Corridor are looking for teen mentors to embody the principles of diversity, and welcomes participation regardless of race, religion, culture or sexual orientation.

Please note that there is now a youth leadership component for Teen Mentors to receive additional leadership skills training through BBGV. Further details will be provided by your Mentoring Coordinator upon acceptance as a Teen Mentor. Contact Heather Quamme for more information regarding this program or check our website:

https://sea-to-sky.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020:

Parents/Guardians: In December our calendar went through an approval change process. The day for Semester Turnaround has been changed to this Friday, JANUARY 24th. To clarify, there will be no school in session this Friday, January 24th and January 31st is now a regular day of school.

  • Basketball practices will continue this week as per the usual schedule, but are considered OPTIONAL for those students that are writing exams this week.
  • Any grade 8 and 9 boys that have not picked up their basketball uniform yet, please come to Miss Walden’s room at 11:45 today to get their jersey.
  • Grad Portrait Proofs have arrived – please come to the office during breaks and lunch to pick them up!
  • This Week is the Grade 10-12 Assessment Week (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run alternatively with assessments. The Assessment Schedule is posted up around the school and can be viewed online here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • It’s Ms. Girouard’s Science Humaine Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Teen Mentorship

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sea-to-Sky Corridor are looking for teen mentors to embody the principles of diversity, and welcomes participation regardless of race, religion, culture or sexual orientation.

Please note that there is now a youth leadership component for Teen Mentors to receive additional leadership skills training through BBGV. Further details will be provided by your Mentoring Coordinator upon acceptance as a Teen Mentor. Contact Heather Quamme for more information regarding this program or check our website:

http://www.sea-to-sky.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020:

Parents/Guardians: In December our calendar went through an approval change process. The day for Semester Turnaround has been changed to this Friday, JANUARY 24th. To clarify, there will be no school in session this Friday, January 24th and January 31st is now a regular day of school.

  • The Late Bus will run to New Site, Mount Currie and D’Arcy today. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Basketball practices will continue this week as per the usual schedule, but are considered OPTIONAL for those students that are writing exams this week.
  • Any grade 8 and 9 boys that have not picked up their basketball uniform yet, please come to Miss Walden’s room at 11:45 on Wednesday to get their jersey.
  • The Devils Diner will be not be serving this week or next. We will have a new crew of chefs to train in the next semester – stay tuned for the new opening date!
  • This Week is the Grade 10-12 Assessment Week (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run alternatively with assessments. The Assessment Schedule is posted up around the school and can be viewed online here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • It’s Ms. Girouard’s Science Humaine Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Teen Mentorship

Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sea-to-Sky Corridor are looking for teen mentors to embody the principles of diversity, and welcomes participation regardless of race, religion, culture or sexual orientation.

Please note that there is now a youth leadership component for Teen Mentors to receive additional leadership skills training through BBGV. Further details will be provided by your Mentoring Coordinator upon acceptance as a Teen Mentor. Contact Heather Quamme for more information regarding this program or check our website:

http://www.sea-to-sky.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Monday, January 20, 2020:

  • Dungeons and Dragons Club will not be happening this week. We will try to get together again starting next Monday! See you then.
  • Basketball practices will continue this week as per the usual schedule, but are considered OPTIONAL for those students that are writing exams this week.
  • Any grade 8 and 9 boys that have not picked up their basketball uniform yet, please come to Miss Walden’s room at 11:45 on Wednesday to get their jersey.
  • The Devils Diner will be not be serving this week or next. We will have a new crew of chefs to train in the next semester – stay tuned for the new opening date!
  • This Week is the Grade 10-12 Assessment Week (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run alternatively with assessments. The Assessment Schedule is posted up around the school and can be viewed online here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday). **For those students who missed school today because of the weather or illness – The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment can be written tomorrow morning. For missed Block C Assessments, students are asked to contact their Blk C teacher about scheduling a time to do this assessment another time this week.

  • It’s Ms. Girouard’s Science Humaine Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Friday, January 17, 2020:

  • Diversity Club is meeting today at lunch in the Counselling Rm – everyone is welcome!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Baked Mac & Cheese with Oat Bars for lunch today for $5. The Devils Diner will not be serving next week due to the Assessments – please bring your lunches every day!
  • Next Week is the Grade 10-12 Assessment Week (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run alternatively with assessments. The Assessment Schedule is posted up around the school and can be viewed online here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • Today is the last day to donate to the Australian Fire Relief Fund – There will be a donation jar in the Commons during Devils Diner to raise money for this important cause.  All donations are greatly appreciated and will be donated to the following organizations – Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief, NSW Rural Fire Service and the Port MacQuarie Koala Hospital (which includes 58 other hospitals for animals). Thank you PSS!
  • Mental Health Family Support

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) is a provincial organization that helps to support children’s and youth’s mental health through counseling and education workshops. They are offering 2 parent workshops that are one hour in length and run on the first and second Tuesdays of each month, alternating meeting times of 12pm and 4pm. For example, their January series ran this past Tuesday (Jan. 7) and the second part will run on Tuesday Jan. 14th from 12-1pm. The next series after that will run on Tuesday Feb. 4th and Tuesday Feb. 11th from 4-5pm; the following series on Tuesday March 3rd and Tuesday March 10th from 12-1pm, and so on. These workshops are offered at the Pemberton CYMH office (located at 1366 Aster St.), upstairs on the second floor. Participants can call the Admin. team -Linda or Ingrid  -to register (604 894-2091).

  • Parents/Guardians – The SD48 Board of Education follows an annual budget development process each school year in order to establish the final annual budget for submission to the Ministry of Education. The district has a carefully developed and well-defined education plan (Pathways to Learning). The role of the annual budget is to resource the Pathways to Learning education plan. SD48 is seeking advice on how to do that as effectively and efficiently as possible. If you would like to provide input toward this process please click the link below. The survey will be open for input from January 13th to 31st, 2020. Thank you for your assistance with this important decision making.

2020/2021 SD48 Annual Budget Input Survey

Notice of Election by Voting| 2020 School Trustee By-Election
Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton)

School Trustee-ONE (1) to be elected (biographies available at https://sd48seatosky.org/ )

Surname Usual Names Residential Address
Osburn Erica 1406 Pemberton Farm Rd. West, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
Walden David 8975 Pemberton Meadows Road, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L2

VOTING DATE AND LOCATION

GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton) on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at Signal Hill Elementary School, 1410 Pemberton Portage Road, Pemberton BC, V0N 2L1

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Thursday, January 16, 2020:

  • The Grade 9 Boys Boys BB Game at 4:00pm today had been cancelled. Instead, the regular practice for Grade 9 Boys at 5-6:30pm is back on – see you at 5:00!
  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, D’Arcy and Mount Currie. Homework Help is in the library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Book Club meets today during Silent Reading – we will be picking our new read!
  • Link Crew is meeting at lunch today in Rm 209 and Art Club will be meeting in Rm 205.
  • Bake Sale Alert – Leadership will be holding a Bake Sale at lunch to benefit the Australian fire relief cause – save a Koala, eat a cupcake!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving a delicious lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • The REVISED Grade 10-12 January Assessment Schedule is now posted on our website and in the halls around the school. Assessment week is January 20-23rd (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run alternatively with assessments. The schedule can be viewed here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • As most of you know, there are huge devastating fires all around Australia. The fires have killed approx. 27 people  and destroyed almost 2,000 homes. The blazes have turned skies orange and made breathing the air as bad as smoking 37 cigarettes – these are just a few of the impacts to the citizens of Australia. The destruction of the country’s land and bio-diversity is harder to fathom. An estimated one billion animals have been lost and scientists fear long term damage to sensitive ecosystems. Images of burned kangaroos, koalas and videos of dead animals of the sides  of the roads have circulated online over the past weeks. Leadership students want to help but we need everyone at PSS to help make a difference. There will be a donation jar in the Commons whenever Devils Diner is serving to raise money to help people down-under in need.  Thank you PSS – all donations are greatly appreciated and will be donated to the following organizations – Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief, NSW Rural Fire Service and the Port MacQuarie Koala Hospital (which includes 58 other hospitals for animals).
  • Mental Health Family Support

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) is a provincial organization that helps to support children’s and youth’s mental health through counseling and education workshops. They are offering 2 parent workshops that are one hour in length and run on the first and second Tuesdays of each month, alternating meeting times of 12pm and 4pm. For example, their January series ran this past Tuesday (Jan. 7) and the second part will run on Tuesday Jan. 14th from 12-1pm. The next series after that will run on Tuesday Feb. 4th and Tuesday Feb. 11th from 4-5pm; the following series on Tuesday March 3rd and Tuesday March 10th from 12-1pm, and so on. These workshops are offered at the Pemberton CYMH office (located at 1366 Aster St.), upstairs on the second floor. Participants can call the Admin. team -Linda or Ingrid  -to register (604 894-2091).

  • Parents/Guardians – The SD48 Board of Education follows an annual budget development process each school year in order to establish the final annual budget for submission to the Ministry of Education. The district has a carefully developed and well-defined education plan (Pathways to Learning). The role of the annual budget is to resource the Pathways to Learning education plan. SD48 is seeking advice on how to do that as effectively and efficiently as possible. If you would like to provide input toward this process please click the link below. The survey will be open for input from January 13th to 31st, 2020. Thank you for your assistance with this important decision making.

2020/2021 SD48 Annual Budget Input Survey

Notice of Election by Voting| 2020 School Trustee By-Election
Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton)

School Trustee-ONE (1) to be elected (biographies available at https://sd48seatosky.org/ )

Surname Usual Names Residential Address
Osburn Erica 1406 Pemberton Farm Rd. West, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0
Walden David 8975 Pemberton Meadows Road, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L2

VOTING DATE AND LOCATION

GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Village of Pemberton) on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at Signal Hill Elementary School, 1410 Pemberton Portage Road, Pemberton BC, V0N 2L1

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020:

  • Leadership is meeting at lunch in Rm 102.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Butter Chicken and Banana Cake for lunch today for $5.
  • The REVISED Grade 10-12 January Assessment Schedule is now posted on our website and in the halls around the school. Assessment week is January 20-23rd (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run alternatively with assessments. The schedule can be viewed here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • It’s Mr. Evans’ Humanities Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • As most of you know, there are huge devastating fires all around Australia. The fires have killed approx. 27 people  and destroyed almost 2,000 homes. The blazes have turned skies orange and made breathing the air as bad as smoking 37 cigarettes – these are just a few of the impacts to the citizens of Australia. The destruction of the country’s land and bio-diversity is harder to fathom. An estimated one billion animals have been lost and scientists fear long term damage to sensitive ecosystems. Images of burned kangaroos, koalas and videos of dead animals of the sides  of the roads have circulated online over the past weeks. Leadership students want to help but we need everyone at PSS to help make a difference. There will be a donation jar in the Commons whenever Devils Diner is serving to raise money to help people down-under in need.  Thank you PSS – all donations are greatly appreciated and will be donated to the following organizations – Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief, NSW Rural Fire Service and the Port MacQuarie Koala Hospital (which includes 58 other hospitals for animals).

Bake Sale Alert – Leadership will be holding another Bake Sale, tomorrow, at lunch to benefit the fire relief cause – bring your money!

  • Mental Health Family Support

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) is a provincial organization that helps to support children’s and youth’s mental health through counseling and education workshops. They are offering 2 parent workshops that are one hour in length and run on the first and second Tuesdays of each month, alternating meeting times of 12pm and 4pm. For example, their January series ran this past Tuesday (Jan. 7) and the second part will run on Tuesday Jan. 14th from 12-1pm. The next series after that will run on Tuesday Feb. 4th and Tuesday Feb. 11th from 4-5pm; the following series on Tuesday March 3rd and Tuesday March 10th from 12-1pm, and so on. These workshops are offered at the Pemberton CYMH office (located at 1366 Aster St.), upstairs on the second floor. Participants can call the Admin. team -Linda or Ingrid  -to register (604 894-2091).

  • Parents/Guardians – The SD48 Board of Education follows an annual budget development process each school year in order to establish the final annual budget for submission to the Ministry of Education. The district has a carefully developed and well-defined education plan (Pathways to Learning). The role of the annual budget is to resource the Pathways to Learning education plan. SD48 is seeking advice on how to do that as effectively and efficiently as possible. If you would like to provide input toward this process please click the link below. The survey will be open for input from January 13th to 31st, 2020. Thank you for your assistance with this important decision making.

2020/2021 SD48 Annual Budget Input Survey

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020:

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, D’Arcy and Mt. Currie. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama will be happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Interact Club is meeting today at lunch in Rm 209.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Butter Chicken and Banana Cake for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • The REVISED Grade 10-12 January Assessment Schedule is now posted on our website and in the halls around the school. Assessment week is January 20-23rd (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run alternatively with assessments. The schedule can be viewed here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • It’s Mr. Evans’ Humanities Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • As most of you know, there are huge devastating fires all around Australia. The fires have killed approx. 27 people  and destroyed almost 2,000 homes. The blazes have turned skies orange and made breathing the air as bad as smoking 37 cigarettes – these are just a few of the impacts to the citizens of Australia. The destruction of the country’s land and bio-diversity is harder to fathom. An estimated one billion animals have been lost and scientists fear long term damage to sensitive ecosystems. Images of burned kangaroos, koalas and videos of dead animals of the sides  of the roads have circulated online over the past weeks. Leadership students want to help but we need everyone at PSS to help make a difference. There will be a donation jar in the Commons whenever Devils Diner is serving to raise money to help people down-under in need. Leadership students will also be having a bakesale TODAY at lunch – bring your change! Thank you PSS – all donations are greatly appreciated!
  • Parents/Guardians – The SD48 Board of Education follows an annual budget development process each school year in order to establish the final annual budget for submission to the Ministry of Education. The district has a carefully developed and well-defined education plan (Pathways to Learning). The role of the annual budget is to resource the Pathways to Learning education plan. SD48 is seeking advice on how to do that as effectively and efficiently as possible. If you would like to provide input toward this process please click the link below. The survey will be open for input from January 13th to 31st, 2020. Thank you for your assistance with this important decision making.

