Letter Dated August 18th

August 18, 2009

Dear PBS Family and Friends,

It has been a tremendous summer, I am sure you would agree. I think this has been the best summer that we have ever had as a church. The church has been packed on Sundays and Thursdays, great crowds are going out on Tuesday soul winning, as we have went to East LA. We are looking forward to a great 21st Anniversary service in just a few days, and we have about 25 new students enrolled in PBS.

Please take note of a few UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITES:

Saturday, August 15th First payment for school is due

Sunday, August 30th Church Anniversary

Tuesday, September 1st Parent Orientation @ 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 2nd First day of school (Half Day)

Monday, September 7th Labor Day – No School

Monday, September 21st Back to School Night & Candy Sale Begins

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Parents,  in an attempt to protect the hearts and the minds of our children and teens we have a new, but very important, rule in the school.  Actually, it is simply adding to an old rule.  We have always outlawed MySpace.com, but we now are outlawing all Social Networking sites (such as Twitter, Facebook, Friendster, Xanga, Hi-Five, Yahoo Profile, MYSpace, and the 150 others) for PBS students.

We have had this rule in the college for a while and now with the grave dangers that have surfaced in recent days, we are extending it to our younger students.

If you missed the message preached a few weeks ago on the Thursday evening service, please be sure that you listen to the message.

Pastor asked me to preach and teach our church family (we had the children and teens leave the service) about the dangers of Twitter and Facebook.  We have a handful of students who have found their way on these sites, and some have been hurt rather than helped.

We realize that many of our good people have good clean sites, and for this, we commend them, but for the young people it is a great danger!

In addition, I wanted to remind you of two more rules that are new for the upcoming school year, which we have referred to in the past.  First, the sixth graders will no longer be required to wear the Grade School uniforms; they are being considered JH students beginning this Fall semester and will dress according to JH & HS standards (see below):

Girls

Chapel and Non-Chapel Days

  • Black uniform skirt and a red or black blouse
  • Black dress shoes (must have closed front and back) with nylons

Thursday

  • Church clothes

Boys

Chapel Days

  • Church dress clothes
  • Dress shoes with colored socks

Non-Chapel Days

  • Black dress pants, red or black polo shirt (short sleeve)
  • Black dress shoes with black socks

Thursday

  • Church dress clothes dress shoes with colored socks

Along with the dress code change, we have one other change to mention.  Beginning this September, students will not be allowed to bring cell phones on campus at all. This includes turning the cell phone into the office. As a school, we feel this would be best for all in the end. The first two offenses the cell phone will be confiscated and the parents will have to pick it up from the office. On the third offense, the student will be suspended from school. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we are doing our best to keep the technologies of the day from hindering what we are trying, with God’s help, to accomplish. We are sure you understand. Should you have any questions feel free to see me.

Sincerely in Christ,
Bro. Esposito
PBS Principal

1st Day of School

The first day of school for the 2009-2010 school year is Wednesday, September 2nd. Make sure that you are ready. Here is a helpful checklist to help you get ready.

  1. Register with the school office (see resource page for packet)
  2. Buy supplies (high school only)
  3. Get uniform (see resource page for information)

New Website

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. There is more to the website then just a new look. We have added more resources that should be a great help to you. The most exciting part I like about the website is the news section. If you’ve ever missed an announcement or lost a letter, then you will love this. Items that will be posted include last minute announcements, changes, updates, and letters of correspondence. Just about anything that comes out of the school office will be posted here for later reference. The Academic calendar and the Lunch calendar are also available here, for future planning purposes. Our hope is that this website will supply you with all the information that you will need to know exactly what is going on and when and what you can do about it. If you think something else should be added, please let us know.