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PCS Notice: Mr. Spencer will be teaching Sm'algyax at a new time: Wednesday @ 1:30pm.
~*~ Week 20 of 39 – Jan. to 27th to Jan. 31st ~*~ Ndaayu wila waalsm? We have made it to the 20th week which means we are officially over half-way through the semester. There are only 19 weeks left in this school year. The weather has warmed up significantly and we are moving into the last week to submit work for this grading period. IMPORTANT: This week is the last week you are able to get in work for this current grading period. Talk to the teachers, see where you are at and what you can do to be 50% through your course work. ~ Ski TREC this Friday ~ Those who got their measurements last week are on the list to go. If you did not get that to Mr. Janz then you will not be coming. We will be sharing a bus with Roosevelt School so everyone is to be on their best behaviour. If you are not being a good example for the students you will not be coming on the next ski trip. ~ Elders Lunch ~ For those who have been involved with the Elders Lunch please make sure you are at the school early on Monday. Mr. Janz will be transporting students from the school to the Nisga'a Hall to make dinner. ~ Thursday Luncheon ~ We are excited to have our first luncheon of 2020. This will be on Thursday Jan. 30th. ~ Grad Meeting ~ There will be a grad meeting on Wednesday @ 10:45. If you are a grad you need to be there. ~ Sm'algyax with Mr. Spencer ~ Sm'algyax with Mr. Spencer will be switching times from Friday to Wednesday @ 12:20. ~ Rides to and from School ~ If you would like a ride or bus ticket home the expectation is that you have been respectful and accomplished some work at school. Roy, Salomon and myself will verify this. Please do not take advantage of this service. Outside of special cases students will not be driven home until after 2:00 unless there are special circumstances which needs to be cleared by Mr. Janz. ~ Important Dates ~ • Jan. 27th Monday - Elder Lunch and Stories • Jan. 30th Thursday - Luncheon • Jan. 31st Friday - Skiing and Snow Boarding for those who have signed up. School will be open regular hours for those who have…
Don’t forget to go to the nisga’a tomorrow morning at 9 am to start cooking for the elders Chantel Marie Brown can you please tag those students that were at the meeting please.
PCS Notice: Mr. Janz is away today. Ms. Wells will be acting principal for the day. Have a great day PCS.
PCS Notice: January 24,2020 there is school for both CHSS and PCS this is not a Pro-D Day it is a regular school day
Please read the following communication from the School District's Director of Operations about copper in the school district's water supply: Good afternoon, Due to the new standard for copper content in drinking water issued by Health Canada, as a precaution, Northern Health has asked SD52 to provide bottled water until they can confirm the test results from our recent water test. Our maintenance crew will be by this afternoon to shut off water fountains and post the notice. Water deliveries with pump handles will begin as soon as possible. Kind regards, James Warburton Director of Operations
Students have been learning about radiation and got to see alpha particles flying out through a radiation detection chamber that Mr. Pinkhasik constructed with students help. Kato Jamerson is the featured student in the video and explains what’s going on. Thanks Kato!
~*~ Week 19 of 39 – Jan. to 20th to Jan. 24th ~*~ Ndaayu wila waalsm? The weather is warming up for the time being but with the warmth comes the rain. At least we were not buried in a blizzard like St. John's Newfoundland or even heavy snow fall which Hartley Bay has received. We hope the warmer weather brings our more students as it looked like the cold kept some students away last week. There is NO Pro-D for PCS or CHSS this week. That is only for the Elementary and Middle Schools. We have classes all week. PCS and CHSS's Pro-Ds will be Feb. 13th and 14th. ~ Ski Trip Prep ~ We will be prepping for the ski/snowboard TREC this week. If you are planning on coming you must get your height, weight and Shames Waiver forms signed by Friday. Anyone who does not have this by Friday will no be attending next week. ~ Lead in Water ~ Lead in the water has been in the news again, particularly within relation to schools in the Kootenays (www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/drinking-water-lead-levels-above-acceptable-limit-at-8-kootenay-lake-schools-1.5430865). PCS provides bottled water to all students and staff. Students and staff should NOT drink from any faucet in the school as it has unacceptable levels of lead in the water. For students in other schools please contact the school office for what is acceptable at each school. Here is a message from School District 52 School Board: "The allowable limit for lead in water has been cut in half. Following a number of tests, the district has confirmed that flushing of water lines is not effective to reduce the amount of lead in water to this new limit at most sinks in schools and other district buildings. All staff and students are advised to use the filtered water fountains for all safe drinking water. The district is consulting with the Northern Health Authority on the steps to be taken to meet this new requirement." It should also be noted that most old buildings in Rupert built before the 90s, and any fixture (faucet/tap) 2014 or older, could be leaching lead into the water. The primary issue is our coastal water supply is acidic which tends to take the lead out of piping or fixtures. Lead itself builds up in the body and you cannot get rid of it; additionally, lead has been known to cause many bad…