2020/2021 SD48 Annual Budget Input Survey

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Monday, January 13, 2020:

  • Dungeons and Dragons Club will be happening after school today ion the Library.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving hearty, warm soup with orzo salad for lunch today for $5.
  • The REVISED Grade 10-12 January Assessment Schedule is now posted on our website and in the halls around the school. Assessment week is January 20-23rd (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run alternatively with assessments. The schedule can be viewed here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • A New Year’s reminder that PSS is participating in the Kindness Project. If you would like a form to register, pick one up at the office or in the Istken Rm. Registering will get your name entered into the draw to win some awesome prizes throughout the school year. Make kindness your New Year’s Resolution!
  • It’s Mr. Evans’ Humanities Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • As most of you know, there are huge devastating fires all around Australia. The fires have killed approx. 27 people  and destroyed almost 2,000 homes. The blazes have turned skies orange and made breathing the air as bad as smoking 37 cigarettes – these are just a few of the impacts to the citizens of Australia. The destruction of the country’s land and bio-diversity is harder to fathom. An estimated one billion animals have been lost and scientists fear long term damage to sensitive ecosystems. Images of burned kangaroos, koalas and videos of dead animals of the sides  of the roads have circulated online over the past weeks. Leadership students want to help but we need everyone at PSS to help make a difference. There will be a donation jar in the Commons whenever Devils Diner is serving to raise money to help people down-under in need.

Leadership students will also be having a bakesale Tuesday at lunch – bring your change!

Thank you PSS – all donations are greatly appreciated!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Friday, January 10, 2020:

  • Diversity Club will be meeting in the Counselling Rm at lunch today – see you there!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Cottage Pie and Gingersnaps for lunch today for $5
  • Students who are enrolled in Work Experience 12 and Peak Experience with Ms. Quamme need to hand in documented hours by next Tue. Jan. 14th to the Office or Ms. Quamme. Resumes and paper work should also be handed in. Please see Ms. Quamme if you have any questions.
  • A New Year’s reminder that PSS is participating in the Kindness Project. If you would like a form to register, pick one up at the office or in the Istken Rm. Registering will get your name entered into the draw to win some awesome prizes throughout the school year. Make kindness your New Year’s Resolution!
  • A reminder to students who ride the #1 Bus (Birken/D’Arcy) – please get your forms into the office by tomorrow! Thank you.

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020:

  • 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.
  • Book Club is meeting during Silent Reading today in the Library. We will be starting  a new book soon – so new members are welcome!
  • Link Crew is meeting in rm 209 at lunch today and Art Club will meet in Rm 205.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving some kind of amazing lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • A New Year’s reminder that PSS is participating in the Kindness Project. If you would like a form to register, pick one up at the office or in the Istken Rm. Registering will get your name entered into the draw to win some awesome prizes throughout the school year. Make kindness your New Year’s Resolution!
  • A reminder to students who ride the #1 Bus (Birken/D’Arcy) – please get your forms into the office by this Friday! Thank you.

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020:

  • Leadership is meeting at lunch today in Rm 102.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving pizza and brownies for lunch today for $5.
  • Grads – please don’t forget that Grad Portrait Sessions are happening today. If you have forgotten your session time, come to the office to check your time. Remember to bring your sitting fee of $20 for a composite photo or $50 for the multiple poses/outfits/guests sitting.
  • The Grade 10-12 January Assessment Schedule is now posted on our website and in the halls around the school. Assessment week is January 20-23rd (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run on the Monday/Tuesday except for the Grade 10’s who are taking the Literacy Assessment. Wednesday and Thursday will be assessment days for Grades 10-12 as per the schedule which can be viewed here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • A New Year’s reminder that PSS is participating in the Kindness Project. If you would like a form to register, pick one up at the office or in the Istken Rm. Registering will get your name entered into the draw to win some awesome prizes throughout the school year. Make kindness your New Year’s Resolution!
  • A reminder to students who ride the #1 Bus (Birken/D’Arcy) – please get your forms into the office by this Friday! Thank you.

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Monday, January 6, 2020:

  • Dungeons and Dragons Club will be canceled today as Ms. Z is not well – sorry! Aboriginal Leadership will also not be happening today – see you next week.
  • Grads – please don’t forget that Grad Portrait Sessions are happening tomorrow and Wednesday. If you have forgotten your session time, come to the office to check your time.
  • The Grade 10-12 January Assessment Schedule is now posted on our website and in the halls around the school. Assessment week is January 20-23rd (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run on the Monday/Tuesday except for the Grade 10’s who are taking the Literacy Assessment. Wednesday and Thursday will be assessment days for Grades 10-12 as per the schedule which can be viewed here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • A New Year’s reminder that PSS is participating in the Kindness Project. If you would like a form to register, pick one up at the office or in the Istken Rm. Registering will get your name entered into the draw to win some awesome prizes throughout the school year. Make kindness your New Year’s Resolution!
  • It’s Ms. Davies’ CLE Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020:

  • Due to the weather, the Late Bus will NOT be running today. Homework Help and Drama are also canceled. Basketball Practices will happen as per the regular schedule but they are optional – we recommend that anyone living outside of town stay home once you get there!
  • The Devils Diner will not be in operation until Friday this week. Please come prepared with your lunch until it reopens!
  • Grads – please don’t forget that Grad Portrait Sessions are happening today and tomorrow. If you have forgotten your session time, come to the office to check your time. Remember to bring your sitting fee of $20 for a composite photo or $50 for the multiple poses/outfits/guests sitting.
  • The Grade 10-12 January Assessment Schedule is now posted on our website and in the halls around the school. Assessment week is January 20-23rd (January 24th is a day off school for staff to prepare for the new semester). Regular classes will run on the Monday/Tuesday except for the Grade 10’s who are taking the Literacy Assessment. Wednesday and Thursday will be assessment days for Grades 10-12 as per the schedule which can be viewed here: https://sd48pemberton.org/

Middle School students (grades 8 & 9) will have regular classes for the week (Monday-Thursday).

  • A New Year’s reminder that PSS is participating in the Kindness Project. If you would like a form to register, pick one up at the office or in the Istken Rm. Registering will get your name entered into the draw to win some awesome prizes throughout the school year. Make kindness your New Year’s Resolution!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Friday, December 20, 2019 :

  • Holiday Spirit Week is a wrap up – thank you to the Leadership students for the planning and decorating. Rumour has it that the Leadership Elves will be serving up hot cocoa at lunch!
  • Diversity Club will be meeting at lunch in the Counselling Rm – come and join us!
  • Attention ALL Grade 10-12 students! Plan on working on your MAP digital portfolio over the holidays? Great idea! If you need assistance with getting your MAP set up on your SD48 Google Drive, you can visit Ms. Bride in the Sea to Sky Online office before the break. Log into your DC11 course on Moodle to find MAP instructions and connect with Ms. Cochrane (ecochrane@sd48.bc.ca)  if you have questions. Have a wonderful holiday!
  • Mr. Winpenny’s Class – please don’t forget to do the recycling by the end of today! Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Thursday, December 19, 2019:

  • 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.
  • Book Club will be meeting in the Library during Silent Reading today.
  • At lunch today, Art Club is getting creative in rm 205 and Link Crew will be connecting in Rm 209.
  • Holiday Spirit Week is wrapping up (get it?)– thank you to the Leadership students for planning such a merry week – tomorrow we can all relax and get outa bed ready for school – it’s PJ Day, PSS and rumour has it that the Leadership Elves will be serving up hot cocoa at lunch!
  • Attention ALL Grade 10-12 students! Plan on working on your MAP digital portfolio over the holidays? Great idea! If you need assistance with getting your MAP set up on your SD48 Google Drive, you can visit Ms. Bride in the Sea to Sky Online office before the break. Log into your DC11 course on Moodle to find MAP instructions and connect with  Ms. Cochrane​ if you have questions. Have a wonderful holiday!
  • In the PSS Library we are on the last few days of the Countdown to Winter Break Contest! Every time you sign out a book, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Everyone who enters the contest will be eligible to win the grand prize – a new book of your choice! Come and check it out – and stock up on holiday reading!
  • It’s Mr. Winpenny’s Humanities Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019:

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Chicken pesto pasta with garlic rolls and dessert for lunch today for $5. Today will be the Diner’s last day of operation before the holidays. Please remember to bring your lunches on Friday.
  • Junior Boys basketball players please come to Miss Walden’s room today at the beginning of lunch to get your uniforms.
  • Classes – hope your Holiday Doors are ready because the judging happens today!! You have this morning to add the holly, jolly touches to your doors. Judges will be viewing the doors during D block.
  • It’s Holiday Spirit Week  and  Leadership has planned a fun holiday theme for every day of the week! Tomorrow is a Winter Wonderland Day.

Friday: PJ Day & Hot Chocolate Day

Leadership will also be selling Candygrams today at lunch in the Commons – it’s the last chance to order candygrams. They will be delivered tomorrow!

  • In the PSS Library we are on the last few days of the Countdown to Winter Break Contest! Every time you sign out a book in the next two week, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Everyone who enters the contest will be eligible to win the grand prize – a new book of your choice! Come and check it out – and stock up on holiday reading!
  • It’s Mr. Winpenny’s Humanities Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests).

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019:

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mount Currie and D’Arcy today. Homework Help is in the library and Drama is meeting in the Drama Rm.
  • Interact is meeting today at lunch in rm 209.
  • Book Club will be meeting on Thursday this week during Silent Reading – see you then!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Chicken pesto pasta with garlic rolls and dessert for lunch tomorrow for $5. Wednesday will be the Diner’s last day of operation before the holidays. Please remember to bring your lunches on Friday.
  • Leadership will not be meeting this Wednesday due to all the events you are busy with. Classes, please have your holiday doors ready by Wednesday – the judging will be happening then!
  • It’s Holiday Spirit Week  and  Leadership has planned a fun holiday theme for every day of the week! Tomorrow is a fave – break out those ugly holiday sweaters – the gaudier the better!

Wednesday:  Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Thursday: Winter Wonderland Day

Friday: PJ Day & Hot Chocolate Day

Leadership will also be selling Candygrams today at lunch in the Commons – send all your friends a sweet message for Christmas!

  • In the PSS Library we are on the second week of the Countdown to Winter Break Contest! Every time you sign out a book in the next two week, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Come and check it out – and get a book to read over the holidays!
  • Lifetouch Photography would like to remind families that there is still time to order school portraits if you haven’t yet done so. Please see the attached poster for more information.
  • It’s Mr. Winpenny’s Humanities Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests).

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Monday, December 16, 2019:

  • A Santa-sized sleigh of gratitude to Jazmine and Amelia who raised just over $100 to donate to the Sea to Sky Community Services Christmas Hamper Program through their Toonies for Toys campaign! What a wonderful way to celebrate the season. Thank you to all students and staff who brought in their toonies.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Black Bean Veggie Burritos with Mexican Rice and dessert for lunch today for $5.
  • Dungeons & Dragons and the MTG Club will be meeting today after school in our top secret location – see you there.
  • Leadership will not be meeting this Wednesday due to all the events you are busy with. Classes, please have your holiday doors ready by Wednesday – the judging will be happening then!
  • Aboriginal Leadership will be meeting after school today.
  • It’s Holiday Spirit Week  and  Leadership has planned a fun holiday theme for every day of the week! The schedule is:

Today: Holiday Colours Day

Tuesday :Holiday Character Day

Wednesday:  Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Thursday: Winter Wonderland Day

Friday: PJ Day & Hot Chocolate Day

Leadership will also be selling Candygrams today and tomorrow at lunch in the Commons – send all your friends a sweet message for Christmas!

  • In the PSS Library we are on the second week of the Countdown to Winter Break Contest! Every time you sign out a book in the next two week, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Come and check it out – and get a book to read over the holidays!
  • It’s Mr. Winpenny’s Humanities Class’s turn to do the Recycling this week. Thank you for helping to keep our school clean and green!
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests).

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Friday, December 13, 2019:

PSS Families – the Grads annual fundraiser,  Breakfast with Santa is happening tomorrow, Saturday Dec. 14th from 8:30-11:30am. Bring the whole family and have pancakes with Santa! Entrance is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Thank you for supporting the Grads of 2020!

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Chili and Cornbread Muffins with dessert for lunch today for $5.
  • Diversity Club will be meeting at lunch today in the Counselling Rm – see you all there!
  • All girls basketball players in grades 8,9 and 10, please come to Miss Walden’s room at the beginning of lunch today to get your uniforms.
  • Leadership has a full week of Christmas Craziness planned for next week, PSS. There will be a holiday theme for every day next week, December 16 – 20. The days will include, Holiday Colours Day, Holiday Character Day, Christmas Sweater Day, PJ Day and Winter Wonderland Day – so dust off those ugly holiday sweaters and get your Christmas Spirit out! Monday, December 16th is an easy one – Holiday Colours Day…lets paint those halls in red, white and green!
  • In the PSS Library we are on the Countdown to Winter Break! Every time you sign out a book in the next two week, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Come and check it out!
  • The PSS Drama Club has extra Poinsettias to sell – please contact the office to purchase!
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests).

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the Athletics Calendar https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/ .  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019:

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, Mount Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Chili and Cornbread Muffins with dessert for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • Link Crew is meeting in Rm 209 at lunch today.
  • Art Club meets today in Rm 205 at lunch.
  • All girls basketball players in grades 8,9 and 10, please come to Miss Walden’s room at the beginning of lunch on Friday to get your uniforms.
  • Leadership has a full week of Christmas Craziness planned for next week, PSS. There will be a holiday theme for every day next week, December 16 – 20. The days will include, Holiday Colours Day, Holiday Character Day, Christmas Sweater Day, PJ Day and Winter Wonderland Day – so dust off those ugly holiday sweaters and get your Christmas Spirit out! The schedule is posted around the school and will be in the announcements.
  • In the PSS Library we are on the Countdown to Winter Break! Every time you sign out a book in the next two week, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Come and check it out!
  • The PSS Drama Club has extra Poinsettias to sell – please contact the office to purchase!
  • Breakfast with Santa is happening at PSS this Saturday, December 14th. Bring your family for a pancake breakfast and a special visit from the North Pole. This fundraiser for the Grads of 2020 is happening from 8:30-11:30am. Entrance is $8 for adults and $5 for children. See the attached poster.
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests).

