Rebuild of Parkcrest Elementary School (K-7) Opening - Fall of 2024

Parkcrest

The story of the rebuild of Parkcrest Elementary School capital project starts off with the tragic fire on September 5, 2019. At that time, Parkcrest Elementary students were relocated to George Hilliard, which had previously been the home of the Alternative Education Program for secondary students, TREC (Twin Rivers Education Centre) and Four Directions (Program of Choice for Aboriginal high school students). Bridges (Alternative Program for middle school students) was located at the former John Tod facility leased by the City of Kamloops for the Boys and Girls Club. These three programs (TREC, Four Directions, Bridges) are currently at Happyvale.
At the Regular Public Board Meeting on February 12, 2024, the Board supported the first day for students to attend the rebuilt Parkcrest Elementary School to be Tuesday, September 3, 2024.
SD73 would like to ensure everyone knows that as of Tuesday, June 11th, a new RFP for childcare (T24031) specific to the newly built Parkcrest Elementary is available on BC Bid. The RFP encompasses two rooms: Infant/Toddler and 3-5-year-old. The RFP is open from June 11 to August 9, 2024 (4pm). 
Milestones
Rebuild of Parkcrest Elementary School (K-7) - Join the Journey
2019
Sept. 23, 2019 - Minutes Thank you to the community for generous donations
Sept. 23, 2019 - Public Board Report Elementary Students Relocate to George Hillard and TREC Students Relocate to Happyvale  
Sept. 5, 2019 - Fire Tragic Fire
2020
Jun. 22, 2020 - Board Report 2021-2022 Capital Plan - Parkcrest is 1st priority
Jan. 13, 2020 - Board Report Fire incident reviewed                                           
2021
Jun. 22, 2021 - SD73 News
Students and staff did a virtual walk through the new school
April 21, 2021 Capital Engagement Committee established - reviewed and provided input on elements of the design of the school
Mar. 3, 2021 - SD73 News
Architect Announced - Station One Architects (formerly CHP Architects) of Chilliwack, BC was selected
Jan. 25, 2021 Request For Proposals for an architect made public

Jan. 25, 2021 - Ministry News Release

Ministry approval for the Parkcrest Elementary rebuild
2023
TimelineEvents
November 1, 2023 See the Build-in-Action
Front entrance - siding underway

Front entrance - siding underway

Parking lot - paving completed, landscaping underway

Parking lot - paving completed, landscaping underway

Typical classroom - west wing

Typical classroom - west wing - painting underway, flooring underway

Typical classroom - west wing

Typical classroom - west wing - painting underway, flooring underway

West wing hallway - painting underway

West wing hallway - painting underway

Playground installation almost complete

Playground installation almost complete - just waiting for the wood fiber installation

Playfield - sod is complete

Playfield - sod is complete

June 6, 2023

See the Build-in-Action

 North end of east hallway looking north

North end of east hallway looking north.

Status: Interior steel studs well underway

 Main entrance Main entrance.

Status: Mechanical and electrical rough-in underway

 NLC space looking east NLC space looking east.

Status: Interior steel studs well underway

 Typical classroom

Typical classroom. 

Status: Interior steel studs well underway

 Looking at field from gym roof Looking at field from gym roof. 

Status: Site - stripping of existing grass complete

 Gym Gym. 

Status: Roofing - complete except for the gym

April 3, 2023 See the Build-in-Action

West classroom block. 

Status: Structural steel complete

NLC area. 

Status: Mechanical and electrical underground rough in - complete

Gym. 

Status: Exterior framing and sheathing - 50% complete

North side of west wing. 

Status: Slabs - 20% complete

West side of north wing. 

Status: Roofing - 70% complete

Milestones - Join the Journey 2024

Rebuild of Parkcrest Elementary School (K-7) - Build-in-Action
TimelineEvents
February 12, 2024 - Public Board Report At the Regular Public Board Meeting on February 12, 2024, the Board supported the first day for students to attend the rebuilt Parkcrest Elementary School to be Tuesday, September 3, 2024.
January 31, 2024 See the Build-in-Action
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Special Education room looking towards outside wall

Image 02

Gymnasium looking towards north wall

Image 03

Gymnasium looking at ceiling towards southeast corner of gym

Image 04

Looking down west corridor from office area

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Typical classroom looking towards outside wall

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Typical classroom looking toward hallway wall

Image 07

Library looking south to outside wall

Image 08

Front entry area looking at library

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