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 Feb. 18-Feb. 22

    by Parkcrest Elementary -

    Happy Family Day weekend Parkcrest families!

    *Kindergarten registration: We had an excellent turn out for Kindergarten registration last week!  If you know someone or are someone who didn’t make it in please come in this week to enroll. You will need a birth certificate and Care Card for your child as well as proof of address.  Just a reminder that there will not be a Welcome to Kindergarten event this year. There will, however, be four afternoon sessions of SPARK. Registration for SPARK is through Eventbrite and can be accessed here

    *Safe Arrival Program:  We continue to have parents and family members call the school to report an absence or a late.  This must be done through the Safe Arrival number 1-844-350-2647. Also, if your son/daughter is even 1 minute late you will receive a call about this.  This is due to the fact that when teachers submit their attendance at 8:30 it goes to a computer program that will let you know. Your son/daughter then must sign into the office, get a “popsicle stick” to show his/her teacher that they have signed in.  Thank you for your help with this.

    *A reminder to please drop off your son/daughter in the church parking lot.  We cannot have parents coming into the parking lots to drop off or pick up.


      Keeping Our Children Safe Parent Workshop March 5 6:30 @ Grube



    -Family Day


    -Boys hosting Rayleigh for basketball

    -Mrs. Trestain & Mrs. Ellingsen’s class have a guest speaker at 1:00


    -Boys basketball make up game at David Thompson

    -Vaping presentation by Constable Wiedenman for Grade ⅚ students

    -Girls hosting Juniper for basketball


    -Mr. Roszmann’s class at Kamloops Residential School 9:45

    -Mrs. Foster & Mrs. Sarrasin’s class at gymnastics 12:30


    -Kindergarten Dental screening in AM

    Upcoming Dates:

    Feb 25 Recognition Assembly

    Feb. 26 PAC Hot lunch day (changed from Feb. 28th)

    Feb. 27 Pink Shirt Day

    Feb. 28 Grade ⅘ ski day

    March 1 Professional Development day

    March 6 PAC Paint Night!  Still need more tickets sold!

    March 13 Grade ⅘ ski day

    March 14 Grade ⅘ ski day

    Weekly Update Feb. 11-15

    by Parkcrest Elementary -

    Hi parents,

    The cold weather seems to be sticking around.  The students went out during lunch last week and we really hope we can have more 'out' than 'in' days this week :) Please send your child to school with all of their winter gear to ensure that when we go out they are prepared. 

    Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 is here and starts tomorrow!  Please tell anyone you know to register at their local school this week for next year!  You will need a birth certificate, care card and proof of address.  We look forward to meeting some of our new families and students!


    • Kindergarten Registration starts 9-12 and 1-3
    • Huffman & Shantz's classes to McQueen Lake
    • PAC Meeting 6:00 in staff room


    • Boys basketball game is cancelled and rescheduled to Feb. 20. 
    • District Math Challenge 8:30-12:00...congratulations to Fenton Munson, Taylynn Gobbee and Jordyn Peace 


    • Monster Theatre Art Starts performance 9:00
    • Murphy & Thomson's classes at TCC 12:30


    • Roszmann & Shantz & Ryeo classes skating in PM 
    • Girls basketball hosts Juniper
    • Foster & Sarrasin classes @ KGTC


    • Ellingsen and Trestain classes welcoming Math coordinator, Katie McCormick 

    Family Day Monday, Feb. 18!

    Weekly Update Feb.4-8th

    by Parkcrest Elementary -

    Hello Parkcrest families, 

    I hope that you've had a great weekend despite the bitter cold.  A few items of importance are coming up in the next few weeks.  Just a reminder to look at the Parkcrest Website weekly to see the weekly updates. 

    1) Cold weather: Unfortunately we will be dealing with this for the next few days.  Please send your child to school with appropriate clothing.  We certainly want to provide students an opportunity to get fresh air and play outside at recess, and hopefully lunchtime.  We will watch for wind chill and gauge how cold it is before we send students out.  

