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!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thank you, Finn & Izzy!

A huge, heartfelt thank you to our friends at Finn & Izzy for their generous donation to our Parent Advisory Council. The popular children's store has sent the Victoria West Elementary PAC a cheque in the amount of $445 as part of their Give 'Back to School' a New Meaning Project. With every pair of regular priced shoes that Finn & Izzy sells at a value of $40 and up, they give $5 to the school chosen by the customer from a list of 20 selected schools in the Greater Victoria area.

Thank you, Finn & Izzy, for modelling such generous business spirit in our community!

To find out more about the Give 'Back to School' a New Meaning Project, visit the Finn & Izzy website.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Thrifty Smile Card Program has started!

We are once again in the Thrifty Foods Smile Card program and it is UP AND READY TO GO. Load up your smile cards beforehand, then use them to pay for your groceries, and 5% comes to our wonderful school via the PAC. Grab a card from the office if you need one and keep in mind,  this is good at ANY Thrifty's location on the island, so share widely with your friends and family and we can support our school doing something we would do anyway! Easy-peasy! 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Playground Survey 2015

Thank you to all those that gave input into the recent playground survey. 

Here are the compiled results and feedback that will be used as a foundation for ongoing development towards the new playground in the back field.

Vic West Elementary Playground Survey 2015