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the athletics calendar.  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019:

  • Leadership is meeting today in rm 102 at lunch.
  • The Athletics Clothing Order has arrived! If you ordered something, please see Ms. Walden at the beginning of lunch.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Chicken Pesto Pasta and dessert for lunch today for $5.
  • All girls basketball players in grades 8,9 and 10, please come to Miss Walden’s room at the beginning of lunch on Friday to get your uniforms.
  • Leadership has a full week of Christmas Craziness planned for next week, PSS. There will be a holiday theme for every day next week, December 16 – 20. The days will include, Holiday Colours Day, Holiday Character Day, Christmas Sweater Day, PJ Day and Winter Wonderland Day – so dust off those ugly holiday sweaters and get your Christmas Spirit out! The schedule is posted around the school and will be in the announcements.
  • In the PSS Library we are on the Countdown to Winter Break! Every time you sign out a book in the next two week, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Come and check it out!
  • Toonies for Toys – WE Day participants and students are asking for your support in the spirit of giving this holiday season. This Today they will be collecting Toonies for Toys. All funds raised will go directly to Sea to Sky Community Services to purchase toys for their Christmas Hamper Program for families in need. Thank you to everyone who has already donated!
  • Breakfast with Santa is happening at PSS this Saturday, December 14th. Bring your family for a pancake breakfast and a special visit from the North Pole. This fundraiser for the Grads of 2020 is happening from 8:30-11:30am. Entrance is $8 for adults and $5 for children. See the attached poster.
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests).

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the athletics calendar.  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019:

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama is practicing in the Drama Rm.
  • Book Club is meeting during Silent Reading today in the library.
  • Interact will be meeting at lunch in Rm 209.
  • The Athletics Clothing Order has arrived! If you ordered something, please see Ms. Walden at the beginning of lunch.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Chicken Pesto Pasta and dessert for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • Leadership has a full week of Christmas Craziness planned for next week, PSS. There will be a holiday theme for every day next week, December 16 – 20. The days will include, Holiday Colours Day, Holiday Character Day, Christmas Sweater Day, PJ Day and Winter Wonderland Day – so dust off those ugly holiday sweaters and get your Christmas Spirit out! The schedule is posted around the school and will be in the announcements.
  • In the PSS Library we are on the Countdown to Winter Break! Every time you sign out a book in the next two week, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Come and check it out!
  • Toonies for Toys – WE Day participants and students are asking for your support in the spirit of giving this holiday season. This Today and Tomorrow they will be collecting Toonies for Toys. All funds raised will go directly to Sea to Sky Community Services to purchase toys for their Christmas Hamper Program for families in need. Thank you!!
  • Breakfast with Santa is happening at PSS this Saturday, December 14th. Bring your family for a pancake breakfast and a special visit from the North Pole. This fundraiser for the Grads of 2020 is happening from 8:30-11:30am. Entrance is $8 for adults and $5 for children. See the attached poster.
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests).

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the athletics calendar.  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Monday, December 9, 2019:

Parents/Guardians: the next PSS PAC Meeting is this evening at 7pm. Everyone is welcome – we’d love to see you there!

  • Aboriginal Leadership is meeting today after school.
  • Dungeons & Dragons and the MTG Club will meet under the cover of nightfall in a secret location after school today (probably the library).
  • The Athletics Clothing Order has arrived! If you ordered something, come to Ms. Walden’s rm at lunch to pick it up.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Veggie Black Bean Burritos with Mexican Rice and dessert for today for lunch for $5.
  • Leadership has a full week of Christmas Craziness planned for next week, PSS. There will be a holiday theme for every day next week, December 16 – 20. The days will include, Holiday Colours Day, Holiday Character Day, Christmas Sweater Day, PJ Day and Winter Wonderland Day – so dust off those ugly holiday sweaters and get your Christmas Spirit out! The schedule is posted around the school and will be in the announcements.
  • In the PSS Library we are on the Countdown to Winter Break! Every time you sign out a book in the next two week, you can enter a draw to win a holiday treat. Come and check it out!
  • Toonies for Toys – WE Day participants and students are asking for your support in the spirit of giving this holiday season. This Tuesday, Dec. 10th and Wednesday, Dec 11th they will be collecting Toonies for Toys. All funds raised will go directly to Sea to Sky Community Services to purchase toys for their Christmas Hamper Program for families in need. Thank you!!
  • Breakfast with Santa is happening at PSS this Saturday, December 14th. Bring your family for a pancake breakfast and a special visit from the North Pole. This fundraiser for the Grads of 2020 is happening from 8:30-11:30am. Entrance is $8 for adults and $5 for children. See the attached poster.
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests).

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the athletics calendar.  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Friday, December 6, 2019:

  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests). An information page is attached.
  • The Devils Diner will be not be serving lunch today – sorry!
  • Diversity Club is cancelled today due to the field trip – see you next week.
  • Girls Group will meet today in the Istken Rm at 10:00am -11:00am.
  • ALL STUDENTS – Please do NOT climb on the bleachers when you are in the gym. The mechanism that works the bleachers will break if they are climbed or sat on while in the closed position. Thank you for your help in keeping our equipment in working order!
  • Toonies for Toys – WE Day participants and students are asking for your support in the spirit of giving this holiday season. On Tuesday, Dec. 10th and Wednesday, Dec 11th they will be collecting Toonies for Toys. All funds raised will go directly to Sea to Sky Community Services to purchase toys for their Christmas Hamper Program for families in need. Thank you!!

The basketball league schedule has now been posted on the athletics calendar.  Please note, this calendar is subject to change, so please check frequently.  We depend on parent drivers to transport our teams to away games.  If you are interested/available, please contact Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca.

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019:

  • 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.
  • Link Crew is meeting today at lunch in Rm 209.
  • Art Club will be getting creative at lunch today in rm 205 – see you there!
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests). An information page is attached.
  • The Devils Diner will be not be serving lunch tomorrow – sorry!
  • ALL STUDENTS – Please do NOT climb on the bleachers when you are in the gym. The mechanism that works the bleachers will break if they are climbed or sat on while in the closed position. Thank you for your help in keeping our equipment in working order!
  • Grade 11’s and 12’s are invited to attend a Career and Post-Secondary Exploration Day tomorrow Friday, Dec. 6th in Vancouver. There is no cost to this trip. The bus will leave at 8:45 am from PSS and return by 4:30 pm. There will be over 200 booths in which students can talk to representatives from schools and employment organizations. Please get your forms in by the end of today if you want to go on this trip!
  • Toonies for Toys – WE Day participants and students are asking for your support in the spirit of giving this holiday season. On Tuesday, Dec. 10th and Wednesday, Dec 11th they will be collecting Toonies for Toys. All funds raised will go directly to Sea to Sky Community Services to purchase toys for their Christmas Hamper Program for families in need. Thank you!!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday, December, 3, 2019:

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama will be happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Book Club is meeting during Silent Reading today. Our new book has arrived!! Come and get it.
  • Interact Club is meeting at lunch today in Rm 209.
  • Grads – Grad Portrait Sessions will be taking place on Tuesday January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th (right after Winter Break). Please come to the office in the next couple of weeks to book your session – book it BEFORE winter break begins. A $50 sitting fee is payable to the photographer at the time of your session (for multiple poses, outfits and guests). The fee is only $20 if you only want a yearbook/composite photo taken (grad gown pose only / no guests). An information page is attached.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Chicken Pesto Pasta with Garlic Rolls and dessert for lunch tomorrow for $5. There will be no Devil’s Diner on Friday – sorry!
  • Thank you to Ms. Zablotney’s CLE class for doing the school recycling duty this week and helping to keep PSS clean and green!
  • Grade 11’s and 12’s are invited to attend a Career and Post-Secondary Exploration Day this Friday, Dec. 6th in Vancouver. There is no cost to this trip. The bus will leave at 8:45 am from PSS and return by 4:30 pm. There will be over 200 booths in which students can talk to representatives from schools and employment organizations. Any students that have concerns about getting home from PSS afterwards can let Ms. Quamme know and she will help to arrange for rides. Please see the attached permission form and return it to the office signed by a parent or guardian. The form can also be emailed to hquamme@sd48.bc.ca

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Monday, December 2, 2019:

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Black Bean Veggie Burritos with Mexican Rice and dessert for lunch today for $5. There will be no Devil’s Diner on Friday but it will operate on Wednesday.
  • Aboriginal Leadership will be meeting after school today – see you then! The Late Bus will be running to take you home.
  • Dungeons & Dragons and the MTG Club will be meeting after school today.
  • There are lots of books overdue from the library.  Please check the Overdue Library Book lists posted around the school and see if your name is on the list.  Either return your book to the library or come by and renew the book if you are still reading it.

There are also a lot of free discarded books that you can take home from the library to keep.  Check out the book shelf just inside the library doors and take whatever you want!

  • Volleyball uniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Ms. Walden’s room.
  • Grade 11’s and 12’s are invited to attend a Career and Post-secondary Exploration Day this Friday, Dec. 6th in Vancouver. There is no cost to this trip. The bus will leave at 8:45 am from PSS and return by 4:30 pm. There will be over 200 booths in which students can talk to representatives from schools and employment organizations. Any students that have concerns about getting home from PSS afterwards can let Ms. Quamme know and she will help to arrange for rides. Please see the attached permission form and return it to the office signed by a parent or guardian. The form can also be emailed to hquamme@sd48.bc.ca
  • This past weekend, a Mt. Currie family lost their home to a house fire. They are in need of help, especially as the holidays approach! Aboriginal Leadership is running a campaign to assist the family and you can still help. Today, during CLE and Middle School Humanities classes, please bring in a twoonie or loonie to donate to this cause if you haven’t already. Thank you!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Friday, November 29, 2019:

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Chili with Cornbread Muffins for lunch today for $5. Monday’s menu will be Black Bean Veggie Burritos with Mexican Rice and dessert.
  • Diversity Club is meeting in the Counselling Rm. At lunch today – everyone is welcome!
  • There are lots of books overdue from the library.  Please check the Overdue Library Book lists posted around the school and see if your name is on the list.  Either return your book to the library or come by and renew the book if you are still reading it.

There are also a lot of free discarded books that you can take home from the library to keep.  Check out the book shelf just inside the library doors and take whatever you want!

  • Volleyball uniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Ms. Walden’s room.
  • A reminder to those in Girls Group that the group is not meeting today – see you next week!
  • Grade 11’s and 12’s are invited to attend a Career and Post-secondary Exploration Day Dec. 6th in Vancouver. There is no cost to this trip. The bus will leave at 8:45 am from PSS and return by 4:30 pm. There will be over 200 booths in which students can talk to representatives from schools and employment organizations. Any students that have concerns about getting home from PSS afterwards can let Ms. Quamme know and she will help to arrange for rides. Please see the attached permission form and return it to the office signed by a parent or guardian. The form can also be emailed to hquamme@sd48.bc.ca
  • This past weekend, a Mt. Currie family lost their home to a house fire. They are in need of help, especially as the holidays approach! Aboriginal Leadership is running a campaign to assist the family. Today, during CLE and Middle School Humanities classes, please bring in a twoonie or loonie to donate to this cause. Donations will also be accepted on Monday,  Dec. 2. Thank you!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019:

Students/Parents/Guardians: a reminder that today,  is a Teacher Collaboration Day and school is in session for the morning only. School will be dismissed at 11:44am. There will be NO Late bus. Basketball practices will run as per schedule but they are considered optional. The blocks this morning are D followed by C.

  • Senior Girls Basketball players – please come to Ms. Walden’s room at lunch on Thursday to get your uniforms.
  • Link Leadersneed to get their plans for Thursday into Ms. M ASAP! You can submit it on Google Classroom or email her, or see her today.
  • Leadership is having a Bake sale tomorrow at lunch to raise money for December activities and decorations around the school. Please bring your change and buy some sweet holiday treats to enhance the fun in our school this holiday season!
  • Volleyballuniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Ms. Walden’s room.
  • Grade 11’s and 12’s are invited to attend a Career and Post-secondary Exploration Day Dec. 6th in Vancouver. There is no cost to this trip. The bus will leave at 8:45 am from PSS and return by 4:30 pm. There will be over 200 booths in which students can talk to representatives from schools and employment organizations. Any students that have concerns about getting home from PSS afterwards can let Ms. Quamme know and she will help to arrange for rides. Please see the attached permission form and return it to the office signed by a parent or guardian. The form can also be emailed to hquamme@sd48.bc.ca
  • This past weekend, a Mt. Currie family lost their home to a house fire. They are in need of help, especially as the holidays approach! Aboriginal Leadership is running a campaign to assist the family. This Friday, during CLE and Middle School Humanities classes, please bring in a twoonie or loonie to donate to this cause. Donations will also be accepted on Monday,  Dec. 2. Thank you!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019:

Students/Parents/Guardians: a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27th is a Teacher Collaboration Day and school is in session for the morning only. School will be dismissed at 11:44am. There will be NO Late bus on Wednesday. Basketball practices will run as per schedule but they are considered optional.

  • The Late Bus will be running today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’arcy. Homework help is in the library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  •  The Devils Diner will be closed tomorrow, since it is a half day.
  • Volleyballuniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Ms. Walden’s room.
  • Senior Girls Basketball players – please come to Ms. Walden’s room at lunch on Thursday to get your uniforms.
  • Book Club is meeting today in the library during Silent Reading.
  • Interact meets today at lunch in Rm 209.
  • Link Leadersneed to get their plans for Thursday into Ms. M ASAP! You can submit it on Google Classroom or email her, or see her on Wednesday.
  • This past weekend, a Mt. Currie family lost their home to a house fire. They are in need of help, especially as the holidays approach! Aboriginal Leadership is running a campaign to assist the family. This Friday, during CLE and Middle School Humanities classes, please bring in a twoonie or loonie to donate to this cause. Donations will also be accepted on Monday,  Dec. 2. Thank you!
  • Exciting news this past weekend from Austria – PSS’s very own Trinity Ellis came in 8th in her league at the Luge World Cup!!  https://www.luge.ca/en/news/?id=999 Trinity was also chosen to slide in the team relay event, where Canada took 4th pace.

Congratulations Trinity from all of the staff and students of PSS!

