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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    Parkcrest Weekly Update Oct. 15-Oct. 19
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Sunday, 14 October 2018, 5:22 PM

    Hi Parents,

    Thank you very much for coming to our Mug and Muffin last week.  A weekly update was sent out this week by email on Oct. 10.  If you didn't receive it, please look in our Spam box...or call the office to confirm your email!

    *PAC Spirit Wear forms and Grade 6 Hoodie forms will be coming home this week!  Buy a T-shirt or a Hoodie!  Thanks to our PAC for organizing. Kindergarten families, the PAC and the school are buying your K a shirt to wear!

    *Come Read with Me forms are coming home this week for Grade 1 parents.  Hope you can join us on Oct. 30!

    *Photo day was a success on Friday!  Many parents were asking about filling in the sheets prior to photos.  This doesn't happen anymore...rather you choose the background when you get the proofs returned.  

    *We would like to wish all the best to Mrs. Dhaliwal whose last day will be on Thursday, Oct. 18.  She will be leaving our K class to have a baby!  Welcome to our school to Mrs. Fadden and Mrs. Bittante who are new CEA's to Parkcrest. 

    *Thank you to the families who have already donated gently used, clean items for our PAC sharing initiative of winter clothing to families who need it.  We will continue to accept things as we move into the colder weather. 

    *Thank you to Cherie Bitz for donating reading certificates to Chopped Leaf for students.  Students are receiving "shout outs" on the announcements and we love giving them a reward for their hard work!


    • Salmon Run: Intermediate
    • PAC meeting: 6:00 
    • Basketball practice for Grade 4-6, permission forms required.


    • Primaries to WCTC Puppet show: AM
    • Volleyball season starts: Boys going to Barriere, leave at 1:45


    • Salmon Run: Grade 1-3
    • Bus Safety Presentation for Kindergarten students
    • Grade 6 Immunizations in AM


    • Munch a Lunch payment due for the next lunch day on Oct. 24!
    • Girls Volleyball team to Kay Bingham


    • Professional Development Day

    *Parkcrest is a Voting Site for Election on Saturday!

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    Parkcrest Mug and Muffin (Tuesday October 9 - 8:30 - 9:15)
    by Grant Naylor - Monday, 8 October 2018, 1:57 PM

    Hello Parkcrest Parents,

    Our Parkcrest Staff wishes you all a Happy Thanksgiving.  We would like to remind you all of our Parkcrest Mug and Muffin taking place tomorrow (Tuesday October 9) from 8:30 - 9:15.  Please come in and meet your child(rens) teacher(s) and the rest of the Parkcrest Staff.  There will be muffins and coffee (Please remember to bring your own Mug as we have limited supplies). Your child(ren) would be happy to show you around their classroom.  

    Hope to see you all tomorrow morning,

    Parkcrest Staff

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    Parkcrest SOARS ...Thank you Mrs. Quast!
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 9:19 AM

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    Weekly Update Oct 1-5
    by Parkcrest Elementary - Monday, 1 October 2018, 12:53 PM

    September has flown we go October!

    • Please make sure that your child has appropriate fall clothing for recess and lunch.  We like to have students get some fresh air whatever mother nature throws at us!
    • Indigo Adopt a School Program: This is the last week for our Chapters Indigo ADOPT A SCHOOL campaign.  We would love your support in getting some books for our school library.  Go to  to donate. The campaign ends Sunday Oct. 7th and we would like to thank Mrs. Hofmann for getting this going for Parkcrest Elementary!
    • Our firedrill this week was excellent!  Students and staff were out of the building very quickly in a quiet, calm manner.  So proud of our Kindergarten students!
    • Volleyball: This week we will be having a volleyball meeting for students in Grade 5/6.  We have a boys coach, Ms. Andrews and our girls coach will be Mrs. Shantz.  We are grateful for them volunteering their time to coach our students. 
    • Thank you to all students and families for supporting our Raise a Reader, Terry Fox and Orange Shirt days last week.  All were successful and fun!
    • Our afterschool intermediate programming starts next week: Art Club on Tuesdays, Sports Club on Thursdays.  This is first come, first in for these programs.  Permission forms are at the office. 
    • Thank you to all of our families who have paid school supplies and agenda/Art Starts.  Reminder that if you need support or a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Gorman or Mr. Naylor. 

    PAC News:

    • Munch a Lunch has started.  Students received the order forms last week.  The food will be coming from Ruben's Diner. There are still many outstanding orders without payment on the website, please make sure you pay so that your child will receive his/her lunch.
    • PAC Parkcrest Spirit Wear is back!  So thankful to have our PAC sell T-shirts and Hoodies so our staff and students can proudly wear Parkcrest clothing.  Watch for this coming soon!
    • Christmas Craft Fair is planned for Nov. 8  This is an early closure day due to Parent-Teacher Interviews so we are hoping to have a large crowd for this fundraiser.
    • "One to Wear, One to Share" program.  Many of our students do not have appropriate winter wear.  We will start collecting gently used, clean snowsuits, mittens, and boots to have at school for some of our families that need a little bit of support.  Families will be able to peruse some clothing options and take what they need.  We will let you know when we are ready to start receiving items and thank you so very much for helping others. 
    • Next meeting: Monday, Oct. 15 at 6:00

    On behalf of all of our staff we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving next week!

    Upcoming Dates:

    • Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 8
    • Mug & Muffin morning 8:30 Oct. 9 All parents and families invited to see what your child has been up to this past month!  Bring a coffee cup!
    • PAC Hot lunch, Oct. 10
    • Mother Goose Preschool Program starts Oct. 10-Nov. 28 6:00-7:00 pm sign up through Eventbrite
    • School Photos, Oct. 12
    • Salmon Run Intermediate, Oct. 15
    • Kindergarten Safety Presentation Oct. 16 AM
    • Primary Students (Grade 1-3) to puppet presentation at WCTC Oct. 16
    • Salmon Run Primary, Oct. 17 (Grade 1-3)
    • Pro D Oct. 19
    • PAC Hot Lunch Oct. 24