    2) Kindergarten registration for 2019-2020: Takes place next week Feb. 11-15.  If you have a child who will be attending next year you will need to bring in his/her birth certificate, Care card, and proof of address.  We will have all of the forms available at the office for you to fill out.  This year we will not be doing a Welcome to Kindergarten event at Parkcrest.  Rather we will be running a SPARK (Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten) program.  In order to register for this event you will need to go to Eventbrite.

    3) PAC: The next PAC meeting will be on Feb. 11 at 6:00 in the staff room at Parkcrest.  All are invited. Thank you to our PAC for providing popcorn or hot chocolate on Fridays this past month!  Due to the Grade 4/5 ski trip the PAC hot lunch for Feb. 28 has been moved to Feb. 26 now. 

    4) SD#73 has a new app for parents.  Please see the link here to access the app if you are interested. SD#73 APP

    5) Literacy and Unplug and Play week:  We had a great week last week celebrating literacy!  Funky socks day, dress like your favourite character, pajama day and all of us reading together in the gym on Friday was so much fun.  We hope that you enjoyed your time as a family unplugging as well.  Thank you to Ms. Bond (our Teacher Librarian) for organizing.  Thank you to all of the families who donated books for the Heap the Honda event as well.   Battle of the Books is in full swing with Ms. Bond as well!  We have two teams from Parkcrest that will compete in the zones.  Practices are on Monday

    6) Professional Development Days coming up: Feb. 8 and March 1.

    Upcoming Dates:

    • Feb. 5 Boys basketball hosting
    • Feb. 6 Project EDGE presentation for Grade 6 students
    • Feb. 7 Thomson and Foster's class to BLSC
    • Feb. 7 Trestain and Ellingsen's class skating
    • Feb. 7 Girls basketball to David Thompson
    • Feb. 8 Professional Development day
    • Feb. 11-15 Kindergarten Registration
    • Feb. 11-13 Shantz and Huffman's class to McQueen Lake
    • Feb. 12 Boys hosting basketball
    • Feb. 12 Elementary Math Challenge 8:30-2:30.  Congratulations to our three winners!
    • Feb. 13 Monster Theatre presentation at Parkcrest 9:00
    • Feb. 14 Girls basketball hosting
    • Feb. 14 Foster and Sarassin's classes at KGTC
    • Feb 18 Family Day holiday
    • Feb. 19 Boys hosting basketball
    • Feb. 21 Mr. Roszmann's class attending Skelep School 
    • Feb. 22 Kindergarten Dental screening
    • Feb. 25 Recognition assembly for February
    • Feb. 26 Hot lunch PAC day change
    • Feb. 27 Pink Shirt Day
    • March 1 Professional Development day
    • March 6 PAC Paint Night in our gym
    • March 15 Report Cards home
    • March 18-22 Spring Break. 

    Weekly Update - January 28 - February 1, 2019

    by Grant Naylor -

    Hello Parkcrest Families,

    * It's Unplug and Play week Jan 26-Feb. 1.  Our school will be participating in a variety of school wide and classroom based activities:

    Monday - Buddy Read your favourite books in FUNKY SOCKS... because reading ROCKS!.  Book Trivia on morning announcements ALL WEEK.

    Tuesday - Wear your favourite word or book quote.  Students will be able to define or explain what they are wearing and are encouraged to ask others about their words.

    Wednesday - Cuddle Up and get cozy with a GREAT Book IN YOUR PAJAMAS and Buddy Read * with flashlights in the dark if you can

    Thursday - Dress Up as Your Favourite Book Character

    Friday -  Gym School Wide Read & Final Book Trivia Day* - Winning Class will be drawn by day's end.



    • PAC Meeting 6:00


    • Boys basketball team travels to Aberdeen - 2:30


    • PAC Hot Lunch Day
    • Grade 5/6 Classes and Grade 6 Class to Brock Middle for Presentation
    • Girls basketball team plays @ Parkcrest - 2:30


    • PAC hot chocolate day at recess $1.00

    Upcoming Dates

    • Professional Development Day Feb. 8
    • Kindergarten Registration Feb. 11-15
    • Family Day Feb. 18
    • Professional Development Day March 1

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