The PJ PAC would like to invite you to join us for a virtual meeting on January 18th from 9:30-11am. What’s on deck, you ask? Updates on what is happening at the school, upcoming events, a riveting (and brief) review of the financials and news from Mme. Zielinski. Looking for more? We are not done! Mme. Zielinski will also be sharing the meaning behind our upcoming Carnival celebrations. Have your children come home speaking about Bonhomme and you have wondered who that was? Do you cook crepes for crepe day but have not understood why? Join us to find out more!
It’s time to scour your house for those pre-loved items that are ready for a new home because Santa’s Workshop is back, and donations are being accepted starting Monday, November 28th. Every morning until December 9 you can bring your gently used donations to the outside gym door at the southwest corner of PJ (beside the portables). For more information about Santa’s Workshop, and what types of items we are looking for visit the event information page.
Join us on November 22nd at 7:00pm in the PJ library for an in-person PAC meeting.
The PAC Executive have planned a fun-filled evening complete with event updates, the latest news from Mme. Zielinski and then will cap the evening off with a presentation by Michelle Metcalfe and PJ Teacher Ilona Barran on Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS). TPRS is a powerful and engaging second language acquisition methodology that uses highly interactive, contextualized, personalized and compelling stories to develop authentic language acquisition. Through the co-creation of class stories, dramatization, music and reading, learners acquire language in a natural way and in a stress-free immersion-like environment that promotes risk-taking and authentic communication. Michelle Metcalfe is a well-known TPRS teacher, presenter, trainer and coach. She has presented, coached, and trained teachers in TPRS and Comprehensible Input based methodologies throughout BC as well as in the US and elsewhere in Canada. Michelle and Ilona will introduce us to the research that supports the TPRS methodology followed by a quick demonstration of how TPRS works.
We will also have a few sweet treats and some non-alcoholic beverages for those who want to stay and mingle after our speaker wraps up at 8:30pm.