Exciting NEWS about our Ball Diamonds…maybe some BASKETBALL? Our fantastic PAC is working on some amazing changes for our school!!!!!
The temperature is starting to climb, the snow is melting, the trees are starting to wake up and the MUD is appearing. Please ensure that you child has a pair of inside shoes so we can minimize the amount of mud and dirt brought into the school. This would be greatly appreciated.
The Grade 11 students are running a canteen/meal program this semester. The students are creating fantastic meals that are being enjoyed by staff and students. Below is a schedule for the month of April.
It is time for the rural schools to come together for a little fun competition at the Rural Broomball and Hockey Tournament. All games will take place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre located in Fort St. John.
Thursday March 13, 2014 – Broomball and Hockey
Broomball – Teams from Prespatou, Upper Halfway and the ELC will participating in different categories. All Broomball will take place, including the finals, on this day.
Hockey – The A, B and C teams from Upper Pine, Prespatou, Blueberry and Buick Creek will start competition this day
Friday March 14, 2014 – Hockey
Hockey – Semi-Finals and Finals will take place this day.
Reminder: School will be open both days for those students not attending the tournaments.
Report Card Time for Elementary students!
Elementary Report Cards will be sent home on Tuesday March 11, 2014.
Early Dismissal Days!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 and Thursday, March 13, 2014 are early dismissal days. Students will be released early these days to give you, our parents, an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress. Please contact the office and/or your child’s teacher to set up a convenient time to meet. Students will be dismissed at 2:02 for Elementary and 2:05 for Secondary.
Students recently visited Camp Cameron, SD 60′s outdoor site, for their Outdoor Recreation class. They spent time building shelters called Quinzees, which they used to sleep in overnight. They participated in some campfire games, practiced fire building skills, went cross country skiing, snowshoeing and learned some basic rescue techniques.
There will be no school on Monday, Feb.10 as it is Family Day in BC!
Staples runs a program where customers donate money to help students who find it difficult to get the proper school supplies. This year our school was awarded with $675 to help students in need. Many school supplies have been purchased and if you are in need of almost any kind of school supply see Mr. Brownlee and we can see if we can help.
Snow Blower Auction
The winning bid for the old snow blower was $237! Those funds will be put towards paying for the new one.
It is very important to the growth of our school for parents to fill out a school satisfaction survey. This will provide us with data and let us know where we are strong and what we should focus on improving. Any parent can fill out a survey and you can fill one out for each child you have in grades 4,7,10,12. The website you go to for the survey is:
(use underscore between sat and survey)
You will need a log in code and can call the school to get one or ask your child to get one from Mr. Brownlee. If you need computer access to do the survey, please feel free to drop by the school and we would be happy to assist you. It will take 10-15 minutes to complete and will again be very helpful to shaping our school’s ongoing success.
Will you be here next year?
Now is the time to start making plans for classes and to do so we need as accurate numbers of students as possible. Please contact the office as soon as you are able to inform us of the following:
Please pass this message to anyone you know of that may not get this newsletter!
Secondary Report cards will be going home on Feb. 7, 2014. Please contact teachers or the school if you have questions or concerns.
Please contact Mr. Koponyas if you would like to receive a digital copy of all future newsletters. This is a sure way for you to get the latest and greatest Panther News!
Please check out our Prespatou Website for upcoming events.
Welcome Back To School!!!!!!!!
Our Graduation ceremony will be on Jan.31. The ceremony begins at 2pm and supper, for those invited, is at 5:30. Only a few days left of classes for these graduating students!
The last day of classes for grade 12 students is Friday, Jan.24.
English 12 Provincial exam is at 9:00 am on Monday, Jan.27.
Communications 12 exam is at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Jan.28.
Math 10 exam is at 9:00 am on Jan.29 – Students are expected to attend classes in the afternoon.
Reports go home on February 7, 2014.
Well this week has gone by at such a pace……..
As we move closer to the holidays the school is buzzing with excitement. Students were preparing for the Christmas Presentation on Dec 19th, school was closed on Wed and Friday we had a wonderful presentation by Mrs. Wiebe’s grade 11 class…A FASHION SHOW….complete with an authentic runway courtesy of Mr. Wollen and friends, music and lights.
Dec 19 – The Christmas Presentation was fantastic. We had a full run through for all the students in the afternoon and then again in the evening for our parents. The performance was a SOLD out show…PACKED!!!!!! Thank you for the support. A special thank you to Mrs. Dmytruk for organizing, Mr. Wollen for stage set up and all the staff and students for all their hard work!!!
A special thank you to our school’s PAC, which provided goody bags for ALL students.
Here’s to wishing that everyone has a safe holiday.