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Monday November 25th:

  • Please open the November Devils Digest to read up on some of the awesome things Pemberton Secondary School has been up to in the last few months and what we are looking forward to in future!!
  • The Devils diner will be closed on November 25th and 27th.
  • Aboriginal Leadership is meeting after school today.
  • Dungeons and Dragons and the MTG Club is meeting after school today.
  • The late bus will be running today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’arcy.
  • Volleyball uniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Miss Walden’s room.
  • Link Leaders need to get their plans for Thursday into Ms. M ASAP! You can submit it on Google Classroom or email her, or see her on Wednesday.
  • Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • Work Experience on the Mountain ‘Peak Experience’ Deadline on Mon. Nov. 25th

The Peak Experience Program is a paid program that requires students to work 100 hours over Whistler Blackcomb’s peak holiday periods. Shifts are maximum 6 hours in length. You will be hired to be the extra set of hands to help out in one of 5 areas and to deliver friendly customer service. The work you do and how you present yourself will determine future opportunities for you and will be reflected on your final performance evaluation for school. You will be expected to be at work on time, show up to committed shifts, and have fun! Click on the link and find out more information. The Peak Experience Program You can apply online. Perks are paid work experience, course credits for graduation and a ski pass. Check it out and apply.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Friday November 21st:

  • Please open the November Devils Digest to read up on some of the awesome things Pemberton Secondary School has been up to in the last few months and what we are looking forward to in future!!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving shepherd’s pie and dessert for $5.00 today. The Devils diner will be closed on November 25th and 27th.
  • Girls group is from 10:00-11:00 in the Ishkin room today.
  • Mandatory Link meeting at lunch today. You need to attend or come see Ms. Mclachlan at another time.
  • Diversity Club is cancelled today.
  • Volleyball uniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Miss Walden’s room.
  • Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday November 21st:

  • Please open the November Devils Digest to read up on some of the awesome things Pemberton Secondary School has been up to in the last few months and what we are looking forward to in future!!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving shepherd’s pie and dessert for $5.00 on Friday.
  • Link Crew is meeting at lunch today in room 209.
  • Art Club is happening today at lunch in room 205. Come get your art on.
  • Homework help is in the library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama room.
  • The Late bus will be running to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy today.
  • Volleyball uniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Miss Walden’s room.
  • Basketball starts this week! The first week of practices for both senior girls and boys are TRYOUTS. Grade 8,9, and 10 girls will be placed into either Group A or B at the first practice on Monday, so everybody available for Monday’s practice needs to attend. Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.

Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday November 20th:

  • Please open the November Devils Digest to read up on some of the awesome things Pemberton Secondary School has been up to in the last few months and what we are looking forward to in future!!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving pulled pork, coleslaw and dessert today for $5.00.
  • No Leadership today due to Intramurals. Please make sure you are getting your jobs done and sign up to the leadership google classroom if you have not yet.
  • Intramurals will be starting today in the gym during lunch time and this month is Volleyball! Get together a team of 5-6 people to play other teams of students or teachers. You can sign up beside Ms. Walden’s room- only 3 spots left. Winning teams will gain house team points! Some of the upcoming sports are badminton, ping pong and foosball.
  • The Late bus will be running to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy today.
  • Volleyball uniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Miss Walden’s room.
  • Basketball starts this week! The first week of practices for both senior girls and boys are TRYOUTS. Grade 8,9, and 10 girls will be placed into either Group A or B at the first practice on Monday, so everybody available for Monday’s practice needs to attend. Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.

Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • We are silent– today the Interact Club will be taking part in the “we are silent” innovative which is to raise awareness for issues such as child soldiers and  children who lack access to water and education. Tomorrow we are encouraging PSS to make a vow of silence for a day to help us understand what is it like to have our voices go unheard just like these children across the globe. Our goal is to raise $150 to go towards charities, every $50 will give a child school supplies for a whole year. There will be a donation jar in the office to collect donation and pledges.
  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday November 19th:

  • Please open the November Devils Digest to read up on some of the awesome things Pemberton Secondary School has been up to in the last few months and what we are looking forward to in future!!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving pulled pork, coleslaw and dessert for $5.00 on Wednesday.
  • Homework Help is in the library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama room.
  • Interact Club is meeting today at lunch in room 209.
  • Book Club will be meeting during Silent Reading today in the library.
  • Intramurals will be starting November 20th in the gym during lunch time and this month is Volleyball! Get together a team of 5-6 people to play other teams of students or teachers. You can sign up beside Ms. Walden’s room- only 3 spots left. Winning teams will gain house team points! Some of the upcoming sports are badminton, ping pong and foosball.
  • The Late bus will be running to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy today.
  • Volleyball uniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Miss Walden’s room.
  • Basketball starts next week! The first week of practices for both senior girls and boys are TRYOUTS. Grade 8,9, and 10 girls will be placed into either Group A or B at the first practice on Monday, so everybody available for Monday’s practice needs to attend. Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.

Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • We are silent– tomorrow the Interact Club will be taking part in the “we are silent” innovative which is to raise awareness for issues such as child soldiers and  children who lack access to water and education. Tomorrow we are encouraging PSS to make a vow of silence for a day to help us understand what is it like to have our voices go unheard just like these children across the globe. Our goal is to raise $150 to go towards charities, every $50 will give a child school supplies for a whole year. There will be a donation jar in the office to collect donation and pledges.
  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • The Whistler Learning Centre is hosting a free panel discussion with thought leaders on renewable and sustainable energy and infrastructure connected with the future of Electric Vehicles on November 23 at the Fairmont. Knowing that local youth are passionate and engaged about climate change and environmental stewardship they are hoping to help raise awareness of this event amongst the high school student body. Please look at the attached poster for more details.

Event web page: https://whistlerlearningcentre.com/course/the-ev-economy/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2785596288152065/

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Monday November 18th:

  • WE DAY KIDS- DROP OFF LOCATION IS AT SIGNAL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!
  • The Devils Diner will be serving soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and dessert today for $5.00.
  • Aboriginal Leadership is meeting after school today.
  • Dungeons and Dragons and the MTG Club is meeting after school today.
  • Intramurals will be starting November 20th in the gym during lunch time and this month is Volleyball! Get together a team of 5-6 people to play other teams of students or teachers. You can sign up beside Ms. Walden’s room- only 3 spots left. Winning teams will gain house team points! Some of the upcoming sports are badminton, ping pong and foosball.
  • The Late bus will be running to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy today.
  • Congrats grade 9 and senior girls-A team volleyball for winning District champions on Friday!!! Volleyball uniforms are now due.  Please drop them off in Miss Walden’s room.
  • Basketball starts next week! The first week of practices for both senior girls and boys are TRYOUTS. Grade 8,9, and 10 girls will be placed into either Group A or B at the first practice on Monday, so everybody available for Monday’s practice needs to attend. Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.

Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • The Whistler Learning Centre is hosting a free panel discussion with thought leaders on renewable and sustainable energy and infrastructure connected with the future of Electric Vehicles on November 23 at the Fairmont. Knowing that local youth are passionate and engaged about climate change and environmental stewardship they are hoping to help raise awareness of this event amongst the high school student body. Please look at the attached poster for more details.

Event web page: https://whistlerlearningcentre.com/course/the-ev-economy/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2785596288152065/

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Friday November 15th:

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Shepard’s pie today for $5.00. On Monday, the menu will be soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and dessert.
  • Diversity Club is meeting in the Counselling room at lunch today- everyone is welcome!
  • The lost and found is overflowing. Please ask your students if they are missing anything and to have a look for it in the red bin.
  • Basketball starts next week! The first week of practices for both senior girls and boys are TRYOUTS. Grade 8,9, and 10 girls will be placed into either Group A or B at the first practice on Monday, so everybody available for Monday’s practice needs to attend. Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.

Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • The Whistler Learning Centre is hosting a free panel discussion with thought leaders on renewable and sustainable energy and infrastructure connected with the future of Electric Vehicles on November 23 at the Fairmont. Knowing that local youth are passionate and engaged about climate change and environmental stewardship they are hoping to help raise awareness of this event amongst the high school student body. Please look at the attached poster for more details.

Event web page: https://whistlerlearningcentre.com/course/the-ev-economy/

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2785596288152065/

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday November 14th:

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Shepard’s pie for $5.00 on Friday.
  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama Room.
  • There is a bake sale in the commons during lunch today. All proceeds go to Shalom Education Centre in Uganda.
  • Link Crew is meeting at lunch today in room 209.
  • Art Club is happening today at lunch in room 205. Come get your art on!!
  • The lost and found is overflowing. Please ask your students if they are missing anything and to have a look for it in the red bin.
  • Basketball starts next week! The first week of practices for both senior girls and boys are TRYOUTS. Grade 8,9, and 10 girls will be placed into either Group A or B at the first practice on Monday, so everybody available for Monday’s practice needs to attend. Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.
  • All Senior girls interested in playing basketball, there will be a brief meeting in Miss Walden’s room today at the beginning of lunch.  You MUST be there!

Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday November 13th:

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Pulled pork and coldslaw today for $ 5.00.
  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy.
  • Leadership is meeting at lunch today in room 102.
  • The lost and found is overflowing. Please ask your students if they are missing anything and to have a look for it in the red bin.
  • Basketball starts next week! The first week of practices for both senior girls and boys are TRYOUTS. Grade 8,9, and 10 girls will be placed into either Group A or B at the first practice on Monday, so everybody available for Monday’s practice needs to attend. Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.
  • All Senior girls interested in playing basketball, there will be a brief meeting in Miss Walden’s room on Thursday at the beginning of lunch.  You MUST be there!

Basketball practice times are as follows:

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:00

Grade 8,9,10 Girls Group B: Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30

Grade 8,9,10 Boys: Mondays 6:00 – 8:00, Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:00

Senior Girls: Tuesday 5:00 – 6:30, Thursday 3:30 – 5:00

Senior Boys: Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00, Thursday 6:30 – 8:30

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Growing Great Children is looking for volunteers from PSS. Please come help out at this event for our local children! The holiday sing-along will take place in the barn on Friday December 6th from 5:30-7:30pm. We are looking for students to help set-up, monitor the food and drink stations, general assistance, and help tidy up. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up at the school office. Free pizza and a fun evening guaranteed! Once you have signed up for a shift, Ms. Smith will email you with further details. Thank you for volunteering your time for our community and especially our children!

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday November 12th:

  • The Devils Diner will be serving Pulled pork and coldslaw on Wednesday for $ 5.00.
  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama Club is happening in the drama room after school.
  • Interact Club is meeting today at lunch in room 209.
  • Book Club will be meeting during Silent Reading in the library.
  • The lost and found is overflowing. Please ask your students if they are missing anything and to have a look for it in the red bin.
  • Basketball practices will be starting the week of November 18th.  Practice times will be announced next week.  There will be a grade 8/9/10 girls basketball meeting in Miss Walden’s room on Tuesday at lunch, and a Senior Girls meeting on Thursday at lunch next week.  Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.
  •      School Photos and students cards have arrived and are in the office for pick up. Retakes have also arrived and ready for pick up
  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday November 7th:

  • The Devils Diner is serving Shepard’s pie for lunch on Friday for $5.
  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’arcy. Homework help is in the library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama room after school.
  • Link Crew is meeting at lunch today in room 209.
  • Art Club is happening today at lunch in room 205. Come get your art on.
  • All grade 9 immunization forms need to be returned to the office for Friday November 8th.
  • The lost and found is overflowing. Please ask your students if they are missing anything and to have a look for it in the red bin.
  • Basketball practices will be starting the week of November 18th.  Practice times will be announced next week.  There will be a grade 8/9/10 girls basketball meeting in Miss Walden’s room on Tuesday at lunch, and a Senior Girls meeting on Thursday at lunch next week.  Please see Miss Walden if you have any questions.
  • Boys soccer players… There are still 3 soccer jerseys not handed in.  Soccer has been over for almost a month.  Get them in asap!  You know who you are.
  •      School Photos and students cards have arrived and are in the office for pick up. Retakes have also arrived and ready for pick up!
  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • The Canucks are on a winning streak – what a great time to go watch a game! The International Education department has extra Canucks Hockey tickets for sale for the game THIS SUNDY, November 10 @ 1:00 pm vs the New Jersey Devils, for $55.00 each.  Seats are in sections 319 to 326, rows 11-14.   If you are interested in tickets, please email Anne MacDougall  amacdougall@sd48.bc.ca or contact her at 604-848-5926.

Volunteer Opportunities for PSS Students:

WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL: VOLUNTEER / WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Want to gain valuable work experience for future employment? The Whistler Film Festival (December 4-8 2019) is looking for students to help us deliver one of Canada’s leading film festivals with over 12,000 people attending and screening over 80 films.

The volunteer opportunities are a great way to gain valuable work experience useful for future employment. We have a variety of roles to choose from: Front of House, VIP Guest Chaperones, VIP Drivers, Film editing, Industry & Programming support and Technical Crew.

We would be happy to submit information required towards work experience requirements and provide references for future job applications. Also volunteers are rewarded with free festival tickets, free merchandise and free food (when on shift). We normally ask for a minimum of 4-8 hours commitment but welcome those who want to work more.

For more information & to sign up, please go to: http://whistlerfilmfestival.com/volunteer/

or contact Julia (Volunteer Manager) with any questions: volunteer@whistlerfilmfestival.com

WHISTLER KIDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

This is a season long program, suitable for local high school students at least 15 years old, interested in training and working as a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb. It is a volunteer position that has a requirement of at least 15 days that will develop the skills and experience requited to work in our Snow School. Once hired as a volunteer, perks include a season pass, food and retail discounts, half price ski tuning and 2 for 1 fresh tracks tickets.

Participants will be volunteering at one of our Whistler kids locations with our experienced instructors. During the day they will be helping with class sign in, lift loading, class management, lunch time, skill development and games, class sign out and generally supporting the instructor during their day.

Participants can expect to work with a range of ages and ability levels taking them into the learning areas and up the mountain.

