Graduation 2020

Greetings PACeS!

PACeS Staff and Graduating Class of 2020 would like to invite you to watch the graduation ceremony live on YouTube this Sunday, June 7th, 2020, at 2 p.m. MST.

You can watch the livestream by clicking here.

Parent Help Line

Alberta Education has instituted a help line and email for parents of students, particularly those with disabilities, during COVID-19 and at-home learning.

The line is 780-422-6548 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000, followed by the 10-digit phone number) or via email at: studentsupport@gov.ab.ca.

Even with the excellent work being done by teachers and school divisions supporting the learning and inclusion of students with disabilities, we know that the changes in how education is being delivered is affecting students differently. For families of students with disabilities, there may be questions about their child’s program now that the traditional delivery process has changed.

Alberta Education has established the help line and email to assist families with their questions and connect them to their boards where appropriate. This could include key members of the school district (teacher, principal, school district leadership, school board) to find collaborative solutions to meeting their child’s learning needs at home.

The Parent Help Line will be answered Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. to – 4:30 p.m.

I encourage you to provide this information to the parents of your students as you see fit.

Sincerely,

Adriana LaGrange

Minister of Education

No Classes Monday May 11th – A Note from our Education Director

Dear Alberta Conference School Families,

I pray this communication finds you healthy and safe.  Thank you for being our partners in education during this extremely difficult time.  We acknowledge that as parents and caregivers you are under an unusual amount of pressure and stress.  No one (myself included) was given a manual as to how to parent or how to assist in your child’s learning during a pandemic.  If you have one, we’d love to read it!
 
The manual we do have, however, is the Bible.  During this COVID-19 time, I am reminded of the story where Jesus and His disciples are a boat, in the middle of the sea,  in the midst of a storm.  Mark 4:39 states,  “And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.”   
 
The Alberta Conference schools will be taking a day to follow this command.  A day of health, wellness and spiritual rejuvenation. There will be no classes on Monday, May 11, and instead, we ask families to enjoy a day to stop. To be at peace. To be still.  Please take this day to enjoy your family, to spend some extra time with God, to take a break from Zoom and computers…  
 
May we each stay connected during this time to the One who brings us peace.
 
Blessings and most sincerely,
Ronda Ziakris

Regular Classes Continuing

Hello PACeS Families,

Student learning in Alberta is to continue, while Alberta Schools are closed. I want to confirm with you that PACeS is continuing with its regular program and schedule.

As always, we are committed to working with you to meet the needs of your family, especially during this time.

Blessings,
Heidi Morehouse

 

 

BlendED Conference

While PACeS students are enjoying a couple of days off (or maybe even  working  on homework!) the teachers have been studying and learning at the BlendED 2019 conference. We’ve been learning lots, and working together on new ways we can help our students learn and grow.

Have a great Sabbath, and we’ll see you on Monday!