Panther Families Update: Helpful Reminders

Panther Families Update:  One sleep left until the 2018-19 school year begins.  It has been an incredibly busy weekend finalizing all of the preparations as we look forward to welcoming the first classes ever in our K-12 community school setting.  The following is a list of helpful reminders for our school community in order to allow our learning space to be productive, safe and maximize opportunity.

Entry/Exit Points:

All Secondary students will enter/exit through Entrances A, B, C1 and W. 

Elementary bus students will enter/exit through Entrance D until the new handrail is installed on Entrance C—at that time, it will become the main entrance for elementary students.

Parents dropping off elementary students may do so at Entrance E—also known as our ‘Kiss & Drop’ or at the main office through Entrance A.  Please refer to the map and photos included for more detail.

Classroom Teacher Assignments and Student Timetables:

We are fortunate to have a significant number of new registrations joining our Panther family throughout all grades and we have spent the weekend balancing classes.  Classroom teacher assignments for elementary will be shared on the first day.  Students will be greeted from the bus and directed to gathering areas as previously described.  Should it be raining in the morning (and the weather looks perfect now), we will have our students who plan to gather outside relocated to the cafeteria for to meet their teachers.

Secondary timetables will be distributed in homerooms.  Students may locate their homeroom from walls either outside the main office OR outside the cafeteria by the staffroom.

Student Parking:

Parking will be extremely limited this year and by parking permit only in order that we have adequate room for staff.   There will be a few Student Parking spaces on campus and those will be assigned by application/need only.  Parking Permit applications will be available at the main office and online beginning the first day of classes.  Students are encouraged to take the bus those who must drive are encouraged to park across at the Community Soccer field lot for the first week of school while the improvements to the parking lot are completed and as we work through the assignment of permits.  Vehicles onsite without a pass are subject to being towed at the owners expense.  Thank you for your cooperation.

We would like to thank ALL of our staff and entire school community for all of their collective investment in ensuring the New K-12 Prince Edward Collegiate Institute has a fantastic start to the school year.  We look forward to our new beginning tomorrow.

     

PECI K-12 First Day Details For The 2018-19 School Year

Welcome to the beginning of a fresh, exciting school year at PECI, your K to 12 County community school! Firstly, we thank all families and community partners for their patience and support as we work together to create a safe, positive transition for our students from the fun of summer vacation to the fun of learning and growing at school. The following message outlines first day procedures for student arrival that will ensure that we all begin our 2018-2019 school year in the best manner possible.

Students Who Ride the Bus to School:

All bus students will be met by staff as their buses arrive. Secondary students will enter the building through the Main Entrance (A) and Entrance B at the front of the school. Elementary students will enter through Entrance C with their staff escort and move together to a gathering place reflective of their grade. Primary students in Grade K to 3 will be gathering in our elementary gym (formerly known as Gym A). Junior and Intermediate in Grades 4 to 8 students will be gathering at the rear of the school.

Students Who are Dropped Off at School:
Secondary students dropped off at school will enter through the Main Entrance (A) and Entrance B at the front of the school. Elementary students dropped off at school will enter through Entrance E (formerly known as Sunnyside and now our Primary ‘Kiss & Drop Entrance’). Primary students in Grades K to 3 will be welcomed by staff and escorted to our elementary gym (Gym A). Junior and Intermediate students in Grades 4 to 8 will be greeted by staff and escorted to a meeting place at the rear of the school.

From the specified gathering spaces, students will be met by their teachers and assembled in to their designated classes according to teachers’ class lists. Teachers will then escort their students to their new learning spaces and the first adventures of learning at PECI, K-12 will begin.

If you have questions regarding any of these details, please reach out to the main office. We look forward to learning and working with you and your students.

 

Elementary First Day Details Coming Soon!

To all of our new elementary Panther families...

We realize the transition to a new school is a significant change in both your students' and your lives. We will post specific details regarding our first day processes including where to drop your student off, busing procedures, how they will be connected with their classroom teacher and any other pertinent details early next week. Please know that we are focused on culture of care as we work through the fine details.

We have a phenomenal staff who are committed to ensuring your students have an outstanding year and we look forward to working with you.  Thank you for your patience.

 

2018 Kindergarten & Gr. 9 Orientation Programs

Panther Parents:  Your K-12 Community School believes that transitions matter and we are thrilled to extend a personal invitation to the following two orientation programs:

Attention Kindergarten Panther Parents

The dawn of a new school year is in sight and PECI is proud to invite you to our 2018 Kindergarten orientation on Wednesday, August 29th.  This will be a drop in format between 9:00 and 11:00 am and offer an opportunity to meet our staff, ask any questions that may be of concern and discuss any additional considerations you wish.

Construction crews are continuing to work hard preparing our new learning spaces and we are excited for the opportunities that these new environments will hold in store.  As a result, we will be meeting in our Library for the orientation session.  We will be hosting an elementary open house early in the school year to offer parents a chance to see the actual new classroom spaces.

We look forward to meeting you and creating new beginnings together.  Please reach out if you have any questions.  See you soon!

Attention Grade 9 Panthers & Parents

The 2018-19 school year is almost here and PECI is excited to invite you to our 2018 Grade 9 Panther orientation on Wednesday, August 29th from 9:00 to 11:00 am.  This is a great opportunity to meet new friends, receive a copy of your timetable, find your classes and locker and ask any questions that you may have before the big day arrives!