After completion of the program participants will have the knowledge and experience to excel as a whistler kids instructor and have gained valuable work skills that will translate to any work environment. Working part-time and holidays is a great job for students. It’s a fun way to earn money that fits around a school / college schedule.For more information and to apply by submitting a resume, send an email to Tom Francis (Whistler Kids Training Supervisor) tfrancis1@vailresorts.com

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday November 6th:

  • The Devils Diner is serving pulled pork, coldslaw and carrot muffins for lunch today for $5.
  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’arcy.
  • Leadership is meeting at lunch today in room 102.
  • Grade 9 and 10 Girls Volleyball will be cancelled today (Wednesday!) due to a staff meeting.
  • Boys soccer players… There are still 3 soccer jerseys not handed in.  Soccer has been over for almost a month.  Get them in asap!  You know who you are.
  •      School Photos and students cards have arrived and are in the office for pick up. Retakes have also arrived and ready for pick up!
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! Students can write it up to three times before you graduate. Students MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – please see the schedule in the office. Come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Volunteer Opportunities for PSS Students:

WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL: VOLUNTEER / WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Want to gain valuable work experience for future employment? The Whistler Film Festival (December 4-8 2019) is looking for students to help us deliver one of Canada’s leading film festivals with over 12,000 people attending and screening over 80 films.

The volunteer opportunities are a great way to gain valuable work experience useful for future employment. We have a variety of roles to choose from: Front of House, VIP Guest Chaperones, VIP Drivers, Film editing, Industry & Programming support and Technical Crew.

We would be happy to submit information required towards work experience requirements and provide references for future job applications. Also volunteers are rewarded with free festival tickets, free merchandise and free food (when on shift). We normally ask for a minimum of 4-8 hours commitment but welcome those who want to work more.

For more information & to sign up, please go to: http://whistlerfilmfestival.com/volunteer/

or contact Julia (Volunteer Manager) with any questions: volunteer@whistlerfilmfestival.com

WHISTLER KIDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

This is a season long program, suitable for local high school students at least 15 years old, interested in training and working as a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb. It is a volunteer position that has a requirement of at least 15 days that will develop the skills and experience requited to work in our Snow School. Once hired as a volunteer, perks include a season pass, food and retail discounts, half price ski tuning and 2 for 1 fresh tracks tickets.

Participants will be volunteering at one of our Whistler kids locations with our experienced instructors. During the day they will be helping with class sign in, lift loading, class management, lunch time, skill development and games, class sign out and generally supporting the instructor during their day.

Participants can expect to work with a range of ages and ability levels taking them into the learning areas and up the mountain.

After completion of the program participants will have the knowledge and experience to excel as a whistler kids instructor and have gained valuable work skills that will translate to any work environment. Working part-time and holidays is a great job for students. It’s a fun way to earn money that fits around a school / college schedule.For more information and to apply by submitting a resume, send an email to Tom Francis (Whistler Kids Training Supervisor) tfrancis1@vailresorts.com

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday November 5th:

  • The Devils Diner is serving pulled pork, coldslaw and carrot muffins for lunch on Wednesday for $5.
  • Book Club will be meeting during Silent Reading today in the library.
  • Homework Help is in the library and Drama Club is happening in the drama room after school today.
  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’arcy.
  • Boys soccer players… your jerseys are now due back to Miss Walden.  Please return asap.
  •      School Photos and students cards have arrived and are in the office for pick up. Retakes have also arrived and ready for pick up!
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! Students can write it up to three times before you graduate. Students MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – please see the schedule in the office. Come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Volunteer Opportunities for PSS Students:

WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL: VOLUNTEER / WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Want to gain valuable work experience for future employment? The Whistler Film Festival (December 4-8 2019) is looking for students to help us deliver one of Canada’s leading film festivals with over 12,000 people attending and screening over 80 films.

The volunteer opportunities are a great way to gain valuable work experience useful for future employment. We have a variety of roles to choose from: Front of House, VIP Guest Chaperones, VIP Drivers, Film editing, Industry & Programming support and Technical Crew.

We would be happy to submit information required towards work experience requirements and provide references for future job applications. Also volunteers are rewarded with free festival tickets, free merchandise and free food (when on shift). We normally ask for a minimum of 4-8 hours commitment but welcome those who want to work more.

For more information & to sign up, please go to: http://whistlerfilmfestival.com/volunteer/

or contact Julia (Volunteer Manager) with any questions: volunteer@whistlerfilmfestival.com

​WHISTLER KIDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

This is a season long program, suitable for local high school students at least 15 years old, interested in training and working as a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb. It is a volunteer position that has a requirement of at least 15 days that will develop the skills and experience requited to work in our Snow School. Once hired as a volunteer, perks include a season pass, food and retail discounts, half price ski tuning and 2 for 1 fresh tracks tickets.

Participants will be volunteering at one of our Whistler kids locations with our experienced instructors. During the day they will be helping with class sign in, lift loading, class management, lunch time, skill development and games, class sign out and generally supporting the instructor during their day.

Participants can expect to work with a range of ages and ability levels taking them into the learning areas and up the mountain.

After completion of the program participants will have the knowledge and experience to excel as a whistler kids instructor and have gained valuable work skills that will translate to any work environment. Working part-time and holidays is a great job for students. It’s a fun way to earn money that fits around a school / college schedule.For more information and to apply by submitting a resume, send an email to Tom Francis (Whistler Kids Training Supervisor) tfrancis1@vailresorts.com

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Monday November 4th:

  • The Devils Diner is serving Grilled Cheese and soup made from PSS grown veggies, with dessert for lunch today for $5.
  • Aboriginal Leadership is meeting after school today.
  • Dungeons and Dragons and the MTG Club is meeting after school day.
  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’arcy.
  • Boys soccer players… your jerseys are now due back to Miss Walden.  Please return asap.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due today.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  •      School Photos and students cards have arrived and are in the office for pick up. Retakes have also arrived and ready for pick up!
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! Students can write it up to three times before you graduate. Students MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – please see the schedule in the office. Come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • Notice from PAC: IT’S ELECTION TIME! WE NEED PARENTS! Without parents to fill the PAC Roles, the PAC will dissolve and we will lose our Grant Money.

Depending on the role and projects you choose to take, it’s not a huge time commitment – 3 or less hours per month.

PLEASE COME TO THE PAC MEETING on MONDAY November 4th 6:30 PM in the LIBRARY

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Volunteer Opportunities for PSS Students:

WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL: VOLUNTEER / WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Want to gain valuable work experience for future employment? The Whistler Film Festival (December 4-8 2019) is looking for students to help us deliver one of Canada’s leading film festivals with over 12,000 people attending and screening over 80 films.

The volunteer opportunities are a great way to gain valuable work experience useful for future employment. We have a variety of roles to choose from: Front of House, VIP Guest Chaperones, VIP Drivers, Film editing, Industry & Programming support and Technical Crew.

We would be happy to submit information required towards work experience requirements and provide references for future job applications. Also volunteers are rewarded with free festival tickets, free merchandise and free food (when on shift). We normally ask for a minimum of 4-8 hours commitment but welcome those who want to work more.

For more information & to sign up, please go to: http://whistlerfilmfestival.com/volunteer/

or contact Julia (Volunteer Manager) with any questions: volunteer@whistlerfilmfestival.com

 

​WHISTLER KIDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

This is a season long program, suitable for local high school students at least 15 years old, interested in training and working as a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb. It is a volunteer position that has a requirement of at least 15 days that will develop the skills and experience requited to work in our Snow School. Once hired as a volunteer, perks include a season pass, food and retail discounts, half price ski tuning and 2 for 1 fresh tracks tickets.

Participants will be volunteering at one of our Whistler kids locations with our experienced instructors. During the day they will be helping with class sign in, lift loading, class management, lunch time, skill development and games, class sign out and generally supporting the instructor during their day.

Participants can expect to work with a range of ages and ability levels taking them into the learning areas and up the mountain.

After completion of the program participants will have the knowledge and experience to excel as a whistler kids instructor and have gained valuable work skills that will translate to any work environment. Working part-time and holidays is a great job for students. It’s a fun way to earn money that fits around a school / college schedule.For more information and to apply by submitting a resume, send an email to Tom Francis (Whistler Kids Training Supervisor) tfrancis1@vailresorts.com

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday October 31st:

  • Friday November 1st is a Professional day, school will not be in session.
  • The late bus, Homework Help and Drama Club are cancelled today due to Halloween.
  • There will be a basketball meeting for all boys in grades 8-10 that want to play this year in Miss Walden’s room at 11:45 today.  If you cannot make this meeting please come and see Miss Walden beforehand.  Teams/coaches will be determined based on numbers that show up.
  • Boys soccer players… your jerseys are now due back to Miss Walden.  Please return asap.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Monday November 4th.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  •      School Photos and students cards have arrived and are in the office for pick up.
  • Hey PSS… Its GoByBike week in Pemberton for the next 2 weeks! GoByBike weeks celebrates students, parents, teachers, and staff alike who ride their bicycles to and from school; and around their communities. Fall GoByBike weeks is an event that encourages British Columbian’s to try using their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle October 21st to November 3, 2019. Many people think that it is not safe, nor enjoyable, to GoByBike in the fall and winter months; however, we want to share tips, tricks and gear ideas with you that will help make it more fun go GoByBike all year- round. Today’s tip is…Don’t ride through puddles on roads you’re unfamiliar with. Now get out there and ride your bike… safely!
  • We Dayis Tuesday November 19th, 2019 and registration has opened! Applications can be picked up in the office. You must complete the application, field trip form and bring in $10.00 to get your name on the list. We have limited space. First come first serve. Due date Wednesday, October 31st. We will announce this year’s We Day kids on November 4th. Get your paperwork in!
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – please see the schedule in the office.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • Notice from PAC: IT’S ELECTION TIME! WE NEED PARENTS! Without parents to fill the PAC Roles, the PAC will dissolve and we will lose our Grant Money.

Depending on the role and projects you choose to take, it’s not a huge time commitment – 3 or less hours per month.

PLEASE COME TO THE PAC MEETING on MONDAY November 4th 6:30 PM in the LIBRARY

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Volunteer Opportunities for PSS Students:

WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL: VOLUNTEER / WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES

Want to gain valuable work experience for future employment? The Whistler Film Festival (December 4-8 2019) is looking for students to help us deliver one of Canada’s leading film festivals with over 12,000 people attending and screening over 80 films.

The volunteer opportunities are a great way to gain valuable work experience useful for future employment. We have a variety of roles to choose from: Front of House, VIP Guest Chaperones, VIP Drivers, Film editing, Industry & Programming support and Technical Crew.

We would be happy to submit information required towards work experience requirements and provide references for future job applications. Also volunteers are rewarded with free festival tickets, free merchandise and free food (when on shift). We normally ask for a minimum of 4-8 hours commitment but welcome those who want to work more.

For more information & to sign up, please go to: http://whistlerfilmfestival.com/volunteer/

or contact Julia (Volunteer Manager) with any questions: volunteer@whistlerfilmfestival.com

 

​WHISTLER KIDS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

This is a season long program, suitable for local high school students at least 15 years old, interested in training and working as a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb. It is a volunteer position that has a requirement of at least 15 days that will develop the skills and experience requited to work in our Snow School. Once hired as a volunteer, perks include a season pass, food and retail discounts, half price ski tuning and 2 for 1 fresh tracks tickets.

Participants will be volunteering at one of our Whistler kids locations with our experienced instructors. During the day they will be helping with class sign in, lift loading, class management, lunch time, skill development and games, class sign out and generally supporting the instructor during their day.

Participants can expect to work with a range of ages and ability levels taking them into the learning areas and up the mountain.

After completion of the program participants will have the knowledge and experience to excel as a whistler kids instructor and have gained valuable work skills that will translate to any work environment. Working part-time and holidays is a great job for students. It’s a fun way to earn money that fits around a school / college schedule.For more information and to apply by submitting a resume, send an email to Tom Francis (Whistler Kids Training Supervisor) tfrancis1@vailresorts.com

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday October 30th:

  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama room after school.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Burgers, wedges from PSS garden, a Halloween cookie, and greens for lunch today for $5.
  • The Library will be closed today to students.
  • Leadership is meeting at lunch today in room 102 and Link Crew in room 209.
  • Grade 10 and Senior Girls Volleyball has been cancelled for tonight. See you on Monday!
  • There will be a basketball meeting for all boys in grades 8-10 that want to play this year in Miss Walden’s room at 11:45 this Thursday.  If you cannot make this meeting please come and see Miss Walden beforehand.  Teams/coaches will be determined based on numbers that show up.
  • Boys soccer players… your jerseys are now due back to Miss Walden.  Please return asap.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 1st.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  • Please come to the office to pick up your Student card and Photos that were ordered.
  • Hey PSS… Its GoByBike week in Pemberton for the next 2 weeks! GoByBike weeks celebrates students, parents, teachers, and staff alike who ride their bicycles to and from school; and around their communities. Fall GoByBike weeks is an event that encourages British Columbian’s to try using their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle October 21st to November 3, 2019. Many people think that it is not safe, nor enjoyable, to GoByBike in the fall and winter months; however, we want to share tips, tricks and gear ideas with you that will help make it more fun go GoByBike all year- round. Today’s tip is…Got lights? Stay BRIGHT! Now get out there and ride your bike… safely!
  • We Day Registration has opened! Applications can be picked up in the office. You must complete the application, field trip form and bring in $10.00 to get your name on the list. We have limited space. First come first serve. Due date is next Wednesday, October 30th. We will announce this year’s We Day kids on November 4th. Get your paperwork in!
  • Whistler Kids Mentorship Program-This is a season long program, suitable for local high school students at least 15 years old, interested in training and working as a ski instructor at Whistler Blackcomb. It is a volunteer position that has a requirement of at least 15 days that will develop the skills and experience requited to work in our Snow School. Once hired as a volunteer, perks include a season pass, food and retail discounts, half price ski tuning and 2 for 1 fresh tracks tickets. Participants will be volunteering at one of our Whistler kids locations with our experienced instructors. During the day they will be helping with class sign in, lift loading, class management, lunch time, skill development and games, class sign out and generally supporting the instructor during their day. Participants can expect to work with a range of ages and ability levels taking them into the learning areas and up the mountain.

After completion of the program participants will have the knowledge and experience to excel as a whistler kids instructor and have gained valuable work skills that will translate to any work environment. Working part-time and holidays is a great job for students. It’s a fun way to earn money that fits around a school / college schedule.

