Parkcrest Elementary

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 Dec. 10-14
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Sunday, 9 December 2018, 8:06 PM

    Hi parents,

    Two more weeks left! Please look in our lost and found...the piles are overwhelming and we will put them out for the Winter Concert next week.  Also, we still have many students that are coming to school only wearing a hoodie, please send appropriate clothing with your child.


    • Actors for winter concert have practice 2:30-5:00
    • PAC Meeting 6:00


    • ELF for Grade 3-6 in AM


    • Roszmann and Shantz skating in PM


    • Report Cards home

    Please see the former weekly updates for information on our Winter concert.  There have been emails that have gone home as well.  If you have questions, email or call. :)

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    Riptech Diving
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Friday, 7 December 2018, 10:18 AM

    Please see the attached information about Riptech Diving. 

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    Weekly Update
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Saturday, 1 December 2018, 9:58 AM

    Thank you to all of the families that responded to the email this week about illnesses at Parkcrest.  We are hoping that this flu has run it's course and that we will start having more students back in the building next week.  Please keep your child at home if they have a fever or any other signs of illness that relates to gastrointestinal and respiratory challenges.

    *There is snow on those hills! Please start sending your child to school with appropriate winter wear as we never know what the weather will do from morning to lunch! A reminder that the snow is left on the ground at school, we do not allow any snowball throwing whatsoever.  Students are also very prepared about taking their boots off at the doors. Please ensure that students have a pair of inside shoes at school.

    *PAC News: Next meeting is Dec. 10. The PAC will be selling popcorn for the Fridays in December.  The bags will be $1 and they will have them for students at recess snack time.  They will be making the bags ahead of time and once they are gone, they're gone!  The first Friday we will start with Primary students getting the first opportunity to purchase.  The PAC is also selling raffle tickets to win a coveted front row seat on a couch at the Winter Concerts.  If you would like to buy a raffle ticket please come to the office to purchase one. Hot lunch deadline Dec. 13 for Dec. 19 day. Poinsettia order pick ups on Dec. 13. Parkcrest Swag will be here next week!  We are so excited! Thank you PAC.

    *Sports:  Congratulations to our Tier 2 boys team for winning City championships this past Wednesday night!  Congratulations to the girls as well for playing a great season.  Thank you to Ms. Andrews and Mrs. Shantz for being excellent coaches. As well, thank you to Mr. Willson and Mr. Cruz for supporting our basketball players with practices on Mondays for the last few months.  This is greatly appreciated!  Our gym will be closed for the rest of December due to Winter Concert set up.  Watch for information regarding basketball teams as soon as we come back in January.

    *Thank you to Mr. Naylor for organizing the PBIS (Positive Behaviour Intervention) reward this week of the movie "Inside Out". Thank you to the PAC for providing popcorn for all! Students had been working on hallway and outside behaviour and did an excellent job.  Thank you to all of the families that came to our recognition assembly in November.  We will not be having one in December but these will resume in January.

    *Parking:  We have had some requests from our wonderful neighbours on Bossert Ave. that if you are parking on the road for pick up, please do not block drive ways or leave your vehicle unattended in driveways.  Thank you.

    *Winter Concert dates and times:  Parkcrest will be presenting "The Legend of Polar Mountain" for our Winter concert.  All classes will be singing songs from the show and our amazing Grade 6 students who auditioned will be doing the acting parts within the show. Thank you to Mrs. Quast for being our director.  Dress rehearsal will be on Dec. 18, Dec. 19 concert in the afternoon 1:15 (last name A-F), Dec. 20 concert in the morning 9:00 (last name G-M), Dec. 20 concert in the afternoon 1:15 (last name N-Z) Due to fire regulations we are asking families to try and come to the concert that correlates with the spelling of their last name.  If this is unavoidable then please don't worry and come watch when you can.  Food bank donations will be collected at each concert.

    *Lost and Found!!! still overflowing!  All items left over the holidays will be donated to Found for Kids.

    *Report Cards home on Dec. 14.  The Ministry of Education has been piloting a new reporting plan. SD#73 is now participating in this pilot and we have three classes participating: Mr. Roszmann, Mr. Bowden and Ms. Ryeo.  These three classes have had information sent home and we are excited to have feedback from parents and students regarding this new process.  More information to come to all families as the school year progresses.   If other families would like to look at the information you can view the link to a powerpoint here.

    This week:


    • Non Instructional Day


    • Mrs. Shantz's class to Brock Middle school in AM


    • You Can Count on Me in library for Kindergarten parents 8:30-10:00 Coffee provided
    • PAC Hot lunch

    Thursday & Friday: Nothing of note

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    Parkcrest Update
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Saturday, 24 November 2018, 10:05 AM
    Hi parents

    Please look in your ‘in box’ for a Parkcrest update from Nov.22!