Parkcrest Elementary

2170 Parkcrest Ave,
Kamloops, BC V2B 4Y1

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Phone: 250 554-2368
Fax: 250 377-2224

Student Absence Reporting:  1-844-350-2647 or

Principal: Mrs. Catherine Gorman

Vice Principal: Mr. Grant Naylor

Secretaries: Mrs. Diane Atkinson (Monday - Thursday)

      Mrs. Melissa Kinaschuk (Friday)

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    Weekly Update May 22-25
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:52 PM

    We hope that you had a wonderful May long weekend with your families!

    * District SafeArrival Change: 

    This is notification that Parkcrest Elementary (and all other district schools) will be changing to a new SafeArrival absence reporting system starting June 1.  This week we will email you explaining the three new methods that you can use to report student lates/absences.  Detailed information will come home this week regarding the new procedures. 

    *PAC Dilly Bar order forms are due back to the school this week.  They are a blue sheet and if you didn't get one you can pick another one up at the office window!

    *Thank you to all of the parents who came to support our students who participated in the Zone Track Meet (we had 65 students participate) and the District Track Meet (we had 25 students participate).  Our students made us proud! Thank you to all of the teachers and Mr. Naylor who made this possible. 

    *Please check the Lost and Found!  It is overflowing!

    * The Bright Red Book Bus will be coming to Parkcrest this summer!  The schedule will be Mondays 10:00-noon during August (July 30-August 24).  

    Events this week:


    • Eureka Science Presentation for 9 classes (Thank you to PAC for paying for this for all of our students!


    • Grizzly Girls Group with Ms. Boyer at TRU all day
    • Ms. Girodat Salmon Release Field Trip 9:00 am
    • Grade 6 immunizations 9:00 am


    • Mrs. Trestain's class field trip to the Heritage School
    • Flag Football Jamboree: Mrs. Huffman taking our team!  10:30-2:30
    • Presentation of Learning night for many classes 4:30-5:30.  Your child's teacher will have communicated this to you if they are participating. 
    • Bannock & Bingo night!!  5:00-7:00.  Thank you to all of you who have signed up to come :) We are excited to see you for a fun filled evening.  Ms. Boyer has worked hard to make this a special event!


    • Eureka coming to present to the other 8 classes
    • Ms. Ellingsen's class field trip to Heritage School
    • Ms. Quast's class field trip to Big Little Science Center
    • Ms. Gartrell & Mrs. Hyslop/Beeds class have a Hug A Tree presentation in AM

    Have a great week!

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    The Witches: Brock Middle School Production
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Thursday, 10 May 2018, 1:27 PM

    The Brock Drama department is performing "The Witches" at 7:00 tonight (May 10) and tomorrow night (May 11) - tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults.

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    Brock Summer Camps
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Monday, 7 May 2018, 7:26 PM

    Please see the attached PDF for Summer camps at Brock Middle School. 

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    Weekly Update May 7-May 11
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Sunday, 6 May 2018, 6:08 PM

    Hi parents,

    It's an exciting week with our intermediate students participating in our school track meet tomorrow! Let's hope for sunshine!

    *A reminder to parents that the parent request forms for next year's classrooms are available for pick up in the office.  They are due back by May 17.  The requests need to have educational reasons behind the request, this is not meant to be a request for a specific teacher. 

    *Please make sure that you send your child to school with sunscreen/hat/water bottle as the weather gets warmer. 

    *SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)  1 2 3 has launched new SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos that address questions about SOGI 1 2 3 and SOGI-inclusive education in schools. The videos are designed for parents and family members to view and learn about SOGI 1 2 3 in various grade-levels. The goal of the videos is to debunk some of the common misinformation in the media and to support parents in their understanding of SOGI-inclusive education. The SOGI 1 2 3 Parent Videos are available to view and download now on 

    *Grade 6 parents!  Mrs. Gorman needs baby pictures sent to her ASAP!

    *PAC Meeting and Executive elections May 15 6:30 at the school.  Pizza delivered for dinner :) Thanks PAC!

    *Bannock and Bingo evening 5:00-7:00 May 24.  Please email Christina Boyer our Aboriginal Education Worker if you can make it!  Fun for all :) 

    This week:


    • School Track Meet Intermediate students.  Thank you to our PAC for purchasing items for a concession!  Students can bring some money to buy some treats.
    • Mrs. Ellingsen's Class swimming 8:30 AM


    • Parkcrest hosting the Zone 1000/1200 m run in the morning
    • Flag Football hosting David Thompson elementary


    • Mrs. Trestain & Ellingsen's class going on Garden Tour 12:30-2:30


    • Ms. Gartrell's & Mrs. Bond/Beeds going to gymnastics 8:30-10:30


    • Mrs. Trestain & Mrs. Ellingsen's classes to Isobel Lake
    • Zone Track Meet at TCC all day

    Important Dates:

    • May 14 Blues Berries Art Starts presentation
    • May 15 Lifetouch Class Photos
    • May 15 Kindergarten Transition Meeting at Henry Grube 6:30-7:30
    • May 15 PAC Meeting 6:30 PM
    • May 16 Senor Froggy's PAC Lunch Day
    • May 16 District Track 1000/1200 M race
    • May 17 SPARK for next year Kindergarten's 4:30
    • May 17 District Track Meet
    • May 18 Professional Development Day
    • May 21 Victoria Day holiday
    • May 24 Bannock and Bingo Evening 5:00-7:00, some classes will have a Presentation of Learning evening coinciding with Bannock and Bingo
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    2018 Parkcrest Track Meet Information
    by Grant Naylor - Friday, 4 May 2018, 8:53 AM

    Hi Parents,
    Looking forward to our Intermediate Track Meet on Monday May 7, 2018.  

    Please see attached information for schedule for the day, including times for events.  

    Further, we now have enough volunteers for the day.  Thank you everyone, we are looking forward to working with you for the day.