Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Buy Mabel's Labels and support the Vic West PAC

Support Our Fundraiser!

As a way to target the problem of lost belongings and a large lost and found closet, Victoria West Elementary PAC is fundraising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types of labels that are colourful, indestructible, easy-to-use and fun!

Iron-Ons, Stickies, Bag Tags, Allergy Alert labels & more! Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, initials - whatever you choose. Cool icons help even little ones identify their own belongings. Dishwasher, microwave, laundry & kid tested! Dispatched within 24 hours!

Click on the Mabel's Label's graphic above to place your order and make sure to indicate that you are placing your order through the Victoria West Elementary School fundraiser!

About Mabel’s Labels!

"We are moms who were frustrated by the amount of stuff that left our houses, never to return. After lots of research and testing we created the perfect fun, durable labels for the stuff kids lose!

Our sticky labels and clothing labels, which are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe, are not only practical, but also designed to be very special to each child. The labels are customized with a child’s name, favourite mix of colours and an icon (animal, symbol, etc.). We have also expanded our product line to include personalized stationery products, ID wristbands and household labels.

We strive to continuously design innovative labels for babies, kids and grown-ups alike. You’ll be amazed at what you can label!"

Monday, April 15, 2013

MS Walk fundraising success!

Thank you to all Victoria West Elementary students, staff and families who came together to raise $200 for the Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Sunday, April 14th. Every contribution mattered. An extra special thank you to Eden Forbes who donated $55 of her birthday money to her friend and classmate, Cole Rant, who was raising money and doing the walk for his grandmother, Barri Ann, who was a former student of Vic West and whose journey with MS sadly came to an end this past February. 

And who's that with the pink hair?! A big shout out to school principal, Mr. Cardle, who kept his word and dyed his hair a lovely shade of pink to celebrate reaching the fundraising goal. The promise was a great motivator for the students to get those loonies and toonies donated.

Vic West is Best!

Monk Office School Supply Fundraiser

Save time! Save money! Raise funds for your child’s school!

April 15, 2013

Dear Vic West Parents/Caregivers,

The VW PAC is offering you the opportunity to get your school supplies for next year. They will be hand delivered to the school in June. Imagine, when August rolls around, instead of going all over town to get the right school supplies, you can just open your box of pre-packaged supplies (that you picked up at the school at the end of June) and send your child to school with them!

Here is how it works: you look over the order form you received in your child's backpack, (which is based on what grade your child will be in next year), decide on what you want to purchase, and write a cheque for the supplies. Cheques are to be made payable to Monk Office.  Have your child hand in the form, with the cheque attached, to their teacher by Friday, May 3rd.

** Please make sure to include your phone number and email address on the order form so that we can contact you when the supplies have arrived, which will be around June 18th.

If you have any questions, please email us at

Your Parent Advisory Council
Victoria West Elementary School

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Win a Samsung Galaxy tablet!

The PAC is announcing an exciting new raffle! First prize is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (valued at $200), and second prize is a $100 gift Monk Office gift certificate. These raffle prizes are being generously donated to our PAC by Monk Office. Tickets will be on sale for $1 per ticket at all PAC-organized or participated events for the remainder of the 2012/2013 school year. Upcoming opportunities to buy tickets include:

Bottle drive on Friday, April 5th at 8:15-9 a.m. (in the courtyard)
General PAC meeting on Wednesday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. (staff room)
Parent Education Night on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. (in the library)
Movie night on Thursday, April 19th at 6 p.m. (in the gym)
and many more...

So gather your loonies and toonies and try your luck at winning these amazing prizes!