The program is led by students, for students and is a great opportunity to engage prior to busyness of the first day.

We look forward to meeting you and creating new beginnings together.  Please reach out if you have any questions.  See you soon!

2018 Yearbook Sales Continue Into June

The 2018 PECI Yearbook ordering blitz will continue into June.

To order your copy for $40.00, visit: www.ybpay.lifetouch.com. The PECI Yearook ID Code is : 13527318.

Prom 2018 - Online Photo Gallery

The graduating class of 2018 looked fabulous at Prom on Friday evening. The Gazebo Restaurant located at the Waupoos Winery were incredible hosts and provided a truly succulent meal. DJ Jason Ferguson of Definitive Entertainment Productions kept the party rockin' all evening and our Panthers shone.

All of the photos can be viewed in high resolution by visiting our Flickr site (click here).

A special thank you to all of our community members who came out for photos and to see the pride of Prince Edward County on their special night.

Spring 2018 FCA & Examination Schedule

PD. 1 - Tuesday, June 19th - 8:30 am (Shortened Pd. 2, 4 and 5 classes in the pm)

PD. 2 - Wednesday, June 20th - 8:30 am  (Shortened pd. 4 and 5 in the pm)

PD. 4 - Thursday, June 21st - 8:30 am

PD. 5 - Friday, June 22nd - 8:30 am

Please click here to access additional information for students and parents.

Venture Enrichment Program - 2018 Applications Due April 5th

All interested Grade 8 students and parents are reminded that applications to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute's Venture Enrichment Program are due Thursday, April 5th at 3:00 pm.

This academic enrichment program provides academically motivated students exciting learning opportunities to further the development of their global competencies.

A copy of the application is a available by clicking here.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact our coordinator if you have questions about this exciting and unique learning experience.

Venture - bringing like-minded & driven learners together and challenging them to extend their thinking further.

PECI Presents The Original Musical 'The Trouble With Gingerbread: A Hansel & Gretel Story'

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is proud to present this year's theatre production:

The Trouble With Gingerbread:  A Hansel & Gretel Story.

Public performances are:

March 2nd at 7:00 pm.

March 3rd at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

All shows are performed at PECI in Gym A.

Tickets are available at Books & Co. located in downtown Picton.

For questions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Gr. 12 Grad Photo Appointment Online Booking

Graduates:  Be sure to book your Grad Photo Appointment using Lifetouch's online tool by clicking here.

Grad photos will be taken at PECI Monday, February 20th through to the 26th.

Book your appointment today!  Contact our Lifetouch representative, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

REVISED Exam/Culminating Activity Schedule

 

REVISED EXAM/FCA SCHEDULE: 

Please note that because of bus cancellations on both Monday and Tuesday of this week, the exam schedule will be pushed forward one day.  Pd. 1 exams/FCA will now begin on Thursday, January 25th.  This will allow Wednesday, January 24th to be a regular instruction day for students with their teachers.

  Students and parents are invited to click here for important information related to semester's final culminating activities and examination schedule.

Gr. 9 Registration for Non-HPEDSB Students for the 2018-19 School Year

PECI welcomes ALL incoming Grade 9 Prince Edward County students from non-HPEDSB feeder schools. PECI has a rich tradition of providing outstanding learning opportunities for ALL County students including Sonrise Academy & St. Gregs- we are YOUR community school.

We want to ensure families have the best information to make the right choice for their students' important Grade 8 to 9 transition.  Please access our registration documents from the list below - both .pdf and .doc formats are provided.  Click on the link to download the files.

Grade 9 Course Descriptions

Grade 9 Registration Form for Non-HPEDSB Students (.pdf)

Grade 9 Registration Form for Non-HPEDSB Students (.doc)

Please feel free to contact our school's Guidance Department if you have questions or to schedule a personal appointment.  We look forward to working and learning with you!

 

Panthers Together Newsletter Vol. 1

Panther Families: Be sure to stay current with our progress as we transition to your K-12 Community School. The Panthers Together newsletter will be an ongoing communication from HPEDSB that will feature exciting updates as we continue to move forward with our consolidation process. Junior Panthers + Panthers = #BetterTogether

Volume 1:  http://www.hpedsb.on.ca/dfwp-content/uploads/2017/12/panthers_together_newsletter1_dec17.pdf

Planning Forward Clarification:  Elementary outdoor learning and play spaces currently being designed are part of the consolidation plan and will not be at additional expense.  Sketches will be shared in upcoming volumes of Panthers Together- stay tuned.  Please share this newsletter throughout your networks.

 #BetterTogether

The 2018 Transitions Program Is Ready To Kick Off!

PECI is proud to begin its Transition 2018 Program for ALL Grade 8 students in Prince Edward County. If you have questions about any of the exciting upcoming events, please contact the Guidance Department at PECI.

PECI is YOUR community school for ALL PEC students. Learning matters at PECI. Attending school in your own community allows students to spend more time learning & participating in extracurricular activities rather than riding a school bus unnecessary amounts of extra time.  

 

#TransitionsMatter #InspiringExcellence #YourCommunitySchool

 

Please click here to download our 2018 Transitions Program (pdf).