December 2015 Update:

While we only had three short weeks to work with, December was one of our most active months of school year. During this period our students continued their academic growth in each of their classes while preparing for PCI’s end of semester play, A Midwinter Night’s Dream. In addition, all the teachers began preparing their review materials of topics covered throughout the semester, as final examinations will take place in the last week of the January. Finally, administration has been building next semester’s schedule and calendar.

We know that next semester will be equally as successful as the first and we thank you for your support; it makes a huge difference to all of us.  We hope you had happy holidays and a great New Year!

A Midwinter Night’s Dream:

This December we were treated to an amazing send-off by the students and teachers of PCI: the PCI Winter Production, A Midwinter Night’s Dream. The play could not have turned out better and we are very proud of everyone who was a part of it. The students were presented a play with easier dialogue, yet, they still chose the more challenging play (probably because of their Language Arts course) and they exceeded all expectations— students who learned English two years ago were now speaking Shakespearian English!

The play utilized and unified all of PCI; the students had to rely on the teachers and each other; the teachers had to trust the students and take on different roles in the play; administration had to support the staff and accept help from the parents; the parents had to respond to the constant requests from their children and the administration!  These are big asks, but they were all completed with smiles and good cheer… and all that work and support resulted in a really joyous communal event that has made PCI a much closer-knit family.

The play utilized and unified all of PCI; the students had to rely on the teachers and each other; the teachers had to trust the students and take on different roles in the play; administration had to support the staff and accept help from the parents; the parents had to respond to the constant requests from their children and the administration!  These are big asks, but they were all completed with smiles and good cheer… and all that work and support resulted in a really joyous communal event that has made PCI a much closer-knit family. 

Thank you so much for the turn out and for the donations! The Production generated Q4,563.00 that will go directly into the student’s field trip fund for this upcoming semester.

This production would not have been possible without input from all of you, but especially the following people: David McKenzie, Carlos Aguilar, Jenni Lang, Lloyd Monroe, PCI parents, Scott Delapp, John van Lente, Lori Legator, Mike Toppel, Randy Chambers, PCI faculty and students.

Final Examinations and Parent-Student Conferences:

Please be aware that upon returning from their winter vacation, PCI students will have three weeks before their final exams that will take place from the 25th -27th of January. PCI will then host parents on the 28th and 29th of January for the Parent-Student Conferences. In these conferences, each student will present to his or her parent(s) information about each class and explore their grades with their teachers.

Sicknesses and Disease Prevention:

PCI, like any other school, has experienced a relatively high amount of sicknesses afflicting our students compared to the general population. While most of these sicknesses have been minor infections, others have been more serious. We would like to remind you that it is better that a sick student remain at home until he or she feels better, thus reducing the risk of spreading the disease. Moreover, we encourage healthy hygiene habits at home and at school that could prevent sicknesses. These include:

  • Hair washing
  • Skin care
  • Oral hygiene
  • Underarm care
  • Handwashing
  • Nail clipping
  • Feminine care