For more information and to apply by submitting a resume, send an email to Tom Francis (Whistler Kids Training Supervisor) tfrancis1@vailresorts.com

  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – please see the schedule in the office.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

 

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday October 29th:

  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama room after school.
  • The Devils Diner will be serving Burgers, wedges from PSS garden, a Halloween cookie, and greens for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • Interact Club is meeting today at lunch in room 209.
  • Magic the Gathering Club is meeting today at lunch in room 213.
  • Book Club is meeting during Silent reading today in the library.
  • Boys soccer players… your jerseys are now due back to Miss Walden.  Please return asap.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 1st.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  • Please come to the office to pick up your Student card and Photos that were ordered.
  • Hey PSS… Its GoByBike week in Pemberton for the next 2 weeks! GoByBike weeks celebrates students, parents, teachers, and staff alike who ride their bicycles to and from school; and around their communities. Fall GoByBike weeks is an event that encourages British Columbian’s to try using their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle October 21st to November 3, 2019. Many people think that it is not safe, nor enjoyable, to GoByBike in the fall and winter months; however, we want to share tips, tricks and gear ideas with you that will help make it more fun go GoByBike all year- round. Today’s tip is…Wear Gloves- any gloves! Even dish gloves! Now get out there and ride your bike… safely!
  • We Day Registration has opened! Applications can be picked up in the office. You must complete the application, field trip form and bring in $10.00 to get your name on the list. We have limited space. First come first serve. Due date is next Wednesday, October 30th. We will announce this year’s We Day kids on November 4th. Get your paperwork in!
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – please see the schedule in the office.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Monday October 28th:

  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama room after school.
  • The Devils Diner is serving veggie mac and cheese for lunch today for $5.
  • Aboriginal Leadership is meeting after school today.
  • Dungeons and Dragons and the MTG Club is meeting after school today.
  • Boys soccer players… your jerseys are now due back to Miss Walden.  Please return asap.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 1st.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  • Please come to the office to pick up your Student card and Photos that were ordered.
  • Hey PSS… Its GoByBike week in Pemberton for the next 2 weeks! GoByBike weeks celebrates students, parents, teachers, and staff alike who ride their bicycles to and from school; and around their communities. Fall GoByBike weeks is an event that encourages British Columbian’s to try using their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle October 21st to November 3, 2019. Many people think that it is not safe, nor enjoyable, to GoByBike in the fall and winter months; however, we want to share tips, tricks and gear ideas with you that will help make it more fun go GoByBike all year- round. Today’s tip is…Layers- dress in layers or pack layers to help you stay warm and dry. Now get out there and ride your bike… safely!
  • We Day Registration opens today! Applications can be picked up in the office. You must complete the application, field trip form and bring in $10.00 to get your name on the list. We have limited space. First come first serve. Due date is next Wednesday, October 30th. We will announce this year’s We Day kids on November 4th. Get your paperwork in!
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – please see the schedule in the office.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday October 24th:

  • This is a reminder that Friday October 25th is a BCTF Professional Day. No school in session.
  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama room after school.
  • Art Club is happening today at lunch in Ms. Williams’ room, ROOM 205. Come get your art on.
  • A big thank you to all students who voted in the Canada wide Student Vote.  Our school voted overwhelmingly for Dana Taylor the Green candidate.  The top three parties at PSS were the Greens with 82 votes, the NDP with 35 and the Liberals with 16. Somewhat surprisingly, the Greens were also the student vote winners in our electoral district West Vancouver Sunshine Coast Sea to Sky.  Nationally, the Liberals won the student vote by a small margin.  If it were up to student this is how parliament would have been divided: Liberals 110 MPs, the NDP 99 MPs, Conservatives 94 MPs, the Greens 28 MPs, and the Bloc10 MPs. – an even more exciting minority government that the real election results.
  • Link is cancelled today. Please see Ms. McLachlan for a quick meeting Monday at 11:44
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 1st.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  • Please come to the office to pick up your student card and Photos that were ordered.
  • Hey PSS… Its GoByBike week in Pemberton for the next 2 weeks! GoByBike weeks celebrates students, parents, teachers, and staff alike who ride their bicycles to and from school; and around their communities. Fall GoByBike weeks is an event that encourages British Columbian’s to try using their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle October 21st to November 3, 2019. Many people think that it is not safe, nor enjoyable, to GoByBike in the fall and winter months; however, we want to share tips, tricks and gear ideas with you that will help make it more fun go GoByBike all year- round. Today’s tip is…Stay dry- wear or pack rain gear including waterproof cape/jacket, pants, and shoes. Now get out there and ride your bike… safely!
  • We Day Registration opens today! Applications can be picked up in the office. You must complete the application, field trip form and bring in $10.00 to get your name on the list. We have limited space. First come first serve. Due date is next Wednesday, October 30th. We will announce this year’s We Day kids on November 4th. Get your paperwork in!
  • This announcement is for all Grade 12 students interested in applying to the Loran Scholars Foundation for their Scholarship. Students should go online and apply to the direct Pool well before the October 24th deadline https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/. This scholarship is given to students who plan to go on to post-secondary and recognizes and enhances the individuals integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy. It is worth $100,000 over 4 years. To discover these traits, the Loran Scholarship process administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.  Students should begin the application process now as it is a lengthy application and students will need to contact their references as soon as possible to ensure they have time to write letters.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – please see the schedule in the office.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday October 23rd:

  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy.
  • The Devils Diner is serving burgers and PSS garden grown wedges for lunch today for $5.
  • Leadership is meeting at lunch today in room 102– Intramural and environmental committee planning.
  • Boys soccer players–  please see Ms. Walden in order to receive your refund from the soccer trip.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 1st.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  • Today is Mole Day! Mole day is celebrated annually on October 23rd from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm It commemorates Avogadros’s Number 02×1023  which is the basic measuring unit in Chemistry. Here is a mole fact for you- if you had a mole of donut holes, they would cover the earth and be 8 km deep.
  • Hey PSS… Its GoByBike week in Pemberton for the next 2 weeks! GoByBike weeks celebrates students, parents, teachers, and staff alike who ride their bicycles to and from school; and around their communities. Fall GoByBike weeks is an event that encourages British Columbian’s to try using their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle October 21st to November 3, 2019. Many people think that it is not safe, nor enjoyable, to GoByBike in the fall and winter months; however, we want to share tips, tricks and gear ideas with you that will help make it more fun go GoByBike all year- round. Today’s tip is… Help others plan their routes. Maybe you get to ride (parts of) a route together. Now get out there and ride your bike… safely!
  • We Day Registration opens today! Applications can be picked up in the office. You must complete the application, field trip from and bring in $10.00 to get your name on the list. We have limited space. First come first serve. Due date is next Wednesday, October 30th. We will announce this year’s We Day kids on November 4th. Get your paperwork in!
  • This announcement is for all Grade 12 students interested in applying to the Loran Scholars Foundation for their Scholarship. Students should go online and apply to the direct Pool well before the October 24th deadline https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/. This scholarship is given to students who plan to go on to post-secondary and recognizes and enhances the individuals integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy. It is worth $100,000 over 4 years. To discover these traits, the Loran Scholarship process administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.  Students should begin the application process now as it is a lengthy application and students will need to contact their references as soon as possible to ensure they have time to write letters.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – stay tuned for the schedule coming out soon.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday October 22nd:

  • The late bus runs today to Mt. Currie, New Site and D’Arcy. After school Homework help is in the library and Drama Club is happening in the drama room.
  • The Devils Diner is serving burgers and PSS garden grown wedges for lunch tomorrow for $5.
  • Interact Club is meeting today at lunch in room 209.
  • Book Club will be meeting during Silent Reading today in the library.
  • Leadership tomorrow– Intramural and environmental committee planning. See Ms. Brynjolfson today for room.
  • Yesterday there was a boys soccer meeting at lunch for players to receive their refund from the soccer trip.  Only one student showed up.  If you want your money back you must come to see Miss Walden.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 1st.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  • Hey PSS… Its GoByBike week in Pemberton for the next 2 weeks! GoByBike weeks celebrates students, parents, teachers, and staff alike who ride their bicycles to and from school; and around their communities. Fall GoByBike weeks is an event that encourages British Columbian’s to try using their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle October 21st to November 3, 2019. Many people think that it is not safe, nor enjoyable, to GoByBike in the fall and winter months; however, we want to share tips, tricks and gear ideas with you that will help make it more fun go GoByBike all year- round. Today’s tip is… Plan your route before your ride, make sure to have an alternative route mapped out as well. Now get out there and ride your bike… safely!
  • This announcement is for all Grade 12 students interested in applying to the Loran Scholars Foundation for their Scholarship. Students should go online and apply to the direct Pool well before the October 24th deadline https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/. This scholarship is given to students who plan to go on to post-secondary and recognizes and enhances the individuals integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy. It is worth $100,000 over 4 years. To discover these traits, the Loran Scholarship process administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.  Students should begin the application process now as it is a lengthy application and students will need to contact their references as soon as possible to ensure they have time to write letters.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – stay tuned for the schedule coming out soon.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Monday October 21st:

  • Aboriginal Leadership is meeting after school today.
  • Dungeons and Dragons and the MTG Club is meeting after school today.
  • The Devils Diner is serving Deluxe veggie mac’n cheese and dessert for lunch today for $5 today.
  • There will be a brief boys soccer meeting today at lunch in Miss Walden’s room at 11:44.  Please come to get your refund from last week’s trip.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 1st.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  • This announcement is for all Grade 12 students interested in applying to the Loran Scholars Foundation for their Scholarship. Students should go online and apply to the direct Pool well before the October 24th deadline https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/. This scholarship is given to students who plan to go on to post-secondary and recognizes and enhances the individuals integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy. It is worth $100,000 over 4 years. To discover these traits, the Loran Scholarship process administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.  Students should begin the application process now as it is a lengthy application and students will need to contact their references as soon as possible to ensure they have time to write letters.
  • Grade 12-11 students are invited to attend a Post-secondary Exploration field trip to Whistler Secondary where over 12 universities, colleges and career training programs will have their representatives available to speak to. This trip will be on Mon. Oct. 21st from 10-11:45 am. There is no cost to the trip and students will travel by bus at 10 am and return by lunch. All students are encouraged to come. please sign the form and return it to hquamme@sd48.bc.ca or drop it off at the office to give permission for your youth to be able to come. Please see the attachment for the trip’s permission form.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – stay tuned for the schedule coming out soon.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • Signal Hill Elementary is looking for students to help out on the playground as “Peer Duties”. If students are interested in this you can use this time towards the volunteers hours you need for graduation. If interested in even going part time please let the office know or email Heather Quamme (hquamme@sd48.bc.ca).
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Friday October 18th:

  • Diversity Club is meeting in the Counselling room at lunch today- everyone is welcome!
  • The Devils Diner is serving Homemade burgers, potato wedges from our garden, salad and a chocolate chip cookie.
  • We are now taking orders for Athletics clothing.  Order forms are at the office.  Orders are due by Friday, November 1st.  Please submit form and payment to Miss Walden.
  • This announcement is for all Grade 12 students interested in applying to the Loran Scholars Foundation for their Scholarship. Students should go online and apply to the direct Pool well before the October 24th deadline https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/. This scholarship is given to students who plan to go on to post-secondary and recognizes and enhances the individuals integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy. It is worth $100,000 over 4 years. To discover these traits, the Loran Scholarship process administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.  Students should begin the application process now as it is a lengthy application and students will need to contact their references as soon as possible to ensure they have time to write letters.
  • Grade 12-11 students are invited to attend a Post-secondary Exploration field trip to Whistler Secondary where over 12 universities, colleges and career training programs will have their representatives available to speak to. This trip will be on Mon. Oct. 21st from 10-11:45 am. There is no cost to the trip and students will travel by bus at 10 am and return by lunch. All students are encouraged to come. please sign the form and return it to hquamme@sd48.bc.ca or drop it off at the office to give permission for your youth to be able to come. Please see the attachment for the trip’s permission form.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – stay tuned for the schedule coming out soon.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • Signal Hill Elementary is looking for students to help out on the playground as “Peer Duties”. If students are interested in this you can use this time towards the volunteers hours you need for graduation. If interested in even going part time please let the office know or email Heather Quamme (hquamme@sd48.bc.ca).
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday, October 17:

  • The Late Bus runs today to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy today.
  • Homework club is in the Library and Drama Club is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Link Crew is meeting for lunch today in room 209.
  • Art Club is happening today at lunch in Ms. Willliams’ room 205. Come get your art on!!
  • All grade 8 and 9 Girls volleyball players please come to Miss Walden’s room at 11:44 for your uniforms.  First come first serve!!
  • Pemberton Secondary get ready to VOTE!! Tomorrow is Canada’s student vote and Monday is the Federal General Election. Grade 10-12’s will vote in CLE and the grade 8 and 9’s will vote after lunch on Friday. Know who you will vote for?!!
  • This announcement is for all Grade 12 students interested in applying to the Loran Scholars Foundation for their Scholarship. Students should go online and apply to the direct Pool well before the October 24th deadline https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/. This scholarship is given to students who plan to go on to post-secondary and recognizes and enhances the individuals integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy. It is worth $100,000 over 4 years. To discover these traits, the Loran Scholarship process administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.  Students should begin the application process now as it is a lengthy application and students will need to contact their references as soon as possible to ensure they have time to write letters.
  • Grade 12-11 students are invited to attend a Post-secondary Exploration field trip to Whistler Secondary where over 12 universities, colleges and career training programs will have their representatives available to speak to. This trip will be on Mon. Oct. 21st from 10-11:45 am. There is no cost to the trip and students will travel by bus at 10 am and return by lunch. All students are encouraged to come. please sign the form and return it to hquamme@sd48.bc.ca or drop it off at the office to give permission for your youth to be able to come. Please see the attachment for the trip’s permission form.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – stay tuned for the schedule coming out soon.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • Signal Hill Elementary is looking for students to help out on the playground as “Peer Duties”. If students are interested in this you can use this time towards the volunteers hours you need for graduation. If interested in even going part time please let the office know or email Heather Quamme (hquamme@sd48.bc.ca).
  • All are welcome to come today and check out our mental health awareness booth  from 11:30am-1:00pm. There will be fun and engaging activities to learn more about mood, anxiety, and substance use problems, effective treatments, supports and self-care, as well as prizes available.
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday October 16th:

  • Parents & Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is today, Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots.
  • The Late Bus does not run today due to early dismissal.
  • Grade 12-11 students are invited to attend a Post-secondary Exploration field trip to Whistler Secondary where over 12 universities, colleges and career training programs will have their representatives available to speak to. This trip will be on Mon. Oct. 21st from 10-11:45 am. There is no cost to the trip and students will travel by bus at 10 am and return by lunch. All students are encouraged to come. Please sign the form and return it to hquamme@sd48.bc.ca or drop it off at the office to give permission for your youth to be able to come. Please see the attachment for the trip’s permission form.
  • This announcement is for all Grade 12 students interested in applying to the Loran Scholars Foundation for their Scholarship. Students should go online and apply to the direct Pool well before the October 24th deadline https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/. This scholarship is given to students who plan to go on to post-secondary and recognizes and enhances the individuals integrity, courage, grit and personal autonomy. It is worth $100,000 over 4 years. To discover these traits, the Loran Scholarship process administers the most comprehensive and thorough scholarship selection process in Canada.  Students should begin the application process now as it is a lengthy application and students will need to contact their references as soon as possible to ensure they have time to write letters.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – stay tuned for the schedule coming out soon.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • On Thursday, October 17thcome check out our mental health awareness booth  from 11:30am-1:00pm. There will be fun and engaging activities to learn more about mood, anxiety, and substance use problems, effective treatments, supports and self care, as well as prizes available.
  • Signal Hill Elementary is looking for students to help out on the playground as “Peer Duties”. If students are interested in this you can use this time towards the volunteers hours you need for graduation. If interested in even going part time please let the office know or email Heather Quamme (hquamme@sd48.bc.ca).
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday, October 15:

Parents & Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots. If you would like an appointment with one or more of your student’s teachers, please call the office to book (604-894-6318)!

