Saturday, May 7, 2016

2016 Wild & Wacky Walkathon

Our second annual Wild & Wacky Walkathon was a huge success! Students collected over $10,000 in pledges and walked their hearts out on Friday, May 6th, dressed in their wildest and wackiest outfits.

Fundraising incentive prizes this year included wacky colour-changing water bottles, gift cards for Spiral Cafe, passes for Esquimalt Recreation, market bucks for the Esquimalt Farmers Market, Vic West Elementary t-shirts and movie passes for Cineplex. There was also a grand prize of a 1-year family membership to the Royal BC Museum.

The wackiest class competition, as judged by former Vic West custodian Daryl, was another tie again this year - Mr. Kennedy's class and Ms. Prince's class walked away with the wacky gold trophy to share between their classrooms.

The pizza party lunch prize goes to the class that raised the most money, and this year that prize went to Ms. Gerber's class. They'll be enjoying a lunch from Hot House Pizza in Westside Village.

The student that raised the most money brought in over $600, and it was a touching moment in the walkathon assembly when he stood up proudly as the whole school applauded his achievement.

Congratulations, everyone, and thank you to all our volunteers who helped make this year's walkathon such a huge success!

Here are some fun photos from the event:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Family Movie Night - Inside Out

The PAC's next FREE family movie night is Thursday, February 25th at 6 p.m. Come see Inside Out in the school gym with other school families. Parent volunteers will be selling popcorn, juice and other snacks. Come in your jammies if you wish, and bring pillows and a blanket to get comfy. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

See you there!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Parents Come Together for First-Aid Education

Parents from Vic West and Macaulay came together for a fun and informative session with Alert First-Aid Thursday night in our school library. The group learned about how to help someone who is choking, how to perform CPR, how to use an EpiPen and more. The session was free for parents to attend and child care was provided in the gym.
A big thank you to Macaulay PAC for co-presenting this event with Vic West PAC! It was wonderful to make some new connections in our community.
If you have an idea for a future parent education session, please let PAC volunteers know:

Monday, November 16, 2015

Recycle all of your used markers!

We ALL have used-up markers lying around - and now we don't have to throw them away! Vic West Elementary parent Sarah Holloway has started the ColorCycle program, through Crayola. Bring your used markers (or send them with your kids) to the office and pop them in the basket. Once full, a box will be sent in to Crayola, where the markers will be recycled into clean fuel to be used in vehicles, for heating and for cooking. A new box will then appear in the office to be filled. How cool is that?!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Book Fair Success!

The recent Scholastic Book Fair raised $1300 for the school! Huge thanks go out to Brianna Perry for all her hard work coordinating the book fair with staff lead Ramy Gerber. We know it's a lot of work to organize, set up and find all the volunteers, so hats off to you! And thank you again so much to everyone who stepped up and volunteered - looking forward to the April Book Fair!