School Mission Statement
At FCCS, children, parents, staff and community promote a safe environment where learning is valued. Together, through respect and encouragement, we work creatively to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for tomorrow.
Approx. twice a month throughout the year, a School Newsletter is sent home to parents. This Newsletter provides a wide assortment of information regarding School, class and PAC activities, upcoming events, programs offered at the School and an updated calendar of events is provided on the back. It is important that you read the Newsletter as it contains valuable information regarding your child/ren.
School Planning Council (SPC)
Each year in October, every School in the Province must elect a School Planning Council. The role of the School Planning Council is to assist in the annual preparation of the School Growth Plan and to assist the Principal in monitoring the effective implementation of the Plan. School Planning Councils are to be comprised of the Principal, a Teacher, three parent volunteers, one being a member of the School’s PAC Executive, and a parent alternate.
Parental Advisory Council (PAC)
The School Act gives parents the right, through PACs, to assume an advisory role in every school. PAC is the officially recognized collective voice of parents/guardians of their school. A PAC, through its elected officers, may advise the School Board, the Principal and staff of the School respecting any matter relating to the School. All parents/guardians of students registered in the School are automatically voting members of the PAC.
District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC)
The District Parent Advisory Council of School District #69 is the recognized representative for the collective voice of parents in our School District. DPAC’s purpose is to support, encourage and improve all schools and school programs in School District #69 and to ensure that public education serves the best interests of all students. For more information regarding DPAC or if you would like to volunteer as a DPAC Representative for FCCS, please contact one of the PAC Executive members.
Cool Creeker Assembly
The last Friday of each month we hold a Cool Creeker Assembly. During the Assembly, a select number of students chosen from each class are recognized for various contributions/accomplishments they have done. The students are selected each month by their teacher. Their pictures are taken and they are placed on our Cool Creeker Boards in the School hallway. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.
Students who are witnessed by teachers or noon-hour supervisors providing a good deed, whether it is picking up litter, helping an injured student or exhibiting some other act of kindness, receive a Gotcha ticket to enter in a daily and weekly draw. Daily Gotcha winners receive a prize. The weekly winners can receive an assortment of items.
Hot Lunch Program
A hot lunch program is offered by our PAC. Hot lunch day is Friday and order forms are sent home on a monthly basis. Some of the menu items include, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, grilled cheese sandwiches and Pizza Hut. Usually salad or cut up veggies and dip are included. Additional forms are available at the School Office.
Every Wednesday at Recess our PAC holds Popcorn Day. Popcorn is $0.50.
Occasionally throughout the year a Movie Night is sponsored by PAC at FCCS, usually on a Friday evening. The Movie begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 7:30 p.m. Popcorn and juice is included in the cover. Children must be signed-in by a parent/guardian and a telephone number provided for emergency purposes. Children 5 years and younger must be accompanied at the Movie by a parent/guardian
PAC Sponsored Activities
Periodically throughout the year our PAC holds various lunchtime activities. Previous activities have included a Sock Hop, Green Day for St. Patrick’s Day, a planting activity for Earth Day, Crazy Hat Day, etc. Information about upcoming events are placed in our School Newsletter. If you have any ideas for future activities or would like to volunteer your help with an activity, please contact one of our PAC Executive members.
ACES (Arrowsmith Community Enhancement Society)
ACES is a non-profit society, formed to support and unite the many community minded individuals, groups and organizations within the Arrowsmith Community (Area F). The purpose of ACES is to enhance the “quality of life” for all community members. Committees include: Health & Wellness, Community Safety, Business & Economics Development, Child, Youth & Family Services, Special Events, etc. ACES has also adopted the Community Education philosophy and the Community School Model. For more information regarding ACES, how to become an ACES member or to volunteer your talent, please contact our Community School Coordinator
If you would like to volunteer, either as a PAC Executive Member, Committee Member or for specific activities throughout the year, please contact one of our PAC Executive members. A volunteer list is kept of parents/guardians who would like to help out when needed for activities throughout the year.