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy today. Homework Help is in the Library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Tomorrow is Parent/Teacher Interview Day. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm. Because of the short day, there will be no Devils Diner – sorry!
  • Interact Club is meeting today at lunch in rm 209.
  • Book Club will be meeting during Silent Reading today in the Library.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – stay tuned for the                 ​                  schedule coming out soon.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.​

  • ​​On Thursday, October 17th  come check out our mental health awareness booth  from 11:30am-1:00pm. There will be fun and engaging activities to learn more about mood, anxiety, and substance use problems, effective treatments, supports and self care, as well as prizes available.​
  • Signal Hill Elementary is looking for students to help out on the playground as “Peer Duties”. If students are interested in this you can use this time towards the volunteers hours you need for graduation. If interested in even going part time please let the office know or email Heather Quamme (hquamme@sd48.bc.ca).
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Friday, October 11:

Parents & Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is next Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots. If you would like an appointment with one or more of your student’s teachers, please call the office to book (604-894-6318)!

  • The Devils Diner is serving homemade pizza with dessert for lunch today for $5. Come to the diner for lunch!
  • Diversity Club is meeting in the Counselling rm at lunch today – everyone is welcome!
  • Encounters With Canada – Every year the school helps to inform students about this federally subsidized program for students in grades 11-12. Encounters is a wonderful week long experience in Ottawa. Students are flown to Ottawa and taken to stay at the Terry Fox Centre where they meet students from all over Canada. They participate in themed activities throughout the week and see some of our country’s great sites! Please take a look at the program online. Last year 4 students attended from our school and over the past 20 years we have sent well over 40 students. Everyone has come back with a positive experience. Contact Heather Quamme for more details hquamme@sd48.bc.ca or see the Encounters website at  https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/.
  • Attention all Grade 10-12 students! All students in grade 10 – 12 must write their first attempt of the Graduation Numeracy Assessment this year! You can write it up to three times before you graduate. You MUST write this assessment to graduate.

The first Graduation Numeracy Assessment will take place November 4 – 8th – stay tuned for the schedule coming out soon.

We are registering all grade 10 students who are currently enrolled in a math class. Plus, we will register all current gr.11 & 12 math students that have not written the assessment yet. Ms. Brynjolfson will be visiting all math classes to review this assessment in the next couple of days. If you are not currently in a math class and wish to write this assessment in November, please sign up at the office before Tuesday, October 15th. All registered students MUST attend a workshop before writing the assessment. The workshops are scheduled during lunch in Room 102 on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 22nd

Wednesday, October 23rd

Tuesday, October 29th

Please come see Ms. Brynjolfson with any questions.

  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019:

Parents&  Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots. If you would like an appointment with one or more of your student’s teachers, please call the office to book (604-894-6318)!

There is still time to order your student’s School Pictures online with Lifetouch! Please see the attached reminder for details. If your student has not yet brought home their photo proofs, please ask them to check at the office – we still have some that have not been picked up! Retake Day will happen on October 23rd.

  • The Devils Diner is opening for business tomorrow, PSS!! The diner will serve delicious and healthy homemade lunches for $5 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tomorrow the diner will be serving homemade pizza with dessert. Bring your 5 bucks!
  • ART CLUB is happening today at lunch in Ms. Williams’ room, ROOM 205. Come get your art on.
  • Link Crew is meeting in Rm 209 at lunch today.
  • Encounters With Canada – Every year the school helps to inform students about this federally subsidized program for students in grades 11-12. Encounters is a wonderful week long experience in Ottawa. Students are flown to Ottawa and taken to stay at the Terry Fox Centre where they meet students from all over Canada. They participate in themed activities throughout the week and see some of our country’s great sites! Please take a look at the program online. Last year 4 students attended from our school and over the past 20 years we have sent well over 40 students. Everyone has come back with a positive experience. Contact Heather Quamme for more details hquamme@sd48.bc.ca or see the Encounters website at  https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/.
  • Once again, this year PSS students have the opportunity to attend Authors in the School programs put on by the Whistler Writer’s Festival.  These sessions will take place at Whistler Secondary School during the school day and transportation is provided for these field trips.  For Grade 8 and 9 students, the session is on Friday, October 18 and will be with the author Deborah Ellis, who has just released the book My Story Starts Here:  Voices of Young Offenders.  For the Grade 10-12 students, the session will be on Monday, October 21 and will be a panel of two authors:  Cherie Dimaline, the author of The Marrow Thieves and Empire of Wild  and Richard Van Camp who has just released his new short story collection Moccasin Square Gardens.  If you are interested in going, please pick up a field trip form from your Humanities or English teacher, or from the office.  Signed field trip forms must be back by this Friday, October 11 at the latest.  If you require more information or have any questions please contact Ms. Tomlinson at ktoml@sd48.bc.ca.
  • A parent/guardian reminder – with school back in session, we’d like to remind all parents to watch their children for signs of an itchy head and perform spot checks for lice often. Lice love everybody – highschoolers as well as elementary students! Thank you for helping us keep this pest at bay.
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

Parent/Guardian Mental Wellness Workshop

A two part Child and Youth Mental Health (Child Youth Mental Health) workshop specifically designed for parents and caregivers.

Topics covered include:

Overview of Child and Youth Mental Health and related services in our community

  • Myths and Facts about Child and Youth Mental Health
  • An introduction to the concept of Parenting Mindfully and Emotion Coaching for your child
  • Communication tips and strategies to try at home
  • Access to a wide range of resources

Contact Linda.dorman@gov.bc.ca or phone 604-894-2091

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019:

Parents&  Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots. If you would like an appointment with one or more of your student’s teachers, please call the office to book (604-894-6318)!

  • The Devils Diner is opening for business this Friday, PSS!! The diner will serve delicious and healthy homemade lunches for $5 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This Friday the diner will be serving homemade pizza with dessert. Bring your 5 bucks!
  • Leadership will be meeting today at lunch in rm 102.
  • Once again, this year PSS students have the opportunity to attend Authors in the School programs put on by the Whistler Writer’s Festival.  These sessions will take place at Whistler Secondary School during the school day and transportation is provided for these field trips.  For Grade 8 and 9 students, the session is on Friday, October 18 and will be with the author Deborah Ellis, who has just released the book My Story Starts Here:  Voices of Young Offenders.  For the Grade 10-12 students, the session will be on Monday, October 21 and will be a panel of two authors:  Cherie Dimaline, the author of The Marrow Thieves and Empire of Wild  and Richard Van Camp who has just released his new short story collection Moccasin Square Gardens.  If you are interested in going, please pick up a field trip form from your Humanities or English teacher, or from the office.  Signed field trip forms must be back by this Friday, October 11 at the latest.  If you require more information or have any questions please contact Ms. Tomlinson at ktoml@sd48.bc.ca.
  • A parent/guardian reminder – with school back in session, we’d like to remind all parents to watch their children for signs of an itchy head and perform spot checks for lice often. Lice love everybody – highschoolers as well as elementary students! Thank you for helping us keep this pest at bay.
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019:

Parents&  Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots. If you would like an appointment with one or more of your student’s teachers, please call the office to book (604-894-6318)!

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy today. Homework Help is in the library. Drama is cancelled today – sorry for the late notice!
  • Interact is meeting today at lunch in rm 209. See you all there!
  • Book Club is meeting during Silent Reading today in the library.
  • The Devils Diner is opening for business this Friday, PSS!! The diner will serve delicious and healthy homemade lunches for $5 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This Friday the diner will be serving homemade pizza with dessert. Bring your 5 bucks!
  • Leadership will be meeting tomorrow at lunch in rm 102.
  • Grade 8 Girls Volleyball practice TODAY, Oct 8th is cancelled.
  • Once again, this year PSS students have the opportunity to attend Authors in the School programs put on by the Whistler Writer’s Festival.  These sessions will take place at Whistler Secondary School during the school day and transportation is provided for these field trips.  For Grade 8 and 9 students, the session is on Friday, October 18 and will be with the author Deborah Ellis, who has just released the book My Story Starts Here:  Voices of Young Offenders.  For the Grade 10-12 students, the session will be on Monday, October 21 and will be a panel of two authors:  Cherie Dimaline, the author of The Marrow Thieves and Empire of Wild and Richard Van Camp who has just released his new short story collection Moccasin Square Gardens.  If you are interested in going, please pick up a field trip form from your Humanities or English teacher, or from the office.  Signed field trip forms must be back by this Friday, October 11 at the latest.  If you require more information or have any questions please contact Ms. Tomlinson at ktoml@sd48.bc.ca.
  • A parent/guardian reminder – with school back in session, we’d like to remind all parents to watch their children for signs of an itchy head and perform spot checks for lice often. Lice love everybody – highschoolers as well as elementary students! Thank you for helping us keep this pest at bay.
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Monday, October 7, 2019:

Parents&  Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots. If you would like an appointment with one or more of your student’s teachers, please call the office to book (604-894-6318)!

  • Dungeons & Dragons and the MTG Club meet today after school!
  • The Devils Diner is opening for business this Friday PSS!! The diner will serve delicious and healthy homemade lunches for $5 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This Friday the diner will be serving homemade pizza with dessert. Bring your 5 bucks!
  • Grade 8 Girls Volleyball practice Tuesday Oct 8th is cancelled.
  • A parent/guardian reminder – with school back in session, we’d like to remind all parents to watch their children for signs of an itchy head and perform spot checks for lice often. Lice love everybody – highschoolers as well as elementary students! Thank you for helping us keep this pest at bay.
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Friday, October 4, 2019:

Parents&  Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed early at 1:30pm and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots. If you would like an appointment with one or more of your student’s teachers, please call the office to book (604-894-6318)!

  • Diversity Club is starting today at lunch in the Counselling Rm – everyone is welcome!
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

 

  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019:

Parents&  Guardians: Parent/Teacher Interview Day is Wednesday, October 16th. School will be dismissed at 11:44am for the day and interviews will take place between 2:00-4:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Interviews are 15 minute slots. If you would like an appointment with one or more of your student’s teachers, please call the office to book (604-894-6318)!

  • The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy today. Homework Help Is in the library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.
  • Diversity Club is starting tomorrow, Friday, October 4th at lunch in the Counselling Rm – everyone is welcome!
  • It’s that time of year for PSS Drama Fundraising! Order a Christmas Poinsettia, wreath or planter from us and help send the Drama Club to Shakespeare Festival in the spring! Order from our students or online at https://pssdrama.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home.​Poinsettias arrive November 29th and orders due on the 19th of November.
  • Come and join us for PSS’s annual Haunted Tours running Friday October 25th & Saturday, Oct 26th from 7 until 9pm. Tours run every 12 minutes and are $5 per spectator. This year you can book a tour time in advance to avoid the long line ups. YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND ON TIME FOR YOUR TOUR. Tickets are payable at the front door.

To book a tour in advance go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pss-haunted-woods-tour-tickets-73863045357?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

This year’s theme takes you through the dangerous town of Hellwood, its resident witches, and its ever-fearful locals. Learn about the myths of this strange town, and try to decide for yourself who the true monsters are.

Please note that PSS’s haunted houses ARE intended to scare, surprise, and shock you. Tours are dark in nature and include low light, bright light, loud noises. For details or concerns about content please contact Ms. Zablotney.

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019:

Parents/Guardians of 2020 Grads: For parents/guardians and grads who missed the grad meeting yesterday, all of the important information about the grad year can be found on our website grad page: https://hquamme.wixsite.com/pembertonsecondary

Check the website and our daily announcements frequently for information on scholarships and post-secondary exploration events and fieldtrips. The date for the Grad Farewell Ceremony has been chosen as Saturday, June 13th (at 10:00am) – save the date!

