Canalta Elementary School The Canalta PAC will be bringing in the Grand Illusions Magic Show on Tues April 14 as part of its fund raising activities this year. The Canalta PAC will be having a movie night on Friday, April 24th at 7:00 pm. The cost is $3.00 to pay for popcorn and a drink. April 15?12:40pm?Ready, Set, Learn?Bring a Buddy afternoon. April 17? Bike rodeo April 28 Taiko performance?9:00 am.

Parkhill Elementary Our next PAC meeting will be on Wednesday, April 22, at 5:30 pm. Our SPC meeting will follow the PAC meeting.

Congratulations to the grade 4/5/6 basketball players who represented Parkhill so well in recent games at Canalta and our school.

On Tuesday, April 21st, players form the Parkhill basketball team will be attending a Harlem Globetrotters game at the Encana Event Centre. Tickets have been purchased and provided to students by a very generous individual Parkhill staff members and friends. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for yourself or for other family members, Parkhill is offering them for the group rate of $20.00 per ticket. The regular price is $27.00. Please contact Mr. Readman for details.

Our hot lunch program is made possible by finds raised through the purchase of punch cards. To ensure we are able to continue to provide this program, please make sure that you punch card account is up to date. Thank you for supporting this valuable program.

Tumbler Ridge Elementary

On Tuesdays and Thursdays right after lunch, our students are anxious to read to an adult to help improve their reading. Drop into the office for more information about helping. It is strictly on a ?when you can? basis so you don?t have to be tied down to a particular schedule.

We still have house colour shirts for sale. They come in royal blue, forest green, orange and red. Cost $10 each.

Mrs. Helm, Mrs. Sharman and Mr. Greengrass are volunteering to coach basketball for the grade 5/6 classes. Thanks for your time to provide some extra fun for these students. If you are able to volunteer to do this for other grades, please contact the school.

Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Kennedy and Mr. Greengrass? classes have wrapped up their curling unit with a fun bonspiel. Thanks to Mrs. Kennedy for keeping us all organised and for the many curlers in our community who donated money to help with prizes. Special thanks to Mrs. Maloney, Mrs. Sharman, Mrs. Schlief, Mrs. Helm and Mr. Guske for assisting us with this.

The Leadership group fundraises throughout the year. To date they have purchased a new TV, VCR and DVD combo. Thanks for all your efforts!

The Engineers and Geoscientists of BC have sponsored a bridge building contest at our school again. The students created strong structures to see if their bridge will be the strongest.

We congratulate all students for participating in the Science Fair. The experiments were terrific and we look forward to next year. The winners were a tie between Brodie Bertrand and Amanda Douglas in Mrs. Lively?s class, Bertus Schalekamp in Mrs. Kennedy?s class, Dusan Slepcev and Jalden Singerland in Mr. Greengrass? class and Jeanne Schalekamp and Kenidy Brown in Mrs. Hamilton/Mrs. Bertand?s class.

Mad scientist T-shirts on sale for $10 at the office.

Our community was very generous again this year. Our students collected $4,996.95 for Jump Rope for Heart. This not only benefits the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation but it helps our school as the organization gives us sports equipment or audio equipment. A huge ?Thank you? to Mrs. Wylie, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Lang for counting the money.

Ecole Frank Ross Congratulations to the following Science Fair winners: Ryan Brooks, Kiana Fellers and Courtney Lutz, Aaron Glover Rachael McPhail, Nathan Harris, Caitlynn James Nina Zhang, Brailey Jenson, Bailey Nash, Keona Wheeler, Emily Kadziolka, Isaac Smith and Jake Whyte. Most of these students travelled to Fort St. John for the Regional Science Fair.

Pouce Coupe Elementary School

In March we had our Jump Rope for Heart event in the school gym. The students went through 14 different stations doing activities to help them get Heart Smart. Many prizes were given out and more are coming for awards earned for the students. We raised $1,519.03. Well done everyone. The next grandbuddy visit will be on April 21st.

Our science fair in March gave us two students who moved on to the Regional Science Fair in Fort St. John. Haley Johnston came home with a Bronze and Calder Dorer came home with a Silver. Congratulations to both of you. Thank you to Mrs. Clark for organizing our students and supporting our Science Fairs.

We are excited to announce that Pouce Coupe Elementary School has been chosen by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to receive a grant of $5,000 towards greening up our school. Sometime in May there will be lots of action around the school yard with students planting trees, seeding the soccer fields and planting lilac bushes.

Our school was designated to be the lucky recipient of $1,000.00 from the Vancouver Sun?s Raise-a-Reader campaign. The money will be used to buy books for our Public School Library. In order to qualify for the money, Haley Johnston wrote an essay giving reasons why our schoo library should be chosen. Well don, Haley! Soon you will find the Canwest Raise-a-Reader stickers on the inside cover of the new books ordered from these funds.

The students in Ms. Fennell?s class will soon be sending home a catalog from Vesey?s with a great selection of Flower bulbs and seeds. Orders from this catalogue will go toward fundraising for our Barkerville trip. The orders need to be in by April 22 and filled orders will be in by mid June.

Every 4th Saturday of the month, the Library is offering Storytime. Come to the library from 10:00 am till 11:00 am and enjoy.

Team colour day for the Wednesdays before Spring Break went very will. Our next event will be Wacky hair day on April 15th. Earth Day on April 22nd we are asking students to wear either blue or green, or both. As usual, this will gain points for your house team.