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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    Week of June 11 - June 15
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:22 AM

    Hi parents!  Just a few more weeks left! This week is a busy week. 


    • PAC Dairy Queen Dilly Bar day
    • Ellingsen & Trestain & Girodat swimming every day Monday-Thursday


    • Thomson, Beeds/Hyslop, Gartrell, Dennison, Petrie classes to the Wildlife Park
    • Ecosmart presentation


    • Young Entrapreneur Day for Grade 5/6 classes.  Public access to the gym for 1:00-3:00.  Please come and support the kids and purchase their creations.


    • Nothing of note.


    • Ms. Quast's class to 4 Cats Studio and Riverside Park
    • Mrs. Shantz & Girodat Wildlife Park.

    Next week:

    June 18: TNRD Presentations to all kids

    June 20: Grade 6's to Vernon Waterslides

    June 25: Primary Fun Day

    June 26: Intermediate Fun Day

    June 27: Grade 6 Leaving Assembly 9:00

    June 28: Last Day, dismissal at 12:00.  Slideshow and assembly at 10:30.  Parents welcome.

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    Weekly Update June 4-June 8
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Sunday, 3 June 2018, 2:09 PM

    Hello Parkcrest Families!  Hope you had a great weekend.

    *In regards to the change to the School Messenger system the District has informed us that the phone number was not working on Friday, June 1.  This was a complication from the provider and hopefully this is all resolved for tomorrow, Monday. Thank you for your patience in this transition.  The phone number is the same as with the old School Connects system. 

    * Please check the lost and found!  There are 19 days of school left and as we wind down it would be great to get some of these items to their rightful owners!

    *Last call for Grade 6 photos for year end slideshow!

    *Wednesday, June 13 Young Entrepreneur Afternoon 1:00-3:00 bring some money to buy some amazing student made wares!  Invite coming home this week for all students!


    • TRU Sportscamp students will be here working with PE classes
    • Brock Middle transition for Grade 6 students from 10:30-11:20
    • Ms Ellingsen's class swimming lessons 11:00
    • PAC Dairy Queen day!


    • Fruit and Vegetable Program Tomato delivery
    • Last day for library book sign out


    • Welcome to Kindergarten for next year Kindergarten students 1:15 in library


    • Ms. Thomson & Ms. McCrea's class to McQueen Lake


    • PAC Freezie Friday afterschool!  Bring a loonie for a freezie :)

    Upcoming Dates:

    • June 11: Dairy Queen Day
    • June 12: Primary classes to Wildlife Park: Thomson, Beeds, Gartrell, Dennison & Petrie.
    • June 13: Young Entrepreneur Day 1:00-3:00 open for public in gym
    • June 15: Ms. Quast's class to 4 Cats Studio/Riverside Park
    • June 15: Mrs. Shantz' and Ms. Girodat's class to Wildlife Park
    • June 18: TNRD Summer Reading Progrma presentation
    • June 20: Vernon Waterslides trip for Grade 6 students
    • June 22: Intermediate Swim Day
    • June 25: Primary Fun Day
    • June 26: Ms. Gartrell's K goodbye celebration 1:40
    • June 26: Ms. Sarrasin's class to Heritage SChool
    • June 27: Grade 6 Leaving Assembly 9:00
    • June 28: Year End Assembly 10:30: All parents welcome
    • June 28: Dismissal and Report Cards 12:00
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    Weekly Update May 28-June 1
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 8:19 PM

    Hello parents! Here is the weekly update with some other pieces of information. 

    *Please refer to the email that I sent on Monday regarding the new Safe Arrival Program.  This will go live on June 1.  Any questions, please call the school.  This is a district wide change. The reporting number will not change and remains 1-844-350-2647.

    *Bright Red Book Bus schedule is attached to the bottom of this message.  The Book Bus will be coming to Parkcrest in August on Mondays 10;00-12:00. 

    *International Student Program SD73: Homestays Wanted
    The International Student Program for School District 73 is looking for families to host International students.  The students will attend secondary schools in Kamloops and will stay for 1 or 2 semesters starting September 2018.  Our host families are asked to provide a welcoming home, food and a positive English speaking environment.  The compensation is $825 per month.  If you and your family, or your friends, feel you may enjoy this International experience, please go to Here you will find information about being a host family and also guide to applying to our program.


    • Chopped Leaf PAC Lunch
    • Mrs. O'Donovan's class and Mrs. Matuschewski's class to Wildlife Park


    • Ms. Gartrell's & Mrs. Hyslop/Beeds class at Rainbow Roost


    • Grade 5/6's participating in the Aboriginal Cultural Day at Kay Bingham
    • Mrs. Ellingsen & Mrs. Trestain's class to O'Keefe Ranch

    Have a great week!

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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.