  • Leadership Students – there will be a mandatory Leadership meeting today at lunch in rm 102. All must attend!
  • Diversity Club is starting this Friday, October 4th at lunch in the Counselling Rm – everyone is welcome!
  • Can all Grade 10 and Senior Girls Volleyball Players please come to Ms. Walden’s rm at 11:44to get uniforms. First come, first serve!
  • The Volleyball League Schedule has now been added to the online calendar.  The following abbreviations have been used, and mean:

HSS – Howe Sound Secondary

WSS – Whistler Secondary

DR – Don Ross Middle School (Squamish)

DH – Double Header

If you have any questions please contact Athletic Director Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019:

Parents/Guardians of 2020 Grads: There is a mandatory meeting for all grads and their parents/guardians (at least one) happening this evening at 6:00pm at PSS. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • 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.
  • Grade 12’s! There is a mandatory meeting for Grads and grad parent/guardians this evening at 6pm at PSS. Please be here and bring a least one parent/guardian.
  • Interact is meeting today in rm 209 at lunch.
  • Book Club meets in the library today during Silent Reading.
  • All students taking the Ski, Snowboard & Bike Academy in 2nd semester have a meeting with Mr. Treadway today at 12:00 in rm 101. Please be prompt.
  • Leadership Students – there will be a mandatory Leadership meeting tomorrow at lunch in rm 102. See you there!
  • Diversity Club is starting this Friday, October 4th at lunch in the Counselling Rm – everyone is welcome!
  • International Day of the Girl is approaching… How equal are we? What does equality mean today? What do we want to achieve in terms of equality? All great questions to be explored at this year’s International Day of the Girl by three incredible speakers with a Q&A led by local students on Monday, October 7th at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Please see the attached poster for more information.
  • The Volleyball League Schedule has now been added to the online calendar.  The following abbreviations have been used, and mean:

HSS – Howe Sound Secondary

WSS – Whistler Secondary

DR – Don Ross Middle School (Squamish)

DH – Double Header

If you have any questions please contact Athletic Director Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Monday, September 30, 2019:

Parents/Guardians of 2020 Grads: There is a mandatory meeting for all grads and their parents/guardians (at least one) happening tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 1st at 6:00pm at PSS. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

  • There will be a MANDATORY Link Crew meeting today in Rm 209 at lunch. We need to get this group up and running, so I need those who signed-up to attend! If you are unable to make it, you need to see Ms. McLachlan.
  • The first Aboriginal Leadership meeting will be taking place today after school in the Istken Room. See you there!
  • Grade 12’s! There is a mandatory meeting for Grads and grad parent/guardians tomorrow, Tuesday, October 1st at 6pm at PSS. Please be there and bring a least one parent/guardian.
  • All students taking the Ski, Snowboard & Bike Academy in 2nd semester have a meeting with Mr. Treadway on Tuesday at 12:00 in rm 101. Please be prompt.
  • Diversity Club is starting this Friday, October 4th at lunch in the Counselling Rm – everyone is welcome!
  • Gr 12 Students: Do 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 Open House on today from 4pm to 7 at the Legends in Creekside (Conference Room). Students and their parents/guardians can drop in anytime during the session hours. Don’t miss it!! Grade 11 students are also welcome to attend. Please see the attached poster for more information.
  • Notice to all grade 12’s

The Loran Scholars Foundation is a national charitable organization awarding scholarships for students entering university in Canada generally in the fall after their graduation. Loran Scholars receive the country’s largest undergraduate merit award on the basis of character, commitment to service and leadership potential. Students interested in applying this year to be sponsored by the school please come to a short meeting at 10 am on Sept. 30, Mon. for more information.

  • International Day of the Girl is approaching… How equal are we? What does equality mean today? What do we want to achieve in terms of equality? All great questions to be explored at this year’s International Day of the Girl by three incredible speakers with a Q&A led by local students on Monday, October 7th at the Maury Young Arts Centre. Please see the attached poster for more information.
  • The Volleyball League Schedule has now been added to the online calendar.  The following abbreviations have been used, and mean:

HSS – Howe Sound Secondary

WSS – Whistler Secondary

DR – Don Ross Middle School (Squamish)

DH – Double Header

If you have any questions please contact Athletic Director Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Friday, September 27, 2019:

  • There will be a MANDATORY Link Crew meeting on Monday in Rm 209 at lunch. We need to get this group up and running, so I need those who signed-up to attend! If you are unable to make it, you need to see Ms. McLachlan.
  • The first Aboriginal Leadership meeting will be taking place next Monday, September 30th after school in the Istken Room. See you there!
  • Grade 12’s! There is a mandatory meeting for Grads and grad parent/guardians next Tuesday, October 1st at 6pm at PSS. Please be there and bring a least one parent/guardian.
  • All students taking the Ski, Snowboard & Bike Academy in 2nd semester have a meeting with Mr. Treadway on Tuesday at 12:00 in rm 101. Please be prompt.
  • Orange Shirt Day is approachingThis Monday, September 30th, PSS will assemble in the gym in remembrance and recognition of the effects of residential schools in Canada from the 1870’s t0 1996. Please wear an orange shirt to show your support. Orange Shirt Day T-shirts can also be purchased at the Ts’zil Learning Centre for $20.
  • Gr 12 Students: Do 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 Open House on Monday September 30th from 4pm to 7 at the Legends in Creekside (Conference Room). Students and their parents/guardians can drop in anytime during the session hours. Don’t miss it!! Grade 11 students are also welcome to attend. Please see the attached poster for more information.
  • Notice to all grade 12’s

The Loran Scholars Foundation is a national charitable organization awarding scholarships for students entering university in Canada generally in the fall after their graduation. Loran Scholars receive the country’s largest undergraduate merit award on the basis of character, commitment to service and leadership potential. Students interested in applying this year to be sponsored by the school please come to a short meeting at 10 am on Sept. 30, Mon. for more information.

  • The Volleyball League Schedule has now been added to the online calendar.  The following abbreviations have been used, and mean:

HSS – Howe Sound Secondary

WSS – Whistler Secondary

DR – Don Ross Middle School (Squamish)

DH – Double Header

If you have any questions please contact Athletic Director Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link.  This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly.  https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019:

• The Late Bus runs to New Site, Mt. Currie and D’Arcy. Homework Help is in the library and Drama is happening in the Drama Rm.

• The Library is closed at lunch today for a special event. Sorry! See you tomorrow.

• Today at lunch, Ms Jean will be hosting an information session for all students interested in attending the Canadian High School Model UN in Vancouver on April 5 & 6, 2020. This session will go over how to register and explain how a model UN works. Please bring your lunch to room 107. No experience is necessary: just an interest in the world, politics, law, humanitarian issues, or making a difference in the future.

• There will be a MANDATORY Link Crew meeting Monday in Room 209 at lunch. We need to get this group up and running, so I need those who signed-up to attend! If you are unable to make it, you need to see Ms. McLachlan.

• Grade 12’s! There is a mandatory meeting for Grads and grad parent/guardians next Tuesday, October 1st at 6pm at PSS. Please be there and bring a least one parent/guardian.

• The first Aboriginal Leadership meeting will be taking place next Monday, September 30th after school in the Istken Room. See you there!

• Orange Shirt Day is approaching – This Monday, September 30th, PSS will assemble in the gym in remembrance and recognition of the effects of residential schools in Canada from the 1870’s t0 1996. Please wear an orange shirt to show your support. Orange Shirt Day T-shirts can also be purchased at the Ts’zil Learning Centre for $20.

• The Federal Election is happening in October PSS! If you are 16 or older, you are eligible to work at the voting polls at the Pemberton Community Centre for both the advance voting from October 11- 14 and the official voting day of October 21st. The job pays $15 per hour. Interested students can get the contact information for Elections Canada from the PSS office. If you are 18 or older, you already have the most important job – go out and VOTE!!

• Gr 12 Students: Do 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 Open House on Monday September 30th from 4pm to 7 at the Legends in Creekside (Conference Room). Students and their parents/guardians can drop in anytime during the session hours. Don’t miss it!! Grade 11 students are also welcome to attend. Please see the attached poster for more information.

• Notice to all grade 12’s
The Loran Scholars Foundation is a national charitable organization awarding scholarships for students entering university in Canada generally in the fall after their graduation. Loran Scholars receive the country’s largest undergraduate merit award on the basis of character, commitment to service and leadership potential. Students interested in applying this year to be sponsored by the school please come to a short meeting at 10 am on Sept. 30, Mon. for more information.

• The Volleyball League Schedule has now been added to the online calendar. The following abbreviations have been used, and mean:
HSS – Howe Sound Secondary
WSS – Whistler Secondary
DR – Don Ross Middle School (Squamish)
DH – Double Header
If you have any questions please contact Athletic Director Krista Walden at kwalden@sd48.bc.ca

For our Athletics Events Calendar (games & tournaments), please click on the following link. This schedule is subject to change, so please check regularly. https://teamup.com/ks5d9d354bf2ad95fb/

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019:

  • Leadership will begin this TODAY at lunch in Room 102. Everyone that signed up or is interested in attending must attend this meeting.
  • On Thursday, Ms Jean will be hosting an information session for all students interested in attending the Canadian High School Model UN in Vancouver on April 5 & 6, 2020.  This session will go over how to register and explain how a model UN works.  Please bring your lunch to room 107.  No experience is necessary: just an interest in the world, politics, law, humanitarian issues, or making a difference in the future.
  • Link Crew is meeting for the first time on THURSDAY at lunch in room 209. If you have signed-up or been asked to join, please come check out this first meeting so we can get going!
  • Grade 12’s! There is a mandatory meeting for Grads and grad parent/guardians next Tuesday, October 1st at 6pm at PSS. Please be there and bring a least one parent/guardian.
  • The first Aboriginal Leadership meeting will be taking place next Monday, September 30th after school in the Istken Room. See you there!
  • Orange Shirt Day is approachingOn Monday, September 30th, PSS will assemble in the gym in remembrance and recognition of the effects of residential schools in Canada from the 1870’s t0 1996. Please wear an orange shirt to show your support. Orange Shirt Day T-shirts can also be purchased at the Ts’zil Learning Centre for $20.
  • The Federal Election is happening in October PSS! If you are 16 or older, you are eligible to work at the voting polls at the Pemberton Community Centre for both the advance voting from October 11- 14 and the official voting day of October 21st. The job pays $15 per hour. Interested students can get the contact information for Elections Canada from the PSS office. If you are 18 or older, you already have the most important job – go out and VOTE!!
  • Gr 12 Students: Do 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!!
  • Parents/Guardians: School District No.48 requires Criminal Record Checks for parents that are volunteering for the school in different capacities, such as driving students, coaching, etc.  Currently parents can apply for Criminal Record Checks online in a very simple process.  Unfortunately, as of October 5th, this is going to become a much more onerous task.  If there is any chance that you will be volunteering for the school this year in any capacity, and you don’t have a current record check or your current one is going to expire this year, we would very much appreciate it if you can apply for your CRC online before October 5th.  Here are the instructions and a link to the online form.  If you have any questions or if you are unsure of whether you have a current CRC, please reply to this email.

Please visit:  https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/

And use the Access Code:  ZG24B7UZTE

Please ensure you select “Request a New Criminal Record Check” NOT “Share the Result of a Completed Criminal Record Check” – the result of your new CRC will automatically be emailed directly to our Clerical Assistants at PSS.

 

Monday, September 23, 2019:

Parents/Guardians: Hope to see parents/guardians at the first PSS PAC Meeting of the year this evening 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.

  • 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.
  • Interact starts this week! Come to room 209 at lunch on TODAY if you have signed up, or are interested in joining. Come see how you can help our community!
  • Book Club is meeting at Silent Reading today in the library!
  • Leadership will begin this Wednesday at lunch in Room 102. Everyone that signed up or is interested in attending must attend this meeting.
  • On Thursday, Ms Jean will be hosting an information session for all students interested in attending the Canadian High School Model UN in Vancouver on April 5 & 6, 2020.  This session will go over how to register and explain how a model UN works.  Please bring your lunch to room 107.  No experience is necessary: just an interested in the world, politics, law, humanitarian issues, or making a difference in the future.
  • Link Crew is meeting for the first time on THURSDAY at lunch in room 209. If you have signed-up or been asked to join, please come check out this first meeting so we can get going!
  • Grade 12’s! There is a mandatory meeting for Grads and grad parent/guardians next Tueday, October 1st at 6pm at PSS. Please be there and bring a least one parent/guardian.
  • The first Aboriginal Leadership meeting will be taking place next Monday, September 30th after school in the Istken Room. See you there!
  • The Federal Election is happening in October PSS! If you are 16 or older, you are eligible to work at the voting polls at the Pemberton Community Centre for both the advance voting from October 11- 14 and the official voting day of October 21st. The job pays $15 per hour. Interested students can get the contact information for Elections Canada from the PSS office. If you are 18 or older, you already have the most important job – go out and VOTE!!
  • Gr 12 Students: Do 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!!
  • Parents/Guardians: School District No.48 requires Criminal Record Checks for parents that are volunteering for the school in different capacities, such as driving students, coaching, etc.  Currently parents can apply for Criminal Record Checks online in a very simple process.  Unfortunately, as of October 5th, this is going to become a much more onerous task.  If there is any chance that you will be volunteering for the school this year in any capacity, and you don’t have a current record check or your current one is going to expire this year, we would very much appreciate it if you can apply for your CRC online before October 5th.  Here are the instructions and a link to the online form.  If you have any questions or if you are unsure of whether you have a current CRC, please reply to this email.

Please visit:  https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/

And use the Access Code:  ZG24B7UZTE

Please ensure you select “Request a New Criminal Record Check” NOT “Share the Result of a Completed Criminal Record Check” – the result of your new CRC will automatically be emailed directly to our Clerical Assistants at PSS.

 

Monday, September 23, 2019:

Parents/Guardians: Hope to see parents/guardians at the first PSS PAC Meeting of the year tomorrow, 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.

  • The first Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering Club will be happening today after school in Rm 213. D & D will be meeting every Monday.
  • Interact starts this week! Come to room 209 at lunch on TUESDAY if you have signed up, or are interested in joining. Come see how you can help our community!
  • On Thursday, Ms Jean will be hosting an information session for all students interested in attending the Canadian High School Model UN in Vancouver on April 5 & 6, 2020.  This session will go over how to register and explain how a model UN works.  Please bring your lunch to room 107.  No experience is necessary: just an interested in the world, politics, law, humanitarian issues, or making a difference in the future.
  • Link Crew is meeting for the first time on THURSDAY at lunch in room 209. If you have signed-up or been asked to join, please come check out this first meeting so we can get going!
  • The Federal Election is happening in October PSS! If you are 16 or older, you are eligible to work at the voting polls at the Pemberton Community Centre for both the advance voting from October 11- 14 and the official voting day of October 21st. The job pays $15 per hour. Interested students can get the contact information for Elections Canada from the PSS office. If you are 18 or older, you already have the most important job – go out and VOTE!!
  • Congratulations PSS, you raised a total of $750 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: Do 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!!

 

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.