Lots to cover in this issue, so read on!
Here are the highlights:
Our Annual Parent Priorities Survey is open for your feedback
Please click on this link and take a few minutes to let us know what you want PAC to focus on this year https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LRVDHRZ The survey will only remain open until Tuesday at 5pm, so please hop online to complete it soon.
Still seeking nominees for Secretary and Vice Chair
We have nominees for all other key PAC Executive positions, but still are looking for people to put themselves forward for the Secretary and Vice Chair roles. Please email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be considered. Being in a leadership role on PAC is incredibly rewarding, so please reach out to take advantage of this opportunity to work with an amazing team of people and do great things for our school. If you have questions, please call Andrea at 778-833-4168 and she will be happy to answer them. If you have already put yourself forward for a position, please be sure to attend our meeting on Wednesday so that you are present for the vote to confirm our new Executive team.
PAC Annual General Meeting - Wednesday Oct 9th at 6:30pm in the Library (free childcare provided)
Come out to hear about the plans for the coming year, to vote for your new PAC Executive, and to meet some new people. Of course our Principal and Vice Principal are always there to answer your questions. Stay tuned on Monday as we will be sending out our new bylaws for you to review prior to Wednesdays meeting if you wish to vote on adopting them. Updating the bylaws has been a huge job that Leanne Dospital has taken on over the past year. Our bylaws had not been updated in years and the only copy we had was a .pdf from 2016 that was covered with yellow highlights and handwriting! A huge thank you to Leanne for helping us to dot our "i"s and cross our "t"s and putting this essential document back in place!
Early literacy team is seeking parent volunteers
We are seeking volunteers to read one-on-one and with small groups of children. A teacher will provide training and all sessions will occur within the classroom or in a quieter teaching space with a teacher supervising. We are looking forward to your support in helping our kids become strong readers and writers! Please contact Danielle at the school (604-713-5055) or via email: email@example.com
Purdy’s & Poinsettias
These campaigns will kickoff October 15 and close November 15 – order pick up will be at the Roberts Holiday Market on November 28th.Volunteers still needed - volunteersignup.org/33CER – especially for the Street Team!
Funky Friday Pizza Lunch!
Sign up details still to come, but the dates are locked in - Nov 15 - Dec 13 - Jan 17
Volunteer sign up https://volunteersignup.org/PFW8H
LunchLab starts next week!
Adult Volunteers still needed - https://volunteersignup.org/CH99Q
Bike, walk, and roll to school is coming up on October 21-25
We are planning on some exciting activities. Watch for a volunteer sign up next week for some morning sessions from 8:30-9:15 am to cheer on those who are walking and cycling to school. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Division Rep Meeting at 6pm this Wednesday before PAC General Meeting in Library
We are excited to announce that already 17 divisions have had parents step up to be Division Reps this year. Division Reps collect the class contact information and use it to connect the parents/guardians. Some examples of how divisions connect last year include: Sharing about field trip and school supplies, reminders about school fees or other items to bring to school, arranging hangouts for the kids, organizing trick or treating, gathering in-kind supplies for the class and sharing photos from field trips. A big shout out, and thank you, to those who have signed up to be reps. The jobs is surprisingly fulfilling and can take as much or as little time as you have to give it. Check who you division rep is in the list at the bottom of this email!
Students will be coming home with sign up sheets for their divisions soon. Please fill out these sheets and return them to your teacher. Reps will collect these and connect with their classes.Those curious about the program, and those who have signed up, are invited to join Vice-Chair Ian Rowe at 6pm Wednesday Oct 9th in the library (right before the PAC general meeting) to ask questions and share.
Division Rep List
(We still need Reps for all divisions in bold. If this is your child's class, come to the above meeting to learn more or contact Ian at email@example.com for more info.)