Monday, February 26, 2018


 



Do you have a student in grade 5 at Vic West? The following is from fellow Vic West parent, Mark Crocker. Sounds like a wonderful learning experience!

NEW HOPE SCHOOLS IS BUILDING STOVES WITH GRADE FIVE KIDS AT VWES
It is hard for us to truly imagine what it would be like to cook over an open fire every day. To not have access to simple clean cooking options. But for families in Haiti it is a different story:
- Millions of people spend hours every single day to cook a meal for their kids
- Women walk for hours to find the fuel.
- People spend hours to cook a meal
- Kids get burned by the open flames
- Families breathe the smoke day after day
Mark Crocker fro New Hope Schools Society is here this week to show our grade five classes a simple stove design that is making a big difference in Haiti.

On Tuesday Feb 27, Mark will work with the students to help them understand the problem of smoke as well as participate in building a smokeless stove together. Students will participate in building a stove together.

For more information, please go to newhopeschools.com or contact Mark at 778 995 5505 (or stop him and say hi when he drops off his daughter in the morning). More info here: https://www.facebook.com/newhopeschoolssociety/

New Hope Schools Society exists to relieve poverty in developing nations by teaching sustainable improvements for the basic necessities of life, including food, clean water, health, security and shelter to individuals or families who are in need; and to educate the public about poverty and effective development

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Don't forget - our next Family Games Night is coming up on March 9th!  Our last games night was incredibly successful and so much fun!  The fine folks at Interactivity Board Game Cafe will be back again and there will be a wide selection of games for kids of all ages.  We hope to see lots of you there and thank you for supporting Vic West PAC.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Hey everyone,

At our upcoming meeting, our draft by-laws will be available again for review and discussion. These by-laws will guide your PAC in the future, and serve as a framework for what the PAC does for the students and families of Vic West Elementary.

Although our new by-laws are drafted based on standard by-laws provided by VCPAC, we have opportunities now to construct by-laws that are progressive and will serve our community well in the future.

A good example of this is how we will structure voting in the future.

VOTING

OPTION 1. Each family unit including one or more students registered at Victoria West Elementary School shall have one (1) vote at a PAC General Meeting. Additional family members (beyond one (1)) attending the meeting, or additional students enrolled in the school (beyond one (1)), do not allow for additional votes for any family unit.

OR

OPTION 2. Each voting member shall have one (1) vote at a PAC General Meeting.

The second option is the one in current use, but the VCPAC is hoping that as PAC’s move forward they will begin to change to option 2. We see this as a good opportunity to “future proof” our new by-laws. It is however a pretty big change, and we would love to have as many PAC members out as possible to discuss these possible new by-laws.

The full draft of the by-laws is in the “meetings” tab at the top of this page. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Paxton Grill
Chair - Vic West Elementary PAC

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Family Games Night

Join the Vic West PAC for a fun Family Games Night on November 23, 2017, from 6:30-8:00pm  facilitated by the Interactivity Board Game Cafe. Bring your coins for the dime concession. Free popcorn and door prizes. See you in the gym!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Happy September!
We hope you each had a summer filled with fun, friends and family!
We're looking forward to seeing you at school!
School starts:
Grades 1 - 5
Tuesday, September 5 from 9am - 11:30
 For more information, check out the school's website: vicwest@sd61.bc.ca
There is information on the first page, under September 2017. Click: read more for information.