Friday, October 15, 2021

GENERAL:

  • GRADE 11 STUDENTS:  You’ve now been invited to the CLEB Google Classroom.  Please accept the invitation. Your first assignment is to make an appointment to check your credits. Come to Student Services and sign up to meet with Mr. Tuffin.
  • YOUTH POET LAUREATE:  Do you want to be the Youth Poet Laureate of the City of Victoria for one year?  Are you a poet and no one knows it?  The Youth Poet Laureate is an honorary one-year term position from January 1 to December 31 2022.  The position will receive a $1,750 honorarium and $2,000 of project funding, in addition to a year-long mentorship with Victoria’s Poet Laureate, John Barton.  Check with Ms Plumpton in B14 for more information.  https://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/poet-laureate/2019-youth-poet-laureate.html
  • IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ELECTRICAL/COMPUTER ENGINEERING, there is an upcoming Quantum Computing workshop you may want to take part in. This is for high school students at any grade level. Quantum Computing is an emerging technology expected to overcome some of the limitations of classical computing but also to revolutionize computing by enabling breakthroughs in chemistry, drug design, optimization, and machine learning, to name a few. Information/registration is at this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pathways2quantum-an-introductory-workshop-on-quantum-computing-for-youth-tickets-181241547347
  • ATTENTION GRAPHIC DESIGNERS! The Leadership class is holding a merch design contest for the month of October. We are looking for new, creative graphic designs in 2 categories: clothing and stickers. See posters around the school for details. The contest ends on Nov 1.
  • LOCKS:   Remember to pay your IOU’s at the office, an email has gone home to help you remember. 
    • Gr 10 IOU:      Mia C, Abi E, Ivy K, Jerry L, Isabella M, Kaitlyn T, Pavly Y 
    • Gr 11 IOU:      Ariel C, Carl-Philip L, Cameron M,  James T, Sophia W
    • Gr 12 IOU:      Fernanda C,  Ben F, Maya H, Amelia M, Jordan Mc, Tolu O
  • PICTURE RE-TAKE DAY:  Friday, October 29, 2021.  Please note all students are required to have their photo taken, especially if you did not have your picture taken in September, even if you don’t order a package. 
    • School Name : Pacific Christian Secondary Picture Day ID: QV011982Q1   Picture Day Date: Friday, Oct 29, 2021
    • Photo packages   You may pick up your pkg at the end of the school day from your last block teacher or if they were returned to the office, at the office after school.
    • Note:  Some student’s ID cards were not sent with the packages Life Touch will be sending them  at a later date.

GRADS

  • ALL GRADS GET READY FOR SPIRIT WEEK OCT 18 – 21:  “All grads get ready for spirit week next week!! October 18th – 21. Monday – monochrome, Tuesday – tropical, Wednesday – western rancher and Thursday – anything but a backpack! Look for the signs up around the school as well!”
  • GRADS:   You’ve been invited to the Career-life Connections (CLC) Google Classroom by Mr. Tuffin. Check your PCS email for the invitation link and join the classroom. This is where your CLC course material will be posted as well as Capstone information. Successful completion of CLC including Capstone is a graduation requirement.
  • GRADS:  Check your Grad 2022 google Classroom for updated information. Grad Wear, Scholarships, info sessions, and post-secondary viewbooks can all be found through this classroom.   For Grad Wear you can also check with one of the members of the Grad Exec.
  • GRADS – TRANSCRIPT SERVICES & CREDIT CHECK:  If you have not already completed these important steps, please make an appointment with Mr. Tuffin to ensure  your credits are up to date and to prepare for post-secondary applications.

SPORTS

  • SENIOR BOYS SOCCER: our Pacers pulverized GNS last night!  Playing on a slip n slide home field, with a few spectacular self-splash downs just for added spice, the team secured a superb victory over rivals GNS with two goals, scored by Lukas B and Tolu O, ably assisted by Ben F and Ben A.  Owen R was on fire in nets, despite the downpour.  Lukas S, Luka P and Santi S ran the GNS midfield into the ground – no guts – no glory!  Please pray for and cheer on from afar as the boys take on their Christian school competition on the mainland today and tomorrow in what the meteorologist promises to be a sopping wet weekend.
      
  • GRADE 8 BOYS VOLLEYBALL:  tba
  • CROSS COUNTRY:  Congrats to our three Pacers who didn’t let a little rain slow them down!  Taraqua K.ran her fourth event with  determination and finished in the top half of the Junior Girls 4 km race.  Our two Senior Girls – Kaia C and Abbey C. –  also ran excellent races, finishing in the top third of their 5 km event. Final race happens this Wednesday at Beaver Lake. 
  • JBVB:  tba

PCS SWIM TEAM:  PCS Swim team:  Meet in Mr. Stewart’s office at 11:45 on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

ITEMS IN THE OFFICE FOR PICK-UP: 

  • ITEM FOR PICK UP AT THE OFFICE:  
    • Last year’s June Report Cards are still available for pick up at the office.
      • 20/21 Gr 8:  Sebastian F, Juliana L, Niomi M, Abigail T, Valentina U, Karissa W
      • 20/21 Gr 9:  A.J. G, Mya H, Ezekiel L, Tyson P, Elijah T
      • 20/21 Gr 10:  Kaytlyn C, Jesse L, Harry M, Julianna R, Skylar S, Harry Y
      • 20/21 Gr 11:  Nora B, Amelia M

PCS COMMUNITY CARE:

  • STUDENT PARKING:  Student Driver Registration Forms are  at the office.  All students who park at PCS  are required to complete a form.  The  garden lot on Agnes St. is not available for PCS Students, Staff or Families.  You may park at the Horseshoe Club parking lot off of Kenneth Street if our lot is full. Always operate your vehicle with extreme caution in the parking lot and along Agnes St; it is a school zone.
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY:  Welcome back to school! As we begin the year, our health & safety practices are as follows:
    • 1) Do your daily health check and stay home if you are unwell
    • 2) Wash or sanitize your hands regularly
    • 3) Wear a mask in all indoor spaces
    • 4) Do not loiter, socialize, or eat in the passage hallways; keep them free for movement of people
    • 5) Please follow the direction arrows in the halls and stairways
    • 6) Go outside for lunch and breaks
    • 7) Respect others’ personal space – avoid crowding and contact
      Thank you for demonstrating care for our whole school community!

LOST AND FOUND:

The Lost and Found is located under the stairs near the Gym Doors.  

To report a missing or found item, please email the details of the item and your contact info to:   secondary@pacificchristian prior to 8:40 am.