Grad Info

April 2020

Dear Class of 2020:

We miss you and the joy you bring to our school community. We know what an important year it is for you and your families. We are confident that you may have questions and are experiencing a variety of emotions. It is our hope to alleviate some of the stress that you may be feeling. We are here to walk alongside of you during this time, so please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions. As always, we are here to support you as you prepare for graduation and life post high school.

Miss Griffin and I have reviewed each term 2 report card and know who is in a position to graduate and who may require additional supports. Additionally, we are collaborating with your teachers on an on-going basis to determine expectations as we move forward in the school year. Miss Griffin will reach out either by email or phone call to connect with you if you are missing something for graduation and discuss a potential plan. Your teachers will reach out to you to share the continuity of learning plans for your specific classes. They will provide you with information on assessment as well.

As for prom, dry grad and our commencement ceremony, we look forward to celebrating this important milestone with you. As these are unique circumstances, we may have to reschedule some of the planned events. The Provincial Health Officer ban of gatherings of more that 50 people is in effect to the end of May. Events scheduled after May 30 will be evaluated once PHO direction is received. This extends to Grad ceremonies as well.   We truly hope that with everyone doing their part to flatten the curve, that we will be able to have our commencement ceremony in June as planned. We will reach out to the parent prom committee and Swan-e-set to discuss potential options.

Over the past two weeks you should have received an email from Ms. VanNuys and Miss Griffin regarding a change in the requirements for successful completion of CLC/Capstone.  Under the present circumstances, we could not continue with Capstone as planned.  Please check the CLC website for specific instructions.  Feel free to email Ms. VanNuys or Miss Griffin if you need assistance.

For those of you planning to attend post-secondary in September, if any assistance is needed to submit transcripts or with your BCeID, please contact Miss Griffin. And even though the application deadline for SD 42 Scholarships has passed, there are still scholarships available.  Check the financial aid site of those post-secondary institutions you have submitted applications.  Additionally, please check the CLC website under the Scholarship tab for ‘More Scholarships Here’ database.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We are here to support you.

We are in this together,

Ms. Schwarz, Miss Griffin

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To view Everything You Need to Know version 5 CLICK HERE

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2020 Pitt Grad Parent Committee Executive:

Asher Steed, Chair, Pitt 2020 Grad Committee

Laura Clarke and Fiona Pardy, Co-chairs, Prom Committee

Melanie Pollard and Michelle Rebaulkin, Co-chairs, Dry Grad Committee

Paula Bawa, Treasurer

Zabrina Braithwaite-Kelso, Fundraising

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Grad Portraits

Grade 12’s you can now register online to book your grad portrait sitting.  Dates available are November 12, 13 & 14 with sessions going until 9pm. A session is 12 minutes so if you wish photos with friends, you will need to book an additional sitting.

Should you wish proofs mailed to your home, you will need to pay a $20 sit fee. If you are not interested in seeing the proofs, there is no charge and your portrait will be included in the yearbook and composite.

To book visit www.mountainwest.ca.

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Grad 2020 Update #3 – November 5, 2019

Dear Grade 12 students and parents,

It’s been a busy few weeks with fundraising and grad planning and the Grad 2020 committee would like to provide an update.  Attached with this notice is Version 3 of the ‘Everything you need to know’ document.

**Important note**: if you haven’t yet, please book your Grad photo sitting!! The sittings are on November 12, 13 and 14 and can be booked at www.mountainwest.ca. Spots are still available.

Budget Update:

Grad Deposit:  Thank you to everyone that has paid the $100 grad deposit.  Over half of our 177 grads have made the deposit!! This helps us immensely with budget planning and preparations for the prom and dry grad.  If you haven’t paid yet, you can still do this through the portal, or in the office with a cheque to PMSS or cash. Also, if you would like to arrange a payment plan to stagger payments, let us know at pittgrad2020@gmail.com and we can set that up.

Fundraising Summary:  We have a goal for $20,000 in fundraising to offset costs of dry grad to the families.  So far, we are about 1/3 of the way there at over $6,000!! Let’s keep up the momentum to reach and exceed our goal.  Thanks to everyone who’s helping out to make this happen!!

  • Bottle Drive October 19:  We had a great turnout for the bottle drive.  A huge thank you to the grads and parents that braved the cold and wet and contributed to our success!!  Overall we cleared $2,400.00. Well done everyone!!
  • Pub Night November 2:  Thanks to everyone who helped to make this an amazing night and successful fundraiser!!  We had awesome donations and a great turnout.  All tolled, we raised just over $4,400.00.
  • Grad Hoodies: We had incredible interest in grad wear!! Orders are currently being processed and updates to be provided on estimated arrival once available.  A portion of the sales will go towards our Dry Grad fund.
  • Soup Fundraiser:  Order deadline was November 1 and are currently being processed. Delivery dates to be confirmed as available.
  • Krispy Kreme Donuts November 7:  We’ll be selling donuts for cash during Student led conferences.  Thanks to the grad volunteers for helping out with this!  Be sure to stop by and pick up your box!
  • Neufeld’s Orders due November 14: The order forms are now on the portal and hard copies available in the office.  Get the word out and have your orders in by November 14.  Order pick-up is November 27, 3PM @ PMSS

Key dates coming up – refer to the ‘Everything you need to know version 3’ document for the full list

November 7: Student Led Conferences

November 12, 13, 14: Grad Photos – see above or https://secondary.sd42.ca/pmss/grad-portraits/ for more info

December 4: Winter Formal – Tickets available soon – listen and watch for an update in the Announcements

January 25: Parents Dance at Old Rec Hall, with Live Music – Tickets available later in November

Other useful information:

Bottle Returns Fundraising  We have a Grad 2020 account at Meadows Return-It Centre (Account number 105).  This will be effective until May 2020 so save those bottles and cash them in to help out the Grads!!!

Stay Engaged
– Please ensure you are signed up on Parent Portal ( https://parents.sd42.ca/Parents/ParentLoginPage.aspx )
– Provide your email to pittgrad2020@gmail.com to receive updates
– Visit the Grad website at https://pmssgrads.wordpress.com
– Join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/pittmeadows.grad

If you have any questions and/or suggestions, please reach out with an email to pittgrad2020@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

The 2020 Pitt Grad Parent Executive

Asher Steed, Chair, Pitt 2020 Grad Committee

Laura Clarke and Fiona Pardy, Co-chairs, Prom Committee

Melanie Pollard and Michelle Rebalkin, Co-chairs, Dry Grad Committee

Paula Bawa, Treasurer

Zabrina Braithwaite-Kelso, Fundraising